Aronack, Josh, CW3

Aviation (Officer)
 
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 3
Current/Last Service Branch
Aviation
Current/Last Primary MOS
153D-UH-60 Pilot
Current/Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
2008-2012, 153D, C Company, 3rd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment
Previously Held MOS
54B10-Chemical Operations Specialist
74D-Chemical Operations Specialist
Service Years
1996 - 2017
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom
Order of the Spur
Special Operations Command - Certificate of Appreciation
Close Quarters Combat Certification
Close Quarter Combat Training Certificate
Certificate Of Appreciation
Certificate Of Achievement
Army Wheel Vehicle Driver Certificate

Aviation

Chief Warrant Officer 3


Three Service Stripes



Seven Overseas Service Bars


 Official Badges 

1st Cavalry Division Army Special Operations Command Schutzenschnur Bronze


 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne German Sports Badge Order of The Spur


 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Night Stalker AssociationN/AUS Army Warrant Officers AssociationArmy Aviation Association of America (AAAA)
  2001, Night Stalker Association
  2005, Chemical Corps Regimental Association, N/A (Member) (United States) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2006, US Army Warrant Officers Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2006, Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
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Other Comments:
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Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
From Month/Year
September / 2001
To Month/Year
December / 2014

Description
Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan (OEF-A)
The Taliban
Seizing upon a power vacuum after the Soviets withdrew from Afghanistan after their invasion, the Taliban assumed the role of government from 1996–2001. Their extreme interpretation of Islamic law prompted them to ban music, television, sports, and dancing, and enforce harsh judicial penalties (See Human rights in Afghanistan). Amputation was an accepted form of punishment for stealing, and public executions could often be seen at the Kabul football stadium. Women's rights groups around the world were frequently critical as the Taliban banned women from appearing in public or holding many jobs outside the home. They drew further criticism when they destroyed the Buddhas of Bamyan, historical statues nearly 1500 years old, because the Buddhas were considered idols.

In 1996, Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden moved to Afghanistan upon the invitation of the Northern Alliance leader Abdur Rabb ur Rasool Sayyaf. When the Taliban came to power, bin Laden was able to forge an alliance between the Taliban and his al-Qaeda organization. It is understood that al-Qaeda-trained fighters known as the 055 Brigade were integrated with the Taliban army between 1997 and 2001. It has been suggested that the Taliban and bin Laden had very close connections.

U.S.-led coalition action
Main article: War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
On 20 September 2001, the U.S. stated that Osama bin Laden was behind the 11 September attacks in 2001. The U.S. made a five point ultimatum to the Taliban:.

Deliver to the U.S. all of the leaders of al-Qaeda
Release all imprisoned foreign nationals
Close immediately every terrorist training camp
Hand over every terrorist and their supporters to appropriate authorities
Give the United States full access to terrorist training camps for inspection
On 21 September 2001, the Taliban rejected this ultimatum, stating there was no evidence in their possession linking bin Laden to the 11 September attacks.

On 22 September 2001 the United Arab Emirates and later Saudi Arabia withdrew their recognition of the Taliban as the legal government of Afghanistan, leaving neighboring Pakistan as the only remaining country with diplomatic ties.

On 4 October 2001, it is believed that the Taliban covertly offered to turn bin Laden over to Pakistan for trial in an international tribunal that operated according to Islamic shar'ia law. On 7 October 2001, the Taliban proposed to try bin Laden in Afghanistan in an Islamic court. This proposition was immediately rejected by the U.S. Shortly afterward, the same day, United States and British forces initiated military action against the Taliban, bombing Taliban forces and al-Qaeda terrorist training camps.

On 14 October 2001, the Taliban proposed to hand bin Laden over to a third country for trial, but only if they were given evidence of bin Laden's involvement in the events of 11 September 2001. The U.S. rejected this proposal and ensued with military operations.

The UN Security Council, on 16 January 2002, unanimously established an arms embargo and the freezing of identifiable assets belonging to bin Laden, al-Qaeda, and the remaining Taliban.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
September / 2001
To Month/Year
December / 2014
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

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  • Acevedo, Jesse, SSG, (2002-Present)
  • ACOSTA, KELVIN R., CPT, (2005-Present)
  • Adair, James, SFC, (1989-Present)
  • Adair, Michael, CW5, (1980-2012)
  • Adams, Brian, CPL, (2001-2006)
  • [Name Withheld], (1991-Present)
  • Adams, Jefferson, SGT, (2002-2008)
  • Adams, Manuel, SFC, (1997-Present)
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  • Addison, Daniel, SFC, (2000-Present)
  • Addleman, Arthur, LTC, (1985-Present)
  • Adkins, Marcus, SGT, (2003-Present)
  • Adkins, Michael, SFC, (1998-2019)
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  • Aguirre, Ivan, SPC, (2007-Present)
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  • Alexander, Michael, SFC, (1987-2007)
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