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Fort Campbell’s 4th Brigade Combat Team cases their colors as they prepare to deploy to Afghanistan

 

By Bill Larson and Spc. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

The 4th Brigade Combat TeamFort Campbell, KY – The 4th Brigade Combat Team on Thursday held a color casing ceremony marking the transition of the unit to a wartime footing as they prepare to once again deploy to Afghanistan. In November 2012, the Currahees received the news that they would be deploying to Regional Command East (RC-East) this spring, where they will continue to provide training and mentoring to Afghan security forces.

The Brigade and Regimental colors were cased during the ceremony on Thursday and will remain furled until the unit’s command completes its transition to Afghanistan where the colors will be unfurled to fly in combat.

4th Brigade Combat Team Commander Colonel Valery C. Keaveny, Jr. and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston prepare the Brigade Flag for casing in preparation for unit's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan

4th Brigade Combat Team Commander Colonel Valery C. Keaveny, Jr. and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston prepare the Brigade Flag for casing in preparation for unit’s upcoming deployment to Afghanistan

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Currahees celebrate regiment’s 69th birthday

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Kimberly K. Menzies
Task Force Currahee Public Affairs

The CurraheesFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionPaktika Province, Afghanistan – Key Afghan National Security Forces and provincial leadership and staff members from Task Force Currahee, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, celebrated Currahee’s 69th birthday with a dinner, July 20th at Forward Operating Base Sharana in the Paktika Province, Afghanistan.

“We were able to share a delicious meal and good fellowship with our Afghan counterparts,” said U.S. Army Maj. Edward Brady, the brigade executive officer from 4th BCT, 101st Airborne Div., Task Force Currahee, and native of Las Cruces, NM. “It was fitting to be celebrating the birth of our unit with our Afghan partners who are in certain aspects at the beginning of building their legacy.”

U.S. Army Col. Sean M. Jenkins, the commander of Task Force Currahee, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, cuts and serves the first piece of the birthday cake during a dinner to celebrate the 69th birthday of the 506th Infantry Regiment, July 20th, at Forward Operating Base Sharana in Paktika Province, Afghanistan.  (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Kimberly K. Menzies, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Col. Sean M. Jenkins, the commander of Task Force Currahee, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, cuts and serves the first piece of the birthday cake during a dinner to celebrate the 69th birthday of the 506th Infantry Regiment, July 20th, at Forward Operating Base Sharana in Paktika Province, Afghanistan. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Kimberly K. Menzies, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

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Commander delivers special meals to Forward Operating Bases, boosts morale

 

Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Matt Graham, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs and U.S. Army Sgt. Charles Crail, Task Force Blackhawk Public Affairs

The CurraheesFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionPaktika Province, Afghanistan – Soldiers from Company B, “Baker Company”, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Red Currahee, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division recently received a pleasant surprise. They were treated to an impromptu lunch, July 18th, at Combat Outpost Sar Howza, Paktika Province, Afghanistan.

The special lunch consisted of grilled steak, mashed potatoes, fresh salad and fruits. The meal finished with cookies, cakes, pies and ice cream,– considered a treat at the remote outpost.

Soldiers from Company B, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division deployed to Combat Outpost Sar Howza, Paktika Province, Afghanistan, are served lunch by U.S. Army Lt. Col. David Preston, 801st Brigade Support Battalion commander, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Currahee, from Belchertown, MA, July 18th as a morale boost eight days after the loss of one of their own, Spc. Rafael Nieves. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Charles Crail, Task Force Blackhawk Public Affairs)

Soldiers from Company B, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division deployed to Combat Outpost Sar Howza, Paktika Province, Afghanistan, are served lunch by U.S. Army Lt. Col. David Preston, 801st Brigade Support Battalion commander, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Currahee, from Belchertown, MA, July 18th as a morale boost eight days after the loss of one of their own, Spc. Rafael Nieves. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Charles Crail, Task Force Blackhawk Public Affairs)

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What’s in store for you

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Pete Mayes
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Soldier with the 10th Sustainment Brigade got a taste of what their deployment to Afghanistan will look like when they assisted the 101st Sustainment Brigade in conducting a last-minute emergency resupply mission.

The Lifeliners received an order to supply Task Force-Currahee with 60 bundles of ammunition late Thursday evening, said Maj. Joe Suddith, 101st Sustainment Brigade Support Operations officer. They immediately tasked the brigade’s rigger detachment to start prepping the bundles, he said.

Sgt. 1st Class Narada Johnson (right), a rigger assigned to the 4/647th Quartermaster Detachment, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, instructs Staff Sgt. James Menard of the 101st Sustainment Brigade Support Operations, on how to properly rig a bundle. The Detachment worked long into the night and early morning hours preparing 60 bundles of ammunition and water for soldiers at Task Force-Currahee. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes)

Sgt. 1st Class Narada Johnson (right), a rigger assigned to the 4/647th Quartermaster Detachment, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, instructs Staff Sgt. James Menard of the 101st Sustainment Brigade Support Operations, on how to properly rig a bundle. The Detachment worked long into the night and early morning hours preparing 60 bundles of ammunition and water for soldiers at Task Force-Currahee. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes)

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Petraeus recognizes Task Force Currahee Soldiers for combat actions

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Luther L. Boothe Jr.
Task Force Currahee Public Affairs

The CurraheesFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionPaktika Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army General David H. Petraeus, commander of International Security Assistance Force and commander of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan visited Soldiers with Task Force Currahee, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, at Forward Operating Base Sharana July 7th, to present awards as part of his final farewell tour before transitioning to CIA director.

