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Task Force Iron Rakkasan uses PTDS to prevent highway robbery

 

Written by U.S. Army 1st Lt. R.J. Peek
Task Force Rakkasan Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionGhazni Province, Afghanistan – Recently, Soldiers from Task Force Iron Rakkasan watched a member of the Afghan Uniformed Police conduct an illegal checkpoint on the route between Ghazni and Sharana. Using the camera system on the Persistent Threat Detection System, Soldiers observed a man standing in the road collecting money from vehicles. The practice is common by insurgents who fund their attacks by taking money from locals.

The TF Iron Tactical Operating Center watched the PTDS video feed of the man to confirm their suspicions.  «Read the rest of this article»

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TF Iron joins Polish Independence Day celebration

 

Written by U.S. Army 1st Lt. R.J. Peek
Task Force Rakkasan, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division

187th Infantry Regiment - Iron RakkasansFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionGhazni Province, Afghanistan – Task Force Iron Rakkasan joined their Polish partners in celebrating the Polish Independence Day November 10th. Key leaders from 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry and their Afghan counterparts attended the Task Force White Eagle ceremony and later sat down for a traditional Polish meal.

Polish Brigade Commanding General Brig. Gen. Andrezej Reudowicz began with a speech to everyone gathered for the occasion at Forward Operating Base Ghazni. He expressed the importance of the Polish Independence Day and the freedoms the Polish people enjoy because of it. Reudowicz also commented that the Polish Army is honored to fight in Afghanistan and help the Afghan people achieve the same freedoms.

Brig. Gen. Andrezej Reudowica, Polish Brigade commander, shakes hands with Ghazni 3rd Brigade Afghan National Army Commander Col. Daoud Shah Wafadar at the Polish Independence Day ceremony Nov. 10th. Afghan partners attended the ceremony as a sign of respect for their Polish partners working to help the Afghan people attain their independence as well. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Derek Dosedel, Task Force Iron Rakkasan)

Brig. Gen. Andrezej Reudowica, Polish Brigade commander, shakes hands with Ghazni 3rd Brigade Afghan National Army Commander Col. Daoud Shah Wafadar at the Polish Independence Day ceremony Nov. 10th. Afghan partners attended the ceremony as a sign of respect for their Polish partners working to help the Afghan people attain their independence as well. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Derek Dosedel, Task Force Iron Rakkasan)

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TF Iron Rakkasan offers condolences to families of civilians

 

Written by U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Terrance Avery
3rd Battalion, 3-187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division

187th Infantry Regiment - Iron RakkasansFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionGhazni Province, Afghanistan – Members of Task Force Iron Rakkasan met with village elders and the Andar District Sub-Governor Sher Khan October 8th following an incident that resulted in civilian casualties to express sympathy and offer condolences.

During the morning of September 29th, members of C Co., 3rd Battalion, 3-187th Infantry Regiment and the Afghanistan Uniformed Police were attacked by insurgents during a combat patrol near Fire Base Miri in Andar District.

Task Force Iron Rakkasan leadership speaks to village elders and the Andar district sub-governor Oct. 8th following an incident that resulted in civilian casualties. The insurgent-initiated firefight resulted in four civilians killed and three civilians wounded. The wounded were evacuated to nearby Forward Operating Base Ghazni for medical care and eventually taken to Bagram Air Field. (Photo by U.S. Army Capt. Scott Harris)

Task Force Iron Rakkasan leadership speaks to village elders and the Andar district sub-governor Oct. 8th following an incident that resulted in civilian casualties. The insurgent-initiated firefight resulted in four civilians killed and three civilians wounded. The wounded were evacuated to nearby Forward Operating Base Ghazni for medical care and eventually taken to Bagram Air Field. (Photo by U.S. Army Capt. Scott Harris)

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TF Iron Rakkasan Soldier reenlists after being wounded in action

 

Written by U.S. Army 1st Lt. R.J. Peek 3rd Battalion
187th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division

187th Infantry Regiment - Iron RakkasansFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionGhazni Province, Afghanistan – The Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry, Iron Rakkasan, has some tough Soldiers.

U.S. Army Sgt. William Bickers from Cincinnati, a mortar man for Battlehard Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry, epitomized that strength September 16th.

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Campbell, Commander of the 101st Airborne Division, stands over the bedside of U.S. Army Sgt. William Bickers Sept. 16th at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan. Campbell presented Bickers with the Combat Infantryman’s Badge for his direct engagement with the enemy and a Purple Heart for being wounded in the line of duty while on a foot patrol in Andar District, Ghazni province. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. R.J. Peek)

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Campbell, Commander of the 101st Airborne Division, stands over the bedside of U.S. Army Sgt. William Bickers Sept. 16th at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan. Campbell presented Bickers with the Combat Infantryman’s Badge for his direct engagement with the enemy and a Purple Heart for being wounded in the line of duty while on a foot patrol in Andar District, Ghazni province. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. R.J. Peek)

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A little heart gets a warm welcome at FOB Ghazni

 

Written by U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Katherine Roling, Ghazni Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Ghazni Province, Afghanistan – When Abdul Karim couldn’t find a doctor in Afghanistan to care for his 3-year-old daughter, he came to Forward Operating Base Ghazni here Aug. 11, where members from the Ghazni Provincial Reconstruction Team and the 655th Forward Surgical Team took little Samiya under their wing.

Samiya was diagnosed with large pericardial effusion, which is where fluid builds up around the heart and puts pressure on the organ, which can lead to a condition called cardiac tamponade that can stop the chambers of the heart from being able to fill and pump out blood.

The first day, U.S. providers performed a pericardiocentesis at FOB Ghazni to drain the fluid around her heart. The next day, August 12th, they followed up with a 20-minute procedure and drained more fluid after an ultrasound illustrated the dark collection of fluid that still squeezed her heart. Samiya’s father and 11-year-old sister, Sadea, were there to provide the little girl comfort and a steady hand while medical personnel worked on her tiny frame. «Read the rest of this article»

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Ghazni PRT corpsmen, members treat soldiers after vehicle roll over

 

Written by U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. J.T. May III Ghazni Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Ghazni Province, Afghanistan –  U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Holton, Ghazni Provincial Reconstruction Team radio telephone operator, provides security August 3rd in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, for a medical evacuation helicopter landing.

The PRT experienced a vehicle rollover while on their way to a mission.

The quick action of corpsmen and PRT members stabilized the injured, and helped ensure everyone walked away with non-life threatening injuries. Holton is originally from Norfolk, VA, and is deployed to Forward Operating Base Ghazni.

(Photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. J.T. May III, Ghazni Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs)

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Holton, Ghazni Provincial Reconstruction Team radio telephone operator. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. J.T. May III, Ghazni Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs)

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