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  • TF Iron runs Turkey Trot in Afghanistan, Fort Campbell

    Nov 27, 2010

    GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Soldiers of Task Force Iron Rakkasans conducted the first leg of the 5 km "Turkey Trot" on Forward Operating Base Andar in Ghazni Province Nov. 20.

  • Iron Rakkasans enjoy Thanksgiving in Afghanistan

    Nov 27, 2010

    GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Task Force Iron Rakkasan celebrated Thanksgiving 2010 in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. Even thousands of miles from home, the Soldiers had many reasons to be thankful.

  • Troops at FOB Salerno take time to give thanks

    Nov 27, 2010

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Soldiers and civilians living and working at Forward Operating Base Salerno lined up at the base's dining facility Nov. 25 to indulge in a feast fit for kings and served by command staff.

  • Father presents son Purple Heart Thanksgiving Day

    Nov 27, 2010

    They say the holidays are a time for families to be together. Sgt. William Billett was together with his son Sgt. Timothy Billett this Thanksgiving, albeit under rather unique circumstances. William presented his son the Purple Heart for wounds suffered in combat Aug. 28.

  • Army families cope with holiday separations

    Nov 24, 2010

    Amy Scarpulla hopes her deployed husband can call home tomorrow before final Thanksgiving meal dish is rinsed and the last of the turkey leftovers are packed away in the fridge. But after dealing with five deployments in 12 years, she's all-too aware of the mission-first mentality of the combat zone.

  • Taxpayers benefit from Army's excess non-standard equipment

    Nov 24, 2010

    The Army has provided more than $4 million in excess non-standard equipment to 11 U.S. state governments since March 2010 as part of the drawdown of U.S. equipment from Iraq.

  • Summit connects information technology leaders to solutions ahead

    Nov 19, 2010

    The general in charge of operating and defending Army networks in the Western Hemisphere challenged a gathering of more than 100 Army IT professionals from across the nation to help shape the its enterprise network efforts during a leadership summit here November 15-18.

  • CJTF-101 Command Sgt. Maj. Schroeder Views 401st M-ATVs

    Nov 19, 2010

    Combined Joint Task Force-101 Command Sgt. Maj. Scott C. Schroeder (left) visits with Command Sgt. Maj. Rex Ray of the 401st Army Field Support Brigade while touring the Joint Program Office mine-resistant ambush-protected all-terrain vehicle maintenance bay at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The contractor-run maintenance facility supports the Army Prepositioned Stocks and Force Packages 1, 2 and 3 being issued directly to Army units and coalition forces.

  • A new chapter begins for Army Diversity and Leadership

    Nov 17, 2010

    The Army has realigned what was formerly known as the Army Diversity Office, Equal Employment Opportunity Civil Rights Office and the Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance and Complaints into the new organization known as the Army's Diversity and Leadership Office.

  • Aid stations at Campbell, Carson move from paper to digtal medical records

    Nov 17, 2010

    Replacing paper with electronic medical record systems, the 2nd Brigade Combat Team (BCT), 4th Infantry Division (ID) at Fort Carson, Colo., and the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky., are the latest to join the growing list of units using MC4, a once battlefield-only system, to document Soldier care in garrison. This enables units to familiarize themselves with a system they will ultimately use down range.

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Chinook Operations

    Nov 13, 2010

    A Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade CH-47 Chinook helicopter piloted by Capt. David Jenkins and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Andrew Lau pick up accumulated slings left from previous sling-load resupply missions delivered to Task Force Knight, 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Soldiers on a mountainside along the Operational Coordination Center District in the Arghandab River Valley of southern Afghanistan Nov. 8, 2010. (U.S. Army Photo by Task Force Destiny Public Affairs Officer Sadie Bleistein/Released)

  • Maj. Gen. Fontaine Visits Afghanistan

    Nov 12, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Yves Fontaine visits Afghanistan.

