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Fort Campbell’s 4th Brigade Combat Team encourages Cooperation, One village at a time

 

Written by Maj. Kamil Sztakolper
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

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Khowst Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army soldiers from Whiskey Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, and leaders from 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, met with their Afghan National Security Force counterparts and village elders of Kunday village to discussion historical security concerns, September 9th.

Sgt. Kamal, an Afghan Uniformed Police officer, discusses security issues with villagers from Kunday on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Sept. 8, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joshua Dwyer, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

Sgt. Kamal, an Afghan Uniformed Police officer, discusses security issues with villagers from Kunday on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Sept. 8, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joshua Dwyer, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s Easy Company supports Afghan National Security Forces led Mission

 

Written by Sgt. Justin Moeller
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

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Khowst Province, Afghanistan – Soldiers with Easy Company, bright-eyed and actively prepping vehicles before the sun even crests the horizon, is a typical sight on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan.

Since being in country, Easy has conducted numerous missions and has partnered with Afghan National Security Forces from an “over-the-shoulder assistance” position.

U.S. Army Sgt. Jesse L. Atkins, an infantryman with Easy Company, 2nd Battlion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), lies in the prone with his Mk-14 Enhanced Battle Rifle, scanning for potential threats, during a mission in the District of Saberi, Afghanistan, on August 21. (Sgt. Jusitn A. Moeller/U.S. Army)

U.S. Army Sgt. Jesse L. Atkins, an infantryman with Easy Company, 2nd Battlion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), lies in the prone with his Mk-14 Enhanced Battle Rifle, scanning for potential threats, during a mission in the District of Saberi, Afghanistan, on August 21. (Sgt. Jusitn A. Moeller/U.S. Army)

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Fort Campbell White Currahee provides Tactical Training for Afghan Uniformed Police

 

Written by Sgt. Justin Moeller
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

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Khowst Province, Afghanistan – Soldiers with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted tactical call out training for members of the Afghan Uniformed Police, August 14th and 15th, at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan.

“We are teaching AUP members, from different districts around Khowst, good tactics and techniques for searching, clearing and detaining [suspect] individuals,” said 1st Lt. Steven A. Cummings, native of West Chester, PA, and platoon leader with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th BCT, 101st Airborne. He hopes that the training they are providing the AUP will help with the security in Khowst province.

Soldiers with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), show members of the Afghan Uniformed Police on how to pull security during a tactical training class Aug. 15, 2013 at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

Soldiers with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), show members of the Afghan Uniformed Police on how to pull security during a tactical training class Aug. 15, 2013 at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team helps Afghan National Security Forces safeguard Economy

 

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionNangarhar Province, Afghanistan – The Highway 7 corridor running through eastern Nangarhar isn’t like any other in the province, maybe even the country.

Sure, the two- to-three-lane asphalt road doesn’t look like much. It winds through mountains and tree-lined villages and shoots across broad, arid spaces the same as any other paved road in the region.

What makes it special is the traffic that runs along it.

U.S. Army Capt. Nicholas Drake, commander, Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Archangel, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, of Calabasas, Calif., confers with Afghan National Army Lt. Col. Mohammad Bashir, commander, 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade, on the outskirts of the village of Takiya Khana, Bati Kot district, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, June 15, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Capt. Nicholas Drake, commander, Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Archangel, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, of Calabasas, Calif., confers with Afghan National Army Lt. Col. Mohammad Bashir, commander, 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade, on the outskirts of the village of Takiya Khana, Bati Kot district, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, June 15, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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Fort Campbell’s 716th Military Police Battalion held Change of Command Ceremony June 28th

 

Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers of the 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted a change of command ceremony June 28th on the division parade field at Fort Campbell.

Col. Robert Dillon, commander of the 89th Military Police Brigade, traveled from Fort Hood, Texas, to oversee the ceremony in which Lt. Col. Leevaine Williams Jr. took command of the battalion from outgoing commander Lt. Col. David G. Thompson.

