2009, TF ROCK deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom
X and was task organized under TF MOUNTAIN WARRIOR (4th BDE, 4th Infantry
Division) from Ft. Carson, CO. TF ROCK conducted a transfer of authority (TOA)
on 31 December 2009 from TF CHOSIN (1-32 IN), taking control of 10 districts
within Konar Province in eastern Afghanistan. TF ROCK elements were spread over
the districts of Asmar, Dangam, Shigal, Marawara, Asadabad, Narang, Sarkani,
Chowkay, Khas Konar and Noor Gul. In addition, Destined Company was detached
from TF ROCK and stationed at COP Garcia in Nangarhar Province in support of TF
GRYPHON. TF ROCK immediately assumed control and began conducting aggressive
counter-insurgency (COIN) operations against a determined enemy in formidable
terrain. While in Konar Province, two Sky Soldiers from TF ROCK made the
ultimate sacrifice. In May 2010, TF ROCK received orders to begin movement to
AO BAYONET in Logar and Wardak Province and resume its organic relationship
with its parent unit, the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team. TF ROCK conducted
a relief in place (RIP) with its sister infantry battalion, TF TALON (1-503
IN). During this period of transition, TF ROCK reintegrated Destined Company
and assumed operational control (OPCON) of Legion Company (B/1-503 IN), and
detached Able and Battle Companies.
assumption of responsibility in Northern Wardak, TF ROCK immediately resumed
counter-insurgency operations in the districts of Mayden Shar, Jalrez, Nerkh,
Markezi Behsood and Hesa-Awal Beshood. Able Company, OPCON to TF TALON and
headquartered at COP Jaghato, conducted COIN operations in Jaghato District.
Battle Company, OPCON to TF REPEL and headquartered at FOB SHANK in the
Pul-e-Alam District of Logar Province, conducted COIN operations and counter
indirect fire operations. Beginning in late October of 2010, TF ROCK began the
redeployment process back to Vicenza. By November 2010, all TF ROCK elements
conducted RIP/TOA with incoming 4-10 IBCT units and redeployed back to Vicenza,
Italy where 2-503 IN (ABN) is headquartered.
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