Tag: Afghanistan

Afghan refugees face job struggles

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] When the United States closed the last of our military bases in Afghanistan last summer after more than 20 years in...

Our View: Aiding Afghan refugees is a love story

This is a love story with many facets. Not romantic love as in “Love Story” the movie, but rather the love of one neighbor for...

RAFT volunteers work around the clock to support Afghan refugees

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] In late July 2021, a friend strongly urged Arafat Safi to flee his home in Afghanistan. Rumblings of a Taliban takeover...

Your Views: A different Afghan story

To the editor: Amid the finger pointing that has characterized the debate over President Joe Biden’s withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, former Congressman...

My View with Joe Sestak: Do what’s right for Afghan women

Afghanistan has been part of me since I walked out of the Pentagon shortly before the plane struck on 9/11. I was soon in-country...

Fallen soldier honored in Alexandria

By staff On the morning of Sept. 10, Jose Juan Gonzalez, a U.S. Army Special Forces sergeant killed in action in Afghanistan on Aug. 21,...

Crossing the borders of misconception, G.W. students unite Alexandria and Afghanistan

George Washington Middle School eighth-grader Zoe Gage held an iPad 2 up to a video camera Tuesday morning, showing her virtual pen pals in...