Based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, the 1st Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, “the Bastogne Brigade,” stands to deploy within thirty-six hours worldwide to close with the enemy by means of fire and maneuver to destroy or capture him, or to repel his assault by fire, close combat or counterattack.
Tracing its lineage back to the 327th Infantry Regiment, founded in 1917, the unit was received the honor of three Presidential Unit Citations, two Valorous Unit Awards, and two Meritorious Unit Commendations.
This print depicts the Combined Team Bastogne, as a Security Forces Advise and Assist Brigade, in action with their Afghan counterparts during the unit’s return to Nangarhar and Kunar Provinces in 2013. During the Brigade’s tenure, Afghan National Security Forces assumed control of this volatile region, as Coalition Forces transferred responsibilities and bases to the ANSF. Combined Team Bastogne departed in late 2013, entrusting the safety of the area and their legacy to their Afghan security force partners.
In addition to the description, the bottom margin of the print includes the insignia of the BCT’s units:1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion
1st Battalion, 32nd Cavalry Regiment
1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment
101st Airborne Division
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division
2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment
2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery
426th Brigade Support Battalion