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Fort Campbell’s 320th Field Artillery Regiment one of first units to use new Precision Guidance Kit

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Sierra Fown
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Company C, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Division Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted a live fire range at training area 23 at Fort Campbell, August 21st.

The range was significant in that it utilized an innovative and revolutionary tool that is up-and-coming in the field artillery world – the Precision Guidance Kit.

The PGK is a global position system with proximity and point detonating fusing functions for high explosive projectiles frequently used by field artillery units in the Army.

An M109A6 howitzer sits ready to fire utilizing the Precision Guidance Kit during a live-fire range held by Soldiers with Company C, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Division Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) here, Aug. 21, 2015. The 1st Bn., 320th FAR is one of the first field artillery units in the Army to field this new and innovative technology. (1st Lt. Alexander M. Dibiasie, Company C, 1st Bn., 320th FAR, DIVARTY, 101st Airborne Division)

An M109A6 howitzer sits ready to fire utilizing the Precision Guidance Kit during a live-fire range held by Soldiers with Company C, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Division Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) here, Aug. 21, 2015. The 1st Bn., 320th FAR is one of the first field artillery units in the Army to field this new and innovative technology. (1st Lt. Alexander M. Dibiasie, Company C, 1st Bn., 320th FAR, DIVARTY, 101st Airborne Division)

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Fort Campbell Strike Soldier recognized for SHARP effort

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Sierra Fown
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – A Soldier from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) was recognized by the division commanding general during a ceremony here August 20th for putting the Army’s Sexual Assault and Harassment Response and Prevention program to good use.

Spc. Nasser O. Al-Shasemi, a chemical specialist for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd BCT “Strike,” received a coin from Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) for his efforts.

Spc. Nasser O. Al-Shamesi, a chemical specialist for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) receives a coin from Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), at the division headquarters here, Aug. 20, 2015. Al-Shamesi played an integral role in assisting a fellow Strike Soldier through the SHARP reporting process following an incident that occurred in November 2014. (Staff Sgt. Sierra A. Fown, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Spc. Nasser O. Al-Shamesi, a chemical specialist for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) receives a coin from Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), at the division headquarters here, Aug. 20, 2015. Al-Shamesi played an integral role in assisting a fellow Strike Soldier through the SHARP reporting process following an incident that occurred in November 2014. (Staff Sgt. Sierra A. Fown, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Competition breeds excellence in Fort Campbell Strike Fear Soldiers

 

Written by Spc. Joseph Green
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY –  Two Soldiers were named Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the quarter for the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, August 13th, after completing a week long competition known as Strike Fear Week on Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Sgt. Lonnie Francis, a Soldier with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Bn. “Strike Fear,” took home the title NCO of the quarter while Spc. Triston Figueroa, also a Soldier with HHB, won Soldier of the quarter.

Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, stand at attention for a photo after finishing the board, the last event in 2nd Battalion’s Strike Fear Week competition, Aug. 13, 2015, at 2nd Battalion’s headquarters Fort Campbell, Ky. Soldiers competed in Strike Fear Week to be named the battalion’s Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the quarter. (Spc. Joseph Green, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, stand at attention for a photo after finishing the board, the last event in 2nd Battalion’s Strike Fear Week competition, Aug. 13, 2015, at 2nd Battalion’s headquarters Fort Campbell, Ky. Soldiers competed in Strike Fear Week to be named the battalion’s Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the quarter. (Spc. Joseph Green, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Lifeliner signal Soldiers hone technical, tactical skills

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with the 58th Signal Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, trained on both their tactical and technical skills during a two-week field training exercise in the training area of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, this month.

The 58th Sig. Company teamed up with Company B, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team and the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) to provide realistic training using decisive action scenario-based events, while establishing lines of communication for each of those scenarios.

Soldiers with the 58th Signal Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, practice loading casualties into a helicopter for a medical evacuation scenario during a field training exercise in the training area of Fort Campbell, Ky., Aug. 13, 2015.  (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Soldiers with the 58th Signal Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, practice loading casualties into a helicopter for a medical evacuation scenario during a field training exercise in the training area of Fort Campbell, Ky., Aug. 13, 2015. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team Strike staff sharpen skills at Leader Training Program

 

Written by Maj. Ireka Sanders
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Polk, LA – Before a screaming eagle Soldier can air assault into an objective, staffs have to endure the arduous process of planning. Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) took part in a Leader Training Program here August 4th-11th to train for the “Strike” brigade’s rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center this fall.

LTP enhances the brigade’s ability to execute the Military Decision Making Process and conduct planning. The staff sections from the brigade, battalions, and squadrons, and specialty company command teams, prepared and executed the tactical operations orders for a JRTC decisive action scenario.

Leaders from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) go on a reconnaissance of the Fort Polk, La., training area during the Leaders Training Program Aug. 10, 2015. The Leadership Training Program is an eight day training event designed to enhance the brigade's ability to execute the military decision making process (MDMP) and conduct planning. (Maj. Ireka R. Sanders, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Leaders from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) go on a reconnaissance of the Fort Polk, La., training area during the Leaders Training Program Aug. 10, 2015. The Leadership Training Program is an eight day training event designed to enhance the brigade’s ability to execute the military decision making process (MDMP) and conduct planning. (Maj. Ireka R. Sanders, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike” leads Performance Triad pilot program

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Sierra Fown
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), is one of five brigades in the Army selected to participate in the performance triad pilot program, an Army-wide initiative to ensure Soldiers and their families are provided tools and information to lead a healthier lifestyle.

