Allen West: For Immediate Release Oct. 21, 2013

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Former Congressman and Lt. Colonel Allen B. West Launches Personal Website.

www.allenbwest.com expands reach of principled, conservative leader.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL, OCTOBER 21, 2014 – Building on the phenomenal growth of his social media presence, Colonel Allen B. West has launched his own personal website. Allenbwest.com will help expand the reach of his conservative message, provide a rich resource of facts and perspective, and serve as a hub for the growing number of endeavors in which West is involved including an upcoming book,The Allen West Foundation, The Allen West Guardian Fund, speaking engagements and his media presence on Fox NewsWashington Times Communities and other outlets.

Since leaving office, West’s influence has expanded at an almost unheard of rate, with his Facebook followers alone growing from 189,000 in January 2013 to over 635,000 today. Clearly his unapologetic, courageous voice is resonating across the nation, and his website will give even greater exposure to his principled stance on a broad variety of issues facing our nation.

“To return our nation to its constitutional principles, to change the direction our nation is heading and restore our American exceptionalism, we must ensure our conservative voices are not attacked and gagged by the liberal media,” said Colonel West, “With this website we are proud to join those who will not be silenced.”

West’s site is part of the Liberty Alliance, a network of more than 40 web sites dedicated to advancing Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. The company’s members and strategic partners leverage the power of new media to promote traditional values and generate more than 1,000,000 page views each day.

According to Jared Vallorani, Chief Information Officer of Liberty Alliance, “We are honored to have Colonel Allen West partner with us. Colonel West stands as a beacon of hope, freedom, and courage. I can’t think of anyone who more closely represents our values and goals here at Liberty Alliance.”

About Allen B. West

Allen B. West was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia in the same neighborhood where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once preached. He is the third of four generations of military servicemen in his family.

During his decorated 22-year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones: in Operation Desert Storm, in Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he was a Battalion Commander in the Army’s 4th Infantry Division, and later in Afghanistan where he served as a civilian military adviser.

In November of 2010, Congressman West became the first black Republican from Florida since Reconstruction to be elected to the United States Congress.

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Allen West “Ten years ago this week, I was honored to lead a Battalion of Soldiers in Operation Iraqi Freedom”

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by Allen West via Facebook

Ten years ago this week, I was honored to lead a Battalion of Soldiers in Operation Iraqi Freedom. There were only two men in that unit who had previously served in combat, my Command Sergeants Major and I, and we knew the magnitude of that which we had been called to execute. There are those who still disparage America’s involvement in Iraq. There are those who still disparage my own service on that battlefield. To the critics I say, read Teddy Roosevelt’s ‘Man in the Arena’ quote and know that those of us who have fought and lost our brothers and sisters in arms shall never cower to cold, timid souls who have never known victory, nor defeat. Today, we remember and celebrate those who were willing to, and did, give the last  full measure of devotion.

Rep. Allen West “I am honored to have you stand with me”

Dear Friends,

Today my opponent, behind in the polls and desperate, launched a false tv ad attempting to smear my military record. I stand by the actions I took to protect the lives of my men in Iraq in 2003. As I have said before, if it’s about the lives of my men and their safety, I’d go through Hell with a gasoline can. The truth is, I did not face a court martial. I paid a small fine for breaking rules in an effort to save the lives of my soldiers.

I have an honorable discharge certificate as a Lieutenant Colonel and I voluntarily submitted my retirement paperwork upon redeploying from Iraq…something that Patrick Murphy has never done. If put in that situation, it is obvious that Patrick Murphy would not risk his life or endanger his career for those he was entrusted to lead. What kind of man believes he can equate or somehow excuse his drunken brawling and a verbal assault on a police officer by attempting to smear a combat veteran who retired honorably after 22 years of service?

Please consider another generous contribution to help us fight these cowardly attacks. Left-wing Super PACs are lining up to try to defeat us, but we will win this fight! As always, I am honored to have you stand with me.

Steadfast and Loyal,

LTC (R) Allen B. West
Member of Congress

P.S. – Click HERE to help us fight these cowardly attacks.

