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Todd was stationed at Forward Operation Base Salerno in Afghanistan from 2008 to 2009, while Robb was at the same base in 2010 to 2011. “During my career, there are several people I've crossed paths with,” Todd said. “You develop close relationships to folks when you've been together for several ...
Joseph Russell Graff was stationed at Fort Bragg in 2012 when he was deployed to Afghanistan and assigned to Forward Operating Base Salerno for a few months. As soldiers were preparing to move to a base in Kabul, Graff accepted $300,000 to $350,000 in cash to let an Afghani into a secure section of ...

On Jan. 20, six gunmen armed with AK-47s and grenades stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan. Over the next 14 hours, the assailants waged a fierce battle with Afghan security forces that left 43 people dead, according to local news. It was just one of multiple attacks across the country ...
Living in Auburn with her wife, Jennifer, and 3-year-old son, Gracen, the 28-year-old Army veteran is still haunted by her days at Forward Operating Base Salerno in Afghanistan. It was nicknamed "Rocket City," "The City of Lights" and "The Bowl" due to the heavy Taliban fire it received. The base was home ...
U.S. Defense Department officials insist on having a person in the loop to control robotic systems on the battlefield for a reason: Human intuition can mean the difference between life or death. Some human perspective also could make artificial intelligence systems better at a variety of battlefield tasks, ...
Khowst Province, Afghanistan – For the last time, U.S. Army soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th BCT, 101st Airborne Division, exited through the gates of Forward Operating Base Salerno, after transitioning the FOB to Afghan National Security Forces. “For 10 years, America's sons and ...

Soldiers run over uneven terrain while participating in the Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, Mud Run, March 24. ... KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan – More than 50 Soldiers from various units from Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, participated in a mud run obstacle course, ...
Khowst Province, Afghanistan – A color guard of Soldiers from Company B, 404th Civil Affairs Battalion raised a flag up the flagpole at Forward Operating Base Salerno in Afghanistan January 24st. It's an act performed everyday by U.S. Soldiers across Afghanistan and, indeed, across the world. This flag ...
Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division 187th Infantry Regiment - Iron Rakkasans Khowst Province, Afghanistan – Soldiers and civilians living and working at Forward Operating Base Salerno lined up at the base's dining facility November 25th to indulge in a feast fit for kings and served by command ...
Joseph Russell Graff was stationed at Fort Bragg in 2012 when he was deployed to Afghanistan and assigned to Forward Operating Base Salerno for a few months. As soldiers were preparing to move to a base in Kabul, Graff accepted $300,000 to $350,000 in cash to let an Afghani into a secure section of ...
The Air Force and Army are working together to create a joint warfighting doctrine. Here, soldiers with the Army 101st Airborne Division, make their way to a 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron C-130 at Forward Operating Base Salerno, in Khost province, Afghanistan, in 2013. USAF photo. BodyText.
The Air Force and Army are working together to create a joint warfighting doctrine. Here, soldiers with the Army 101st Airborne Division, make their way to a 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron C-130 at Forward Operating Base Salerno, in Khost province, Afghanistan, in 2013. USAF photo. BodyText.
Soldiers from 2nd platoon, Whiskey Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, attached to the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, attend to simulated casualties at the casualty collection point during a mass casualty exercise on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, Aug. 6, 2013.
U.S. Defense Department officials insist on having a person in the loop to control robotic systems on the battlefield for a reason: Human intuition can mean the difference between life or death. Some human perspective also could make artificial intelligence systems better at a variety of battlefield tasks, ...
Scott W. Kirkpatrick, commander of 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), addresses his soldiers on the last day of their control of Forward Operating Base Salerno, Khowst province, Afghanistan, October 31st. (Photo by Sgt. Justin Moeller).
"The successful transfer of Forward Operating Base Salerno to the ANSF is indicative of the hard work and effort of the Currahees and their partnered ANA brothers of the 203rd ANA Corps,” Keaveny expressed. “This transfer signifies that the Afghan National Security Forces have complete security ...
Soldiers run over uneven terrain while participating in the Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, Mud Run, March 24. ... KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan – More than 50 Soldiers from various units from Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, participated in a mud run obstacle course, ...

