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101st Airborne Soldiers to conduct air assault training into Troy, TN

 

101st Airborne Divison at Fort CampbellFort Campbell – The Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, along with the 5th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, both of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), will perform a scenario-based air assault for training purposes, in the Troy, Tenn., Sept. 29-30 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Once the areas are prepared for training, Soldiers will be flown to Troy via helicopters from Fort Campbell and dropped onto multiple locations within the city, such as they would in a real-world, combat scenario. Once the helicopters land, Soldiers from 2-327 will exit the aircraft and conduct the training exercise to clear each pre-determined building based on the scenario. There will be four different objective areas.

This will be the first time the Soldiers from the 101st have conducted this type of training exercise in this area. The local community leaders have been in contact with key leaders from the Fort Campbell and information has already been distributed throughout the local communities.

The Soldiers are conducting the training in order to provide them with pertinent realistic training in unfamiliar terrain to prepare them for possible contingency operations around the world.


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3 Responses to “101st Airborne Soldiers to conduct air assault training into Troy, TN”

  1. arendc62 Says:
    September 25th, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    SCARY!!

  2. Doc D 327th Says:
    October 2nd, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    As one of the combat medics on the ground for Operation diometes, I was surprised at how much the town appreciated us. I was truly touched by them. I have never in my life been…swamped by children asking me and my fellow soldiers for, autographes. I would like to say I appreciate the mayor of Troy giving us the opportunity to do training that acctually is a little more realistic. And to all the people of Troy, Thank very much for all the support. And I hope you all enjoyed the show and the chance to get to know us a little better as well.

  3. Bill Larson Says:
    October 2nd, 2009 at 11:21 pm
    Bill Larson

    Thank you for your comment Doc D! It’s nice to hear from one of the soldiers who took part in the exercise!

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