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101st Airborne Division Bastogne Soldiers returned to Fort Campbell from Afghanistan Sunday, uncase colors during ceremony

 

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Family, friends and fellow Soldiers welcomed home five Soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), including the brigade commander, Col. Robert Campbell, and the brigade command sergeant major, William Forro, in a ceremony at the division headquarters building Sunday evening.

1st Brigade Combat Team "Bastogne" Soldiers returned home from Afghanistan Sunday. (U.S. Army)

1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne” Soldiers returned home from Afghanistan Sunday. (U.S. Army)n

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101st Airborne Division holds NCO, Soldier of the Year competition at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division held its annual Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the year competition April 20th-23rd to identify the division’s best Soldier and NCO for 2015.

All competitors scaled the ladder of excellence, but only two would Rendezvous with Destiny.

Spc. Carissa Payeur, a health care specialist, with Company C, 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and Sgt. David Payton, an infantryman, with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, earned the chance to move ahead to compete at the XVIII Airborne Corps Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the year competition scheduled for June 9th-11th at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Sgt. Nathan Joachim, Company D, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fires his M4 rifle while in the kneeling unsupported firing position on a range here during the division’s 2015 Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the year April 23, 2015. Joachim, is a native of Katy, Texas. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Sgt. Nathan Joachim, Company D, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fires his M4 rifle while in the kneeling unsupported firing position on a range here during the division’s 2015 Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the year April 23, 2015. Joachim, is a native of Katy, Texas. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Four 101st Airborne Division Solders tackle 2015 Best Sapper Competition

 

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

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – As the clock rounded over to 4:30am on April 21st, with the sun not even risen and the chilled breath of competitors filling the air, a voice sounded out with “Go!” and Soldiers from across the Army began a nonstandard physical fitness test of pushups, situps, pullups, and a 3-mile run.

The physical fitness test kicked off day one of the three-day 2015 Best Sapper Competition at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

Second Lt. Ryan Jesse assists his teammate, 1st Lt. Jonathan Pantano, is getting on his feet to complete a five-mile ruck march during day one of the Best Sapper Competition at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., April 21, 2015. Jesse and Pantano, both engineers, represented the 326th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), in this year’s competition. (Sgt. Samantha Parks, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Second Lt. Ryan Jesse assists his teammate, 1st Lt. Jonathan Pantano, is getting on his feet to complete a five-mile ruck march during day one of the Best Sapper Competition at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., April 21, 2015. Jesse and Pantano, both engineers, represented the 326th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), in this year’s competition. (Sgt. Samantha Parks, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division, 1st Brigade Combat Team Company D “Maddogs” compete for Best Shooter, Best Squad at Fort Campbell

 

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

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Over the course of a week, Soldiers of Company D “Maddogs,” 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted squad level training that ended in a two-day competition to figure out the best shooter and best squad within the company.

Modeling the crawl, walk, run phase style of training, Soldiers in the company had to score at least marksmen during weapons qualifications on April 6th.

A Soldier in Company D “Maddogs,” 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), shoots at a 200 meter target during the best shooter competition April 9. Soldiers had to maneuver around barriers when shooting, then transport various challenges to the next barrier. (Sgt. Samantha Parks, 1st Brigade Combat Team)

A Soldier in Company D “Maddogs,” 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), shoots at a 200 meter target during the best shooter competition April 9. Soldiers had to maneuver around barriers when shooting, then transport various challenges to the next barrier. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Samantha Parks, 1st Brigade Combat Team)

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101st Airborne Division’s 426th Brigade Support Battalion holds NCO Induction Ceremony at Fort Campbell

 

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

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power,” Abraham Lincoln said.

These were the opening words friends and family heard at the 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, noncommissioned officer induction ceremony at Cole Park Commons March 27th.

During the 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division noncommissioned officer induction ceremony at Cole Park Commons March 27, Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney Macon, command sergeant major for 426th BSB, Sgt. Philip Thomas, an NCO inductee in 426th BSB, and Command Sgt. Maj. Joe Burney Jr., the ceremony’s guest speaker, cut the ceremony cake for friends and family to enjoy. (2nd Lt. Sarah Hutchison, 426th BSB Unit Public Affairs Team)

During the 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division noncommissioned officer induction ceremony at Cole Park Commons March 27, Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney Macon, command sergeant major for 426th BSB, Sgt. Philip Thomas, an NCO inductee in 426th BSB, and Command Sgt. Maj. Joe Burney Jr., the ceremony’s guest speaker, cut the ceremony cake for friends and family to enjoy. (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Sarah Hutchison, 426th BSB Unit Public Affairs Team)

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Fort Campbell Workshop uses Filmmaking as healing process for Veterans

 

Written by David E. Gillespie
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Lacking only the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s red carpet, Veteran filmmakers were stars in their own rights as a four-day “I Was There” Film Workshop culminated in a packed-house screening event at Cole Park Commons Thursday.

