Clarksville, TN Online: News, Opinion, Arts & Entertainment.


Topic: Stephen Lutsky

Air-assault operation proves successful; nets weapons, ammo, valuable intelligence

 

Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brent C. Powell
3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division187th Infantry Regiment - Iron RakkasansKhowst Province, Afghanistan – In the early morning hours of October 8th, U.S. and Afghan National Army Soldiers conducted a successful air-assault operation in the mountains of Khowst Province resulting in the location and destruction of two insurgent weapons caches.

The operation, named War Old Coffee, came after weeks of intelligence gathering, planning and mission rehearsals by U.S. Soldiers of Apache Troop, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, with assistance from their ANA partners.

Army Lt. Col. Stephen Lutsky, a native of Clinton, NJ, and commanding officer, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, sets fire to insurgent clothing and bedding discovered during a raid on a weapons cache during a joint air-assault mission with Afghan National Security Forces in the mountains of Khowst Province Oct. 8th. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brent C. Powell, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division)

Army Lt. Col. Stephen Lutsky, a native of Clinton, NJ, and commanding officer, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, sets fire to insurgent clothing and bedding discovered during a raid on a weapons cache during a joint air-assault mission with Afghan National Security Forces in the mountains of Khowst Province Oct. 8th. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brent C. Powell, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division)

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: News | No Comments
 

Provincial governor visits Spera District Center

 

Written by U.S. Army Pfc. Chris McKenna 3rd Brigade Combat Team

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Khost Province, Afghanistan – Khost provincial Governor Abdul Jabar Naeemi visited the Spera District Center, Khost province, Afghanistan, July 25th to discuss improvements in the the Spera area.

This was the first time he’d visited Spera since taking office three months ago, and the district center was filled with village elders from around Spera.

“The main thing was him reminding the people that he is here for them,” said Mohammad Azim, Spera District sub-governor. “He even brought money for people whose family members have been killed by the [insurgents].”

Khost Provincial Gov. Abdul Jabar Naeemi addresses concerns of Spera district citizens during a shura at the Spera District Center, Khost province, Afghanistan, July 25th. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Chris McKenna, 3rd Brigade Combat Team)

Khost Provincial Gov. Abdul Jabar Naeemi addresses concerns of Spera district citizens during a shura at the Spera District Center, Khost province, Afghanistan, July 25th. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Chris McKenna, 3rd Brigade Combat Team)

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: News | No Comments
 

Rakkasan Soldiers presented medals for Valor

 

By Army Pfc. Christopher McKenna
3rd BCT, 101st Abn. Div. (AASLT), PAO

The Logo of the 101st Airborne DivisionFOB SALERNO, Afghanistan (May 13th 2010) – Many Soldiers have received Bronze Stars and Army Commendation Medals, but relatively few know the pride that comes with adding the small metal “V” to the ribbon – a device that denotes the award was presented for acts of valor.

On May 12, 11 more Soldiers learned what it felt like to have their courage publicly recognized when they received awards with “V” Devices at a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Salerno, where U.S. Army Lt. Gen. David Rodriguez, commander for International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, was on hand to present awards.

Lt. Gen. David Rodriguez, commander for International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, and Col. Viet Luong, commander of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, stand in front of the brigade headquarters building, May 12, with a group of Soldiers whom received award for valor. There were three Bronze Star Medal’s with “V” Device as well as eight Army Commendation Meal’s with “V” Device awarded. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Christopher McKenna)

Lt. Gen. David Rodriguez, commander for International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, and Col. Viet Luong, commander of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, stand in front of the brigade headquarters building, May 12, with a group of Soldiers whom received award for valor. There were three Bronze Star Medal’s with “V” Device as well as eight Army Commendation Meal’s with “V” Device awarded. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Christopher McKenna)

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: News | No Comments
 



  • Visit Us On FacebookVisit Us On TwitterVisit Us On PinterestVisit Us On YoutubeCheck Our FeedVisit Us On Instagram
  • Personal Controls

    Archives