Karen Steiner

The War in Afghanistan has been a very expensive and costly war. This war has not only just cost a lot of money, it has also cost lives. This was has not have been in our own territory so this means as Americans we have to send our finest over to fight this war. We have had to send our fathers, our brothers and sisters, and our mothers overseas in order to keep this war in our winning side. In our own town we have many people, which may even be your neighbor, being sent overseas in harms way. This may be a hard thing to think about but when you are sent overseas you are away from your home and your family for at least 4 months at a time. And that doesn't even include travel time. One woman, and mother, knows this feeling the best. Karen Steiner is about to go on her third tour for 6 months. She is the mother of two teenagers and is a loving wife. Her family doesn't want her to leave again but she has no choice in it. She knows that she is going to help many of men and women that haven been injured at war. Karen Steiner is a Flight Nurse for the Air Force Reserves. She is also the commander of the 911th Air Wing in Pittsburgh. Mrs. Steiner knows what she has to do into order to sever her country the right way. In her past tours to Iraq and Afghanistan she has saved countless lives.

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Tent

Tent

This is one of the tents that Americans such as Mrs. Steiner would work in. This tent is nothing but fabric and metal poles acting like a skeleton inside. There was always a threat for bomb attacks on the base. As you can tell if this tent was hit with a bomb there would be nothing left. This tent does not sever as a place of protection. It simply serves as a place to get your daily work done. Image courtesy of the Steiner family View File Details Page

Karen Steiner

Karen Steiner

Karen Steiner's job is to fly with the hurt american soldiers and take care of them and make sure that they do not die in the air. This picture shows Mrs. Steiner and one of her crew members working on a hurt soldier making sure that they were going survive the flight to a safer location. Image courtesy of the Steiner family View File Details Page

Market

Market

This is a picture of the base market. This picture has a little Afghanistan boy walking away from the market. He was there to buy stuff for him and his family. It is normal for children as old as this child to be taking care of their whole family. It is normal for a child to be taking care of his or her mother, fathers, brothers, and sisters. Image courtesy of the Steiner family View File Details Page

Little Boy

Little Boy

Karen Steiner meet a whole lot of many great people while she was deployed to Afghanistan. But they weren't all in the military. Mrs. Steiner would walk about the base in here free time. This was because there was a market the Afghanistan civilians were aloud to see there products there. This boy was selling bracelets and didn't speak a single word of English. Image courtesy of the Steiner family View File Details Page

Afghanistan sunset

Afghanistan sunset

This picture was taken at dusk by Karen Steiner. This picture shows the sun setting giving one last looks to the air strip that lays inside the base. It also shows the lights of the run way turning on to get ready for the night landings. Image courtesy of the Steiner family View File Details Page

Mountains

Mountains

These are the mountains of Afghanistan. Many people think that Afghanistan is just a flat open dessert filled with the unseen enemy and creatures. This picture was taken on one of the constant flights the Karen Steiner took. Image courtesy of the Steiner family View File Details Page

Welcome to the base.

Welcome to the base.

This picture is of Karen Steiner when she arrived at the Afghanistan Air Force Base called Kandahar. As you can see there are two types of langues on the sign. This is because the Afghanistan people don't speak english. They speak a langue call Baluchi, Pashai, Nuristani, Pamiri, Pashto, and Dari. There are many translators at the base so if you need to speak to a Afghanistan civilian they can help you. Image courtesy of the Steiner family View File Details Page

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Nicholas Steiner, “Karen Steiner,” Discover Medina, accessed April 26, 2017, http://discovermedina.org/items/show/93.

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