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Fort Campbell Rakkasans assist Afghan army with inspections and training

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton
Task Force 3-101st Airborne Division PAO

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionRakkasanKhowst Province, Afghanistan – Soldiers assigned to Company G, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), joined with the Afghan National Army’s 4th Kandak, 1st Infantry Brigade, 203rd Afghan Army Corps, on a partnership support mission in Qalandar District, Khowst Province, Afghanistan, January 8th, 2013.

Spc. Zachary Nattrass, a vehicle gunner assigned to Distribution Platoon, Company G, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), demonstrates the proper usage of a head space and timing gage for Afghan National Army soldiers on a M2 Browning .50 calibre machine gun at an ANA outpost in Qalandar District, Afghanistan, Jan. 8, 2013. The class was held in conjunction with a partnership mission to assist ANA forces with security in their area of operations. (Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton/U.S. Army)

Spc. Zachary Nattrass, a vehicle gunner assigned to Distribution Platoon, Company G, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), demonstrates the proper usage of a head space and timing gage for Afghan National Army soldiers on a M2 Browning .50 calibre machine gun at an ANA outpost in Qalandar District, Afghanistan, Jan. 8, 2013. The class was held in conjunction with a partnership mission to assist ANA forces with security in their area of operations. (Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton/U.S. Army)

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Cavalry Soldiers train, fight with Afghan partners

 

Written by By U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brent C. Powell
3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division

187th Infantry Regiment - Iron RakkasansFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionKhowst Province, Afghanistan – As a group of camouflage clad Afghan soldiers slowly snake their way around a building, weapons at the ready and eyes scanning the distant mountainsides, a U.S. Soldier walks among them, keeping a close watch on their every movement and giving constant instructions to their squad leader.

“Watch your spacing,” he says. “Don’t let them bunch up. Watch that ridgeline. Communicate.”

The instructions come from U.S. Army Sgt. Pedro Rodriguez-Ortiz, a native of Los Angeles, CA, and a squad leader for 1st Squad, 1st Platoon, Company C, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry.

U.S. Army Sgt. Pedro Rodriguez-Ortiz, a native of Los Angeles, CA, and a squad leader for 1st Squad, 1st Platoon, Company C, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry, discusses squad movement techniques with his Afghan counterpart Staff Sgt. Zaratgul Tofan, an Afghan National Army squad leader and native of Kabul Province, during patrol training at Camp Parsa Oct. 4th. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brent C. Powell, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division)

U.S. Army Sgt. Pedro Rodriguez-Ortiz, a native of Los Angeles, CA, and a squad leader for 1st Squad, 1st Platoon, Company C, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry, discusses squad movement techniques with his Afghan counterpart Staff Sgt. Zaratgul Tofan, an Afghan National Army squad leader and native of Kabul Province, during patrol training at Camp Parsa Oct. 4th. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brent C. Powell, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division)

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