Checkpoint One Foundation Founder Jason Faler honored as a finalist for the 2009 Above & Beyond Citizen Honors Award, the most prestigious civilian award in America, presented by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society

New York Times: Taliban Say They Killed 4 Afghan Interpreters (by Rod Nordland)

St. Petersburg Times: Army captain reaches out to refugees from Iraq (by Saundra Amrhein)

National Public Radio: Interview with CPOF Founder Jason Faler and “Mustafa” (by Anna King)

The Oregonian: “A Separate Peace” (by Julie Sullivan)

Weekend America / American Public Media: Saving Iraqi Interpreters

US Senate: CPOF Recognized on the Floor of the US Senate

The New York Times: Officers Battle Visa Hurdles for Iraqi Aides (by Conrad Mulcahy)

The Christian Science Monitor: A soldier’s quest to save Iraqi, Afghan Interpreters (by Jill Carroll)

NewsHour with Jim Lehrer (PBS): Iraqis Seek Refuge in U.S. After Working with American Forces (by Lee Hochburg)

The Seattle Times: Iraqi woman who aided U.S. struggles to build a life here (by Janet Tu)

The New York Times: Help Wanted (NY Times Editorial)

Willamette Week: Lost in Translation (by Beth Slovic)

The Oregonian: No Bullets to Dodge Now—Just Rain (by Ed Walsh)

The Christian Science Monitor: This time, vets return to Welcome (by Brad Knickerbocker)

MSNBC: Iraqi interpreter moves to U.S. with G.I.’s help

USA Today/Associated Press: Soldier fights to secure future for Iraqi translator in U.S. (by Sharon Cohen)

The Columbus Dispatch: Iraqi interpreter for U.S. troops finds little help after move to America (by Rita Price)

CBS News: Groups Help Imperiled Iraqis Come to U.S.

The Oregonian: Oregon At War Blog > The Plight of Iraqi Interpreters > Houzan (by Mike Francis)


 Iraq Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP)


National Public Radio: Interview with CPOF Founder Jason Faler and “Mustafa” (by Anna King) download