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Fort Campbell Soldier Juwan Richardson dies in boating accident at Kentucky Lake

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A Soldier with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) was pronounced deceased May 14th, 2018. He was previously missing after a May 11th boating accident at Kentucky Lake in Golden Pond, Kentucky.

Pfc. Juwan Richardson, 20, of Gordon, Alabama, was a petroleum supply specialist in 2nd Brigade Combat Team, “Strike”. He joined the Army in 2016 and arrived at Fort Campbell in 2017. Decorations include National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Air Assault Badge.

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101st Airborne Division Combat Engineers heighten defensive skills with counter-mobility training

 

Written by Pfc. Beverly Mejia
40th Public Affairs Detachment

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Fort Campbell, KY – Bright and early on a cool April morning at 5:00am, 101st Airborne Division soldiers were called out to their company; they are told to arrive promptly in uniform, with their gear fully packed, ready and set to go.

Spring is the time for renewal and beginning, for these soldiers, it will be the beginning of training once more.

Today, they will endure miles of foot marching followed by hours of intense training out in the hot wood-lines of Fort Campbell.

Pvt. Brandon Lehner, Spc. Zachary Cockrell and Sgt. Jose Acosta from 2nd Platoon, Alpha Company, 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) drive pickets into the ground with a picket pounder during a platoon counter-mobility training event, April 18 on Fort Campbell, KY. During this training the soldiers familiarize themselves on how to construct a Triple Strand Concertina Wire Obstacle. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Beverly Roxane Mejia, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Pvt. Brandon Lehner, Spc. Zachary Cockrell and Sgt. Jose Acosta from 2nd Platoon, Alpha Company, 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) drive pickets into the ground with a picket pounder during a platoon counter-mobility training event, April 18 on Fort Campbell, KY. During this training the soldiers familiarize themselves on how to construct a Triple Strand Concertina Wire Obstacle. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Beverly Roxane Mejia, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division’s Strike Brigade receives Operation Inherent Resolve streamer following Iraq deployment

 

Written by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) stood tall on Strike Field here, February 20th, 2018 as an Iraq campaign streamer was added to the brigade’s guidon.

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Abn. Div. commander, alongside Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims, 101st Abn. Div. senior enlisted leader, joined Col. Joseph Escandon and Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Wilson, 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div. command team, to attach the streamer for the brigade’s contribution to Operation Inherent Resolve during their most recent deployment to Iraq.

(L to R) Col. Joseph Escandon, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander, Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Abn. Div. commander, Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims, 101st Abn. Div. senior enlisted leader, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Wilson, 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div. senior enlisted leader, attach a streamer to the brigade’s guidon at Strike Field, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Feb. 20, for the unit’s contribution to Operation Inherent Resolve during their most recent deployment to Iraq. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen)

(L to R) Col. Joseph Escandon, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander, Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Abn. Div. commander, Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims, 101st Abn. Div. senior enlisted leader, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Wilson, 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div. senior enlisted leader, attach a streamer to the brigade’s guidon at Strike Field, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Feb. 20, for the unit’s contribution to Operation Inherent Resolve during their most recent deployment to Iraq. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen)

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Fort Campbell’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Attack” Company conduct Combined Arms Maneuver Live Fire Exercise

 

Written by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen
101st Airborne Division

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Fort Campbell, KY – These warriors assaulted through hills and trenches, conquering mud, rain and notional enemies, to achieve their objective.

“Our mission was to seize an enemy strong point,” said Capt. Nathanial Goldsmith, A Co commander, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). “Which consisted of a trench and several reinforcements in the form of motorized enemy vehicles and mechanized enemy recon forces.”

Soldiers with “Attack” Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), assault a notional enemy from a hill during a combined arms maneuver live fire exercise 23 Oct, on Range 55 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The warriors moved from the start point more than three kilometers via trucks, then dismounted to move on foot to their various objectives and seize the enemy trenches through fire and maneuver. (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Soldiers with “Attack” Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), assault a notional enemy from a hill during a combined arms maneuver live fire exercise 23 Oct, on Range 55 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The warriors moved from the start point more than three kilometers via trucks, then dismounted to move on foot to their various objectives and seize the enemy trenches through fire and maneuver. (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Thanksgiving Day message from Fort Campbell’s Major General Andrew P. Poppas

 

Written by Major General Andrew P. Poppas
Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – “I do, therefore, invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a Day of Thanksgiving…”

It was with these words that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday on October 3rd, 1863. America was embroiled in conflict just like we are now, yet there was much to be thankful for as a nation – “needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defense…,” as Lincoln described. The same holds true today.

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101st Airborne Division Lifeliners welcome Engineers to brigade at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” 101st Abn. Div., welcomed 887th Engineer Support Company to the brigade with an activation ceremony on October 20th, 2017 at Fort Campbell.

The ceremony, which is an Army tradition, symbolizes the beginning or continuation of a unit’s history by unfurling the unit’s guidon.

The company, which has history on Fort Campbell, was deactivated in January of 2015 when it was part of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Abn. Div.

