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Observation Post Mustang

 

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Kunar Province, Afghanistan – A multimedia audio-slideshow on how U.S. Army Soldiers from Troop C, 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Bandit, fight and live at Observation Post Mustang on the border of Pakistan in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province.

At the remote base 6,500 feet up in the Hindu Kush Mountains, the Soldiers have the task of providing security for the Afghans and Americans living in the valleys below.

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Cav Artist

 

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionKunar Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Pfc. Luke I. Schlueter, a cavalry scout assigned to Troop C, 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Bandit, lives, works and draws on top of Observation Post Mustang in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province.

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MASCAL Exercise

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBastogneKunar Province, Afghanistan – A multimedia piece on the Voodoo medics assigned to 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Bandit and soldiers from the 102nd Forward Surgical Team, during a recent mass casualty exercise to hone their skills.

The team works seamlessly together to save lives in a small aid station out of Forward Operating Base Bostick in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province.

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Exercise strengthens surgeon, medic bond

 

Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell
Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionKunar Province, Afghanistan – A couple of months ago, an Afghan road worker was using dynamite to clear a section of road in a village in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province.

The dynamite went off early and hit him in the eye. He went to the closest hospital at Forward Operating Base Bostick, located in Naray District.

“He came in with, basically, his eyeball hanging out,” said U.S. Army Lt. Col. Steven E. Spencer, a Bastrop, LA, native and squadron surgeon for 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Bandit, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. “What do you do in this case? So we practice (treating) the penetrating eye injury.”

U.S. Army Pfc. Keely S. Layne, a medic from Goochland, VA, assigned to 102nd Forward Surgical Team, Task Force Bandit, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, checks on a simulated patient during a mass-casualty exercise at Forward Operating Base Bostick in eastern Afghanistan Feb. 2nd. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Pfc. Keely S. Layne, a medic from Goochland, VA, assigned to 102nd Forward Surgical Team, Task Force Bandit, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, checks on a simulated patient during a mass-casualty exercise at Forward Operating Base Bostick in eastern Afghanistan Feb. 2nd. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

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Brotherhood at the top of Afghanistan

 

Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell
Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionKunar Province, Afghanistan – At the highest observation post in northeastern, a brotherhood of U.S. Army Soldiers protects a small valley that feeds into the Kunar River Valley.

Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and freezing winds a few kilometers from the Pakistan border, Observation Post Mustang weathers storms and waves of Taliban fighters.

Soldiers from Troop C, 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Bandit, of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, stay vigilant day and night at the small, outpost located in the Hindu Kush Mountains mountains 6,500 feet above Kunar Province.

From a remote observation post high up in the Hindu Kush Mountains on the border of Pakistan, U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew B. Sorrell stands guard overlooking “Rocket Ridge” at Observation Post Mustang in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province Jan. 25th. The Soldiers named the ridge Rocket Ridge because the Taliban use it to fire rockets at them before they suppressed the area. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

From a remote observation post high up in the Hindu Kush Mountains on the border of Pakistan, U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew B. Sorrell stands guard overlooking “Rocket Ridge” at Observation Post Mustang in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province Jan. 25th. The Soldiers named the ridge Rocket Ridge because the Taliban use it to fire rockets at them before they suppressed the area. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

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Soldiers supply task force to complete mission

 

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

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionNangarhar Province, Afghanistan – Food, ammunition, equipment and supplies are required to successfully fight the war in Afghanistan especially for the 1st Squadron, 32nd Calvary Regiment, Task Force Bandit.

When the battalion requires specific materials, TF Bandit’s Administrative and Logistics Operations Center gets the request and gathers the desired product.

“The role of the ALOC is to support Area of Operations Bandit with supplies and material,” said U.S. Army Capt. Johnathan M. Wagner of Lawton, OK, officer in charge of the ALOC with 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Bandit. “We have a supply representative from each troop here at the ALOC. We have an ammo noncommissioned officer in charge and we have a maintenance guy.”

U.S. Army Sgt. Brandon R. Mendez of Clarksville, TN, an Administrative and Logistics Operations Center Soldier with 1st Squadron, 32nd Calvary Regiment, Task Force Bandit, inventories ammunition before shipping it off to his unit in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province Oct. 24th. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Sgt. Brandon R. Mendez of Clarksville, TN, an Administrative and Logistics Operations Center Soldier with 1st Squadron, 32nd Calvary Regiment, Task Force Bandit, inventories ammunition before shipping it off to his unit in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province Oct. 24th. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

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