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Fort Campbell’s 101st Airborne Division Band “Ambush” rocks Independence Day Celebration at Forward Operating Base Sharana

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionPaktika Province, Afghanistan– The Forward Operating Base Sharana Freedom Fest went off with a bang July 7th, with the 101st Airborne Division Rock Band “Ambush” returning for a repeat performance.

Fireworks were not allowed but the United Service Organization, Morale Welfare and Recreation as well as FLUOR contracted cooks put together an event that would put the lack of a light show in the back of everyone’s mind.

At 8:00am, the FOB Sharana town square was a silent parking lot.

U.S. Army Spc. Stephen Thacker, drummer for the 101st Airborne Division band “Ambush” drums out a groovy beat to a Radio Head song, at Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan, July 7th, 2013. Soldiers and civilians assigned to the post celebrated Independence Day with carnival games, a barbecue and music. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Justin Brooks, 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment)

U.S. Army Spc. Stephen Thacker, drummer for the 101st Airborne Division band “Ambush” drums out a groovy beat to a Radio Head song, at Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan, July 7th, 2013. Soldiers and civilians assigned to the post celebrated Independence Day with carnival games, a barbecue and music. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Justin Brooks, 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment)

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Fort Campbell’s 887th Engineer Support Company returns Home

 

101st Sustainment Brigade Unit Will Return Home Friday, October 12th, 2012

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 887th Engineer Support Company, 326th Engineer Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, are scheduled to return home from a nine month long deployment to Afghanistan this Friday.

The welcome home ceremony will be held at the Personnel Processing Center here on Fort Campbell, October 12th. «Read the rest of this article»

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82nd Airborne Division Soldier from Clarksville killed in Afghanistan

 

Sgt. Jacob M. Schwallie of Clarksville.Fort Bragg, NC – Three Fort Bragg paratroopers were killed Monday in Afghanistan when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.

The three latest casualties are Sgt. Jacob M. Schwallie, 22, of Clarksville, TN, Spc. Chase S. Marta, 24, of Chico, CA, and Pfc. Dustin D. Gross, 19, of Jeffersonville, KY.

Schwallie served as an assistant team leader with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team. Marta and Gross were both assigned as scouts with the 1st Brigade Combat Team. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s 887th Engineer Support Company clears roads in Afghanistan

 

The little things that add up
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan – The mission for route clearance team is quite simple: find a barrage of small-arms, mortars and improvised explosive devices on the roads of Afghanistan and get them off.

For the soldiers of the 887th Engineer Support Company, 326th Engineer Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, everything over there is always easier said than done. The company is primarily a Horizontal Construction Company comprised of heavy equipment operators who were remissioned as route clearance experts eight months prior to their deployment.

Soldiers with the 887th Engineer Support Company, 326th Engineer Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, conduct route clearing in Regional Command East, Afghanistan. (Courtesy Photo)

Soldiers with the 887th Engineer Support Company, 326th Engineer Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, conduct route clearing in Regional Command East, Afghanistan. (Courtesy Photo)

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Currahees celebrate regiment’s 69th birthday

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Kimberly K. Menzies
Task Force Currahee Public Affairs

The CurraheesFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionPaktika Province, Afghanistan – Key Afghan National Security Forces and provincial leadership and staff members from Task Force Currahee, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, celebrated Currahee’s 69th birthday with a dinner, July 20th at Forward Operating Base Sharana in the Paktika Province, Afghanistan.

“We were able to share a delicious meal and good fellowship with our Afghan counterparts,” said U.S. Army Maj. Edward Brady, the brigade executive officer from 4th BCT, 101st Airborne Div., Task Force Currahee, and native of Las Cruces, NM. “It was fitting to be celebrating the birth of our unit with our Afghan partners who are in certain aspects at the beginning of building their legacy.”

U.S. Army Col. Sean M. Jenkins, the commander of Task Force Currahee, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, cuts and serves the first piece of the birthday cake during a dinner to celebrate the 69th birthday of the 506th Infantry Regiment, July 20th, at Forward Operating Base Sharana in Paktika Province, Afghanistan.  (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Kimberly K. Menzies, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Col. Sean M. Jenkins, the commander of Task Force Currahee, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, cuts and serves the first piece of the birthday cake during a dinner to celebrate the 69th birthday of the 506th Infantry Regiment, July 20th, at Forward Operating Base Sharana in Paktika Province, Afghanistan. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Kimberly K. Menzies, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

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Petraeus recognizes Task Force Currahee Soldiers for combat actions

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Luther L. Boothe Jr.
Task Force Currahee Public Affairs

The CurraheesFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionPaktika Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army General David H. Petraeus, commander of International Security Assistance Force and commander of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan visited Soldiers with Task Force Currahee, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, at Forward Operating Base Sharana July 7th, to present awards as part of his final farewell tour before transitioning to CIA director.

