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Saturday, December 15, 2007

101st Airborne Screamin' Eagles Update

~Snooper~

News from the Front Lines:

Red Platoon Forging Lasting Bond With Children at the Iskan Children's Hospital
1st Lt. Adam Buchanan
Company D, 1st Bn., 64th Armor Regiment

Iraqi Children Get New Wheels
IRAQ - Rakkasan medics from 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), assembled the chairs that were donated by an organization called Wheelchairs for Iraqi Kids.

1-64 Troops Make Initial Payment to Concerned Local Citizens in Jamia
BAGHDAD, Iraq - It was a very joyful day for the concerned local citizens of Jamia, as troops with Company B, 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), delivered their first month's salary, Dec. 4.

Iraqi Security Forces and Coalition Forces Detain 27 Suspected Al-Qaida in North Babil
NORTH BABIL, Iraq - A joint raid Dec. 7 resulted in the detention of 27 suspected al-Qaida terrorists in a building in north Babil that was suspected to be an al-Qaida safehouse where members planned attacks against local citizens, Iraqi Security Forces and Coalition Forces.

Local Tribal Leaders Start Reconciliation
BAGHDAD - After four years of brutal fighting between insurgents, the Iraqi army and coalition forces, most of west Mansour's local population, is tired of the ravages of war that has prevented any sort of normalcy in this area since Saddam’s regime reigned.

When Task Force 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, from Fort Stewart, Ga., attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), arrived in Mansour in mid-June, the battalion was conducting full spectrum combat operations with a daily average of up to fifteen significant enemy events per day.

Black Knights Honor Fallen Comrades
BAGHDAD - On Dec. 7, 2006, Staff Sgt. Kristopher Ciraso, with 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, lost his life when he was struck by an improvised explosive device while trying to repair a barrier in the western Ameriyah neighborhood of the Iraqi capital. He was the first "Black Knights" Soldier to lose his life during the battalion’s 15-month deployment.

Five months later, on May 14, 2007, six Soldiers and an interpreter who were riding in an M3 Bradley Cavalry Fighting Vehicle were struck by a deep-buried IED in Ameriyah. All seven - Staff Sgt. Christopher Moore, Sgt. Jean Paul Medlin, Sgt. David Behrle, Pfc. Travis Haslip, Pfc. Alexander Verela, Pfc. Joseph Gilmore, and the interpreter - died in the blast.

In order to remember the fallen Soldiers of the cavalry unit, currently attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), the Black Knights held a ceremony in Ameriyah, Dec. 7, one year to the day they lost their first Soldier, and at the very site where those seven men lost their lives in May.

The Black Knights honored 18 fallen warriors during the ceremony. Chap. (Capt.) Steven Rindahl, the Black Knights' chaplain, asked those in attendance to join him in prayer to remember their warriors "lost in the fight."

3 Rakkasans Earn Fifth Combat Patch With 101st
IRAQ - The "Rakkasans" of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) boasts the highest percentage of multiple deployers in the Army.

Lieutenant Col. R.J. Lillibridge, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry, 1st Sgt. Chad Gore, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Bn. 187th Inf. and 1st Sgt. Randal Underhill, Company C, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry, are now eligible for their fifth "Screaming Eagle" combat patch.

Of the five combat tours, these Soldiers each served four tours with the Rakkasans. "There's just something neat about being a Rakkasan," said Lillibridge, of Smithfield, R.I. "There’s a whole lot of goodness in it."

Soldiers Mentor Afghan Border Police

MEDEVAC Teams Maintain Mission Readiness

Inspirational Speaker Gives Humor, Hope to Troopers

Common Meeting Place Fosters Partnership

Devil Rock Helps Iraqi Army Soldiers

Rakkasans Continue Progress With Marne Courageous
CAMP STRIKER, Iraq - The Rakkasans are making significant progress in the follow-on phases of Operation Marne Courageous which kicked off in mid-November.

Now well into the mission, multiple weapons and explosives caches have been recovered, insurgent activity has been thwarted and the operation is progressing smoothly. The construction of Patrol Base Kemple is ahead of schedule and all force-protection measures have been emplaced.

"The Rakkasans' mission to establish a footprint just west of the Euphrates proved to be a success and the quintessential model of counter-insurgency operations as defined in Field Manual 3-24," said Col. Dominic J. Caraccilo, commander of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

"The stars definitely lined up for us on this mission," said Maj. David Jones, operations officer for the 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd BCT, 101st Abn. Div. (AASLT). "We conducted the largest air assault since Operation Swarmer without incident and delivered a decisive blow to al-Qaida.

"If there is any enemy that still remains in Owesat, they no longer have free reign and are incapable of coordinating significant attacks," Jones said.

Rakkasans Help Put Iraqi Face on Locals' Medical Care
CAMP STRIKER, Iraq - More than 800 Iraqis received medical care during a coordinated medical engagement, Nov. 30, in Iraqi Family Village, northeast of Camp Victory, where healthcare is virtually non-existent.




1-64 Pictures: Image 1 Image 2 Image 3 Image 4 Image 5

Alpha Company in Adil Pictures: Image 1 Image 2 Image 3 Image 4 Image 5

Video; "Operation Nanos": 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne

Black Knights Pictures: Image 1 Image 2 Image 3 Image 4 Image5

Rakkasans Fifth Path Pictures: Image 1

Memorial Constructed for Fallen Soldier (719th MCT) Pictures: Image 1 Image 2 Image 3

Patrol Through Al Betra 101st Airborne Division, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment Pictures: Image 1 Image 2 Image 3 Image 4 Image 5

Adhamiyah Market Council Video: Video 1 Video 2

Soldiers Mentor Afghan Border Police Pictures: Image 1 Image 2 Image 3 Image 4 Image 5 Image 6 Image 7

Bushmaster Joint Combat Outpost Pictures: Image 1 Image 2 Image 3

Sgt. Menshouse Video: Video 1

Rakkasans Help Put Iraqi Face on Locals' Medical Care Pictures: Image 1 Image 2 Image 3 Image 4 Image 5

Rakkasans at The Marne Pictures: Image 1 Image 2 Image 3 Image 4 Image 5 Image 6

Troops in Ameriyah Pictures: Image 1

101st Re-up Pictures: Image 1

Coordinated Medical Engagement, Iraqi Family Village Pictures: Image 1 Image 2