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Kiowa Warrior Helicopter

    Nov 11, 2010

    A Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter conducts aerial reconnaissance in southern Afghanistan Nov. 8, 2010. (U.S. Army Photo by Task Force Destiny Public Affairs Officer Sadie Bleistein/Released)

  • Task Force Destiny Chinook Operations

    Nov 11, 2010

    A Task Force Destiny CH-47 Chinook helicopter lands after completeing a full day of missions in southern Afghanistan Oct. 23, 2010. Chinooks provide personnel movement, resupply and ground support to coalition forces, Afghan forces and the civilian population. (U.S. Army Photo by Task Force Destiny Public Affairs Officer Sadie Bleistein/Released)

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Kiowa Warriors

    Nov 11, 2010

    Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter conduct aerial reconnaissance in southern Afghanistan. (U.S. Army Photo by Task Force Destiny Public Affairs Officer Sadie Bleistein/Released)

  • Army Vice Chief addresses reintegration at Fort Stewart

    Nov 10, 2010

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli visited Fort Stewart to discuss reintegration efforts with 3rd Infantry Division and garrison leaders and recently-deployed Soldiers, Nov. 8. While here, he stressed the Army's role in meeting Soldiers' behavioral health needs and the importance of Family- Member involvement during their Soldiers' reintegration process.

  • C Co. guards COP Penich

    Nov 10, 2010

    tower guard shift at Combat Outpost Penich in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar Province Nov. 3.

  • TF Currahee conducts largest combined U.S., Afghan air assault so far

    Nov 10, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE ORGUN-E, Afghanistan - The autumn air was cold during the early morning hours as more than 250 U.S. and Afghan National Army soldiers, each with more than 120 pounds of equipment on their backs, awaited the helicopters for their air assault into an area known for harbouring anti-coalition militants.

  • TF Iron conducts air assault to stop insurgent attacks

    Nov 10, 2010

    GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Task Force Iron Rakkasans continue thwart insurgent activities as three platoons took part in an air assault operation into Shamshay Village, Andar District, here Oct. 29.

  • Shop keeps communications open

    Nov 10, 2010

    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - From the thick of the battlefield to the comforts of garrison life, communication between Soldiers is key to army life. It is up to Task Force Bastogne's Headquarters and Headquarters Company communication shop - also known as S6 - to repair and maintain communications equipment and provide expert advice to her battalions in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province.

  • Task Force Destiny Soldiers receive the Distinguished Flying Cross

    Nov 7, 2010

    Four Alpha Company, 5-158 Aviation Regiment, "Fighting Falcons," Soldiers were awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross Nov. 1st at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan for their heroism on an aerial flight April 2, 2010. Chief Warrant Officer two Sean Johnson, Chief Warrant Officer Two Eric Wells, Sgt. William Ebel and Spc. Todd Marchese were part of the successful medevac of eight German commandos in the vicinity of Konduz, Afghanistan. The Germans were ambushed by insurgents and this crew performed multiple suppressive gun runs which kept the insurgents from surrounding the commandos and allowed the bird to land and extract the wounded. This crew has already received the German Gold Cross of Honor for Bravery. They are four of 14 foreigners to have ever received this award. (U.S. Army Photo by Task Force Destiny Public Affairs Noncommissioned Officer Tracy Weeden/Released)

  • Wounded warrior rides bike across Israel

    Nov 6, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 4, 2010) Aca,!" A Fort Lee employee had the opportunity of a lifetime recently when he traveled across Israel on his bike.

  • FORSCOM Hispanic warrant officer attains a first in his professional field

    Nov 3, 2010

    Chief Warrant Officer Four (CW4) Princido Texidor, the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Food Service advisor, was promoted today to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer Five (CW5). The promotion made Texidor of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, the first Hispanic to achieve the rank of CW5 in the Army's Food Service branch. CW5 is the highest rank in the Warrant Officer Corps. Maj. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, FORSCOM's G4/Director of Logistics, presided over the promotion ceremony, which took place in the Hall of Heroes at the Soldier Support Center at Fort Bragg, NC.

  • Quiet hero awarded Soldier's Medal

    Nov 1, 2010

    Specialist Jose A. Ortiz-Fernandez of the 63rd Chemical Company, 101st Airborne Division was awarded the prestigious Soldier's Medal in the shadows of the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters Friday, October 29.

  • Everything changed

    Nov 1, 2010

    Since the Fort Hood shooting, the Army has revised AR 381-12, Threat Awareness and Reporting Program, to include identifying insider threat behaviors that indicate a person may be engaged in espoinage or international terrorism and how to report such activity to the Army.

