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Fort Campbell announces Increased Noise, Range Activity Expected During Upcoming Explosives Training

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Select units of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will employ live Mine Clearing Line Charges (MICLIC) in the Fort Campbell training area August 25th-26th. These charges carry a high quantity of explosives and residents in and around Fort Campbell should expect increased noise and vibrations during this period.

Major impacts are expected August 25th between 10:00am and 4:00pm and August 26th between 11:00am and 5:00pm. The training and detonations will occur near Training Area 20, in the vicinity of Los Banos Drop Zone, south of Jordon Springs Road. This notice of significant range activity is provided as a courtesy for residents of neighboring communities.

Fort Campbell Kentucky. Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) "Screaming Eagles". (U.S. Army Photo by Sam Shore/Released)

Fort Campbell Kentucky. Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) “Screaming Eagles”. (U.S. Army Photo by Sam Shore/Released)

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Army Human Resources Command Road Show visits Fort Campbell

 

Written by Lt. Col. Janet Herrick
U.S. Army Human Resources Command

U.S. Army Human Resources CommandFort Campbell, KY – The commanding general of Human Resources Command met with executive leaders, human resource managers and officers to discuss the latest in force shaping and career management during a two-day HRC Road Show at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, August 16th-17th.

Maj. Gen. Thomas C. Seamands reflected on past drawdowns and shared the Army’s guiding principles in transitioning the force: optimize readiness, retain the best, build depth and invest in experience.

Maj. Gen. Thomas C. Seamands, commanding general of the Human Resources Command (HRC), meets with personnel managers and answers their questions during an HRC Road Show at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Aug. 16. Seamands discussed key topics including force shaping, career management, and promotions. (Lt. Col. Janet Herrick, U.S. Army Human Resources Command)

Maj. Gen. Thomas C. Seamands, commanding general of the Human Resources Command (HRC), meets with personnel managers and answers their questions during an HRC Road Show at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Aug. 16. Seamands discussed key topics including force shaping, career management, and promotions. (Lt. Col. Janet Herrick, U.S. Army Human Resources Command)

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Deputy Commanding General for Army Materiel Command Lt. Gen. Larry Wyche visits Fort Campbell

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – The deputy commanding general for United States Army Materiel Command, Lt. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, visited units here, August 9th.

“I want to know what is going well and what we need to do in those areas that are facing challenges,” said Wyche.

Wyche’s first stop was with the leaders of Fort Campbell’s Mission and Installation Contracting Command.

Angela Jacobs, deputy director for Fort Campbell’s MICC, shared the organization’s services and accomplishments. Two individuals from MICC received coins from Wyche for their outstanding work and performance.

Lt. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, deputy commanding general for the United States Army Material Command, presents Spc. Iverem Wilson, a nodal network systems operator – maintainer with 58th Signal Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div. (Air Assault), with a coin at Wilson Theater on Fort Campbell, Ky., Aug. 9, 2016, for her outstanding performance as Distinguished Honor Graduate from the Basic Leaders Course. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Lt. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, deputy commanding general for the United States Army Material Command, presents Spc. Iverem Wilson, a nodal network systems operator – maintainer with 58th Signal Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div. (Air Assault), with a coin at Wilson Theater on Fort Campbell, Ky., Aug. 9, 2016, for her outstanding performance as Distinguished Honor Graduate from the Basic Leaders Course. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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U.S. Army announces additional 101st Airborne Division troops to deploy to Iraq

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of the Army announced today the deployment of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stationed in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, with approximately 400 soldiers to Iraq this summer in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

These soldiers will deploy as a part of the President’s recent announcement of an increase in authorized troop levels in Iraq.

They will join approximately 1,300 previously deployed soldiers from the same unit which deployed this spring.

