Spc. Nicholas Colgin (right), from Chesterfield, Va., treats a wounded French soldier during an ambush in Kapisa Province Nov. 10, 2007. Colgin was credited by Coalition hosptal officials for saving the soldiers life. (U.S. Army photo)
82nd Airborne Paratrooper keeps his head, saves another in ambush
Written by Army Sgt. Timothy Dinneen CJTF-82 Public Affairs
Thursday, 06 [...]
Sgt. 1st Class Steven Llacuna, front; who hails from Orlando; Fla.; and Sgt. Jordan Bond; conduct a foot patrol through a section of Baghdad’s Ur neighborhood Feb. 24. Llacuna serves as a platoon sergeant with Company D; 2nd Battalion; 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment; 2nd Brigade Combat Team; 82nd Airborne Division; Multi-National Division – Baghdad. Bond [...]
SGT Warner and CPT Kim setup TACSAT communications in the Disi valley.
US Army Paratroopers and Polish Soldiers Work Together for the Security of Afghanistan
Written by CJTF-82 Operations
Monday, 11 February 2008
Charlie Company 2-508 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, currently attached to the Polish Battle Group been successfully conducting joint patrols in Southeastern Paktika Province. [...]
Violence Eases in Southern Iraq, Brigade Commander Says
By Jim Garamone
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2008 – Violence has dropped in southern Iraq, but Iranian-influenced ”special groups” remain a concern, the commander of the U.S. brigade that provides theater security said today.
Army Col. Charles Flynn spoke to Pentagon reporters via teleconference from his headquarters at [...]
BAGHDAD, Jan. 3, 2008 – Like any soldier, Army Pfc. Alexander Cesario always makes sure he has all his essential equipment before he goes “outside the wire.” For Cesario, that means his weapon, radio and night-vision goggles, as well as one special personal item: an American flag his father brought home from Vietnam.
Cesario, a [...]
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kevin Rathbun talks with a local villager in Padhvab Shaneh, Afghanistan, on Oct 31, 2007. Rathbun is attached to the Military Police Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division. DoD photo by Sgt. Tony Spain, U.S. Army. (Released)
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