MAR is proud to sponsor 107.3 WAAF-FM radio personality Mistress Carrie’s trip to Afghanistan to visit members of the 182 Infantry of Massachusetts Army National Guard and to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In 2006, Mistress Carrie went to Iraq to commemorate the 5th anniversary and was the first “non-news” journalist to be embedded with the Army in Iraq.
Click the link to read Carrie’s most recent blog post: Some of the people we have met in Afghanistan so far!
Below is the initial news release from WAAF about the trip.
97.7/107.3 WAAF Honors the 10th Anniversary of the September 11th Terrorist Attacks
Boston, MA (August 24, 2011) As the 10th anniversary of September 11th approaches, 97.7/107.3 WAAF will pay tribute to the loss and sacrifice that has been endured by our country’s military, first responders and their families since the catastrophic attacks of September 11, 2001.
In an ongoing effort to share the stories of the servicemen and women overseas, WAAF is sending afternoon drive personality, Mistress Carrie, on a mission to Afghanistan – “AAF to Afghanistan.” She will not only lift the spirits of the soldiers, but also share with WAAF listeners what life is like on the front lines. From her home base of Kabul, Carrie will send back photos and video of life in Afghanistan. She will bring soldiers with her on the radio, reuniting them with loved ones via telephone.
Preparations for the trip are underway and include rounds of shots to ward off disease and wearing heavy body armor on a daily basis to become accustomed to carrying around the extra fifty pounds of weight. Gifts for the soldiers – custom t-shirts and signed Red Sox memorabilia – are being collected and shipped ahead of time to Afghanistan.
WAAF is committed to honoring the memory of those lost in the ongoing war on terror as well as all who continue to fight on the front lines.
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