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101st Airborne Division releases name of Soldier Killed during Training Exercise at Fort Polk

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldier died May 10th, 2016 from injuries sustained during a live-fire training exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, LA.

Pfc. Victor J. Stanfill, an infantryman with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, “Rakkasans,” 19, was pronounced dead at approximately 11:08am at Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital on Fort Polk.

A native of Fulton, MD, Stanfill enlisted into the U.S. Army September 22nd, 2015, completing one-station unit training at Fort Benning, GA, as an infantryman. After graduating from training, he was assigned as an infantryman in Co. A, 2nd Bn., 506th Inf. Regt., in January 2016.

Fort Campbell Soldier passed away from injuries sustained during training exercise at Fort Polk, May 10th.

Fort Campbell Soldier passed away from injuries sustained during training exercise at Fort Polk, May 10th.

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101st Airborne Division Lifeliners demonstrate capabilities during Sea Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise

 

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

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Port Arthur, TX – A bright yellow sign with the words “convoy follows” sits in the front of a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle as about twenty more vehicles follow behind it.

This symbolizes the last convoy with Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) to leave Port Arthur, TX, on May 1st, thus finalizing the Lifeliner’s mission for the Sea Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise.

Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div. (Air Assault), arrived in Port Arthur, TX, April 22nd in support of the SEDRE.

U.S. Naval Ship Benavidez arrives to Port Arthur, Tx., April 25, 2016 for the next phase in the Sea Emergency Readiness Deployment Exercise. Soldiers from 372nd Inland Cargo Transfer Company and 613th Movement Control Team, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) begin the first day of unloading equipment. The SEDRE will test their ability to rapidly mobilize forces. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

U.S. Naval Ship Benavidez arrives to Port Arthur, Tx., April 25, 2016 for the next phase in the Sea Emergency Readiness Deployment Exercise. Soldiers from 372nd Inland Cargo Transfer Company and 613th Movement Control Team, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) begin the first day of unloading equipment. The SEDRE will test their ability to rapidly mobilize forces. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Culinary Team comes in fourth at Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – The Soldiers of the Fort Campbell Culinary Team competed in the 41st Annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event at Fort Lee, Virginia, Friday, March 3rd. The competition was comprised of 244 competitors that made up 25 teams from all branches of the military; including international partners from France and Great Britain.

The Fort Campbell Culinary Team won silver medals in the following categories; Chef of the Year, Student Chef, Nutrition, Hot Food (field), Live Cooking and the Student Team won a bronze medal.

Soldiers from the Fort Campbell culinary team are all smiles after competing in the 41st Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event at Fort Lee, Virginia, March 3-Friday. The Fort Campbell team placed fourth in this year’s competition. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Soldiers from the Fort Campbell culinary team are all smiles after competing in the 41st Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event at Fort Lee, Virginia, March 3-Friday. The Fort Campbell team placed fourth in this year’s competition. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s Gregory Becker is competing with Military’s Top Chefs for Armed Forces Chef of the Year

 

Written by Amy Perry
U.S. Army Garrison Fort Lee

U.S. Army - Fort LeeFort Lee, VA – The 41st annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event kicked off Friday with its most prestigious and challenging category – Armed Forces Chef of the Year.

The competition is the only one held entirely at the Joint Culinary Training Center – chefs work feverishly to get out a top-notch four-course, four-serving meal to the waiting judges.

“Part of why the event is so prestigious is because of the title,” said Chief Warrant Officer 3 J.D. Ward, chief of the Advanced Culinary Training Division at the JCTC. “The individual who wins holds the title for 12 months as the chef of the year. In addition, it’s easily the most challenging event.”

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey prepares a meal with Spc. Gregory Becker, a food service specialist with 21st Brigade Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), at the Austin Peay State University culinary arts center, Fort Campbell, KY. Becker is currently competing for the second time in the Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event held at Fort Lee, VA. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey prepares a meal with Spc. Gregory Becker, a food service specialist with 21st Brigade Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), at the Austin Peay State University culinary arts center, Fort Campbell, KY. Becker is currently competing for the second time in the Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event held at Fort Lee, VA. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division part of Family’s Heritage

 

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

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Fort Polk, LA – It isn’t very rare for a father and son to share common interests, whether that be sports, fishing or a love of grilling. Many sons look up to their fathers, and some even go on to take over Family businesses when the parent retires.

Staff Sgt. Tomas Rodriguez Jr. and his father, retired Staff Sgt. Tomas Rodriguez Sr., share the love of defending their country from all enemies – foreign and domestic.

They also have had the privilege of donning Old Abe on their left shoulders while serving with the 101st Airborne Division.

Staff Sgt. Tomas Rodriguez Jr., a squad leader with the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division poses for a photo with his father, retired Staff Sgt. Tomas Rodriguez, at Fort Campbell, in 2013. Rodriguez Sr. also served in the 101st Airborne Division. (Courtesy Photo)

Staff Sgt. Tomas Rodriguez Jr., a squad leader with the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division poses for a photo with his father, retired Staff Sgt. Tomas Rodriguez, at Fort Campbell, in 2013. Rodriguez Sr. also served in the 101st Airborne Division. (Courtesy Photo)

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101st Airborne Soldiers graduate Master Fitness Trainer Course at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. William White
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Master Fitness Trainer Course is sweeping the Army, bringing sports nutrition and researched-backed exercise science down to the squad level by informing senior squad members.

