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Maj. Roy Nickerson and a group of soldiers at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan did their best to watch today’s epic U.S.-Algeria World Cup match on TV. But as you might expect, the realities of war zone life did not make it easy. In the end, Nickerson, a member of the 101st Airborne, was able to witness Landon Donovan’s game-winning goal. Sort of. Read his description of the scene at Bagram and you’ll understand: Tonight I was not able to partake in most of the festivities surrounding the US-Algeria World Cup Soccer match. “Festivities” at our location essentially equates to a…

It’s well-known that President Obama is a hoops junkie, so it’s not a big surprise that he took full advantage of the TVs at Bagram to watch some March Madness while meeting with U.S. servicemembers in Afghanistan. The Washington Post has video of Obama sneaking peaks at the games while at Bagram. Judging by his bracket picks, the CINC probably didn’t like what he saw.