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Fort Campbell to hold Hiring Our Heroes Career Summit, Thursday

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will host Hiring Our Heroes Career Summit October 17th, 2019.

The summit is a collaborative effort to connect service members, military spouses and veterans to meaningful employment opportunities by bringing together key federal and state agencies, military leaders, business innovators and local community leaders to participate in panel discussions, workshops and a hiring fair.

Attendees will be able to engage with more than 90 local, regional and national level employers at the career fair.

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Petraeus recognizes Task Force Currahee Soldiers for combat actions

 

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 General David H. Petraeus, commander of International Security Assistance Force and commander of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan visited Soldiers with Task Force Currahee, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, at Forward Operating Base Sharana July 7th, to present awards as part of his final farewell tour before transitioning to CIA director.

Petraeus holds significant ties to TF Currahee. He was the 101st Airborne Division commander when discussions to reactivate the regiment began and he played a key role in planning their 2005 reactivation.

U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of International Security Assistance Force and commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan talks with Task Force Currahee Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division July 7th, at Forward Operating Base Sharana in Afghanistan’s Paktika Province. Petraeus visited Task Force Currahee as part of his farewell tour as he prepares to retire from the U.S. Army. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Luther L. Boothe Jr., Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of International Security Assistance Force and commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan talks with Task Force Currahee Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division July 7th, at Forward Operating Base Sharana in Afghanistan’s Paktika Province. Petraeus visited Task Force Currahee as part of his farewell tour as he prepares to retire from the U.S. Army. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Luther L. Boothe Jr., Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

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Joint Task Force-101 Transfer of Authority Ceremony

 

Written by Sgt. David House
Combined Joint Task Force 101

Transfer of Authority from CJTF-101 to CJTF-1 – 101st Airborne Division Colors Cased

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – On May 19th, 2011 the Transfer of Authority Ceremony from combined Joint Task Force-101 to Combined Joint Task Force-1 took place at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

General David H. Petraeus, Commander, U.S. Forces Afghanistan, was on hand for the ceremony and spoke with (outgoing) Major General John F. Campbell, Commander, Regional Command – East, as well as (incoming) Major General Daniel B. Allyn, Commander, Regional Command – East.

(left to right) General David H. Petraeus, Commander, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, (outgoing) Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell, Commander, Regional Command – East, Lt. Gen. David M. Rodriguez, Commander, International Security Assistance Force joint Command and Deputy Commander, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, and (incoming) Maj. Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, Commander, Regional Command – East, line up before marching to the Combined Joint Task Force-101 to Combined Joint Task Force-1 Transfer of Authority ceremony.

(left to right) General David H. Petraeus, Commander, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, (outgoing) Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell, Commander, Regional Command – East, Lt. Gen. David M. Rodriguez, Commander, International Security Assistance Force joint Command and Deputy Commander, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, and (incoming) Maj. Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, Commander, Regional Command – East, line up before marching to the Combined Joint Task Force-101 to Combined Joint Task Force-1 Transfer of Authority ceremony.

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Petraeus re-enlists 113 Task Force No Slack Soldiers

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBastogneKunar Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus re-enlisted 113 Task Force No Slack Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Joyce in eastern Afghanistan, April 11th.

TF No Slack is the first battalion in the 101st Airborne Division and all of Afghanistan to make their re-enlistment quota for fiscal year 2011 during some of the most intense fighting of Operation Enduring Freedom said U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert A. Reynolds, a career counselor from Clarksville, Tennessee, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.

U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, International Security Assistance Forces commander, recites the oath of re-enlistment to 113 Soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force No Slack, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, at Forward Operating Base Joyce in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar Province April 11th. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, International Security Assistance Forces commander, recites the oath of re-enlistment to 113 Soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force No Slack, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, at Forward Operating Base Joyce in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar Province April 11th. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

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General Petraeus awards Silver Stars to Task Force No Slack Soldiers

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBastogneKunar Province, Afghanistan – As the sun shone brightly, U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus awarded two Silver Star Medals to Task Force No Slack Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Joyce in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province April 11th.

The Silver Star recipients, U.S. Army Capt. Edward B. Bankston, commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company from Decatur, GA., and U.S. Army Sgt. Joshua L. Bostic, a squad leader from Spring City, Tennessee, assigned to Company C, both from 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, said the weather during Operation Strong Eagle III in Marawara District was anything but sunny.

U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, International Security Assistance Forces commander, awards a Silver Star Medal to U.S. Army Capt. Edward B. Bankston, Headquarters and Headquarters Company commander from Decatur, GA, at Forward Operating Base Joyce in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar Province April 11th. Bankston was awarded the medal for his actions during Strong Eagle III in Marawara District. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, International Security Assistance Forces commander, awards a Silver Star Medal to U.S. Army Capt. Edward B. Bankston, Headquarters and Headquarters Company commander from Decatur, GA, at Forward Operating Base Joyce in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar Province April 11th. Bankston was awarded the medal for his actions during Strong Eagle III in Marawara District. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

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Petraeus visits Bastogne troops at remote COP

 

Written by U.S. Army Capt. Jonathan J. Springer
Task Force Bastogne

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionKunar Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top commander in Afghanistan, visited Soldiers in the Pech River Valley March 31st to show his appreciation and support for their efforts in rooting out the insurgency in the region over the past 11 months.