Col. Robert Dillon, commander of the 89th Military Police Brigade, passes the 716th Military Police Battalion's colors to Lt. Col. Leevaine Williams Jr., incoming commander of the 716th MP Battalion, June 28 at Fort Campbell, Ky. The 716th MP Battalion is the most decorated military police battalion in the U.S. Army. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Col. Robert Dillon, commander of the 89th Military Police Brigade, passes the 716th Military Police Battalion’s colors to Lt. Col. Leevaine Williams Jr., incoming commander of the 716th MP Battalion, June 28 at Fort Campbell, Ky. The 716th MP Battalion is the most decorated military police battalion in the U.S. Army. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Soldiers observe Air Assault, the Afghan way

 

Written by U.S. Army National Guard Spc. Margaret Taylor
129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

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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.

U.S. Army Soldiers from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, secure a landing zone for Afghan Air Force Mi-17 helicopters outside the village of Hesarak, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, May 17. The Mi-17s will transport Afghan National Army Soldiers back to Forward Operating Base Connolly after a successful Afghan led clearing operation. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Vang Seng Thao, 55th Signal Company, Combat Camera)

U.S. Army Soldiers from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, secure a landing zone for Afghan Air Force Mi-17 helicopters outside the village of Hesarak, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, May 17. The Mi-17s will transport Afghan National Army Soldiers back to Forward Operating Base Connolly after a successful Afghan led clearing operation. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Vang Seng Thao, 55th Signal Company, Combat Camera)

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Fort Campbell Bulldog Troops make former Enemy Safe Havens Uncomfortable

 

Written by U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Joshua Edwards
129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

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Paktya Province, Afghanistan – With a full moon to light the sky, a pair of U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopters broke the deafening silence of the night as they descended into the valley where the village of Sahak, Afghanistan lay still.

Slowly the sound of the Chinooks faded into the night, only to be replaced by the sound of dogs barking in the distance as the Soldiers from “Bulldog” Company B, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), zigzagged their way through the maze of narrow footpaths that separate the wheat and sweet clover fields.

ZORMAT, Afghanistan – Soldiers from “Bulldog” Company B, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) observe an A-10 Warthog as it drops flares over a wheat field during Operation Sham Shir April 24, 2013, Sahak, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Joshua S. Edwards)

ZORMAT, Afghanistan – Soldiers from “Bulldog” Company B, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) observe an A-10 Warthog as it drops flares over a wheat field during Operation Sham Shir April 24, 2013, Sahak, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Joshua S. Edwards)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team Bulldogs assist ANSF to secure Wazir Valley

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Jon Heinrich
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division PAO

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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.

U.S. Army Soldiers with 3rd Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conduct to a patrol of a local bazaar, March 30, 2013, in Khogyani District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. The patrol was part of a five day mission in conjunction with the Afghan National Security Forces. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, RC-East PAO)

U.S. Army Soldiers with 3rd Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conduct to a patrol of a local bazaar, March 30, 2013, in Khogyani District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. The patrol was part of a five day mission in conjunction with the Afghan National Security Forces. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, RC-East PAO)

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Fort Campbell 3rd Brigade Combat Team Medic provides “healthy” knowledge to ANSF

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division PAO

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Khowst Province, Afghanistan – The brightly lit hallways lined with numerous medical supplies look spotless under the florescent lights within Forward Operating Base Salerno’s medical center.

Military medical personnel quickly stride to and from rooms like bees around a honey comb completing their daily duties.

This facility, built to aid and save lives is also training grounds for Afghan National Security Forces aspiring to become medics.

Army Sgt. Luciano Mada, a medic assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), poses for a photo at the medical center at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, April 10, 2013. Mada spent his deployment training Afghan National Security Forces to become medics for their units. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton TF 3/101 Public Affairs)

Army Sgt. Luciano Mada, a medic assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), poses for a photo at the medical center at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, April 10, 2013. Mada spent his deployment training Afghan National Security Forces to become medics for their units. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton TF 3/101 Public Affairs)

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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

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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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