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Balls of the Eagle inducts NCOs to the Corps at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Jon Heinrich
1st Brigade Combat Team PAO

Fort Campbell, KY. The Home of the Screaming EaglesFort Campbell, KY – The importance of recognizing the transition from “just one of the guys or gals” to a noncommissioned officer should be shared among the superiors, peers and soldiers of the newly promoted. (Army Field Manual 7-22.7, Appendix F)

Sixteen NCOs from 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, completed this transition during their battalion’s NCO Induction Ceremony March 20th at the Morale, Welfare and Readiness’ Dale Waryrnen Recreation Center on Fort Campbell.

Sgt. Michael Nunes, a gunner with Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, receives his Charge of the Noncommissioned Officer from Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Veney, the command sergeant major of 426th Brigade Support Battalion, during 2nd Bn., 320th FAR's NCO Induction Ceremony March 20 at the Morale, Welfare and Readiness' Dale Waryrnen Recreation Center. (Sgt. Jon Heinrich/U.S. Army)

Sgt. Michael Nunes, a gunner with Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, receives his Charge of the Noncommissioned Officer from Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Veney, the command sergeant major of 426th Brigade Support Battalion, during 2nd Bn., 320th FAR’s NCO Induction Ceremony March 20 at the Morale, Welfare and Readiness’ Dale Waryrnen Recreation Center. (Sgt. Jon Heinrich/U.S. Army)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team soldiers get new hearing protection

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The U.S. Army recently began issuing a new hearing device called Tactical Communications and Protective System to units.

The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), is the first brigade in the Army to receive the new TCAPS device, according to Maj. Mia P. Bruner, the assistant product manager for TCAPS with product manager for Soldier Warrior.

Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stand in line to be fitted with the new Tactical Communications and Protective System hearing device Feb. 21 at the Kinnard Mission Training Complex here. The TCAPS device is designed to provide soldiers with active hearing protection while allowing them to maintain situational awareness on the battlefield. (Sgt. Jon Heinrich/U.S. Army)

Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stand in line to be fitted with the new Tactical Communications and Protective System hearing device Feb. 21 at the Kinnard Mission Training Complex here. The TCAPS device is designed to provide soldiers with active hearing protection while allowing them to maintain situational awareness on the battlefield. (Sgt. Jon Heinrich/U.S. Army)

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Fort Campbell’s 320th Field Artillery Regiment shoots with confidence

 

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

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – The soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conducted a battalion-size confidence shoot January 31st at Firing Point 32A here.

This was the battalion’s first time firing their howitzers since returning from their deployment to Afghanistan July 2013 and receiving their guns from reset.

Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, fire their M777A2 155mm Howitzer during their battalion’s confidence shoot Jan. 31 at Firing Point 32A here. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, fire their M777A2 155mm Howitzer during their battalion’s confidence shoot Jan. 31 at Firing Point 32A here. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

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Band of Brother’s Easy Company returns home to Fort Campbell; End of an Era

 

Written by Sgt. Justin Moeller
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionThe 4th Brigade Combat Team

Fort Campbell, KY – The 506th Infantry Regiment has had a powerful lineage ever since their initial activation July 20th, 1942.

Since World War II, the 506th has been inactivated, reactivated and re-designated a number of times. They have served within different brigades, divisions and military posts.

The 1st and 2nd Battalions of the 506th Inf. Regt. reunited in September of 2005 under the Colors of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Abn. Div., and have since had two separate deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Scott W. Kirkpatrick, commander of 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), leads the last group of soldiers, consisting mainly of soldiers with Easy Company, 2nd Bn., 506th Inf. Regt., who returned home in the early hours of Jan. 26, 2014, marking the end of an era for the brigade. (Sgt. Kimberly K. Menzies, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Scott W. Kirkpatrick, commander of 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), leads the last group of soldiers, consisting mainly of soldiers with Easy Company, 2nd Bn., 506th Inf. Regt., who returned home in the early hours of Jan. 26, 2014, marking the end of an era for the brigade. (Sgt. Kimberly K. Menzies, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Soldiers begin Warrior Stakes Competitions despite cold weather

 

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

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Through below freezing temperatures and an even colder wind chill, the soldiers of 511 Sapper Engineer Company, 326th Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, began their competition in the early morning hours with push-ups.

For them, the Warrior Stakes competition would be challenging in the cold weather, which started the day off doing a PT Test.

Soldiers with 511 Sapper Engineer Company, 326 Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, disassemble and reassemble a M249, M240 and M4 as part of their Warrior Stakes task January 23rd, 2014. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

Soldiers with 511 Sapper Engineer Company, 326 Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, disassemble and reassemble a M249, M240 and M4 as part of their Warrior Stakes task January 23rd, 2014. (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 Bastgone Brigade takes a ride

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division1st Brigade Combat TeamFort Campbell, KY – The soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, gathered November 15th for a brigade motorcycle ride outside the brigade headquarters, here.

Fifty soldiers braved the cold on their bikes to take part in the ride, leaving at 8:50 am and arriving at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY at 11:40am.

Bastogne takes a ride

Soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, begin a brigade motorcycle ride Nov. 15 outside the brigade headquarters, here. The ride was to build Espirit de Corps and also to build motorcycle mentorship during a ride to the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky.

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team welcomes Sapper Eagles back into its ranks

 

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

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division1st Brigade Combat TeamFort Campbell, KY – The soldiers of the 326th Engineer Battalion held a patch changing ceremony October 18th at the battalion’s headquarters here.

The ceremony marked the battalion’s return to the 101st Airborne Division from the 36th Engineer brigade out of Fort Hood, Texas, and joining the division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team.

The 326th Engineer Battalion conducts a patch changing ceremony to mark the unit’s return to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Oct. 18 at the battalion headquarters here. (Sgt. 1st Class John Brown)

The 326th Engineer Battalion conducts a patch changing ceremony to mark the unit’s return to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Oct. 18 at the battalion headquarters here. (Sgt. 1st Class John Brown)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team completes redeployment from Afghanistan

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division1st Brigade Combat TeamFort Campbell, KY – The never ending cycling of soldiers between the battlefield to the home front and vise versa continued Wednesday evening with the return of the final flight of 259 soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team (Bastogne).

For the past nine months the 1st Brigade Combat Team had been in the Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan as part of SFAAT Blackhorse which has been working to help prepare the Afghan National Army’s 1st Kandak, 4th brigade, 201st Corps for the upcoming transfer of authority as U. S. Forces prepare to withdraw from that country.

Families wait for the airplane carrying their soldier's home to land

Families wait for the airplane carrying their soldier’s home to land

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Fort Campbell’s SFAAT Archangel reports Afghan security forces winning local loyalty

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division1st Brigade Combat TeamNangarhar Province, Afghanistan – “I’ve never seen somebody that people loved more: him walking down the street, and the crowds would gather around him, and they would listen to every single word he said,” said U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Charles Studer of his Afghan National Army counterpart. “They wanted to be Afghan, and they wanted to be proud of their country.”

Studer is a member of Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Archangel, 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. SFAAT Archangel spent the last nine months working with the ANA’s 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade, out of former Forward Operating Base Shinwar.

The Afghan National Army deputy commander for the 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade, gives 1st Lt. Kyle Harnitcheck from Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Archangel the gift of a hat and scarf at former Forward Operating Base Shinwar in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan (Sgt. Margaret Taylor/U.S. Army)

The Afghan National Army deputy commander for the 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade, gives 1st Lt. Kyle Harnitcheck from Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Archangel the gift of a hat and scarf at former Forward Operating Base Shinwar in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan (Sgt. Margaret Taylor/U.S. Army)

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