Topic: Bagram Airfield
Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Julieanne E. Morse
Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – At first glance, it might seem like the Junior Enlisted Council is a group of Soldiers trying to pull a fast one over their sergeants.
The JEC, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), is a proactive council that represents the voice of more than 400 Soldiers from private to staff sergeant. Their mission is to inform senior-enlisted leaders on enlisted-force matters – including morale – and recommend policy changes affecting the readiness of the enlisted Soldiers.
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).
Written by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Hartman
Parwan Province, Afghanistan — The casing ceremony for the outgoing 1st Infantry Division headquarters battalion and the uncasing ceremony for the incoming 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) headquarters battalion, took place at Bagram Airfield, February 28th.
With its battalion colors cased, the 1st Infantry Division headquarters battalion continues its redeployment to Kansas, while the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) headquarters battalion begins its latest rendezvous with destiny.
Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. David J. Overson
Bagram, Afghanistan – There are arguably tens of millions of football fans around the globe, and it is safe to assume that a great deal are fans of Super Bowl champion and current Denver Broncos’ quarterback, Peyton Manning.
So when Manning touched down on Bagram Airfield, March 1st, the service members assigned there were ecstatic.
Fort Campbell’s 101st Combat Avaiation Brigade “Wings of Destiny” soldiers return from Afghanistan mission
Fort Campbell, KY – The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in September 2012. Approximately 103 Soldiers returned home early Wednesday morning, February 27th, 2013.
The “Wings of Destiny” is currently serving a nine-month deployment and will continue to do so. Due to changing mission requirements the brigade will be sending home selected units before the nine-month deployment is complete.
Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – A short profile of 1st Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force No Mercy at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan.
The army performs best when soldiers, leaders, commanders and family come together as a cohesive group. Within the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny, units strive to become more than just a unit.
Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan –A soldier profile on Sgt. Lydia Johnston, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment medic serving at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan.
U.S. Army Sgt. Lydia Johnston, a medic with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, knows what it is to give care under fire. The difference is that she was doing it before she even came into the Army.
Johnston, a native of Greenville, CA, was an emergency medical technician prior to her joining the Army. Getting EMT training was part of getting a degree.
Written by Sgt. David Dobrydney
Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Up until a few days ago, Air Force Staff Sgt. Derek Allen hadn’t seen his brother, Army Cpl. Greg Allen, in more than three years. However, a twist of fate brought them together here for the Christmas holidays.
“Both of us being here in [Afghanistan] is the closest we have ever been to each other since Thanksgiving 2009,” said Derek, a 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron tactical aircraft maintenance craftsman, deployed from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, AR.
Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Duncan Brennan
For Army Pvt. Jesse Ingram, D Company, 1st Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force No Mercy, a 22-year-old native of Kendalia, Texas, that is just what he had in mind.
“I did heavy construction for four years before joining the Army,” said Ingram. “I wanted to try something new, travel and see new places. It was also the best option to get out. I was tired of being in my home town.”
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The Task Force Destiny Pathfinders are the only organic infantry unit in a combat aviation brigade.
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