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Dirty Jobs: water and fuel systems maintenance

By Staff Sgt. Colton Elliott 380th Air Expeditionary Wing AL DHAFRA AIR BASE, United Arab Emirates — With wastewater rising, base living quarters were about to be flooded until one Airman jumped into a pit of waste and began hooking up pumps to prevent the overflow. Senior Airman Malachi Nemitz, 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron water and fuels system maintenance …

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Spiritual, mental, physical fitness increase Soldier stability

By Staff Sgt. Jennifer Milnes 35th Infantry Division Public Affairs CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait – “When you’re spiritually and emotionally fit, you’ll take care of yourself because you love yourself,” said Sgt. First Class David Mundy, chaplain assistant, 35th Infantry Division. Sitting on a bench outside the main chapel at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Mundy said being spiritual is not necessarily the …

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Mission made possible: Operation Proper Exit

By Staff Sgt. Tina Villalobos 35th Infantry Division CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait—Operation Proper Exit, an initiative of the Troops First Foundation, was facilitated by the 35th Infantry Division along with U.S. Army Central Command during its journey through Camps Arifjan and Buehring, while en route through the Middle East in early December. Operation Proper Exit is a driving force for wounded …

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Task Force Broncbuster hosts Real Men, Real Leaders event

Task Force Broncbuster hosted a Real Men, Real Leaders event Jan. 9 at the Kansas National Guard Readiness Center in Garden City. Real Men, Real Leaders is a mentor program for fifth and sixth graders designed to instill good values and teach life skills to future leaders of the community. The children arrived at 4 p.m. and participated in 10 …

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Kansas engineers hard at work in Puerto Rico

Soldiers of the Kansas National Guard’s 242nd Engineer Company have kept busy over the past several weeks assisting authorities in Puerto Rico with recovery operations from Hurricane Maria. The unit’s first mission tasked 16 soldiers skilled in heavy hauling to support operations in Aguadilla on the western coast. Heavy rains during the hurricane caused water to overflow Guajataca Lake Dam …

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