With a unique approach to treating the psychological damages of war, the free workshop encouraged Soldiers to share their experiences through mentored filmmaking classes at Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion.

Pfc. Robert Blackmore, B Co., Warrior Transition Battalion, films a scene for the short film "Come Back," as Yessica Curiel Montoya reacts to news from a doctor played by Spc. John Russino, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. The film is a collaborative project created during an I Was There film workshop at Fort Campbell. (David E. Gillespie)

Pfc. Robert Blackmore, B Co., Warrior Transition Battalion, films a scene for the short film “Come Back,” as Yessica Curiel Montoya reacts to news from a doctor played by Spc. John Russino, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. The film is a collaborative project created during an I Was There film workshop at Fort Campbell. (David E. Gillespie)

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1st Brigade Combat Team and 5th Special Forces Group join for combined training exercise at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Jacob Mahaffey
5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division5th Special Forces GroupFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and 1st Brigade Combat Team (Bastogne), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) came together for a combined training exercise on Fort Campbell January 12th-14th.

Special Forces Soldiers taught a class on communications and all-terrain vehicles to the Bastogne Soldiers. This was the second time the units came together in less than a month’s time.

The previous training event was hosted by 1st Brigade and involved firing of tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided missile system, also known as TOW missiles, according to the event coordinator, a Green Beret in 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group.

Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division receive training on all-terrain vehicles from 5th Special Forces Group Jan. 12 on Fort Campbell. The training concluded a five-part combined training exercise between the two units. (Spc. Robert Venegas, 5th SFG(A) Combat Camera)

Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division receive training on all-terrain vehicles from 5th Special Forces Group Jan. 12 on Fort Campbell. The training concluded a five-part combined training exercise between the two units. (Spc. Robert Venegas, 5th SFG(A) Combat Camera)

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers act as Opposing Force to help Army Reserve enhance their individual skills

 

Written by Maj. Sean Casey
78th Training Division

78 Infantry DivisionFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort A.P. Hill, VA – Soldiers from the 78th Training Division and 101st Airborne Division join together to act as the Opposing Force (OPFOR) helping facilitate the 78th Training Division’s Warrior Exercise (WAREX) “Arctic Lightning” at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, January 10th to January 31st.

Sunlight breaks through the upper canopy of the tree line bringing a glimpse of physical comfort to January’s frigid early morning moments before the OPFOR soldier breaks the silence and initiates his attack.

Pfc. Jonathan Elledge and Pfc. Ryan Williams from Charlie Company, 1-327 Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, egress from their fighting positions during a simulated ambush on Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Jan. 16, 2015. The soldiers provide realistic encounters to units as they operate in a simulated operation environment. (Spc. Phillip Scaringi, 78th Training Division)

Pfc. Jonathan Elledge and Pfc. Ryan Williams from Charlie Company, 1-327 Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, egress from their fighting positions during a simulated ambush on Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Jan. 16, 2015. The soldiers provide realistic encounters to units as they operate in a simulated operation environment. (Spc. Phillip Scaringi, 78th Training Division)

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5th Special Forces Group “Legion”, 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne” conduct TOW missile training at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Justin Moeller
5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs Office

5th Special Forces GroupBastogneFort Campbell, KY – Green Berets with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) teamed up with Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), to conduct TOW missile training December 9th, 2014, in an effort to familiarize themselves with the weapon system.

“The TOW (Tube-launched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided) weapon system is a crew-portable, heavy antitank weapon,” said a Green Beret team sergeant with Company B, 3rd Battalion, 5th SFG (A). “It consists of a launcher and guided missile designed to complement shoulder-fired weapons.”

A special forces weapons sergeant with 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), fires a BGM-71 Tube-launched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided, or TOW, missile, during a partnered training exercise with Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team "Bastogne," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Dec. 9, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper, 5th SFG(A) Public Affairs)

A special forces weapons sergeant with 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), fires a BGM-71 Tube-launched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided, or TOW, missile, during a partnered training exercise with Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Dec. 9, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper, 5th SFG(A) Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital celebrates life with annual Walk to Remember

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – During Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s 8th annual Walk to Remember Ceremony Thursday, families and parents gathered to remember and honor children lost at birth, miscarriage or at a young age.

The event, held on the hospital’s “A” Building Veranda, was organized by BACH’s chaplain and Bereavement Support Committee in support of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Month. The national observance provides an opportunity to increase understanding of the tragedy involved in the deaths of unborn and newborn babies.

During a Walk To Remember ceremony at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Chaplain (Maj.) Thomas Gidley leads attendees in a balloon release to honor the memories of babies lost. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie)

During a Walk To Remember ceremony at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Chaplain (Maj.) Thomas Gidley leads attendees in a balloon release to honor the memories of babies lost. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie)

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