  • FORSCOM to release its 5-year Campaign Plan Oct. 26 at AUSA National Meeting

    Oct 26, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (Oct. 25, 2010) -- U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Commanding General, General James D. Thurman, will issue the FORSCOM Campaign Plan (2011-2015) on Oct. 26, 2010. "The FORSCOM Campaign Plan describes my vision to man, equip and train our Soldiers to operate in a dynamic, complex environment," said Gen. Thurman. "The plan is synchronous with the Army Campaign Plan, and focuses on our output-trained and ready forces capable of skillfully executing full spectrum operations anywhere in the world our capabilities are needed."

  • FORSCOM chaplain explains role of Army chaplains to 470 FRG leaders at symposium

    Oct 26, 2010

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. (Oct. 24, 2010) - U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) staff chaplain for Soldier and Family Well Being spoke to Family Readiness Group leaders about the role of chaplains in the Army at the third annual FRG Training Symposium Oct. 24 at the Hyatt Hotel here. Chaplain (Col.) Bradford Fipps explained that there are many reasons for FRG leaders to know the role of the chaplains and what they have to offer to Soldiers and Family members. The annual FORSCOM-sponsored training event attracted 470 FRG leaders from Army units nationwide this year.

  • Eagles prepare for flight

    Oct 25, 2010

    U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell, Combined Joint Task Force 101, Regional Command East commander, receives an initial briefing for an upcoming flight on an F-15E Strike Eagle from U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Allan A. Nilles, 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron commander, Oct. 20. Campbell is flying with members of the Strike Eagle squadron to become more familiar with the mission and capabilities of the F-15 which provides close-air support to his Soldiers on the ground in eastern Afghanistan.

  • Army sergeant finds his passion in baking

    Oct 23, 2010

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Whoever said "never trust a skinny chef" could not have been thinking about military cooks at the time. Meet the 185-pound U.S. Army Sgt. Bill McDonald.

  • Eagles prepare for flight

    Oct 21, 2010

  • Deployed servicemembers, civilians compete in Army 10-Miler shadow run

    Oct 21, 2010

    More than 500 deployed servicemembers and civilians participated in a shadow run of the Army 10-Miler here Oct. 17.

  • Taliban leader killed during Pech River Valley operation

    Oct 21, 2010

    Coalition forces learned that Gul Nabi, a mid-level Taliban commander was killed in an engagement with the combined security forces Oct. 17.

  • Security Forces continue operations in Pech River Valley

    Oct 21, 2010

    Afghan National Security Forces and Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, continued targeting insurgent fighters operating in the Darah-Ye Pech District of Kunar province Oct. 17.

  • Army reservist fights information war in Afghanistan

    Oct 20, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Evan L. Batie, a reservist with the 319th Psychological Operations Co., 13th Psychological Operations Battalion, is on the forefront of the information war in Afghanistan.

  • Aviation Summit Focus is on Depot's Future

    Oct 18, 2010

  • Security forces begin operations in the Pech River Valley

    Oct 18, 2010

    Afghan National Security Forces, with support from International Security Assistance Force members, began operations Oct. 15 in the Pech River Valley aimed at denying safe havens for insurgents and bolstering the Government Islamic Republic of Afghanistan's influence in local villages.

  • Platoon provides support throughout Behsood District

    Oct 18, 2010

    The Support Platoon of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, conducts daily missions in the Behsood District of eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province.

  • Paktika PRT sponsors province-wide governance conference

    Oct 18, 2010

    Approximately 50 provincial and district leaders from throughout Paktika Province met over a three-day period to discuss strategic planning, budgeting and various ways in which to identify the true needs of their constituents. The training also introduced the concept of the People's Development Fund, a new initiative designed to help Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan officials better manage their resources and expectations. The event was the second in a scheduled multi-phased training plan to help promote development and good governance in the province located in southeast Afghanistan. The Paktika PRT is a joint team whose mission is to help legitimize the government of Afghanistan through development, governance and agricultural initiatives.

  • 236 Rakkasans reenlist in combat zone

    Oct 16, 2010

    A total of 236 Task Force Rakkasan Soldiers gathered at various combat outposts and forward operating bases across Afghanistan to take the oath of re-enlistment Oct. 10.

