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101st Airborne Division “Rakkasan” nurse saves Afghan Soldier’s life

 

Written by Capt. Patrick Morgan
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Kandahar Province, Afghanistan – A 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division nurse deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel saved the life of an Afghan National Defense Security Force member Saturday.

Captain Christine Kampas, a medical adviser, saved the Afghan by conducting CPR on him after he went into respiratory failure while being transported from an Afghan medical facility to a NATO military medical facility at Kandahar Airfield.

Captain Christine Kampas, a nurse assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, deployed in support of Train, Advise and Assist Command - South, performed life-saving measures to resuscitate an Afghan Defense Security Forces member January 7th. Kampas is currently serving as a medical adviser to the Afghan National Defense Security Forces headquartered in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (Captain Christine Kampas, 3rd Brigade Combat Team)

Captain Christine Kampas, a nurse assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, deployed in support of Train, Advise and Assist Command – South, performed life-saving measures to resuscitate an Afghan Defense Security Forces member January 7th. Kampas is currently serving as a medical adviser to the Afghan National Defense Security Forces headquartered in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (Captain Christine Kampas, 3rd Brigade Combat Team)

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Fort Campbell 33rd Cavalry Regiment Scouts scale Afghan mountains to disrupt insurgents

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division PAO

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Khowst Province, Afghanistan – Soldiers assigned to Troop B, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted a dismounted patrol in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in order to disrupt possible insurgent activity in Musa Khel District, Afghanistan, March 6th.

Soldiers assigned to Blue Platoon, Troop B, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), discuss possible movement routes through the mountainous terrain before a patrol in Musa Khel District, Afghanistan, March 6, 2013. Soldiers conducted a 12-mile dismounted patrol in order to reach a village in the valley that is inaccessible by vehicle. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton TF 3/101 Public Affairs)

Soldiers assigned to Blue Platoon, Troop B, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), discuss possible movement routes through the mountainous terrain before a patrol in Musa Khel District, Afghanistan, March 6, 2013. Soldiers conducted a 12-mile dismounted patrol in order to reach a village in the valley that is inaccessible by vehicle. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton TF 3/101 Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division assumes command of Regional Command-East, Afghanistan

 

Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBagram, Afghanistan – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), known famously as the “Screaming Eagles,” assumed responsibility of the combined joint task force in eastern Afghanistan March 14th in a ceremony on Bagram Air Field.

Combined Joint Task Force-101, will operate in Regional Command – East, an area roughly the size of Virginia, which includes 14 provinces and 7.5 million Afghans.

The 1st Infantry Division wrapped up its yearlong deployment and will be heading back to Fort Riley, Kansas.

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. James C. McConville and U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Alonzo J. Smith (forefront), the command team of 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Combined Joint Task Force-101, salute the unit’s flag at a transfer of authority ceremony at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, March 14th, 2013. The 101st Airborne Division assumed responsibility of Regional Command-East from the 1st Infantry Division. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David J. Overson, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. James C. McConville and U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Alonzo J. Smith (forefront), the command team of 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Combined Joint Task Force-101, salute the unit’s flag at a transfer of authority ceremony at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, March 14th, 2013. The 101st Airborne Division assumed responsibility of Regional Command-East from the 1st Infantry Division. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David J. Overson, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne” 101st Airborne Division to deploy to Afghanistan

 

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – The Department of Defense officially announced today the deployment of approximately 1,900 active component soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) to Afghanistan, as both battle space integrators and functional advisory and assistance teams for the Afghan Security Forces.

As one of the first Security Force Assistance Brigades in the Army, Bastogne soldiers have been preparing for months for this deployment to Afghanistan to provide training, advice and assistance to the Afghan National Security Forces.

Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), march through the mountains at Fort Carson, CO, March 31st, 2012 during pre-deployment training. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).)

Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), march through the mountains at Fort Carson, CO, March 31st, 2012 during pre-deployment training. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).)

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New Border Advisor Team up to bat in Helmand

 

Written by Cpl. Marco Mancha
2nd Marine Division

Combat Outpost Castle

Marines Corp SealHelmand Province, Afghanistan – A new Border Advisor Team recently stepped up to the plate in the war on terror. While nearly half a dozen teams have come before them to train the Afghan policemen guarding the borders of Afghanistan, this group is unlike those before them.

The Marines and sailors of BAT-1 bring a whole new skill set to the Afghan Border Police of 1st Kandak, 6th Zone.

The team noticed a big change in the ABP’s performance and attitude from the beginning of their relationship. One member with the team gives credit to the BATs that came before them and the Afghan policemen’s will to work.

