Fort Carson Soldiers Enduring Austere Living Conditions Get Morale Boost from OSD Supply Drop
Soldiers of the 4th Infantry Division are deployed from Fort Carson to an undisclosed location. An Apache Helicopter Unit, they are stationed at a very remote outpost. To say their living conditions are rough would be an understatement.
1LT Matthew B. explained, “We are an Apache Helicopter unit deployed to a remote outstation. When we arrived we were living and working in dirt. We poured concrete and built a building to improve our working conditions for maintenance on the aircraft and are currently building B Huts so we can move out of tents we’ve been living in for 3 months. We have had very little support from our parent units and have continued to provide everything for ourselves. We currently still do not have running water in our footprint and rely on ferrying water jugs to use for washing our hands. These Soldiers have worked extremely hard and despite their still austere working and living conditions, they continue to work hard and have a positive attitude.”
Many of the Soldiers in the unit are younger and enjoy gaming. 1LT Matthew B. reached out to OSD hoping he could provide his Soldiers a way to take their mind off work with some games they enjoy.
He continued, “A lot of these Soldiers are younger and gravitate towards video games and that kind of entertainment. I’m reaching out to see about getting the items sent out as they currently do not have a Playstation or Xbox to play on their downtime. There is a lot of time spent sitting around and one of these systems would help pass the time by for the rest of our deployment.”
These Soldiers definitely deserved a Supply Drop and we were happy to provide it.
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 Spring as members of OSD’s Southwest Region, leading and participating in social, professional and service events within Fort Carson, Colorado.
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