  • Faces of combat: Task Force Bulldog

    Oct 16, 2010

  • Afghan students, Soldiers connect online

    Oct 16, 2010

    Soldiers of 1st Brigade Combat Team spoke with 15 high school students Oct. 7, including eight from Jalalabad, during an online conference where students had the opportunity to ask them any question.

  • TF Currahee Soldiers on patrol in KKC

    Oct 16, 2010

    Soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion of the 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division conducted a presence patrol in the city of Khayr-Khot Castle Oct. 6.

  • TF Currahee artillerymen train, prepare to answer the call

    Oct 16, 2010

    Task Force Currahee artillerymen deployed to Forward Operating Base Khayr-Khot Castle understand their mission and stay prepared to do their job at a moment's notice.

  • Cavalry Soldiers train, fight with Afghan partners

    Oct 16, 2010

    As a group of camouflage clad Afghan soldiers slowly snake their way around a building, weapons at the ready and eyes scanning the distant mountainsides, a U.S. Soldier walks among them, keeping a close watch on their every movement and giving constant instructions to their squad leader.

  • TF Taskmaster Soldiers maintain weapons proficiency

    Oct 16, 2010

    On Oct. 11, 2010 in Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province, Task Force Taskmaster Soldiers understand weapons familiarization and proficiency could make the difference in the fiercest of battles.

  • Coalition forces on patrol in Watapur

    Sep 21, 2010

    Task Force Bulldog Soldiers provides security for his platoon outside the village of Angla Kala in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar Province Sept. 16. International Security Assistance Forces and Afghan National Security Forces often patrol the Watapur Valley area together to prevent insurgents from moving freely though the area and staging attacks.

  • Coalition forces beat attack against checkpoint

    Sep 21, 2010

    Task Force Bulldog Soldiers shoots at the enemy during a more than three-hour firefight at the Shege East Afghan National Police checkpoint Sept. 18, 2010. An estimated two dozen insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and small arms at the post in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar Province. International Security Assistance Forces and ANP responded in kind with small arms, heavy machine gun and mortar fire. Neither ISAF nor ANP personnel were injured during the attack.

  • New net armor proves its worth

    Sep 21, 2010

    When 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry began using new mine-resistant, ambush-protected all-terrain vehicles, they also made the switch from bar cage armor to net armor.

  • Task Force Iron Rakkasan supports parliamentary elections in Afghanistan

    Sep 21, 2010

    Task Force Iron Rakkasan assisted the Afghan government and the Afghan National Security Forces in eastern Ghazni province Sept. 18 to provide safe and legitimate polling.

  • RPA provides Soldiers bird's eye view of battlefield

    Sep 20, 2010

    Today's battlefield is constantly changing, and keeping track of all the moving parts and pieces can be challenging to any commander.

  • Currahees sling load supplies across Paktika Province

    Sep 20, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHARANA, Afghanistan - Soldiers from Task Force Currahee, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, use division assets to decrease the combat logistic patrols and deliver supplies to far-reaching outposts quickly and more efficiently.

  • TF Currahee Soldiers provide 3 hot meals a day

    Sep 20, 2010

    Food service specialists from Task Force Currahee feed the Soldiers serving at Forward Operating Base Tillman here and have proven that nothing will deny their passion for providing fellow Currahees with the satisfaction of three hot meals a day.

  • Soldier reenlists after being wounded in action

    Sep 20, 2010

    The Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry, Iron Rakkasan, has some tough Soldiers. U.S. Army Sgt. William Bickers from Cincinnati, a mortar man for Battlehard Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry, epitomized that strength Sept. 16.

  • Rakkasan DDOC makes deployment possible

    Sep 20, 2010

    Without the Soldiers of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division's Deployment and Distribution Operations Center at Bagram Airfield, members located at the various combat outposts and forward operating bases would never receive their mission essential equipment. In addition, servicemembers would not be able to get transportation for leave.

  • Task Force Panther welcomed to Nangarhar

    Sep 15, 2010

    Task Force Bastogne in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province welcomed 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Panther to their area of operations Sept. 14.

  • Training and maintaining; putting the comm. in combat

    Sep 9, 2010

    Signal Soldiers of the Company C, 101st Airborne Division here are in charge of ensuring communication equipment is up and running at all times. Secure Internet Protocol Router, Non-Secure Internet Protocol Router and Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange are crucial computer networks to the mission in Afghanistan, and the work of four Soldiers within the company keeps these communication lifelines flowing.

