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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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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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Afghan National Army: Competent, Adequate and in the Lead thanks in part to Fort Campbell’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans”

 

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

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionRakkasanKhowst Province, Afghanistan – The village of Nakam is small, there is no electricity and the water comes from several small well pumps throughout the town. It is a farming community surrounded by dusty fields, resembling the American dust bowl of the 1930’s.

As U.S. Army Soldiers walk through the streets of this small village in the morning hours of January 10th, 2013, they are quickly surrounded by Afghan children. The children stare up in awe at the large green men and ask for pens and water.

U.S. Army Soldiers with 2nd Platoon, Company B, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), follow Afghan National Army soldiers with 3rd Coy, 3rd Kandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, into a bazaar in Khowst Province, Afghanistan, Jan. 12, 2013. The ANA currently plan and lead all of the missions in Sabari District. (Spc. Alex Kirk Amen/U.S. Army)

U.S. Army Soldiers with 2nd Platoon, Company B, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), follow Afghan National Army soldiers with 3rd Coy, 3rd Kandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, into a bazaar in Khowst Province, Afghanistan, Jan. 12, 2013. The ANA currently plan and lead all of the missions in Sabari District. (Spc. Alex Kirk Amen/U.S. Army)

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