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General Petraeus awards Silver Stars to Task Force No Slack Soldiers

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBastogneKunar Province, Afghanistan – As the sun shone brightly, U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus awarded two Silver Star Medals to Task Force No Slack Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Joyce in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province April 11th.

The Silver Star recipients, U.S. Army Capt. Edward B. Bankston, commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company from Decatur, GA., and U.S. Army Sgt. Joshua L. Bostic, a squad leader from Spring City, Tennessee, assigned to Company C, both from 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, said the weather during Operation Strong Eagle III in Marawara District was anything but sunny.

U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, International Security Assistance Forces commander, awards a Silver Star Medal to U.S. Army Capt. Edward B. Bankston, Headquarters and Headquarters Company commander from Decatur, GA, at Forward Operating Base Joyce in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar Province April 11th. Bankston was awarded the medal for his actions during Strong Eagle III in Marawara District. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, International Security Assistance Forces commander, awards a Silver Star Medal to U.S. Army Capt. Edward B. Bankston, Headquarters and Headquarters Company commander from Decatur, GA, at Forward Operating Base Joyce in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar Province April 11th. Bankston was awarded the medal for his actions during Strong Eagle III in Marawara District. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

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Six Task Force No Slack Soldiers remembered

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBastogneKunar Province, Afghanistan – Soldiers held a memorial service for six fallen U.S. Soldiers from Task Force No Slack at Forward Operating Base Joyce in eastern Afghanistan April 9th.

The U.S. Army Soldiers, all from 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, died during combat operations in Barawolo Kalay and Sarowbay in Kunar Province’s Marawara District March 29th.

The deceased included: U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Ofren Arrechaga, from Hialeah, FL; Staff Sgt. Frank E. Adamski, from Moosup, CT; Staff Sgt. Bryan A. Burgess, from Cleburne, Texas; Spc. Dustin J. Feldhaus, from Glendale, AZ; Spc. Jameson L. Lindskog, from Pleasanton, CA; and Pfc. Jeremy P. Faulkner, from Griffin, GA.

U.S. Army Spc. Brit B. Jacobs, a combat medic from Sarasota, FL, Task Force No Slack, 101st Airborne Division, gives a farewell kiss to the helmet of one of his fallen comrades during a memorial service for six fallen U.S. Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Joyce in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar Province April 9th. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Spc. Brit B. Jacobs, a combat medic from Sarasota, FL, Task Force No Slack, 101st Airborne Division, gives a farewell kiss to the helmet of one of his fallen comrades during a memorial service for six fallen U.S. Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Joyce in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar Province April 9th. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

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Joint forces continue Marawara operations

 

Written by Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBastogneKunar Province, Afghanistan – Afghan National Security and coalition forces from Task Force Bastogne continued operations in the Marawara District, Kunar Province April 3rd.

Operations began on March 29th, with the ASNF and coalition forces clearing the region around the villages of Sarowbay and Barawarlow Kalay.

An Afghan National Army soldier enters a house in Marawara District during a joint clearing, Operation Strong Eagle III, with Task Force No Slack Soldiers assigned to 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Bastogne, in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar Province March 29th. Insurgents used the area to stage attacks on International Security Assistance Forces and civilians. (Photo by U.S. Army Pfc. Cameron Boyd, 982nd Combat Camera)

An Afghan National Army soldier enters a house in Marawara District during a joint clearing, Operation Strong Eagle III, with Task Force No Slack Soldiers assigned to 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Bastogne, in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar Province March 29th. Insurgents used the area to stage attacks on International Security Assistance Forces and civilians. (Photo by U.S. Army Pfc. Cameron Boyd, 982nd Combat Camera)

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Combined forces conduct air assault, secure Chenar

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division PatchKunar Province, Afghanistan – Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), with support from their coalition partners, conducted an air assault July 19th to help secure the town of Chenar, located in the Marawara district.

The combined force of more than 400 members of the Afghan National Army, Afghan Border Police, and U.S. Army Soldiers from Task Force Bastogne, conducted the operation in order to further disrupt insurgent operations throughout the area.

“The Afghan National Security Forces executed a well-planned, well-executed strike, taking the fight to the enemy once again,” said U.S. Army Lt. Col. Randall Harris, deputy commanding officer, Task Force Bastogne. “Marawara is safer today due to their skill and devotion to the security of the people.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Promise of brighter future: Marawara elders gather to learn Afghan constitution

 

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101 Kunar Province, Afghanistan – More than 100 elders affected by the recent operations in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar province gathered together in the Shura hall of the Marawara district center July 10th to discuss the Afghan constitution.

Less than two weeks after coalition forces and Afghan security elements rid the district of a large group of insurgents, the meeting was an unprecedented show of security and support for the Afghan government. Meshrano Jirga member Rafiullah Haideri, Kunar Governor Fazlullah Wahidi and Marawara District Sub-governor Sayed Mehboob Pacha joined numerous provincial-level and district-level government officials at the event.

“You have to be like a bridge between two sides so people can cross — telling people not to fight and encouraging them to go to the government,” said Amir Mohammad Safi, tribal affairs advisor to the governor, during the meeting.

Kunar Deputy Sub-Governor Pacha adamantly addresses the elders of the Marawara district about the importance of following the Afghan constitution. The Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team tutored the elders about Afghan law and government. (Photo by U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Amy Abbott, Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team)

Kunar Deputy Sub-Governor Pacha adamantly addresses the elders of the Marawara district about the importance of following the Afghan constitution. The Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team tutored the elders about Afghan law and government. (Photo by U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Amy Abbott, Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team)

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No Slack scouts and mortarmen guard Marawara

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Albert L. Kelley 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division PatchKunar Province, Afghanistan – Coalition forces recently pushed insurgents out of the Marawara District in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar province, July 4th.

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force No Slack, are setting up permanent outposts to secure the area and prevent insurgents from returning.

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Marawara air assault combines Afghan-U.S. security efforts

 

by Bagram Media Center

Kunar Province, Afghanistan – A combined forces operation to search for weapons caches and insurgents, lead by the Afghan National Security Forces with Coalition forces support, continued in the Marawara district, today.

The operation had begun, with an air assault combined force of about 700 ANSF and Coalition forces, at 3:00am near the town of Daridam, June 27th. «Read the rest of this article»

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