The Stronghold Freedom Foundation sends condolences to the family and friends of Lauren Price. Her passing underscores the fight she led and which we all now continue in her memory.  Lauren was an inspiration and a tireless advocate for veterans who were victims of toxic exposure. From Veteran Warriors: “Leading from the front, Lauren assembled…

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Kerry Self was a husband, father, son, brother, and friend. He retired from the US Air Force as a Major after 20 years of service to his country. He passed on April 3, 2018, he was 52 years old. He loved flying and after retiring went on to work as a pilot for Southwest Airlines.…

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Our friend, Johnny B, passed away today after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was a true Airman, Mentor, Friend, Husband and Father. He is survived by his amazing wife, Debby, their two wonderful children Zach and Lily, his mother, sisters and countless friends that he has made throughout the years.

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Clayton Richard White, was a devoted husband and an excited father-to-be when he passed away the morning of his 41st birthday. He left behind a wife, a daughter yet-to-be-born, parents, siblings, and many beloved nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Clayton was born and raised in Northeastern Pennsylvania and enlisted in the United States Air…

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Every once in a while a true unsung hero emerges within a cause, someone who gives time and energy and never quits. That person is our own Mark Jackson. He will be pissed that we even mentioned him. Mark has lead our Advocacy Team for the last nine months or so. In that time he…

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Our friend, Johnny B, passed away today after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was a true Airman, Mentor, Friend, Husband and Father. He is survived by his amazing wife, Debby, their two wonderful children Zach and Lily, his mother, sisters and countless friends that he has made throughout the years.

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Michael Jansen Mann, passed away from cancer on, February 12, 2020. He was 41 years old.
Michael was a U.S. Marine. He served as an Electronics Technician during Operation Enduring Freedom. He was deployed to Karshi-Khanabad during OEF.

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Walking the Route of the Horse Soldiers You can join the race here: https://sff.racery.com/r/walk-the-route-of-the-horse-soldiers/ Leaving K2 Karshi-Khanabad, Uzbekistan – “K2” As Mitch Nelson’s ODA team departed K2 on October 19, 2001, Colonel John Mulholland (now a retired Lieutenant General and member of SFF’s Board of Advisors) spoke to them next to the helicopter. He was…

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Walking the Route of the Horse Soldiers You can join the race here: https://sff.racery.com/r/walk-the-route-of-the-horse-soldiers/ The Beginning Karshi-Khanabad, Uzbekistan – “K2” Although the starting point for our walk is Dehi, Afghanistan (or the “Alamo”), most missions in the early days of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) started at K2. Most people stationed there would later realize that…

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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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