  • Warfighters, civilians come together on agriculture

    Sep 9, 2010

    Nearly than 50 civilian and military officials gathered to share "best practices" and coordinate their efforts to boost eastern Afghanistan's agri-business sector at Forward Operating Base Fenty Sept. 6.

  • Task Force Red Knight Soldiers join fight against cancer

    Sep 9, 2010

    One team, one fight. It's a phrase commonly heard throughout the ranks of Soldiers across the Army. The phrase "one team, one fight" recently took on new meaning for a group of Soldiers in Task Force Red Knight.

  • Task Force Iron Soldiers relocate to Ghazni Province; kill insurgents, recover weapons

    Sep 9, 2010

    For the past several months, Task Force Iron Soldiers have worked tirelessly throughout Paktika Province, conducting numerous combat patrols, clearing miles of roadway and building relationships with local village leaders and elders to pave the way ahead.

  • Revamped councils to represent Afghan villages

    Sep 9, 2010

    International Security Assistance Forces in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province are helping streamline the way Afghans connect with their government.

  • Teamwork defends post from insurgency

    Sep 9, 2010

    The primitive hilltop base in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province overlooks broad valley floors, yet exists in the shadows of larger mountains and the hostility of insurgents who would tear it down.

  • Preventive medicine keeps Soldiers in the fight

    Sep 9, 2010

    The unforgiving terrain of the Nangarhar, Nuristan, Konar and Laghman provinces in eastern Afghanistan hosts hoards of insects and wildlife that create quite a hairy situation when it comes to cohabitating with troops; however, the Soldiers of the preventive medicine section of Charlie Company, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, Task Force Bastogne, see "combat" with these creatures on a daily basis.

  • Task Forces discuss provincial security before elections

    Sep 9, 2010

    Afghan National Security Forces and International Security Assistance Forces discuss the security of upcoming elections in the Nangarhar, Nuristan, Kunar and Laghman provinces with members of Regional Command East at Forward Operation Base Fenty Aug. 30.

  • Coalition forces return to a village hit by suicide bomb

    Sep 9, 2010

    Task Force No Slack provides security during a visit to Lar Sholtan village in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province Aug. 21. Two months previously, a female suicide bomber killed two Soldiers with the unit and seriously wounded two other Soldiers, three Afghan police officers and at least five children in the village. This marked the first visit to the community by International Security Assistance Forces since the attack.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Brown brings experience, perspective to Afghanistan

    Sep 9, 2010

    Having served with the 101st Airborne Division in two wars in a career spanning more than four decades, U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. James M. Brown brings a unique perspective to the current conflict in Afghanistan.

  • TF Iron Soldiers join Macedonian Ranger's birthday celebration

    Sep 9, 2010

    Macedonian Rangers at Forward Operating Base Sharana recently celebrated their 18th birthday, and U.S. Soldiers from Task Force Iron Rakkasan were there to join them for the event.

  • Coalition forces return to village hit by suicide bomb

    Sep 1, 2010

    Task Force No Slack examined the medical supplies available to the clinic at Lar Sholtan village in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province. The unit made arrangements to provide the clinic with its spare medical supplies. Two months previously, a female suicide bomber killed two Soldiers with the unit and seriously wounded two other Soldiers, three Afghan police officers and at least five children in the village. This marked the first visit to the community by International Security Assistance Forces since the attack.

  • TF Iron Soldiers join Macedonian Ranger's birthday celebration

    Sep 1, 2010

    Macedonian Rangers at Forward Operating Base Sharana recently celebrated their 18th birthday, and U.S. Soldiers from Task Force Iron Rakkasan were there to join them for the event.

  • Task Force Red Knight captures 3, locates weapons cache

    Sep 1, 2010

    The combination of weapons, ammunition, improvised explosive devices and enemy insurgents spell danger for any coalition forces facing them. Fortunately, a highly-skilled group of Soldiers here make it their mission to locate, capture or destroy insurgents and their weapons before they can be used against friendly forces.

  • Please Add a Title!

    Sep 1, 2010

    Soldiers of 6th Section, 3rd Platoon, A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Task Force Balls fired 30 rounds and were credited with about 10 enemies killed in action in support of operations conducted by TF Iron Grey in eastern Afghanistan's Laghman province Aug. 10.

