First World Problems in a Third World Country Solved by OSD for TAAC North Troops in Afghanistan

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA & AUSTIN, TEXAS (April 13, 2018) /For immediate release/ — Army Troops from Joint Base Elmendorf–Richardson (JBER) in Anchorage, Alaska to Afghanistan on a Train, Advise and Assist mission for the Afghan military.


Company Commander Douglas A. wrote, “Our guys are truly living Spartan. They work extremely hard and have absolutely zero MWR facilities in which to blow off steam.”

“Additionally, our soldiers don’t have wifi (first world problems in a third world country) like most of modern day deployers. We are one of the few companies that fully support ourselves; we cook all of our meals, pull all of our own security and improve the COP on which we live. Don’t take this as complaining, WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!”


“We conduct expeditionary operations on the most remote COP in Afghanistan. Our mission involves setting up expeditionary TI and MSS forward staging bases for up to 14 days at a time.”

These troops are more than deserving of some support from their OSD overwatch. These soldiers are now enjoying games, coffee and other supplies from generous donors including Starbucks, Microsoft, Disgruntled Decks, FanDuel, GAEMS and other key OSD partners.


Of the support, CPT Douglas A. replied, “We appreciate all of your hard work and support. Always good for the boys to know someone has our back. Thanks again!”

OSD’s “Supply Drop” program has impacted hundreds of thousands of active military personnel in scores of locations around the globe. These Soldiers will return home as members of OSD’s Northwest Region, leading and participating in social, professional and service events.


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