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101st Airborne Division’s First Female “Top Gun”

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

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

Fort Bliss, TX – U.S. Army Pfc. Pricilla Jalim with Company B, 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, was given the official title of Distinguished Gunner July 14th, 2017.

Pfc. Jalim’s hard work and expert technical skills, during the Army’s annual Network Integration Evaluation training, earned her the respective title of “Top Gun.”

U.S. Army Pfc. Pricilla Jalim with Company B, 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, was given the official title of Distinguished Gunner July 14, 2017. (Pfc. Isiah Scott; Combat Camera)

U.S. Army Pfc. Pricilla Jalim with Company B, 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, was given the official title of Distinguished Gunner July 14, 2017. (Pfc. Isiah Scott; Combat Camera)

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101st Airborne Division’s 526th Brigade Support Battalion conducts a Convoy Live Fire Exercise

 

Written by Sgt. Michael Eaddy
24th Press Camp Headquarters

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Fort Bliss, TX – Soldiers with the 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, participate in a convoy live fire exercise here July 10th through 15th, 2017.

The unit’s primary mission, here, is to conduct the Network Integration Evaluation on its tactical equipment until July 29th. In addition to the NIE assessment, the 526th BSB arrived on Fort Bliss with two supplemental priorities: to support the brigade and any additional elements when possible, and to conduct a convoy live fire exercise to develop convoy escort teams, brigade support area defense teams and convoy security teams, Captain Andy Philips said, 2nd Brigade Combat Team staff S-3 and range officer in charge.

The commander of Bravo Company with the 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, leads his nine man crew through the training lane on Range 37 at McGregor Range, New Mexico, July 13. The 526th Brigade Support Battalion participate in a convoy live fire exercise, July 10-15, during Network Integration Evaluation 17.2. (Sgt. Michael Eaddy)

The commander of Bravo Company with the 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, leads his nine man crew through the training lane on Range 37 at McGregor Range, New Mexico, July 13. The 526th Brigade Support Battalion participate in a convoy live fire exercise, July 10-15, during Network Integration Evaluation 17.2. (Sgt. Michael Eaddy)

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101st Airborne Division’s 26th Infantry Regiment conducts live fire exercise at Network Integration Evaluation 17.2

 

Written by Sgt. Maricris McLane
24th Press Camp Headquarters

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Dona Ana Range Complex, NM – 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, conducts a live fire exercise, as part of the network systems testing, during the Network Integration Evaluation 17.2, July 14th, Dona Ana Range Complex, New Mexico.

As part of the 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div., the major participant of NIE 17.2, 1-26 Infantry “Blue Spaders” not only are able to hone their craft but also get to experience working in a new challenging environment.

Mortar men with 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, conduct live fire exercise during Network Integration Evaluation 17.2, July 14, Dona Ana Range Complex, New Mexico. 2nd BCT, 101st ABN DIV is the first rotational unit to participate in NIE. (Sgt. Maricris C. McLane)

Mortar men with 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, conduct live fire exercise during Network Integration Evaluation 17.2, July 14, Dona Ana Range Complex, New Mexico. 2nd BCT, 101st ABN DIV is the first rotational unit to participate in NIE. (Sgt. Maricris C. McLane)

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101st Airborne Division’s 526th Brigade Support Battalion improves readiness at Network Integration Evaluation 17.2

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Sean Callahan
40th Public Affairs Detachment

24th Press Camp Headquarters at Fort Bliss1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss

Fort Bliss, TX – The priority for all Army units is to build decisive action readiness to enable Army forces to rapidly deploy. NIE 17.2 enhances unit readiness by providing rigorous Soldier-led operational training opportunities.

According to Command Sergeant Major Phillip Hollifiele, the senior enlisted advisor for 526th BSB, “being able to conduct Convoy Escort Team training is extremely valuable for the battalion, our goal is to develop 11 lethal vehicle crews.” NIE training anticipates fighting operationally in challenged domains. Strike Soldiers are preparing to operate in degraded.

Soldiers from 526th Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division getting briefed prior to conducting Convoy Escort Team training during Network Integration Evaluation 17.2 at Fort Bliss, Texas, July 14, 2017. (Pfc. Isaiah Scott)

Soldiers from 526th Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division getting briefed prior to conducting Convoy Escort Team training during Network Integration Evaluation 17.2 at Fort Bliss, Texas, July 14, 2017. (Pfc. Isaiah Scott)

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101st Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team arrives at Fort Bliss for NIE 17.2

 

Written by Sgt. Maricris McLane
24th Press Camp Headquarters

24th Press Camp Headquarters at Fort Bliss1st Armored Division at Fort BlissFort Bliss, TX – Approximately 1,900 Soldiers from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, arrived for the Network Integration Exercise 17.2 here, July 5th-6th, 2017.

NIE started in 2011 and since then the major participant of the exercise was 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division.

The “Strike” Brigade is the first rotational unit to conduct NIE here.

As an expeditionary light infantry unit recently returning from supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, the brigade provides an operational mindset that will assist in the overall assessment of practices and systems being used during the NIE exercise.

