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The Adventure Home

Question: What happens when you combine crazy sandstorms, thunderstorms, an awesome new team,  birthday bash, visiting general, 5K, sprinting to a plane in boots with a backpack (AFTER the 5K), and not sleeping for 27 hrs? Answer: Our trip out of Bagram! Nope, this is not a joke. Who knew that getting out of Afghanistan [...]

From the Archives…Remembering D-Day and Beyond

Red Cross field directors and hospital recreation staff arrived in Normandy soon after the June 6, 1944, invasion, but on July 16, the much-anticipated Red Cross clubmobiles landed. Featured here is the Daniel Boone, the first Red Cross clubmobile to drive on to Utah beach.  

Top 6 Reasons to Volunteer at a VA or Military Hospital

6. Really adorable sweet old people Anyone who had the privilege of knowing their grandparents heard how the World Wars affected your family, whether or not they served. Older vets often just want company and someone to hear their stories, and as the WWII population decreases, we don’t have much time left to serve this [...]

A World Away with Thoughts in Boston

Deployed or at home, I like to end my day with a run. You don’t need much, just open road or trail (or my least favorite a treadmill). I’ve run almost every day of my 4+months in Afghanistan, including the races on base. We are currently in the process of planning a race in conjunction [...]

From the Archives: Women in the Red Cross

It’s Women’s History Month! And to commemorate it, the Red Cross archives will feature images from the collection portraying women and their diverse roles in the organization. Since the founding of the American Red Cross by Clara Barton in 1881, women have played an important part in advancing the organization’s programs and services. The second [...]

Surfing Report: Makeovers, Tapirs, Casinos, and more

The Red Cross Gets a Makeover [Turn Out] Animal CPR Given to a Tapir [Huffington Post] To Save a Life, Odds Favor Defibrillators in Casinos [NPR] Letters from a Private  

Superbowl: Bagram Style

Everyone has their own memories of the Superbowl. Personally, the ones I remember most are my dad explaining the wardrobe malfunction to my little sisters in 2004 and living in Wisconsin when the Packers won in 2011. 2013 in Afghanistan will definitely make the list of most memorable and definitely most eventful. With every good Superbowl there’s a [...]

From the Archives…

Supporting the Troops: Red Cross and the Spanish American War February 15 marks 115 years since the USS Maine exploded in Cuba’s Havana Harbor. The explosion resulted in more than 200 deaths and served as a catalyst for the Spanish American War of 1898. It was also the first time the American Red Cross responded [...]

Holiday Celebrations at Red Cross Bagram

  Sure, we’re half a world away from home, but that didn’t keep us from spreading holiday cheer here in Afghanistan. Team 28 had the office decorated when we arrived and we continued the planning as we settled in. Our main event was on the evening of December 24 and we spent the weeks prior prepping. Our [...]

Surfing Report: Thank you and healing

Our Greatest Attribute [Huffington Post] Camcarriers Fit in Disaster Relief [Kitchen Biz] Wounded Warriors Take Part in Healing Arts Program [Stars & Stripes]