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Fort Campbell SFAAT Blackhorse says Afghan National Army’s 1st Kandak is proficient, capable, ready to lead

 

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionNangarhar Province, Afghanistan – Seven weeks ago, U.S. and Afghan National Security Forces worked together to clear enemy fighters from Hesarak, a remote district center in western Nangarhar Province.

That operation set several precedents: Afghan National Army and Air forces pooled their resources for a joint air assault; ANSF made their presence known in a little-patrolled area; and Afghans took the lead.

A U.S. Army Soldier with Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Blackhorse, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, examines a container of mortar rounds at former Forward Operating Base Connolly, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, July 7, 2013.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

A U.S. Army Soldier with Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Blackhorse, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, examines a container of mortar rounds at former Forward Operating Base Connolly, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, July 7, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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Soldiers rebuild Damaged Roads

 

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

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionNangarhar Province, Afghanistan – Engineers attached to 1st Brigade Combat Team, Task Force Bastogne, in cooperation with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Afghan National Security Forces began the process of rebuilding damaged roads in the Khogyani and Sherzad Districts of Nangarhar Province in early February.

The process begins by tearing up the old surfaces damaged by frequent roadside bombs. The damaged roads made travel to Jalalabad difficult for those living in the area.

The 1430th Engineer Company, horizontal construction engineers, and the 744th Engineer Company, 54th Engineer Battalion, in cooperation with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Afghan National Security Forces, begin the process of rebuilding the roads in eastern Afghanistan’s Khogyani and Sherzad Districts Feb. 8th. (Courtesy photo)

The 1430th Engineer Company, horizontal construction engineers, and the 744th Engineer Company, 54th Engineer Battalion, in cooperation with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Afghan National Security Forces, begin the process of rebuilding the roads in eastern Afghanistan’s Khogyani and Sherzad Districts Feb. 8th. (Courtesy photo)

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Drug Lab discovered in Nangarhar, Material Destroyed

 

Written by Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs
 
Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBastogneNangarhar Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Soldiers assigned to Troop C, 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, attached to 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conducted a search with Afghan National Security Forces in Loya Torma Village in Sherzad District February 5th.

Soon after the search began, the Soldiers discovered several bags hidden in bushes that turned out to be processed heroin and unprocessed opium.  Further searching revealed evidence of a drug and improvised explosive device-making lab.  «Read the rest of this article»

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Afghan forces, Task Force Bastogne continue operations in Sherzad District

 

Written by TF Bastogne Public Affairs 
 
Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBastogneNangarhar Province, Afghanistan – Afghan National Security Forces and Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Bastogne, continued operations in the Sherzad District January 8th clearing the village of Toto of insurgent fighters to reinforce a foundation of security in the area.

During the initial push into the district the joint force found several caches containing 12 rocket-propelled grenades, one bag of ammonium nitrate, 3,000 pounds of heroin and various pieces of equipment used to manufacture illegal drugs. «Read the rest of this article»

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Joint operation helps clear Sherzad of insurgent activity

 

Written by Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionNangarhar Province, Afghanistan – Afghan National Security Forces and Soldiers from Task Force Bastogne began operations in the Sherzad District December 23rd.

The purpose of the joint operation is to clear the region and surrounding villages of Tutu and Mamakheyl of any insurgent activity and to limit the enemy fighters’ ability to move freely in the area, thus reinforcing a foundation of security for the local population and government. «Read the rest of this article»

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