50 graduate Fatima Girls High School

Tabasum Sharqi (left) opens a book she received for graduating at the top of her Fatima Girls High School class at a ceremony held at the Kunar Department of Women’s (click for more)

Polish and US Forces bond through weapons

Soldiers from the Polish Army and the Texas National Guard Agribusiness Development Team-IV check their shot grouping during qualification on the Polish AK-74 5.56 mm Mini-Beryl short assault rifle Feb. (click for more)

TF Duke Soldiers volley for peace

U.S. Army Soldiers from Company B, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke, play an impromptu game of volleyball against a team (click for more)

Nurgaram District leaders electrify Nangaresh schools

Dr. Mehirulla Muslim, the Nurgaram District subgovernor, addresses an audience of teachers, government officials and citizens during a ceremony to celebrate a completed solar panel electricity project Feb. 21 in (click for more)

10th CAB Soldiers bring communications to Bagram’s east side

U.S. Army Spc. Raheem Stewart, an automations specialist with TF Phoenix, steps along the rafters of the building his team helped wire for communications. Stewart, from Dallas, was one of (click for more)

ANA, Red Bulls search Parwai during Operation Brass Monkey

An Afghan National Army soldier from Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 201st Infantry Regiment, searches a pile of rocks in the courtyard of a high-value target home outside the village of (click for more)

Female engagement teams trained to aid communication with Afghan women

U.S. Army Capt. Nicole Zupka of Fair Lawn, N.J., a battlewatch captain with Combined Joint Task Force-Paladin, helps an Afghan child with her writing skills during female engagement team training (click for more)

ANA, TF Storm break trail, make difference in Kharwar

LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Afghan National Army soldiers move through Kharwar District to prevent the Taliban’s freedom of movement Feb. 12. U.S. and Afghan soldiers braved more than 3 feet (click for more)

Ky. ADT II begins Panjshir sheep parasite project

Kentucky Agribusiness Development Team II members, U.S. Army Spc. Justin Allen (left), a London, Ky., native, and U.S. Army Sgt. Nicholas Combs, a Corbin, Ky., native, get to know a (click for more)

Engineer Soldiers deliver aid to Afghans

An Afghan carrying a child approaches U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Peter Moeller of Atkins, Iowa, a medic with Task Force Red Bulls, for humanitarian aid at Qale-Mussa Pain Middle School (click for more)

http://cjtf101.com/components/com_gk2_photoslide/images/thumbm/4689251.jpg http://cjtf101.com/components/com_gk2_photoslide/images/thumbm/6806902.jpg http://cjtf101.com/components/com_gk2_photoslide/images/thumbm/4660053.jpg http://cjtf101.com/components/com_gk2_photoslide/images/thumbm/6838114.jpg http://cjtf101.com/components/com_gk2_photoslide/images/thumbm/2413645.jpg http://cjtf101.com/components/com_gk2_photoslide/images/thumbm/2877986.jpg http://cjtf101.com/components/com_gk2_photoslide/images/thumbm/2731507.jpg http://cjtf101.com/components/com_gk2_photoslide/images/thumbm/5259568.jpg http://cjtf101.com/components/com_gk2_photoslide/images/thumbm/8323039.jpg http://cjtf101.com/components/com_gk2_photoslide/images/thumbm/25198410.jpg
http://cjtf101.com/en/regional-command-east-news-mainmenu-401/4200-50-graduate-fatima-girls-high-school.htmlhttp://cjtf101.com/en/regional-command-east-news-mainmenu-401/4192-polish-and-us-forces-bond-through-weapons.htmlhttp://cjtf101.com/en/regional-command-east-news-mainmenu-401/4187-tf-duke-soldiers-volley-for-peace.htmlhttp://cjtf101.com/en/regional-command-east-news-mainmenu-401/4183-nurgaram-district-leaders-electrify-nangaresh-schools-.htmlhttp://cjtf101.com/en/regional-command-east-news-mainmenu-401/4181-10th-cab-soldiers-bring-communications-to-bagrams-east-side.htmlhttp://cjtf101.com/en/regional-command-east-news-mainmenu-401/4179-ana-red-bulls-search-parwai-during-operation-brass-monkey.htmlhttp://cjtf101.com/en/regional-command-east-news-mainmenu-401/4167-female-engagement-teams-trained-to-aid-communication-with-afghan-women.htmlhttp://cjtf101.com/en/regional-command-east-news-mainmenu-401/4154-ana-tf-storm-break-trail-make-difference-in-kharwar.htmlhttp://cjtf101.com/en/regional-command-east-news-mainmenu-401/4151-ky-adt-ii-begins-panjshir-sheep-parasite-project.htmlhttp://cjtf101.com/en/regional-command-east-news-mainmenu-401/4148-engineer-soldiers-deliver-aid-to-afghans.html

