Monday, January 25, 2010

Aggie Alumni Serving Our Country in Afghanistan

Kathy Konops is a 2002-2003 Aggie soccer alumni who is a 1LT and a navigator on a MC130P (click on the name of the plane for more info!) for the United States Air Force. Currently she is deployed in Afghanistan tentatively until the beginning of April. We all know that there is great sacrifice to both the American Soldier and their families as they serve our country. As fellow Aggies, let’s rally around Kathy and her crew and continue to support them in their mission in the Middle East.

Kathy says of her deployment, “I love it out here ... we are doing things that matter out here and have an impact on the war and those fighting the war... its a great feeling especially as a new nav and being in training for pretty much 3 years. I am on a crew of 8 (me included) and let me tell you every prayer helps everyday out here ... we are doing amazing things and it always helps knowing that we have people back home supporting us .”

Coach Cairns added to Kathy’s thoughts with this about Kathy, “Kathy has been training for her mission in Afghanistan since her years at USU. While here in Logan, she was able to balance playing soccer and participating in the Air Force ROTC program. Since then she has been receiving specialized training in navigation. I am so proud that I had the opportunity to coach such a great young woman, and I appreciate the sacrifice she is making for our country. I hope that the Aggie soccer alumni will rally around one of their own and keep her and her crew in their thoughts and prayers.”

If you would like to support Kathy and her 8 airmen crew, you can send her something via APO mail at:
Kathleen Konops
PRG 6-5E
APO AE, 09354
Or you can drop Kathy an email at:

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty."
-- John F. Kennedy

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