Deployed Airmen Sacrifice, Visit Nickelback
BAGRAM AIR BASE, AFGHANISTAN — Airmen assigned to the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing recently took time from their busy operational schedule to visit the rock group Nickelback.
“It’s really amazing what these men and women are doing,” said logistics officer Maj. William Sonora. “They’re spending their valuable free time for a good cause, and I know that Nickelback really appreciates it.”
Nickelback landed in Afghanistan on Thursday morning to a warm welcome. Volunteers greeted the band's members at the runway with handshakes and pats on the back, and then escorted them to breakfast in the base dining facility.
Airman First Class Kelly Johannsen, a bighearted member of the welcoming committee, said, “We know what a big deal this is for Nickelback, so we wanted them to feel welcome. We thought about rolling out the red carpet we use for VIPs, but we didn’t want to oversell it.”
On Thursday afternoon, Nickelback members sat at a table for a Meet ‘N’ Greet, where Air Force personnel came up one…
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