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Fort Campbell’s 4th Brigade Combat Team encourages Cooperation, One village at a time

 

Written by Maj. Kamil Sztakolper
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

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Khowst Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army soldiers from Whiskey Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, and leaders from 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, met with their Afghan National Security Force counterparts and village elders of Kunday village to discussion historical security concerns, September 9th.

Sgt. Kamal, an Afghan Uniformed Police officer, discusses security issues with villagers from Kunday on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Sept. 8, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joshua Dwyer, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

Sgt. Kamal, an Afghan Uniformed Police officer, discusses security issues with villagers from Kunday on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Sept. 8, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joshua Dwyer, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team along with Afghan Border Police deliver Supplies to Local School

 

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionJalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan – The Zone 1 Afghan Border Police along with 2nd Brigade Afghan National Civil Order Police delivered school supplies to hundreds of students as part of a community outreach mission, May 25th, at a school in western Jalalabad.

U.S. Army Soldiers with ABP Zone 1 Security Forces Advise and Assistance Team, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division assisted their Afghan National Security Forces counterparts by providing security and help hand out supplies.

A local Afghan schoolgirl smiles after she receives school supplies from Afghan Border Police and 2nd Brigade Afghan National Civil Order Police soldiers during a community outreach mission, May 25, 2013, in Jalalabad, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, CT 1-101 Public Affairs)

A local Afghan schoolgirl smiles after she receives school supplies from Afghan Border Police and 2nd Brigade Afghan National Civil Order Police soldiers during a community outreach mission, May 25, 2013, in Jalalabad, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, CT 1-101 Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Soldiers observe Air Assault, the Afghan way

 

Written by U.S. Army National Guard Spc. Margaret Taylor
129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan – Dozens of Afghan National Army soldiers, Afghan Uniformed Police, and a smattering of U.S. Army Soldiers serving as mission advisors sat by their heavy packs on the gravel, talking and laughing in quiet anticipation, waiting for a sound.

After several hours of checks and double-checks, roll calls and final updates from the command center, the punchy staccato of rotors came faintly in the distance. Louder and louder the noise sounded, until the reverberations deafened and the dusty prop-wash buffeted those waiting at the landing zone for the choppers.

U.S. Army Soldiers from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, secure a landing zone for Afghan Air Force Mi-17 helicopters outside the village of Hesarak, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, May 17. The Mi-17s will transport Afghan National Army Soldiers back to Forward Operating Base Connolly after a successful Afghan led clearing operation. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Vang Seng Thao, 55th Signal Company, Combat Camera)

U.S. Army Soldiers from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, secure a landing zone for Afghan Air Force Mi-17 helicopters outside the village of Hesarak, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, May 17. The Mi-17s will transport Afghan National Army Soldiers back to Forward Operating Base Connolly after a successful Afghan led clearing operation. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Vang Seng Thao, 55th Signal Company, Combat Camera)

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APSU History Professor Dr. Sheena Harris teaches classes in Honduras

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Soto Cano Air Base sits at the bottom of the Comayagua Valley in the Central American nation of Honduras. It’s home to about 500 U.S. Army soldiers, and this past January, a handful of them gathered inside a small wood hut with a sheet metal roof.

The building served as a classroom for the first “on-the-ground” college courses offered at the remote base, and Dr. Sheena Harris, Austin Peay State University assistant professor of history, traveled all the way from Clarksville to teach the new classes.

Austin Peay Professor Dr. Sheena Harris

Austin Peay Professor Dr. Sheena Harris

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team becomes first Army Unit to fire the XM1156 Precision Guidance Kit fuse in Combat

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Jon Heinrich
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division PAO

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Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Soldiers from Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division have been training diligently with a new artillery fuse at Forward Operating Base Joyce, Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

The XM1156 Precision Guidance Kit fuse is a fuse with GPS capabilities that increases the accuracy of conventional High Explosive and Rocket-Assisted Projectile artillery rounds, according to U.S. Army 1st Lt. Anthony Jones, the platoon leader for 1st Platoon, Btry. A., and native to Ellsworth, Maine.