Robert Delgado “We need a leader like Allen West in Congress a man with the honor, integrity and the courage to fight”

Dear Fellow American,

My name is Robert Delgado, and I am a former Sergeant in the United States Army. I want to share the story of my experience with Allen West, because I want to make sure you know what kind of a man he is.

During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Lieutenant Colonel Allen West was my commander.  When we got our orders to go to Iraq, my wife was eight months pregnant, and it was nerve-wracking leaving her and not knowing if I would live to see my child.

At that time, when we went into Iraq, many of us were not outfitted with body armor.  But Allen West assured me, “I will make sure you come home to your wife and your newborn baby.”

Lieutenant Colonel West gave me his own personal body armor.

One night we were driving on patrol. Suddenly, a car came speeding at us and we began taking small arms fire. I was shot in the chest.

If I hadn’t been wearing Allen West’s body armor, based on where the bullet hit, I believe I would have been killed.

Lieutenant Colonel Allen West saved my life.

Political opponents are trying to paint a dishonest picture of Allen West. But I know he is a true patriot. He put his men first then, and he continues to put his country first now.

We need a leader like Allen West in Congress – a man with the honor, integrity and the courage to fight. Our country’s future depends on it.

Please SHARE and Tweet this ad with your family and friends and people across Martin, Palm Beach and St. Lucie Counties.  They need to know the kind of leader Allen West really is.

Thank you for standing with us.

Sincerely,

Robert J. Delgado, Former Sergeant

US Army

Rep Allen West Signs on to Troopathon! See How You can Help!

We are overjoyed to announce that Representative Allen West (R-FL) has graciously agreed to participate in this year’s Troopathon effort to raise money to send care packages to our troops fighting overseas.

This is the kind of support that only a pro-troop organization like MAF, and our friends in the community, can corral. We have the big names like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, and Laura Ingraham. Now we’re proud to welcome Congressman West to the list of guests.

This year we know we are facing an uphill battle to garner enough support for our troops. We’re battling a lot of “noise” in the media because there are so many other things going on — elections, scandals, high-profile court cases — distracting the public eye from our troops and the tough fight they’re in.

DON’T LET OUR TROOPS BE FORGOTTEN.

SEND A CARE PACKAGE FULL OF GOODIES NOW!


CONGRESSMAN ALLEN WEST IS HERE TO REMIND US

OUR TROOPS ARE STILL IN HARM’S WAY!!


Congressman West has built his entire life on his sense of duty and honor. He has served in the armed forces for decades, and is seen by some as the strongest advocate for our troops and their missions overseas in Congress today.

He served in the Iraq War before being elected to Congress and now he’s using his considerable experience in the military and public service and lending his voice to support Troopathon.

As a former soldier himself, Colonel West knows what it means to receive support from home in the form of care packages like these.

Each care package comes with coffee, cookies, Gatorade, beef jerky, Jelly Belly jelly beans, and tons of personal care items like wet wipes, deodorant, bug repellent, sun screen, and more!

Democrats and Republicans in Congress are poised for an ideological battle in 2012 over the future of the U.S. military.

Lawmakers geared up for battle over defense spending, military strategy

By John T. Bennett for The Hill

Democrats and Republicans in Congress are poised for an ideological battle in 2012 over the future of the U.S. military.

For the first time since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, Washington’s military strategy and priorities are in flux. The Iraq conflict has ended, the Afghanistan war is on pace to wrap up in 2014 and the Obama administration is enacting plans to shrink the growth of the Pentagon budget.

“The military certainly is at a crossroads,” Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), a member of the House Appropriations subcommittee on Defense, told The Hill.

While lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agree that the military has reached a point of transition, the consensus largely ends there. The Obama administration and many congressional Democrats favor a smaller, leaner, cheaper military. But GOP lawmakers and many analysts warn that the world is too unstable for the United States to dial back its military might.

In a series of interviews with The Hill, members of both parties agreed that any changes to the nation’s military strategy, construct and priorities should be based on a revised strategy. But as the fallout from the Obama administration’s announcing of a new defense plan showed, there are sharp differences about what form that strategy will take.

