Topic: 502nd Infantry Regiment
Written by Sgt. David Hodge
Fort Campbell, KY – Leaders of Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) gathered to recognize two Soldiers as winners of the 2013 Non-Commissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition, Monday, June 3rd, at McAuliffe Hall.
Sgt. Jose L. Orozco and Spc. Jonathan D. Gragert appeared calm and collected as they stood at attention; representing both the 101st Airborne Division, and “the future of the U.S. Army,” according to Command Sgt. Major Mark F. Herndon, rear detachment command sergeant major.
Written by Sgt. Joe Padula
Fort Campbell, KY – Top Gear, an American motoring television series on the History Channel, is scheduled to air their second episode of its third season, February 5th, which was filmed inside the gates of Fort Campbell, KY during this past fall.
The week long production combined Hollywood magic with the military might of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), as the Screaming Eagle Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team and 159th Combat Aviation Brigade became part of the show’s cast.
2nd Brigade Combat Team
Fort Campbell, KY - Fort Campbell Strike’s 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), battled Taliban in their birthplace during their deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 10-11.
Here are some of their stories.
Civil War Battle at Fort Donelson teaches principles of Leadership to Fort Campbell’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike” leaders
Written by Sgt. Charlene Moler
Dover, TN – There are very few things that remain constant throughout the evolution of combat and the military. Officers and senior enlisted from 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), participated in a staff ride to the Fort Donelson Battlefield September 28th to learn the principles of leadership during the Civil War still hold true today.
The concept of a staff ride is to learn from historical battles by understanding what happened, the reason for the outcome of the battle and how those lessons can be applied in present conflicts.
Written by Sgt. Jon Heinrich
Fort Campbell, KY – Rain and lightning may have canceled all the softball games Monday, but it did little to dampen the spirits of the players.
Competitors showed up to muddy fields Tuesday morning ready to play in the Week of the Eagles 2012 Softball Tournament at North Sports complex here.
Thirteen teams representing the various brigades, division, medical, chemical and military police played strongly, but in the end 2nd Brigade Combat Team came out the winner of the tournament against 4th Brigade Combat Team.
Written by Spc. Paul Russ
Fort Campbell, KY – Basketball is just one of the 14-events that took place during the Week of the Eagles, 2012. The Strike team, made up of Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), has provided much excitement during the basketball tournament.
This inter-division 3-day competition, held at Fort Campbell’s Lozada gym began August 13th. The Strike team gave fans that came out to support more than their money’s worth.
The first game for the Strike Team seemed like an easy one. It started with tough defense, which was the focal point for the team during the competition.
Written by Specialist Bart Wigal
Fort Campbell, KY – This year, for the first time in the Screaming Eagle’s history, the game of Ultimate Frisbee is a part of the Week of the Eagles competition. The Week of the Eagles is celebrated each year to honor the activation of the 101st Airborne Division in 1942. This year is the division’s 70th anniversary.
Many ask, what is Ultimate Frisbee and the answer is quite long. The game of Ultimate Frisbee is like soccer mixed with football, mixed with hockey. It’s played with a seven-person team, on a 100-yard field with two 10-yard end zones. There is a “throw-off” down the field, after which the offense begins passing the disk.
Written by Specialist Jared Houke
Fort Campbell, KY – The Week of the Eagles has been a Fort Campbell tradition for over 70 years. This tradition brings not only Soldiers, but also their family members and Veterans of the Screaming Eagle family as well.
The events started in 1970’s to build the cohesion of Soldiers. Over that span, the events have evolved not just for Soldier participation, but also former Screaming Eagles and family members alike. The week is a highlight for some.
Written by Pfc. Jasmine Aguilar
Fort Campbell, KY – Go figure, one of the most competitive five and ten kilometer races at Fort Campbell is a called a Fun Run. They are both a timed team event, in which the outcome depends on an individual’s performance.
Each brigade within the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), has representing teams for each race. The teams met up on the Sunday morning of August 12th at Fort Campbell’s Sabalauski Air Assault School and put on display all of that hard work and physical training they’ve invested in for this ‘fun’ competition.
Written by Sgt. Joe Padula
2nd Brigade Combat Team PAO
Fort Campbell, KY – While the deployed Strike Advisory teams of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), continue their overseas mission of transitioning the combat lead to the Afghanistan National Security Forces in Eastern Afghan, the Team Campbell Strike Soldiers continue to train and prepare for future operations within the gates of Fort Campbell, KY.
Most Recently, Strike’s 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, also known as First Strike and whose military call sign is Talon, brings deployed scenarios every week to its stateside units and calls the operations Talon Shock.
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