 

PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Currahee, render honors to the Nation’s flag during a Memorial Day ceremony May 29 at Forward Operating Base Sharana in Paktika Province, Afghanistan. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Luther L. Boothe Jr., Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan- Service members with 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Currahee, celebrated Memorial Day, May 29 while deployed to Forward Operating Base Sharana, Paktika Province, Afghanistan.


Though far from home, Currahees offered a special remembrance during a Memorial Day ceremony to Soldiers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

“Today, as in the past, there are problems that must be solved and challenges that must be met,” said U.S. Army Col. Sean M. Jenkins, commander of 4th BCT, 101st Airborne Div., Task Force Currahee.

“That is why we are here today -- many of you are on your second or third deployments. We can tackle those challenges with full strength and creativity only because we are free to work them out in our own way. We owe this freedom of choice and action to those men and women in uniform who have served this nation in its interests in time of need. In particular, we are forever indebted to those who have given their lives that we may be free.”

After solemn reverence was paid in remembrance of fallen Soldiers, Currahees spent time building morale during a barbecue.

A feast of hamburgers and hotdogs brought familiarity to the Soldiers.

“The food was delicious,” said U.S. Army Sgt. Colten Nixon, an infantryman with HHC, 4th BCT, 101st Airborne Div., TF Currahee. “It was a nice treat to have something that feels a little like home.”

“It was nice to be able to sit with my friends and eat the delicious food,” said U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kathryn Barsallo, a retention noncommissioned officer with HHC, 4th BCT, 101st Airborne Div., TF Currahee. “This is what I probably would be doing for Memorial Day if I were back in the states with my kids.”

Currahees also played lacrosse.

“It was a really fun, great game,” said U.S. Army Sgt. Ashley Leightner, an intelligence analyst with HHC, 4th BCT, 101 Airborne Div., TF Currahee. “There was a great sense of camaraderie. The teams were comprised of a mixture of both officers and enlisted Soldiers; we all played hard and had a blast.” PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team,101st Airborne Division, Task Force Currahee, play lacrosse as part of celebrating Memorial Day while deployed to Forward Operating Base Sharana in Paktika Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kimberly K. Menzies, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Currahee, enjoy a barbecue while celebrating Memorial Day May 29 at Forward Operating Base Sharana in Paktika Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Luther L. Boothe Jr., Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 June 2011 04:26
 

    

Related Links

Bagram Airfield

The Flood

English

Dari

Thunder

Thunder

Fallen Heroes

Language Selection

Press Releases

US Ambassador, PRT inaugurate new courthouse in Kunar

 

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan for Rule of Law and Law Enforcement, Hans Klemm, and two justices from the Afghan Supreme Court, Kabul, observed the opening of the new Asadabad Courthouse its first public criminal trial Asadabad, Afghanistan, May 9.

Read more...
 
ADT launches several Ghazni projects

 

GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Task Force White Eagle Texas Agribusiness Development Team IV attended a ground breaking ceremony hosted by Ghazni Deputy sub-Gov. Mohammad Ali Ahmadi at the Ghazni Governor’s compound April 27.

Read more...
 
TF Dolch launches UAV in Logar Province

 

Read more...
 
Coalition forces engage insurgents in Kapisa

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Coalition forces killed seven insurgents in defensive operations in the Alah Say District, Kapisa Province, eastern Afghanistan, March 29.

Coalition forces and aircraft responded to an insurgent attack. Four insurgents were killed by air strike and three were killed by direct fire from coalition forces.

All rounds were reported safe and on target. There were no reports of injuries or damages to civilians in the area.