Photo By Staff Sgt. Daniel Wallace | Pvt. Whitley Watkins, an ISAF joint Command service desk tech, poses for a photo at Kabul, Afghanistan International Airport, Aug. 6, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Wallace, ISAF Joint Command Public Affairs NCO)
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Name: Whitley Watkins Duty title: Service desk technician Unit: III Corps Home: Fort Hood, Texas Age: 23 Hometown: Perry, GA Joined the military: August 2011 Basic training location: Fort Jackson MOS: 25L cable systems installer Education: Currently attending college Marital status: Single Children: 0 Activities/hobbies: Playing basketball and hanging with friends Favorite movie: Love & Basketball Favorite TV show: My Wife & Kids Favorite band: N/A
Favorite thing about the military: The learning experiences they have to offer. The many things they teach you.
What I've learned being a Soldier: I have learned a lot from being a soldier. I learned to stay motivated and to never give up on something you really want.
What inspires you to be a soldier: I am inspired to help people. I love helping people and want to find better ways to help.
How many times have you been deployed and what years/locations? This is my first deployment.
What's this deployment been like for you? Being around my III Corps family has made it really good. I love all of my battle buddies and will do anything for them.
What do you enjoy most about your deployment and the mission you're supporting? Getting to serve my country is what I enjoy. I love where I am working. I get to meet a lot of people other countries. They are awesome to work with.
What do you miss most about Fort Hood and your family? I miss everything about Fort Hood and the awesome food. I miss being able to go to my family when I am down and they are there to make my day better and take me shopping.
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