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A Year in Review with Fort Campbell’s Currahees

 

Written by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division4th Brigade Combat Team - CurraheeFort Campbell, KY – The 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahee,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), started 2013 running fast and hard, as the brigade deployed to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, LA, in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Currahees with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), walk down the mountain following the Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, after a joint patrol into the mountains around Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

Currahees with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment “Red Currahee,” 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), walk down the mountain following the Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, after a joint patrol into the mountains around Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Currahees conduct Mass Casualty Exercise

 

Written by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division4th Brigade Combat Team - Currahee

Khowst Province, Afghanistan – With smoke billowing in the distance and loud speakers blaring instructions, soldiers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahee”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted a mass casualty exercise during the late afternoon hours on Forward Operation Base Salerno, August 6th.

“Today we are testing the functionality and the ability to react under the most austere situation possible on the FOB,” said Staff Sgt. Marcus Freeman, a combat medic, with Charlie Company, 801st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th BCT, 101st Abn. Div.

U.S. Soldiers with 2nd platoon, Whiskey Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, attached to the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, transport a simulated casualty to the casualty collection point during a mass casualty exercise at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Khowst province, Afghanistan, Aug. 6, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson/Released)

U.S. Soldiers with 2nd platoon, Whiskey Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, attached to the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, transport a simulated casualty to the casualty collection point during a mass casualty exercise at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Khowst province, Afghanistan, Aug. 6, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson/Released)

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Fort Campbell’s Currahees take the Spur Ride Challenge

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson
4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionThe CurraheesFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, earned their spurs during a Spur Ride on October 24th to 25th, 2012 at Fort Campbell, KY.

The cavalry tradition within the U.S. Army is called the Order of the Spur. Any Soldier serving with cavalry units (referred to as troopers) can be inducted into the Order of the Spur after successfully completing a “Spur Ride” or for having served during combat as a member of or with a Cavalry unit.

Trying to earn the coveted spurs of a Cavalry "Trooper", Soldiers with 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, a fire team moves into a support by fire position covered by the other fire team in the Movement to Contact lane during a Spur Ride, Oct. 24 to 25, 2012, as a Spur Holder observes their movement, commands and team work, at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

Trying to earn the coveted spurs of a Cavalry “Trooper”, Soldiers with 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, a fire team moves into a support by fire position covered by the other fire team in the Movement to Contact lane during a Spur Ride, Oct. 24 to 25, 2012, as a Spur Holder observes their movement, commands and team work, at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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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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Task Force Currahee team up with religious leaders to spread message of peace

 

Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Todd A Christopherson
Task Force Currahee Public Affairs

The CurraheesFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionPaktika Province, Afghanistan—The 4th Brigade Combat Team and the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion Religious Support Teams attended a religious Shura June 8th at Forward Operating Base Rushmore, Afghanistan.

More than 40 Muslim scholars or mullahs, who are trained in Islam and Islamic law, and are interpreters of Islam’s sciences, doctrine, laws, the chief guarantors of continuity in the spiritual and intellectual history of the Islamic community attended.

Afghan Uniformed Police Gen. Dawlat Khan of Paktika Province speaks to the assembled mullahs about the need for peace and stability for their country and the Afghan people during a shura on Forward Operating Base Rushmore, Afghanistan, June 8th. (Photo by U.S. Army Chaplain (Capt.) Joshua A Chittim, Task Force Currahee)

Afghan Uniformed Police Gen. Dawlat Khan of Paktika Province speaks to the assembled mullahs about the need for peace and stability for their country and the Afghan people during a shura on Forward Operating Base Rushmore, Afghanistan, June 8th. (Photo by U.S. Army Chaplain (Capt.) Joshua A Chittim, Task Force Currahee)

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