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101st Airborne Division Bastogne Soldiers Conduct Walk and Shoot at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Jon Heinrich
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted a walk and shoot exercise May 5-10 near Observation Post 13 here.

The operation was conducted by all the companies and troops from the brigade’s 1st and 2nd Battalions, 327th Infantry Regiment; 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment; and 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment with support from 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade; 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade and Joint Terminal Attack Controllers from the Air Force.

Soldiers with 1st Platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), provide suppressive fire during a walk and shoot exercise May 8, 2014, near Observation Post 13 at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

Soldiers with 1st Platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), provide suppressive fire during a walk and shoot exercise May 8, 2014, near Observation Post 13 at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

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Eagles protect Fort Campbell’s Gates

 

Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Two lines of cars trying to enter Fort Campbell through Gate 4, one of the busiest of the installation’s 10 access control points, stretch nearly back to Fort Campbell Boulevard.

Three soldiers stop cars at the gate. Judging by outward appearances, including the fluorescent yellow vest, large black belts and pistols, the only thing different about these soldiers from the military police soldiers who normally staff the ACP is their patch. They all wear the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) eagle patch on their left shoulder.

Sgt. Andre Garrett, a light wheel mechanic from Troop E, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), checks identifications Dec. 12, at Fort Campbell's main gate. Garrett is one of 72 soldiers from the division who recently assumed the bulk of Fort Campbell's access control point mission. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Sgt. Andre Garrett, a light wheel mechanic from Troop E, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), checks identifications Dec. 12, at Fort Campbell’s main gate. Garrett is one of 72 soldiers from the division who recently assumed the bulk of Fort Campbell’s access control point mission. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Wings of Destiny sergeants major conduct Army Physical Fitness Test

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Sergeants major from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) conducted an Army physical fitness test for noncommissioned officers at brigade headquarters at Fort Campbell, KY, October 10th, 2013.

Attendance of the sergeants major at APFTs given to any soldier attending Department-of-the-Army schools was directed by Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler, III.

Sgt. Reginald Banks, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) temporary duty noncommissioned officer paces Sgt. 1st Class Jimmie Jones, F Company, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, platoon sergeant during the running event of the Army physical fitness test held near 101st CAB headquarters at Fort Campbell, Ky., Oct. 9, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

Sgt. Reginald Banks, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) temporary duty noncommissioned officer paces Sgt. 1st Class Jimmie Jones, F Company, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, platoon sergeant during the running event of the Army physical fitness test held near 101st CAB headquarters at Fort Campbell, Ky., Oct. 9, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Combat Avaiation Brigade “Wings of Destiny” soldiers return from Afghanistan mission

 

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in September 2012. Approximately 103 Soldiers returned home early Wednesday morning, February 27th, 2013.

The “Wings of Destiny” is currently serving a nine-month deployment and will continue to do so.  Due to changing mission requirements the brigade will be sending home selected units before the nine-month deployment is complete.

Approximately 103 Soldiers from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), returned from deployment in Afghanistan during a welcome home ceremony, February 27th, at Fort Campbell, KY. (Photos by 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs Office).

Approximately 103 Soldiers from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), returned from deployment in Afghanistan during a welcome home ceremony, February 27th, at Fort Campbell, KY. (Photos by 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs Office).

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101st Airborne Division Veteran receives award for leadership during Vietnam War

 

Written by Spc. Jennifer Andersson
159th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – “Better late than never” is the saying. For retired Platoon Sgt. Class Cecil Wiggins, the Honorable Order of St. Michael Bronze Award has been a long time coming for the impact he made on his unit during the Vietnam War. He received the award during a ceremony February 22nd at Fort Campbell, KY.

The Honorable Order of St. Michael Bronze Award recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly to the promotion of Army Aviation in ways that stand out in the eyes of the recipient’s seniors, subordinates and peers.

Retired Platoon Sgt. Cecil Wiggins expresses emotional gratitude as his wife, Gwen, looks on after receiving the Order of St. Michael Bronze Award during a ceremony here Feb. 22. The award lauds the leadership skills he used to turn around the production and morale of the 507th Transportation Company Detachment, attached to the “Condors,” Company C, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, during the Vietnam War. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jennifer Andersson, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs)

Retired Platoon Sgt. Cecil Wiggins expresses emotional gratitude as his wife, Gwen, looks on after receiving the Order of St. Michael Bronze Award during a ceremony here Feb. 22. The award lauds the leadership skills he used to turn around the production and morale of the 507th Transportation Company Detachment, attached to the “Condors,” Company C, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, during the Vietnam War. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jennifer Andersson, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Combat Aviation Brigade “Wings of Destiny” Unit completes Afghanistan Mission

 

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – For the approximately 103 Soldiers from the 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), this latest “Rendezvous with Destiny” ends with a reunion with their families.