On January 20th, 2016, MFT instructors from the U.S. Army Physical Fitness School in Fort Jackson, SC, dispatched to Fort Campbell, KY, to bring the science of physical training to officers and noncommissioned officers the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

“We say it all the time: PT is not the most important thing we do as a Soldier, but it’s the most important thing we do every day” said Staff Sgt. John Wood, a Master Fitness Trainer instructor with U.S. Army Physical Fitness School.

Sgt. 1st Class Liela Cowhig, a senior instructor for the Master Fitness Training Course, demonstrates how to position a Soldier before lifting him during an MFTC at Fort Campbell, Ky., Jan. 26, 2016. Cowhig and the other MFTC instructors spent two weeks at Fort Campbell teaching 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldiers about nutrition and exercise science. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Sgt. 1st Class Liela Cowhig, a senior instructor for the Master Fitness Training Course, demonstrates how to position a Soldier before lifting him during an MFTC at Fort Campbell, Ky., Jan. 26, 2016. Cowhig and the other MFTC instructors spent two weeks at Fort Campbell teaching 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldiers about nutrition and exercise science. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Soldiers complete Expert Infantryman Badge qualifications

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – On February 2nd, more than 900 Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Brigade Combat Team and units across Fort Campbell stepped onto Johnson Field at 4:00am to take a physical fitness test, after spending weeks training and preparing for this day, to begin day one of their expert infantryman badge qualifications.

That day more than half of the Soldiers failed to meet the EIB standards to pass the physical fitness test or the day and night land navigation portion. In the following four days, Soldiers were tested on basic infantryman tasks ranging from the proper way to throw a grenade to putting together an M4 rifle.

Pfc. Nicholas Vaughan, Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) performs a functions check on an M4 after performing remedial action during the red lane portion of the expert infantryman badge qualifications Tuesday, Feb. 3. Vaughan received a go at this station, performing the proper measures in 17 seconds. Soldiers are permitted 30 seconds. (Sgt. Samantha Parks, 1st Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

Pfc. Nicholas Vaughan, Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) performs a functions check on an M4 after performing remedial action during the red lane portion of the expert infantryman badge qualifications Tuesday, Feb. 3. Vaughan received a go at this station, performing the proper measures in 17 seconds. Soldiers are permitted 30 seconds. (Sgt. Samantha Parks, 1st Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team holds ceremony naming Medical Clinic after fallen medic

 

Written by Capt. Charles Emmons
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Jalalabad, Afghanistan – Service members gathered in eastern Afghanistan September 17th, to celebrate the life of Cpl. John Dawson and honor his memory by dedicating a medical facility in his name.

The 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) hosted the ceremony, which was attended by leadership from 3rd BCT; Train, Advise, Assist, Command-East; and Resolute Support. The short event included a speech from Lt. Col. Jason Curl, commander of 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment “Men of War,” and an official unveiling of the plaque and sign for the Corporal John M. Dawson Medical Clinic.

Gen. John F. Campbell, commander of Resolute Support and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, shakes hands with 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division Soldiers present for the dedication of a medical clinic named for their fallen platoon medic, Sept. 17th, 2015, in eastern Afghanistan. The Corporal John M. Dawson Medical Clinic was dedicated to a 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division medic who was killed in an insider attack April 8th, 2015, in Nangarhar province. (Capt. Charles Emmons, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

Gen. John F. Campbell, commander of Resolute Support and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, shakes hands with 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division Soldiers present for the dedication of a medical clinic named for their fallen platoon medic, Sept. 17th, 2015, in eastern Afghanistan. (Capt. Charles Emmons, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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Deployed Fort Campbell Rakkasan troops compete for Soldier/NCO of the Year in eastern Afghanistan

 

Written by Capt. Charles Emmons
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Jalalabad, Afghanistan – Junior Soldiers and noncommissioned officers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, competed at Operational Base Fenty, September 5th, 2015, for the title of Train, Advise, Assist, Command-East’s Soldier and NCO of the Year.

A total of six Soldiers, who previously qualified through a quarterly competition, participated in several activities. After the completion of the events, Sgt. Alexandro Garcia and Spc. Steven Byone were declared the winners.

Sgt. Alexandro Garcia, 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division, fires his M4 rifle during a stress shoot as part of the Train, Advise, Assist, Command-East Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition in eastern Afghanistan, Aug. 5, 2015. (Capt. Charles Emmons, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

Sgt. Alexandro Garcia, 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division, fires his M4 rifle during a stress shoot as part of the Train, Advise, Assist, Command-East Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition in eastern Afghanistan, Aug. 5, 2015. (Capt. Charles Emmons, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) 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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