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Currahee helps remote Forward Operating Base retrieve supplies

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Kimberly K. Menzies
Task Force Currahee Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionThe CurraheesPaktika Province, Afghanistan – Soldiers from 801st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, helped Company D, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, retrieve essential supplies of water and fuel dropped by a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft as part of a container delivery system January 30th-31st at Forward Operating Base Waza Khwah.

The CDS drop is a supply method in which an aircraft flies low to the ground and releases cargo on pallets from the aircraft’s rear cargo doors. Once the pallets exit the aircraft, parachutes release and slowly lowered the cargo to a specified location on the ground.

Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, roll barrels of fuel into a vehicle Jan. 30th. The barrels were dropped as part of a container delivery system, an alternative supply delivery system in which an aircraft flies low to the ground and releases cargo on pallets from the back of the aircraft cargo area. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kimberly K. Menzies, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, roll barrels of fuel into a vehicle Jan. 30th. The barrels were dropped as part of a container delivery system, an alternative supply delivery system in which an aircraft flies low to the ground and releases cargo on pallets from the back of the aircraft cargo area. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kimberly K. Menzies, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

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ABP graduate from Red Currahee Team Leader Course

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Kimberly K. Menzies
Task Force Currahee Public Affairs Office

CurraheeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionPaktika Province, Afghanistan – Eighteen Afghan Border Policemen graduated from the Task Force Red Currahee Team Leader Course taught by U.S. Army  Soldiers from Company D, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, in a ceremony December 13th on Forward Operating Base Waza Kwah in eastern Afghanistan’s Paktika Province.

U.S. Army Spc. Edgar Cruz, instructor, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, instructs Afghan Border Police in the proper techniques of basic rifle marksmanship during the Red Currahee Team Leader Course by Co. D, 1st Bn., 506th Inf. Regt., 101st Airborne Div., on Forward Operation Base Waza Kwah Nov. 23rd. The course was from Nov. 21st to Dec. 13th. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Kimberly K. Menzies, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Spc. Edgar Cruz, instructor, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, instructs Afghan Border Police in the proper techniques of basic rifle marksmanship during the Red Currahee Team Leader Course by Co. D, 1st Bn., 506th Inf. Regt., 101st Airborne Div., on Forward Operation Base Waza Kwah Nov. 23rd. The course was from Nov. 21st to Dec. 13th. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Kimberly K. Menzies, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

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Low-cost, low-altitude delivery system delivers to Currahee units

 

Written by By U.S. Army Spc. Kimberly K. Menzies
Task Force Currahee Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionCurraheeProvince, Afghanistan – Soldiers from Company D, 1st Battalion of the 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, receive supplies by low-cost, low-altitude drop, an alternative delivery method at Forward Operating Base Waza Khaw.

The LCLA drop is a supply method in which an aircraft fly closer to the ground and release palletized supplies from the cargo area. Once the pallets exit the aircraft, parachutes are released and slowly lower the supplies to a specified location on the ground.

Aircraft deliver pallets of much-needed supplies by low-cost, low-altitude drop to Forward Operating Base Waza Khaw Nov. 20th. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Kimberly K. Menzies, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

Aircraft deliver pallets of much-needed supplies by low-cost, low-altitude drop to Forward Operating Base Waza Khaw Nov. 20th. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Kimberly K. Menzies, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

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