02 April 2009

Task Force Spartan launches YouTube Channel

Their first video is a pilot of the Spartan NewsBrief, an 8-minute news summary planned for bi-weekly release.

Hosted by SGT Brian McGovern of the 5th Mobile Public Affiars Detachment, stories in this edition include:

PFC Chris Baker reports on Operation Remove the Enemy from Jalrez Valley, Wardak Province with the 2nd Bn, 87th IN and 4th Bn, 25th FA. Interviewed are SFC Ron Toomey, Platoon Seargent, 1LT Jason Pham, Platoon Leader, and 1LT Tyjuan Campbell, Executive Officer.

Then SGT Rob Frazier covers mortar team operations as FOB Altimar. Featured are SGT Steven Bartelt, Squad Leader, and PFC Jonathan Dickson, Assistant Gunner.

At FOB Shank East, SGT Brian McGovern shows the 710th BSB as they provide combat medical training to the ANA's 5th Kandak. Interviewed: MAJ Matthew Pantsari, 710th BSB Surgeon, and SGT Lauren Hebrank, SMART Program NCOIC.

Finally, back at FOB Altimar SGT Frazier introduces sniper team SGT Joshua Renken, Spotter, and PFC Dennis Decker, Shooter.

The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, TF Spartan, assumed authority over Logar and Wardak provinces in Afghanistan from the 4th Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, TF Currahee in early February.

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