  • Soldier serves country, pays debt to U.S.

    Sep 1, 2010

    With the U.S. Army deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan for several years now, it's hard for some Soldiers to focus on the reasons to stay in the army. Soldiers are sacrificing time with their families to fight wars that not all Americans agree with.

  • Profile of a Destiny Soldier

    Aug 28, 2010

    Service members from across the country all have different reasons for joining the military, education being a reason for many. With the economy's current state , the cost of higher education is something that is a struggle for many to afford. Such was the case with Pfc. Thomas Mayhood, Delta Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade aircraft armament, electronic and avionics systems repairer, who did just that; chose to serve his country in order to set his family up for the ultimate of successes.

  • Iron Rakkasans clear insurgent staging areas, known weapons cache sites

    Aug 25, 2010

    In an effort to cripple insurgent activities in the area, Soldiers from Scout Platoon, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, recently searched known weapons cache sites and suspected insurgent safe houses and staging areas in the Mata Khan District of Paktika Province.

  • ISAF commander visits FOB Salerno

    Aug 25, 2010

    Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division received a visit from the International Assistance Force commander, U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, at Forward Operating Base Salerno Aug. 19.

  • Iron Rakkasans provide security for peace jirga

    Aug 25, 2010

    More than 600 Afghan elders, government officials and concerned locals gathered at Forward Operating Base Kahyr Khot Castle in the Zarghun Shar District for a peace jirga 18 Aug.

  • Task Force No Slack fights off attack

    Aug 25, 2010

    Task Force No Slack moves during an Aug. 18 attack against troops visiting the village of Spinkay in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar Province. One U.S. Army Soldier was wounded during the insurgent attack, which included the use of mortars, small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades against International Security Assistance and Afghan National Security Forces. (Photos by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment).

  • Troops build goodwill with Afghans by steps

    Aug 25, 2010

    It does not take long for the kids to show up. When Afghan and International Security Assistance Forces set foot in a community in eastern Afghanistan, they become objects of fascination to question, shake hands with and watch.

  • Special clinic treats Soldiers with special injuries

    Aug 25, 2010

    Insurgent attacks, improvised explosive devices and even vehicle rollovers are all common threats on today's battlefield that can cause a variety of injuries to Soldiers. Some of the most common injuries are easy to recognize such as broken bones, bullet and shrapnel wounds. But there is another common injury, mild traumatic brain injury, which is much more difficult to spot, but still potentially life-threatening.

  • Team of Soldiers drop supplies from the skies

    Aug 25, 2010

    With the constant threat of improvised explosive devices and insurgent attacks, as well as few usable roads and treacherous mountain passes, getting necessary supplies to troops at some of Afghanistan's most remote posts and bases can prove both challenging and deadly.

  • Biometrics: Giving Afghans an identity

    Aug 25, 2010

  • Rakkasan Soldier recovers 'unrecoverable' vehicle

    Aug 14, 2010

    Mountainous terrain, narrow passes, loose gravel and winding roads spell certain danger for U.S. and coalition forces here who must navigate them with a variety of vehicles and equipment.

  • Special clinic treats Soldiers with special injuries

    Aug 14, 2010

    Insurgent attacks, improvised explosive devices and even vehicle rollovers are all common threats on today's battlefield that can cause a variety of injuries to Soldiers.

  • ANSF, Task Force Iron Rakkasan Soldiers conduct Operation Shamshir in Ghazni Province

    Aug 14, 2010

    Soldiers from Company A, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment conducted a joint air-assault operation with members of the Afghan National Civil Order Police and Afghan National Army soldiers in support of Operation Shamshir in eastern Ghazni Province Aug. 6-9.

  • 101st Soldiers use 'Clarksville flood experience' to save Afghan lives

    Aug 11, 2010

    Drawing on experience gained during the flood relief operations in Clarksville, Tenn., in early May, Soldiers from Fort Campbell's 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, assisted local Afghan civilians when flash flooding hit Adah Village in eastern Afghanistan's Beshood District, Nangarhar province.

  • Maintenance platoon keeps wheels turning on battlefield

    Aug 11, 2010

    When most people think of Soldiers they think men with guns rushing headlong into danger, while rarely giving thought to those behind the scenes who keep the weapons firing and the vehicles rolling.

