Topic: Afghan Security Forces
Written by Capt. Patrick Morgan
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.
Written by U.S. Army Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton
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.
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
Bagram, 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.
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.
Written by Cpl. Marco Mancha
Combat Outpost Castle
Helmand 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.
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Stephanie Carl
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.
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Kerensa Hardy and Sgt. Grant Matthes
Afghanistan – 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.
Written by Artur Weber
Ghazni 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.
Written by U.S. Army 1st Lt. R.J. Peek
Ghazni 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.
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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