13 – 25 November 2004: Relief in Place

“[E]ach company began a Relief in Place (RIP) with their 3/6 counterparts.” — Source: 3/3 Command Chronology for the Period 01 July to 31 December 2004

3/3 Command Chronology

“H&S Company arrived at FOB Salerno in Khowst between 13 and 16 November to take over responsibility of the Exterior Guard Force.  Weapons Company arrived at FOB Salerno between 15 and 21 November to begin security operations in Khowst Province.  Due to the demands of 3/3’s AO, both H&S Company and Weapons Company were deployed in a non-doctrinal manner, similar to rifle companies.  Lima Company arrived at FOB Jalal Abad on 17 November to begin security operations in the Nangahar and Laghman Provinces.  Kilo Company arrived at FOB Gardez on 19 November to begin security operations in the Paktia and Logar Provinces.  And, finally, India Company arrived at its Area of Operations in Asad Abad and Camp Blessing from 21-23 November to begin security operations in the Kunar Province.

“Immediate upon arriving in their respective FOBs, each company began a Relief in Place (RIP) with their 3/6 counterparts.  India Company‘s RIP was unique in that 3/6 had no forces in Asad Abad and had only recently located a platoon in Camp Blessing in Nangalam.” — Source: 3/3 Command Chronology for the Period 01 July to 31 December 2004


Timeline

“13-16 Nov: H&S and Weapons Company arrived at FOB Salerno.”

“16-17 Nov: Lima Company arrived at FOB Jalal Abad.”

“16-25 Nov: Weapons Company 3/3 conducted RIP with Lima Company 3/6.”

“17-23 Nov: Lima Company 3/3 conducted RIP with India Company 3/6.”

“19 Nov: Kilo Company arrived at FOB Gardez.”

“19-26 Nov: Kilo Company 3/3 conducted RIP with Kilo Company 3/6.”

“21-23 Nov: India Company 3/3 arrived at FOBs Asad Abad and Camp Blessing.”

“22 Nov: H&S assumed responsibility of FOB Salerno Guard Force.” — Source: 3/3 Command Chronology for the Period 01 July to 31 December 2004

Categories: Camp Blessing, FOB Asad Abad, FOB Gardez, FOB Jalal Abad, FOB Salerno, H&S Company, India Company, Khowst Province, Kilo Company, Kunar Province, Laghman Province, Lima Company, Logar Province, Nangarhar Province, Nuristan Province, Paktia Province, Weapons Company

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