30 Mar '16, 5pm

@theCaGuard #Soldiers and friends from the same town back home, deploy to Kuwait together

@theCaGuard #Soldiers and friends from the same town back home, deploy to Kuwait together

CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – Soldiers who deploy overseas have a unique opportunity to meet and work side-by-side with fellow service members from all over the United States. The California National Guard’s 40th Combat Aviation Brigade, currently deployed to the Middle East, is no exception. Men and women from nine different states are attached to the 40th CAB, ranging from pilots, mechanics and fuelers working shifts around the clock to support regional training and stability operations. However, this mission has also given long-standing members of local communities the opportunity to continue working and living together in uniform. Four citizens from Folsom, California – a policeman, a pilot, a teacher and a doctor – deployed together to Camp Buehring, Kuwait, with the 40th CAB. “Even though we’re all in separate units, we end up working together,” said Lt. Col. Nader Araj, c...

Full article: http://www.nationalguard.mil/News/tabid/3336/Article/7078...

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