Topic: Kandahar Afghanistan
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.
1st Lt. Joseph Trent Allbaugh, 24, from Folsom, California, died as the result of a non-combat-related incident, July 12th, 2020, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation.
Allbaugh was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 108th ADA Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
Written by Staff Sgt. Neysa Canfield
Kandahar, Afghanistan – When U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Marcus P. Levering, a native of Clarksville, Tennessee, raised his right hand and repeated the oath of enlistment he wasn’t just making the Army his career, he was also continuing his father’s legacy.
Friends and leaders gathered, March 17th, to watch as Levering, religious affairs noncommissioned officer in charge, Train, Advise, and Assist Command-South and 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, re-enlisted in the Army for the last time.
The Army’s Noncommissioned Officer Career Status Program, formally known as the Indefinite Reenlistment Program, allows enlisted Soldiers starting at the rank of staff sergeant with 12 or more years in service, who are eligible to reenlist, to sign for an indefinite period, according to the official Army Reenlistment page.
Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
Fort Campbell, KY – After their nine-month deployment in Afghanistan, Soldiers with the 3rd Platoon, 551st Military Police Company “Hooligans,” 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), successfully completed their mission and proudly return home April 10th, to Fort Campbell.
Written by Sgt. Joe Padula
Fort Campbell, KY – Staff Sgt. James P. Hunter was posthumously awarded the Kentucky Medal of Freedom, May 28th. His Family accepted the honor during a ceremony held in Lexington, KY.
In April of 2009, I, then Pfc. Joe Padula, was introduced to a young, strong man of about 24 years old. He stood tall in a stance, built with confidence. He wore a combat patch on his right sleeve. I could tell this man has been tested before, and I was a lost Soldier at Fort Campbell who had just found Staff Sgt. James P. Hunter — thank God.
Written by Spc. Sara Connolly
Fort Campbell, KY – The sun rises on a somewhat seasonably cold Saturday Kentucky morning, a mass of people gather in an open lot; they shake hands, embrace each other, they’ve come to honor their fallen heroes.
The Screaming Eagles of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), know the importance of honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom. During this Week of the Eagles 2012, the Run for the Fallen event was held at the Sabalauski Air Assault School, August 11th, bringing Soldiers, Veterans and Family members together to remember.
Written By Sgt. Joe Padula
Fort Campbell, KY – “You’ve found in one another, a bond, that exists only in combat, among brothers,” said Cpl. Joseph Liebgott, from the TV mini-series, “Band of Brothers.”
The bonds that were formed on the Kandahar battlefield created a strong connection between the Strike Soldiers, which continues today, especially with those wounded during the Afghanistan surge, which are now healing in other units.
The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), maintain the bond with their wounded warriors and held its wounded warrior lunch at the Strike Dining Facility, January 12th, where the wounded and Strike Soldiers ate together, reconnected with their units and confirmed they are still a part of the Strike family.
U.S. Army Sgt. Ruth Pagan
Kandahar, Afghanistan – Warhorse Brigade mourns the loss of one of our own, who was killed September 3rd while conducting a dismounted patrol with Afghan Uniformed Police partners in Kandahar City.
Spc. Christopher John Scott, a 21 year-old native of Tyrone, NY, was assigned to 561st Military Police Company, 716th MP Battalion, attached to 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division while deployed.
“As a leader I couldn’t ask for a better Soldier,” said Sgt. Christopher Coats, a team leader with the 561st MP Co. “The way (he) conducted (himself) on a daily basis was 100 percent professional.”
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