Topic: Pakistan Border
Written by Sgt. Jon Heinrich
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.
Written by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton
Khowst Province, Afghanistan – As the sun began to set on the snow-capped mountains of the Afghanistan–Pakistan border, soldiers huddled together to discuss their upcoming mission.
While an infantry platoon leader lays out the mission’s details, a young infantryman begins to check his weapon. Through a gritty smile he says, “This is the best job in the Army.”
Every soldier has their own reason for enlisting into the U.S. Army.
101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team meets Torkham Gate security forces that protect Afghanistan’s people
Written by Sgt. Jon Heinrich
Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan – Torkham Gate is one of Afghanistan’s busiest gates along the country’s border with Pakistan.
Soldiers from 3rd Platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, were recently joined on a mission to the gate by the brigade’s command sergeant major.
Written by U.S. Army Capt. Erik Alfsen
Khowst Province, Afghanistan – It is Christmas Eve on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan.
Decorations, colorful lights, Christmas trees, and tables full of home style food fill the room. Live music is playing and someone dressed as Santa Clause is handing out presents.
101st Airborne Division’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team helps Afghan National Security Forces one step closer
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington
Paktya Province, Afghanistan – Afghan National Security Forces demonstrated their ever-increasing ability to conduct independent counter insurgent operations in Chamkani district near the Pakistan border October 23rd, 2012.
Members of the Afghan Uniformed Police, Afghan Border Police and Afghan Local Police successfully coordinated and executed a security mission, while soldiers of Company C, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), augmented security and intelligence support.
Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Kim Browne
Kunar Province, Afghanistan – Coalition forces killed approximately 100 insurgents and wounded more than 40 while conducting combat operations in the Watahpur Valley, June 25th-30th, along the Afghan/Pakistan border.
Operation Hammer Down II disrupted insurgents operating and training throughout the Pech Valley area and also continued the expansion of Afghan National Security Forces capabilities through partnered operations. Throughout the mission, coalition forces sustained four killed in action and 18 wounded in action. «Read the rest of this article»
Written by Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs
Kunar 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.
Written by By U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Matt Graham
Paktika Province, Afghanistan – During the early morning hours, as the U.S. Army Soldiers were preparing for a patrol with their Afghan National Security Forces counterparts, they received a radio call that would give them the confidence boost needed for the mission ahead. “Seventeen enemy (killed in action),” squawked the voice on the other end of the radio.
The Task Force Currahee Soldiers from Company B, “Dog Company”, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, were tasked to clear an observation post in Gayan District, Paktika Province, near the Afghanistan-Pakistan Border, March 27th to 28th.
Kunar Province, Afghanistan – The mountainside of the Shigal Valley in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province came alive, March 16th, with the whirring of helicopters marking the beginning of Operation Eagle Talon.
Afghan National Army soldiers and Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force No Slack, flooded Shigal District where slabs of rock stretch into the fertile valley floors.
Written by By U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr.
Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan – Afghan Soldiers from Zone 1 with assistance from their International Security Assistance Force partners in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province held their second resupply mission for Barge Matal at Forward Operating Base Fenty, March 10th.
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