After reading "The War Room," (article, Oct. 27), I completely understand the frustration expressed by many military members currently deployed.

However, I’d like to remind some people that the rest of the Air Force is here with you, doing the same jobs you do, day in and day out. Not all of us have the luxury of sitting in an air-conditioned room in Nevada.

Those of us who are deployed here are fighting the same war, and although we may have different missions, our goal is the same. Please don’t dismiss the hard work we do every day on the flight line to generate the air power needed to support those in the field, or that of our brave Joint Terminal Attack Controllers who are out there right now, waiting for our jets to launch solely to protect our brothers in the field. Our security forces squadrons are outside the wire right now, fighting alongside soldiers and Marines.

Everyone has a different role in this war, and although someone may not think ours is as important as theirs, remember that we’re all in this together, and every person here is vital to the mission.

Airman 1st Class Katie GilletteBagram Air Field, Afghanistan

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