A Look Inside Kandahar Air Field – Afghanistan

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Located in southern Afghanistan (South East of Qandahar City) , Kandahar Air Field (KAF) is part of Regional Command South (RC South). With a population of over 20,000 NATO troops and contractors, Kandahar is one of the largest Military installations in Afghanistan. KAF is the main base in southern Afghanistan, from which all southern operations are commanded. Accomodations … [Read more...]

CH-47 Chinook Helicopters – Important Role in Afghanistan

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Chinook helicopters play an important part in supporting ground troops. The Boeing-Vertol CH-47 Chinook helicopter is a twin-engine, tandem rotor heavy-lift helicopter. The CH-47D is widely used in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq. The Chinook is used in air assault missions, inserting troops into fire bases and later bringing … [Read more...]

We Are All in This Together

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I have come upon many Military families since my son was deployed last year. Although we are strangers to each other, we are also kindred spirits with something in common. These two stories stand out in my mind. One day I saw a man in a parking lot. His truck was covered with Army stickers and he wore an Army jacket. I knew I had to speak to this man, a stranger that I never … [Read more...]

United Through Reading Military Program

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When a parent is deployed to a war zone, it can be difficult on the children left behind at home. The United Through Reading Military Program provides parents a way to make connections with their children by having deployed parents read childrens books aloud via DVD for their child to watch at home. How does it work? The service member reads a book while being recorded … [Read more...]

Sand Scarfs for Protection in Sandstorms

Sandstorm in Iraq

Sandstorms occur mainly in the regions of theĀ  Middle East, Northern Africa, and Northern China. Soldiers deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, or Kuwait will likely get hit with a sandstorm during their time there. Sand Storms are among nature's most violent and unpredictable phenomena. When a sandstorm occurs, it is like a wall of sand approaching . When engulfed, visibility is … [Read more...]