President Obama and Pentagon leaders say their new defense plan will require a “leaner” and “more agile” force, and intend to cast aside parts of the force needed for protracted stability operations.

Senior Pentagon officials said the strategy shift is necessary so the force can fight a major conflict while responding quickly to other conflagrations across the globe. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the envisioned force’s “greatest strength” is that it would be “more agile, flexible, ready to deploy, innovative and technologically advanced.”

But Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), an Army veteran and House Armed Services Committee member, said the country is “about to do what we always do after wars end” — mistakenly slash defense funding. 

“We need a steady state defense budget,” West said, adding that budgetary “peaks and valleys” make it tough to maintain a lethal military that is feared by potential foes.

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Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy New Year from the Allen West Family 2011

Dear Patriot,

Angela, my two daughters and I would like to thank you personally for your unwavering support of our family as I took on this endeavor to serve you in our Nation’s Capital this year.

It has been an amazing year, thanks to your dedication and commitment to allowing me to serve our country.

After 22-years in the Army, there were many holidays for which I simply could not make it home to be with my family, so I don’t ever take this time for granted.

My thoughts and prayers continue to be with my brothers and sisters in arms who must spend this holiday away from their families.

The West family is truly blessed to have you behind us and please know that I am forever humbled by this opportunity to serve you.

May God be with you during this joyous season and here’s to an even better 2012.

Steadfast and Loyal,

The West Family

Congressman Allen West Reacts to President’s Announcement – Official Statement 10/21/11

(WASHINGTON)— Congressman Allen West (FL-22) released this statement today:

“Today, the President announced the withdrawal of all combat forces from Iraq by the end of the year.

As a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom who served during the initial battles of this conflict, I am proud to be among the more than one million Americans who served in Iraq. What my fellow comrades in arms achieved in Iraq is nothing short of historic. Together, we defeated one of history’s most tyrannical dictatorships and replaced it with a free and democratic government. American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines fought and defeated a radical Islamic insurgency, and helped create an ally and partner in freedom.

I will never forget those who I served with, and those who served after I left. I will never forget the sacrifice borne by so many of our service members and their families.

However, I must question the motives of President Barack Obama for this sudden announcement. Why now? Did the President consult with any of our American Generals on the ground before making this decision? What kind of message will this send to our allies, the Kurds, in the Northern part of Iraq, and will they feel abandoned? My fear is that political expediency drove this decision, not recommendations by the Military’s leadership.

Much is at stake and many questions are yet to be answered. I fear that our President is acting as “Campaigner in Chief” rather than “Commander in Chief,” thus putting the entire Middle East at risk.


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Congressman Allen West Hosting United through Reading – for Military Families 9/21/11

All information taken directly from Congressman Allen West’s Facebook Page

by Congressman Allen West on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 6:24pm

(WASHINGTON) Congressman Allen West (FL-22) will join Rep. Mike Rogers (AL-3) on Wednesday, September 21 to host United Through Reading’s annual Capitol Reception held in the CVC Congressional Reading Room North at 11:30 am.  The non-profit organization helps ease the stress of separation for military families by having deployed parents read children’s books aloud via DVD for their child to watch at home.

“As a retired Army officer and a proud father of two wonderful daughters, I know firsthand the toll that military life can have on families,” West said.  “During my deployments in Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom it was difficult for my family to know I was half a world away from them.  I applaud all that United Through Reading does to ensure our men and women in uniform can stay connected to their families and their children during these trying times.”

United Through Reading’s CEO, Sally Ann Zoll, says the organization has served over 325,000 beneficiaries in 2010.

“Service members can read from nearly 300 recording locations worldwide, 70 participating USOs and at individual commands or units deployed around the globe,” said Zoll.  “Deployment doesn’t only affect our service members.  It affects hundreds of thousands of children as well.  Our goal is to lessen the strain of separation and increase bonding through the positive, educational experience that reading aloud provides.”

www.unitedthroughreading.org