Topic: Improvised Explosive Device
Written by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class John D. Brown
Kunar Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Sgt. Mimsy is a military working dog with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, trained in personal protection and the detection of explosive devices and is currently serving in Kunar province, Afghanistan.
Military working dogs have been an indispensible asset for the armed forces since the first “K-9 Corps” began in 1942.
Written by Stacey R. Hopwood
Clarksville, TN – There are over 39,000 women veterans in the state of Tennessee, and each one of them is part of our nation’s unshakeable foundation and remains an unstoppable force for our state and local communities.
That is why the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs, in conjunction with Women Veterans of America Chapter 20, will be holding Tennessee’s second annual Women Veterans Summit this weekend.
Written by U.S. Army Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton
Khowst Province, Afghanistan – One asset being used today against roadside bombs is a different type of tool often seen on the battlefield.
The fact that it isn’t another electronic item stored away in a backpack or vehicle is a change for some Soldiers.
Military working dogs have worked hand-in-hand with the military for decades as guard dogs or attack dogs. However, Soldiers are now seeing more and more bomb sniffing dogs going on missions with them.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is among the partners to host the Second Annual Daniel Greer Memorial Youth Waterfowl Hunt.
The event will be held February 9th at Cheatham Lake Wildlife Management Area.
Marine Corporal Daniel Greer lost his life to an IED explosion in August 2010 while serving in southern Afghanistan. He was an Ashland City firefighter and avid outdoorsman. «Read the rest of this article»
ANSF lead counter insurgency mission, find IED with help from Fort Campbell’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team
Written by U.S. Army Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton
Khowst Province, Afghanistan – Members of the Afghan National Army and Afghan Uniformed Police partnered with Soldiers of 2nd Platoon, Troop C, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), while conducting a foot patrol in mountains of Nadir Shah Kot District, Khowst Province, Afghanistan, January 12th, 2013.
Written by Sgt. Alan Graziano
Fort Campbell, KY – When preparing for deployments, most soldiers are afforded the opportunity to train over several months to learn mission-essential skills such as tactical movements, team live-fire exercises and counter-explosive device tactics.
Late-deploying soldiers, however, obtain the knowledge necessary for deployment through an Individual Readiness Training (IRT) course. This shortened, comprehensive training program ensures that they have a similar training experience as everyone else.
Written by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington
Khowst Province, Afghanistan – At Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, an Afghan National Army-led, six-week counter improvised explosive device course is currently on track to churn out more than 40 new, highly trained Afghan soldiers who are motivated to combat IEDs.
The training gives Afghan troops another capability necessary to sustain unilateral operations and provide security for Afghanistan.
Written by Sgt. Joe Padula
Fort Campbell, KY - “Fire in the hole! Fire in the hole, Fire in the hole!” screams a combat engineer, then the sound of a soft click leaves his hands and then a deafening boom; a secured doorway is no more.
A combat engineer, also known as a Sapper, is a Soldier who performs an array of construction and demolition duties under combat conditions. They are trained in constructing and breaching trenches, building bunkers, creating tank traps and fortifications, constructing and/or demolishing bridges, roads and now perhaps most commonly known as the guys who cleared land mines and IED’s from routes in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Fort Campbell 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahees” complete Eagle Flight III convoy live-fire exercises
Written by Sgt. Kimberly Menzies
Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, completed convoy live-fire ranges October 6th to October 15th, 2012 during the brigade’s field exercise Eagle Flight III at Fort Campbell, KY.
“The purpose of the convoy live-fire is one to exercise the command and control elements of a convoy when they are in contact and then also to allow the gunners that are on top of the vehicles to engage targets from that unstable platform while moving and while other things are going on during the mission,” said Capt. Donovan Manley, the company commander for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 801st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th BCT, 101st Abn. Div.
Fisher House Foundation launches “Hotels for Heroes” Program to provide Free Hotel Stays for Families of Wounded Warriors
American Public Can Donate Hotel Reward Points to Support Military Families
Washington, D.C. – Tennessee Wounded Warrior Staff Sergeant Charles Allen and his family joined David Coker, President of Fisher House Foundation, which provides free, temporary housing to the families of service members receiving medical care at military hospitals around the world, Maryland Senator Ben Cardin and Maryland Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger for the official launch of the new nation-wide “Hotels for Heroes” program, which allows the American public to donate their unused hotel reward points to allow the families of wounded warriors receiving medical treatment to stay for free in hotels around the country.
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