What does Trump’s order mean for US veterans serving at the Karshi-Khanabad military base? By Zabihullo Saipov Candidate of Political Science, Independent Researcher Original Article Link Between 2001 and 2005, Uzbekistan contracted 75 percent of the 15,777 U.S. servicemen recruited from the air, water, and land to participate in the Afghan counterterrorism campaign, or 11,832,…

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Master Sergeant Stuart Binger died on January 8, 2007. He left behind his wife Carol, two sisters (Sherry and Stacey), his mother and father. He will be missed by his family, friends, and comrades. Stuart had a distinguished 35-year military career serving in campaigns from Vietnam through Afghanistan as a Master Sergeant in the U.S.…

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For Immediate Release For Immediate Release:  Washington, D.C. December 4th, 2020 The final version of the 2021 NDAA, which passed out of conference yesterday afternoon, contains a provision on K2. Section 751, “Study on Exposure to Toxic Substances at Karshi-Khanabad Air Base, Uzbekistan”, requires the Secretary of Defense to conduct an epidemiological study on the effects…

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K2 is now officially recognized in US Federal law! Sec. 751 of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) requires the Secretary of Defense to conduct an epidemiological study of the effects of toxic exposure to all K2 veterans. This is a tremendous step forward and all of you made it happen. There’s much more…

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Today, we remember Eric Alan Adams – National Guard Army medic – Citizen Soldier, a registered nurse who succumbed to his cancer on November 19, 2017.  He deployed with the Kentucky National Guard, out of Louisville serving 14 years also supporting the 10th Mountain Division performing high-risk search and rescue missions in Afghanistan along the…

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William C Sanderson – Today we remember Sergeant First Class William (Bill), Carroll Sanderson.  20th Special Forces Group warrior – God – Duty – Country – Husband to Theresa, father of 5, grandfather of 9 – Lost to K2 caused lung cancer on November 19, 2013. Bill was in a single unit that has a…

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The Stronghold Freedom Foundation is sad to relay the news that CSM Parry Baer, Retired, has passed. CSM Baer was at Karshi-Khanabad, Uzbekistan, as part of Task Force Dagger. Many of our veterans knew or served with CSM Baer. God Speed, Command Sergeant Major. Official announcement: CSM(R) Parry L Baer September 13, 2020 (Age 61)…

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