Spec. Oliver returns from Kosovo
Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 14, 2005
Army Reserve Spec. Kristen D. Oliver has returned to the U.S. after being deployed to Camp Bondsteel or Camp Monteith, Kosovo, as a member of Task Force Medical Falcon.
The task force soldiers were assigned to the U.S. Army contingent Multinational Brigade-East, Kosovo Force (KFOR).
The soldiers provided emergency and routine medical services, medical support and emergency treatment to soldiers in the task force, and Mulitnational Brigade-East and Operation Joint Guardian troops in Kosovo.
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U.S. active duty, reserve component and national guard soldiers are part of a rotating NATO-U.S. task force which helps support the continuing peacekeeping Kosovo Force mission after the crisis in Kosovo ceased in June 1999.
The NATO-led Kosovo Force helps maintain a safe and secure environment in the province and provides a security presence in villages, assists in resolving disputes, delivers and distributes medical equipment and supplies as part of medical humanitarian mission, and works with international aid agencies to provide support for communities.
Oliver, a surgical technician, is assigned to the 18th Field Hospital, Fort Story, Virginia Beach.
She is the daughter of Gary L. Oliver of Freeman Mill Road, Suffolk, and Vicki McCallum of Edney Drive, Newport News.
The soldier graduated from Lakeland High School in Suffolk in