CLARKSVILLE, KENTUCKY & AUSTIN, TEXAS (Sept 7, 2018) /For immediate release/ — Deployed from Fort Campbell to Southern Syria in Support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) is currently serving as a placeholder in a deconfliction zone (DCZ). They are tasked with holding territory and protecting the locals from terrorist threats.
Sergeant First Class Adam B. said, “We are isolated to our location due to Syrian Regime forces to our north, and difficulty in exiting the country to Jordan to our South. Overall, we are tasked with holding territory to protect the local populace against ISIS and other terrorist activity.”
Unfortunately, their MWR equipment was seriously lacking, leaving these soldiers with little to do to pass the time.
Sergeant First Class Adam B. continued, “We only recently took over this location from the previous unit, and on their way out, they removed all video game systems and other MWR equipment. We were expecting on having these supplies at our location to help ease the frustrations from our daily adventures into the desert, but now we are left watching movies on a laptop. This is my 7th deployment, and while I am comfortable reading books to pass the time, I have a contingent of younger soldiers who are experiencing their first or second trip (this being the first ‘combat’ mission for most of the unit). Considering that we will be here during the hottest portion of the year, I thought having something for the guys to do indoors during the heat of the day would be a good thing.”
OSD was happy to provide these soldiers with a Supply Drop to help boost morale and provide some much-needed entertainment.
Sergeant First Class Adam B. responded, “Your t-shirts have been one of the largest hits around here. The guys were super excited to wear them to the range as we were training our partner force. They said the sleeves fit their arms perfect… Thank you for all that you do to support the troops. With this being my 7th deployment, I more than most others, understand how the little things make a trip enjoyable, and that it is only because of your hard work and dedication.”
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 this winter as members of OSD’s Southeast Region, leading and participating in social, professional and service events within Kentucky and Tennessee.
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