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“Band of Brothers” Battalion medic Al Mampre honored during Funeral Service

 

85th Infantry DivisionEvanston, IL – On Saturday, June 15th, 2019, one of the featured Soldiers in the 2001 HBO series ‘Band of Brothers’ legendary World War II Soldier Al Mampre was honored during funeral services at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Evanston.

Staff Sgt. Albert Leon Mampre served as a medic with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion ‘Currahee’, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. He was wounded twice and saw action in some of the fiercest fighting of World War II including the Battle of the Bulge and Operation Market Garden in Holland.

Pallbearers carry the casket of Staff Sgt. Al Mampre to a waiting hearse following a funeral service on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Evanston. Mampre enlisted in the Army in 1942 and served as a medic with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division during World War II. (Sgt. David Lietz)

Pallbearers carry the casket of Staff Sgt. Al Mampre to a waiting hearse following a funeral service on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Evanston. Mampre enlisted in the Army in 1942 and served as a medic with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division during World War II. (Sgt. David Lietz)

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers to Commemorate “Hamburger Hill” 50th Anniversary with 31.87-mile Run / Walk

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Wednesday, May 15th, 2019, several hundred active-duty 101st Airborne Division Soldiers will be joined by almost 80 Vietnam-era U.S. Army Veterans for a 31.87-mile ultramarathon at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, as part of their commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Hamburger Hill.

This week marks 50 years since the frontal assault on Hill 937, Dong Ap Bia, Vietnam. The ten-day engagement, more commonly referred to as Hamburger Hill, was fought by U.S. Army Soldiers, including those from the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Marines and the South Vietnamese military.

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Transition from civilian to Army Nurse

 

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – National Nurses Week is a time for everyone to recognize the vast contributions and positive impact of more than four million registered nurses in the United States.

In 1993, National Nurses Week was established and is a time to celebrate and elevate the nursing profession. Each year, the celebration begins on May 6th, ending on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday.

Capt. Lisa Kasper, an Emergency Room Nurse assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), inserts an intravenous needle into a patient during a training exercise at Fort Campbell, KY, May 1st. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. John J. Moore)

Capt. Lisa Kasper, an Emergency Room Nurse assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), inserts an intravenous needle into a patient during a training exercise at Fort Campbell, KY, May 1st. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. John J. Moore)

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High School Classmates Reunite During Competition at Fort Campbell

 

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Sgt. Darren Kim, an Infantry fire team leader assigned to 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Spc. Sydney Koca, an intelligence analyst assigned to 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) earned the title of Rakkasan Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) and Soldier of the Year, April 11th, 2019.

The two Soldiers attended Smoky Hill High School in Aurora, CO, Kim graduating in 2011, Koca in 2013. After graduation, the two eventually departed for Army initial entry training, and had not seen each other until the quarterly unit competition.

(L to R) Sgt. Darren Kim 2019 Rakkasan Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year and Spc. Sydney Koca 2019 Rakkasan Soldier of the Year at Fort Campbell. (3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

(L to R) Sgt. Darren Kim 2019 Rakkasan Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year and Spc. Sydney Koca 2019 Rakkasan Soldier of the Year at Fort Campbell. (3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Rakkasans, Army Futures Command sign partnership with Vanderbilt University

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Cody Harding 
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs 

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Nashville, TN – Leaders from the U.S. Army Futures Command, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and Vanderbilt University signed an Education Partnership Agreement during an event celebrating their continuing partnership April 9th.

Army Futures Command, which activated in 2018 to help modernize the fighting force, has already fostered partnerships across the Army with private and public organizations, ranging from NASA to Virginia Commonwealth University to help accomplish its mission.

Dr. Padma Raghavan, the Vice Provost for research for Vanderbilt University, signs the Educational Partnership Agreement between Army Futures Command and Vanderbilt April 9th in Nashville. The agreement, the first of its kind since AFC was established in 2018, was overseen by Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Crosby, the senior enlisted advisor for AFC, and Col. John Cogbill, commander of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). (Staff Sgt. Cody Harding, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

Dr. Padma Raghavan, the Vice Provost for research for Vanderbilt University, signs the Educational Partnership Agreement between Army Futures Command and Vanderbilt April 9th in Nashville. The agreement, the first of its kind since AFC was established in 2018, was overseen by Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Crosby, the senior enlisted advisor for AFC, and Col. John Cogbill, commander of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). (Staff Sgt. Cody Harding, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers competing to join Team Army at 2019 Warrior Games

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Four Soldiers and one Veteran from Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion will compete in the Army Trials at Fort Bliss, Texas, March 6th to 16th, to earn a spot on Team Army for the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games later this year.

