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  • (Photos) U.S. Army Paratroopers with Mohawks - World War II

    08/26/2012 12:01:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 56 replies
    Retronaut ^ | August 23, 2012 | Retronaut
    U.S. Paratroopers with Mohawks - World War II
  • (Goddess) Belgian Nurse Who Saved American Soldiers During Battle of Bulge Honored 67 Years Later

    12/12/2011 7:06:39 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    AP ^ | December 12, 2011 | SLOBODAN LEKIC
    <p>BRUSSELS (AP) -- A Belgian nurse who saved the lives of hundreds of American soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge at the end of World War II was given a U.S. award for valor Monday - 67 years late.</p>
  • Caption this photo of Hussein addressing the Seals (TOTUS)

    05/06/2011 7:13:15 PM PDT · by Grim · 68 replies · 1+ views
    ABC ^ | 5/6/11 | ABC News
    President Obama today privately thanked the Navy SEALs who cornered and killed Osama bin Laden, congratulating them for a "job well done." The president met the elite Team 6 squad on the same day that bin Laden's terror network, al Qaeda, admitted that its leader was dead. Al Qaeda vowed that it would try to make America pay for his death. Among the team members the president met was the SEAL who fired the shot that killed bin Laden, though he was not told which one it was, according to administration sources.
  • 101st says 6 killed in ongoing Afghanistan battle

    03/31/2011 4:48:27 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 40 replies
    AP via Miami Herald ^ | Thursday, 03.31.11 | KRISTIN M. HALL
    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- A tough battle continues in eastern Afghanistan's most volatile area where six U.S. soldiers died on Tuesday, said Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division. Campbell spoke to reporters at Fort Campbell on the Tennessee-Kentucky state line during a video conference from his headquarters in Bagram on Thursday and said that 117 members of the 101st have died in Afghanistan since last March. All six soldiers were from the 1st Brigade Combat Team. The latest deaths came during ongoing combat to clear insurgents from eastern Afghanistan. Campbell said he couldn't discuss...
  • Lest We&#8200;Forget: Screaming Eagles Know Freedom’s Cost

    05/23/2009 4:02:52 PM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 3 replies · 576+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | May 22, 2009 | MICHAEL P. TREMOGLIE
    Lest We Forget: Screaming Eagles Know Freedom’s Cost The men of the 101st Airborne Division, or Screaming Eagles, train. (Courtesy of US Army) By MICHAEL P. TREMOGLIE, The Bulletin Friday, May 22, 2009 It is said that freedom is not free. The wise person knows this to be true. However, it takes more than wisdom to know the exact value. If anyone knows the price, it is the men of the 101st Airborne Division. They know it all too well because they have paid it many times. They are known as the Screaming Eagles, the men of the 101st Airborne. They are...
  • Famed ‘Screaming Eagles’ Prepare for Afghanistan Deployment

    02/01/2008 3:05:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 310+ views
    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky., Feb. 1, 2008 – Cold drizzle and hot metal rained upon the ground here yesterday as a group of 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) soldiers honed their mortar- and howitzer-targeting skills in preparation for deployment to Afghanistan in April. Forward observer Army Spc. Daniel L. Howes watches 81 mm and 120 mm mortar shells and 105 mm howitzer rounds explode down range during a training exercise at Fort Campbell, Ky., Jan. 31, 2008. Howes is among about 3,800 4th Brigade Combat Team soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) that will deploy to Afghanistan in...
  • AIRBORNE OFFICER: "WHEN WE'RE IN IRAQ, WE KNOW YOU'RE HERE." Walter Reed FReep # 73, Sept. 8 '06

    09/14/2006 3:44:55 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 104 replies · 7,500+ views
    DC Chapter | September 14, 2006 | Albion Wilde
    Photos by Plea Deal and [Mrs] Trooprally WASHINGTON, DC, 9/08/06-- Two officers in full camo uniforms waved enthusiastically as their vehicle exited Walter Reed Army Medical Center to be greeted by our troop-support rally spread over the four corners of the gates. We had arrived and had set up our displays while they were inside the hospital visiting wounded members of their unit. Seeing the DC Chapter's huge banners and dozens of U.S. flags, they wheeled their vehicle back around and stopped at the northwest corner to talk with the young people who were gathered there to hold signs, wave...
  • Titans get surprise wakeup by 101st Airborne Division