Petraeus holds significant ties to TF Currahee. He was the 101st Airborne Division commander when discussions to reactivate the regiment began and he played a key role in planning their 2005 reactivation.

U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of International Security Assistance Force and commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan talks with Task Force Currahee Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division July 7th, at Forward Operating Base Sharana in Afghanistan’s Paktika Province. Petraeus visited Task Force Currahee as part of his farewell tour as he prepares to retire from the U.S. Army. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Luther L. Boothe Jr., Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of International Security Assistance Force and commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan talks with Task Force Currahee Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division July 7th, at Forward Operating Base Sharana in Afghanistan’s Paktika Province. Petraeus visited Task Force Currahee as part of his farewell tour as he prepares to retire from the U.S. Army. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Luther L. Boothe Jr., Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

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Task Force Currahee celebrates U.S. Army’s 236th B-Day with Barbecue

 

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

The CurraheesFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionPaktika Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Currahee, at Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan, celebrated the United States Army’s 236th birthday on June 14th, with a barbecue.

“For 236 years, Americans in the Army have been fighting for this country,” said U.S. Army Col. Sean M. Jenkins, commander of TF Currahee, and native of Ridgefield, CN. “From our first beginnings, even before our government was formed, with the Revolutionary War to where we are today, the men and women of our country have fought and continue to fight for our freedoms, and the freedoms of others. That is why the Army birthday is significant. It celebrates and commemorates American Soldiers continuing to protect the country and its freedoms that we hold so dear.”

U.S. Army Soldiers from the Task Force Currahee, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, at Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan, celebrated the United States Army’s 236th Birthday June 14th, with a barbecue. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Christina Sinders, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Soldiers from the Task Force Currahee, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, at Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan, celebrated the United States Army’s 236th Birthday June 14th, with a barbecue. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Christina Sinders, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

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Currahees celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month at FOB Sharana

 

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

The CurraheesFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionPaktika Province, Afghanistan – Coalition forces celebrated Asian Pacific Heritage Month with a 4K run and luau at Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan, May 29th.

“Celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage Month means embracing our cultures and sharing traditions, way of life and food with everyone,” said Frances Sanchez, a University of Maryland representative from the FOB Sharana Education Center, who is of Korean and Guamanian descent. “It allows us to embrace our short and long histories, and celebrate the rich cultures we bring to our American culture.”

A volunteer for a special event celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage Month at Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan, serves traditional Korean marinated beef to a U.S. Army Soldier who joined the festivities, May 29th. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Christina Sinders, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

A volunteer for a special event celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage Month at Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan, serves traditional Korean marinated beef to a U.S. Army Soldier who joined the festivities, May 29th. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Christina Sinders, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

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Currahees celebrate Memorial Day

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Kimberly K. Menzies
Task Force Currahee Public Affairs

The CurraheesFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionPaktika Province, Afghanistan – Service members with 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Currahee, celebrated Memorial Day, May 29 while deployed to Forward Operating Base Sharana, Paktika Province, Afghanistan.

Though far from home, Currahees offered a special remembrance during a Memorial Day ceremony to Soldiers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Currahee, render honors to the Nation’s flag during a Memorial Day ceremony May 29th at Forward Operating Base Sharana in Paktika Province, Afghanistan. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Luther L. Boothe Jr., Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Currahee, render honors to the Nation’s flag during a Memorial Day ceremony May 29th at Forward Operating Base Sharana in Paktika Province, Afghanistan. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Luther L. Boothe Jr., Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

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ANSF, Red Currahee Reapers overcome terrain challenges, open Gwashta Pass

 

Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Matt Graham
Task Force Currahee Public Affairs

The CurraheesFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionPaktika Province, Afghanistan – After months of delays due to bad weather and restructuring of mission priorities, the call finally came down, “The Gwashta Pass mission is a go.”
   
“Reapers”, the Soldiers from the Mortar Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Red Currahee, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, TF Currahee, supported a battalion-sized operation to clear the Gwashta Pass, May 23rd-28th in Paktika Province, Afghanistan.

Soldiers from “Reapers”, the Mortar Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, TF Red Currahee, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, TF Currahee, clear a cave and secure the area where they will provide indirect fire support during Operation Red Storm. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Matt Graham, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

Soldiers from “Reapers”, the Mortar Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, TF Red Currahee, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, TF Currahee, clear a cave and secure the area where they will provide indirect fire support during Operation Red Storm. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Matt Graham, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

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