Snooper"s Video Collection

Thursday, March 27, 2008

War News


The "War News" series is comprised of items that the Lame Stream Media cannot make known to the General Public, for the obvious reasons.

101st Airborne


Famed 'Screaming Eagles' Prepare for Afghanistan Deployment
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - Cold drizzle and hot metal rained upon the ground, Jan. 31, as a group of 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) soldiers honed their mortar - and howitzer-targeting skills in preparation for deployment to Afghanistan in April.

Forward observer Army Spc. Daniel L. Howes wiped raindrops from his eyes from the second-story window of a wooden training structure as he watched 81 mm and 120 mm mortar shells and 105 mm howitzer rounds explode hundreds of yards away. The St. Paul, Minn., native quickly radioed adjusting-fire instructions to colleagues manning the mortars.

Howes is among about 3,800 4th Brigade Combat Team soldiers from Fort Campbell that are preparing to deploy to eastern Afghanistan this spring. [...]
Troops Kill Four Suspected Terrorists, Capture 22, Destroy Weapons
WASHINGTON - Coalition and Iraqi forces killed four suspected terrorists and detained 22 others in Iraq over the past three days, military officials reported.

In operations today:

Coalition forces killed four armed terrorists and nabbed two suspects during an operation targeting individuals linked to an alleged terrorist training facility north of Baqubah. Troops also found and destroyed improvised explosive device materials, grenades, machine guns, military-style assault vests, and a vehicle containing IED materials and camouflage uniforms. [...]
Eagle 6, Eagle 7 Visit Bastogne Brigade in Iraq Combat Badges Awarded
TIKRIT, Iraq - The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) leadership, Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Schloesser and Command Sgt. Major Vincent Camacho, visited 1st Brigade Combat Team "Bastogne" in Salah ad Din province Jan. 28.

The Screaming Eagle leaders first visited Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment at Forward Operating Base Summerall, near Bayji.

Schloesser visited a Bulldog company aid station and motor pool, while Camacho attended a non-commissioned officer professional development meeting. Both leaders were able to get a first-hand look at the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle. [...]
Operation Iron Boston Targets Al-Qaida Hideout
PATROL BASE YUSIFIYAH, Iraq - Iraqi army and Soldiers from Companies C and D, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), air assaulted into the Sa'id Abdullah Corridor, Jan. 27.

Operation Iron Boston was a daytime air assault. Keeping the enemy guessing is exactly what Pittsburgh native, Capt. Michael Starz, commander of Company C, wanted to do. [...]
Rakkasan Cavalry Squadron Proud of 90-day Progress
CAMP STRIKER, Iraq - With almost 90 days on the ground, Rakkasan Soldiers are pleased at progress in their areas of responsibility.

"I think we are doing a very good job of addressing the requirement of realizing that there is no single decisive point in this effort," said Lt. Col. Brian Coppersmith, commander of 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). "We've got to hit three or four (tasks) over the fence, but we've got to manage 50 tasks really well." [...]
Mayor Declares 'year of Peace' for Mahmudiyah Qada
CAMP STRIKER, Iraq - The four nahias that comprise the Mahmudiyah Qada council came together Jan. 15 to discuss progress in the qada and talk about future plans.

Lt. Col. Daniel Dolwick, deputy commanding officer of 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Maj. Robert Bertrand, brigade civil military operations officer, and members of the four nahias - Lutifiyah, Mahmudiyah, Yusufiyah and Al Rasheed - attended the meeting. [...]
A Seamless Hand-off: 82nd Prepares Andar ANP As Leaders in Security
ANDAR DISTRICT, Afghanistan - Fighting with the bitter winter-cold in southeastern Afghanistan's Ghazni province, one remotely-located 82nd Airborne Division company could have decided to start taking things easy after an extremely busy 12 months, especially with only three more until their redeployment back to Fort Bragg, N.C.

Instead, paratroopers from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team are choosing to make sure all that was accomplished during the past year in Ghazni province's Andar District won't go to waste. [...]


Famed 'Screaming Eagles' Prepare for Afghanistan Deployment: 3 images
Ray Odierno in Owesat, Iraq: 3 images
Welcome Task Force No Mercy: 3 images
Kadamiya Business Assessment: 5 images
Samarah Patrol: 11 images
Security at the Ashura Celebration: 8 images
Operation NANNO II: 28 images
Top Eagle Descends on Strike Brigade in Iraq: 5 images
Supply Convoy at Forward Operating Base Dragon: 7 images
Rakkasan Cavalry Squadron Proud of 90-day Progress: 2 images
Operation Iron Boston Targets Al-Qaida Hideout: 3 images
Operation Fulton II: 14 images
A Seamless Hand-off: 82nd Prepares Andar ANP As Leaders in Security: 1 image
Mayor Declares 'year of Peace' for Mahmudiyah Qada: 1 image


B-roll of U.S. Army Soldiers speaking about them finding four vehicle born improvised explosive devices along with other enemy weapons. Scenes include the Soldiers speaking about their findings and the detonation of the explosives. Produced by Maj. Johnpaul Arnold.


Virginian troops train Kuwaiti National Guardsmen
KUWAIT CITY (Jan. 21, 2008) - Training is not anything new to Soldiers. It's something they do almost everyday, but when you are training a whole other army, that's totally different than your average grenade throwing, rifle marksmanship, driving your Humvee day. [...]
CENTCOM commander addresses media in Tajikistan
Press Briefing Hall, Presidential Palace, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, January 22, 2008
Troops deliver items to Farah Province Women's Center
FARAH PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Jan. 28, 2007) - Afghan National Army Soldiers, assisted by Coalition forces, distributed food, tea and clothes to more than 350 women and children visiting the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan's Women's Affairs Department Office in downtown Farah Jan. 26. [...]
ANA, ANP bring security to Oruzgan Province
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Jan. 27, 2008) - Afghan National Army's 1st Company, 201st Kandak and Afghan National Police, advised by Coalition forces, conducted a security patrol in the Shahidi Hasas District of Oruzgan Province, Afghanistan, Jan. 21-24. [...]