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173rd Airborne Brigade Leaves Afghanistan

Return of the Tien Bien

Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team spent most of 2010 in Afghanistan, serving their country thousands of miles away from their home bases in Germany and Italy – and even farther away from their hometowns in the States.

173rd Airborne Brigade Leaves Afghanistan

1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment: Troops fight to extend security reach

Experts have said for years that the Afghan government’s control over its population doesn’t extend beyond the borders of Kabul.

173rd Airborne Brigade Leaves Afghanistan

4th Bn., 319th Field Artillery Reg.: Battalion’s success grew through diplomacy before firepower

The artillerymen of 4th Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment did much more than send steel downrange during their latest deployment to Afghanistan.

173rd Airborne Brigade Leaves Afghanistan

Special Troops Battalion: Go-anywhere, do-anything attitude defined deployment

The 550 soldiers of the Special Troops Battalion were a diversified group, specializing in more than 40 different Army jobs.

173rd Airborne Brigade Leaves Afghanistan

Brigade Support Battalion: Support team tackles uncommon missions

BAMBERG, Germany — During their latest deployment, portions of four Brigade Support Battalion companies were called upon to conduct security operations, much like their infantry counterparts, as part of the ongoing counterinsurgency mission in Afghanistan.

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