Sergeant James Carney IV of Clarksville, Tennessee, interacts with an Afghan Border Policeman after training. The motor transport operator for Border Advisor Team 1 is one of more than 20 service members on the team who brings their own expertise to help make the ABP a better fighting force. (Photo by Cpl. Marco Mancha)

Sergeant James Carney IV of Clarksville, Tennessee, interacts with an Afghan Border Policeman after training. The motor transport operator for Border Advisor Team 1 is one of more than 20 service members on the team who brings their own expertise to help make the ABP a better fighting force. (Photo by Cpl. Marco Mancha)

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Afghan National Civil Order Police patrol Kandahar

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Stephanie Carl
159th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division159th Combat Aviation Brigade

Kandahar, Afghanistan – Members of the 2nd Afghan National Civil Order Police SWAT team and the Task Force Thunder Kandahar Pathfinder Detachment conduct a patrol September 4th. Presence patrols give the units an opportunity to interact with the local population and build a rapport with the people, while it also gives the ANCOP an opportunity to practice some of their basic operational techniques.

The SWAT team is considered to be one of the most elite of the Afghan Security Forces. Its members receive special weapons and tactics training that allows them to plan and participate in more complex or specialized missions.

Members of the 2nd Afghan National Civil Order Police SWAT team and the Task Force Thunder Kandahar Pathfinder Detachment conduct a patrol September 4th. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Stephanie Carl, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs)

Members of the 2nd Afghan National Civil Order Police SWAT team and the Task Force Thunder Kandahar Pathfinder Detachment conduct a patrol September 4th. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Stephanie Carl, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs)

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Campbell gives final address before transfer of authority

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Kerensa Hardy and Sgt. Grant Matthes
101st Airborne Division The Fort Campbell Courier

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionAfghanistan – In what was his final address to the Pentagon Press Corps from Afghanistan, the commander of Regional Command-East and Combined Joint Task Force-101 spoke about strides made over the last 12 months.

“It’s been a very, very exciting year here for Regional Command-East. We’ve been honored to serve with our Afghan partners for the past year,” Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell said Tuesday.

Campbell said he wanted to focus on transition of authority, realignment of forces and cooperation and coordination with Afghan security forces.

The 101st is nearing the end of its transition to the 1st Cavalry Division out of Fort Hood, Texas.

Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell

Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell

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ISAF doctors save Afghan girl

 

Written by Artur Weber
Task Force White Eagle Public Affairs

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Ghazni Province, Afghanistan – Polish and American doctors from Task Force White Eagle saved the life of an 8-year-old Afghan girl who was accidentally wounded in a firefight between Taliban and Afghan security guards in a southern district November 2nd.

The injured girl was brought by her brother to Forward Operating Base Warrior in the southern part of Ghazni Province just before 6:00pm. According to the girl’s brother, she was accidentally injured when insurgents attacked a civilian convoy.

Doctors from Forward Operating Base Warrior prepare an 8-year-old Afghan girl for transportation to FOB Ghazni's field hospital for surgery. The girl was accidentally wounded by shooting between Taliban and Afghan security guards Nov. 2nd. (Courtesy photo)

Doctors from Forward Operating Base Warrior prepare an 8-year-old Afghan girl for transportation to FOB Ghazni's field hospital for surgery. The girl was accidentally wounded by shooting between Taliban and Afghan security guards Nov. 2nd. (Courtesy photo)

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Task Force Iron Rakkasan supports parliamentary elections in Afghanistan

 

Written by U.S. Army 1st Lt. R.J. Peek
3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division

187th Infantry Regiment - Iron RakkasansFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionGhazni Province, Afghanistan – Task Force Iron Rakkasan assisted the Afghan government and the Afghan National Security Forces in eastern Ghazni province September 18th to provide safe and legitimate polling.

The leaders from each element spent the past several weeks planning and preparing for the elections to ensure it was safe, secure and free from corruption.

Young voters in Deh Yak District here wait their turn to enter the polling center and cast their vote Sept. 18th. It wasn’t until 9:00am, two hours after the polling centers opened, that the insurgents started to conduct attacks. Task Force Iron, who assisted the Afghan National Security Forces in providing security, engaged the enemy 20 times throughout Deh Yak and Andar districts. (Photo by U.S. Army 1st Lt. R.J. Peek, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division)“With the Afghan police and the assistance of the U.S. forces, we are confident of a well executed election process,” said Sher Khan, sub-governor of Andar District, prior to the elections.

Between the two districts, nine polling centers were open to the public. The Afghan National Police provided immediate security at each station while the Afghan National Army secured the outlying areas. «Read the rest of this article»

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