4

Jessica Schneider: Houston Soldier Goes to Afghanistan, Learns Carpentry

You learn a lot of things in the Army. For Jessica Schneider of Houston, it was carpentry.

Schneider is a corporal in the 127th Military Police Company, currently stationed at Forward Operating Base Andar in Afghanistan's Ghazni Province.

The women in the company were assigned tiny, bare rooms in the "beehive"; they banded together to build beds.

"My family was pretty surprised, because I'm not the carpenter type," Schneider says in a video released by the Army, embedded here.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.