Topic: 101st Combat Aviation Brigade
Written by Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes
Fort Campbell, KY – In the military the ‘drive to win’ is seen on a daily basis. From Soldiers conducting physical training each day to serving in multiple conflicts over the last decades, winning is and always will be the goal. For the Fort Campbell culinary team, winning is all that matters.
The Fort Campbell culinary team is schedule to compete in the Army’s annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training at Fort Lee, Virginia, March 3rd-11th. The team is comprised of soldiers from different units on Fort Campbell. Before the Soldiers became a ‘team’ there were many challenges they had to overcome.
Written by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen
Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion (Assault), 10th Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, flew from Fort Drum, New York, February 23rd, 2016, to assist 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in their brigade field exercise here at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
“Bastogne” is currently preparing for a rotation to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana. Over the last week, the brigade conducted a field exercise to test and validate several functions within the unit, including conducting a battalion level air assault, with the help of the Fort Drum Soldiers, Task Force Phoenix.
Fort Campbell, KY – Two 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) pilots who were killed December 2nd as a result of a helicopter crash near Fort Campbell have been identified.
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Alex Caraballoleon, 35, a native of Patillas, Puerto Rico, enlisted in the Army in 2003 as an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter mechanic. During his six years as an enlisted Soldier, Caraballoleon served in numerous assignments, achieving the rank of sergeant, before being selected to attend the Warrant Officer Candidate School in 2009.
Following commissioning as a warrant officer and completion of the Rotary Wing Aviators Course, he served as an Apache attack helicopter pilot with Company B, 1st Battalion, and 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell.
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Clarksville, TN – When Austin Peay State University football team hosts Southeast Missouri for Saturday’s regular-season finale, it will do so in front of a host of our military friends from Fort Campbell, and Austin Peay’s northern neighbors will be heavily involved in the day’s festivities.
Fort Campbell’s 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion keeps forces supplied with water at Joint Readiness Training Center
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
Alexandria, LA – Tucked away on the back-side of the Intermediate Staging Base for the Joint Readiness Training Center, based out of Fort Polk, Louisiana, a group of Soldiers known as “water dawgs” are busy operating what could arguably be one of the most important pieces of equipment in the Army’s inventory – the tactical water purification system.
These water dawgs, from the 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), are part of a training rotation at JRTC supporting the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st, and other support assets from the 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde. “Lifeliners,” the 101st Airborne Division Artillery, all from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and aviation Soldiers from the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York.
Fort Campbell’s 101st Combat Aviation Brigade “Wings of Destiny” extends resiliency beyond mandatory training
Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), participated in resiliency events at Fort Campbell, September 20th-26th.
The events, a value-of-life run and a single-Soldiers strong bonds retreat, emphasized the value of “Wings of Destiny” Soldiers to their organizations as well as themselves.
The run was part of suicide awareness month and encouraged Soldiers to realize that they are a valued member of the team so they can make better decisions. The retreat was held to give single Soldiers more tools to interpret and improve interpersonal communication.
Written by Capt. Charles Emmons
Jalalabad, Afghanistan – Junior Soldiers and noncommissioned officers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, competed at Operational Base Fenty, September 5th, 2015, for the title of Train, Advise, Assist, Command-East’s Soldier and NCO of the Year.
A total of six Soldiers, who previously qualified through a quarterly competition, participated in several activities. After the completion of the events, Sgt. Alexandro Garcia and Spc. Steven Byone were declared the winners.
Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
Fort Campbell, KY – Noncommissioned officers with 3rd Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), mentored students participating in cadet troop leader training here from July 17th to August 7th.
The students were assigned to the 3rd Bn. “Eagle Attack” in order to get a real-world look at what it is like to serve as a platoon leader in an active aviation unit.
During the time that they were here, the students gave briefings and assisted in planning day-to-day missions.
Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
Fort Campbell, KY – Airframe structural repair specialists from Company B, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, have been restoring ailerons for a display airplane at the company’s hangar, here, for more than a month.
Ailerons are control surfaces that are attached by hinges to the trailing edge of an airplane’s wings and are used to maintain side-to-side stability during flight. On this aircraft, the ailerons are nearly as long as the wings.
101st Airborne Division holds inactivation ceremony for 159th Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Campbell
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers, families and friends of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), gathered at the division parade field here, May 7th to conduct the final official ceremony in the brigade’s history.
After 18 years of service, the 159th CAB colors were cased at the ceremony by Col. Jimmy Blackmon, the final brigade commander of the 159th CAB “Thunder Brigade,” and retired Col. Bob Freeman, the honorary colonel of the brigade, signifying a conclusion to the legacy of this historic aviation unit.
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