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5th Special Forces Group Green Beret speaks the right language

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Barbara Ospina
5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs

5th Special ForcesFort Campbell, KY – In an emergency room or a hospital you will find a group of people who all have one thing in common; they need medical care. The level of care might range from a common cold, to a broken bone or life threatening trauma.

Our society has not only grown to rely on, but also to trust in our medical system and the care provided, whether it is a medic on an ambulance or by doctors in the emergency room.

Special Forces medical sergeants with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) learn invaluable skills during training with the staff and doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Soldiers spend a four week rotation at the well known training hospital in order to keep their minds and skills sharp.  (Courtesy Photo)

Special Forces medical sergeants with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) learn invaluable skills during training with the staff and doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Soldiers spend a four week rotation at the well known training hospital in order to keep their minds and skills sharp. (Courtesy Photo)

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Soldiers learn Pashto, Dari to connect with Foreign Partners

 

Written by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Students graduating from the Eagle Language Training Center took center stage during a skit demonstrating their newfound skill to translate Dari and Pashto here at Wilson Theater, December 15th.

Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division graduated the nearly four-month long course and rank the top class since the course began. This included two 1st Brigade soldiers receiving honors for their outstanding accomplishment during the duration of the course.

The course provides Dari and Pashto language training for general purposes in a deployed environment and supports up to 70 to 75 students. The goal is to produce within students a high knowledge and low intermediate proficiency. The course also takes the students out of the class room environment and submerses them into the foreign culture. «Read the rest of this article»

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Currahee-trained ANA soldiers deliver fire missions independently, effectively

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Luther L. Boothe Jr.
Task Force Currahee Public Affairs

The CurraheesFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionPaktika Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Soldiers from Task Force Currahee observed Afghan National Army soldiers from 4th Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 203rd Corps, as they provided indirect fire support Afghan ground forces June 12th-16th in Afghanistan’s Paktika Province.

The Afghan-led mission was the culmination of eight months of training led by Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Task Force Glory, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, TF Currahee.

An Afghan National Army cannon crew member with 4th Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 203rd Corps, prepares for a fire mission during the battery’s first independent fire support mission June 12th-16th in Afghanistan’s Paktika Province. The battery provided support to 5th Kandak, 2nd BDE, 203rd Corps, as they conducted ground operations. (Courtesy Photo)

An Afghan National Army cannon crew member with 4th Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 203rd Corps, prepares for a fire mission during the battery’s first independent fire support mission June 12th-16th in Afghanistan’s Paktika Province. The battery provided support to 5th Kandak, 2nd BDE, 203rd Corps, as they conducted ground operations. (Courtesy Photo)

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Team Leader Course helps ANA fight illiteracy

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Spencer Case
304th Public Affairs Detachment

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Paktya Province, Afghanistan – Afghan National Army 2nd Lt. Mohibullah keeps a note scrawled in Pashto of “pretty good” handwriting tacked to his office wall. It reads: “Until the headmaster returns, I have complete responsibility.”

The soldier who wrote the note had, a few days earlier, been completely illiterate.

Mohibullah, the new commander of the Team Leader Course, who like many Afghans goes by only one name, keeps the note as a reminder of what can happen when uneducated soldiers are given an opportunity to learn.

The four-week Team Leader Course is unique among the three noncommissioned officer training courses at Forward Operating Base Thunder in Paktya Province under the auspices of the ANA’s 203rd Thunder Corps. Unlike the Battle Course, the Team Leader Course is not designed for ANA soldiers who have experience as NCOs, and unlike the 1U Course, it does not assume the students have had any prior education. 

Afghan National Army soldiers Mohammed Qasim and Seenatullah, both natives of Takhar Province, study during the literacy block of the Team Leader Course on Forward Operating Base Thunder, Paktya Province, Oct.  17th. The first week of the Team Leader Course is dedicated to literacy and basic education, a first opportunity for many ANA soldiers. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Spencer Case, 304th Public Affairs Detachment)

Afghan National Army soldiers Mohammed Qasim and Seenatullah, both natives of Takhar Province, study during the literacy block of the Team Leader Course on Forward Operating Base Thunder, Paktya Province, Oct. 17th. The first week of the Team Leader Course is dedicated to literacy and basic education, a first opportunity for many ANA soldiers. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Spencer Case, 304th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Language Students Graduate

 

The Logo of the 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY- Fort Campbell’s Language Training Detachment will host a graduation ceremony for its first 73 students Friday, June 11th at 11:00 am.

The students, members of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) attended Pashto or Dari training since early February.

Sergeant Karah Jarrett writes letters of the Pashto alphabet at the Eagle Language Training Detachment class Friday, Feb, 12th, 2010, at Fort Campbell, Ky. Jarrett is a Soldier with 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. (photo by Michele Vowell, Fort Campbell Courier)

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