The Four Pillars of Action

Last April, when the Biden Administration announced U.S. forces would depart Afghanistan by September 2021, SOAA went into action. From advocating for speeding up the SIV process, to the evacuation…

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20 VSOs Sign Support For Senate Resolution

Since the fall of Kabul, SOAA has fought for our Afghan allies, providing safe housing, material support, and life-saving intelligence to men, women, and children targeted by the Taliban. We…

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Senators Blumenthal & Moran Honor Veteran-Led Evacuation Efforts

The Special Operations Association of America (SOAA) is grateful to Senators Moran and Blumenthal of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, who introduced a Senate Resolution to honor the Veteran-led…

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Interview with Tim “Tito” Torres

Rangers lead the way. This is the motto of the 75th Ranger Regiment, and a guiding mantra for Timothy “Tito” Torres, a recently joined board member of the Special Operations…

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What Happened at HKIA

Introduction When Americans watched in shock as Afghans overran the airfield at Hamid Karzai International Airport, now infamously known as HKIA, evacuation efforts by SOAA were already well underway. BLUF:…

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Daniel Elkins Quoted in New York Times About Afghan Evacuation Efforts
Representative Michael McCaul of Texas is working to evacuate at-risk allies from Afghanistan, including the relatives of service members. Credit: Al Drago for The New York Times

Daniel Elkins Quoted in New York Times About Afghan Evacuation Efforts

SOAA founder, Daniel Elkins, was quoted in the New York Times regarding the heightened level of threat surrounding the Afghan evacuation mission. He had the opportunity to explain what we've…

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CALL TO ACTION: Support the Afghanistan Evacuation Mission

Tens of thousands of Afghans that supported US policy have been left behind in Afghanistan and currently face repression, imprisonment, torture, and death. The Special Operations Association of America (SOAA)…

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Mission Report: Initial Phase Complete

If you’ve been following along with our messages over the last week or so, you’ll know that we’ve been on the move. Since the fall of Kabul, we have been…

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A Message from Daniel Elkins

To every Veteran, whether you have spent time in Afghanistan or not: The last few days have been incredibly difficult for me and I am willing to bet they have…

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