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    Soldier spotlight: Meet Staff Sgt. Michael Allen

    Soldier Spotlight: Meet Staff Sgt. Michael Allen

    Photo By Staff Sgt. Daniel Wallace | Staff Sgt. Michael Allen, ISAF Joint Command facilities manager, poses for a photo at...... read more read more

    KABUL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, AFGHANISTAN

    07.19.2013

    Story by Staff Sgt. Daniel Wallace 

    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Name: Michael D. Allen

    Duty Title: ISAF Joint Command Facilities Manager

    Unit: C. Co, HHBN, III Corps

    Home Station: Fort Hood

    Age: 29

    Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.

    Joined the military: June 9, 2005

    Basic Training Location: Fort Benning

    MOS: 25Q

    Education: Going to school to obtain my associates degree in applied technologies

    Marital Status: Married

    Children: 3, (12) Makalya, (3) Adrian, (1) Brandon

    Activities/Hobbies: Basketball, big time Lakers fan

    Favorite movie: Paid in Full

    Favorite TV show: The Following

    Favorite band: Tupac, DMX, Kanye West

    Favorite thing about the military: Being to different countries you realize in the next 10-15 years you will be a part of history.

    What I've learned being a Soldier: Nothing is as bad as it seems.

    What inspires you to be a Soldier: The appreciation I receive when I am wearing this uniform.

    How many times have you been deployed and what years/locations? 4 Deployments 06-07 Afghanistan, 08-09 Iraq, 10-11 Afghanistan 13-Current Afghanistan

    What's this deployment been like for you? Very Stressful, but I’ve been able to maintain a new learning experience.

    What do you enjoy most about your deployment and the mission you're supporting? Getting to work with the coalition forces.

    What do you miss most about Fort Hood and your family? Miss playing with my kids and seeing them smile.

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    NEWS INFO

    Date Taken: 07.19.2013
    Date Posted: 07.19.2013 08:16
    Story ID: 110456
    Location: KABUL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, AF 
    Hometown: BROOKLYN, NY, US

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