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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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Fort Campbell Soldier Welds a stronger bond in Afghanistan

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class John Brown
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Jalalabad, Afghanistan – When U.S. Army Spc. April Harvey walked into the recruiting office near her hometown of Gallup, NM, after graduating high school, she knew she wanted to take control of her life, and she wanted to do it her way.

As with any soldier that enlists into the Army, Harvey was offered several different jobs, or military occupational specialties. While at the recruiting station, Harvey was offered a series of jobs: 68W (Medic), 42A (Human Resources Specialist), 92Y (Logistics Specialist) and other jobs that just weren’t the kind of thing that fit Harvey’s personality.

U.S. Army Spc. April Harvey, a metal worker with Company B, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), increases security by welding heavy duty hinges onto a series of gates on Forward Operating Base Fenty, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, Jan. 16, 2013. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class John D. Brown, CT 1-101 Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Spc. April Harvey, a metal worker with Company B, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), increases security by welding heavy duty hinges onto a series of gates on Forward Operating Base Fenty, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, Jan. 16, 2013. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class John D. Brown, CT 1-101 Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team Quick Reaction Force ready to give Force Protection on a moments notice

 

Written by U.S. Army 1st Lt. Lisa Maginot
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan – Company B, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Quick Reaction Force (QRF) train for any potential emergency situation in which their team could be called to assist, protect and defend Coalition Forces on and around Jalalabad Airfield.

U.S. Army Spc. Peter Brousseau, a member of the Forward Operating Base Fenty Quick Reaction Force and the 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, attaches an anchor weight in order to prevent a water supply tank from rolling over. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Lisa Maginot, 426th BSB Unit Public Affairs Representative)

U.S. Army Spc. Peter Brousseau, a member of the Forward Operating Base Fenty Quick Reaction Force and the 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, attaches an anchor weight in order to prevent a water supply tank from rolling over. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Lisa Maginot, 426th BSB Unit Public Affairs Representative)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team Taskmasters train on powerful weapon systems

 

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 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division recently conducted crew-served weapons training March 20th, outside Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam, Afghanistan.

The Soldiers fired their M249 Squad Automatic Weapons, MK-48 machine guns, M2 .50 caliber machine guns and MK-19 automatic grenade launchers. They even trained on vehicle recovery while at the range.

U.S. Army Spc. Sean Michaels, a motor transport operator with Company A, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and native to Horseheads, N.Y., fires the MK-48 machine gun March 20 at a range outside Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, CT 1-101 Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Spc. Sean Michaels, a motor transport operator with Company A, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and native to Horseheads, N.Y., fires the MK-48 machine gun March 20 at a range outside Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, CT 1-101 Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team Taskmasters maintain traditions in Afghanistan

 

Written by  Sgt. 1st Class John D. Brown

1st Brigade Combat TeamFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionForward Operating Base Fenty,  Afghanistan – To be called a noncommissioned officer, or NCO, in the U.S. Army means that you have met the requirements set forth by the Army to be promoted to the rank of sergeant and the senior enlisted Soldiers and officers above you have the confidence in your ability to allow you to lead your fellow Soldiers. But that is just the beginning.

On February 6th, at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan, Task Force Taskmaster, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, hosted an NCO induction ceremony to welcome 53 newly promoted Soldiers into the corps of NCOs that make up the backbone of the Army.

The official party for the Task Force Taskmaster NCO Induction Ceremony, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, renders a salute to the colors during the playing of the National Anthem at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 6, 2013. (Sgt. 1st Class John D. Brown/U.S. Army)

The official party for the Task Force Taskmaster NCO Induction Ceremony, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, renders a salute to the colors during the playing of the National Anthem at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 6, 2013. (Sgt. 1st Class John D. Brown/U.S. Army)

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Afghan Air Force receives combat lifesaving training at Jalalabad Airfield from Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team Medics

 

Written by 1st Lt. Lisa Maginot
Task Force 426 Unit Public Affairs Representative

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan – Soldiers of Company C, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conducted a five-day Combat Lifesaver, or CLS, course with the Afghan Air Force at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan, January 5th-9th.

The five days consisted of intense medical training for the AAF personnel, who learned how to treat a combat casualty.  Specifically, they learned how to control traumatic bleeding, assess and maintain an airway, treat chest wounds and stabilize broken bones.

