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Fort Campbell Currahees conduct NCO, Soldier of the Quarter Competition

 

Written by Sgt. Justin Moeller
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

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Fort Campbell, KY – “I think that Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Quarter competitions are important to organizations, as it fosters a much-needed competitive spirit in our young NCOs and soldiers,” said Master Sgt. Leonard N. Taylor III, future operations noncommissioned officer in charge with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). “Additionally, it gives them a sense of pride being a representative of their unit specifically chosen to challenge the best the brigade has to offer.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell Currahee Cavalry Regiment receives Gold Spurs

 

Written by Sgt. Justin Moeller
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

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Khowst Province, Afghanistan – “Today we took a little time out of our schedule to honor traditions of the past and award the gold spurs to all of the troopers in 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment,” said Lt. Col. Thomas T. Sutton, squadron commander of 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Jeremy A. Woodard, an engineer officer with 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), rides a horse while holding the Headquarters Troop Guidon, during a spur ceremony at Camp Clark, Afghanistan, Oct. 11, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Jeremy A. Woodard, an engineer officer with 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), rides a horse while holding the Headquarters Troop Guidon, during a spur ceremony at Camp Clark, Afghanistan, Oct. 11, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Currahees discuss the importance of Hispanic Heritage Month

 

Written by Sgt. David Cox
4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – From September 15th through October 15th, our nation will observe Hispanic Heritage month. This observance provides the Currahees an opportunity to discuss the contributions Hispanic-Americans have been making within the U.S. Army since the Revolutionary War.

Originally titled “Hispanic American Week,” the observance began in 1968 under President Lyndon B. Johnson; it was expanded to 30 days and written in to law under President Ronald Reagan on August 17th, 1988.

Sgt. Jose Rivera assists Pvt. 1st Class Armando Luna, both automated logistical specialist with Echo Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, with entering inventory data into a computer program. (Sgt. David Cox, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

Sgt. Jose Rivera assists Pvt. 1st Class Armando Luna, both automated logistical specialist with Echo Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, with entering inventory data into a computer program. (Sgt. David Cox, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell 101st Airborne Division’s Hero of the Battle for July 27th 2013

 

Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, the Command of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) announced the 101st Airborne Division Hero of the Battle for July 27th.

The 4th Brigade Combat TeamFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Air Base, Afghanistan – This week’s Hero of the Battle for the 101st Airborne Division is Sgt. Corey Slayton, of A Troop, 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101 Airborne Division (Air Assault).

Sgt. Slayton has demonstrated an innate ability to understand and lead Soldiers in a combat environment. As a squad leader, he addresses the readiness of his Soldiers to be prepared for mounted and dismounted patrols while balancing their basic skills and professional growth.

Sgt. Corey Slayton, of A Troop, 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101 Airborne Division (Air Assault) (U.S. Army Photo)

Sgt. Corey Slayton, of A Troop, 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101 Airborne Division (Air Assault) (U.S. Army Photo)

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Fort Campbell Currahees compete for Soldier, Non-commissioned Officer of the Quarter

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Justin Moeller
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

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Khowst Province, Afghanistan – Select Soldiers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahee”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), participated in the Soldier, Non-commissioned Officer of the quarter board at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan.

“We still have to sharpen our skills, we can’t just say ‘I’m good at what I do’,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston, command sergeant major of the 4th BCT, 101st  Abn. Div., and president of the board for the Soldier and NCO of the Quarter. “Boards, and the way we set this one up, are a way to sharpen our skills both mentally and physically.”

U.S. Army Spc. Sean C. Poole, an infantryman with 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahee”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fires an M9 at a target while competing for Soldier of the Quarter at forward operating base Salerno, Afghanistan, July 14, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Spc. Sean C. Poole, an infantryman with 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahee”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fires an M9 at a target while competing for Soldier of the Quarter at forward operating base Salerno, Afghanistan, July 14, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s Currahees take the Spur Ride Challenge

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson
4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionThe CurraheesFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, earned their spurs during a Spur Ride on October 24th to 25th, 2012 at Fort Campbell, KY.

The cavalry tradition within the U.S. Army is called the Order of the Spur. Any Soldier serving with cavalry units (referred to as troopers) can be inducted into the Order of the Spur after successfully completing a “Spur Ride” or for having served during combat as a member of or with a Cavalry unit.

Trying to earn the coveted spurs of a Cavalry "Trooper", Soldiers with 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, a fire team moves into a support by fire position covered by the other fire team in the Movement to Contact lane during a Spur Ride, Oct. 24 to 25, 2012, as a Spur Holder observes their movement, commands and team work, at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

Trying to earn the coveted spurs of a Cavalry “Trooper”, Soldiers with 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, a fire team moves into a support by fire position covered by the other fire team in the Movement to Contact lane during a Spur Ride, Oct. 24 to 25, 2012, as a Spur Holder observes their movement, commands and team work, at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahees” walk and shoot during Eagle Flight III

 

Written by Sgt. Kimberly K. Menzies
4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conducted walk-and-shoot training exercises September 28th to October 4th, 2012 as part of the Eagle Flight III field exercise at Fort Campbell, KY.

“The purpose of the walk-and-shoots is to train company, battery and troop level leadership on how to better integrate indirect fire support assets whether it be mortars, artillery, [close combat aircraft] and close air support with direct fire systems in a maneuver setting such as movement to contact or an attack,” said Maj. John Montgomery, the battalion operations officer with 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Bde., 101st Abn. Div.

A 60mm mortar system mortar crew with Company D, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, receive firing directions from their mortar squad leader during the walk-and-shoot exercise of Eagle Flight III on Sept. 28, 2012 at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

A 60mm mortar system mortar crew with Company D, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, receive firing directions from their mortar squad leader during the walk-and-shoot exercise of Eagle Flight III on Sept. 28, 2012 at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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61st Cavalry Regiment and 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment conduct Air Ground Integration Training at Fort Campbell

 

Video by Spc. Bradley Parrish
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

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Fort Campbell, KY – U.S. Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team and 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division conduct Air Ground Integration training August 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, 2012, at Fort Campbell, KY.

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Fort Campbell’s 61st Cavalry Regiment and 159th Combat Aviation Brigade conduct Air Ground Integration training

 

Video by Spc. Bradley Parrish
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

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Fort Campbell, KY – A short review of U.S. Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team and 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division conducting Air Ground Integration training.

The training took place  on August 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, 2012, at Fort Campbell, KY.

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment Soldiers Honor fellow Currahees on D-Day

 

Video by Spc. Bradley Parrish
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

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Fort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, celebrate the 68th anniversary of D-Day, June 6th 2012, with a motivational run in memory of the fallen Currahees.

The run was to honor fellow Currahees on D-Day.

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