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101st Airborne Division conducts Brigade-Level Air Assault Training Operation at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) holds a unique position as the only air assault division in the world. As an air assault-focused unit, the division must be ready at a moment’s notice to plan, coordinate, and execute brigade-size air assault operations capable of seizing key terrain in support of operational objectives.

“The 101st Airborne Division provides the National Command Authority an air assault early entry force capable of working in austere environments with limited or degraded infrastructure,” said Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), secure a landing zone during the full dress rehearsal for Operation Golden Eagle here April 4, 2014. The four-day exercise was the first brigade-size air assault operation conducted by the 101st Abn. Div. in more than a decade and featured Soldiers from 3rd BCT and 101st Combat Aviation Brigade "Wings of Destiny," moving more than 1,100 Soldiers and sling-loading more than 20 pieces of equipment. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), secure a landing zone during the full dress rehearsal for Operation Golden Eagle here April 4, 2014. The four-day exercise was the first brigade-size air assault operation conducted by the 101st Abn. Div. in more than a decade and featured Soldiers from 3rd BCT and 101st Combat Aviation Brigade “Wings of Destiny,” moving more than 1,100 Soldiers and sling-loading more than 20 pieces of equipment. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

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Balls of the Eagle inducts NCOs to the Corps at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Jon Heinrich
1st Brigade Combat Team PAO

Fort Campbell, KY. The Home of the Screaming EaglesFort Campbell, KY – The importance of recognizing the transition from “just one of the guys or gals” to a noncommissioned officer should be shared among the superiors, peers and soldiers of the newly promoted. (Army Field Manual 7-22.7, Appendix F)

Sixteen NCOs from 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, completed this transition during their battalion’s NCO Induction Ceremony March 20th at the Morale, Welfare and Readiness’ Dale Waryrnen Recreation Center on Fort Campbell.

Sgt. Michael Nunes, a gunner with Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, receives his Charge of the Noncommissioned Officer from Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Veney, the command sergeant major of 426th Brigade Support Battalion, during 2nd Bn., 320th FAR's NCO Induction Ceremony March 20 at the Morale, Welfare and Readiness' Dale Waryrnen Recreation Center. (Sgt. Jon Heinrich/U.S. Army)

Sgt. Michael Nunes, a gunner with Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, receives his Charge of the Noncommissioned Officer from Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Veney, the command sergeant major of 426th Brigade Support Battalion, during 2nd Bn., 320th FAR’s NCO Induction Ceremony March 20 at the Morale, Welfare and Readiness’ Dale Waryrnen Recreation Center. (Sgt. Jon Heinrich/U.S. Army)

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Currahee artillery soldiers from Fort Campbell receive ARCOM with Valor

 

CurraheeFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Staff Sgt. Kristopher J. Forchione, Sgt. Ramon A. Fernandez and Sgt. Justin M. Watson, all cannon crew members with 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), received Army Commendation Medals with Valor device during an award ceremony February 13th, 2014.

Ramon and Watson were conducting maintenance on an M119 105mm howitzer when the combat outpost they were on came under indirect fire. Instead of running to cover, which is general protocol, the soldiers reassembled the howitzer in a matter of minutes to conduct a counter-fire mission.

Staff Sgt. Kristopher J. Forchione, Sgt. Ramon A. Fernandez and Sgt. Justin M. Watson, all cannon crewmembers with 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), received Army Commendation Medals with Valor device during an award ceremony Feb. 13, 2014. (Sgt. Justin A. Moeller/U.S. Army)

Staff Sgt. Kristopher J. Forchione, Sgt. Ramon A. Fernandez and Sgt. Justin M. Watson, all cannon crewmembers with 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), received Army Commendation Medals with Valor device during an award ceremony Feb. 13, 2014. (Sgt. Justin A. Moeller/U.S. Army)

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Fort Campbell’s 320th Field Artillery Regiment shoots with confidence

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – The soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conducted a battalion-size confidence shoot January 31st at Firing Point 32A here.

This was the battalion’s first time firing their howitzers since returning from their deployment to Afghanistan July 2013 and receiving their guns from reset.

Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, fire their M777A2 155mm Howitzer during their battalion’s confidence shoot Jan. 31 at Firing Point 32A here. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, fire their M777A2 155mm Howitzer during their battalion’s confidence shoot Jan. 31 at Firing Point 32A here. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

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West Creek Elementary School Students visit Fort Campbell’s 4th Brigade Combat Team

 

Written by Sgt. Justin Moeller
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), in conjunction with educators with West Creek Elementary School of Clarksville, Tennessee, facilitated a field trip for the school’s 5th graders, to Fort Campbell on December 10th, 2013.

