The Stronghold Freedom Foundation is sad to relay the news that CSM Parry Baer, Retired, has passed. CSM Baer was at Karshi-Khanabad, Uzbekistan, as part of Task Force Dagger. Many of our veterans knew or served with CSM Baer. God Speed, Command Sergeant Major. Official announcement: CSM(R) Parry L Baer September 13, 2020 (Age 61)…

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Kashi- Khanabad goes by many names. It was commonly called “K2” by those stationed there. The US Army renamed the base Camp Stronghold Freedom in 2001.  US Service Members deployed to Karshi-Khanabad (K2) after the attacks of 9/11/2001; their goal was to provide supply, logistics, headquarters, and a launching point for troops deployed to bring the…

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In 2012 PJ Widener and Mike West formed a private Facebook Group called “K2 Karshi Khanabad, Uzbekistan Radiation, and Toxic Exposures”. They wanted to connect to other military veterans who had served at Karshi Khanabad Airbase, Uzbekistan (K2), during Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).  Mike had been diagnosed with cancer and had health issues. They hoped that they could lend some moral support to others fighting…

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