Topic: 1st Brigade Combat Team
Written by David E. Gillespie
Fort 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.
1st Brigade Combat Team and 5th Special Forces Group join for combined training exercise at Fort Campbell
Written by Sgt. Jacob Mahaffey
Fort 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.
101st Airborne Division Soldiers act as Opposing Force to help Army Reserve enhance their individual skills
Written by Maj. Sean Casey
Fort 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.
5th Special Forces Group “Legion”, 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne” conduct TOW missile training at Fort Campbell
Written by Sgt. Justin Moeller
Fort 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.”
Fort 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.
Fort Campbell, KY – In honor of Military Survivor Appreciation Week, formerly known as Gold Star Family Appreciation Week, more than 5,000 boots are on display on the lawn of the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters.
The boots have been collected from military service members across Fort Campbell and abroad to honor service members who died in support of the Global War on Terror since September 11th, 2001.
This display of combat boots honors the memories and sacrifice of the military men and women who gave their lives while serving our country.
The scheduled rotation involves elements of one infantry brigade combat team (IBCT) with roughly 1,000 personnel (1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division); elements of one infantry brigade combat team with roughly 900 personnel (3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division); and elements of one combat aviation brigade with roughly 1,725 personnel (82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division) to rotate in fall 2014 in support of the combatant commander’s mission requirements. «Read the rest of this article»
Fort Campbell, KY – Two Fort Campbell Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion recently returned from the Army Warrior Games trials with gold, silver and bronze medals in hand – along with the esprit-de-corps that represents the determined and resilient strength of the famed installation that sits on the Kentucky/Tennessee border.
The trials, held June 15th-20th at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, will determine which 40 Soldiers and Veterans will be chosen to represent the Army at the 2014 Warrior Games scheduled from September 28th through October 4th, 2014 in Colorado Springs, CO.
Competition breeds excellence at the 2014 Week of the Eagles Marksmanship Competition on Fort Campbell
Written by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado
Fort Campbell, KY – Teams from 101st Airborne Division units and Fort Campbell competed in a series of marksmanship events on Tuesday during the 101st Airborne Division’s Week of the Eagles.
“Competition breeds Excellence,” said 1st Lt. Jonathan Pickens, the planner for the Week of the Eagles Marksmanship Competition. “It also helps build that competitive edge that we need to take to the enemy when we’re deployed overseas.”
The week was touted as a celebration of the Division’s combat readiness and was held in the same time period as Armed Forces and Memorial Days. The week also featured both a Kentucky Day of the Eagles and a Tennessee Day of the Eagles. Kentucky Governor Wendell Ford and Tennessee Governor Winfield Dunn both visited Fort Campbell to mark the occasions.
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