Clarksville, TN Online: News, Opinion, Arts & Entertainment.


Topic: 626th Brigade Support Battalion

A legacy of courage, strength honored at Fort Campbell during the 101st Airborne Division Review

 

Written by Sgt. William Battle
372nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The sun may have been bright this morning, but it could not shine brighter than the pride of the 101st Airborne Division as 12,800 Soldiers stood together on the Division Parade Field to close out this year’s Week of the Eagles celebration.

The theme of the 2014 observance was “Remembering the 101st in Vietnam: Building on the legacy of courage and strength,” and gathered at the parade field were representatives of the division’s history looking upon the Soldiers that are the division’s present and future – building on that legacy created by the Veterans in attendance.

12,800 soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division stand on the Division Parade Field (Jerry Woller/ Fort Campbell Multimedia Visual Information Service Center)

12,800 soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division stand on the Division Parade Field (Jerry Woller/ Fort Campbell Multimedia Visual Information Service Center)

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: News | No Comments
 

Fort Campbell Rakkasans to get new Leaders

 

Written by Army Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – The change of command and change of responsibility ceremony is a time honored tradition within the Army.

Leaders pass on their responsibility for taking care of and training Soldiers to new leadership after they serve their time within that position.

Leaders, both commissioned and noncommissioned, within 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasan,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), will not only pass their responsibilities over to new leaders, but also their knowledge, their strengths and the commitment of upholding the legacy of being a Rakkasan. «Read the rest of this article»

Sections: News | No Comments
 

Trip to the dentist: How partnership builds a healthier Afghanistan

 

Written by U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Joshua S. Edwards
129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Khowst Province, Afghanistan – As the Afghan National Army Soldier lay in the dentist’s chair, visibly uncomfortable and in pain, the ANA dentist started probing the partially decayed tooth that was in need of extraction.

Despite being in a country where very few medical and dental facilities can be found, the ANA Garrison Support Unit Troop Medical Clinic located at Camp Parsa, an ANA training base, is a level-two healthcare facility that treats nearly 300 patients a week.

U.S. Army Sgt. Brian Kavanagh, a radiology specialist, Company C, 626th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), consults with Afghan National Army Dentist Cpt. Mirwais Hussaini, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, through the use of an interpreter at Camp Parsa, April 14, 2013. The procedure was part of an ongoing partnership between ANA and U.S. Army medical personnel for ANA troops. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Joshua S. Edwards, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Sgt. Brian Kavanagh, a radiology specialist, Company C, 626th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), consults with Afghan National Army Dentist Cpt. Mirwais Hussaini, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, through the use of an interpreter at Camp Parsa, April 14, 2013. The procedure was part of an ongoing partnership between ANA and U.S. Army medical personnel for ANA troops. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Joshua S. Edwards, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: News | No Comments
 


Fort Campbell 3rd Brigade Combat Team Ministry Soldiers make dream a reality before Easter

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division PAO

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Khowst Province, Afghanistan – Within the early days of their deployment, a team of chaplain’s assistants came together with a plan: a mutual agreement making something beautiful for all to enjoy, helping make days here in Afghanistan brighter.

Within their offices at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, the team of assistants from various battalions within the 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), decided to restore the chapel after it had been heavily damaged in an attack in the summer of 2012.

Stained glass windows that were hand-painted by a team of chaplain’s assistants are now on display at the chapel on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. A team of chaplain’s assistants teamed up together to finish the restoration of their chapel after it was badly damaged by an attack on the FOB in the summer of 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, TF 3/101 Public Affairs)

Stained glass windows that were hand-painted by a team of chaplain’s assistants are now on display at the chapel on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. A team of chaplain’s assistants teamed up together to finish the restoration of their chapel after it was badly damaged by an attack on the FOB in the summer of 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, TF 3/101 Public Affairs)

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: News | No Comments
 

3rd Brigade Combat Team’s Helicopter Landing Zone team keeps Soldiers supplied in the fight

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionRakkasanKhowst Province, Afghanistan – “There is no rush like sling loading,” said U.S. Army Sgt. Joshua Keller, the day-shift Helicopter Landing Zone noncommissioned officer in charge.

Getting soldiers the supplies they need to sustain combat operations takes careful planning. Delivery methods vary given the type of items in need and the degree of danger taken to deliver them to their destination.

U.S. Army Spc. Pete Sigala, who hails from Anaheim, Calif., a helicoper landing zone sling load specialist from Headquarters Company, 626th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), awaits as a civilian contacted air asset helicopter approaches for a sling load of supplies at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Nov. 5, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, TF 3/101 Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Spc. Pete Sigala, who hails from Anaheim, Calif., a helicoper landing zone sling load specialist from Headquarters Company, 626th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), awaits as a civilian contacted air asset helicopter approaches for a sling load of supplies at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Nov. 5, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, TF 3/101 Public Affairs)

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: News | No Comments
 

Army’s Top Non-commissioned Officer attends Rakkasan Logistics Ball

 

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

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionHopkinsville, KY – Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III was the guest speaker at the 626th Brigade Support Battalion, Rakkasan Logistics Ball last Friday at the James E. Bruce Convention Center.

The night was full of pomp and circumstance following the long traditions of a formal military ball. The colors were posted and “The Star Spangled Banner” played followed by a moment of silence for the missing and fallen.

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III shakes hands with Sgt. 1st Class Jeffery L. Jefferson, Delta Company, 626 Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III was the guest speaker at the 626th Brigade Support Battalion, Rakkasan Logistics Ball last Friday at the James E. Bruce Convention Center. (Photo by Staff Sgt. David Reiley)

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III shakes hands with Sgt. 1st Class Jeffery L. Jefferson, Delta Company, 626 Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III was the guest speaker at the 626th Brigade Support Battalion, Rakkasan Logistics Ball last Friday at the James E. Bruce Convention Center. (Photo by Staff Sgt. David Reiley)

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: News | No Comments
 



Personal Controls

Archives