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ABA Salutes Freedom Calls

February 24, 2006 - American Basketball Association (ABA) News Release

Indianapolis, IN. ABA salutes Freedom Calls, a unique program, started in 2003 by John B. Harlow II, that lets troops in Iraq to see families back home via videoteleconference. Thus far, over 3000 videoconference calls have been made since the program's inception. It has been a great morale booster. Due to the organization's limited satellite availability, video conferences can be arranged from only three bases in Iraq: Camp Taji, Camp Fallujah and Al Asad Air Base. To arrange a videoconference, email John Harlow II at or for more information visit Congratulations on a well-needed and creative way to support our troops.

ABA Salutes raises funds through a variety of means to support our troops, including the ABA Auction and the sale of ABA Salute merchandise ( For more information, contact Jennifer Hester, ABA Salute Coordinator, at or visit

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