    08/08/2006 7:32:04 AM PDT · by Warren_Piece · 54 replies · 3,059+ views
    Titans Online ^ | 8/7/2006 | By Gary Glenn
    Titans get surprise wakeup by 101st Airborne Division By Gary Glenn Titans Online Linebacker Keith Bulluck (53) and Titans players were surprised with an early morning workout Monday at nearby Ft. Campbell. CLARKSVILLE, TN, Aug. 7, 2006 -- As Titans players went to bed Sunday evening, they had no idea what was about to transpire only a few hours later. With only a single practice scheduled for Monday afternoon, they figured Monday morning would be a piece of cake. That turned out to be far from the truth. They were awakened at 4:30 a.m. by fists pounding on their doors from...
  • Forged in the fight Eads foundry's unit will shine at home of 101st (Screaming Eagles)

    06/12/2005 4:04:10 AM PDT · by GailA · 2 replies · 457+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 6/12/05 | Jon W. Sparks
    Forged in the fight Eads foundry's unit will shine at home of 101st By Jon W. Sparks Contact June 12, 2005 Standing in the same room with the unfinished warriors is unnerving. Four life-size figures loom in the sculpture studio of Andrea Holmes Lugar in Eads. They represent soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division who have faced the foe in World War II, Vietnam and both Gulf wars. Their destiny is to become part of a monument at Fort Campbell, Ky., headquarters of the 101st. Until then, they will undergo an amazing process of being shaped and then cast in...
  • Sergeant Found Competent To Stand Trial (absolutely OUTSTANDING)

    04/03/2005 5:49:25 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 79 replies · 2,792+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 2, 2005 | Associated Press
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - An Army sergeant charged with killing two officers in a grenade attack in Kuwait two years ago is competent to stand trial, a military judge ruled Friday. Sgt. Hasan Akbar, 33, is scheduled to undergo a court-martial this month in a March 2003 attack on fellow members of the 101st Airborne Division days after the start of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Akbar is accused of stealing grenades from a Humvee and using them and a gun in the attack. The pretrial hearing was originally scheduled for Wednesday. But two hours before it was to begin,...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Hell's Highway (Sept. 1944) - Oct 14th, 2004

    10/13/2004 11:49:28 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 166 replies · 3,321+ views
    World War II's Special Collector's Edition - Band of Brothers. | 2004 | Michael Haskew
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • OIF vet at West Point: leadership more than ‘duty, honor, country’

    09/01/2004 5:31:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 470+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | August 31, 2004 | Joe Burlas
    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Army News Service, Aug. 31, 2004) -- Great Army leaders not only live up to the values of duty, honor and country -- they also demonstrate courage, commitment, compassion and caring, according to a recent 101st Airborne Division brigade commander. That was the message Col. Mike Linnington, commander of 3rd Brigade, 101st, from June 2002 through this past June, gave cadets from the U.S. Military Academy class of 2005 shortly after the West Point seniors donned their class rings for the first time. “As I flash back to 1980, I can’t help but wonder if my classmates...
  • Monument to Honor 101st Airborne Division Soldiers

    03/24/2004 8:14:44 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 5 replies · 357+ views
    DoD-AFPS ^ | March 24, 2004 | Donna Miles
      Monument to Honor 101st Airborne Division Soldiers By Donna MilesAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, March 24, 2004 — A new monument under construction at Fort Campbell, Ky., will honor soldiers who have served in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) throughout its history, including those who have served in Afghanistan and Iraq in support of the war on terror. Retired Master Sgt. Billy Colwell, left, oversees construction of the new 101st Airborne Division monument at Fort Campbell, Ky. Photo by Donna Miles(Click photo for screen-resolution image); high-resolution image available. The monument, directly in front of the division headquarters...
  • Screaming Eagles Enjoy Pleasures of Redeployment

