by Mark T. Jackson My name is Mark T. Jackson.   I am an Army combat veteran, I am a Federal agent, and I am here to represent the fifteen-thousand veterans of K2 airbase in southern Uzbekistan.   Before I begin, I want to honor my brothers and sisters in the Capitol Police. I stand in solidarity with…

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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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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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This is a speech given by Mark Jackson to the Gold Star Wives on February 6th, 2021. My name is Mark T. Jackson. I am an Army combat veteran, with service in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Uzbekistan. I am a Federal Agent. I am the Legislative Director and Chairman of the Board at the Stronghold Freedom…

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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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“Presumptive Benefits for War Fighters Exposed to Toxins Act of 2020” September 15, 2020 For Immediate Release: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand introduced this legislation to provide presumptive service connection for veterans exposed to a wide variety of toxicants and requires preventative care and research. This bill will provide recognition, services, and assistance previously denied to many veterans.…

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