Thursday, December 24, 2015

"The Force Awakens" At Bagram Air Base

New Star Wars film boosts morale at Bagram 
Stars and Stripes
By Heath Druzin
Published: December 22, 2015
Darth Vader shows up for a special screening of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" for troops at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015. U.S. FORCES-AFGHANISTAN
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — The views are nice at Bagram Air Field, with Afghanistan’s snow-capped Hindu Kush mountains towering over the base, but the entertainment options are scarce. So when “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” came to the big screen here Tuesday, the lines went around the block and stayed there for showing after showing.

“It was good, definitely different, and it definitely boosted morale a lot,” said Army Sgt. Marcos Reynoza, 27, of Lemoore, Calif. “I thought it was pretty awesome, and I’m not even a big Star Wars fan.” read more here