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Joint Forces Command – United Assistance Service Member of the week: Cooking up Morale in Liberia

 

Written by Sgt. Matthew Britton
27th Public Affairs Detachment

United States Africa CommandMonrovia, Liberia – Meals Ready to Eat are convenient and essential for service members who are deployed to austere locations where hot chow isn’t yet available. In this situation, although necessary, eating MREs for long periods of time can become the catalyst for morale declining.

A hot bite to eat could be the difference between troops becoming complacent with risks that might be fatal, and staying alert – staying alive.

Specialist Shanice Wright, cook, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 36th Engineer Brigade, Task Force Rugged, Fort Hood, Texas, has been recognized as the second Service Member of the Week, December 5th, supporting Joint Forces Command – United Assistance and the U.S. Agency for International Disease – led mission, Operation United Assistance.

Major General Gary Volesky, left, the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance commander, congratulates and gives a coin to Spc. Shanice Wright, cook, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 36th Engineer Brigade, Task Force Rugged, Fort Hood, Texas, at the Barclay Training Center in Monrovia, Liberia, Dec. 05, 2014. Wright is the second troop to be recognized as the Service Member of the Week. (Sgt. Matt Britton 27th Public Affairs Detachment)

Major General Gary Volesky, left, the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance commander, congratulates and gives a coin to Spc. Shanice Wright, cook, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 36th Engineer Brigade, Task Force Rugged, Fort Hood, Texas, at the Barclay Training Center in Monrovia, Liberia, Dec. 05, 2014. Wright is the second troop to be recognized as the Service Member of the Week. (Sgt. Matt Britton 27th Public Affairs Detachment)

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