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USA Wraps Up Olympic Games with the Most Medals PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Move America Forward   
Tuesday, 14 August 2012 10:11
UNITED STATES WALKS AWAY WITH THE MOST GOLD
46-38 GOLD MEDALS AND 104-87 TOTAL MEDALS, BEATING CHINA!

Over the last several weeks we have been bringing you many stories from the Olympics in London, highlighting the amazing feats of our Military Olympians. These amazing athletes serve in the Armed Forces, and on Team USA. With the Olympic games now coming to a close, we reflect back on our troops achievements on the battlefield and on the athletic field.

DON'T FORGET ABOUT OUR HEROES COMPETING ON THE
BATTLEFIELD IN AFGHANISTAN WHO SELDOM GET RECOGNITION

As we celebrate our Military Olympians, who can do such amazing things in their events, let us not forget the amazing things our troops overseas do every day in Afghanistan with little fanfare.

Our troops continue fighting the Taliban and Al-Qaeda despite the 110+ degree heat and diminishing media coverage about their efforts. They fight to make sure that Afghanistan never again becomes a safe haven and training ground for terrorist to plot attacks to kill American civilians - which is their aim! 

Our fighting military will not receive media attention or acclaim for their heroic acts, but we will thank them with a care package of support from home.



MILITARY OLYMPIANS SHARE GLORY AS USA CONQUERS LONDON 2012


Our Military Olympians have a lot to be proud of, with competitors in over 16 events and several Gold medal victories, contributing to the United State's overall victory in total number of medals, and the highest number of gold medals. The USA amassed 46 Gold Medals and 107 Medals total to beat out China which had 38 Gold and 87 Medals overall.

 
US ARMY SPECIALIST TO COMPETE IN PENTATHLON FENCING, SWIMMING, RUNNING, SHOOTING & HORSE RIDING PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Move America Forward   
Friday, 10 August 2012 13:49
With the whole world watching the Olympic games in London, this is a perfect opportunity to recognize some amazing military athletes who not only serve in the Armed Forces, but are now competing to be the best in the world at the Olympics.

DON'T FORGET ABOUT OUR HEROES COMPETING
ON THE BATTLEFIELD IN AFGHANISTAN

As we celebrate our Military Olympians, who can do such amazing things in their events, let us not forget the amazing things our troops overseas do every day in Afghanistan.

Our troops continue fighting the Taliban and Al-Qaeda despite the 110+ degree heat and diminishing media coverage about their efforts. They fight to make sure that Afghanistan never again becomes a safe haven and training ground for terrorist to plot attacks to kill American civilians - which is their aim! 

Our fighting military will not receive media attention or acclaim for their heroic acts, but we will thank them with a care package of support from home.

SPC. DENNIS BROWSHER OF DALLAS, TX HOPING
FOR GOLD-MEDAL PERFORMANCE TOMORROW!

Keep reading every day from now through the end of the Olympics as we bring you the stories of our Military Olympians and their impressive achievements. Today we're looking at U.S. Army Specialist and native of Dallas, TX, Dennis Browsher, who will compete tomorrow in the Modern Pentathlon. The Modern Pentathlon event includes a myriad of disciplines including running, swimming, fencing, shooting and horse riding!

After watching swimming in the 1996 Olympic Summer Games, Dennis Bowsher knew he wanted to be a member of Team USA.

"It was then that I got the Olympic dream," Bowsher said. "It would be so cool to represent the United States."

A little over a decade later, that dream would become a reality, but for a different sport -- modern pentathlon.

The sport traces its roots to the founder of the modern Olympic Games, Pierre de Coubertin, and was introduced in 1912. Athletes competing are faced with five different obstacles. They must fence, swim 200-meters, ride a show jumping horse, and run 3 kilometers while stopping to shoot a pistol along the way --  all skills used in military combat.

"A soldier had to know how to ride a horse, use their gun," Bowsher said. "If they ran out of bullets, they had to be able to use their sword. If there was no horse, they had to be able to cross land or water."

As a soldier in the U.S. Army, it was the perfect fit. The Games of the XXX Olympiad have even more significance..”

"In 1912, General George Patton competed in the Olympics in modern pentathlon, so 100 years later, I'm a soldier in the Army competing in the modern Olympics just like General George Patton did," Bowsher said.

- JUSTIN HINTON
NBC NEWS
08/10/2012

 
US ARMY SGT. VINCENT HANCOCK WINS OLYMPIC GOLD TEAM USA MEMBER OF US ARMY MARKSMANSHIP TEAM PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 07 August 2012 08:28
With the whole world watching the Olympic games in London, this is a perfect opportunity to recognize some amazing military athletes who not only serve in the Armed Forces, but are now competing to be the best in the world at the Olympics.

DON'T FORGET ABOUT OUR HEROES COMPETING
ON THE BATTLEFIELD IN AFGHANISTAN

As we celebrate our Military Olympians, who can do such amazing things in their events, let us not forget the amazing things our troops overseas do every day in Afghanistan.

Our troops continue fighting the Taliban and Al-Qaeda despite the 110+ degree heat and diminishing media coverage about their efforts. They fight to make sure that Afghanistan never again becomes a safe haven and training ground for terrorist to plot attacks to kill American civilians - which is their aim! 

