2011 Deployment

Pittsburgh native Air Force Tech. Sgt. Frank Monacelli, a structures specialist on his second deployment measures a plank of wood in the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division compound on Forward Operating Base Shank. Monacelli’s first mission in Afghanistan was to go to COP Blessing in North Eastern Afghanistan. “No power, no running water, no chow hall; eating was a MRE. We did a two-day assessment and went back to our forward operating base, grabbed a bunch of materials and within a week had ten showers, six toilets, four sinks, eight washers and dryers and established a power grid.” (U.S. Army photo/Sgt. John D. Ortiz)

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