Pvt. Nathan Purdy, a wheeled vehicle mechanic from Company B, 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team “STRIKE”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), tests his ‘swiss seat’ while rappelling at U.S. Army Fort Campbell’s Sabalauski Air Assault School, April 24. The Army’s Air Assault School is a ten-day course that qualifies Soldiers to conduct air-assault helicopter operations, sling-load missions, fast roping and rappelling, aircraft orientation, and ends with a fast-paced, full-combat-load, 12-mile ruck-march. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Keith Rogers


Two of my good buddies will be with the 101st as Officers, one a Infantryman and the other as a Ordnance Officer. Also, to all those Air Assault units, my Dad’s favorite line about y'all is y'all are “to scared to jump and to lazy to walk” but good luck to any of you dopes on a rope.  



U.S. Army Sgt. Justin A. Clymer, a combat engineer with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), uses his ACOG optic to scan the horizon during a route clearance patrol in Khowst province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 14. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller

Utilizing a pair of binoculars, Staff Sgt. Eric J. Blaszkowski, a fire support specialist with Easy Company, 2nd Battlion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), scans the surrounding area, looking for potential enemy movement, during a mission in the District of Saberi, Afghanistan, on August 21. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jusitn A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

1st Lt. Jordan Farrar, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101 ABN DIV, fires a tube-launched, optically-tracked and wire-guided missile at a target while Cpl. Christopher Parker, observes at the heavy weapons range on Forward Operating Base Salerno in Afghanistan, Aug. 14, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson

Capt. Lou Cascino, commander of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pulls security while Staff Sgt. Eric Stephens and 1st Lt. James Kromhout verify their position during a partnered patrol in Madi Khel, Khowst Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013. The Soldiers conducted a partnered operation with the newly formed Khowst Provincial Response Company. The operation was used to validate the training that the Khwost PRC recently received and ensure that illegal weapons were not being stored in historical weapons cahce points. 131020-A-QG286-010

Interesting to see that one Soldier with a Gopro. 

Strike Force - Anthony E. Carlson, Donald P. Wright & Michael Doidge | Military |716830363: The Fast Carrier Task Force was the main striking force of the United States Navy in the Pacific Ocean theatre of World War II from August 1943. The Fast Carrier Task Force was known under two designations: when under the command of Admiral William Halsey it was designated Task Force 38. When commanded by Admiral Raymond Spruance the designation became Task Force 58. Planning for the upcoming operations were completed when each admiral and his staff rotated out of active command.

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Strike Force
Anthony E. Carlson, Donald P. Wright & Michael Doidge
Genre: Military
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Publish Date: September 26, 2013

Kandahar.  2010.  Almost a decade after the September 11th terrorist attacks, Soldiers from the 2d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) attacked Zhari District, the birthplace of the Taliban insurgency.  This case study interprets the events of “Operation Nashville,” the action designed to establish a foothold in Taliban-dominated Zhari for nearly the first time since the start of the war.  Using exclusive interview footage with Colonel Peter Benchoff, combat photographs, and interactive digital elements, the case study describes how one highly disciplined and trained battalion used the principles of mission command to topple the Taliban’s stranglehold.