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101st Airborne Division conducts Brigade-Level Air Assault Training Operation at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) holds a unique position as the only air assault division in the world. As an air assault-focused unit, the division must be ready at a moment’s notice to plan, coordinate, and execute brigade-size air assault operations capable of seizing key terrain in support of operational objectives.

“The 101st Airborne Division provides the National Command Authority an air assault early entry force capable of working in austere environments with limited or degraded infrastructure,” said Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), secure a landing zone during the full dress rehearsal for Operation Golden Eagle here April 4, 2014. The four-day exercise was the first brigade-size air assault operation conducted by the 101st Abn. Div. in more than a decade and featured Soldiers from 3rd BCT and 101st Combat Aviation Brigade "Wings of Destiny," moving more than 1,100 Soldiers and sling-loading more than 20 pieces of equipment. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), secure a landing zone during the full dress rehearsal for Operation Golden Eagle here April 4, 2014. The four-day exercise was the first brigade-size air assault operation conducted by the 101st Abn. Div. in more than a decade and featured Soldiers from 3rd BCT and 101st Combat Aviation Brigade “Wings of Destiny,” moving more than 1,100 Soldiers and sling-loading more than 20 pieces of equipment. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

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3rd Brigade Combat Team’s Leader Battalion’s Field Training Exercise on Fort Campbell Builds Soldiers for Future Missions

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell, KY. The Home of the Screaming EaglesFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team ‘Rakkasans’, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), recently wrapped up a ten-day training exercise here March 17, 2014.

The Leader Battalion Field Training Exercise consisted of a series of platoon-level training events including security forces training, situational training, live fire events and integration of indirect fire and close air support. The training was designed to evaluate the unit’s lethal platoons on a variety of collective tasks in preparation for Operation Golden Eagle and the Brigade’s scheduled rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center.

Soldiers with Company C, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team ‘Rakkasans’  take cover after their patrol is attacked by a roadside bomb during a platoon Live Fire Exercise on March 14th, 2014. (Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado/U.S. Army)

Soldiers with Company C, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team ‘Rakkasans’ take cover after their patrol is attacked by a roadside bomb during a platoon Live Fire Exercise on March 14th, 2014. (Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado/U.S. Army)

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Fort Campbell’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team Celebrates A Profile in Courage

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionRakkasanFort Campbell, KY – Growing up in Fontana California, Andre Shinda loved to play sports. He played football through high school and wanted what every other high school football player did, to go to the pros.

By his junior year in high school, Shinda was already being looked at by college universities. He was fortunate to make it out of the area he grew up in. Many of his friends and teammates were not. Some had run-ins with the law, others problems with illegal substances.

1st Lt. Andre Shinda (right) and Staff Sgt. Robert Herendeen (left) from 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), race to the finish line at the final event of the ‘Best Rakkasan’ competition here Feb. 20, 2014. The competition tested the two-Soldier teams mentally and physically over two days in a series of eight events to determine the Brigade’s premiere Soldiers. (Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado/U.S. Army)

1st Lt. Andre Shinda (right) and Staff Sgt. Robert Herendeen (left) from 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), race to the finish line at the final event of the ‘Best Rakkasan’ competition here Feb. 20, 2014. The competition tested the two-Soldier teams mentally and physically over two days in a series of eight events to determine the Brigade’s premiere Soldiers. (Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado/U.S. Army)

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Fort Campbell Rakkasans Honor Past and Future

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers and families from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team ‘Rakkasans,’ 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), gathered to celebrate the history and lineage of the unit in a series of observances at the Rakkasan Pylon here February 19th, 2014.

The unit conducted three ceremonies starting with the unit inducting several new Distinguished and Honorary Members of the Regiment.

The Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stand assembled for the Rakkasan Activation Ceremony here Feb. 19, 2014. The ceremony was held to honor distinguished and honorary members of the regiment, the units past and future lineage and the welcome the incoming senior enlisted advisor of 3rd BCT in an Assumption of Responsibility Ceremony. (Photo by Sgt. Brian Smith-Dutton, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

The Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stand assembled for the Rakkasan Activation Ceremony here Feb. 19, 2014. The ceremony was held to honor distinguished and honorary members of the regiment, the units past and future lineage and the welcome the incoming senior enlisted advisor of 3rd BCT in an Assumption of Responsibility Ceremony. (Photo by Sgt. Brian Smith-Dutton, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

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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 Rakkasan Soldier breaks 12-mile Air Assault foot march record

 

Written by Capt. Charlie Emmons
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – While 202 new graduates stood at attention to receive the coveted, Air Assault Badge at The Sabalauski Air Assault School, one officer’s achievement made the November 21st ceremony a historic occasion.

