Fort Hood Soldiers Deployed to Iraq Receive OSD Supply Drop

KILLEEN, TEXAS & AUSTIN, TEXAS (June 20, 2018) /For immediate release/ —   Deployed from Fort Hood to Iraq, the Regimental Engineer Squadron, 3d U.S. Cavalry Regiment is tasked with route clearance and security escorts for multiple FOBs. They work closely with the Iraqi Army and other military groups.

Since their work takes them to a variety of FOBs in Iraq, they don’t have access to an MWR or USO often found at larger bases. Despite less than ideal conditions, these soldiers try to encourage each other and keep morale up by playing games in their downtime. SSG Justin M. reached out to OSD hoping to secure some additional entertainment items for his fellow soldiers.

He explained, “We are constantly going places where we don’t have luxury items and having to set up patrol bases for days or weeks at a time. When we do come back to refit, we like to all get together and play video games.”

OSD was happy to help out!

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 Spring as members of OSD’s Texas Region, leading and participating in social, professional and service events within Fort Hood.

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