Posted October 16, 2018 09:19:33 The military is not the only place that has been changing.
As a transgender man, Jason Kander is finding himself on a new journey.
The 26-year-old is now the first American transgender soldier to deploy to Afghanistan.
Kander, a soldier in a unit in southern Afghanistan, came out to his family and enlisted in the military in November 2017, just two weeks after the presidential inauguration.
His unit was sent to Kandahar, the country’s largest city, where it fought in the countrys longest-running war.
His transition has been a difficult one for him and his family, but he says he has learned a lot since his arrival in Afghanistan.
The veteran of the U.S. Army said he is now a proud, independent and full-time member of his unit.
Keter’s transition has changed his life, but also his way of life.
Ketter, a member of the National Guard, was discharged from the service in March after serving seven years.
He said he had to make sacrifices during his time in the service, including going to work six days a week and caring for his family.
“I think what I’m learning is to just be more aware of what I can do to make a difference in the world,” Kander said.
“The more you’re aware of it and the more you do it, the more positive things will happen for you.”
Kander told Fox News he was always curious about the military and wanted to serve, but his life in the United States was too limited.
“When I was in Afghanistan, I thought I’d never go back,” Ketter said.
He came out as transgender when he was 16 years old.
He wanted to be a man, but that didn’t fit with the military’s image of what a man should look like.
The Army did not provide a position for Kander to transition, and he enlisted in an Army unit in Kandahar.
He spent his first year in the Uruzgan province in southern, central Afghanistan, where he learned how to fight with a rifle.
Katter said he served in an infantry platoon and was assigned to a gun company, which included an infantry battalion and a rifle company.
“We had to train in the field, but we did it the right way,” he said.
After training, he was promoted to sergeant.
After his time with the gun company in the battalion, he joined the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, and then the 2nd Battalion, 1/6th Infantry, 82d Airborne Brigade, which was in Kandak, Kandahar province.
“It’s been a good fit,” Katter, who now lives in Florida, said of his new assignment.
“They want to make sure they’re giving the best care possible to the soldiers, so they’re all on the same page.
They’re always looking out for the best for everybody.”
Ketter enlisted in a brigade in January of 2019 and said his experience in the brigade has changed him.
“Every day is a little different,” he explained.
“But they’re always the same people and they always want to help everyone.”
Katter also said the transition has given him a new outlook on life in Afghanistan and beyond.
“If I’m in a situation where I can’t fight, I’m not fighting, so I have to do things the right thing,” Kater said.
The unit has a lot of support in the unit and they’ve always been there for me.
They just keep me connected with the people in the mission and I feel at home here.
Kettlerer said the Army has always been supportive of the transgender community. “
There are a lot more people coming out than ever before,” Kettner said.
Kettlerer said the Army has always been supportive of the transgender community.
“As a trans person, it’s very difficult to be in the [Army] because of the way it is,” Kettlerers transition said.