Captain Jason Burnes, an assistant operations officer at Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasan”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), finished ahead of his peers and every other student that wore a pack on their shoulders to complete the intense 12-mile foot march.

Capt. Jason Burnes, an assistant operations officer at Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasan”, 101st Airborne Division stands in front of one of the repelling towers after graduating The Air Assault School on Nov. 22, 2013.  Burnes set a new record time of one hour and 37 minutes during the event.    (Sgt. Brian Smith-Dutton/U.S. Army)

Capt. Jason Burnes, an assistant operations officer at Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasan”, 101st Airborne Division stands in front of one of the repelling towers after graduating The Air Assault School on Nov. 22, 2013. Burnes set a new record time of one hour and 37 minutes during the event. (Sgt. Brian Smith-Dutton/U.S. Army)

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Fort Campbell’s Iron Rakkasans train ‘Brilliance in Basics’

 

Written by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionRakkasanFort Campbell, KY – With the arrival of new soldiers, companies within the 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), train their soldiers for combat starting at the foundation.

Leaders within the 3-187th “Iron” Rakkasans train the soldiers throughout the battalion during a field training exercise aimed at training the smallest element within units, the fire teams.

Pfc. Shea Simpson, an infantryman assigned to Company C, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd BCT, 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) assaults an objective during a fire team exercise at U.S. Army Fort Campbell, Ky., Sept. 24, 2013. The team exercise was one event that soldiers had to complete during a three day field training exercise, designed to strengthen the battalion’s fire teams. (Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton 3/101 Public Affairs)

Pfc. Shea Simpson, an infantryman assigned to Company C, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd BCT, 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) assaults an objective during a fire team exercise at U.S. Army Fort Campbell, Ky., Sept. 24, 2013. The team exercise was one event that soldiers had to complete during a three day field training exercise, designed to strengthen the battalion’s fire teams. (Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton 3/101 Public Affairs)

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Retired Rakkasan visits leaders, shares experience at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Retired Maj. Gen. Robert F. Dees, former commander of the 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and current honorary commander of the 187th Infantry Regiment, visited leaders at the brigade headquarters on Fort Campbell, KY, August 23rd, 2013.

Retired Maj. Gen. Robert F. Dees, former commander of the 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and current honorary commander of the 187th Infantry Regiment, visited leaders at the brigade headquarters on Fort Campbell, KY, August 23rd, 2013. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

Retired Maj. Gen. Robert F. Dees, former commander of the 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and current honorary commander of the 187th Infantry Regiment, visited leaders at the brigade headquarters on Fort Campbell, KY, August 23rd, 2013. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Rakkasan leaders tackle day ‘zero,’ increase understanding

 

Written by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – At first glance, the Sabalauski Air Assault School at Fort Campbell looks abandoned with no visual signs of life in all directions, but out of the thick, ghostly morning fog comes the loud, thunderous cries of “Air Assault” from more than 200 Air Assault candidates quake both the ground and sky.

Looking on is Company level and above leadership from 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); they are paying close attention to the “day zero” standards of the Air Assault School.

Col. J.B. Vowell, Commander of 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), discusses with leaders within the brigade the importance of their Air Assault candidates success within the course on August 19, 2013. The goal is to reach a 70% Air Assault qualified standard within the division to increase the capabilities of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). (U.S. Army Photo by Army Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton, 3BCT Public Affairs)

Col. J.B. Vowell, Commander of 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), discusses with leaders within the brigade the importance of their Air Assault candidates success within the course on August 19, 2013. The goal is to reach a 70% Air Assault qualified standard within the division to increase the capabilities of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). (U.S. Army Photo by Army Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton, 3BCT Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Rakkasans give the Fox Sports 1 Team a taste of Soldier PT

 

Written by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers assigned to 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), were joined by members of the new Fox Sports 1 network for some intense physical training at Fort Campbell, KY, Monday, August 12th, 2013.

Soldiers assigned to Company C, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), assist members of the Fox Sports 1 team with the proper rope climbing technique during their physical fitness session at Fort Campbell, Ky., Aug. 12, 2013. (U.S. Army Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton 3BCT Public Affairs)

Soldiers assigned to Company C, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), assist members of the Fox Sports 1 team with the proper rope climbing technique during their physical fitness session at Fort Campbell, Ky., Aug. 12, 2013. (U.S. Army Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton 3BCT Public Affairs)

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