Hawaii Army National Guard soldiers bring aloha and safety to 7 bases in Afghanistan
By William Cole firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov. 11, 2019
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Hawaii National Guard soldiers Sgt. Bradley Padama-Kinere, left, Staff Sgt. Paul Calamayan, 2nd Lt. Francisco Barba, Spc. Andrew Octubre and Spc. Shaun Dela Calzada show care packages they received. They are with the C-RAM mission in Uruzgan province in Afghanistan.
Spc. Jaydein Soriano-Manner is a Phalanx operator at a base in Logar province. “You feel proud because we’re actually doing our mission out here,” said Soriano-Manner, who works at the Ace Hardware in Laie back home. He says his base, with several hundred Americans, is targeted a few times a week.