Topic: Small Arms Fire
Spc. John M. Dawson, 22, of Whitinsville, Massachusetts, died April 8th in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he was attacked by small arms fire while he was on an escort mission.
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – They call themselves the Mavericks. Members of the 32nd Transportation Company, 157th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion in support of Task Force Lifeliner.
Their mission is a big one. To make sure supplies get out to remote operating bases. Then to turn back around with equipment that is no longer needed. Ensuring security for those full, heavy loads; they travel some of the most dangerous highways in the world. Not a job that could be considered typical.
Written by Spc. Shawn Denham
Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers train daily to meet the requirements of the Army standards and become familiarized with what maybe faced on deployments. The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), trains in a unique way, putting its units in a combat-like environment right here inside the gates of Fort Campbell and call the training ‘Strike Blitz.’
The Strike Soldiers of Company D, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, were the most recent Strike Blitz participant held deep into the training lands of Fort Campbell, from November 28th – December 2nd.
Written by Sgt. Joe Padula
Fort Campbell, KY – Brazilian Army Maj. Gen. Carlos Cesar Araujo Lima, commander of the 12th Air Assault Brigade in Cacapava-Sao Paulo, visited Fort Campbell’s Hangar 10, October 13th, where the Screamin’ Eagle’s helicopters were on display for a walk-through with Araujo Lima. Greeting the commander was Strike’s Sgt. Felipe Pereira, who has a pending Distinguished Service Cross and was born and raised in South America’s largest country.
“The Brazilian army is the greatest fighting force in South America and what a great honor meeting one of the leaders of that fighting force,” said Sgt. Felipe Pereira, a squad leader with Co. A, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). “Today was a proud day for me.”
Fort Campbell, KY – A remembrance ceremony honoring Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, is scheduled for 4:00pm October 12th at the Division Headquarters.
Remembrance ceremonies are held to honor fallen Soldiers deployed in support of Operations New Dawn and Enduring Freedom and are held monthly, as needed.
Fort Campbell, KY – A 101st Airborne Division Soldier died September 3rd, of gunshot wounds received from enemy small arms fire while conducting a partnered dismounted patrol with the Afghan Uniform Police in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.
Written by Spc. Michael Vanpool
Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Communication systems up. Check. Maintenance performed. Check. Final Manifest called. Check. A chaplain leads a prayer and the team rolls out the gate to resupply outlying forward operating bases.
Since arriving here this past May, the 59th Quartermaster Company, 142nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, has run convoys throughout Regional Commands East and Capitol, and accumulated more than 66,000 miles on the road.
That’s roughly the same as driving from the American West Coast to the East Coast, 22 times.
Fort Campbell, KY – A 101st Airborne Division Soldier died July 10th, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with small-arms and rocket-propelled grenade fires while on a mounted patrol in Paktika province, eastern Afghanistan.
Specialist Rafael A. Nieves Jr., 22, of Albany, NY, was an infantryman assigned to B Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). «Read the rest of this article»
Corporal Brandon Michael Kirton, 25, of Centennial, CO, was an Infantryman assigned to Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). He joined the Army in January 2008 and arrived at Fort Campbell in July 2008. «Read the rest of this article»
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Washington, D.C. – Spc. Brandon M. Kirton, 25, of Centennial, CO, died May 18th, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire and mortar rounds.
He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, KY.
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