The DOD Warrior Games is an adaptive sports competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and Veterans. Both the Army Trials and Warrior Games provide an adaptive reconditioning outreach opportunity for the Soldiers to get involved in, outside of their routine adaptive reconditioning workouts while assigned to a WTB.

Master Sgt. Cinnamon Wright practices rowing at Shaw Gym Feb. 28. Wright is one of four Soldiers from Fort Campbell's Warrior Transition Battalion heading to the Army Trials at Fort Bliss, Texas, this week, to compete for a spot on Team Army in the 2019 Warrior Games later this year. Adaptive reconditioning activities including rowing are linked to a variety of benefits for Wounded Warriors, and assists in their overall rehabilitation and recovery. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Master Sgt. Cinnamon Wright practices rowing at Shaw Gym Feb. 28. Wright is one of four Soldiers from Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion heading to the Army Trials at Fort Bliss, Texas, this week, to compete for a spot on Team Army in the 2019 Warrior Games later this year. Adaptive reconditioning activities including rowing are linked to a variety of benefits for Wounded Warriors, and assists in their overall rehabilitation and recovery. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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101st Airborne Division Fallen Signal Soldiers honored in Valhalla Hall

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Cody Harding
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public

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Fort Campbell, KY – In the Command Team hall of Company C, 21st Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), 87 displays line the orange and white walls. On each display is a picture and the name of a Signal Soldier who paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving overseas. These service members were posthumously awarded the Golden Order of Mercury by the Signal Corps Regimental Association.

As Company C is also known as Viking Company, Capt. Horacio Rivas, the signal company commander wanted to name the hall after Valhalla, the Norse afterlife for those who fall in battle, where they fight during the day and feast at night.

Capt. Horacio Rivas, commander of Company C, 21st Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, speaks to his Soldiers about the importance of the Valhalla Hall display at the dedication ceremony February 14th. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Carvalho)

Capt. Horacio Rivas, commander of Company C, 21st Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, speaks to his Soldiers about the importance of the Valhalla Hall display at the dedication ceremony February 14th. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Carvalho)

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101st Airborne Division 3rd Brigade Combat Team Soldiers take part in Heroes PT at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Aaron Daugherty
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) conducted “Heroes PT” at Fort Campbell, KY, February 14th, 2019.

Heroes PT honors 187th Infantry Regiment Soldiers, typically Medal of Honor recipients. The workouts are grueling, intended to help participants better connect with the struggles of the hero.

On February 14th, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) soldiers conducted "Heroes PT" at Fort Campbell, KY. (Aaron Daugherty , 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

On February 14th, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) soldiers conducted “Heroes PT” at Fort Campbell, KY. (Aaron Daugherty , 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Rakkasans pay a visit to South Christian Elementary School

 

Written by 2nd Lt. Adam J. Odle
1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment UPAR

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Herndon, KY – Soldiers assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division visited South Christian Elementary School in Herdon, KY February 8th, 2019 to assist the faculty and staff with classes and interact with the students.

The day began when Soldiers met students as they arrived at school and accompanied them to breakfast. After breakfast, Soldiers assisted the teachers by joining their classes.

Spc. Grayson Sauer, an infantryman with C Co., 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, poses in front of South Christian Elementary. (U.S. Army Photo by 1st Lt. John Radigan)

Spc. Grayson Sauer, an infantryman with C Co., 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, poses in front of South Christian Elementary. (U.S. Army Photo by 1st Lt. John Radigan)

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101st Airborne Division Rakkasan Soldiers train with Air Defenders at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Maj. John Moore
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – If it flies, it dies.

That’s a motto occasionally used throughout the air defense community. Air defenders, sometimes called “duck hunters” in a tongue-in-cheek manner, have an increasingly important role within the Army as it shifts focus from counterinsurgency operations to preparing for a more complex decisive action fight against a near-peer opponent.

Pictured above, the STPT (Stinger Tactical Proficiency Trainer) provides soldiers with the capability to identify and engage aircraft while in a garrison environment. The Stinger Man Portable Air Defense System (MANPADS) provides expeditionary and highly mobile air defense coverage in contested and restrictive environments, Fort Campbell, KY, Feb 7th. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Aaron Daugherty)

Pictured above, the STPT (Stinger Tactical Proficiency Trainer) provides soldiers with the capability to identify and engage aircraft while in a garrison environment. The Stinger Man Portable Air Defense System (MANPADS) provides expeditionary and highly mobile air defense coverage in contested and restrictive environments, Fort Campbell, KY, Feb 7th. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Aaron Daugherty)

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