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Rakkasan company commander wins General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award

 

Written by 3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

187th Infantry Regiment - Iron RakkasansFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – U.S. Army Capt. Joshua Powers, commander of A Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division,  was awarded the 2010 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award for recognition of his leadership abilities both at home station and while deployed to Afghanistan, March 1st.

Powers, a 2004 graduate of Virginia Military Institute, was one of 14 active duty officers selected for the 2010 calendar year award in the Army-wide competition. «Read the rest of this article»

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Afghan, U.S. team brings justice review to Paktika Province

 

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

The CurraheesFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionPaktika Province, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s minister of justice and U.S. leaders met with Paktika Province’s governor January 20th to review and assess the local prisons and gain an understanding of the province.

U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Robert S. Harward, commander of Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435, and Habibullah Ghalib, Afghan minister of justice, visited Task Force Currahee, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, at Forward Operating Base Sharana and FOB Rushmore.

U.S. Army Col. Sean M. Jenkins, commander of Task Force Currahee, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, discusses operations in Paktika Province with U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Robert S. Harward, Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435 commander, during an area of operations briefing at Forward Operating Base Sharana Jan. 20th. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Luther L. Boothe Jr., Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Col. Sean M. Jenkins, commander of Task Force Currahee, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, discusses operations in Paktika Province with U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Robert S. Harward, Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435 commander, during an area of operations briefing at Forward Operating Base Sharana Jan. 20th. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Luther L. Boothe Jr., Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell soldier dies of wounds

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A 101st Airborne Division Soldier died October 29th, in Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit on October 27th with small arms fire in the Yahya Khel district in Afghanistan.

Sgt.  Diego A. Solorzano-Valdovinos, 24, of Huntington Park, CA, was an Infantryman assigned to Company A., 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). He joined the Army in February 2006 and arrived at Fort Campbell in June 2006.  «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell Soldier dies from gunshot wound

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A 101st Airborne Division Soldier died of a gunshot wound October 21st, while conducting vehicle recovery from a previous improvised explosive device blast in Yahya Khel District, Afghanistan.

Staff Sgt. Kenneth K. McAninch, 28, of Logansport, IN, was an Infantryman assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). He joined the Army in December 2003 and arrived at Fort Campbell in September 2009. «Read the rest of this article»

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3-187, ANSF conduct movement to contact in Janubi Nakum

 

by U.S. Army 1st Lt. R.J. Peek 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment

Pakitik Province, Afghanistan – Afghan National Security Forces and Soldiers with Company A, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, conducted an operation to disrupt an insurgent hiding cell in Janubi Nakum village, Yahya Khel district, Paktika province, June 27th-28th. 

The village of Janubi Nakum is a safe haven for insurgents of roughly 15 fighters, who have harassed the Yahya Khel bazaar and district center for several months.

The combined security forces identified two insurgents riding on a motorcycle with a rocket propelled grenade.  Combined forces initiated contact, eliminating one of the insurgents and wounding another, said U.S. Army Capt. Josh Powers, commander of Company A, from Atlanta.

U.S. Army Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division load onto a CH-47 Chinook during an air assault mission. The mission to destroy an insurgent hiding cell took place in Janubi Nakum village, Yahya Khel district, Paktika province, June 27th-28th. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Jeffrey Alexander,3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment)

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