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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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Lifeliners, US Air Force deliver 120 bundles despite snow

 

Written by By U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Pete Mayes
Task Force Lifeliners Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionLifelinersPaktika Province, Afghanistan – The 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, and the U.S. Air Force did their best postman impression by battling the elements and delivered 120 bundles, including 101 bundles of JP8 fuel, to a fuel-starved Forward Operating Base Waza Kwah January 30th-31st.

A planned, record-setting container delivery system aerial drop to the remote FOB in eastern Afghanistan was altered and then threatened for cancellation when a sudden snowfall in the area emerged, hindering the pilots’ ability to see the landing zone.

A C-17 Globemaster III drops bundles of supplies for Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Waza Kwah Jan. 30th. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Pete Mayes, Task Force Lifeliners Public Affairs)

A C-17 Globemaster III drops bundles of supplies for Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Waza Kwah Jan. 30th. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Pete Mayes, Task Force Lifeliners Public Affairs)

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TF Currahee Soldiers get much needed, well-deserved surprise

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Luther L. Boothe Jr.
Task Force Currahee Public Affairs Office 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionCurraheeCombat Outpost Munoz, Afghanistan – Long, hot days and few amenities are all things some Soldiers must grow accustomed to, but sometimes there are special moments that they can hold on to, to keep them going.

Task Force Currahee Soldiers from Company D, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division stationed at Combat Outpost Munoz received a surprise visit from members of their command and were treated to a steak dinner September 26th.

U.S. Army Lt. Col. David J. Preston, commander of 801st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division and native of Belchertown, MA, rotates food on the grill as U.S. Army Sgt. Alison R. Macdonald, with the 801st Bde. Support Bn., 4BCT, 101st Airborne Div. and native of Gloucester, VA, places another round of steaks on the grill. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Luther L. Boothe Jr., Task Force Currahee Public Affairs Office)

U.S. Army Lt. Col. David J. Preston, commander of 801st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division and native of Belchertown, MA, rotates food on the grill as U.S. Army Sgt. Alison R. Macdonald, with the 801st Bde. Support Bn., 4BCT, 101st Airborne Div. and native of Gloucester, VA, places another round of steaks on the grill. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Luther L. Boothe Jr., Task Force Currahee Public Affairs Office)

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