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Thu, 01 Dec 2016, 19:28 PM

Eddie Krawiec Finds Common Ground with American Troops in Middle East
Courtesy of by Kelly Topolinski


On the second day of the Summit Racing-sponsored
Armed Forces Entertainment-organized Operation Appreciation,
the team had the opportunity to tour a massive
Chinook helicopter. The view from the top was pretty sweet.
The first day of Operation Appreciation ended with a Summit Racing BIGFOOT 44 Monster Truck show like no other at Camp Beuhring, and the thrilling spectacle followed a day packed with quality time spent with troops stationed at the installation that boasts a total of 10 square kilometers. The day started with a briefing from base commander Lt. Col. Christopher Leung and was rounded out at the 77th Combat Aviation Brigade where Crew Chief SFC Jenna Wilson kicked off a flight line tour by making the team feel right at home in the Chinook helicopter.

For Screamin' Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson rider Eddie Krawiec, the 2016 Operation Appreciation trip is his fifth, and the impression the journey makes upon him each year only increases.

Below, Krawiec speaks on the similarities he has found between the dynamics of a squadron and a race team:

"Today at Camp Buehring we met the base commander, Lt. Col. Leung, and he stressed the importance of unity. A large part of his job is bringing everyone together, and I found it interesting as we visited the different units just how much it's like a team atmosphere. It isn't just one individual making everything happen; it's a group of people working together. Everything that these guys and gals do for us, it's a big team effort, and they all work together for a common goal. The commander has a tough job, he gets daily tasks handed to him for the group to execute, and it's up to him to see that they are carried out. You could tell that he takes a lot of pride in making sure everyone has everything they need to carry out the mission.

For complete story posted at OnAllCylinders.

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