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Afghanistan

May. 6, 2011

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Soldier Notes 26 Years of Change

COMBAT OUTPOST MUNOZ, Afghanistan, May 26, 2011 – “We have war stories; he has Civil War stories.” “He talks about his first squad, muskets all on line …” Story

Logistics Troops Support Soldiers

FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHARANA, Afghanistan, May 24, 2011 – Army Lt. Col. Dave Preston and Army Command Sgt. Maj. Gary Holder are the command team for the 801st Brigade Support Battalion, a unit that provides food, fuel, ammunition and more for soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division’s 4th Brigade Combat Team here. Story

Soldiers Describe Life in Paktika Province

FORWARD OPERATING BASE TILLMAN, Afghanistan, May 23, 2011 – Where and how you live as a soldier deployed to Afghanistan depends on the mission of the unit to which you’re assigned. Story

‘Dog’ Company Takes Fight to the High Ground

GAYAN DISTRICT, Afghanistan, May 20, 2011 – “Dog” Company’s mission, here near the Pakistan border, is simple: “climb mountains and kill bad guys.” Story

Soldiers Hold Border Hilltop During Attack

GAYAN DISTRICT, Afghanistan, May 20, 2011 – This week, members of 'Dog' Company maintained their hold on a key hilltop located just meters from the Afghanistan-Pakistan border by winning a 14-hour firefight with insurgents. Story

Chaplains Prepare for Redeployment

FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHARANA, Afghanistan, May 10, 2011 – Certain phrases are classic in the Army vocabulary: “Drink water.” “Get a haircut.” “Drop.” And time and again, in briefings and formations: “If you have a problem, talk to the chaplain.” Story

Leaders Discuss Afghanistan Redeployment Challenges

FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHARANA, Afghanistan, May 10, 2011 – Task Force Currahee, composed primarily of soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division’s 4th Brigade Combat Team, will return to Fort Campbell, Ky., in the coming months. Story

Engineers Oversee Base Expansion

FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHARANA, Afghanistan, May 5, 2011 – When 30,000 U.S. troops surged to Afghanistan, space for them to live, work and store equipment became a critical need. Story

Surgical Team Brings Advanced Care Closer

FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHARANA, Afghanistan, May 5, 2011 – A short gurney ride from two helicopter landing pads here, an operating room and surgical team offer the best hope of survival for many service members wounded in Afghanistan. “How fast we can get someone from that Chinook or Black Hawk to the triage area, and then to the operating room … dramatically improves our capability of taking care of people who are very severely injured,” the team’s leader said. Story

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American Forces Press Service reporter Karen Parrish travelled to Afghanistan April 16, 2011, to spend a month on the ground with U.S. Forces. This is a collection of her articles.


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