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Fort Campbell Command Team Sends Christmas Greetings from Afghanistan

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionBagram, Afghanistan – Combined Joint Task Force 101 (CJTF-101) Commanding General, Maj. Gen. James C. McConville and Command Sgt. Maj. Alonzo Smith took a few moments from their busy schedule to send a Holiday Season from Bagram, Afghanistan to the Families back home.

The 101st Airborne Division is currently in the middle of a deployment helping ready the Afghan forces to take over responsibility for their own security.

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Fort Campbell Currahee Soldiers receive Combat Patch on D-Day Anniversary

 

Written by U.S. Army National Guard Spc. Ryan Scott
129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionThe Currahees

Paktya Province, Afghanistan – The 101st Airborne Division combat patch was presented to Currahee Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Lightning, during a patching ceremony, June 6th.

On this day, 69 years ago, Currahee Soldiers participated in Operation Overlord, the invasion of Normandy, France.

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Funk, noncomissioned officer in charge, Forward Operating Base Lightning Base Defense Operations Center, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahee”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted a combat patching ceremony for the Currahee Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Lightning June 6th, 2013. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Ryan Scott, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Funk, noncomissioned officer in charge, Forward Operating Base Lightning Base Defense Operations Center, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahee”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted a combat patching ceremony for the Currahee Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Lightning June 6th, 2013. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Ryan Scott, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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Holding down the fort

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Grant Matthes Regional Command-East Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division PatchBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – There are many lines of defense used by military forces to ensure insurgency doesn’t make its way onto coalition force grounds.

Armed Soldiers bearing Screaming Eagle patches have no problem ensuring that the security of Bagram’s joint operation center is top notch.

Combined Joint Task Force 101 Soldiers guard the gates and interior of Bagram’s JOC, which is headquarters for the Regional Command-East command group.

U.S. Army Spc. Daniell Miller, Intelligence and Security Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, gate guard and a native of Macon, GA, checks the credentials of a vehicle’s occupants prior to opening Bagram’s joint operation center gate here Aug. 18th. Checking credentials plays a key role in allowing personnel on the JOC compound. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Grant Matthes, Regional Command-East Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Spc. Daniell Miller, Intelligence and Security Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, gate guard and a native of Macon, GA, checks the credentials of a vehicle’s occupants prior to opening Bagram’s joint operation center gate here Aug. 18th. Checking credentials plays a key role in allowing personnel on the JOC compound. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Grant Matthes, Regional Command-East Public Affairs)

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