Petraeus holds significant ties to TF Currahee. He was the 101st Airborne Division commander when discussions to reactivate the regiment began and he played a key role in planning their 2005 reactivation.

U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of International Security Assistance Force and commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan talks with Task Force Currahee Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division July 7th, at Forward Operating Base Sharana in Afghanistan’s Paktika Province. Petraeus visited Task Force Currahee as part of his farewell tour as he prepares to retire from the U.S. Army. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Luther L. Boothe Jr., Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of International Security Assistance Force and commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan talks with Task Force Currahee Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division July 7th, at Forward Operating Base Sharana in Afghanistan’s Paktika Province. Petraeus visited Task Force Currahee as part of his farewell tour as he prepares to retire from the U.S. Army. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Luther L. Boothe Jr., Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

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Currahee celebrates Independence Day

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Kimberly K. Menzies
Task Force Currahee Public Affairs

The CurraheesFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionPaktika Province, Afghanistan – Task Force Currahee, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, celebrated Independence Day with a barbecue and music, July 4th while deployed to Forward Operating Base Sharana, Paktika Province, Afghanistan.

With their deployment nearing its end, Currahees spent their time during the barbecue mingling and celebrating their return to the states.

“This holiday is one to remember,” said U.S. Army Pfc. Brendan J. Reilly, a brigade fires radio telephone operator from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th BCT, and native of Waukegan, IL.

Task Force Currahee Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, mingle and enjoy a barbecue to celebrate Independence Day, July 4th, at Forward Operating Base Sharana in Paktika Province, Afghanistan. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Kimberly K. Menzies, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

Task Force Currahee Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, mingle and enjoy a barbecue to celebrate Independence Day, July 4th, at Forward Operating Base Sharana in Paktika Province, Afghanistan. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Kimberly K. Menzies, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

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Task Force White Currahee improves ANSF capability, secures border

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Matt Graham
Task Force Currahee Public Affairs

The CurraheesFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionPaktika Province, Afghanistan – Soldiers from Task Force White Currahee and Afghan National Security Forces denied insurgents freedom of movement across the Pakistan during Operation Sarak Basta III from June 21st-23rd.

Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division with their counterparts, the Afghan National Army Soldiers from the 2nd Kandak, 2nd Brigade of the 203rd Corps, and the Afghan Border Police of the 2nd Zone conducted the operation in Paktika Province, Afghanistan.

Soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Currahee, prepare to conduct an air assault mission during the early morning hours on June 23rd. (Courtesy Photo)

Soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Currahee, prepare to conduct an air assault mission during the early morning hours on June 23rd. (Courtesy Photo)

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Currahee-trained ANA soldiers deliver fire missions independently, effectively

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Luther L. Boothe Jr.
Task Force Currahee Public Affairs

The CurraheesFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionPaktika Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Soldiers from Task Force Currahee observed Afghan National Army soldiers from 4th Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 203rd Corps, as they provided indirect fire support Afghan ground forces June 12th-16th in Afghanistan’s Paktika Province.

The Afghan-led mission was the culmination of eight months of training led by Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Task Force Glory, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, TF Currahee.

An Afghan National Army cannon crew member with 4th Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 203rd Corps, prepares for a fire mission during the battery’s first independent fire support mission June 12th-16th in Afghanistan’s Paktika Province. The battery provided support to 5th Kandak, 2nd BDE, 203rd Corps, as they conducted ground operations. (Courtesy Photo)

An Afghan National Army cannon crew member with 4th Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 203rd Corps, prepares for a fire mission during the battery’s first independent fire support mission June 12th-16th in Afghanistan’s Paktika Province. The battery provided support to 5th Kandak, 2nd BDE, 203rd Corps, as they conducted ground operations. (Courtesy Photo)

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Gates Visits Task Force Currahee on D-Day Remembrance

 

Video by Sgt. Matthew Graham
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

The CurraheesFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionPaktika Province, Afghanistan – Footage of Secretary of Defense Robert Gates visiting with soldiers from Task Force Currahee, the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division in Paktika province on D-Day to share some time with soldiers before retiring later this month.

Scenes include the secretary speaking to an audience of soldiers.

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Task Force Currahee celebrates U.S. Army’s 236th B-Day with Barbecue

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Christina Sinders
Task Force Currahee Public Affairs

The CurraheesFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionPaktika Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Currahee, at Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan, celebrated the United States Army’s 236th birthday on June 14th, with a barbecue.

“For 236 years, Americans in the Army have been fighting for this country,” said U.S. Army Col. Sean M. Jenkins, commander of TF Currahee, and native of Ridgefield, CN. “From our first beginnings, even before our government was formed, with the Revolutionary War to where we are today, the men and women of our country have fought and continue to fight for our freedoms, and the freedoms of others. That is why the Army birthday is significant. It celebrates and commemorates American Soldiers continuing to protect the country and its freedoms that we hold so dear.”

U.S. Army Soldiers from the Task Force Currahee, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, at Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan, celebrated the United States Army’s 236th Birthday June 14th, with a barbecue. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Christina Sinders, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Soldiers from the Task Force Currahee, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, at Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan, celebrated the United States Army’s 236th Birthday June 14th, with a barbecue. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Christina Sinders, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

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