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Crossing paths: My brother’s promotion

 

Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Forward Operating Base Wright, Afghanistan – Promoting your sibling in a country far from home in support of your country, away from your family and friends is something of a special occasion.

This is something, two small town All-American brothers from Winder, GA, had the chance to experience with a coincidental crossing of paths during their deployment to Afghanistan.

Second Lt. Karl F. Knowlton, air mobility deputy with Task Force Lifeliner, prepares to strip the specialist rank off the uniform of newly promoted Sgt. George C. Knowlton, a team leader with 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, during a promotion ceremony, at Forward Operating Base Wright, Kunar province, Afghanistan. Both brothers are from Winder, GA. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Peter R. Sinclair, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

Second Lt. Karl F. Knowlton, air mobility deputy with Task Force Lifeliner, prepares to strip the specialist rank off the uniform of newly promoted Sgt. George C. Knowlton, a team leader with 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, during a promotion ceremony, at Forward Operating Base Wright, Kunar province, Afghanistan. Both brothers are from Winder, GA. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Peter R. Sinclair, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell 1st Brigade Combat Team military working dog Mimsy rescues handler

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class John D. Brown
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division PAO

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Kunar Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Sgt. Mimsy is a military working dog with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, trained in personal protection and the detection of explosive devices and is currently serving in Kunar province, Afghanistan.

Military working dogs have been an indispensible asset for the armed forces since the first “K-9 Corps” began in 1942.

U.S. Army Spc. Matt Kreutzer, a military working dog handler with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and Sgt. Mimsy, a military working dog, stop for a photo during training at Forward Operating Base Wright, Kunar province, Afghanistan. Mimsy was recently released from quarantine after rescuing Kreutzer from a feral dog during a recent foot patrol. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Shawn Vradenburg, Provincial Reconstruction Team Kunar)

U.S. Army Spc. Matt Kreutzer, a military working dog handler with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and Sgt. Mimsy, a military working dog, stop for a photo during training at Forward Operating Base Wright, Kunar province, Afghanistan. Mimsy was recently released from quarantine after rescuing Kreutzer from a feral dog during a recent foot patrol. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Shawn Vradenburg, Provincial Reconstruction Team Kunar)

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Task Force Bastogne Soldier exemplifies courage, luck

 

Written by U.S. Air Force Capt. Peter Shinn
734th Agribusiness Development Team

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionKunar Province, Afghanistan – It sounded like a worst-case scenario, April 2nd, when the call crackled over the radio during Operation Strong Eagle III, an operation to disrupt insurgent activities in the province: “We’ve got a Soldier shot in the face, and it looks like the bullet passed through and lodged in his chest.”

The wounded Soldier, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Daniel Hayes of Grand Rapids, MI, not only survived, he walked to the medical evacuation helicopter that took him from the battlefield in the Marwara District to the 102nd Forward Surgical Team at Forward Operating Base Wright. After surgery at FOB Wright, Hayes walked to the second MEDEVAC chopper that transported him to Bagram Airfield for follow-up treatment.

U.S. Army Maj. Mike Kilbourne of Richmond Hill, GA, surgeon for the 102nd Forward Surgical Team at Forward Operating Base Wright, enters medical information, April 2nd, about U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Daniel Hayes of Grand Rapids, MI, after treating Hayes for a gunshot wound to the face and chest. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Capt. Peter Shinn, 734th Agribusiness Development Team)

U.S. Army Maj. Mike Kilbourne of Richmond Hill, GA, surgeon for the 102nd Forward Surgical Team at Forward Operating Base Wright, enters medical information, April 2nd, about U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Daniel Hayes of Grand Rapids, MI, after treating Hayes for a gunshot wound to the face and chest. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Capt. Peter Shinn, 734th Agribusiness Development Team)

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Iowa Agribusiness Development Team helps widows, orphans, schoolgirls

 

Written by U.S. Air Force Capt. Peter Shinn
Kunar Agribusiness Development Team

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Kunar Province, Afghanistan – On a late August day outside Forward Operating Base Wright, U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Melissa Brumley helped load a slightly scuffed Toyota Corolla with boxes of clothing for the families of war widows and school supplies for the Fatima Girls School in nearby Asadabad, the provincial capital of Kunar Province in eastern Afghanistan.

Brumley, of Stewart, IA, is the noncommissioned officer in charge of administration for the Iowa National Guard’s 734th Agribusiness Development Team.

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Melissa Brumley, Iowa National Guard's 734th Agribusiness Development Team, speaks through an interpreter to staff members of the Kunar Province’s Director of Women's Affairs in eastern Afghanistan Aug. 19th after loading their vehicle with supplies for local schoolgirls and clothes for the families of widows in the province. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Capt. Peter Shinn, Kunar Agribusiness Development Team)

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Melissa Brumley, Iowa National Guard's 734th Agribusiness Development Team, speaks through an interpreter to staff members of the Kunar Province’s Director of Women's Affairs in eastern Afghanistan Aug. 19th after loading their vehicle with supplies for local schoolgirls and clothes for the families of widows in the province. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Capt. Peter Shinn, Kunar Agribusiness Development Team)

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