Photo By Staff Sgt. Daniel Wallace | 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)
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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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KABUL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, AF
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