Started in 2013 by the U.S. Army Medical Command, the performance triad aims to optimize performance by emphasizing the importance of three components – sleep, activity and nutrition. The components of the triad have a significant impact on the readiness and resiliency of the Army’s work force.

Soldiers with the 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), climb ropes during physical training at Fort Campbell, KY, June 17, 2015. Conducting at least 75 minutes of vigorous exercise is one of the key activity targets in the performance triad. (Sgt. Joshua B. Dwyer, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Soldiers with the 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), climb ropes during physical training at Fort Campbell, KY, June 17, 2015. Conducting at least 75 minutes of vigorous exercise is one of the key activity targets in the performance triad. (Sgt. Joshua B. Dwyer, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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25 Soldiers at Fort Campbell earn Expert Field Medical Badge

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Sierra Fown
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Over 185 medical Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), started the process to earn the Army’s Expert Field Medical Badge at the Medical Simulation Training Center here July 27th.

In the end, only 25 Screaming Eagle Soldiers stood in line at the Lozado Physical Fitness Center this morning to be awarded the coveted badge.

Many medical Soldiers who sport the EFMB will say it’s one of the most challenging things they have accomplished in their careers, and the proof is in the numbers.

A medic with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), drops into the prone position during the Expert Field Medical Badge testing here Aug. 1, 2015. The EFMB tests Soldiers' ability to conduct common skills tasks and medical tasks in conditions medics are likely to encounter in the field. Ultimately, only 25 candidates out of more than 185 donned the coveted badge during a ceremony Aug. 6, 2015. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

A medic with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), drops into the prone position during the Expert Field Medical Badge testing here Aug. 1, 2015. The EFMB tests Soldiers’ ability to conduct common skills tasks and medical tasks in conditions medics are likely to encounter in the field. Ultimately, only 25 candidates out of more than 185 donned the coveted badge during a ceremony Aug. 6, 2015. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike” honors History; Builds on their Legacy

 

Written by Maj. Ireka Sanders
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), held a rededication ceremony here July 30th, 2015, officially moving the memorials to their new location.

The ceremony was one of the many events featured during the Day of the Eagles.

The Strike brigade memorial is the first of the BCT memorials to go on what will become Memorial Row.

An honor guard rifle detail fires a 21-gun salute in honor of Spc. Matthew Walker during a wreath laying at the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division’s memorial rededication ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky., July 30, 2015. Walker was the only Soldier killed in action during Strike’s 2014 Operation Enduring Freedom deployment to Afghanistan. (Staff Sgt. Sierra A. Fown, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

An honor guard rifle detail fires a 21-gun salute in honor of Spc. Matthew Walker during a wreath laying at the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division’s memorial rededication ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky., July 30, 2015. Walker was the only Soldier killed in action during Strike’s 2014 Operation Enduring Freedom deployment to Afghanistan. (Staff Sgt. Sierra A. Fown, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell host Day of the Eagles

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell held its Day of the Eagles here July 30th, 2015.

Day of the Eagles is a tradition to honor past and present 101st Airborne Division Soldiers.

The first “Week of the Eagles” celebration was held in 1973, a year after the division was welcomed back from Vietnam. This year’s Day of the Eagles themes are “Once a Screaming Eagle, always a Screaming Eagle,” and “Continued legacy of dominance and dependability in battle.”

Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, the commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, and Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory F. Nowak, the division command sergeant major, lead a division run to start of the 101st's Day of the Eagles at Fort Campbell, Ky., July 30, 2015. Day of the Eagles is a tradition to honor past and present 101st Airborne Division Soldiers. (Staff Sgt. Candice Funchess, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, the commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, and Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory F. Nowak, the division command sergeant major, lead a division run to start of the 101st’s Day of the Eagles at Fort Campbell, Ky., July 30, 2015. Day of the Eagles is a tradition to honor past and present 101st Airborne Division Soldiers. (Staff Sgt. Candice Funchess, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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Screaming Eagle Honor Flight aims to honor Veterans

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Sierra Fown
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Screaming Eagle Honor Flight departed Nashville, TN to Washington, D.C., Saturday with 27 World War II, Vietnam and Korean War veterans on board. In addition, each veteran had a volunteer sponsor, two of which were the 101st Airborne Division’s Soldier of the year and noncommissioned officer of the year.

The Screaming Eagle Honor Flight is a Clarksville-based chapter of the Honor Flight Network, a nonprofit organization that provides veterans with free flights to and from D.C. Many of the veterans on board Saturday’s flight had never been to the National Mall to see the memorials that were built in their honor.

U.S. Marine veteran, Jim Devasher, a Bowling Green, Ky., native, points a name out on the Vietnam War Memorial Wall in Washington July 25, 2015. Staff Sgt. David Payton, 18th Airborne Corps and 101st Airborne Division NCO of the year was the guardian for Devasher during the Screaming Eagle Honor Flight. (Staff Sgt. Sierra A. Fown, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

U.S. Marine veteran, Jim Devasher, a Bowling Green, Ky., native, points a name out on the Vietnam War Memorial Wall in Washington July 25, 2015. Staff Sgt. David Payton, 18th Airborne Corps and 101st Airborne Division NCO of the year was the guardian for Devasher during the Screaming Eagle Honor Flight. (Staff Sgt. Sierra A. Fown, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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