Task Force Bastogne uncase colors in eastern Afghanistan

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Written by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs Tuesday, 01 June 2010 14:11

NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - The 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division held a transfer of authority ceremony at Forward Operating Base Fenty in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province June 1. The ceremony included the uncasing of the brigade’s colors by Col. Andrew P. Poppas and Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Benson symbolizing the arrival and readiness of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, of Fort Campbell, Ky., and the commencement of their responsibility in Task Force Mountain Warrior’s former area of operations. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)NANGAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan –The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, from Fort Campbell, Ky., held a transfer of authority ceremony at Forward Operating Base Fenty in Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province June 1.

The commander of Task Force Bastogne, U.S. Army Col. Andrew Poppas, relieved Col. Randy A. George, commander of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Task Force Mountain Warrior, from Fort Carson, Colo., of the Nangarhar, Nuristan, Kunar and Laghman Provinces in eastern Afghanistan.

 


“Today begins Task Force Bastogne’s partnership with the Afghan National Security Forces, the government, and the citizens of Nuristan, Nangarhar, Kunar and Laghman,” said Poppas.

Task Force Bastogne uncased their colors, signifying the beginning of their next rendezvous with destiny and the end of Task Force Mountain Warriors mission.

Provincial governors, local national media, Afghan National Army leaders and the Combined Joint Task Force-82 Commander, Maj. Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, attended the ceremony.

“I promise you the same dedication, devotion and professionalism from Task Force Bastogne as we are committed to support you in your progress toward a safe and prosperous Afghanistan,” said Poppas. “Thank you for giving me the opportunity to stand by your side. Colonel George, thank you for giving me the opportunity to command everything in your area. Bastogne, air assault, all the way.” 

 

NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - The 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, held a transfer of authority ceremony at Forward Operating Base Fenty in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province on June 1. The ceremony included the uncasing of the brigade’s colors by Col. Andrew P. Poppas and Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Benson, symbolizing the arrival and readiness of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, of Fort Campbell, Ky., and the commencement of their responsibility in Task Force Mountain Warrior’s former area of operations. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 June 2010 14:26