Speaking to Soldiers at Combat Outpost Honaker-Miracle assigned to 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Bastogne, Petraeus praised the battalion’s leadership and honored the Task Force Bulldog troops for their relentless determination in fighting in an area that has seen some of the most kinetic activity since the Afghan war began.

U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces – Afghanistan commander, commends U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jimmy Schumacher of Taloma, TN, Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, at Combat Outpost Honaker-Miracle in the Pech River Valley March 31st. (Photo by U.S. Army Capt. Jonathan J. Springer, Task Force Bastogne)

U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces – Afghanistan commander, commends U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jimmy Schumacher of Taloma, TN, Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, at Combat Outpost Honaker-Miracle in the Pech River Valley March 31st. (Photo by U.S. Army Capt. Jonathan J. Springer, Task Force Bastogne)

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The defense of COP Margah: A Story of Valor

 

Soldiers Recount Details of Thwarted Complex Attack
  
Written by U.S. Army Spc. Luther L. Boothe Jr.
Task Force Currahee Public Affairs

CurraheeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionPaktika Province, Afghanistan — The Soldiers tasked as the first line of defense for Combat Outpost Margah in Paktika Province were on alert due to reports of a potential attack. The six Soldiers at the observation point were ready, but nobody expected an attack of the magnitude they got.

Clouds filled the sky making that night darker than usual. U.S. Army Soldiers from Company C, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, successfully defended COP Margah from a complex attack against more than 120 insurgents during the early morning hours of October 30th.

U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus International Security Assistance Force commander, shakes the hand of U.S. Army Spc. Timothy James of Gilbert, AZ, after pinning him with a Bronze Star Medal with Valor at Combat Outpost Margah Nov. 11th. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Hector Santos, Task Force Currahee)

U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus International Security Assistance Force commander, shakes the hand of U.S. Army Spc. Timothy James of Gilbert, AZ, after pinning him with a Bronze Star Medal with Valor at Combat Outpost Margah Nov. 11th. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Hector Santos, Task Force Currahee)

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Currahee Soldier awarded Silver Star

 

Written by Regional Command East Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionCurraheeBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Sgt. Donald Starks from Grayling, MI, received the Silver Star in a ceremony on Combat Outpost Margah in eastern Afghanistan’s Paktika Province today.

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Petraeus Explains Afghanistan Strategy

 

Written by John Banusiewicz
Office of the Secretary of Defense Public Affairs

United States Central CommandKabul, Afghanistan – Progress in Afghanistan has been faster than expected in some respects, and not as far along in others, Army Gen. David H. Petraeus said here September 3rd.

Petraeus, the commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan, spoke to reporters traveling with Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, before attending a working lunch with the admiral.

The progress achieved so far in Afghanistan is “about standard for any one of these kinds of deliberate campaigns,” Petraeus said.

The current Afghanistan strategy has been in the making since 2008, the general said, when a U.S. Central Command assessment and subsequent policy reviews revealed that factors he called “the inputs” of the Afghanistan mission weren’t right. New organizational structures and some new leaders were necessary, he explained, and concepts and approaches needed refinement. And, he added, insufficient resources had been applied to the effort at that time.

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, commander, International Security Assistance Force depart ISAF headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan on Sept. 3rd. Mullen made a short stop in the Afghan capital addressing Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435 and receiving an operational update from Petraeus during his visit.

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, commander, International Security Assistance Force depart ISAF headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan on Sept. 3rd. Mullen made a short stop in the Afghan capital addressing Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435 and receiving an operational update from Petraeus during his visit.

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ISAF commander visits FOB Salerno

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Brent C. Powell 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division Patch187th Infantry Regiment - Iron RakkasansKhowst Province, Afghanistan – Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division received a visit from the International Assistance Force commander, U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, at Forward Operating Base Salerno August 19th.

After meeting with the commander of the 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division at the brigade’s Tactical Operations Center, Petraeus stepped outside where he addressed the waiting troops.

“You are all in a tough neighborhood and in a very challenging environment,” he said. “You are faced with extreme terrain, tough weather and tough enemies.

U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commanding general of the International Security Assistance Force and commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, speaks to a crowd of Soldiers during a short stop at Foward Operating Base Salerno Aug. 19th.  During his visit, he met with Task Force Rakkasan Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, and presented awards to a few deserving Soldiers for combat actions.  (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Brent C. Powell, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division)

U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commanding general of the International Security Assistance Force and commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, speaks to a crowd of Soldiers during a short stop at Foward Operating Base Salerno Aug. 19th. During his visit, he met with Task Force Rakkasan Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, and presented awards to a few deserving Soldiers for combat actions. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Brent C. Powell, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division)

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