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President Donald Trump speaks to Troops at Bagram Airfield

 

The White HouseBagram, Afghanistan – PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, thank you very much. (Applause.) That was great. And we just had a nice Thanksgiving dinner. I thought I was going to be having it someplace else, and Senator Barrasso is a great friend of mine, and he said, “That’ll be great if we did it.” I said, “You come with me, John.” And he came with me. John, thank you very much. Great friend of ours. He’s a great senator and a great man. (Applause.)

And I want to thank General Milley. Special warrior. He’s a special warrior. And I want to congratulate you also because I just saw some numbers that are incredible. ISIS — you’re wiping them out left and right. There’s almost nothing left in this area. (Applause.) You’re not going to be lonely. And al-Qaeda, the same thing. And tremendous progress.

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Fort Campbell Command Team Sends Christmas Greetings from Afghanistan

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionBagram, Afghanistan – Combined Joint Task Force 101 (CJTF-101) Commanding General, Maj. Gen. James C. McConville and Command Sgt. Maj. Alonzo Smith took a few moments from their busy schedule to send a Holiday Season from Bagram, Afghanistan to the Families back home.

The 101st Airborne Division is currently in the middle of a deployment helping ready the Afghan forces to take over responsibility for their own security.

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade Soldiers get Caricatures drawn by Artists

 

Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Bagram, Afghanistan – Beats of excitement and laughter rippled its way into the heart of the Task Force Lifeliner soldiers as they sit with cartoonists who draw the soldiers caricature.

The soldiers expressed their sincere appreciation for these talented artists especially after they looked at the comical reflections of themselves created by these professional cartoonists.

U.S. Army Pvt. Alice M. Harris, a human resource specialist with the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), looks a her caricature drawn by MAD Magazine cartoonist Tom Richmond at Kandahar Airfield, in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, Sept. 6, 2013. Eight nationally recognized members of the National Cartoonists Society were part of a USO tour in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario/Released)

U.S. Army Pvt. Alice M. Harris, a human resource specialist with the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), looks a her caricature drawn by MAD Magazine cartoonist Tom Richmond at Kandahar Airfield, in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, Sept. 6, 2013. Eight nationally recognized members of the National Cartoonists Society were part of a USO tour in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario/Released)

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Fort Campbell 101st Sustainment Brigade Medics broaden their skills

 

Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Bagram, Afghanistan – Task Force Lifeliner medics broaden their medical skill set as they receive aeromedical evacuation training by the U.S. Air Force, building new relationships and communication that will assist them in the event of a catastrophic incident where soldiers and airmen work alongside each other.

Learning to understand each other and to adapt to changes and new procedures are essential to ensure patients get proper care and treatment.

Task Force Lifeliner medics prepare to lift a litter during aeromedical evacuation training with the U.S. Air Force, Aug. 22, 2013 at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. During this training the soldiers learn how to safely load and unload patients on and off of a C-130 Hercules aircraft. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

Task Force Lifeliner medics prepare to lift a litter during aeromedical evacuation training with the U.S. Air Force, Aug. 22, 2013 at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. During this training the soldiers learn how to safely load and unload patients on and off of a C-130 Hercules aircraft. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell 101st Sustainment Brigade finds success through partnership

 

Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Bagram, Afghanistan – Soldiers assigned to the 536th Support Maintenance Company and Polish forces spent time training together to hone each other’s skills in priorities of recovery in combat and strengthen their partnership through training.

The Polish received training and certification on the heavy expanded mobility tactical truck, a recovery vehicle also known as the A4 Wrecker. This gathering of recovery operators from two countries proved effective and allowed both the American and Polish soldiers to share techniques and experience that can prepare them for real world combat situations that they will inevitably face.

Staff Sgt. Shawn K. Judd (left), a native of Waianae, Hawaii, and a automotive maintenance non-commissioned officer, and Sgt. Travis Broussard (right) a native of Lafayette, La., and a recovery operator, prepare the stringer of the heavy expanded mobility tactical truck A4 Recovery Truck, also known as A4 wrecker, to conduct vehicle recovery during the Polish master driver training, Aug. 7, 2013 at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

Staff Sgt. Shawn K. Judd (left), a native of Waianae, Hawaii, and a automotive maintenance non-commissioned officer, and Sgt. Travis Broussard (right) a native of Lafayette, La., and a recovery operator, prepare the stringer of the heavy expanded mobility tactical truck A4 Recovery Truck, also known as A4 wrecker, to conduct vehicle recovery during the Polish master driver training, Aug. 7, 2013 at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Sisters in Arms

 

Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Bagram, Afghanistan – When soldiers deploy they leave behind their families and friends. This is one of the hardest sacrifices that soldiers make and accept.

But for two sisters who are both down range together, it is a comfort for them to have each other at their side.

Cpl. Victoria P. Stokes a human resource specialist with Task Force Lifeliner and Spc. Alisa M. Matthews a geospatial engineer with Combined Joint Intelligence, sisters hailing from Lumberton, NC, have always been very close.

U.S. Army Cpl. Victoria P. Stokes a human resource specialist with Task Force Lifeliner and her sister Spc. Alisa M. Matthews a geospatial engineer with Combined Joint Intelligence, pose for a photo during their deployment to Bagram Air Field in Parwan province, Afghanistan June 12th, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario/Released)

U.S. Army Cpl. Victoria P. Stokes a human resource specialist with Task Force Lifeliner and her sister Spc. Alisa M. Matthews a geospatial engineer with Combined Joint Intelligence, pose for a photo during their deployment to Bagram Air Field in Parwan province, Afghanistan June 12th, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario/Released)

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Peyton Manning’s touchdown on Bagram

 

Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. David J. Overson
115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Regional Command EastBagram, Afghanistan – There are arguably tens of millions of football fans around the globe, and it is safe to assume that a great deal are fans of Super Bowl champion and current Denver Broncos’ quarterback, Peyton Manning.

So when Manning touched down on Bagram Airfield, March 1st, the service members assigned there were ecstatic.

Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning addresses the troops at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, with a USO tour. Manning was accompanied by MLB pitcher Curt Schilling and NFL players Austin Collie and Vincent Jackson, March 1st, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David J. Overson 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning addresses the troops at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, with a USO tour. Manning was accompanied by MLB pitcher Curt Schilling and NFL players Austin Collie and Vincent Jackson, March 1st, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David J. Overson 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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