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Staff Sgt. Hilario Ordonez, an ISAF Joint Command communications operations noncommissioned officer in charge, 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)

Name: Hilario Ordonez
Duty title: Communications operations noncommissioned officer in charge
Unit: 57th Signal Company
Home: Killeen, Texas
Age: 29
Hometown: Clouts, NM
Joined the military: 2007
Basic training location: Fort Jackson
MOS: 25B information technology specialist
Education: Associate degree
Marital status: Married
Children: 2
Activities/hobbies: Playing guitar/video games
Favorite movie: Step Brothers
Favorite TV show: Dexter
Favorite band: Metallica
Favorite thing about the military: Traveling

What I've learned being a soldier: Being in the military is not always easy.

What inspires you to be a soldier: I love serving my county and having pride in my career.

How many times have you been deployed and what years/locations? 2 times 09-10 Afghanistan, 12-13 Afghanistan

What's this deployment been like for you? It’s been good. The experience from this deployment will help me further my career. It’s also introduced me to a lot of new cultures.

What do you enjoy most about your deployment and the mission you're supporting? I like how we are working alongside the coalition forces. You get to meet many different people from different countries.

What do you miss most about Fort Hood and your family? I miss the food and spending time with my family.

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Date Taken:08.06.2013

Date Posted:08.06.2013 03:29


Hometown:KILLEEN, TX, US

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