AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast

Special Edition: Leaving Afghanistan, Exclusive Interviews with the 82nd Airborne Division (Part 2)

December 8, 2021

Leaving Afghanistan from the Company Commander and Platoon Sergeant perspectives. This is the second in a three-part series of exclusive interviews with members of the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division who describe for the first time what they saw, heard and felt as they completed the historic evacuation of more than 124,000 people from Afghanistan and closed out U.S. military operations after 20 years in country.

Paratroopers CPT Kyle Hawks and SFC Jeremy Brown join AUSA’s Gina Cavallaro and Scott Halstead at Fort Bragg to share their experiences in Part 2. In Part 1, released 29 November, we heard from 82nd Airborne Division's senior leadership: MG Chris Donahue, Commanding General, and CSM David Pitt, Senior Enlisted Advisor.  In Part 3, two more of the Division’s Paratroopers tell us what it was like. The final episode will be released on December 15, 2021.

  • Guests:
    • CPT Kyle Hawks, Commander, D Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army
    • SFC Jeremy Brown, Platoon Sergeant, 1st Platoon, B Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army
  • Hosts:
    • Gina Cavallaro, Senior Staff Writer, AUSA’s Army Magazine
    • COL (Ret) Scott Halstead, Director, AUSA’s Center of Leadership

 

Resources:

AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast (29 November 2021):
Special Edition: Leaving Afghanistan, Exclusive Interviews With the 82nd Airborne Division (Part 1)

82ndAirborne Division
United States Army
Web: https://www.army.mil/82ndairborne

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