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Military Brothers Meet for Christmas in Afghanistan

 

Written by Sgt. David Dobrydney
455th Air Expeditionary Wing

United States Department of DefenseBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Up until a few days ago, Air Force Staff Sgt. Derek Allen hadn’t seen his brother, Army Cpl. Greg Allen, in more than three years. However, a twist of fate brought them together here for the Christmas holidays.

“Both of us being here in [Afghanistan] is the closest we have ever been to each other since Thanksgiving 2009,” said Derek, a 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron tactical aircraft maintenance craftsman, deployed from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, AR.

Family Ties: Two brothers spend Christmas at Bagram

Air Force Staff Sgt. Derek Allen, right, and his brother, Army Cpl. Greg Allen, compare unit patches at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec. 23, 2012. The brothers spent the holidays together for the first time since 2009 after the A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft Derek maintains provided vital combat support for Greg and his fellow soldiers. (Master Sgt. Jun Kim/U.S. Air Force)

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