My First Deployment: Operation Desert Storm
July 21, 2012
CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait - Capt. Lori Volden has served as a citizen soldier in the Army for 23 years. Her current overseas deployment to Kuwait with the 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) is her second. Her first was in support of Desert Shield and Desert Storm as a private first class supply clerk with the Alpha Company, 24th Forward Support Battalion, 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized) of Fort Stewart, Ga.
Volden, a native of Cashton, Wis., joined the army in 1989 at age 18. She was right out of high school.
Her story to support Operation Desert Shield & Desert Storm started on the plane ride back from the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif.
"We were on the plane on July 31. I remember because it was my birthday," Volden explained. We hadn