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Sasha Phillips - War On Terror

Sasha Phillips was in eighth grade in 2001, and enlisted in the Illinois National Guard at the age of seventeen in 2006. By 2009 she was serving in Afghanistan, working as a helicopter mechanic in sites that included Kandahar and at Bagram Air Base. She experienced mortar fire during her tour, and received the Combat Action Badge. Sasha married Marcus Phillips in 2010. The two had met during their Advance Individual Training at Ft. Eustis, Virginia.

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Mortar Attack

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Interview (Audio)

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See also See also the interview with Sasha's husband, Marcus Phillips.


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Caption

SPC Sasha Briggs (Phillips) after a pre-deployment ceremony in Peoria, Illinois (Army Aviation Support Facility #3) on November 10, 2008.

Where:

Peoria, Illinois

When:

November 10, 2008

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo

Caption

SPC Sasha Briggs (Phillips) on the ramp of a CH-47 in flight to FOB (Forward Operating Base) Shank in Lagar Province, Afghanistan in April, 2009.

Where:

Lagar Province, Afghanistan

When:

April, 2009

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo



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