Topic: Combat Outpost Honaker-Miracle
Written by Sgt. Jon Heinrich
Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan – In the midst of serving on his fourth deployment, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. James Reyes, a native of Killeen, Texas, has developed a different type of appreciation for the Army.
As a fire direction noncommissioned officer with Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, he says he earned his staff sergeant within the first five of the eight years that he has been in the Army.
101st Airborne Divison’s 1st Brigade Combat Team Soldiers support Afghan National Army in successful resupply mission
Written by Sgt. Jon Heinrich
Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan – The Afghan National Army recently conducted a mission to resupply the Afghan Uniform Police at Chapah Darah by conducting a convoy operation from Nangalam Base on December 26th.
The resupply consisted mainly of sustenance items, petroleum products ammunition, as well as winter clothing for several months, were delivered to the 45 AUP at Chapah Darah, according to Capt. Elliott Emerich, a native of Flower Mound, Texas, and the fires support officer and assistant plans officer for 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.
Written by U.S. Army Capt. Jonathan J. Springer
Kunar Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top commander in Afghanistan, visited Soldiers in the Pech River Valley March 31st to show his appreciation and support for their efforts in rooting out the insurgency in the region over the past 11 months.
Speaking to Soldiers at Combat Outpost Honaker-Miracle assigned to 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Bastogne, Petraeus praised the battalion’s leadership and honored the Task Force Bulldog troops for their relentless determination in fighting in an area that has seen some of the most kinetic activity since the Afghan war began.
Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte
Kunar Province, Afghanistan – Afghan soldiers with Weapons Company, 2nd Kandak wait for an air assault mission with International Security Assistance Forces the morning of September 13th from Combat Outpost Honaker-Miracle. Troops searched the abandoned village of Maidon in the Kunar Province of eastern Afghanistan for weapons caches.
Members of the nomadic tribe who live there moved north for the summer, leaving their homes to be exploited by insurgents. The mission disrupted enemy activity, leading to repeated attacks against the troops with small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades. Neither Afghan soldiers nor ISAF were injured during the attacks.
Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
Kunar Province, Afghanistan – It does not take long for the kids to show up.
When Afghan and International Security Assistance Forces set foot in a community in eastern Afghanistan, they become objects of fascination to question, shake hands with and watch.
“They’ll ask us why we’re here,” said U.S. Army Spc. Cory B. Petrosky of Grapevine, Texas, a radio operator with Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog. “They’ll talk about their daily lives … They like to let us know what they’re doing. They’ll show us their school books.”
Many of the youths ask for the pens U.S. Soldiers keep in their uniform sleeves while others want to say hello and show off their English skills. Troops can quickly find themselves surrounded by a crowd of smiling children.
Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
Kunar Province, Afghanistan — Afghan National Police Observation Post Rocky commander Syed Wali shows U.S. Army Capt. Robert R. Reynolds of Huntsville, AL, and Afghan National Army Capt. Samad the layout of his mountaintop base during a visit July 19th.
Reynolds commands Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, while Samad commands Weapons Company, 2nd Kandak; both units are based at nearby Combat Outpost Honaker-Miracle here.
The units went to evaluate the observation post for improvements and make plans for ANA troops to replace ANP personnel stationed there. The observation post, which overlooks the Pech River and Watapur Valleys, is considered strategically important for Afghan and International Security Assistance Forces.
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