From today’s Tacoma News Tribune:
“Some soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord have been forging ties with female villagers who are normally almost invisible to outsiders. As reported from Afghanistan by The News Tribunes Adam Ashton, female engagement teams fielded by Lewis-McChord battalions are serving as liaisons between the U.S. military and Afghan women.
Among them are Sgt. 1st Class Laurie Eggleston of University Place and Sgt. 1st Class Elizabeth Wages of Yelm, who manage the effort on behalf of the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.
The teams help the Army connect with Afghan women, one on one, as part of its mission to defeat the Taliban. In the process, the villagers see American women who are confident and educated, women who arent guarded around the clock by males. Eggleston and Wages embody the expansive opportunities available to most Western girls and women,” quoting “Inside Opinion”
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