Topic: 327th Infantry Regiment
Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan – Last summer, prototypes for new female body armor was distributed to select female 101st Airborne Division Soldiers at Fort Campbell, KY, for field-testing during an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.
Gender-specific body armor has been, in many ways, a long time coming. Military clothing classically comes in two sizes: too big or too small. While this may be workable for garrison duty uniforms, it isn’t acceptable for protective gear.
Fort Campbell, KY – Warrant Officer Sean W. Mullen, 39, of Rehobeth Beach, DE, died June 2nd, 2013, in Ghur Ghuri, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from an improvised explosive device.
Mullen was assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell, KY, as an assistant detachment commander for a Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha (ODA), or A-team. He was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan. This was Mullen’s sixth deployment in support of an overseas contingency operation.
Fort Campbell, KY – Graduating is considered a monumental achievement for any high school student, but for teens with parents and family members deployed to Afghanistan, it takes on a special meaning.
Michael Clayton III, whose father, 1st Sgt. Michael Clayton Jr., is currently deployed to Afghanistan with the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), can attest to that.
Written by U.S. Army National Guard Spc. Margaret Taylor
Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan – Dozens of Afghan National Army soldiers, Afghan Uniformed Police, and a smattering of U.S. Army Soldiers serving as mission advisors sat by their heavy packs on the gravel, talking and laughing in quiet anticipation, waiting for a sound.
After several hours of checks and double-checks, roll calls and final updates from the command center, the punchy staccato of rotors came faintly in the distance. Louder and louder the noise sounded, until the reverberations deafened and the dusty prop-wash buffeted those waiting at the landing zone for the choppers.
Written by Sgt. Jon Heinrich
Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan – Stepping off at dawn with more than 22 pounds of weight from combined gear and bag, they began their march in the early morning hours.
U.S. Army soldiers with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conducted a Danish Contingent, or DANCON March, at Forward Operating Base Fenty, April 20th.
Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Jon Heinrich
Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, recently completed a five day mission, titled OQUAAB XI, with their Afghan National Security Forces partners March 27th–31st, in the Wazir Valley of the Khogyani District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.
OQUAAB, which is Pashtu for Eagle, was a combined operation consisting of ANSF forces from the Afghan National Army, Afghan Uniformed Police, Afghan Border Police, Afghan Local Police and Coalition Forces.
Bill Larson, Master Sgt. Pete Mayes, Laura Boyd, and Fred Holly contributed to this piece.
Fort Campbell, KY – It was June 27th 2010 and elements of the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division were in Afghanistan participating in Operation Strong Eagle. Among these were 2nd Platoon HHC of the 2/327th Infantry Regiment.
Their mission was to clear the Ghaki Valley working in conjunction with Explosive Ordinance Disposal Teams (EOD), Route Clearance, Civil Affairs, the Afghan National Army (ANA), Afghan Border Police (ABP), and the Afghan National Police (ANP).
Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Zila Winstead
Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – When one thinks of combat deployments, they typically think of families being separated by thousands of miles and several time zones. But for one Screaming Eagle family, their deployment brought them closer together. Literally.
Five months ago, U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Raymond J. Benning was handpicked to deploy to eastern Afghanistan as a Security Force Assistance Team adviser with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).
Fort Campbell, KY – A Fort Campbell Soldier died as a result of combat-related injuries in Afghanistan.
Sgt. Michael Christopher Cable, 26, of Philpot, KY, was a fire support specialist assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. Fort Campbell, KY.
He joined the Army in August 2007 and arrived at Fort Campbell in December 2010.
Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Jon Heinrich
Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan – U.S. Soldiers recently conducted a dismounted patrol March 1st, through the local village outside Forward Operating Base Finley-Shields, Afghanistan.
The Soldiers, from 1st Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conducted the patrol in order to participate in a Shura meeting with elders from surrounding villages during a Key Leader Engagement.
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