“We were approached by our partners in education, they arranged this field trip for us,” said Sherri Hamby, the 5th grade lead teacher at West Creek Elementary School in Clarksville, Tennessee. “There is a lot of math and science involved in shooting guns and in flying helicopters,”

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Zilvinas Lapelis, a senior instructor at The Sabalauski Air Assault School, shows students from West Creek Elementary School in Clarksville, Tenn., the Air Assault obstacle course, while on a field trip on Dec. 10, 2013, at Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Zilvinas Lapelis, a senior instructor at The Sabalauski Air Assault School, shows students from West Creek Elementary School in Clarksville, Tenn., the Air Assault obstacle course, while on a field trip on Dec. 10, 2013, at Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s Red Knight Rakkasans Wear Pink

 

Written by U.S. Army Capt. Bryan Spear
3rd Brigade Combat Team Unit Public Affairs Representative

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Senior Non-Commissioned Officers from the 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) dedicated their morning physical training to Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Fort Campbell, KY, October 25th, 2013.

Fort Campbell's Red Knight Rakkasans Wear Pink

Fort Campbell’s Red Knight Rakkasans Wear Pink

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Fort Campbell Currahees receive Sergeant Audie Murphy Club induction

 

Written by Sgt. Justin Moeller
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

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Paktya Province, Afghanistan – Originating in 1986 at Fort Hood, Texas, the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club is an exclusive U.S. Army organization for non-commissioned officers who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and performance.

In order to be inducted, the NCOs must be recommended, pass a physical training test as well as several rigorous board appearances.

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Danielle A. Whitaker (right) and Sgt. 1st Class Tcherry Samedy, both with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, listen to, Col. Val C. Keaveny Jr., commander, 4th BCT, 101st Abn. Div., speak during a Sergeant Audie Murphy Club induction ceremony, Sept. 17, 2013, at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Danielle A. Whitaker (right) and Sgt. 1st Class Tcherry Samedy, both with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, listen to, Col. Val C. Keaveny Jr., commander, 4th BCT, 101st Abn. Div., speak during a Sergeant Audie Murphy Club induction ceremony, Sept. 17, 2013, at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Currahee Chaplain Assistants provide Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

 

Written by Sgt. Justin Moeller
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

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Khowst Province, Afghanistan – Soldiers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahee,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), were provided with the opportunity to attend Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, July 28th and 29th.

“This training is to enhance our leader’s capabilities, early on, in identifying the signs and symptoms of someone presenting suicidal or homicidal ideation,” said Staff Sgt. Shane Birdsong, chaplain assistant for the brigade chaplain, 4th BCT, 101st Airborne Division.

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Katina Harris, a soldier with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), writes out the different sections of the suicide intervention model during an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training course held on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, July 29. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Katina Harris, a soldier with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), writes out the different sections of the suicide intervention model during an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training course held on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, July 29. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Rakkasans to get new Leaders

 

Written by Army Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – The change of command and change of responsibility ceremony is a time honored tradition within the Army.

Leaders pass on their responsibility for taking care of and training Soldiers to new leadership after they serve their time within that position.

Leaders, both commissioned and noncommissioned, within 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasan,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), will not only pass their responsibilities over to new leaders, but also their knowledge, their strengths and the commitment of upholding the legacy of being a Rakkasan. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team becomes first Army Unit to fire the XM1156 Precision Guidance Kit fuse in Combat

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Jon Heinrich
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division PAO

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Soldiers from Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division have been training diligently with a new artillery fuse at Forward Operating Base Joyce, Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

The XM1156 Precision Guidance Kit fuse is a fuse with GPS capabilities that increases the accuracy of conventional High Explosive and Rocket-Assisted Projectile artillery rounds, according to U.S. Army 1st Lt. Anthony Jones, the platoon leader for 1st Platoon, Btry. A., and native to Ellsworth, Maine.

U.S. Army Soldiers with Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, practice using the Enhanced Portable Inductive Artillery Fuse Setter on a XM1156 Precision Guidance Kit Fuse and the M795 Rocket-Assisted Projectile April 28, 2013 at Forward Operating Base Joyce, Kunar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, CT 1-101 Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Soldiers with Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, practice using the Enhanced Portable Inductive Artillery Fuse Setter on a XM1156 Precision Guidance Kit Fuse and the M795 Rocket-Assisted Projectile April 28, 2013 at Forward Operating Base Joyce, Kunar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, CT 1-101 Public Affairs)

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