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Fort Campbell’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team holds ceremony naming Medical Clinic after fallen medic

 

Written by Capt. Charles Emmons
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Jalalabad, Afghanistan – Service members gathered in eastern Afghanistan September 17th, to celebrate the life of Cpl. John Dawson and honor his memory by dedicating a medical facility in his name.

The 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) hosted the ceremony, which was attended by leadership from 3rd BCT; Train, Advise, Assist, Command-East; and Resolute Support. The short event included a speech from Lt. Col. Jason Curl, commander of 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment “Men of War,” and an official unveiling of the plaque and sign for the Corporal John M. Dawson Medical Clinic.

Gen. John F. Campbell, commander of Resolute Support and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, shakes hands with 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division Soldiers present for the dedication of a medical clinic named for their fallen platoon medic, Sept. 17th, 2015, in eastern Afghanistan. The Corporal John M. Dawson Medical Clinic was dedicated to a 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division medic who was killed in an insider attack April 8th, 2015, in Nangarhar province. (Capt. Charles Emmons, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

Gen. John F. Campbell, commander of Resolute Support and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, shakes hands with 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division Soldiers present for the dedication of a medical clinic named for their fallen platoon medic, Sept. 17th, 2015, in eastern Afghanistan. (Capt. Charles Emmons, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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Deployed Fort Campbell Rakkasan troops compete for Soldier/NCO of the Year in eastern Afghanistan

 

Written by Capt. Charles Emmons
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Jalalabad, Afghanistan – Junior Soldiers and noncommissioned officers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, competed at Operational Base Fenty, September 5th, 2015, for the title of Train, Advise, Assist, Command-East’s Soldier and NCO of the Year.

A total of six Soldiers, who previously qualified through a quarterly competition, participated in several activities. After the completion of the events, Sgt. Alexandro Garcia and Spc. Steven Byone were declared the winners.

Sgt. Alexandro Garcia, 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division, fires his M4 rifle during a stress shoot as part of the Train, Advise, Assist, Command-East Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition in eastern Afghanistan, Aug. 5, 2015. (Capt. Charles Emmons, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

Sgt. Alexandro Garcia, 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division, fires his M4 rifle during a stress shoot as part of the Train, Advise, Assist, Command-East Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition in eastern Afghanistan, Aug. 5, 2015. (Capt. Charles Emmons, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Soldier killed in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

 

RakkasanFort Campbell, KY. The Home of the Screaming EaglesFort Campbell, KY – The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Resolute Support.

Spc. John M. Dawson, 22, of Whitinsville, Massachusetts, died April 8th in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he was attacked by small arms fire while he was on an escort mission.

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Fort Campbell Soldier Welds a stronger bond in Afghanistan

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class John Brown
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Jalalabad, Afghanistan – When U.S. Army Spc. April Harvey walked into the recruiting office near her hometown of Gallup, NM, after graduating high school, she knew she wanted to take control of her life, and she wanted to do it her way.

As with any soldier that enlists into the Army, Harvey was offered several different jobs, or military occupational specialties. While at the recruiting station, Harvey was offered a series of jobs: 68W (Medic), 42A (Human Resources Specialist), 92Y (Logistics Specialist) and other jobs that just weren’t the kind of thing that fit Harvey’s personality.

U.S. Army Spc. April Harvey, a metal worker with Company B, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), increases security by welding heavy duty hinges onto a series of gates on Forward Operating Base Fenty, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, Jan. 16, 2013. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class John D. Brown, CT 1-101 Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Spc. April Harvey, a metal worker with Company B, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), increases security by welding heavy duty hinges onto a series of gates on Forward Operating Base Fenty, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, Jan. 16, 2013. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class John D. Brown, CT 1-101 Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team clears the way for a safer future

 

Written by U.S. Army 1st Lt. Lisa Maginot
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Jalalabad, Afghanistan – Coalition Forces in eastern Afghanistan can drive the roads with a little more confidence when route clearance patrols are on the job.

Alpha Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Route Clearance Package 77, conducts route clearance patrols along high traffic routes, nearly every day, in order to mitigate risks for fellow Soldiers and Coalition Forces in Afghanistan.

U.S. Army Soldiers from Route Clearance Package 77, Alpha Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), clear the roads in eastern Afghanistan to help ensure safe travel for civilians and Coalition Forces. (Courtesy photo by U.S. Army 1st Lt. Lisa Maginot, Task Force 426 UPAR)

U.S. Army Soldiers from Route Clearance Package 77, Alpha Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), clear the roads in eastern Afghanistan to help ensure safe travel for civilians and Coalition Forces. (Courtesy photo by U.S. Army 1st Lt. Lisa Maginot, Task Force 426 UPAR)

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Why We Serve: 414th Civil Affairs Battalion’s Spc. Gamei Kwong

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Jon Heinrich
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division PAO

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan – Trying to teach a room full of Poshtu speaking children English can be difficult for some, but for U.S. Army Spc. Gamei Kwong, a native of Hamtramck, MI, it’s a labor of love.

