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Fort Campbell’s Lifeliner NCOs inducted into NCO Corps

 

Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – “As you walk through those arches know that this is your starting point as an NCO,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Michael J. Perry, senior enlisted advisor for the 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

Soldiers from 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde. hosted the brigade Noncommissioned Officer Induction Ceremony at Wilson Theater on Fort Campbell, KY, May 18th.

Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Graham Jr., command sergeant major for 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), swears in the newly inducted noncommissioned officers to the NCO corps during the NCO Induction Ceremony at Wilson Theater on Fort Campbell, Ky., May 18, 2016. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Graham Jr., command sergeant major for 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), swears in the newly inducted noncommissioned officers to the NCO corps during the NCO Induction Ceremony at Wilson Theater on Fort Campbell, Ky., May 18, 2016. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s Task Force Strike Soldiers build camp in Erbil, Iraq

 

Written by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Erbil, Iraq – LSA Strike is named after the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) whose Soldiers comprise Task Force Strike in northern Iraq.

When we first got here, all there was, was gravel.” said 1st Lt. Kalapu Fasavalu, platoon leader in Company C, 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion, Task Force Strike, from Long Beach, California. “There were no facilities set up at all.”

As part of their deployment during Operation Inherent Resolve, Soldiers of Task Force Strike, are moving to many locations throughout Iraq to advise and assist the Iraqi Security Forces.

Pfc. Mark Herron, a Soldier in Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion, Task Force Strike, helps set up a tent May 18, 2016, at Life Support Area Strike in Erbil, Iraq. Task Force Strike, comprised of Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), is in Iraq as part of Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve, building partner capacity and advising and assisting Iraqi Security Forces.  (1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

Pfc. Mark Herron, a Soldier in Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion, Task Force Strike, helps set up a tent May 18, 2016, at Life Support Area Strike in Erbil, Iraq. Task Force Strike, comprised of Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), is in Iraq as part of Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve, building partner capacity and advising and assisting Iraqi Security Forces. (1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

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Fort Campbell’s Strike Brigade takes charge of advise, assist mission in North Iraq

 

Written by 1st Lt. Daniel I. Johnson
Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve

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Erbil, Iraq – The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), took over the division-level advise and assist mission in northern Iraq from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, during a ceremony May 15th, in Erbil, Iraq.

About 1,250 1st BCT “Warriors” of the 10th Mountain Division making up Task Force Warrior redeployed back to Fort Drum, New York, after serving nine months in Iraq and Kuwait, training and advising and assisting Iraqi Security Forces in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

Col. Brett Sylvia, the commander of 2nd Brigade 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), “Task Force Strike,” and Command Sgt. Maj. Jeremy Gebhardt, the senior noncommissioned officer for 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2nd BCT, uncase the Strike Brigade’s colors during their transfer of authority ceremony in Erbil, Iraq, May 17th, 2016. (Staff Sgt. Peter Berardi, 205th Press Camp Headquarters)

Col. Brett Sylvia, the commander of 2nd Brigade 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), “Task Force Strike,” and Command Sgt. Maj. Jeremy Gebhardt, the senior noncommissioned officer for 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2nd BCT, uncase the Strike Brigade’s colors during their transfer of authority ceremony in Erbil, Iraq, May 17th, 2016. (Staff Sgt. Peter Berardi, 205th Press Camp Headquarters)

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101st Airborne Division Soldier dies from injuries sustained during training exercise at Fort Polk

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldier died May 10th from injuries sustained during a live-fire training exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, LA.

Soldiers and Department of Emergency Services personnel responded immediately to the incident, where the Soldier was transported to Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital on Fort Polk where he was later pronounced deceased.

The incident is currently under investigation and the name of the Soldier is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Fort Campbell Soldier passes away from injuries sustained during training exercise at Fort Polk.

Fort Campbell Soldier passes away from injuries sustained during training exercise at Fort Polk.

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Rabbi provides Passover services to CJFLCC-OIR service members

 

Written by Sgt. Katie Eggers
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionBaghdad, Iraq – Passover is one of the most celebrated Jewish holidays. It is an eight-day celebration that starts with a Seder meal commemorating the biblical story of when the Angel of Death passed over the homes of Israelites, sparing their first-born children and ultimately emancipating them from slavery in ancient Egypt.

From April 28th to April 30th, Jewish service members and civilian contractors deployed in support of Combined Joint Force Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve celebrated Passover services and Seder meals provided by a rabbi at the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center in Iraq.