    03/23/2004 9:41:23 AM PST · by Calpernia · 10 replies · 241+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | March 23, 2004 | By Donna Miles
    For 18,000 soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) recently returned from a year in Iraq -- and for some, more months in Afghanistan -- there's no place like home. The "Screaming Eagles" said they returned to Fort Campbell, Ky., after deployments in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom with a newfound appreciation for the simple pleasures in life. And no single pleasure ranked higher than the opportunity to reconnect with their families. For some, like Staff Sgt. David Giddens with the 101st Corps Support Group's Headquarters and Headquarters Company, being home after an 11-month deployment means...
  • Bush Lauds Army's 'Screaming Eagles' in Visit to Kentucky Base

    03/18/2004 1:01:07 PM PST · by Calpernia · 6 replies · 146+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | March 18, 2004 | By Kathleen T. Rhem
    Calling the present "a crucial hour in the history of freedom," President Bush today lauded the U.S. Army's "Screaming Eagles" for their service in Iraq. The nation's commander in chief got a warm welcome as he visited troops from the 101st Airborne Division, the 5th Special Forces Group, and other units at Fort Campbell, Ky. Many of the soldiers present today have only recently returned from duty in Iraq, where they spent the past year. Fort Campbell deployed more than 5,000 vehicles, 254 aircraft, and 18,000 soldiers to Operation Iraqi Freedom, Bush noted. Troops from the 101st liberated the Iraqi...
  • Screaming Eagles Retrieve Aircraft at Jacksonville Port

    02/18/2004 8:25:08 AM PST · by Calpernia · 10 replies · 211+ views
    Special to American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb. 18, 2004 | By Pfc. Dallas Walker, USA
    Things have come full circle for the soldiers of 8th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment. Just over a year ago at Jacksonville, they loaded the helicopters of the "Screaming Eagle" 101st Airborne Division on cargo vessels bound for Kuwait. This week, these same aircraft arrived back at Jacksonville, and many of the same soldiers, now combat-hardened, were waiting for them. The USNS Benavidez arrived the afternoon of Feb. 15 after a three-week voyage from the Middle East, carrying 19 CH-47D Chinook helicopters, 38 Black Hawk helicopters, 502 pieces of rolling stock and 182 containers of equipment. The Benavidez is the first...
  • Last 101st convoy leaves Iraq, I Corps plants flag

    02/10/2004 2:59:29 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 12 replies · 368+ views
    Army News Service ^ | Feb. 10, 2004 | Pfc. Thomas Day and Sgt. Jeremy Heckler
      Last 101st convoy leaves Iraq, I Corps plants flagBy Pfc. Thomas Day and Sgt. Jeremy Heckler Brig. Gen. Carter F. Ham, commanderl, Task Force Olympia, and Sgt. Maj. Patrick Pacheco, unfurl the colors of 1st Corps during a ceremony held at the palace headquarters in Mosul Feb. 5.SPC Jesse Artis NAVISTAR, Kuwait (Feb. 10, 2004) – The last 101st Airborne Division convoy rolled across the Iraqi border just before 5 a.m. Kuwaiti time this morning, leaving behind a mission that spanned almost a year. Spc. Misael Santiago of Lawton, Okla., pulling rear convoy security with a .50-caliber machine...
  • Transfer of Authority for AO North from 101st Airborne Division to Multi-National Brigade North.

