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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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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Daniel Elkins on Fox News: Airlift of Afghans

In case you missed it, SOAA founder Daniel Elkins was invited on Fox & Friends yesterday to share about his personal connection to Afghan interpreters and to comment on the…

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SOAA Founder on CNN: Interpreters Risked Their Lives

In case you missed it, SOAA founder, Daniel Elkins, and Rep. McCaul appeared on CNN to speak with host, Jake Tapper, about the life or death issue of issuing visas…

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Congressmen Meeks & McCaul Join the Fight to Accelerate the SIV Program!
Afghan former interpreters for the US and NATO forces gather during a demonstration in downtown Kabul on April 30, 2021, on the eve of the beginning of Washington's formal troop withdrawal -- although forces have been drawn down for months. (Photo by Wakil KOHSAR / AFP) (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images)

Congressmen Meeks & McCaul Join the Fight to Accelerate the SIV Program!

Chairman Meeks and Ranking Member McCaul wrote a letter to the Secretary of State calling for urgent and bold action to be taken to ensure that the brave men and…

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Calling on Secretary Blinken to Keep America’s Promise!

We've been calling for swift action in bringing to safety those that risked their lives protecting our Troops. We have praised the Biden Administration for the actions it has already…

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Revamp SIV Programs: Keeping Our Promise to Defense Intelligence Assets
An Afghan soldier, from left, serves an interpreter as a civilian talks to US soldiers from Viper Company (Bravo), 1-26 Infantry during a patrol at a village near Combat Outpost (COP) Sabari in Khost province in eastern Afghanistan on June 19, 2011. Ted Aljibe / AFP - Getty Images file

Revamp SIV Programs: Keeping Our Promise to Defense Intelligence Assets

On February 4th, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. signed Executive Order 14013 directing the Departments of Defense, State, and Homeland Security to conduct a 180-day review of the Iraqi and…

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