First Sgt. Rodney B. Ammons, first sergeant for 887th Engineer Support Company, attached to 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., stands in front of his company, Oct. 20, 2017, during an activation ceremony on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The company, which is assigned to 19th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade, was deactivated on January of 2015. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

First Sgt. Rodney B. Ammons, first sergeant for 887th Engineer Support Company, attached to 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., stands in front of his company, Oct. 20, 2017, during an activation ceremony on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The company, which is assigned to 19th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade, was deactivated on January of 2015. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

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Vietnam Veterans still look out for battle buddies 5 years later

 

Written by Sgt. William White
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public

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Fort Campbell, KY – More than 50 Vietnam Veterans, Family members and Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) held a memorial rededication ceremony August 23rd at Fort Campbell, KY to honor 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment Soldiers who were killed in action during the Vietnam War.

The Veterans, who served in the 2-502 Infantry Regiment (formerly the 2-502d Parachute Infantry Regiment) of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team during the Vietnam War, unveiled an updated version of the unit’s Vietnam memorial.

Roy Hill, a Vietnam Veteran from Rockhold, Kentucky reads names from a newly rededicated 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Vietnam Veterans Memorial following a ceremony Fort Campbell, Ky., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. Hill's unit lost more than half of its Soldiers during the war. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William White)

Roy Hill, a Vietnam Veteran from Rockhold, Kentucky reads names from a newly rededicated 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Vietnam Veterans Memorial following a ceremony Fort Campbell, Ky., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. Hill’s unit lost more than half of its Soldiers during the war. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William White)

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers involved in famous Vietnam photo interviewed for first time since image was taken 49 years ago

 

Written by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – In April 1968, Associated Press photographer Art Greenspon took a photograph widely considered to be one of the most telling photos of the Vietnam War that is now titled “Help From Above.”

Embedded with the Soldiers of Company A, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Greenspon caught the moment after an ambush where Soldiers from the company were moving casualties to a landing zone to be evacuated. Among other honors, the image inspired the poster for the Vietnam War Movie ‘Platoon’ and graces the covers books and front pages of newspapers.

A copy of “Help From Above”, which hangs in the headquarters of 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division(Air Assault). The photo was donated by Art Greenspon to the 101st when he was inducted as an honorary member of the 327th Infantry Regiment in 2014. Greenspon identified the names and positions of the Soldiers in the photo. Sgt. Maj Watson Baldwin stands with his hands raised signaling to a helicopter. Spc. 4 Dallas Brown lays on the ground grimacing in pain. Sgt. Tim Wintenburg, helmetless on the far right, glances back at the camera. (Original Photo by Art Greenspon, Associated Press, April, 1968. U.S Army Photo by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

A copy of “Help From Above”, which hangs in the headquarters of 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division(Air Assault). The photo was donated by Art Greenspon to the 101st when he was inducted as an honorary member of the 327th Infantry Regiment in 2014. Greenspon identified the names and positions of the Soldiers in the photo. Sgt. Maj Watson Baldwin stands with his hands raised signaling to a helicopter. Spc. 4 Dallas Brown lays on the ground grimacing in pain. Sgt. Tim Wintenburg, helmetless on the far right, glances back at the camera. (Original Photo by Art Greenspon, Associated Press, April, 1968. U.S Army Photo by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

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101st Finance Management Support Unit rededicates memorial to fallen Soldiers

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Kimberly Lessmeister
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – When a plane crashed in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada, in 1985, killing eight crew members and 248 Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), it shook the entire Army, including the Finance Corps.

The Soldiers, who were returning home from a peace-keeping mission in the Sinai Peninsula as part of Multinational Force and Observers, were mainly from 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Abn. Div.

Lt. Gen. Karen Dyson, the Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller), poses for a group picture, June 25, 2017, with veterans of the Fort Campbell finance team after the memorial rededication ceremony at the Defense Military Pay Office on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

Lt. Gen. Karen Dyson, the Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller), poses for a group picture, June 25, 2017, with veterans of the Fort Campbell finance team after the memorial rededication ceremony at the Defense Military Pay Office on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Observer Controllers dictate pace during NIE 17.2

 

Written by Sgt. Thomas Calvert
24th Press Camp Headquarters

24th Press Camp Headquarters at Fort BlissMcGregor Range, NM – The command post sits in a crowded tent at McGregor Range, New Mexico, covered from floor to ceiling with whiteboards and topographical maps.

Several officers move hurriedly from room to room, while Sergeant 1st Class Joshua Dittler, a senior intelligence analyst with A Company, 305th Military Intelligence, stands in a crowded corner with intelligence personnel from 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to provide feedback on the previous night’s training.

Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conduct a three-dimensional map briefing prior to a command post movement, July 23, McGregor Range Complex, New Mexico. Observer controllers oversee activities during Network Integration Evaluation. (Sgt. Maricris C. McLane)

Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conduct a three-dimensional map briefing prior to a command post movement, July 23, McGregor Range Complex, New Mexico. Observer controllers oversee activities during Network Integration Evaluation. (Sgt. Maricris C. McLane)

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