The Soldiers received a hero’s welcome during a Welcome Home Ceremony at Hangar 3 at Fort Campbell after successfully completing six months of a nine-month tour in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Approximately 100 Soldiers from the 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), returned from deployment to Afghanistan during a ceremony, Feb. 15, at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. David Hodge/U.S. Army)

Approximately 100 Soldiers from the 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), returned from deployment to Afghanistan during a ceremony, Feb. 15, at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. David Hodge/U.S. Army)

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Fort Campbell episode of History Channel’s “Top Gear” airs February 5th

 

Written by Sgt. Joe Padula
2nd Brigade Combat Team PAO

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Top Gear, an American motoring television series on the History Channel, is scheduled to air their second episode of its third season, February 5th, which was filmed inside the gates of Fort Campbell, KY during this past fall.

The week long production combined Hollywood magic with the military might of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), as the Screaming Eagle Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team and 159th Combat Aviation Brigade became part of the show’s cast.

Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, Ky., shares a laugh with Tanner Foust, stunt driver and the host of Top Gear, during a break in shooting while filming an episode for the History Channel show at a Fort Campbell training area, Sept. 26. Foust challenged being captured by the 101st and its assets during a "cat and mouse" chase scenario and was impressed with the skills of the 101st units and their top gear.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, Ky., shares a laugh with Tanner Foust, stunt driver and the host of Top Gear, during a break in shooting while filming an episode for the History Channel show at a Fort Campbell training area, Sept. 26. Foust challenged being captured by the 101st and its assets during a “cat and mouse” chase scenario and was impressed with the skills of the 101st units and their top gear. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

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Why we serve: 101st Combat Aviation’s Sgt. Lydia Johnston

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionWings of Destiny

Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan –A soldier profile on Sgt. Lydia Johnston, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment medic serving at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan.

U.S. Army Sgt. Lydia Johnston, a medic with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, knows what it is to give care under fire. The difference is that she was doing it before she even came into the Army.

Johnston, a native of Greenville, CA, was an emergency medical technician prior to her joining the Army. Getting EMT training was part of getting a degree.

Sgt. Lydia Johnston, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment medic sends an email to coordinate a flight physical for one of the crew chiefs assigned to Task Force Saber at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, on Dec. 19th, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

Sgt. Lydia Johnston, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment medic sends an email to coordinate a flight physical for one of the crew chiefs assigned to Task Force Saber at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, on Dec. 19th, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

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Fort Campbell Air cavalry soldiers continue tradition in Afghanistan

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionWings of Destiny

Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan – The 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, has a long and proud history that spans nearly a century. Its long history includes campaigns in World War II, Vietnam and Iraq.

The Soldiers of 2-17 CAV are currently on their next rendezvous with destiny at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan.

An OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter with 2nd Squadron 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, takes off for a patrol mission at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, Dec. 19th, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

An OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter with 2nd Squadron 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, takes off for a patrol mission at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, Dec. 19th, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

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101st Combat Aviation Brigade First Sergeants behind the diamond

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionWings of Destiny

Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan – Being a first sergeant is a labor of love. It is a lot of hard work and long hours, but the responsibility is a reward in, and of itself. The diamond of a first sergeant shows that the Army is entrusting soldiers to consistent and professional leadership.

For 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Saber, at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, the first sergeants enjoy mentoring soldiers. These senior NCOs are personally invested in all their Soldiers.

First Sgt. Bryan Kipp, B Company, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, catches up with Staff Sgt. Christopher Salmond, B, 6-101 CAB platoon sergeant during battlefield circulation at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan Dec. 22nd, 2012. First sergeants use battlefield circulations to make sure that their soldiers have everything they need when companies are split between different task forces. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

First Sgt. Bryan Kipp, B Company, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, catches up with Staff Sgt. Christopher Salmond, B, 6-101 CAB platoon sergeant during battlefield circulation at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan Dec. 22nd, 2012. First sergeants use battlefield circulations to make sure that their soldiers have everything they need when companies are split between different task forces. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

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