Our fighting military will not receive media attention or acclaim for their heroic acts, but we will thank them with a care packages of support from home.


In one bit of good news, our troops today killed a notorious terrorist leader and member of the dangerous Haqqani network! 

NATO forces killed a local commander for the Haqqani insurgent group in an airstrike in eastern Afghanistan, the military alliance said Monday.

Sher Mohammad Hakimi was hit on Sunday in Logar province, the coalition said.

Hakimi was sitting under a tree with some associates when the NATO strike killed him, said Logar province police chief, Raeis Khan Rahimzai. He said four others were injured.

According to Rahimzai, Hakimi was known for organizing roadside bomb attacks and for training insurgents. NATO said Hakimi transported weapons through the region and served directly under Haqqani leader Muhammad Agha.

- WASHINGTON POST
08/06/2012

Our troops are still fighting a tough dug-in enemy! Send them some support in the form of a MAF care package! What better way to show our gratitude for the sacrifice our troops are making on our behalf?

MAF Care packages come with tons of goodies for our troops to enjoy!




US ARMY SGT. VINCENT HANCOCK MAKES HISTORY:
FIRST-EVER TO WIN GOLD TWICE IN MEN'S SKEET EVENT

It may surprise some people, but there are actually many military veterans currently serving simultaneously in the US Army Marksmanship Unit and also on Team USA. Keep reading every day from now through the end of the Olympics as we bring you the stories of our Military Olympians and their impressive achievements both on and off the battlefield!

A fast-fingered 23-year-old Sgt. Vincent Hancock shattered multiple Olympic records while staking his claim for gold at the London Games on Tuesday even as other military athletes suffered through the agony of defeat.

The Fort Benning, Ga.-based Army Marksmanship Unit skeet shooter drilled 123 out of 125 targets in his record-setting qualifier and then a perfect 25 in the finals for another record and his spot at the top of the podium.

His score of 148 broke the Olympic skeet record of 145 he set en route to his first Olympic gold at the 2008 Games in Beijing.

Hancock’s win also marks the first time an Olympic skeet shooter has nailed back-to-back gold medals.

- AIR FORCE TIMES
08/06/2012


We're celebrating military athletes who serve their country on the battlefield and as part of TEAM USA at the Olympic games.

While these Military Olympians deserve our praise and all the media coverage the Olympics brings, we can't forget about the military heroes serving overseas.

Their feats on the battlefield often go unrecognized and are not covered by the media, but they are just as deserving of our praise and recognition as our Olympians.

We have over 90,000 troops still serving in Afghanistan and they need our support!

SPONSOR A CARE PACKAGE NOW!


This is still about the troops who are on the front lines fighting the Taliban and Al Qaeda. They are in harm's way and they're the troops we're sending care packages to!

 
NONPROFIT ANNOUNCES PLANS, PARTNERSHIPS FOR 1ST ANNUAL 5K PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Holly Larson   
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 13:59

PORT BYRON, IL - The Nick Teddy Foundation, in partnership with Nelson Chiropractic, is excited to announce its first event, the “Nick Teddy 5K.” The event starts at 9:00 AM on Sat., September 15, 2012, and offers a fun day for hundreds of participants and their families.

More than 50 people have already registered to hit the pavement in memory of Nicholas Theodore Strub, 29, a native of Port Byron, Ill., a 2000 graduate of Riverdale High School, and a 2004 Alumnus of Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Nick fought a courageous battle against the rare cancer, Ewing’s Sarcoma, for more than 5-years.

All proceeds from the “Nick Teddy 5k” will benefit the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative. The Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative works to award sarcoma research grants to expert investigators around the world. Proceeds from the Nick Teddy 5k will be used for Ewing’s Sarcoma research.

You can find us online at: http://www.NickTeddy.org, on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/NickTeddyOrg) and on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/NickTeddyOrg).

We appreciate your consideration in covering Nick’s story and our mission to make a difference in cancer research.

Race Director/Contact: Holly Larson

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U.S. Troops Play Role in Olympic Team U.S.A PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 August 2012 08:22

With the whole world watching the Olympic games in London, this is a perfect opportunity to recognize some amazing military athletes who not only serve in the Armed Forces, but are now competing to be the best in the world at the Olympics.

It may surprise some people, but there are actually many military veterans and currently serving troops who are on Team U.S.A. competing in every event from shooting sports to wrestling and others. Naturally, the our troops play a big role in Team USA's marksmanship team in the shooting events.

These are some of our Military Olympians who are simultaneously serving in the US Army Marksmanship Unit and also on Team USA. Keep reading every day from now through the end of the Olympics as we bring you the stories of our Military Olympians and their impressive achievements both on and off the battlefield!

We're celebrating military athletes who serve their country on the battlefield and as part of TEAM USA at the Olympic games.

While these Military Olympians deserve our praise and all the media coverage the Olympics brings, we can't forget about the military heroes serving overseas.

Their feats on the battlefield often go unrecognized and are not covered by the media, but they are just as deserving of our praise and recognition as our Olympians. We have over 90,000 troops still serving in Afghanistan and they need our support! SPONSOR A CARE PACKAGE NOW!

This is still about the troops who are on the front lines fighting the Taliban and Al Qaeda. They are in harm's way and they're the troops we're sending care packages to!

 
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