Soldiers from the Afghan Air Force practiced combat lifesaver skills on medical dummies Jan. 8th, 2013, at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan. The AAF personnel were trained in CLS by medics from Company C, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. (Courtesy photo by U.S. Army 1st Lt. Lisa Maginot)

Soldiers from the Afghan Air Force practiced combat lifesaver skills on medical dummies Jan. 8th, 2013, at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan. The AAF personnel were trained in CLS by medics from Company C, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. (Courtesy photo by U.S. Army 1st Lt. Lisa Maginot)

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Christmas with the Wynns of 101st Airborne Division

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Air Field, Afghanistan – Sgt. 1st Class Audra Wynn, A Company, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade 101st Airborne Division truck master, and Master Sgt. Lemuel Wynn, Headquarters Support Company, 96th Aviation Support Battalion operations non-commissioned officer in charge, have been married for 16 years and have been through many deployments together.

Being a dual-military couple, deployments can make having a family difficult.

Master Sgt. Lemuel Wynn, Headquarters Support Company, 96th Aviation Support Battalion operations non-commissioned officer in charge, walks with his wife, Sgt. 1st Class Audra Wynn, A Company, 426th Brigade Support Battalion truckmaster, from the helicopter terminal to begin spending Christmas together at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, on Christmas Eve. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

Master Sgt. Lemuel Wynn, Headquarters Support Company, 96th Aviation Support Battalion operations non-commissioned officer in charge, walks with his wife, Sgt. 1st Class Audra Wynn, A Company, 426th Brigade Support Battalion truckmaster, from the helicopter terminal to begin spending Christmas together at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, on Christmas Eve. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

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Preventive medicine keeps 101st Airborne Soldiers in the fight

 

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

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionForward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan – When Soldiers deploy, they have a lot to think about in order to stay safe so they can return home to their families.

Preventive medicine medics assist Soldiers by ensuring their health and safety is not at risk so the Soldiers themselves have less to worry about.

Pfc. Demetrius Roberson, a preventive medicine medic with Company C, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, works daily to prevent disease and bodily injuries to Soldiers on Forward Operating Base Fenty and other FOBs and combat outposts across Afghanistan.

U.S. Army Pfc. Demetrius Roberson, a preventive medicine medic with Company C, 426th Brigade Supoprt Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, pours water into a measuring cup to begin testing its quality Dec. 17th, 2012, on Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan. Preventive medicine medics routinely check water, food and other hazards around FOBs to prevent disease and bodily injuries and ensure the health and safety of Soldiers. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, Task Force 1-101 PAO)

U.S. Army Pfc. Demetrius Roberson, a preventive medicine medic with Company C, 426th Brigade Supoprt Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, pours water into a measuring cup to begin testing its quality Dec. 17th, 2012, on Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan. Preventive medicine medics routinely check water, food and other hazards around FOBs to prevent disease and bodily injuries and ensure the health and safety of Soldiers. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, Task Force 1-101 PAO)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne” set to begin next Rendezvous with Destiny

 

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

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – With the cold of the day and even colder night, the soldiers said their goodbyes to the Families as they climbed onto the buses to begin their deployment to Afghanistan.

For the soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, having support from their Families is the motivation need to succeed in their next deployment.

Maj. General James McConville, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division, speaks to soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team Oct. 29 at the airfield terminal here before they deploy to Afghanistan. The soldiers represent the brigade’s advance part teams and will lead the brigade in its next rendezvous with destiny. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

Maj. General James McConville, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division, speaks to soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team Oct. 29 at the airfield terminal here before they deploy to Afghanistan. The soldiers represent the brigade’s advance part teams and will lead the brigade in its next rendezvous with destiny. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

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Fort Campbell Exercise trains unit Mechanics to recover Vehicles in Combat

 

Written by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Damaged nearly beyond repair, they work quickly to bring the vehicle right side up knowing one day bullets will accompany their struggles.

The reintroduction of recovering vehicles in the midst of battle is still a ways away for the Taskmaster mechanics, but their training started here at the ranges January 31st.

Soldiers of Company B, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, work together to place their rigging system back in its place during wrecker training here at the ranges Jan. 31st. (Photo by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.)

Soldiers of Company B, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, work together to place their rigging system back in its place during wrecker training here at the ranges Jan. 31st. (Photo by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.)

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