Topic: 3rd Brigade Combat Team
Written by Capt. Patrick Morgan
Kandahar Province, Afghanistan – A 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division nurse deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel saved the life of an Afghan National Defense Security Force member Saturday.
Captain Christine Kampas, a medical adviser, saved the Afghan by conducting CPR on him after he went into respiratory failure while being transported from an Afghan medical facility to a NATO military medical facility at Kandahar Airfield.
Fort Campbell, KY – In honor of the contributions and sacrifices made by military Retirees, Veterans, survivors and their Families, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell will host a Soldiers and Families for Life Appreciation Week September 21st-24th.
The week-long event will be held at various locations on the installation and will include an assortment of activities including a two-day job fair, Retiree appreciation day, benefits fair, golf tournament and street fair.
Montgomery County, TN – Congratulations to Woodlawn Volunteer Firefighter and Staff Sergeant James Munns for receiving a letter of commendation from the City of San Antonio Fire Department for his heroic efforts on August 11th while he was in Texas for military schooling.
According to the letter from San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood, “Munns took quick, skilled actions in treating a toddler for symptoms of potential heat exhaustion from being left alone in a hot car for an extended amount of time.”
Fort 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.
101st Airborne Division Lifeliners demonstrate capabilities during Sea Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise
Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
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.
Written by Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes
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.
Fort Campbell’s Gregory Becker is competing with Military’s Top Chefs for Armed Forces Chef of the Year
Written by Amy Perry
Fort 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.”
Written by Staff Sgt. Sierra Fown
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.
Written by Sgt. William White
Fort 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.
Written by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen
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.
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