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We Cannot Betray Our Afghan and Iraqi Allies

by Matt Zeller

The United States Congress has voted to impose a virtual death sentence on Afghan and Iraqi translators and support personnel who offered services to the U.S. military and contractors in Afghanistan and Iraq. On Wednesday, the Senate approved the $717 billion National Defense Authorization Act but refused to include any provisions for the Special Immigrant…



2017 No One Left Behind Annual Report

by NOLB Staff

Four years into our mission, No One Left Behind operates chapters in ten cities, having helped resettle 2,001 SIV principles for a total of 5,226 people assisted domestically since our founding in 2013. Our goal for the future remains simple – save all the remaining wartime allies (estimated at 50,000 people) left behind in Afghanistan…



The Meaning in Volunteering

by NOLB Staff

Our volunteers mean so much to our organization, our clients, and our communities. We want to share this letter written to our Chief Operating Officer, Jason Gorey, from one of our great No One Left Behind volunteers, Katie: Hi Jason, I hope you have had a nice weekend. I just wanted to thank you again for…



A Veteran’s Fight

by NOLB Staff

We posted this article on our Facebook and Twitter accounts a few days ago. We have since received more information on Muhammad’s case and wanted to post a follow-up. Kristy Perano’s family has been working tirelessly for the past 9 months to get Muhammad Kamran, an Afghan interpreter that worked with the U.S. military for 10 years, and his family safely…



A Veteran’s Reaction: The Vietnam War

by NOLB Staff

Friends, As I’m finishing Ken Burns’ amazing documentary film, The Vietnam War, I’m struck by how similar my war, Vietnam, is to the war in Afghanistan. These quotes from a fellow Vietnam veteran are burned in my mind: “Every major contact I remember with the NVA was initiated by them ambushing us.”  “The disillusionment for…



Our Best to John McCain

by No One Left Behind

As you no doubt read in the news, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has brain cancer. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. We hope he makes a speedy and full recovery. Whether you know it or not, the SIV (Special Immigrant Visa) program exists today because of the tireless work of Sen.…



Telling it like it is: Our Allies are Veterans Too.

by No One Left Behind

Yesterday’s Washington Post really does tell it like it is. It’s important; no, it’s vital that you read it. Consider what combat translators/interpreters have done for us, and, more importantly, how much more we could and should be doing for them. We owe them that. They protected and supported our men and women in uniform. They…