AfPak Hand Program
“It really opens a door when you are able to go up to someone and say hello, ask how they are, ask about their family, say your name, ask their name, ask where they live and what they do for work.” [[MORE]] By Andrew Cox Lieutenant Colonel Diana Staneszewski is a United States Marine assigned to Headquarters Marine Corps, serving in the AfPak Hands program. She has served in Iraq and...
“It’s hard not to come back and look at people and think they are just civilians, they don’t know what’s going on—you come back and you’re just angry.” By Andrew Cox Jim O’Neill served in the U.S. Army for four years as a bridge engineer with the 814th Engineer Company. He deployed to Kuwait in February 2003 and six weeks later received the assault orders into Iraq as part of the initial...
Combat Paper Project
“Most of society has little or no exposure to the military, but they are wondering—they want to know what it is like.” By Andrew Cox Drew Cameron joined the Army in August of 2000 and served with Bravo Battery, 6th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, stationed out of Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He deployed to Iraq in 2003, operating out of Camp Anaconda near Balad, Iraq. His active duty career...