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Fort Campbell Rakkasans train Afghan Border Police marksmanship

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Alex Kirk Amen
115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Khowst Province, Afghanistan — U.S. Army Soldiers with Security Transition Team, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) train new Afghan Border Police officers in basic rifle marksmanship and weapons maintenance March 2nd, 2013, at Combat Outpost Bowri Tana.

The STT trained Ulmah in a “train the trainer” program.

U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Frederick Robinson, with Security Transition Team, 3rd Brigade “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and Afghan Border Police Sgt. Noor Ulmah, trains new police officers in basic rifle marksmanship and weapons maintenance March 2, 2013, at Combat Outpost Bowri Tana. The STT trained Ulmah in a train the trainer program. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Alex Kirk Amen, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Frederick Robinson, with Security Transition Team, 3rd Brigade “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and Afghan Border Police Sgt. Noor Ulmah, trains new police officers in basic rifle marksmanship and weapons maintenance March 2, 2013, at Combat Outpost Bowri Tana. The STT trained Ulmah in a train the trainer program. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Alex Kirk Amen, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division Rakkasan mortarmen train day and night

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Alex Kirk Amen
115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Khowst Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army mortarmen with Company C, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct a live-fire exercise, March 1st, at Combat Outpost Bowri Tana.

The mortar section conducts drills daily to ensure they can be ready to fire quickly when called upon.

U.S. Army Spc. Donavan Dauzat, a mortarman with Company C, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), adjusts a 120 mm mortar tube during a training exercise, March 1, 2013, at Combat Outpost Bowri Tana. The mortar section trains daily for fire missions. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Alex Kirk Amen, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Spc. Donavan Dauzat, a mortarman with Company C, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), adjusts a 120 mm mortar tube during a training exercise, March 1, 2013, at Combat Outpost Bowri Tana. The mortar section trains daily for fire missions. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Alex Kirk Amen, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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Peyton Manning’s touchdown on Bagram

 

Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. David J. Overson
115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Regional Command EastBagram, Afghanistan – There are arguably tens of millions of football fans around the globe, and it is safe to assume that a great deal are fans of Super Bowl champion and current Denver Broncos’ quarterback, Peyton Manning.

So when Manning touched down on Bagram Airfield, March 1st, the service members assigned there were ecstatic.

Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning addresses the troops at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, with a USO tour. Manning was accompanied by MLB pitcher Curt Schilling and NFL players Austin Collie and Vincent Jackson, March 1st, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David J. Overson 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning addresses the troops at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, with a USO tour. Manning was accompanied by MLB pitcher Curt Schilling and NFL players Austin Collie and Vincent Jackson, March 1st, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David J. Overson 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division Combat medic instructs Afghans

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Tianna Waite
115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionPaktya Province, Afghanistan – A U.S. Army combat medic taught first responder medical classes to Afghan security guards on Forward Operating Base Lightning, as part of an ongoing series of medical instruction, February 19th.

The medical courses, instructed by Pfc. Joshua Greenman, of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), are being conducted in an effort to get the security guards trained and proficient in first responder procedures.

U.S. Army Pfc. Joshua Greenman, a combat medic with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), helps an Afghan security guard setup a litter for a practical exercise as part of a first-responder medical training exercise held at Forward Operating Base Lightning, Feb. 19, 2013.  (U.S. Army photo illustration by Spc. Tianna Waite, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Pfc. Joshua Greenman, a combat medic with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), helps an Afghan security guard setup a litter for a practical exercise as part of a first-responder medical training exercise held at Forward Operating Base Lightning, Feb. 19, 2013.
(U.S. Army photo illustration by Spc. Tianna Waite, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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Fort Campbell’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team Cavalry helps train Afghan forces

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Alex Kirk Amen
115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Paktya Province, Afghanistan — High in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan lies Combat Outpost Wilderness, where the appropriately named COP is home to 3rd Platoon, Troop A, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade “Rakkasans”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

Led by U.S. Army 1st Lt. Brian Smith and U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Mickey, 3rd Platoon, is working everyday to strengthen the Afghan National Army and the Afghan Uniformed Police to take over the fight.

U.S. Army Sgt. Jason Finamore, a team leader with 3rd Platoon, Troop A, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), hands out candy to Afghan children, Feb. 12, 2013, in Paktya Province, Afghanistan. The platoon conducted a joint patrol with the Afghan Uniformed Police. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Alex Kirk Amen, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Sgt. Jason Finamore, a team leader with 3rd Platoon, Troop A, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), hands out candy to Afghan children, Feb. 12, 2013, in Paktya Province, Afghanistan. The platoon conducted a joint patrol with the Afghan Uniformed Police. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Alex Kirk Amen, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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Why We Serve: Fort Campbell’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team’s Pfc. Spencer Vue

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Alex Kirk Amen
115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionRakkasan

Khowst Province, Afghanistan — Infantryman: one word that commands respect despite rank or creed. In eastern Afghanistan, it’s a life defined by long patrols, sleepless nights and constant maintenance of weapons and equipment.

That’s exactly what U.S. Army Pfc. Spencer Vue was looking for when he joined the Army.

Pfc. Spencer Vue Vue, an infantryman with 2nd Platoon, Company B, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

Pfc. Spencer Vue Vue, an infantryman with 2nd Platoon, Company B, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

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Fort Campbell’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team Scouts adapt for a safer Afghanistan

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Christopher Bonebrake
115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionRakkasanKhowst Province, Afghanistan – The mountains of Afghanistan are an unforgiving landscape. Shale blankets the ground, providing little traction and a painful or deadly fall if footing is lost.

Regardless the scouts of Troop B, 1st Squadron, 33rd Calvary Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), deftly scrambled up and down the ridgelines as they conducted a route reconnaissance with their Afghan National Army counterparts.

U.S. Army Spc. Erik Nantz, a medic attached to Blue Platoon, Troop B, 1st Squadron, 33rd Calvary Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), points out a possible weapons cache location in Shamal District, Oct. 26, 2012. Troop B conducted route reconnaissance and looked for weapons caches and improvised explosive devices. (U.S Army photo by Sgt. Christopher Bonebrake, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Spc. Erik Nantz, a medic attached to Blue Platoon, Troop B, 1st Squadron, 33rd Calvary Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), points out a possible weapons cache location in Shamal District, Oct. 26, 2012. Troop B conducted route reconnaissance and looked for weapons caches and improvised explosive devices. (U.S Army photo by Sgt. Christopher Bonebrake, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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