  • 101st Soldiers use 'Clarksville flood experience' to save Afghan lives

    Aug 3, 2010

    Drawing on experience gained during the flood relief operations in Clarksville, Tenn., in early May, Soldiers from Fort Campbell's 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, assisted local Afghan civilians when flash flooding hit Adah Village in eastern Afghanistan's Beshood District, Nangarhar province July 28.

  • Iron Rakkasans conduct successful resupply despite insurgent attacks

    Jul 30, 2010

    In an effort to better prepare incoming 4th Brigade, 101st Airborne Division Soldiers, the Iron Rakkasans from 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment conducted July 23-25 the second largest resupply of vehicles and equipment since the unit has been in country.

  • 25 Task Force Iron Soldiers learn to ASIST Soldiers in need

    Jul 26, 2010

    PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - In the last two-years an alarming threat has become more and more prevalent through the ranks of the U.S. Army - suicide. According to military reports, the number of U.S. Army Soldiers who committed suicide in 2009 was a record-breaking 245. The first half of 2010 has exceeded that pace with 145 suicides in only six-months.

  • 101st on Facebook

    Jul 26, 2010

  • Task Force Bastogne asks CJCS tough questions

    Jul 26, 2010

    The U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, answers questions from Task Force Bastogne Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Fenty here July 25. More than 200 Soldiers attended the question-and-answer town hall meeting.

  • CJTF-101 Homepage

    Jul 26, 2010

  • Litter-bearer class trains Soldiers to help save lives

    Jul 24, 2010

    It's one of the worst-case scenarios on the battlefield. Some Soldiers have been seriously wounded and are losing blood. As each minute passes, their chances for survival lessen. When they arrive at the airfield at Forward Operating Base Salerno it is important to get them into the hands of medical professionals as soon as possible.

  • Combined forces conduct air assault, secure Chenar

    Jul 24, 2010

    KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), with support from their coalition partners, conducted an air assault July 19 to help secure the town of Chenar, located in the Marawara district.

  • Soldiers build outpost from ground up high above Afghan valley

    Jul 24, 2010

    The back of the Chinook opened and the small team of scouts, mortarmen and infantrymen exited over knee-high piles of Meals, Ready-to-Eat and bottled water into the darkness of Helicopter Landing Zone Hawk July 7.

  • "No Slack" Continues Clearing the Ghaki Valley

    Jul 24, 2010

    KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. and Afghan National Security Force members cleared the village of Chenar from Taliban control during Operation Strong Eagle II, July 19.

  • Army Logistics University hosts historic uncasing ceremony

    Jul 23, 2010

    Fort Lee welcomed its first, fully operational training unit for Army transportation students Friday.

  • Fallen Soldier arrives at Fort Knox

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. -- The remains of Spc. Nathaniel Garvin, of Radcliff, Ky., were met with honor at Fort Knox's Godman Army Airfield July 21. Garvin died in Kandahar, Afghanistan, where he was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division of Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • CEER-T completes NVD reset for 172nd IBCT

    Jul 21, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHER, Germany - A Communications Electronics Evaluation Repair Team completed the reset of more than 2,000 night vision devices for the 172nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team last month. The CEER-T is a field-level operation under the command and control of the CECOM Life Cycle Management Command (formerly the U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command).

  • Army exercise decentralizes network, commander

    Jul 20, 2010

    The Brigade Combat Team Integration Exercise which concluded last week brought together engineers from the Army acquisition community, Soldiers from the Army Evaluation Task Force and the Army's senior leaders who each experienced firsthand the Army's future tactical network at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., and Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • FORSCOM Command Team Visits Fort Bragg, New Headquarters Site

    Jul 20, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. Aca,!aEURc Asked about his first impression of the U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command combined headquarters complex under construction here, Gen. James D. Thurman, FORSCOM commanding general, simply said Aca,!aEURc "Wow". Making their first visit to Fort Bragg since taking charge of the Army's largest command, Thurman and FORSCOM's new top enlisted Soldier, Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald T. Riling, spent an event-filled Thursday, on post, meeting with XVIII Airborne Corps leaders and Soldiers, attending the 1st Theater Support Command's change of command ceremony and touring the headquarters construction site.

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