Combat operations have changed since the War on Terror first began a decade ago.
In previous years, entire combat brigades from across the country deployed to war torn countries like Afghanistan, and now under President Barack Obama’s troop draw down initiative, only a select number of soldiers are deploying to Afghanistan.
The 101st Airborne Division continues to play a vital role in the stabilization of Afghanistan and has sent advisor teams to help train up their Afghan counterparts.
Military officials say the advisor teams consists of a Brigade Commander, Battalion Commanders, Company Commanders and Senior Non-Commissioned Officers.
About 400 soldiers from the local post’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team are currently deployed in Afghanistan with Lieutenant Colonel Townley Hedrick talking about the role of the 12-member teams over the next nine months.
Lieutenant Colonel Hedrick says he recently received information from command teams located throughout Afghanistan about the progress that’s being made in the mountainous country.