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Fort Campbell identifies Two 101st Airborne Division pilots killed in helicopter crash

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Two 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) pilots who were killed December 2nd as a result of a helicopter crash near Fort Campbell have been identified.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Alex Caraballoleon, 35, a native of Patillas, Puerto Rico, enlisted in the Army in 2003 as an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter mechanic. During his six years as an enlisted Soldier, Caraballoleon served in numerous assignments, achieving the rank of sergeant, before being selected to attend the Warrant Officer Candidate School in 2009.

Following commissioning as a warrant officer and completion of the Rotary Wing Aviators Course, he served as an Apache attack helicopter pilot with Company B, 1st Battalion, and 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell.

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 2-17 Cavalry Regiment retires OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Pilots from 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, flew an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter Wednesday to the Don F. Pratt Museum here where it will be permanently displayed.

The helicopter, tail number 95-0008, will be on display across the street from the museum, marking a long, storied history for 2-17 CAV.

Chief Warrant Officer 5 Bud Kenney, left, brigade maintenance officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, and Lt. Col. Jack Murphy, commander, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pose in front of an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter, before transferring it to the Don F. Pratt museum, Fort Campbell, Ky., April 22, 2015. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

Chief Warrant Officer 5 Bud Kenney, left, brigade maintenance officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, and Lt. Col. Jack Murphy, commander, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pose in front of an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter, before transferring it to the Don F. Pratt museum, Fort Campbell, Ky., April 22, 2015. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Bastogne Soldiers Conduct Walk and Shoot at Fort Campbell

 

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

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted a walk and shoot exercise May 5-10 near Observation Post 13 here.

The operation was conducted by all the companies and troops from the brigade’s 1st and 2nd Battalions, 327th Infantry Regiment; 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment; and 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment with support from 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade; 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade and Joint Terminal Attack Controllers from the Air Force.

Soldiers with 1st Platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), provide suppressive fire during a walk and shoot exercise May 8, 2014, near Observation Post 13 at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

Soldiers with 1st Platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), provide suppressive fire during a walk and shoot exercise May 8, 2014, near Observation Post 13 at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

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Eagles protect Fort Campbell’s Gates

 

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

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Two lines of cars trying to enter Fort Campbell through Gate 4, one of the busiest of the installation’s 10 access control points, stretch nearly back to Fort Campbell Boulevard.

Three soldiers stop cars at the gate. Judging by outward appearances, including the fluorescent yellow vest, large black belts and pistols, the only thing different about these soldiers from the military police soldiers who normally staff the ACP is their patch. They all wear the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) eagle patch on their left shoulder.

Sgt. Andre Garrett, a light wheel mechanic from Troop E, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), checks identifications Dec. 12, at Fort Campbell's main gate. Garrett is one of 72 soldiers from the division who recently assumed the bulk of Fort Campbell's access control point mission. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Sgt. Andre Garrett, a light wheel mechanic from Troop E, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), checks identifications Dec. 12, at Fort Campbell’s main gate. Garrett is one of 72 soldiers from the division who recently assumed the bulk of Fort Campbell’s access control point mission. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Wings of Destiny sergeants major conduct Army Physical Fitness Test

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Sergeants major from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) conducted an Army physical fitness test for noncommissioned officers at brigade headquarters at Fort Campbell, KY, October 10th, 2013.

Attendance of the sergeants major at APFTs given to any soldier attending Department-of-the-Army schools was directed by Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler, III.

Sgt. Reginald Banks, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) temporary duty noncommissioned officer paces Sgt. 1st Class Jimmie Jones, F Company, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, platoon sergeant during the running event of the Army physical fitness test held near 101st CAB headquarters at Fort Campbell, Ky., Oct. 9, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

Sgt. Reginald Banks, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) temporary duty noncommissioned officer paces Sgt. 1st Class Jimmie Jones, F Company, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, platoon sergeant during the running event of the Army physical fitness test held near 101st CAB headquarters at Fort Campbell, Ky., Oct. 9, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Combat Avaiation Brigade “Wings of Destiny” soldiers return from Afghanistan mission

 

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in September 2012. Approximately 103 Soldiers returned home early Wednesday morning, February 27th, 2013.

