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  • #46
    Humpin' Hills in Nuristan

    More from our guys in A-stan. This time the lovely province of Nuristan-
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    • #47
      The cammy combat clothes work well in pic 2 steve.

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      • #48
        tankie Reply

        Eric,

        You don't think that they're looking for their tanks in the last pic, do you?
        "This aggression will not stand, man!" Jeff Lebowski
        "The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you're uncool." Lester Bangs

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        • #49
          Photos & Stories

          I spend a little time every week at the CJTF-82 website. While typical military stories, they serve as an excellent source for information on the different civil projects by location and type.

          With a map, it's possible to begin understanding the areas in which the 173rd is operating. It's critical to remember the absolute legacy of ungoverned lawlessness that's abounded here.

          Here are links to some of the stories-

          ANSF Assist Tangay Pass Villagers

          This mission was conducted on March 7th.

          Not far away in the same province (Oruzgan) on March 10th-

          Afghan Citizen Turns In IED Cache In ORUZGAN

          Any correlation? Who knows? The second link doesn't disclose a specific location within Oruzgan.

          Remote medical training via teleconferencing-

          Partnership With TASK FORCE MED For Remote Medical Training

          Think barefoot doctors in areas largely inaccessible.

          Always great photos. Here's one-
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          "This aggression will not stand, man!" Jeff Lebowski
          "The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you're uncool." Lester Bangs

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          • #50
            Originally posted by S-2 View Post
            Eric,

            You don't think that they're looking for their tanks in the last pic, do you?

            :))

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            • #51
              ATimes Article

              Another article on Korengal...

              Asia Times Online :: South Asia news, business and economy from India and Pakistan

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              • #52
                Originally posted by S-2 View Post
                Eric,

                You don't think that they're looking for their tanks in the last pic, do you?
                No ...they would be looking forward not backwards if they were
                sigpicFEAR NAUGHT

                Should raw analytical data ever be passed to policy makers?

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                • #53
                  T_igger_cs_30 Reply

                  Sgt. Major,

                  As an artilleryman I'm completely cool that Iron Mike, the infantryman, says, "follow me"!

                  Lead the way, I say...;)
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                  • #54
                    IRON MIKE - The Airborne Trooper

                    Originally posted by S-2 View Post
                    Sgt. Major,

                    As an artilleryman I'm completely cool that Iron Mike, the infantryman, says, "follow me"!

                    Lead the way, I say...;)
                    In honor of the Airborne Trooper whose courage, dedication, and traditions make him the world’s finest fighting man.”
                    sigpicFEAR NAUGHT

                    Should raw analytical data ever be passed to policy makers?

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by tankie View Post
                      The cammy combat clothes work well in pic 2 steve.
                      Got to agree Ewic ol chum, blends in fantastic great pic
                      sigpicFEAR NAUGHT

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                      • #56
                        Camoflauge Uniforms

                        Naturally, we can attribute that to the superb design of Yank camoflauge patterns coupled to an irregularly scheduled laundry service for the lads, I'm sure.:))

                        It's the feet that get me. Standing (slipping!) on shale, walking (up or down-rarely flat) on huge verticals. Their rucks look light, thank God but, still, I'd sure love a foot-bath at the end of the day in some real hot water, I think.

                        I don't know what they thought of their conditioning when they first arrived but, you can be assured, they're rock-hard now.
                        "This aggression will not stand, man!" Jeff Lebowski
                        "The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you're uncool." Lester Bangs

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                        • #57
                          More From the Eastern Border

                          1-503 Inf in Paktika- WAPO

                          This from the sister battalion of 2-503 Inf, 173rd Airborne Bde who are stationed further south in Paktika. Same ol', same ol'. Our Pakistani brothers are (variously) not helping us much or, conversely, giving aid and assistance to the Taliban from the independant nation of ISI (Inter-Service Intelligence).

                          Sucks in the suck.
                          Last edited by S2; 04 Apr 08,, 12:45.
                          "This aggression will not stand, man!" Jeff Lebowski
                          "The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you're uncool." Lester Bangs

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by T_igger_cs_30 View Post
                            Got to agree Ewic ol chum, blends in fantastic great pic
                            but not good enuff for snipers eyes ol mate , or to spot who is running away from the next round of drinks , looks a bit like F/F in ozz dunnit .

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                            • #59
                              101st Airborne Relieve 82nd Airborne in Afghanistan

                              CJTF-82 has transitioned from the 82nd Airborne into CJTF-101, manned and staffed by elements of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). The rest of the division is currently deployed to Iraq.

                              101st Airborne Takes Over For 82nd Airborne in Afghanistan

                              IIRC, the plan calls for U.S. troops out of RC-East to deploy south in support of British-Dutch-Canadian troops in Kandahar/Helmand/Oruzgan. This in addition to U.S. Marines that are deploying into the south.

                              Will French paratroopers moving into RC-East replace elements of the 101st? The 101st will only now be transitioning the land from the 82nd. How well will they be able to, in turn, transfer this knowledge base on to French forces replacing them later this year? Convoluted in the extreme. Further implies that the French forces would fall under RC-East and CJTF-101 command?
                              "This aggression will not stand, man!" Jeff Lebowski
                              "The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you're uncool." Lester Bangs

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                              • #60
                                The pictures remind me of some parts of Kashmir.

                                Walking through shale is rather tricky and we used to do it with hobnailed ammunition boots at one time!!


                                "Some have learnt many Tricks of sly Evasion, Instead of Truth they use Equivocation, And eke it out with mental Reservation, Which is to good Men an Abomination."

                                I don't have to attend every argument I'm invited to.

                                HAKUNA MATATA

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