February 27, 2009

OML Receives Daily Points of Light Honor

President George H.W. Bush’s inaugural address invoked the vision of a "thousand points of light," and invited the nation to take action through service to their fellow citizens . I welcome you to watch the video of this portion of his address. It's inspiring.

Since the inception of the Daily Points of Light Award (DPOL) by President George H. W. Bush in 1990, individuals, organizations, and corporations have been honored for being a "light."

Today, Operation Medical Libraries was honored as the 3,932 Daily Points of Light for demonstrating how "a neighbor can help a neighbor."


February 23, 2009

OML Library Branches Out to Mazar-e-Sharif School of Nursing

The Association of Nursing Students at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte collected nursing books throughout the fall 2008 semester. The eight boxes of textbooks were transported to Mazar-e-Sharif in January 2009 on a pallet when an Army unit from Ft. Bragg in Fayetteville, NC was deployed to Afghanistan. As a result, the association did not have to pay for shipping. Instead, the funds raised to cover shipping expenses were used to purchase new books, which are now part of the OML library in the Mazar-e-Sharif School of Nursing.

Above are a few photos taken at the Mazar-e-Sharif School of Nursing where the donated books have been placed. Books are a shared resource. Students take notes on what is presented to them. Most nurses are men.

CDR Resa Warner
Team Lead, Embedded Training
Afghanistan National Army Regional Hospital