MWD Gitta passed away recently from complications due to liver problems. She was 5 years old. During a tour of duty in 2009, Tech. Sgt. Steven Kaun, 5th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and his trusted K-9 partner Gitta, served proudly together in support of the overseas mission. Kaun recounted a story of how Gitta helped in detecting a roadside bomb which saved the lives of fellow service members. Read that story here: http://1.usa.gov/RhiGpQ
SSGT E-6 Brandon R Pepper --YORK PENNSYLVANIA, US ARMY ELITE GREEN BERET , 3RD SPECIAL FORCES (AIRBORNE) KIA July 21 , 2012 , AGE 31 ,insurgents ambushed his infantry patrol at GHAZNI PROVINCE AFGHANISTAN , this was SSGT Pepper' second deployment in Afghanistan in support of overseas Contingency Operations.+++you are not forgotten +++SOME GAVE ALL
How to Send a Care Package to Your Soldier in Afghanistan
One of the best things you can do to help support our troops in Afghanistan is to send them a care package. This hub contains information on what to send, what not to send and how to package the items.
Operation Care Package -- send Santa to the troops! You can sponsor a package, send supplies or donate money. "Operation Care Package is a volunteer 501 (c)(3) public charity, dedicated to our mission that no Hero serving our Nation should be forgotten."
Lance Cpl. Tom Welstand, a native of Berystedmunds, England, and a military working dog handler with 103 Military Dog Squadron, shares a moment with his search dog, Steegan, during Operation Zamrod Olai, June 25, in northern Nad'Ali district, Helmand province. Photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy Ross
Thanks to the overwhelming support and generosity from the Richardson community, First Choice ER collects approximately 50,000 care package items for troops overseas as a result of its Operation Gratitude donation drive.