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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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101st Airborne Division Bulldog Soldiers conduct day, night training 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 – As the sun rises on a brisk, Spring morning, the sound of helicopters can be heard landing, and in the light of dawn, dozens of Soldiers can be seen air assaulting out of them.

For the Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), the days training has begun.

Soldiers with 1st Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) conducted both blank and live-fire training throughout the day and the night, from April 21st – April 27th, with each platoon being provided engineers, mortars and air assets for their training. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

Soldiers with 1st Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) conducted both blank and live-fire training throughout the day and the night, from April 21st – April 27th, with each platoon being provided engineers, mortars and air assets for their training. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

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Fort Campbell 1st Brigade Combat Team Mortar gunners brave the cold

 

1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the Mortar Platoons of 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, recently braved the frigid weather to conduct gunner preparedness training January 15th on Johnson field here.

The primary objective of the training was to teach new soldiers the required skills and critical knowledge needed to effectively provide indirect fire in support of combat operations.

Pfc. Kelvin W. Otey, a mortarman with Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, looks down the sight of his 60 mm mortar tube during gunner preparedness training Jan. 15 at Johnson Field. (Sgt. 1st Class John Brown)

Pfc. Kelvin W. Otey, a mortarman with Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, looks down the sight of his 60 mm mortar tube during gunner preparedness training Jan. 15 at Johnson Field. (Sgt. 1st Class John Brown)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team helps Afghan National Security Forces safeguard Economy

 

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionNangarhar Province, Afghanistan – The Highway 7 corridor running through eastern Nangarhar isn’t like any other in the province, maybe even the country.

Sure, the two- to-three-lane asphalt road doesn’t look like much. It winds through mountains and tree-lined villages and shoots across broad, arid spaces the same as any other paved road in the region.

What makes it special is the traffic that runs along it.

U.S. Army Capt. Nicholas Drake, commander, Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Archangel, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, of Calabasas, Calif., confers with Afghan National Army Lt. Col. Mohammad Bashir, commander, 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade, on the outskirts of the village of Takiya Khana, Bati Kot district, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, June 15, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Capt. Nicholas Drake, commander, Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Archangel, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, of Calabasas, Calif., confers with Afghan National Army Lt. Col. Mohammad Bashir, commander, 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade, on the outskirts of the village of Takiya Khana, Bati Kot district, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, June 15, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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Fort Campbell SFAAT Blackhorse says Afghan National Army’s 1st Kandak is proficient, capable, ready to lead

 

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionNangarhar Province, Afghanistan – Seven weeks ago, U.S. and Afghan National Security Forces worked together to clear enemy fighters from Hesarak, a remote district center in western Nangarhar Province.

That operation set several precedents: Afghan National Army and Air forces pooled their resources for a joint air assault; ANSF made their presence known in a little-patrolled area; and Afghans took the lead.

A U.S. Army Soldier with Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Blackhorse, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, examines a container of mortar rounds at former Forward Operating Base Connolly, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, July 7, 2013.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

A U.S. Army Soldier with Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Blackhorse, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, examines a container of mortar rounds at former Forward Operating Base Connolly, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, July 7, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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Fort Campbell Bulldog Soldiers oversee Operation Shahee XIII

 

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionNangarhar Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Soldiers from Fort Campbell’s Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment “Bulldogs”, 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), take an over-watch position at OP Cobra during Operation Shaheen XIII, near Boti Kot, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.

Soldiers from Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment "Bulldogs", 1st Brigade Combat Team "Bastogne", 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during Operation Shaheen XIII in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army)

Soldiers from Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment “Bulldogs”, 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during Operation Shaheen XIII in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army)

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Fort Campbell Soldiers put Female Body Armor Prototypes through paces

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionNangarhar Province, Afghanistan – Last summer, prototypes for new female body armor was distributed to select female 101st Airborne Division Soldiers at Fort Campbell, KY, for field-testing during an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

Gender-specific body armor has been, in many ways, a long time coming. Military clothing classically comes in two sizes: too big or too small. While this may be workable for garrison duty uniforms, it isn’t acceptable for protective gear.

U.S. Army Spc. Bianca Beck, team member, brigade Female Engagement Team, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, of Eagle Pass, Texas, secures equipment to her body armor at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, on May 29, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Spc. Bianca Beck, team member, brigade Female Engagement Team, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, of Eagle Pass, Texas, secures equipment to her body armor at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, on May 29, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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Fort Campbell Soldiers observe Air Assault, the Afghan way

 

Written by U.S. Army National Guard Spc. Margaret Taylor
129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan – Dozens of Afghan National Army soldiers, Afghan Uniformed Police, and a smattering of U.S. Army Soldiers serving as mission advisors sat by their heavy packs on the gravel, talking and laughing in quiet anticipation, waiting for a sound.

After several hours of checks and double-checks, roll calls and final updates from the command center, the punchy staccato of rotors came faintly in the distance. Louder and louder the noise sounded, until the reverberations deafened and the dusty prop-wash buffeted those waiting at the landing zone for the choppers.

U.S. Army Soldiers from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, secure a landing zone for Afghan Air Force Mi-17 helicopters outside the village of Hesarak, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, May 17. The Mi-17s will transport Afghan National Army Soldiers back to Forward Operating Base Connolly after a successful Afghan led clearing operation. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Vang Seng Thao, 55th Signal Company, Combat Camera)

U.S. Army Soldiers from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, secure a landing zone for Afghan Air Force Mi-17 helicopters outside the village of Hesarak, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, May 17. The Mi-17s will transport Afghan National Army Soldiers back to Forward Operating Base Connolly after a successful Afghan led clearing operation. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Vang Seng Thao, 55th Signal Company, Combat Camera)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team Bulldogs assist ANSF to secure Wazir Valley

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Jon Heinrich
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division PAO

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, recently completed a five day mission, titled OQUAAB XI, with their Afghan National Security Forces partners March 27th–31st, in the Wazir Valley of the Khogyani District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.

OQUAAB, which is Pashtu for Eagle, was a combined operation consisting of ANSF forces from the Afghan National Army, Afghan Uniformed Police, Afghan Border Police, Afghan Local Police and Coalition Forces.

U.S. Army Soldiers with 3rd Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conduct to a patrol of a local bazaar, March 30, 2013, in Khogyani District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. The patrol was part of a five day mission in conjunction with the Afghan National Security Forces. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, RC-East PAO)

U.S. Army Soldiers with 3rd Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conduct to a patrol of a local bazaar, March 30, 2013, in Khogyani District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. The patrol was part of a five day mission in conjunction with the Afghan National Security Forces. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, RC-East PAO)

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Fort Campbell Soldier dies in Afghanistan

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A Fort Campbell Soldier died as a result of combat-related injuries in Afghanistan.

Sgt. Michael Christopher Cable, 26, of Philpot, KY, was a fire support specialist assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. Fort Campbell, KY.

He joined the Army in August 2007 and arrived at Fort Campbell in December 2010.

Sgt. Michael Christopher Cable
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