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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team Artillerymen Cross Train to Mortars

 

Video by Sgt. Charles Porter
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, train to become mortarmen with 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team on September 5th at Observation Point 3.

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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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Combined forces repel night attacks at base

 

Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte
300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment 
 
Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division PatchKunar Province, Afghanistan – Insurgents attacked Combat Outpost Badel August 25th, at dusk with small arms, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars against the base in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province.

Neither International Security Assistance Forces nor Afghan National Security Forces were injured during the assault.

U.S. Army Sgt. Joseph P. Khamvongsa of Mililani, Hawaii, a forward observer with 1st Platoon, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force No Slack, aims his weapon during an insurgent attack on Combat Outpost Badel. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Sgt. Joseph P. Khamvongsa of Mililani, Hawaii, a forward observer with 1st Platoon, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force No Slack, aims his weapon during an insurgent attack on Combat Outpost Badel. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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ANSF, TF Iron Soldiers hunt down, capture elusive Taliban commander

 

Written by U.S. Army 1st Lt. R. J. Peek
3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division Patch187th Infantry Regiment - Iron RakkasansPaktika Province, Afghanistan – After months of relentless pursuit and numerous combat operations, security forces in Ghazni Province finally tracked down and captured an elusive insurgent commander, responsible for dozens of attacks on coalition forces and local Afghans.

U.S. and Afghan security forces worked together in a joint operation and captured the Taliban commander, known only as Attullah, in the early morning hours of August 31st. The powerful leader was discovered cowering in the wall of a house.

Attullah has a long history of insurgency. He has conducted a variety of insurgent operations throughout Paktika Province, and is believed to be responsible for the attack that killed U.S. Army Sgt. Vincent Owens in March 2010.

Soldiers from Company C, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division patrol the Sharana Bazaar Aug. 21 st in West Paktika Province. The Rakkasan Soldiers are part of Task Force Iron who recently caught a Taliban commander responsible for dozens of attacks on coalition forces and local Afghans. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Lorenzo Ware, 982nd Combat Camera Co.)

Soldiers from Company C, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division patrol the Sharana Bazaar Aug. 21 st in West Paktika Province. The Rakkasan Soldiers are part of Task Force Iron who recently caught a Taliban commander responsible for dozens of attacks on coalition forces and local Afghans. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Lorenzo Ware, 982nd Combat Camera Co.)

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Unit fights off insurgent attack

 

Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division PatchKunar Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Spc. Brandon R. Romero of Los Alamos, NM, and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Glenn K. Luce of Midwest City, OK, with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force No Slack, open fire on a nearby building during an Aug. 18th attack against troops visiting the village of Spinkay in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province.

One U.S. Army Soldier was wounded during the insurgent attack, which included the use of mortars, small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades against International Security Assistance and Afghan National Security Forces.

U.S. Army Spc. Brandon R. Romero and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Glenn K. Luce. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Spc. Brandon R. Romero and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Glenn K. Luce. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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