Airmen Deployed from Wright Patterson, Barksdale, and Eglin Air Force Base Receive OSD ‘Supply Drop’

DAYTON, OHIO & AUSTIN, TEXAS (September 28, 2018) /For immediate release/ —  The firefighters of the 386th CEF are deployed from a variety of Air Force Bases. Together they staff 4 Fire Stations in Kuwait. They work long shifts and have little to do in their downtime.

Senior Airman Matthew J. explained, “My unit is composed of US Air Force and Canadian forces firefighters. Our home units are Wright Patterson AFB, Barksdale AFB, and Eglin AFB. We also have support from the Canadian Fire Brigade. We come in all shapes and sizes with different motivations to get through this deployment. We staff 4 Fire stations working long shifts here. There is another fire station off base in which some of us belong to. We do not have access to many American made items nor much entertainment. Currently, in our free time, we play card games or work out quite often.

These Airmen provide vital protection to personnel, structures, and aircraft downrange.

Senior Airman Matthew J. continued, “My unit deserves a supply drop because we are the hardest workers on the base. We put our lives on the line defending others who protect our freedoms. When everyone else is running from a fire, we run towards it. My unit is solely responsible to ensure that missions are completed. We provide protection and safety to personnel, structures, aircraft, and many other assets. We are faced with adversity such as sandstorms, long shifts, and manning. Despite those limitations, we excel at ensuring the safety of everyone on base and even some others off base.”

OSD has proud to provide these Airmen with a much needed ‘Supply Drop.’

These troops are now enjoying games, coffee, and other supplies from generous donors including Starbucks, Rip It Energy, Disgruntled Decks, FanDuel, GAEMS, and other key OSD partners.

Senior Airman Matthew J. replied, “Thank you so much for the supply drop! We all appreciate the games and supplies! Thank you for all you and your organization do for deployed troops! We cannot thank you enough.”

OSD’s “Supply Drop” program has impacted hundreds of thousands of active military personnel in scores of locations around the globe. These Airmen will return home this winter as members of OSD’s Midwest Region, leading and participating in social, professional and service events within the Central Florida Chapter.

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