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Fort Campbell’s 327th Infantry Regiment “Bulldogs” complete Eagle Flight III

 

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

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – As Soldiers from across the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) formation continue to prepare for upcoming training events, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment Soldiers took over Range 55 on Fort Campbell, KY, for a week of intensive company-level training from February 16th-19th.

The “Bulldogs” completed Eagle Flight III, which is a culminating exercise executed at the company level.

Soldiers with Company C, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) provide suppressive fire during the live fire exercise Feb. 17, 2016, at Range 55, Fort Campbell, KY. The “Bulldogs” battalion completed Eagle Flight III, which ensured all rifle companies were proficient on their weapons systems and encompassed various assets from outside the battalion. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Soldiers with Company C, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) provide suppressive fire during the live fire exercise Feb. 17, 2016, at Range 55, Fort Campbell, KY. The “Bulldogs” battalion completed Eagle Flight III, which ensured all rifle companies were proficient on their weapons systems and encompassed various assets from outside the battalion. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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APSU Governors Football to hold Military Appreciation Day this Saturday

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – When Austin Peay State University football team hosts Southeast Missouri for Saturday’s regular-season finale, it will do so in front of a host of our military friends from Fort Campbell, and Austin Peay’s northern neighbors will be heavily involved in the day’s festivities.

Austin Peay to hold Military Appreciation Day Saturday, November 6th. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay to hold Military Appreciation Day Saturday, November 6th. (APSU Sports Information)

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Fort Campbell receives visit from National Commission on the Future of the Army

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Two commissioners from the National Commission on the Future of the Army (NCFA) spent Tuesday morning at Fort Campbell as part of their congressionally-mandated mission.

The NCFA, made up of eight commissioners appointed by Congress and the President, has been charged with examining the structure of the Army and issues related to its size and force mix.

The Commission will make recommendations to the Congress and President on how to modify the Army’s structure based on anticipated mission requirements, acceptable levels of risk, and anticipated resources. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell 96th Aviation Support Battalion Soldiers give an old bird a new mission

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from B Company, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), work to refurbish an AH-1F Cobra at Fort Campbell, KY.

The soldiers, OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter mechanics and OH-58D armament-electrician-and-avionics technician specialists, began the work of cleaning, repainting and reassembling the helicopter that is to go on display in front of the Don F. Pratt Museum at Fort Campbell. This helicopter will join many others on display across from the museum.

Spc. Abraham Feria, B Company, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), OH-58D electronics, avionics and armament technician, installs rivets into the undercarriage of an AH-1F Cobra helicopter in the final stages of restoration at Fort Campbell, Ky., Aug. 19, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

Spc. Abraham Feria, B Company, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), OH-58D electronics, avionics and armament technician, installs rivets into the undercarriage of an AH-1F Cobra helicopter in the final stages of restoration at Fort Campbell, Ky., Aug. 19, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Eagle Assault remembers Fallen Pilots

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) conducted a ceremony in honor of fallen soldiers at Fort Campbell, KY, August 9th, 2013.

Two trees were dedicated, one to 1st Lt. Robert J. Hess, a UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter pilot, and one to Capt. Aaron Blanchard, an AH-64 Apache helicopter pilot, with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade.

Capt. Nathan White, chaplain, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) delivers the invocation at the beginning of a ceremony where two trees were dedicated to fallen comrades at Fort Campbell, KY, Aug. 9, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

Capt. Nathan White, chaplain, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) delivers the invocation at the beginning of a ceremony where two trees were dedicated to fallen comrades at Fort Campbell, KY, Aug. 9, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell 101st Combat Aviation Brigade No Mercy Soldiers go beyond the flight line

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionWings of Destiny

Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – A short profile of 1st Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force No Mercy at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan.

The army performs best when soldiers, leaders, commanders and family come together as a cohesive group. Within the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny, units strive to become more than just a unit.

