OCONUS UNDISCLOSED, April 20, 2016,
We received a shipment of packages from you yesterday - we were blown away by your awesome support! Thank you so much for the gift card, knives, snacks, toiletries, batteries, , etc - we will definitely make good use of them. It's good to see that little bit on home in those boxes, we appreciate the time you took to put them together, package them, and send them. Nothing but positive feedback from us!
Thank you again! We will work on uploading pictures for you, but that will take some time, due to the nature of our mission and location.
MSgt Matt ----, USAF
AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar, April 5, 2016 — Twin brothers often share similar experiences from birth to high school graduation, but only a few can claim to have deployed together while serving in the same unit.
Air Force Senior Airman Emmanuel Taveras, an electrical and environmental journeyman, and his twin brother, Senior Airman Carlos Taveras, an aircraft structural maintenance apprentice, are assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron and work in the same building. They arrived here in January, only six days apart.Emmanuel said serving in a deployed location with his brother is a dream come true. “We always wanted this, to be assigned to the same base,” Emmanuel said. “It’s unique to have that happen, especially at a deployed location; we’re so thankful.”
Carlos said there are benefits to being deployed with his brother. “Having him here makes the experience so much easier to deal with,” he said. “It can be stressful at times, but having my brother around makes things better.”Read more ...