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3rd Brigade Combat Team’s Helicopter Landing Zone team keeps Soldiers supplied in the fight

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionRakkasanKhowst Province, Afghanistan – “There is no rush like sling loading,” said U.S. Army Sgt. Joshua Keller, the day-shift Helicopter Landing Zone noncommissioned officer in charge.

Getting soldiers the supplies they need to sustain combat operations takes careful planning. Delivery methods vary given the type of items in need and the degree of danger taken to deliver them to their destination.

U.S. Army Spc. Pete Sigala, who hails from Anaheim, Calif., a helicoper landing zone sling load specialist from Headquarters Company, 626th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), awaits as a civilian contacted air asset helicopter approaches for a sling load of supplies at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Nov. 5, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, TF 3/101 Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Spc. Pete Sigala, who hails from Anaheim, Calif., a helicoper landing zone sling load specialist from Headquarters Company, 626th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), awaits as a civilian contacted air asset helicopter approaches for a sling load of supplies at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Nov. 5, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, TF 3/101 Public Affairs)

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Foster recieves Silver Star

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A former Fort Campbell Soldier and member of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, received one of the Army’s most prestigious awards during a pre-game ceremony at Angel Stadium in Anaheim CA, April 9th.

Daniel Foster, formerly a specialist in the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, was presented the Silver Star medal for heroism during a May 21st engagement against terrorist forces while deployed to Afghanistan in support Operation Enduring Freedom.

Command Sgt. Maj. Eric Crabtree, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, congratulates former Spc. Daniel Foster after the presentation of a Silver Star medal at Angel Stadium in Anaheim CA, April 9th. Foster earned the medal during a deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Command Sgt. Maj. Eric Crabtree, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, congratulates former Spc. Daniel Foster after the presentation of a Silver Star medal at Angel Stadium in Anaheim CA, April 9th. Foster earned the medal during a deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

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101ST Soldier to receive Silver Star Medal for Valor during Anaheim Angles Baseball Game

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Saturday, April 9th, 2011,  the United States Army will be presenting the Silver Star Medal to U.S. Army Specialist Daniel A. Foster at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, CA, preceding the start of Angels – Blue Jays baseball game. 

While assigned to 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.  Foster distinguished himself in combat in Afghanistan through exceptionally valorous actions on May 21st, 2010, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, displaying heroism and courage beyond the call of duty.

Angels Stadium.

Angels Stadium.

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Currahee unites a U.S. Muslim community with Afghans in Paktika

 

Written by By U.S. Army Sgt. Christina Sinders
Task Force Currahee Public Affairs

The CurraheesFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionPaktika Province, Afghanistan – The Department of Defense estimates there are between 10,000 and 20,000 practicing Muslims in the U.S. military. One Task Force Currahee Soldier, with the help of his faith community in California and his unit, is bridging the gap between U.S. and Afghanistan Muslims.

U.S. Army Spc. Stephen Hirt, an imagery analyst from TF Currahee, Company B, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and native of Anaheim, CA, began his current deployment to Afghanistan with a goal – to reduce the cultural gap between Muslims in Afghanistan and in the United States.

U.S. Army Spc. Stephen Hirt, an imagery analyst with Task Force Currahee, Company B, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, a native of Anaheim, CA, and member of the Islamic faith, delivers school supplies donated by his mosque in California to Afghan children in a village west of Forward Operating Base Sharana, March 14th.(Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Christina Sinders, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Spc. Stephen Hirt, an imagery analyst with Task Force Currahee, Company B, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, a native of Anaheim, CA, and member of the Islamic faith, delivers school supplies donated by his mosque in California to Afghan children in a village west of Forward Operating Base Sharana, March 14th.(Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Christina Sinders, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

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