Topic: Rocket-Propelled Grenades
Kunar 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.
Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Spencer Case
Paktya Province, Afghanistan – One Afghan security contractor and five insurgents were killed when a squad-sized element of insurgents attacked three bases near Gardez, Paktya Province, September 24th. At least two others were injured.
The attack began when insurgents opened fire on the Forward Operating Base Goode (Gardez) entry control point with AK-47 rifles at about noon, said U.S. Army Capt. Scott M. Frederick, the FOB commander of FOB Lightning. One insurgent was killed and a truck belonging to a respected village elder was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade and set aflame in this initial attack.
Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jimmy Norris
Both remotely piloted aircraft and strategically placed surveillance cameras identified the insurgent forces preparing to open fire with a mixture of small arms and rocket propelled grenades.
Written by U.S. Army 1st Lt. R.J. Peek
When the first few trucks moved into circulation with the net armor, many Soldiers were concerned about its effectiveness, but the nets were combat tested September 19th, and Soldiers approved.
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Matthew Ward from Herndon, VA, platoon leader of 2nd Platoon, B Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry, confessed he was skeptical about the nets. “I just didn’t think the thin net would be able to safeguard the vehicle and the Soldiers from a rocket-propelled grenade.” «Read the rest of this article»
Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte
Kunar Province, Afghanistan – The Company Intelligence Support Team with Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, and an Afghan National Police officer search the nearby hillside just prior to a more than three-hour firefight at the Shege East ANP checkpoint September 18th.
An estimated two dozen insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and small arms at the post in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province. International Security Assistance Forces and ANP responded in kind with small arms, heavy machine gun and mortar fire. Neither ISAF nor ANP personnel were injured during the attack.
Written by U.S. Army 1st Lt. R.J. Peek 3rd Battalion
Ghazni Province, Afghanistan – The Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry, Iron Rakkasan, has some tough Soldiers.
U.S. Army Sgt. William Bickers from Cincinnati, a mortar man for Battlehard Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry, epitomized that strength September 16th.
Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte
Neither International Security Assistance Forces nor Afghan National Security Forces were injured during the assault.
Written by U.S. Army 1st Lt. R. J. Peek
Paktika 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.
Written by Bagram Media Center
Khowst Province, Afghanistan – International Security Assistance Force servicemembers and Afghan National Security Forces repelled complex attacks at two bases in Khowst province, killing 31 insurgents and capturing five August 28th.
Insurgents attacked Forward Operating Base Chapman and FOB Salerno with indirect, rocket-propelled grenade and small-arms fire in an early morning assault.
ISAF ground forces repelled the poorly-synchronized attack, supported by combat aviation assets.
During the engagement, coalition forces killed 15 insurgents outside FOB Salerno’s perimeter and four insurgents in a recoilless rifle firing position on a hill north of the FOB. Two insurgents breached the perimeter and were immediately killed by base defense forces who had them under surveillance. «Read the rest of this article»
Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
Kunar 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.
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