Twin sisters serve together in Iraq
CAMP TAJI, Iraq — Twin sisters serving in the Army have stayed together through months of rigorous training and are now deployed to Iraq with an aviation brigade from Fort Riley, Kan.
Spc. Paulette Dabney and Spc. Georgette Steele, natives of Chesapeake, Va., joined the Army in 2008 nearly on a whim, they said. Unlike most of their decisions, which are usually made in twin-like harmony, it was one sister who convinced the other to enlist.
“One day my sister just asked me if I wanted to join the Army,” said Dabney. “It seemed a little crazy, but I guess I’m the crazy one, because I went with it.”
Spc. Paulette Dabney (left) and Spc. Georgette Steele, twins from Chesapeake, Va., serve as Army aviation operations specialists in Iraq. The twins joined the Army together in 2008, and have stayed together since. Together they attended Basic Combat Training, Advanced Individual Training, and are now deployed with the Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. As aviation operations specialists, the twins are responsible for tracking flights, communicating with aircraft, and keeping commanders updated. Photo credit Spc. Roland Hale, 1st Inf. Div.