Monday, August 21, 2006

Airmen Risk Lives to make Mission Happen

Air Mission
Originally uploaded by Sydney Weasel.
By Spc. Carina M. Garcia 345th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait – The mission they have is challenging, critical, grueling and worst of all, treacherous. Yet for more than two years now Airmen have been driving convoys for the Army on some of the most dangerous roads in the world.

From this sprawling Army camp to the border of Southern Iraq, all the way to the most Northern reaches of a country roughly the size of California, members of the 586th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron put their lives on the line every day for the mission.

These 300 plus hard-charging, combat Airmen of the 586th ELRS are assigned to one of two medium truck detachments – the 70th MTD or the 424th MTD.
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