Newark, Delaware Airman, a single mother in the Delaware Air Guard, deploying to Afghanistan for six months

Release Number: 010513


Technical Sgt. Amy Kline, a single mother, resident of Newark, Del., a contracting officer and 15-year member of the 166th Airlift Wing, Delaware Air National Guard, leaves this Monday for two weeks of Combat Airman Skills Training at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., followed by a six month deployment to the Joint Theater Support Contracting Command near Kabul, Afghanistan.

Sergeant Kline will work near Kabul under U.S. Central Command authority as a contingency contracting officer with specialists who manage contracts for supplies and services used throughout U.S. CENTCOM's area of responsibility covering 20 countries -- Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, and Yemen.

Sergeant Kline is professionally accredited with an Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP) Level II certification from Defense Acquisition University, accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. The APDP promotes the development and sustainment of a professional acquisition workforce in the Air Force.

Sergeant Kline previously deployed for two weeks to Saudi Arabia in 2002.

166th Airlift Wing Commander Col. Mike Feeley said, "We typically shine a spotlight on large groups of our Airmen who deploy overseas with our aircraft. The deployment of Tech. Sgt. Amy Kline is a great example of the numerous people who frequently leave our base without fanfare or public recognition because they leave alone or in very small groups. But their service deserves recognition because each performs critical functions needed by the U.S. military to successfully operate in a deployed combat environment."

About 100 total Airmen from the Delaware ANG are serving overseas from February to June this year at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia performing tactical air-land, airdrop and airlift missions operating C-130 Hercules transport aircraft in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

The Delaware ANG has 1,100 members, and continually deploys personnel and subordinate units around the globe. This release is in the public domain, and any part may be used as written.

Delaware Air National Guard: Celebrating 67 years of Citizen-Airman service to our state and nation, 1946-2013

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