American Hero Surprises His Unsuspecting Sister After 3 Year Deployment.
The military has bases in countries like Israel, Germany, Japan, Kosovo, Kuwait, and South Korea.
There are approximately 156,000 military personnel stationed around the world.
There are approximately 13,000 troops and 16,000 military family members living in Italy today.
The Army specialist is a paratrooper assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade.
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Rader's brigade is a specialized unit that can be deployed within 18 hours to Europe, Africa, and Central Command.
The brigade provides rapidly deploying forces to Europe, Africa, and Central Command areas of responsibility within 18 hours.
And although Shane Rader may have been stationed in the country of wine and art, there is nothing like home.
Rader willingly made the sacrifice to be away from home to serve his country, but that doesn't mean he didn't miss them.
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When he was notified in December he had completed his duty, he wanted to keep the news to himself.
He did tell his older brother John, 37, but asked him not to say anything. "He let me know, but he didn’t want to tell anyone else," John told Inside Edition.
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