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Jason Flying Eagle Rodriguez
U.S. Army
Combat Engineer and a Mechanic

      My name is Jason Flying Eagle Rodriguez. I enlisted in the US Army February 28, 1996, where I have served as a Combat Engineer and a Mechanic. I am with the B Co 325th Brigade Support Battalion stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii,and I am currently deployed to Afghanistan.

      My first duty station was at Ft Hood, Texas assigned to HHC 299th Engineer Battalion from April 1996 to April 2000. In July of 2001 I received orders to Ft Benning, GA and assigned to B Co 14th Field Hospital as a Mechanic. We deployed to Mubarak Military City, Egypt, in support of Operation Bright Star. Our mission was to provide medical and maintenance support to other coalition forces to include the Egyptian Army. Once we returned back to home station, I received orders for Korea in April of 2002, where I was assigned to A Co. 304th Signal Battalion, Camp Colbern. I was there for exactly one year.

      Once that tour of duty was over I was ordered to report back to Fort Hood, Texas in 2003 where I was assigned to A Co 21st Combat Support Hospital. While stationed at Ft Hood we received orders to Louisiana in support of Operation Hurricane Katrina to provide medical care to the people of New Orleans. I was there for approximately 3 months. It was overwhelming to see the devastation up close and personal that Mother Nature can cause.

      We then received orders to deploy to Camp Bucca, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in April of 2006 to April 2007. Our mission was to provide detainee health care since Camp Bucca was one of the detention facilities for Al Qaida and the Taliban. In April of 2008 it was time to head out to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, which is my current duty station. I am with the B Co 325th Brigade Support Battalion.

      In October of 2008 my unit was called to deploy to Contingency Operation Base (COB) Speicher, Iraq. We provided security for night Combat Patrols and maintenance support for the duration of the deployment which was a year long. We redeployed and reset all of our equipment and personnel to deploy to Afghanistan where I am currently at.

      It has been rough on my family constantly being deployed but through prayer and support we have managed to be strong through the hard times. I want to say Thank You for those who have served in our armed forces, and our hearts are with those who we have lost in combat.

Awards and Decorations
   • Army Service Ribbon
   • Overseas Service Ribbon
   • National Defense Service Medal
   • Global War on Terrorism Medal
   • Iraq Campaign Medal
   • Afghanistan Campaign Medal
   • Korean Service Medal
   • Humanitarian Service Medal
   • Combat Action Badge
   • Driver/Mechanic Badge
   • Air Assault Badge
   • Army Achievement Medal – 4 times
   • Army Commendation Medal – 4 times
   • NCO Ribbon – 2 times

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