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101st Airborne Division Soldiers deployed overseas Observe Memorial Day

 

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Yavoriv, Ukraine – Soldiers of Task Force Carentan, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) observed Memorial Day at the Joint Multinational Training Group – Ukraine here, May 27th, 2019.

Task Force Carentan Soldiers deployed to Yavoriv, Ukraine took time to honor the memory of their predecessors who died in service to the United States.

Soldiers began the day with a physical training event in remembrance of Lt. Michael Murphy, a United States Navy SEAL killed in action on June 28th, 2005 in Kunar province, Afghanistan.

Yavoriv, Ukraine – Soldiers of Task Force Carentan, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) observed Memorial Day at the Joint Multinational Training Group – Ukraine here, May 27th, 2019. (1st Lt. William Trout)

Yavoriv, Ukraine – Soldiers of Task Force Carentan, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) observed Memorial Day at the Joint Multinational Training Group – Ukraine here, May 27th, 2019. (1st Lt. William Trout)

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Fort Campbell 1st Brigade Combat Team SFAAT 6 says Outpost Honaker-Miracle in ANA’s capable hands

 

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionKunar Province, Afghanistan – “We appreciate the hard work that you have done here,” said Afghan National Army Maj. Rahman, the Kandak executive officer, with the aid of an interpreter.

Rahman and other ANA staff officers met with U.S. Army Soldiers from Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team 6, 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, for breakfast at former Combat Outpost Honaker-Miracle, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, July 4th.

Afghan National Army soldiers sit in the shade at former Combat Outpost Honaker-Miracle, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, July 4, 2013. U.S. Army Soldiers with Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team 6, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, have been conducting level-two advisory missions at Honaker-Miracle to help the ANA stationed there take a more dominant role in the region. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Afghan National Army soldiers sit in the shade at former Combat Outpost Honaker-Miracle, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, July 4, 2013. U.S. Army Soldiers with Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team 6, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, have been conducting level-two advisory missions at Honaker-Miracle to help the ANA stationed there take a more dominant role in the region. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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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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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team becomes first Army Unit to fire the XM1156 Precision Guidance Kit fuse in Combat

 

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

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Soldiers from Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division have been training diligently with a new artillery fuse at Forward Operating Base Joyce, Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

The XM1156 Precision Guidance Kit fuse is a fuse with GPS capabilities that increases the accuracy of conventional High Explosive and Rocket-Assisted Projectile artillery rounds, according to U.S. Army 1st Lt. Anthony Jones, the platoon leader for 1st Platoon, Btry. A., and native to Ellsworth, Maine.

U.S. Army Soldiers with Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, practice using the Enhanced Portable Inductive Artillery Fuse Setter on a XM1156 Precision Guidance Kit Fuse and the M795 Rocket-Assisted Projectile April 28, 2013 at Forward Operating Base Joyce, Kunar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, CT 1-101 Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Soldiers with Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, practice using the Enhanced Portable Inductive Artillery Fuse Setter on a XM1156 Precision Guidance Kit Fuse and the M795 Rocket-Assisted Projectile April 28, 2013 at Forward Operating Base Joyce, Kunar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, CT 1-101 Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team helps Afghan soldiers succeed with training

 

Written by Sgt. Jon Heinrich
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan – Heavy clouds and a chance of rain, conditions any soldier would say are good for training.

These are the conditions Afghan National Army soldiers from 4th Combat Support Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 201st Corps, experienced as they conducted their latest training with U.S. Army soldiers from Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Phalanx, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, March 12th, at Combat Outpost Fortress, Kunar province, Afghanistan.

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Chad Clark, the noncommissioned officer in charge of Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Phalanx, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, teach Afghan National Army soldiers from 4th Combat Support Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 201st Corp, on weapons handling, March 12, 2013, at Combat Outpost Fortress, Kunar province, Afghanistan. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Chad Clark, the noncommissioned officer in charge of Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Phalanx, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, teach Afghan National Army soldiers from 4th Combat Support Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 201st Corp, on weapons handling, March 12, 2013, at Combat Outpost Fortress, Kunar province, Afghanistan. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

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Fort Campbell Bastogne Soldier receives Combat Action Badge from his father

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Zila Winstead
RC-East Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – When one thinks of combat deployments, they typically think of families being separated by thousands of miles and several time zones. But for one Screaming Eagle family, their deployment brought them closer together. Literally.