Sgt. Lee Denhe (right) and Pfc. Keith Recore (left), D Company, 1st Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade avionics and weapons systems technicians, take a sighting kit off of an AH-64D Apache helicopter after conducting maintenance at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, Jan. 23, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

Sgt. Lee Denhe (right) and Pfc. Keith Recore (left), D Company, 1st Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade avionics and weapons systems technicians, take a sighting kit off of an AH-64D Apache helicopter after conducting maintenance at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, Jan. 23, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

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Fort Campbell episode of History Channel’s “Top Gear” airs February 5th

 

Written by Sgt. Joe Padula
2nd Brigade Combat Team PAO

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

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.

Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, Ky., shares a laugh with Tanner Foust, stunt driver and the host of Top Gear, during a break in shooting while filming an episode for the History Channel show at a Fort Campbell training area, Sept. 26. Foust challenged being captured by the 101st and its assets during a "cat and mouse" chase scenario and was impressed with the skills of the 101st units and their top gear.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, Ky., shares a laugh with Tanner Foust, stunt driver and the host of Top Gear, during a break in shooting while filming an episode for the History Channel show at a Fort Campbell training area, Sept. 26. Foust challenged being captured by the 101st and its assets during a “cat and mouse” chase scenario and was impressed with the skills of the 101st units and their top gear. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Apache crew chiefs take pride in a job well done

 

Written by  U.S. Army Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionWings of Destiny

Khowst Province, Afghanistan – The AH-64 Apache helicopter is one of the most feared aircraft in the skies over Afghanistan. The Apache was designed as an anti-armor attack helicopter that was to replace AH-1 Cobra. It first saw service in April 1986 and still supports Soldiers on the ground 27 years later.

The Apache is an amazing machine and extremely capable in a close air support role. The Apache, as amazing as it is, needs Soldiers to get it into the air and keep it there covering the ground operations in Afghanistan.

Spc. Marshall Miller, A Company, 1st Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, AH-64 Apache helicopter crew chief, enters communication data into the systems of an AH-64 Apache helicopter during pre-flight checks at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, Jan. 16, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

Spc. Marshall Miller, A Company, 1st Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, AH-64 Apache helicopter crew chief, enters communication data into the systems of an AH-64 Apache helicopter during pre-flight checks at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, Jan. 16, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

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Why We Serve: 101st Combat Aviation Brigade’s Private Jesse Ingram

 

Written by  U.S. Army Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionWings of DestinyBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Many people join the armed service to get their lives on track and achieve goals they have in mind for themselves.

For Army Pvt. Jesse Ingram, D Company, 1st Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force No Mercy, a 22-year-old native of Kendalia, Texas, that is just what he had in mind.

“I did heavy construction for four years before joining the Army,” said Ingram. “I wanted to try something new, travel and see new places. It was also the best option to get out. I was tired of being in my home town.”

Pvt. Jesse Ingram, D Company 1st Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force No Mercy, AH-64 Apache mechanic, a native of Kendalia, Texas, inventories and sorts parts at a maintenance hangar at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, October 18th, 2012. (published in Why We Serve: Pvt. Jesse Ingram by rceast)

Pvt. Jesse Ingram, D Company 1st Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force No Mercy, AH-64 Apache mechanic, a native of Kendalia, Texas, inventories and sorts parts at a maintenance hangar at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, October 18th, 2012. (published in Why We Serve: Pvt. Jesse Ingram by rceast)

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Fort Campbell’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team Hones Skills for Springtime Deployment to Afghanistan

 

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – All this week members of the Second Brigade Combat Team were out on the ranges of Fort Campbell honing the skills they will need for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. I was able to join them for a time on Thursday at Observation Point 12 (OP 12) where the soldiers of the Brigade were conducting a Fire Support Exercise that had started on Tuesday, and would run through Friday.

The exercise was training the brigade soldiers on how to combine different fire support assets in a combat situation including 80mm and 120mm mortars, 105mm artillery, along with Apache helicopters firing rockets and 30mm canons.

Colonel Daniel R. Walrath, the Commander of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team takes a turn firing the 120mm mortar

Colonel Daniel R. Walrath, the Commander of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team takes a turn firing the 120mm mortar

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