the Paratroopers of First Rock have cemented themselves as one of the premier
units in our Nation's military with their outsized contributions to Operation
Enduring Freedom (OEF). During the OEF conflict, First Rock Paratroopers
deployed three times to Afghanistan: Operation Enduring Freedom VIII in 2007 to
10 rugged districts of Eastern Paktika Province, Operation Enduring Freedom X
in 2009 to the mountains of Wardak Province, and Operation Enduring Freedom
XIII in 2012 to various districts in Logar and Wardak Provinces and ultimately
the contested region of Southern Ghazni Province to transition security
operations to the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF).
units of TASK FORCE EAGLE consisted of Paratroopers, Soldiers, Sailors and
Airmen from Headquarters and Headquarters "Workhorse" Company, Alpha
"Attack" Company, Bravo "Legion" Company, Charlie
"March or Die" Company, Delta "Dog" Company, Echo "Easy"
Company, and various enabler, advisor, and support elements from all uniform
service within the Department of Defense and Department of State.
EAGLE partnered with ANSF consisting of Afghan National Army (ANA), Afghan
Uniformed Police (AUP), Afghan National Civil Order Police (ANCOP), and Afghan
Local Police (ALP) in order to build ANSF capacity and capability directed at
protecting the Afghan civilian population while neutralizing insurgent networks
across all of eastern Afghanistan in order to bring legitimate governance to
The name of
this print, "EAGLE LEGACY," is a testament to the enduring impact
TASK FORCE EAGLE has made on the people, communities, and partnered ANSF
elements charged with the security of Afghanistan. During three OEF
deployments, TASK FORCE EAGLE served in some of the most kinetic, rugged, and
austere locations while targeting enemy networks, striking insurgent safe
havens, and partnering and enabling ANSF to bring security to the people of
Afghanistan. The Eagle Legacy to the Global War on Terrorism was paid with a
heavy price as 18 First Rock Paratroopers made the ultimate sacrifice. This
print is dedicated to the accomplishments of the brave and unwavering First
Rock Paratroopers that deployed and fought in support of the Global War on
Terrorism to bring security to Afghanistan and our Nation. First Rock!
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