Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-MA, recently visited Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Djibouti and Egypt.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Congressman Stephen F. Lynch recently returned from a Congressional Delegation (CODEL) to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Djibouti and Egypt. Joining Congressman Lynch were Representatives Todd Platts (R-PA), Jack Kingston (R-GA), Glenn Thompson (R-PA), Tom Marino (R-PA), and John Fleming (R-LA). A member of the House Oversight Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Congressman Lynch regularly conducts official travel to the Middle East region as part of his Congressional oversight duties. This was Lynch’s 8th trip to Afghanistan. In Kabul, Afghanistan, Congressman Lynch and the Delegation met with General John Allen, Commander of the International Security Assistance Force, and Ambassador Ryan Crocker to discuss the …
Members of the National Guard landed at Logan Airport today and we escorted to the armory on Union Street in Braintree.
Michael Arki and Ryan Pugsley both came back from Afghanistan via California last week and were honored at a party Saturday night at the Knights of Columbus in Braintree.
Ryan Pugsley and Michael Arki went to Braintree High School together, traveled around the globe as Marines to serve the United States in Afghanistan and Arki even dates Pugsley's cousin. Late last week they shared something else – both young men returned from a tour of duty that began in August 2011, and on Saturday joined family and friends at the Knights of Columbus hall in Braintree for a homecoming party. Mayor Joseph Sullivan attended as well, giving the men commendations and declaring Jan. 14 "Ryan Pugsley and Michael Arki Day" in Braintree. It was Pugsley's second overseas tour and he said the transition home this time has been easier, sort of "been there, done that." He and Arki spent about two weeks in California in between …