The last 3 months have been a troublesome time for the United States military and its’ coalition partners in Afghanistan. The relationship between the two allies is strained to say the least and public opinion for our efforts in Afghanistan is shaky as a result. Most recently, the Quran burning mistake and the horrendous act of a single rouge soldier have highlighted the United States and our military in a bad way. Unfortunately, the world’s perceptions reflect only what they are able to witness and as long as the media continues to tell only the bad stories, good stories like ours at Flying Scarfs will never be told.
Help us; help the Afghans and Americans, by telling our story. People around the world need to know that there are many American service members who care about the plight of the Afghan people and are actively doing something, both within, and outside their mandate to help them. Hopefully, Americans and Afghans can look beyond the Quran burning mistake and the acts of a rogue soldier and see the good that so many people in and out of uniform are doing for both countries. Everyday, there are thousands of service men and women doing good things for the people of Afghanistan, we at Flying Scarfs represent just a small fraction. Help us tell the “good stories” so that the negative does not continually shape the media and ultimately the world’s opinions.