A camera follows the minibus as it snakes through the security barriers outside Forward Operating Base Salerno in Khost Province, just a few kilometers from the Pakistan border. Then, a giant explosion fills the screen. The camera angle appears to be hundreds of yards away, if not further; it's a giant boom.
Khowst Province, Afghanistan – A color guard of Soldiers from Company B, 404th Civil Affairs Battalion raised a flag up the flagpole at Forward Operating Base Salerno in Afghanistan January 24st. It's an act performed everyday by U.S. Soldiers across Afghanistan and, indeed, across the world. This flag ...
Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division 187th Infantry Regiment - Iron Rakkasans Khowst Province, Afghanistan – Soldiers and civilians living and working at Forward Operating Base Salerno lined up at the base's dining facility November 25th to indulge in a feast fit for kings and served by command ...
... and 3-year-old son, Gracen, the 28-year-old Army veteran is still haunted by her days at Forward Operating Base Salerno in Afghanistan.
On that deployment, my office on Forward Operating Base Salerno had its own Bergdahl ghost. Another officer shared how he had kept a bag ...
This third deployment, where he was mostly stationed at Forward Operating Base Salerno, was an especially eventful (and slightly frustrating) ...
U.S. Defense Department officials insist on having a person in the loop to control robotic systems on the battlefield for a reason: Human intuition ...
... Senior Airman Kevin Bolton got his Purple Heart after he was wounded during the attack on Forward Operating Base Salerno in June 2012.
"The successful transfer of Forward Operating Base Salerno to the ANSF is indicative of the hard work and effort of the Currahees and their ...
Soldiers run over uneven terrain while participating in the Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, Mud Run, March 24. More than 50 ...
Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101 Khowst Province, Afghanistan – A color guard of Soldiers from Company B, 404th ...
Khowst Province, Afghanistan – Soldiers and civilians living and working at Forward Operating Base Salerno lined up at the base's dining ...
... crew dropped him off at the primary base in the area, Forward Operating Base Salerno, about a 45-minute drive from his temporary home.
During my service at Forward Operation Base Salerno, Afghanistan, I assisted in building and maintaining the infrastructure of the base, along ...
Springsteen ha trascorso alcuni giorni di vacanza sul lago di Como, per raggiungere poi Salerno, base di partenza per una crociera nei mari di ...
The Boss aveva trascorso alcuni giorni di vacanza sul lago di Como, per raggiungere poi Salerno, base di partenza per una crociera nei mari ...
He served nine months at Forward Operating Base Salerno, a remote, battle-scarred base near the Pakistan border that later gained fame ...
An An open-air burn pit at Forward Operating Base Salerno, a U.S. military base in southern Afghanistan. Special IG for Afghanistan ...
"The successful transfer of Forward Operating Base Salerno to the ANSF is indicative of the hard work and effort of the Currahees and their ...
Soldiers run over uneven terrain while participating in the Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, Mud Run, March 24. More than 50 ...
... was one of the 11 members of the Haqqani Network suicide assault squad who attacked Forward Operating Base Salerno in Khost province ...
Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101 Khowst Province, Afghanistan – A color guard of Soldiers from Company B, 404th ...
Khowst Province, Afghanistan – Soldiers and civilians living and working at Forward Operating Base Salerno lined up at the base's dining ...
Forward Operation Base Salerno, the biggest Coalition base in southeastern Afghanistan, withstood Monday's failed car bombing attempt, but ...
He served nine months at Forward Operating Base Salerno, a remote, battle-scarred base near the Pakistan border that later gained fame when former NFL star Pat Tillman was killed there by friendly fire in 2004.
A year later, Air Transportation Specialist Senior Airman Kevin Bolton got his Purple Heart after he was wounded during the attack on Forward Operating Base Salerno in June 2012. Travis aircraft even supported Afghan President Hamid Karzai and U.S. ...
On Saturday, South Carolina Army National Guard Sgt. Robert Barber gets the keys to a new home in Chapin built by Homes for Our Troops.
You could see him lower his guard and open up to his fan base." Salerno said Austin is originally from White Plains, New York and started playing basketball for Eastern Michigan University.
In 2006, he commanded a surgical team at Forward Operating Base Salerno, just outside of Khost, Afghanistan. Being only 10 miles away from Pakistan, where the Taliban would seek haven between attacks, Schoneboom and his team "saw a lot of trauma," ...
In 2006, he commanded a surgical team at Forward Operating Base Salerno, just outside of Khost, Afghanistan. Being only 10 miles away from Pakistan, where the Taliban would seek haven between attacks, Schoneboom and his team "saw a lot of trauma," ...
It wasn't until I got back to Forward Operating Base Salerno and saw his pictures that I realized that he had been showing me a square piece of flesh that he had cut out of a dead woman's neck.
An open-air burn pit at Forward Operating Base Salerno, a U.S. military base in southern Afghanistan. Credit Special IG for Afghanistan Reconstruction.
An An open-air burn pit at Forward Operating Base Salerno, a U.S. military base in southern Afghanistan. Special IG for Afghanistan Reconstruction.


 

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