Kellie Pickler performed for a Kandahar Airfield audience Dec. 25, 2013, at the Boardwalk on KAF, Afghanistan. Pickler was part of a holiday United Service Organizations Entertainment tour. Since 2007, she has participated in seven USO tours and 75 USO Entertainment events, according to the USO website.
War on Terror
The soldiers of Company F, 1st Battalion, 169th General Support Aviation Battalion, a New York Army National Guard unit whose helicopters performed 471 life-saving missions in Afghanistan will be recognized for their service on Saturday at the Army Aviation Support Facility at Rochester International Airport.
The eight soldiers assigned to Detachment 20 Operational Support Airlift Agency will in-process at Fort Hood before deploying to Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti.
The soldiers will provide air transportation and cargo support for the United States Joint Task Force- Horn of Africa, which is based at Camp Lemonnier. They will be away from home for about 11 months.
“The United States is still holding more than 160 prisoners at our prison in Cuba and, while critics here and abroad have protested their indefinite detention without charges or trials, they represent a real risk to our national security,” Wentz says.
After a year at war, Miyoko Hikiji wrote a memoir that spans the traditional literary genres. It is a very real account of a tour in Iraq, complete with the dust, blood and tears. It is also a moving narrative of people reaching out to one another in a time of crisis for comfort, support and love.