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Freedom and Opportunity: A Togolese-American story
In West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea stands Lomé, a port of trade and transportation hub that is the...
War after the war: The long fight to bring our unsung heroes home
Only time will tell if we will make good on those promises.
Pledging allegiance from Iraqi interpreter to US soldier to American citizen
"I didn't have a normal and safe childhood ... I did this so my kids could live, and be safe"
Meet the refugee who escaped civil war and became an American soldier
At 20 years old, Army Spc. Poe Hsee understands selfless service more than others. Born into the ethnic Karen minority in Burma (Myanmar), Hsee fled to Thailand before moving to the United States when he was 8. He knew nothing about the culture or how to speak much English, but today he’s on his way to achieving U.S. citizenship while stationed with the Oregon Army National Guard in Kosovo.
From Mexico to the US Army, this recruiter excels at serving his adopted country
Staff Sgt. Roberto Morales, a recruiter for Superstition Recruiting Station, Tempe Recruiting Company, was born and raised in Mexico until he left for the United States at the age of 9
Immigrant Guardsman helps community while activated for COVID-19 response
U.S. Army Spc. Juan Herrera, 142nd Area Support Medical Company combat medic, helped spearhead a grassroots effort to deliver food to local families in need during the pandemic
A former war refugee lives the American dream as a Reserve airman
As a result of the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, an estimated 40,000 Bosnian refugees immigrated to St. Louis, Missouri, in the 1990s and early 2000s. Tech. Sgt. Muris Secerbegovic, 433rd Maintenance Group quality assurance inspector in the 433rd Airlift Wing here, was one of them
Deployed soldier becomes US citizen
U.S. Army Spc. Daniel Rivera Romero, a CH-47 helicopter repairer currently deployed with Bravo Company, 628th Aviation Support Battalion, 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, gained U.S. citizenship during a naturalization ceremony here, Aug. 25, 2020.
He was born in a village in Sudan. It took joining the Army to find his home
Seven years before he was granted U.S. citizenship at a federal district courthouse in Des Moines, Pfc. Fortytwo Chotper was learning English from American cartoons in a Kenyan refugee camp
He came to America to join the military. Then he sacrificed his life and became a community hero
On that fateful December night in 2017, he could have easily escaped the flames unharmed, but Emmanuel Mensah's overwhelming sense of duty to both nation and community propelled him back inside the burning building
The Taliban drove his family out of Afghanistan when he was a child. Now he wants to go back as a Marine
23 years ago, the Taliban drove Pvt. Atiqullah Assadi and his family from their home in Afghanistan. Now, he's a United States Marine, and he intends to go back.
She was born in a Russian prison and became a trailblazing infantry Marine
18-year-old Maria Daume’s path to the yellow footprints of Parris Island, South Carolina, which will culminate in her graduation on Jan. 13 before later heading off to the Marine Corps’ School of Infantry, began years ago in a prison in Siberia, Russia, where she was born.
One State Wants To Help Refugees And Immigrants Who Aided US Troops Abroad Pay For College
Maytham Alshadood came to the U.S. and Colorado in 2008 after years of serving as a combat interpreter for American...
In ‘8 Seconds Of Courage,’ A Soldier Investigates The Moment That Earned Him The Medal Of Honor
On Aug. 8, 2012, I lost a friend, four families lost their husband and fathers, and the country gained a...
7 Immigrant Service Members Who Perfectly Capture The Spirit Of Military Service
On Jan. 11, a frustrated President Donald Trump allegedly posed a jarring question to the bipartisan group of lawmakers gathered...
He Was A Terp For Recon Marines In Helmand. Now He’s Headed To The School Of Infantry
For three years, Mohammad Nadir served alongside infantry and reconnaissance Marines, police advisers, and coalition forces in volatile districts like...
Why The Military’s Plan To Accept Illegal Immigrants Is A Smart Idea
The headline jumped at me like a Bouncing Betty: “Department of Defense Planning to Let Illegal Immigrants Enlist.” The words...