Fort Benning Soldiers Stationed at Remote Afghanistan FOB Get Much Needed Pick Me Up from OSD ‘Supply Drop’

COLUMBUS, GEORGIA & AUSTIN, TEXAS (April 30, 2018) /For immediate release/ —   The 1st Battalion 28th Infantry Regiment is deployed to Afghanistan from Fort Benning in support of the 1st Security Assistance Brigade. Stationed at a FOB with no amenities, the conditions are rough.

SFC  Joshua F. explained, “My Platoon has recently been moved to a location that has few of the amenities that most of the FOBs in Afghanistan now possess. The internet is extremely limited, the power and water don’t always function, and we’re eating at least 2 MREs a day for chow with occasionally large heater meals thrown in for dinner.”

Additionally, these soldiers have very little to do in their downtime. With no USO or MWR, they were looking for something to help take their minds off being away from home and make the time to a little faster.

SFC  Joshua F. continued,  “In our downtime, there’s little to do unless we were able to bring it with us. There is no USO set up for movies or video games. Mostly we’re just looking for things to entertain us during our downtime to make the time away from home and family go a little bit faster.”

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.

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 in the fall as members of OSD’s Southeast Region, leading and participating in social, professional and service events around Fort Benning.

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