Kwong joined the Army in 2009 as a civil affairs specialist with her first and current unit the 414th Civil Affairs Battalion, is on her first deployment at Forward Operating Base Finley-Shields, Afghanistan, with Provincial Reconstruction Team Nangarhar, attached to 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.

U.S. Army Spc. Gamei Kwong, 414th Civil Affairs Battalion, teaches Afghan children English.

U.S. Army Spc. Gamei Kwong, 414th Civil Affairs Battalion, teaches Afghan children English.

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Female Afghan police make their mark

 

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

Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan – Members of the Bastogne Female Engagement Team, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, sat down with female members of the Afghan Uniformed Police (AUP) and Afghan Border Police (ABP) to develop a greater understanding of the roles women play within the AUP and ABP in Nangarhar Province January 19th at the ABP Zone 1 compound in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Female Engagement Team members Spc. Samantha Banda, from La Feria, Texas, Spc. Bianca Roig from Eagle Pass, Texas, and Sgt. Stacey Coffield from Orange County, Calif. discuss a variety of issues with female members of the Afghan Uniformed Police and Afghan Border Patrol at the ABP compound in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Jan. 18th, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class John D. Brown, TF 1-101 Public Affairs)

1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Female Engagement Team members Spc. Samantha Banda, from La Feria, Texas, Spc. Bianca Roig from Eagle Pass, Texas, and Sgt. Stacey Coffield from Orange County, Calif. discuss a variety of issues with female members of the Afghan Uniformed Police and Afghan Border Patrol at the ABP compound in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Jan. 18th, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class John D. Brown, TF 1-101 Public Affairs)

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Major General John F. Campbell, 101st Airborne Division Commander to return to Fort Campbell May 20th

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Major General John F. Campbell and Command Sgt. Maj. Scott C. Schroeder, commander and command sergeant major of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), will be welcomed home to Fort Campbell, KY. May 20th after commanding Combined Joint Task Force – 101 and Regional Command – East, in Afghanistan for the past year.

Major General Campbell and his headquarters element began their “rendezvous with destiny” in June, 2010 when they assumed responsibility and control of RC-East and CJTF-101. The deployment was notable because most of the 101st Airborne Division was deployed at the same time in Afghanistan and was considered to play a critical role in securing the future of the Afghan people.

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Campbell, Combined Joint Task Force-101 commander, upon his arrival at Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam, Afghanistan to conduct a battlefield assessment July 29th, 2010.

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Campbell, Combined Joint Task Force-101 commander, upon his arrival at Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam, Afghanistan to conduct a battlefield assessment July 29th, 2010.

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Surgeons give Afghan girl reuse of hand

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBastogneNangarhar Province, Afghanistan – Nazawaly wants to be a doctor. But with her right hand wrapped in gauze, it’s hard for the 8-year-old Afghan girl to even write her homework. She winces when she tries to use it, so she writes her lessons with her left hand. Even though it’s a weekday, she’s not in school.

“She’s super tough; a tough little girl,” said U.S. Army Capt. Adam W. Racusin, an orthopedic surgeon. “It’s all right, sweetie.”

Nazawaly tried not to pull her hand away from the doctor as she whimpered in pain.

U.S. Army Capt. Adam W. Racusin, an orthopedic surgeon assigned to the 745th Forward Surgical Team, attached to Task Force Bastogne, cleans and bandages Nazawaly Uddin's hand a few weeks after performing surgery on it at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, April 18th. Nazawaly's hand was badly burned by boiling water rendering her hand useless before the surgery. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Capt. Adam W. Racusin, an orthopedic surgeon assigned to the 745th Forward Surgical Team, attached to Task Force Bastogne, cleans and bandages Nazawaly Uddin's hand a few weeks after performing surgery on it at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, April 18th. Nazawaly's hand was badly burned by boiling water rendering her hand useless before the surgery. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

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Soldier touched by Young Afghan attendees of Women’s Day celebration

 

Written by By U.S. Army Sgt. Ginifer Spada
Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionNangarhar Province, Afghanistan – Raishea is a young Afghan girl of about 14. She has a shy smile and a soft voice. She is quite like most 14-year-old girls I know. Except that her reality in Afghanistan’s war-torn Nangarhar Province is something most people can’t fathom. I got the incredible opportunity to meet her last month in Jalalabad.

In Afghanistan, leaders have many hard decisions to make, and there are many gray areas. I don’t envy them as they plan the best route for their Soldiers. There is one area, for me at least, that is not gray – Afghanistan’s women, and in particular, its girls and their education.

U.S. Army Sgt. Ginifer Spada, a broadcast journalist assigned to the public affairs office for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Bastogne, poses with an Afghan girl who wants to be a journalist during International Women's Day at the governor's house in Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province March 8th. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Ginifer Spada, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Sgt. Ginifer Spada, a broadcast journalist assigned to the public affairs office for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Bastogne, poses with an Afghan girl who wants to be a journalist during International Women's Day at the governor's house in Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province March 8th. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Ginifer Spada, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

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