Roya Mahboob: Bringing Freedom to Afghanistan's Entrepreneurs

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The digital age is bringing creative empowerment and financial independence to women and youth in Afghanistan, priming them to become the nation''s future entrepreneurs.

13 Leadership Lessons From Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans

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From the battlefield to the boardroom, these tips are vitally important for success

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Funeral procession travels through Wilkes, Ashe counties for NC soldier killed in Afghanistan

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A funeral procession was held Wednesday in Wilkes County for a North Carolina soldier who was killed earlier this month in eastern Afghanistan

These Veterans Fought al Qaeda. Now They've Started 162,000 New Businesses

Inc Startups

wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are taking on the daunting, exhilarating challenges of entrepreneurship. Fifteen years after 9/11, some 162,000 veterans of the U.S. These are their stories

5 Extraordinary Veteran Entrepreneurs to Celebrate This Memorial Day

Inc Startups

After fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, these entrepreneurs have taken on the challenge of building new businesses

More than 2,000 soldiers head from Fort Bragg to Afghanistan

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AP) — More than 2,000 soldiers are deploying from Fort Bragg to Afghanistan, joining 1,500 soldiers sent there earlier this year FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP)

Fort Bragg soldiers killed in Afghanistan, 1 from North Carolina

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The Department of Defense says one of two soldiers killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday was from North Carolina

NC soldier among 3 killed in Afghanistan, deaths under investigation

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Houck was a dedicated soldier, a proud father of two and was several months into his first overseas deployment when he was killed in Afghanistan with two fellow soldiers, his father says FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — Eric M.

Funerals set for airborne soldiers killed in Afghanistan

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soldiers from Fort Campbell who were killed in Afghanistan NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) AP) — Funeral services have been set for three U.S.

Paratrooper from NC among 2 killed in Afghanistan, officials say

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FORT BRAGG — Army officials say a North Carolina man was one of two soldiers killed in Afghanistan when a car bomb hit their convoy

Hundreds honor Indiana soldier killed in Afghanistan attack

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AP) — Hundreds of people lined streets in the Indiana hometown of a soldier killed during a suicide bombing attack in Afghanistan as his body was taken from the city's airport to a funeral home COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP)

Bodies of 2 paratroopers killed in Afghanistan return to US

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AP) — The bodies of two soldiers killed by a car bomb in Afghanistan have been returned as supporters raised tens of thousands of dollars for their families FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP)

How an Afghani Prayer Rite Became One Entrepreneur's Aha! Moment

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Matthew Griffin saw the power of business in action while working in Afghanistan. Here's how he's keeping up the effort--even after the war ends

Flags to be lowered for NC soldier killed in Afghanistan

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flags at state facilities be lowered to half-staff in remembrance of a North Carolina soldier killed in Afghanistan RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper has ordered that all U.S.

Hacking for Defense Goes National

Steve Blank

Our goal was to scale Hacking for Defense classes across the US – giving students the opportunity to perform national service by solving real defense/diplomacy problems using Lean Methods.

3 Fort Campbell soldiers killed in gunfire in Afghanistan

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soldiers who were fatally shot in Afghanistan were part of the 101st Airborne Division based at Fort Campbell, a sprawling Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee line FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) AP) — The Defense Department says three U.S.

Judge rules that Bowe Bergdahl should serve no prison time for endangering comrades by walking off his Afghanistan post

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AP) — Judge rules that Bowe Bergdahl should serve no prison time for endangering comrades by walking off his Afghanistan post FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP)

US military: Ohio soldier killed in raid in Afghanistan

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military says a 23-year-old soldier from Ohio was among two Army Rangers killed in a raid in Afghanistan who may have died as the result of friendly fire CLEVELAND (AP) — The U.S.

