Fort Campbell officials say building trust and solidifying relationships with Afghans are two major factors in winning over the people and successfully fighting terror networks like Al Qaeda and the Taliban.
The 101st Airborne Division will be hosting an event this week to help soldiers understand and embrace Afghan customs.
On Wednesday, soldiers and language instructors from the defense language institute will celebrate Eid-ul-fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan and will include a traditional meal, dance and rugby game.
Wahab Rahmati, an Afghan interpreter that recently helped soldiers assigned to the local post’s 1st Brigade Combat Team train at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana also spoke about the importance of partnering with coalition forces.
Rahmati says thanks to coalition forces like the 101st Airborne Division, the war torn country has changed.
Soldiers from the local post have already begun to deploy to Afghanistan to serve as advisors in training their Afghan counterparts to defend their country.