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Thanksgiving Day message from Fort Campbell’s Major General Andrew P. Poppas

 

Written by Major General Andrew P. Poppas
Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – “I do, therefore, invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a Day of Thanksgiving…”

It was with these words that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday on October 3rd, 1863. America was embroiled in conflict just like we are now, yet there was much to be thankful for as a nation – “needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defense…,” as Lincoln described. The same holds true today.

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Field Training Exercise prepares 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion at Fort Campbell for next Rendezvous with Destiny

 

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Fort Campbell, KY – The Soldiers of 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., executed a battalion field training exercise, October 17th-26th, 2017, here.

Capt. Jared Peacock, operations officer in charge during the FTX, said the purpose of the exercise was to increase Soldier and equipment readiness, and validate the battalion’s mission essential task list.

(L to R) Spc. Anthony Addcock and Staff Sgt. Jerry Barnhart from 594th Transportation Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., conduct a sling load operation during 129th CSSB’s field training exercise on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Oct. 25, 2017. (Pfc. Alexes Anderson/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade)

(L to R) Spc. Anthony Addcock and Staff Sgt. Jerry Barnhart from 594th Transportation Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., conduct a sling load operation during 129th CSSB’s field training exercise on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Oct. 25, 2017. (Pfc. Alexes Anderson/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade)

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101st Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers compete to represent FORSCOM in Philip A. Connelly Program

 

Written by Leejay Lockhart
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A team of food service specialists assigned to E Company, 6th Battalion, 101st General Support Aviation Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, representing the XVIII Airborne Corps competed in the penultimate event of the Army’s Philip A. Connelly Program for field feeding August 9th, 2017 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Evaluators from U.S. Army Forces Command inspected the team’s field feeding site, situated in Fort Campbell’s training area, questioning members of the team and examining the team’s operational implementation of regulations covering food service. If the team wins, it will represent FORSCOM in the Department of the Army level competition which begins later in the year.

Specialist Johnsid Legaspi, a food service specialist assigned to E Company, 6th Battalion, 101st General Support Aviation Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, helps prepare a lunch featuring fried chicken Aug. 9 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Legaspi is part of a 13-member team participating in the Army’s premier culinary arts competition, the Philip A. Connelly Program. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

Specialist Johnsid Legaspi, a food service specialist assigned to E Company, 6th Battalion, 101st General Support Aviation Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, helps prepare a lunch featuring fried chicken Aug. 9 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Legaspi is part of a 13-member team participating in the Army’s premier culinary arts competition, the Philip A. Connelly Program. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

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101st Combat Aviation Brigade receives visit from Murray Kentucky City Officials

 

Written by Sgt. Marcus Floyd
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

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Fort Campbell, KY – Active-duty Soldiers have more than 150 different career paths to choose from when they join the Army, and although everyone’s time in service will differ from one, there is one thing Soldiers have in common.

“Every single one of us in the military is going to take off the uniform one day,” said Lt. Col. Kenrick Smith, the deputy commander of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, from Las Vegas, Nevada.

A group of community leaders from the city of Murray, Ky., visit a supply support activity warehouse assigned to the 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) August 9, 2017 at Fort Campbell, Ky. The group visited the facility to gain a better understanding of what Soldiers do on a day-to-day basis. (Sgt. Marcus Floyd, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

A group of community leaders from the city of Murray, Ky., visit a supply support activity warehouse assigned to the 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) August 9, 2017 at Fort Campbell, Ky. The group visited the facility to gain a better understanding of what Soldiers do on a day-to-day basis. (Sgt. Marcus Floyd, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

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Course teaches proper Sling Load Inspections at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Marcus Floyd
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

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Fort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell may be where Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division get their air assault prowess, but even professionals can learn more about their craft.

Over the course of five days, more than 40 Soldiers from across Fort Campbell recently participated in the sling load inspector certification course.

“In this course we pretty much teach them the basics of sling load operations,” said Staff Sgt. Michael Davis, a sling load instructor with the aerial delivery and field services department at Fort Lee, Virginia. “We teach them everything from the capabilities of the helicopters, how to rig the loads, how to properly inspect the loads and how to fill out the sling load inspection form.”

Soldiers from across the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) participate in the Sling Load Inspector Certification Course at Fort Campbell, Ky. More than 40 Soldiers participated in the SLICC course. (Sgt. Marcus Floyd, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

Soldiers from across the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) participate in the Sling Load Inspector Certification Course at Fort Campbell, Ky. More than 40 Soldiers participated in the SLICC course. (Sgt. Marcus Floyd, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

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101st Combat Aviation Brigade soldiers visit Hopkinsville Wal-Mart Distribution Center

 

Written by Sgt. Marcus Floyd
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

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Hopkinsville, KY – Soldiers assigned to A Company, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, recently visited the Hopkinsville Wal-Mart Distribution Center.