    02/04/2004 6:12:56 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 8 replies · 222+ views
    CJTF 7 ^ | Feb. 4, 2004
      Transfer of Authority for AO North from 101st Airborne Division to Multi-National Brigade North. MOSUL, IRAQ – The 101st Airborne Division will transfer authority for AO North to the Multi-National Brigade North in Mosul Thursday, Feb. 5, at 10 a.m. Maj. Gen. David H. Petraeus, 101st commander, will encase the unit colors and they will not be unfurled again until the last of the division’s Screaming Eagle soldiers have returned to Fort Campbell, Ky. Media are encouraged to attend and should arrive no later than 9:30 a.m. A press conference will follow the event at 11 a.m. directly...
  • First 101st Airborned Troops Leave Kuwait For Fort Campbell

    01/24/2004 6:49:35 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 4 replies · 389+ views
    CJTF7 ^ | Jan. 24, 2004
      First 101st Airborned Troops Leave Kuwait For Fort Campbell CAMP WOLVERINE, Kuwait - The floodgates have opened as the first flights of 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) soldiers left Wednesday and Thursday from the Kuwait City Airport for Fort Campbell, Ky. Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division began arriving at Fort Campbell directly from Mosul earlier this month. Those soldiers were not necessary for the three-day convoys to move their unit's equipment back to Kuwait for shipping home. The lead elements of the 159th Aviation Regiment, a 101st Airborne unit, are the first to finish processing through Kuwait....
  • Reunion brings joy to sergeant's family: 101st Airborne soldier's first day home

    01/19/2004 8:23:06 AM PST · by xzins · 21 replies · 375+ views
    <p>FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. ; Standing in formation with his fellow soldiers who had just arrived from Iraq, Staff Sgt. Ronnie Silverhorn kept his jaw straight and his rifle steady ; but his eyes gave him away.</p> <p>Silverhorn, an Army Ranger, couldn't help the tear that formed, and the broad smile that crept over his face, as he saw his wife, children and parents in the hangar, just before his Alpha Company of the 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment was dismissed.</p>
  • AMID REDEPLOYMENT 101ST CONTINUES RECONSTRUCTION MISSION

    01/14/2004 1:47:33 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 5 replies · 242+ views
    CENTCOM ^ | Jan. 14, 2004
    NEWS RELEASEHEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND7115 South Boundary BoulevardMacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894 January 14, 2004Release Number: 04-01-40 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AMID REDEPLOYMENT 101ST CONTINUES RECONSTRUCTION MISSION MOSUL, IRAQ (Jan. 14, 2004) – The operational tempo of the 101st Airborne Division remains high today as its soldiers prepared for redeployment and completed major reconstruction projects in Northern Iraq. Soldiers of the 926th Engineer Battalion put a generator into operation at the Mosul beet sugar factory. This project will ensure the factory has power at all times, boosting employment in the city and also...
  • 101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION SOLDIERS CAPTURE ANTI-COALITION SUSPECTS

    01/11/2004 2:32:08 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 8 replies · 173+ views
    CENTCOM ^ | Jan. 11, 2004
    NEWS RELEASEHEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND7115 South Boundary BoulevardMacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894 January 11, 2004Release Number: 04-01-25 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION SOLDIERS CAPTURE ANTI-COALITION SUSPECTS MOSUL, Iraq – Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps (ICDC) captured several anti-coalition suspects Jan. 10 and 11 in northern Iraq. The 1st Brigade Combat Team (BCT) detained three individuals in a white Toyota, Jan. 10, near the southeastern corner of a U.S. compound west of Qayyarah. The vehicle matched the description of one used by men...
  • 101ST CAPTURES SIX ANTI-COALITION SUSPECTS

    01/09/2004 9:44:14 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 12 replies · 160+ views
    CENTCOM ^ | Jan. 9, 2004
    NEWS RELEASEHEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND7115 South Boundary BoulevardMacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894   January 9, 2004Release Number: 04-01-19 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 101ST CAPTURES SIX ANTI-COALITION SUSPECTS MOSUL, Iraq – During pre-dawn raids in northern Iraq Jan. 8 soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) captured six people suspected of anti-Coalition activities. An element of the division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team (BCT) detained five individuals in Ash Shura for attacks on Coalition Forces. The individuals were also connected to making improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The element confiscated an AK-47 rifle and electrical...
  • Fort Campbell Troops Return Home After Deployment to Iraq