The “Wings of Destiny” is currently serving a nine-month deployment and will continue to do so.  Due to changing mission requirements the brigade will be sending home selected units before the nine-month deployment is complete.

Approximately 103 Soldiers from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), returned from deployment in Afghanistan during a welcome home ceremony, February 27th, at Fort Campbell, KY. (Photos by 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs Office).

Approximately 103 Soldiers from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), returned from deployment in Afghanistan during a welcome home ceremony, February 27th, at Fort Campbell, KY. (Photos by 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs Office).

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101st Airborne Division Veteran receives award for leadership during Vietnam War

 

Written by Spc. Jennifer Andersson
159th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – “Better late than never” is the saying. For retired Platoon Sgt. Class Cecil Wiggins, the Honorable Order of St. Michael Bronze Award has been a long time coming for the impact he made on his unit during the Vietnam War. He received the award during a ceremony February 22nd at Fort Campbell, KY.

The Honorable Order of St. Michael Bronze Award recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly to the promotion of Army Aviation in ways that stand out in the eyes of the recipient’s seniors, subordinates and peers.

Retired Platoon Sgt. Cecil Wiggins expresses emotional gratitude as his wife, Gwen, looks on after receiving the Order of St. Michael Bronze Award during a ceremony here Feb. 22. The award lauds the leadership skills he used to turn around the production and morale of the 507th Transportation Company Detachment, attached to the “Condors,” Company C, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, during the Vietnam War. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jennifer Andersson, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs)

Retired Platoon Sgt. Cecil Wiggins expresses emotional gratitude as his wife, Gwen, looks on after receiving the Order of St. Michael Bronze Award during a ceremony here Feb. 22. The award lauds the leadership skills he used to turn around the production and morale of the 507th Transportation Company Detachment, attached to the “Condors,” Company C, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, during the Vietnam War. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jennifer Andersson, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs)

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Why we serve: 101st Combat Aviation’s Sgt. Lydia Johnston

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionWings of Destiny

Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan –A soldier profile on Sgt. Lydia Johnston, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment medic serving at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan.

U.S. Army Sgt. Lydia Johnston, a medic with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, knows what it is to give care under fire. The difference is that she was doing it before she even came into the Army.

Johnston, a native of Greenville, CA, was an emergency medical technician prior to her joining the Army. Getting EMT training was part of getting a degree.

Sgt. Lydia Johnston, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment medic sends an email to coordinate a flight physical for one of the crew chiefs assigned to Task Force Saber at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, on Dec. 19th, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

Sgt. Lydia Johnston, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment medic sends an email to coordinate a flight physical for one of the crew chiefs assigned to Task Force Saber at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, on Dec. 19th, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

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Fort Campbell Air cavalry soldiers continue tradition in Afghanistan

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionWings of Destiny

Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan – The 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, has a long and proud history that spans nearly a century. Its long history includes campaigns in World War II, Vietnam and Iraq.

The Soldiers of 2-17 CAV are currently on their next rendezvous with destiny at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan.

An OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter with 2nd Squadron 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, takes off for a patrol mission at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, Dec. 19th, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

An OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter with 2nd Squadron 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, takes off for a patrol mission at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, Dec. 19th, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

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Chaplains provide what supply cannot stock

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Getting soldiers and families ready for deployment is a monumental undertaking. It is a puzzle with an untold number of moving parts. A big component of soldier readiness is spiritual guidance and counseling.

Soldiers and family members seek guidance, counseling and camaraderie at the chaplain’s office, because supply does not keep those things in stock.

“The battalion and brigade chaplains provide single and married soldiers retreats prior to deployment,” said Spc. Andrea Fifer, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade chaplain assistant. “We also host things like financial workshops and prayer breakfasts to strengthen the individual soldier.” «Read the rest of this article»

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