Eric Wieland, ASLA, is also known as Capt. Wieland of the National Guard, and serves as a company commander in the eastern sector of Kosovo with NATO’s 16,000 strong Kosovo Forces (KFOR). Newsweek recently interviewed Wieland and others engaged in peacekeeping in the uneasy Eastern European state. In “Kosovo: That Other NATO Mission” Wieland discusses the difference between serving in Kosovo versus Afghanistan and more. There’s nothing about bringing new landscape architecture ideas to either war-torn country, but it’s still very much a good read. With Thanksgiving just recently past and the holidays fast approaching, The Dirt salutes all the men and women serving in the Armed Forces around the world.