    01/08/2004 3:05:28 PM PST · by Calpernia · 16 replies · 432+ views
    Special to American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan. 8, 2004 | By Spc. Anna-Marie Hizer, USA
    Bitter cold and pre-dawn exhaustion did not deter a crowd of enthusiastic families, friends and fellow soldiers waiting with signs, flags and smiles here Jan. 7. More than 100 people braved the sub-freezing air for the first of two flights of Screaming Eagles returning to Fort Campbell in the early morning hours. "It's good knowing that everybody is getting ready to come back," said Sgt. 1st Class Jimmy Hayes, Headquarters Service Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, who himself returned one week before the flight. "Seeing my family (was the best)." Another crowd of family and friends eagerly awaited...
  • 101ST BATTLES SUSPECTED TERRORISTS IN NORTHERN IRAQ

    12/29/2003 6:25:23 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 7 replies · 165+ views
    CENTCOM ^ | Dec. 29, 2003
    NEWS RELEASEHEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND7115 South Boundary BoulevardMacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894 December 29, 2003Release Number: 03-12-72 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 101ST BATTLES SUSPECTED TERRORISTS IN NORTHERN IRAQ MOSUL, Iraq – Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) fought suspected members of the Ansar Al Islam terrorist group Dec. 28 in the city of Mosul during a cordon and knock operation.When the soldiers attempted to enter the home the suspects engaged them with small arms fire and one grenade. The unit returned fire, then entered and cleared the...
  • Operation Iraqi School Supplies [good read]

    12/26/2003 2:19:12 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 12 replies · 612+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | Dec. 26, 2003 | Carrie Devorah
    National Security & Defense   Operation Iraqi School Supplies by Carrie DevorahPosted Dec 26, 2003Psalm 91, the protection prayer for soldiers: "I shall not be afraid of the terror by night nor of the arrow that flies by day."Sgt First Class, Danny DeNormandie, age 39, was part of the 101st’s second assault into Iraq this past spring. The 101st had its first "rendezvous with destiny" in January 1991, during history’s deepest combat air assault into enemy territory. The 101st sustained no soldiers killed in action during that 100-hour war. Thousands of enemy prisoners were captured. Things are different, this...
  • Soldiers mourn fallen soldier, “little brother”

    12/26/2003 9:51:28 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 9 replies · 382+ views
    CJTF7 ^ | Dec. 25, 2003
    CJTF-7 Public AffairsBAGHDAD, IraqRelease #031225a                              Soldiers mourn fallen soldier, “little brother” MOSUL, Iraq – A memorial ceremony was held at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation building on the Division Rear compound in Mosul Tuesday to pay tribute to Spc. Nathan W. Nakis, a general equipment operator with Company B, 52nd Engineer Battalion, attached to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). Nakis, 19, of Sedro Woolley, Wash., was killed last Tuesday in a vehicle accident near Mosul. He is survived by his mother, Elinor; father, Arthur; and brother, Nicholas. Fellow soldiers gathered in a faintly-lit room, where memories of their...
  • Two U.S. Soldiers Killed in Iraqi City of Mosul [Throats Cut]

    11/23/2003 3:29:02 AM PST · by archy · 195 replies · 619+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun November 23, 2003 05:18 AM ET | Reuters Staff
    Two U.S. Soldiers Killed in Iraqi City of Mosul Sun November 23, 2003 05:18 AM ET MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Attackers slit the throats of two U.S. soldiers while their vehicle was stopped in traffic on Sunday in the center of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, witnesses said. A spokesman for the U.S. 101st Airborne Division, based in Mosul, confirmed two soldiers had been killed in central Mosul but had no further details. U.S. soldiers surrounded the vehicle, a white four-wheel-drive car, and interrogated Iraqis in the area, the witnesses said. The attack brought to 184 the number of...
  • 101st AIRBORNE IN 'HOT PURSUIT' OF SENIOR IRAQI NORTH OF MOSUL..POSSIBLY SADDAM/TOP INSIDER (debka)

    08/28/2003 6:55:10 AM PDT · by prarie earth · 96 replies · 333+ views
    DEBKAfile Anti Terrorism Newsletter ^ | August 28, 2003 2:23 PM GMT | Diane Shalem and Gioria Shamis
    United States forces are closing in Thursday on a senior Iraqi-possibly even Saddm Hussein or a top insider.The hot pursuit by 101st Airborne is in progress North of Mosul.United States 4th Infantry continue to hunt Iraqi guerrillas in regions North and East of Baghdad up to the Iranian border.
  • Mass Reenlistment Marks July 4th Celebration in Baghdad [Morale at bottom? Bunk.]