Colorado-based soldiers killed in Afghanistan, Pentagon says

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AP) — The Defense Department has identified two soldiers killed in Afghanistan as members of the 10th Special Forces Group at Fort Carson, Colorado FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP)

Soldier from N.C. dies in Afghanistan

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RALEIGH — A soldier from North Carolina has died in Afghanistan

Fort Bragg soldier dies in Afghanistan

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FORT BRAGG — A Fort Bragg paratrooper has been killed in action in Afghanistan

Fort Bragg solider dies in Afghanistan

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FORT BRAGG — Military officials say a soldier based at Fort Bragg has been killed in Afghanistan

Soldier from Maryland killed in Afghanistan

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BALTIMORE (AP) — The Pentagon says a soldier from Wicomico County is one of two who were killed in Afghanistan

American killed in Afghanistan guesthouse attack identified

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The American killed in this week's Taliban attack in Kabul has been identified as development expert Paula Kantor, from North Carolina

100 soldiers return to Fort Bragg from Afghanistan

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FORT BRAGG — About 100 soldiers have returned to Fort Bragg after nearly nine months in Afghanistan

Fort Bragg soldier dies in Afghanistan

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FORT BRAGG — The Department of Defense says a soldier based at Fort Bragg has died in Afghanistan

Building An Autonomous and Virtual World: Softbank Teams With Mapbox

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There was no AR or autonomous back when he was in Afghanistan, but there was a need for location data and a better mapping platform. The physical world will be the reference coordinates for the fleets of robot cars of our imagination. We’re living through the transformation from digital to virtual, and Softbank leading today’s investment of $164 million in Mapbox accelerates this even faster.

Solider from Michigan killed in Afghanistan

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Army soldier from Michigan has been killed in Afghanistan BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) AP) — The Department of Defense has announced that a U.S.

100 soldiers return to Fort Bragg from Afghanistan

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AP) — About 100 soldiers have returned to Fort Bragg after nearly nine months in Afghanistan FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP)

After Afghanistan trip, Tillis worried about withdrawal

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Thom Tillis says his visit to Afghanistan makes clear to him the U.S. RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) AP) — North Carolina Sen. military must keep a presence beyond President Barack Obama''s projected troop withdrawal

Remains of Green Beret return from Afghanistan

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AP) — People have lined the streets of Bay City for the return of the remains of a 31-year-old Green Beret who was killed in combat in Afghanistan BAY CITY, Mich. (AP)

Fort Bragg-based soldier from Florida dies in Afghanistan

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AP) — A Fort Bragg-based Special Forces soldier from Florida has died in Afghanistan FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP)

NC Marines, sailors to deploy to Afghanistan

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CAMP LEJEUNE — Some 1,000 Marines and sailors are leaving Camp Lejeune for a six-month deployment in Afghanistan

Hacking for Defense Goes National

Steve Blank

Our goal was to scale Hacking for Defense classes across the US – giving students the opportunity to perform national service by solving real defense/diplomacy problems using Lean Methods.

3 men shot in Afghanistan worked for North Carolina firm

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AP) — A North Carolina-based firm says it employed the three military contractors who were shot to death earlier this week in Afghanistan FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP)

Green Beret from Bay City killed in Afghanistan

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AP) — A 31-year-old Green Beret from Bay City who served two tours of duty in Iraq has been killed in fighting in Afghanistan BAY CITY, Mich. (AP)

3 men shot in Afghanistan worked for North Carolina firm

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AP) — A North Carolina-based firm employed three Defense Department contractors who were shot to death earlier this week in Afghanistan, according to a company news release FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP)

Tacit Liberal Support of Afghanistan War

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

If John McCain were president making the same decisions as Barack Obama on the war in Afghanistan -- sending 30,000 more troops, backpedaling on withdrawal dates -- my liberal friends would be in the streets protesting. I am not qualified to analyze Afghanistan in a serious way. If you read about the history of Afghanistan, perhaps this shouldn't be a surprise.

Hacking For Defense In Silicon Valley

Steve Blank

Iraq, Afghanistan and the Army’s Rapid Equipping Force (REF). In Afghanistan in 2002 U.S. Lead, follow or get the heck out of the way. In peacetime the U.S. military is an immovable and inflexible bureaucracy. In wartime it can adapt and adopt organizational change with startling speed.

Home from Afghanistan, Bragg soldiers get Thanksgiving meal

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) AP) — The soldiers of the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade were able to eat Thanksgiving dinner at Fort Bragg