Written by Sgt. Justin Moeller
Khowst Province, Afghanistan – Imams with the Jordanian Armed Forces, Jordanian Engagement Team, met with village elders, mullahs and Afghan National Security Forces from Paktika and Khowst provinces June 11th.
The Jordanian imams, leaders or teachers of the Muslim religion, have been working on engagement teams since 2006 and spreading the Amman message, a calling for tolerance and unity in the Muslim world.
Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – Soldiers in Afghanistan require a few things in order to remain mission ready; food, rest, and most of all bullets. For Task Force Lifeliner getting bullets to the troops is a top priority.
Regional commands North, East and Capital all depend on it, which is half the Afghanistan Theater from one ammunition supply point (ASP) operated by one hardworking team.
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – A ceremony was held to denote the transfer of authority of sustainment operations and retrograde support at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, June 8th.
Task Force Durable, headquartered by 1st Sustainment Brigade from Fort Riley, KS, cased its colors as Task Force Lifeliners, headquarter by the 101st Sustainment Brigade from Fort Campbell, KY, unfurled its colors during the ceremony. The task force provides sustainment to Soldiers and retrograde support throughout the Regional Commands: East, North and Capital.
Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Justin Moeller
Khowst Province, Afghanistan – Approximately 6,600 paratroopers from the 101st Airborne Division, including the Currahees, filled the sky above Normandy as they entered in to combat for the first time, June 6th, 1944.
In support of Operation Enduring Freedom, 69 years later, the Currahees are still answering their nation’s call to service.
Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahee”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), donned their “Screaming Eagle” Shoulder Sleeve Insignia-Former Wartime Service during a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, June 6th.
Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – Medics and other first responders with Task Force Lifeliner put their skills to test during a training exercise focused on a mass-casualty situation June 7th at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.
Mass-casualty exercises (MASCAL) assist medics in preparing themselves to make critical decisions under extreme circumstances. The ability to know what tools are needed at the right time and place if a catastrophic incident occurs is invaluable.
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.
Written by Sgt. Justin Moeller
Khowst Province, Afghanistan – Soldiers with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, supported the Afghan National Army’s 2nd Kandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps during a patrol mission in Khowst province, Afghanistan, on June 2nd, 2013.
Written by U.S. Army National Guard Spc. Ryan Scott
Paktya Province, Afghanistan – The 101st Airborne Division combat patch was presented to Currahee Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Lightning, during a patching ceremony, June 6th.
On this day, 69 years ago, Currahee Soldiers participated in Operation Overlord, the invasion of Normandy, France.
Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team along with Afghan Border Police deliver Supplies to Local School
Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan – The Zone 1 Afghan Border Police along with 2nd Brigade Afghan National Civil Order Police delivered school supplies to hundreds of students as part of a community outreach mission, May 25th, at a school in western Jalalabad.
U.S. Army Soldiers with ABP Zone 1 Security Forces Advise and Assistance Team, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division assisted their Afghan National Security Forces counterparts by providing security and help hand out supplies.
Fort Campbell, KY – During a short ceremony on Tuesday the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade uncase the colors signifying the completion of their return to Fort Campbell after a nine-month deployment in RC East and RC North in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 2012–13.
Brig. Gen. Mark R. Stammer, the Acting Senior Commander of Fort Campbell officiated the ceremony which was hosted by Col. Paul Bontrager, the commander of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade.
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