U.S. Army Soldiers with Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, practice using the Enhanced Portable Inductive Artillery Fuse Setter on a XM1156 Precision Guidance Kit Fuse and the M795 Rocket-Assisted Projectile April 28, 2013 at Forward Operating Base Joyce, Kunar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, CT 1-101 Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Soldiers with Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, practice using the Enhanced Portable Inductive Artillery Fuse Setter on a XM1156 Precision Guidance Kit Fuse and the M795 Rocket-Assisted Projectile April 28, 2013 at Forward Operating Base Joyce, Kunar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, CT 1-101 Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne” conducts DANCON March

 

Written by Sgt. Jon Heinrich
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan – Stepping off at dawn with more than 22 pounds of weight from combined gear and bag, they began their march in the early morning hours.

U.S. Army soldiers with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conducted a Danish Contingent, or DANCON March, at Forward Operating Base Fenty, April 20th.

Three U.S. Army soldiers of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, stand with their medals after completing a 25 kilometer Danish Contingent March, April 20th, 2013. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

Three U.S. Army soldiers of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, stand with their medals after completing a 25 kilometer Danish Contingent March, April 20th, 2013. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team helps Afghan soldiers succeed with training

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Jon Heinrich
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division PAO

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan – Heavy clouds and a chance of rain, conditions any Soldier would say are good for training.

These are the conditions Afghan National Army soldiers from 4th Combat Support Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 201st Corps, experienced as they conducted their latest training with U.S. Army Soldiers from Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Phalanx, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, March 12th, at Combat Outpost Fortress, Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Chad Clark, the noncommissioned officer in charge of Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Phalanx, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, teach Afghan National Army soldiers from 4th Combat Support Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 201st Corp, on weapons handling, March 12, 2013, at Combat Outpost Fortress, Kunar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, Task Force 1-101 Public Affairs.)

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Chad Clark, the noncommissioned officer in charge of Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Phalanx, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, teach Afghan National Army soldiers from 4th Combat Support Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 201st Corp, on weapons handling, March 12, 2013, at Combat Outpost Fortress, Kunar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, Task Force 1-101 Public Affairs.)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team Soldiers get visit from U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Jon Heinrich
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division PAO

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan – Secretary of Defense, the Honorable Chuck Hagel, visited the U.S. Army Soldiers of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, March 9th.

Hagel and his team landed at Forward Operating Base Fenty in a U.S. Air Force C-130 and were given a briefing by the command team of 1st BCT about the status of operations in Kunar and Nangarhar provinces in Afghanistan.

After the briefing, Hagel made his way to the entrance of the FOB where he addressed Combined Team Bastogne Soldiers.

U.S. Secretary of Defense, the Honorable Chuck Hagel, speaks to Combined Team Bastogne, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, March 9, 2013, at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, Combined Team 1-101 Public Affairs)

U.S. Secretary of Defense, the Honorable Chuck Hagel, speaks to Combined Team Bastogne, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, March 9, 2013, at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, Combined Team 1-101 Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasan” Thanksgiving Meal

 

Video by Staff Sgt. John Briggs

3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionRakkasanSalerno, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) out of Fort Campbelll, KY, as well as other units attend Thankgiving meal. Soldiers were served food by members of the various unit commands.

Soldiers and Civilians come together to celebrate Thanksgiving in Salerno, Afghanistan.

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Currahee-trained ANA soldiers deliver fire missions independently, effectively

 

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 Soldiers from Task Force Currahee observed Afghan National Army soldiers from 4th Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 203rd Corps, as they provided indirect fire support Afghan ground forces June 12th-16th in Afghanistan’s Paktika Province.

The Afghan-led mission was the culmination of eight months of training led by Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Task Force Glory, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, TF Currahee.

An Afghan National Army cannon crew member with 4th Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 203rd Corps, prepares for a fire mission during the battery’s first independent fire support mission June 12th-16th in Afghanistan’s Paktika Province. The battery provided support to 5th Kandak, 2nd BDE, 203rd Corps, as they conducted ground operations. (Courtesy Photo)

An Afghan National Army cannon crew member with 4th Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 203rd Corps, prepares for a fire mission during the battery’s first independent fire support mission June 12th-16th in Afghanistan’s Paktika Province. The battery provided support to 5th Kandak, 2nd BDE, 203rd Corps, as they conducted ground operations. (Courtesy Photo)

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