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101st Airborne Division Couple takes journey through life side-by-side

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionRakkasan

Khowst Province, Afghanistan – Once David and Lizeth Wakasa exchanged their vows they would set into motion an inseparable journey that would lead them to Afghanistan and eventually the Pentagon.

After they married in August 2008, the Wakasas planned their future together in their small New Jersey apartment. Seeking something more out of life, Lizeth propositioned her husband with a life full of endless possibilities, financial security and the chance to be different by joining the U.S. Army.

U.S. Army Sgt. Lizeth Wakasa (right), a food service specialist assigned to Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stands proud before her promotion to sergeant with her husband U.S. Army Spc. David Wakasa (left), also a food service specialist with Headquarters, 3-187, at Combat Outpost Bowri Tana, Dec. 1st, 2012.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, Task Force 3/101 Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Sgt. Lizeth Wakasa (right), a food service specialist assigned to Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stands proud before her promotion to sergeant with her husband U.S. Army Spc. David Wakasa (left), also a food service specialist with Headquarters, 3-187, at Combat Outpost Bowri Tana, Dec. 1st, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, Task Force 3/101 Public Affairs)

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Task Force Iron runs Turkey Trot in Afghanistan, Fort Campbell

 

Written by U.S. Army 1st Lt. R.J. Peek
Task Force Rakkasan Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division187th Infantry Regiment - Iron RakkasansGhazni Province, Afghanistan – Soldiers of Task Force Iron Rakkasans conducted the first leg of the 5 km “Turkey Trot” on Forward Operating Base Andar in Ghazni Province November 20th.

Family members and rear-detachment Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment at Fort Campbell, KY, conducted their segment of the run 12 hours later in a show of solidarity with the deployed Rakkasans, said U.S. Army Capt. Michael Naas from Dayton, Ohio, Headquarters Company, 3rd Bn., 187th Inf. Regt. commander.

Soldiers on Forward Operating Base Andar kick off the Afghanistan portion of the Turkey Trot five-kilometer race Nov. 20th. Soldiers from all elements assigned to FOB Andar participated in the run. Twelve hours later, Soldiers and families from the same units on Fort Campbell ran their leg of the Turkey Trot to show solidarity to their deployed Iron Rakkasans. (Photo by U.S. Army Capt. Michael Naas, Task Force Iron Rakkasan Headquarters Company commander)

Soldiers on Forward Operating Base Andar kick off the Afghanistan portion of the Turkey Trot five-kilometer race Nov. 20th. Soldiers from all elements assigned to FOB Andar participated in the run. Twelve hours later, Soldiers and families from the same units on Fort Campbell ran their leg of the Turkey Trot to show solidarity to their deployed Iron Rakkasans. (Photo by U.S. Army Capt. Michael Naas, Task Force Iron Rakkasan Headquarters Company commander)

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