    07/08/2003 6:59:40 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 23 replies · 2,037+ views
    DoD ^ | July 5, 2003 | U.S. Army Pfc. James Matise / 101st Airborne Division
    Mass Reenlistment Marks July 4th Celebration in Baghdad By U.S. Army Pfc. James Matise / 101st Airborne Division MOSUL, Iraq, July 5, 2003 -- The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) celebrated America's 227th birthday in grand style the Fourth at the division headquarters, located at the palace overlooking the banks of the Tigris River. The Independence Day festivities culminated in a mass reenlistment ceremony, where 158 Screaming Eagles stepped forward, raised right hands in front of their fellow soldiers and swore to continue defending the Constitution of the United Sates."We say this is a great day or a great...
  • 101st Airborne Breaks Iraqi Defense Position at Hindiyah (debka)

    03/31/2003 5:11:37 AM PST · by ewing · 26 replies · 177+ views
    DEBKA file Security Newsletter ^ | March 31, 2003 | Gioria Shamis Economist Magazine Reporter
    Major war position shift could be decisive (Screaming Eagles breaking capital defense line) , Baghdad opening up Tigris/Euphrates floodgates on coalition troops
  • 'Screaming Eagles' unleashed on Iraqi troops

    03/29/2003 4:59:42 PM PST · by MadIvan · 70 replies · 293+ views
    Scotland on Sunday ^ | March 30, 2003 | IAN JOHNSTON
    AMERICAN forces won a decisive victory during their first clash with Saddam’s Republican Guard yesterday, killing scores of the elite troops and wiping out a column of Iraqi armour. The 101st Airborne Division - nicknamed the "Screaming Eagles" - launched a devastating strike against Republican Guard tank units near the Iraqi holy city of Najaf. At least 50 Iraqi soldiers from Saddam’s ultra-loyal Medina Division were killed during the attack by Apache helicopter gunships, which destroyed 25 tanks, armoured personnel carriers and trucks. No US casualties were reported from enemy fire, although one pilot was injured in a "hard landing"...
  • Screaming Eagles pay last respects to fallen brother

    03/24/2003 11:06:31 AM PST · by WellsFargo94 · 8 replies · 1,020+ views
    Army News Service ^ | March 24, 2003 | Pfc. James Matise
    CAMP PENNSYLVANIA, Kuwait (Army News Service, March 24, 2003) - The dim dust of the desert settled lightly upon a pair of combat boots this morning. An inverted black rifle stood prone, topped by a camouflage helmet embossed with the black club of the Bastogne Brigade. A silver set of identification tags hung motionless from the rifle, capturing a glimmer of the morning sun. Upon those tags were etched a name that lay heavy upon the morning haze: Capt. Christopher Seifert, 28 years old, a captain, assistant S2, 1st Brigade headquarters, 101st Airborne Division. The 101st had lost one of...
  • 82nd Airborne takes over Afghan task force

    08/14/2002 3:50:59 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 673+ views
    Jane's | Augustus 14 2002 | Patrick Allen
    On 20 July the US 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division, which had been operating the brigade-sized Task Force Rakkasan out of Bagram and Kandahar in Afghanistan under the aegis of Operation ‘Enduring Freedom’, handed over command to the 82nd Airborne Division’s Task Force Panther, which will take over security and combat operations in the region. US and coalition forces continue to operate throughout Afghanistan to ensure Al-Qaeda and Taliban forces do not present a danger to US, coalition and friendly Afghan troops. The 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division arrived in Afghanistan in January 2002 and worked alongside units such as...