Sgt. Jason Nesman, the Combined Joint Force Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve chaplain operations noncommissioned officer, Master Sgt. Fredrick D. Murphy, CJFLCC-OIR master chaplain assistant, Maj. Andrew Schulman, a rabbi with the 7th Mission Support Command, Kaiserslautern, Germany, and Lt. Col. David A. Bowlus, CJFLCC-OIR chaplain, celebrate a traditional Seder meal at the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center in Baghdad April 30, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Katie Eggers)

Sgt. Jason Nesman, the Combined Joint Force Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve chaplain operations noncommissioned officer, Master Sgt. Fredrick D. Murphy, CJFLCC-OIR master chaplain assistant, Maj. Andrew Schulman, a rabbi with the 7th Mission Support Command, Kaiserslautern, Germany, and Lt. Col. David A. Bowlus, CJFLCC-OIR chaplain, celebrate a traditional Seder meal at the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center in Baghdad April 30, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Katie Eggers)

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Fort Campbell’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike” cases colors in preparation for deployment to Iraq

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Sierra A. Melendez
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – The ceremony marks the 4th time the storied brigade cased its’ colors in preparation for a deployment to Iraq; the 7th overall in support of the Global War on Terror.

Little remains known about Strike’s impending mission, however, their focal point will be advising and assisting Iraqi counterparts against insurgents.

The Strike brigade will join the Screaming Eagle’s headquarters, who deployed to the region a few short weeks ago. Units within Strike will be deployed throughout several locations in both Iraq and Kuwait.

Guidon bearers stand with the American flag and the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division unit colors during a traditional colors of the casing ceremony at ‘Hangar 3’, Apr. 27, 2016. This the fourth time the unit cases its colors for a deployment to Iraq. (Spc. Andres Alegria, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault))

Guidon bearers stand with the American flag and the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division unit colors during a traditional colors of the casing ceremony at ‘Hangar 3’, Apr. 27, 2016. This the fourth time the unit cases its colors for a deployment to Iraq. (Spc. Andres Alegria, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault))

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101st Airborne Division’s Wedge Battalion conducts field training exercise at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers of 129 Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted a Battalion level field training exercise, Operation Eagle Hammer, on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, from April 4th-13th.

The Soldiers of 129 CSSB went through situational training exercise lanes, convoy live fires, and company field training exercises in order to prepare for Operation Eagle Hammer.

Within the first days of the exercise each company was given a designated area. Soldiers then had to set up their perimeter defense in order to defend their company’s area from enemy forces.

A CH-47 Chinook helicopter transports a Humvee after the sling load team from 227th Quartermaster Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), attached the vehicle to the aircraft during battalion’s field training exercise on Fort Campbell, Ky., April 12, 2016. (U.S. Army Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

A CH-47 Chinook helicopter transports a Humvee after the sling load team from 227th Quartermaster Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), attached the vehicle to the aircraft during battalion’s field training exercise on Fort Campbell, Ky., April 12, 2016. (U.S. Army Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell 101st Special Troops Battalion Signal Soldiers sharpen combat skills at FTX

 

Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with 58th Signal Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), set out to sharpen their tactical and technical skills during a week-long field training exercise on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, March 14th-18th.

“The intent of this training exercise was to have the Soldiers establish a signal site, place their defense for the site and to set up their signal assemblages for their individual teams,” said 1st Sgt. Mark Gomez Sr., first sergeant for 58th Sig. Company.

In the past, “Spartan” Company has focused mainly on their technical skills. This time around the Spartans were able to train and grasp a well-rounded understanding of why “Soldiering” skills are extremely important.

Spc. Jaclyn Fagan, a connects the Join Network Nod to the generator in order to give it power and be able to provide her command team with reliable voice and video communication during a field training exercise on Fort Campbell, Ky., March 17, 2016. (U.S. Army Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Spc. Jaclyn Fagan, a connects the Join Network Nod to the generator in order to give it power and be able to provide her command team with reliable voice and video communication during a field training exercise on Fort Campbell, Ky., March 17, 2016. (U.S. Army Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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101st Sustainment Brigade’s Spartan Company tests Air Assault skills

 

Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 58th Signal Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), put their Air Assault skills to the test during an air assault movement operation in the training area of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, March 14th.

The air assault operation commenced “Spartan” companies field training exercise were they will put both their tactical and technical skills to the test in preparation for the battalion’s upcoming perimeter defensive live fire exercise (PDLFX).

A UH-60 with Soldiers from 58th Signal Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) takes off from training area 12 to transport the Soldiers so they can commence their week long training exercise on Fort Campbell, Ky., March 14, 2016. (U.S. Army Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

A UH-60 with Soldiers from 58th Signal Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) takes off from training area 12 to transport the Soldiers so they can commence their week long training exercise on Fort Campbell, Ky., March 14, 2016. (U.S. Army Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Headquarters cases colors at Fort Campbell, looks to Iraq mission

 

Written by Sgt. William White
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) headquarters cased its colors February 25th before a nine-month deployment to Iraq in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve.

Soldiers, family members and community leaders attended the ceremony to bid farewell to the Screaming Eagles as they prepare to train and advise the Iraqi army in its mission to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

“Today we case our colors as we deploy in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and replace the 82nd Airborne Division headquarters as the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command in Iraq,” said Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky (left), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commanding general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory F. Nowak (right), 101st Airborne Division command sergeant major, case the storied 101st colors Feb. 25, during a ceremony officially marking the division's deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky (left), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commanding general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory F. Nowak (right), 101st Airborne Division command sergeant major, case the storied 101st colors Feb. 25, during a ceremony officially marking the division’s deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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