Living and Surviving in Harms Way: Kapisa PRT, Afghanistan

My friend Katie* deployed with me to Afghanistan as part of the Kapisa Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT). We met through our deployment and are still friends today. I love hearing her perspective because even though we deployed to the same place and the same mission (Kapisa PRT) we have a different perspective and share different stories. You […]

What a Timid Girl Learned to Survived 9 Months in Afghanistan

I’m kicking off the Deployment Stories with my Afghanistan Deployment. I was deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 on a Provincial Reconstruction Team. This is Day 3 of my 31 Day Series. If you want to start at the beginning click here. You can also check out Women of the Military podcast to hear more stories […]

A Joint Mission in Afghanistan: My Deployment Story

Shortly after arriving in Afghanistan I was able to part of a joint mission between the French Task Force and the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT). We had done a quick visit down to Southern Tagab before the team we replaced left. And our team decided it would be a great opportunity to team up with […]

PRT Missions (Part 4)

The Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) went on missions “outside the wire” (off base) for many different reasons.  Most often the PRT Engineers had some part to play in the whatever PRT missions happened.   The main reason the PRT Engineers had to go off base was to complete site visits of the various projects located […]