A group of 26 Soldiers maintain a supply support activity warehouse where they organize and distribute, supplies, fuel, machinery and various other mission essential equipment to the many units within the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade.

Soldiers assigned to A Company, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, recently participate in a guided tour of the Hopkinsville, Kentucky Wal-Mart Distribution Center. The Soldiers visited the distribution center to gain a better understanding of how a large-scale distribution network operates, and how it compared to their day-to-day operations in the military. (Sgt. Marcus Floyd, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

Soldiers assigned to A Company, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, recently participate in a guided tour of the Hopkinsville, Kentucky Wal-Mart Distribution Center. (Sgt. Marcus Floyd, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

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101st Combat Aviation Brigade pilot returns to Fort Campbell to retire

 

Written by Sgt. Marcus Floyd
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

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Fort Campbell, KY – On Friday, shortly after his final flight in an AH-64E Apache helicopter, Chief Warrant Officer 4 James Morrow began his retirement ceremony.

Surrounded by Family, friends and colleagues, Morrow, along with his wife and children, received several awards for their dedicated service to the Army.

However, rather than celebrating his retirement at Fort Rucker, Alabama, where Morrow serves as a flight instructor, the now retired warrant officer chose to commemorate the moment at Fort Campbell in a hangar belonging to 1st Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division.

Col. Bernard Harrington, the commander of the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, presents an award to Chief Warrant Officer 4 James Morrow, a flight instructor from Fort Rucker, June 30, 2017 at Fort Campbell, KY. (Sgt. Marcus Floyd, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

Col. Bernard Harrington, the commander of the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, presents an award to Chief Warrant Officer 4 James Morrow, a flight instructor from Fort Rucker, June 30, 2017 at Fort Campbell, KY. (Sgt. Marcus Floyd, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

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101st Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers participate in Air Force Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape training

 

Written by Sgt. Marcus Floyd
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

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Scott Air Force Base, IL – Soldiers with the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, assisted airmen June 29th, 2017 near Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, in completing lifesaving training.

“We’re doing overwater training for the Air Force out of Scott Air Force Base as part of their [Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape] refresher course,” said Sgt. Blake Armstrong, a flight paramedic with C Company, 6th Battalion, 101st General Support Aviation Battalion, 101st CAB.

Sgt. Blake Armstrong, a flight medic with Company C, 6th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, uses a hoist June 29, 2017 near Scott Air force Base during over-water training. The training was used to simulate rescuing someone from a life raft while stranded in open water. (Sgt. Marcus Floyd, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

Sgt. Blake Armstrong, a flight medic with Company C, 6th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, uses a hoist June 29, 2017 near Scott Air force Base during over-water training. The training was used to simulate rescuing someone from a life raft while stranded in open water. (Sgt. Marcus Floyd, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

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101st Airborne Division 2nd Brigade Soldiers First Warfighters to Sling Load TCN-Light

 

Written by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and pilots from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, became the first Soldiers in the operational Army to sling load the Tactical Command Node-Light last week.

This training was done in preparation for the brigade’s upcoming rotation as part of the Network Integration Exercise at Fort Bliss, Texas, in July. At NIE 2BCT will validate new systems that will be fielded to the Army for future mission sets.

A CH-47 Chinook flown by Soldiers from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), sling loads the Tactical Control Node-Light at Fort Campbell, KY, Jun. 15, 2017. The training was part of 2nd Brigade, 101st’s preparation for the upcoming Network Integration Exercise at Fort Bliss, where they will be the first light BCT to participate. (Sgt. Bradford Alex)

A CH-47 Chinook flown by Soldiers from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), sling loads the Tactical Control Node-Light at Fort Campbell, KY, Jun. 15, 2017. The training was part of 2nd Brigade, 101st’s preparation for the upcoming Network Integration Exercise at Fort Bliss, where they will be the first light BCT to participate. (Sgt. Bradford Alex)

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101st Combat Aviation Brigade cooks train, compete in Philip A. Connelly program

 

Written by Leejay Lockhart
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Food service specialists assigned to E Company, 6th Battalion, 101st General Support Aviation Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, competed May 11th, 2017, in the Army’s Philip A. Connelly Program at the Corps level for field feeding.

After nearly two months of preparation, evaluators from the XVIII Airborne Corps inspected the unit’s field feeding operation. The Soldier’s performance will determine if the unit advances in the competition to the U.S. Army Forces Command level.

Spc. Ontroy Canty a food service specialist assigned to E Company, 6th Battalion, 101st General Support Aviation Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, serves breakfast to Capt. Capt. Kris Sibbaluca in a containerized kitchen May 11, 2017 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.  (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

Spc. Ontroy Canty a food service specialist assigned to E Company, 6th Battalion, 101st General Support Aviation Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, serves breakfast to Capt. Capt. Kris Sibbaluca in a containerized kitchen May 11, 2017 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

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