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Soldiers rebuild Damaged Roads

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr.
Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionNangarhar Province, Afghanistan – Engineers attached to 1st Brigade Combat Team, Task Force Bastogne, in cooperation with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Afghan National Security Forces began the process of rebuilding damaged roads in the Khogyani and Sherzad Districts of Nangarhar Province in early February.

The process begins by tearing up the old surfaces damaged by frequent roadside bombs. The damaged roads made travel to Jalalabad difficult for those living in the area.

The 1430th Engineer Company, horizontal construction engineers, and the 744th Engineer Company, 54th Engineer Battalion, in cooperation with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Afghan National Security Forces, begin the process of rebuilding the roads in eastern Afghanistan’s Khogyani and Sherzad Districts Feb. 8th. (Courtesy photo)

The 1430th Engineer Company, horizontal construction engineers, and the 744th Engineer Company, 54th Engineer Battalion, in cooperation with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Afghan National Security Forces, begin the process of rebuilding the roads in eastern Afghanistan’s Khogyani and Sherzad Districts Feb. 8th. (Courtesy photo)

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December Eagle Remembrance Ceremony

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A remembrance ceremony honoring Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, is scheduled for 4:00pm December 8th at the Family Resource Center. Remembrance ceremonies are held to honor fallen Soldiers deployed in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom and are held monthly, as needed. 

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Returning to his roots: Infantryman shares farming knowledge with Afghans

 

Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Matson
Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBastogneNangarhar Province, Afghanistan – He grew up on his father’s farm in Mansfield, MO His father was a Marine. His grandfather was a Missouri farmer and a Soldier, as was his great-grandfather.

His name is U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Pharris. He’s a member of the Khogyani District Agricultural Development Team attached to Company D, 1st Battalion, 138th Infantry Regiment. He believes he was destined to be a farmer and an American Soldier.

“My grandfather was a farmer who fought in World War II, and my great grandfather was a Missouri farmer who fought in World War I,” Pharris said. “My dad served in the time that fell between Korea and Vietnam.”

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Pharris, a ruminant specialist with the Khogyani District Agricultural Development Team attached to Company D, 1st Battalion, 138th Infantry Regiment from Mansfield, MO, talks with the son of an Afghan farmer in Chaparhar.  (Courtesy photo)

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Pharris, a ruminant specialist with the Khogyani District Agricultural Development Team attached to Company D, 1st Battalion, 138th Infantry Regiment from Mansfield, MO, talks with the son of an Afghan farmer in Chaparhar. (Courtesy photo)

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101st Airborne Soldier wounded by IED device dies of his wounds

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Specialist Christopher D. Lutes, 28, of Frostburg, MD, died November 11th, in Landsthul, Germany, of wounds suffered when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device while on patrol in Khogyani District, Nagarhar Province, Afghanistan November 8th.

Lutes was an Infantryman assigned to Charlie Troop, 1st Squadron, 61st Calvary Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). He joined the Army in January 2008 and arrived at Fort Campbell in May 2008. «Read the rest of this article»

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Patrol struck by IED device killing one Fort Campbell Soldier

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A 101st Airborne Division Soldier died November 8th, when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device while on patrol in Khogyani District, Nagarhar Province, Afghanistan.

Specialist Anthony Vargas, 27, of Reading, PA, was an Infantryman assigned to Charlie Troop, 1st Squadron, 61st Calvary Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). «Read the rest of this article»

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Task Force Panther welcomed to Nangarhar

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr.
Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division PatchNangarhar Province, Afghanistan – Task Force Bastogne in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province welcomed 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Panther to their area of operations September 14th.

Task Force Panther uncased their colors at Forward Operating Base Connoly, signifying their assumption of authority of the Khogyani, Chaparhar, Surkh Rod, Pachir wa Agam, Sherzod, and Hezerak Districts.

U.S. Army Lt. Col. William B. Johnson of Bruceton, TN, Task Force Panther commander, and U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony R. Broadhead of Clarksville, TN, uncased their battalion colors at Forward Operating Base Connolly in the Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, Sept. 14. The ceremony signified their assumption of authority of the Khogyani, Chaparhar, Surkh Rod, Pachir wa Agam, Sherzod, and Hezerak Districts in Task Force Bastogne’s area of operation. (Photo by U.S.Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Lt. Col. William B. Johnson of Bruceton, TN, Task Force Panther commander, and U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony R. Broadhead of Clarksville, TN, uncased their battalion colors at Forward Operating Base Connolly in the Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, Sept. 14. The ceremony signified their assumption of authority of the Khogyani, Chaparhar, Surkh Rod, Pachir wa Agam, Sherzod, and Hezerak Districts in Task Force Bastogne’s area of operation. (Photo by U.S.Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

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