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Fort Campbell Rakkasans enjoy Easter services

 

Written by U.S. Army Capt. Erik Alfsen
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 187th Infantry Regiment Chaplain

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Khowst Province, Afghanistan – As the sun rose on a beautiful day in eastern Afghanistan, hundreds of Soldiers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), came together to celebrate Easter, March 31st.

Eight different Religious Support Teams at locations across Khowst and Paktya provinces led more than 15 services for more than 400 Soldiers, Sailors, Airman and civilians throughout the weekend.

U.S. Army Capt. Erik Alfsen, chaplain, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), delivers the benediction to parishioners praying during Easter Sunday at Chapel Next at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, March, 31st, 2013. (Courtesy photo)

U.S. Army Capt. Erik Alfsen, chaplain, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), delivers the benediction to parishioners praying during Easter Sunday at Chapel Next at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, March, 31st, 2013. (Courtesy photo)

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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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