Soldiers with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, disembark the plane during their arrival for the Network Integration Exercise 17.2, here, July 5. The "Strike" Brigade with 101st ABN DIV is the first rotational brigade to conduct NIE here. (Capt. Earl Wilson)

Soldiers with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, disembark the plane during their arrival for the Network Integration Exercise 17.2, here, July 5. The “Strike” Brigade with 101st ABN DIV is the first rotational brigade to conduct NIE here. (Capt. Earl Wilson)

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101st Airborne Division Strike Force Supports XCTC at Fort McCoy

 

Written by Lt. Riley Foster
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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

Fort McCoy, WI – In the heat of June, Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) prepare to rotate out to training sites as the opposition force to the 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Illinois National Guard. If that weren’t enough, the Battalion will move directly from playing OPFOR to conducting squad live fires and crew gunnery to prepare for follow on training back home at Fort Campbell.

The Strike Force Battalion deployed to Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, early in the month to support the eXportable Combat Training Capability, or XCTC.

U.S. Army 1st Lt. David Souliotis, platoon leader, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) center, briefs Capt. Nathan Goldsmith, commander, Company C, 2-502, during 2-502 IN's deployment to the Exportable Combat Training Capability at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Jun. 16, 2017. (1st Lt. Riley Foster)

U.S. Army 1st Lt. David Souliotis, platoon leader, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) center, briefs Capt. Nathan Goldsmith, commander, Company C, 2-502, during 2-502 IN’s deployment to the Exportable Combat Training Capability at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Jun. 16, 2017. (1st Lt. Riley Foster)

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101st Airborne Division 2nd Brigade Soldiers First Warfighters to Sling Load TCN-Light

 

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

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

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and pilots from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, became the first Soldiers in the operational Army to sling load the Tactical Command Node-Light last week.

This training was done in preparation for the brigade’s upcoming rotation as part of the Network Integration Exercise at Fort Bliss, Texas, in July. At NIE 2BCT will validate new systems that will be fielded to the Army for future mission sets.

A CH-47 Chinook flown by Soldiers from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), sling loads the Tactical Control Node-Light at Fort Campbell, KY, Jun. 15, 2017. The training was part of 2nd Brigade, 101st’s preparation for the upcoming Network Integration Exercise at Fort Bliss, where they will be the first light BCT to participate. (Sgt. Bradford Alex)

A CH-47 Chinook flown by Soldiers from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), sling loads the Tactical Control Node-Light at Fort Campbell, KY, Jun. 15, 2017. The training was part of 2nd Brigade, 101st’s preparation for the upcoming Network Integration Exercise at Fort Bliss, where they will be the first light BCT to participate. (Sgt. Bradford Alex)

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101st Airborne Division Strike Soldiers First to Sling TCN-Light

 

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

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

Fort Campbell, KY – U.S Army Soldiers with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) validate the technique to sling load the Tactical Command Node-Light at Fort Campbell, Kentucky June 15th, 2017.

The validation was part of the brigade preparation for the upcoming Network Integration Exercise at Fort Bliss, where they will be the first light BCT to participate.

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Fort Campbell Soldiers support training effort for XCTC Exercise at Fort McCoy

 

Written by 1st Lt. Riley Foster
2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment

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

Fort McCoy, WI – In the heat of June, Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment (2nd, 502nd), 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division prepared to rotate out to training sites as the opposition force to the 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) of the Illinois Army National Guard here.

If that weren’t enough, the battalion moved directly from playing as opposing forces to conducting squad live fires and crew gunnery to prepare for follow-on training back at Fort Campbell, KY.

Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment of Fort Campbell, Ky., practice patrolling formations in a wooded area outside of Integrated Tactical Training Base Freedom on South Post during operations for the Exportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) Exercise on June 9, 2017, at Fort McCoy, WI. (Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, WI)

Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment of Fort Campbell, Ky., practice patrolling formations in a wooded area outside of Integrated Tactical Training Base Freedom on South Post during operations for the Exportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) Exercise on June 9, 2017, at Fort McCoy, WI. (Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, WI)

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101st Combat Aviation Brigade cooks train, compete in Philip A. Connelly program

 

Written by Leejay Lockhart
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Food service specialists assigned to E Company, 6th Battalion, 101st General Support Aviation Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, competed May 11th, 2017, in the Army’s Philip A. Connelly Program at the Corps level for field feeding.

After nearly two months of preparation, evaluators from the XVIII Airborne Corps inspected the unit’s field feeding operation. The Soldier’s performance will determine if the unit advances in the competition to the U.S. Army Forces Command level.

Spc. Ontroy Canty a food service specialist assigned to E Company, 6th Battalion, 101st General Support Aviation Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, serves breakfast to Capt. Capt. Kris Sibbaluca in a containerized kitchen May 11, 2017 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.  (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

Spc. Ontroy Canty a food service specialist assigned to E Company, 6th Battalion, 101st General Support Aviation Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, serves breakfast to Capt. Capt. Kris Sibbaluca in a containerized kitchen May 11, 2017 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

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