Five months ago, U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Raymond J. Benning was handpicked to deploy to eastern Afghanistan as a Security Force Assistance Team adviser with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Thomas M. Pollack, a Pembine, WI, native, pins the Combat Action Badge on his son, U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Raymond J. Benning, during a ceremony March 29, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Zila Winstead, RC-East Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Thomas M. Pollack, a Pembine, WI, native, pins the Combat Action Badge on his son, U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Raymond J. Benning, during a ceremony March 29, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Zila Winstead, RC-East Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team helps Afghan soldiers succeed with training

 

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

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan – Heavy clouds and a chance of rain, conditions any Soldier would say are good for training.

These are the conditions Afghan National Army soldiers from 4th Combat Support Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 201st Corps, experienced as they conducted their latest training with U.S. Army Soldiers from Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Phalanx, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, March 12th, at Combat Outpost Fortress, Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Chad Clark, the noncommissioned officer in charge of Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Phalanx, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, teach Afghan National Army soldiers from 4th Combat Support Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 201st Corp, on weapons handling, March 12, 2013, at Combat Outpost Fortress, Kunar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, Task Force 1-101 Public Affairs.)

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Chad Clark, the noncommissioned officer in charge of Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Phalanx, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, teach Afghan National Army soldiers from 4th Combat Support Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 201st Corp, on weapons handling, March 12, 2013, at Combat Outpost Fortress, Kunar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, Task Force 1-101 Public Affairs.)

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Fort Campbell 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne” Soldiers participate in Team building on an Afghan mountainside

 

Written by 1st Lt. Lisa Maginot
Task Force 426

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Asadabad, Afghanistan – Soldiers from Provincial Reconstruction Team Kunar and various elements of Combined Team Bastogne conducted a team-building exercise January 24th with a hike up “Bull Run,”  an observation post, or OP, near Camp Wright and Asadabad, the capital city of Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

Originally constructed by the Soviets in order to protect Camp Wright in the heat of battle, OP Bull Run is situated 4,200 feet above sea level and approximate 1,600 feet above Camp Wright.

Members of Combined Team Bastogne, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division and Provincial Reconstruction Team Kunar pose for a photo Jan. 24th, 2013, after completing the treacherous hike to the top of Observation Point Bull Run near Camp Wright and Asadabad, the capital city of Kunar Province, Afghanistan. (Courtesy photo by U.S. Army 1st Lt. Lisa Maginot, Task Force 426)

Members of Combined Team Bastogne, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division and Provincial Reconstruction Team Kunar pose for a photo Jan. 24th, 2013, after completing the treacherous hike to the top of Observation Point Bull Run near Camp Wright and Asadabad, the capital city of Kunar Province, Afghanistan. (Courtesy photo by U.S. Army 1st Lt. Lisa Maginot, Task Force 426)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team Scouts conduct battlefield circulation at Observation Posts

 

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 Joyce, Afghanistan – A U.S. Army Security Force Assistance and Advisory Team with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, recently met with local Afghan Border Police January 28th at two ABP observation posts near Forward Operating Base Joyce in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

The team visiting the observation posts consisted of the 2/1 ABP SFAAT and the Scout Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.

Afghan Border Police and U.S. Army Soldiers from 2/1 ABP, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, stand on the roof of an observation post outside Forward Operating Base Joyce, Afghanistan, Jan. 28th, 2013, discussing operations the ABP have in the area. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, Task Force 1-101 PAO)

Afghan Border Police and U.S. Army Soldiers from 2/1 ABP, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, stand on the roof of an observation post outside Forward Operating Base Joyce, Afghanistan, Jan. 28th, 2013, discussing operations the ABP have in the area. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, Task Force 1-101 PAO)

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US troops, including 101st Airborne Soldiers and Afghan police visit border observation post

 

Written by Sgt. Jon Heinrich
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Kunar Province, Afghanistan – Afghan Border Police officers from Zone 1 recently visited Observation Point 12, a small post in Kunar province along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, January 21st.

The mission was a joint operation with U.S. Army soldiers from ABP Zone 1, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division; the commander and command sergeant major from 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st BCT; Security Forces Assistance and Advisory Team leadership from Combat Outpost Monti, and ABP leadership from the 2-1 Kandak.

Afghan Border Police and U.S. Army Soldiers from ABP Zone 1, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, hike from their landing zone to Observation Point 12 along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, Jan. 21st, 2013. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, CT 1-101 Public Affairs)

Afghan Border Police and U.S. Army Soldiers from ABP Zone 1, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, hike from their landing zone to Observation Point 12 along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, Jan. 21st, 2013. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, CT 1-101 Public Affairs)

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