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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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Why We Serve: Fort Campbell’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team’s Spc. Michael T. Burnette

 

Written by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionRakkasan

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.

U.S. Army Spc. Michael T. Burnette, a native of San Antonio, Texas, and infantry team leader assigned to 2nd Platoon, Company A, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), selflessly serves his country while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Burnette joined the Army in hopes to better himself and future for his wife and now, two month old daughter. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton, TF 3/101 Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Spc. Michael T. Burnette, a native of San Antonio, Texas, and infantry team leader assigned to 2nd Platoon, Company A, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), selflessly serves his country while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Burnette joined the Army in hopes to better himself and future for his wife and now, two month old daughter. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton, TF 3/101 Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team meets Torkham Gate security forces that protect Afghanistan’s people

 

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

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

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.

Soldiers from 3rd Platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, move into the Afghan Customs Department at Torkham Gate Dec. 20th. The gate lies on the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan and is monitored by the Afghan Customs Police, Afghan Border Police and the National Directorate of Security. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, Task Force 1-101 PAO)

Soldiers from 3rd Platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, move into the Afghan Customs Department at Torkham Gate Dec. 20th. The gate lies on the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan and is monitored by the Afghan Customs Police, Afghan Border Police and the National Directorate of Security. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, Task Force 1-101 PAO)

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Christmas Spirit Comes to 101st Airborne Division Rakkasans while Deployed in Afghanistan

 

Written by U.S. Army Capt. Erik Alfsen
Chaplain, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionRakkasan

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.

Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pose for a photo to show their holiday cheer. (Courtesy photo)

Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pose for a photo to show their holiday cheer. (Courtesy photo)

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101st Airborne Division’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team helps Afghan National Security Forces one step closer

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionRakkasanPaktya 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.

U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Elijah Bales, a Knoxville, TN, native and platoon leader with Company C, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), speaks through an interpreter to a group Afghan Uniformed Police while conducting a presence patrol led by AUP and Afghan Border Police in a village near Chamkani, Oct. 23, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, TF 3-101 Public Affairs)

U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Elijah Bales, a Knoxville, TN, native and platoon leader with Company C, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), speaks through an interpreter to a group Afghan Uniformed Police while conducting a presence patrol led by AUP and Afghan Border Police in a village near Chamkani, Oct. 23, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, TF 3-101 Public Affairs)

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Combined operation kills 100 insurgents in eastern Afghanistan

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Kim Browne
Regional Command-East Public Affairs

RC-EastKunar 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»

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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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Currahee, ANSF soldiers push forward through all obstacles

 

Written by By U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Matt Graham
Task Force Currahee Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionThe CurraheesPaktika 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.

Soldiers from Dog Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Currahee, climb mountainous terrain March 28th during an operation to clear key terrain near the Afghanistan and Pakistan border to deny insurgents freedom of movement across the border. (Photo by U.S. Staff Sgt. Matt Graham, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

Soldiers from Dog Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Currahee, climb mountainous terrain March 28th during an operation to clear key terrain near the Afghanistan and Pakistan border to deny insurgents freedom of movement across the border. (Photo by U.S. Staff Sgt. Matt Graham, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

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Taliban disinformation campaign thwarted by ANA and U.S. forces

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBastogneKunar 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.

Through a night-vision lens, Task Force No Slack, is silhouetted by the moon while pulling security shortly after being air assaulted to a mountaintop in Shigal Valley in eastern Afghanistan March 16. Multiple companies of Soldiers were dropped in to surround the valley marking the beginning of Operation Eagle Talon. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mark Burrell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Through a night-vision lens, Task Force No Slack, is silhouetted by the moon while pulling security shortly after being air assaulted to a mountaintop in Shigal Valley in eastern Afghanistan March 16. Multiple companies of Soldiers were dropped in to surround the valley marking the beginning of Operation Eagle Talon. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mark Burrell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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Afghan forces resupply troops with food, ammo

 

Written by By U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr.
Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBastogne

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.

(from left) U.S. Army Pfc. Ashley N. Bell of Clarksville, TN, U.S. Air Force Capt. Drew Walters of Alamosa, CO, and U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Paula G. Jennings of Corpus Christi, TX, load ammo onto an Afghan helicopter to resupply Afghan troops in Kunar Province along the eastern Afghanistan border March 10th. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

(from left) U.S. Army Pfc. Ashley N. Bell of Clarksville, TN, U.S. Air Force Capt. Drew Walters of Alamosa, CO, and U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Paula G. Jennings of Corpus Christi, TX, load ammo onto an Afghan helicopter to resupply Afghan troops in Kunar Province along the eastern Afghanistan border March 10th. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

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