Alaskans on the Ground: Experiences in Afghanistan

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Army Captain Shannon Osterfeld. Photo courtesy AWAC.

This week on Addressing Alaskans, four Alaskan service men and women join in a panel discussion about their overseas duty in Afghanistan. From 124 degree heat to understanding local culture, hear about the experiences that challenged, scared, surprised, and taught them the most while serving as a members of the United States Army and Air Force during the War in Afghanistan.

BROADCAST ON KSKA: Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. (Alaska time)

REPEAT BROADCAST: Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. (Alaska time)

RECORDED: January 11, 2013 at the Hilton Anchorage

MODERATOR: Army Major Jeanette Kautzman


  • Army Captain Shannon Osterfeld
  • Army Sergeant First Class Vincent Vetterkind
  • Air Force Reserve Senior Master Sergeant Chad Anderson

HOST: Alaska World Affairs Council


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AWAC military panel. Photo courtesy AWAC.

  CPT Osterfeld MAJ Kautzman1 SFC Vetterkind and CPT Osterfeld

Army Major Jeanette Kautzman. Photo courtesy AWAC.


Army Sergeant First Class Vincent Vetterkind. Photo courtesy AWAC.


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Air Force Reserve Senior Master Sergeant Chad Anderson. Photo courtesy AWAC.





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