Topic: U.S. Soldiers
Written by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson
Kara Soar Base, Iraq – In Iraq, the Kara Soar Base feels like a different world; only a few hours away lies the modern city of Erbil, with sky rises and brand name car dealerships.
Yet, here, in the farmland of northern Iraq at Kara Soar, in the searing heat, through the thick dust smoke can be seen rising from battles raging near the Tigris River and missiles heard launching nearby as smoke clouds on the horizons confirm a successful strike.
A world U.S. Soldiers face daily in support of the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve mission.
Written by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson
Erbil, Iraq – LSA Strike is named after the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) whose Soldiers comprise Task Force Strike in northern Iraq.
When we first got here, all there was, was gravel.” said 1st Lt. Kalapu Fasavalu, platoon leader in Company C, 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion, Task Force Strike, from Long Beach, California. “There were no facilities set up at all.”
As part of their deployment during Operation Inherent Resolve, Soldiers of Task Force Strike, are moving to many locations throughout Iraq to advise and assist the Iraqi Security Forces.
Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Animal Care and Control will host famed African wildlife activist Kinessa Johnson on Saturday, October 17th, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at their facility, 616 North Spring Street in Clarksville, TN.
For a donation to Montgomery County Animal Care and Control (dog/cat food, bedding, toys, money, etc.) Kinessa will autograph and give participants a free 8×10 photograph.
Los Angeles, CA – Two in five U.S. military members have a difficult time paying their monthly bills, 38 percent of military homeowners have an underwater mortgage and more than a third use risky borrowing methods like payday loans to get fast cash1.
Written by Sgt. Ange Desinor
Paynesville, Liberia – Joint service Soldiers participated in a weekly class to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus. The Department of Defense Ebola Treatment Training Team taught the class in support of Operation United Assistance, at the National Police Training Academy, Monrovia, Liberia, December 2nd, 2014.
“When the Ebola virus started, there weren’t enough health care workers to eradicate it,” said Maj. Retaunda Riley, an Ashmund, Georgia, native, the senior brigade physician assistance for the 36th Engineer Brigade. “With the permission of the Liberian government, we extended our support along with various agencies worldwide to help stop the virus.”
Written by Staff Sgt. V. Michelle Woods
Monrovia, Liberia – During the American Revolution, George Washington used part of the Continental Army’s scarce budget to purchase quinine for the treatment of malaria in his troops.
According to Professor Dale Smith, a military medical historian at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, the U.S. military counted more than a half-million cases of malaria during World War II.
“This will be a long war, if for every division I have facing the enemy, I must count on a second division in the hospital with malaria, and a third division convalescing from this debilitating disease,” said Gen. Douglas MacArthur, commander of Allied Forces in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
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Afghanistan – “Finish the Fight!” This is the motto of the combative instructors from Task Force Thunder.
These simple, yet absolutely appropriate words of advice convey the mission of all U.S. Soldiers, and particularly, the mission of his enthusiastic trainees. Spc. Samuel Lam and Sgt. Jose Mercado, both with TF Thunder, are Level III Certified Basic Combatives Course Instructors.
Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Soldiers from Fort Campbell’s Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment “Bulldogs”, 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), take an over-watch position at OP Cobra during Operation Shaheen XIII, near Boti Kot, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.
Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Justin Moeller
Khowst Province, Afghanistan – Soldiers with 2nd Platoon, 49th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, attached to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), supported the Afghan National Army’s EOD team from the 4th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203 Corps, with running a counter improvised explosive device lane for the 4th Khandak Route Clearance Company, June 20th, at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan.
Written by Sgt. Justin Moeller
Khowst Province, Afghanistan – Soldiers with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, supported the Afghan National Army’s 2nd Kandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps during a patrol mission in Khowst province, Afghanistan, on June 2nd, 2013.
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