101st Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team to deploy to Iraq. (Sam Shore)

101st Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team to deploy to Iraq. (Sam Shore)

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2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division welcomes new Strike 7

 

Written by Maj. Ireka Sanders
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Erbil, Iraq – Command Sgt. Maj. John A. Brady, command sergeant major of the “Strike” brigade, relinquished responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Jason L. Wilson, who comes to Strike from the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, Louisiana, where he played a role in preparing the Soldiers currently deployed to Iraq.

“Command Sgt. Maj. Brady, I have been told on multiple occasions that I have big shoes to fill succeeding you here as the brigade command sergeant major, and they are right,” said Wilson during the ceremony. “What you have been able to accomplish here has been nothing short of amazing.”

Col. Brett G. Sylvia, commander, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), passes the unit’s colors to Command Sgt. Maj. John L. Wilson, incoming brigade command sergeant major, during a change of responsibility ceremony held July 23, in Erbil, Iraq. (Staff Sgt. Peter J. Berardi)

Col. Brett G. Sylvia, commander, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), passes the unit’s colors to Command Sgt. Maj. John L. Wilson, incoming brigade command sergeant major, during a change of responsibility ceremony held July 23, in Erbil, Iraq. (Staff Sgt. Peter J. Berardi)

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101st Airborne Division Task Force Strike Soldiers and Aviation units refine sling load skills

 

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

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Taji, Iraq – Soldiers from Task Force Strike, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and pilots from Company B, 1st Battalion, 168th Aviation Brigade refined their sling load skills at Camp Taji, Iraq, July 15th.

As the U.S. Army’s only Air Assault division, the 101st is trained and equipped to conduct operations to rapidly move around the battlefield.

A hook-up team, consisting of Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, Task Force Strike, attach an M1151 Humvee to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during a sling load training exercise July 16 2016, in Taji, Iraq. (1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

A hook-up team, consisting of Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, Task Force Strike, attach an M1151 Humvee to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during a sling load training exercise July 16 2016, in Taji, Iraq. (1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Pathfinder Company to be deactivated on Tuesday, August 2nd

 

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016, F Company, 5th Battalion (101st Pathfinder Company), 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will be deactivated.

The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10:00am. The location is subject to change in the case of inclement weather, a weather call will be made the morning of the event.

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101st Airborne Division Lifeliners stay resilient at Fort Campbell

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – Regardless of military occupational specialty or rank, resiliency plays a huge role in the daily performance of Soldiers. Soldiers from 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), took part on in the first brigade-wide “Lifeliner Resilience Days” at the Passenger Processing Center on Fort Campbell, KY, June 28th-30th.

The three-day event involved Lifeliner brigade’s two organic battalions in order to assess the effectiveness of the materiel being taught to the Soldiers.

Staff Sgt. Amber D. Jesse, a motor transport operator noncommissioned officer with 541st Transportation Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducts an exercise with her partner during the communication class during Lifeliner Resilience Days on June 29, 2016. (Photo By Sgt. Neysa Canfield)

Staff Sgt. Amber D. Jesse, a motor transport operator noncommissioned officer with 541st Transportation Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducts an exercise with her partner during the communication class during Lifeliner Resilience Days on June 29, 2016. (Photo By Sgt. Neysa Canfield)

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Fort Campbell Lifeliner NCO Montaqua Austin finds passion in bodybuilding

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – The crowd cheers as Montaqua G. Austin steps on stage. The layers of lotion and spray give her a polished look as she steps underneath the stage lights. As she turns for the judges and poses, you can see definition of her muscles.

For Austin, a Sgt.1st Class and the master resiliency coordinator for the 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), the passion for competing began one year ago.

Sgt. 1st Class Montaqua G. Austin, the master resiliency coordinator for the 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), poses for the judges during her most recent competition. (Courtesy Photo)

Sgt. 1st Class Montaqua G. Austin, the master resiliency coordinator for the 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), poses for the judges during her most recent competition. (Courtesy Photo)

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101st Airborne Division Chaplain transfers duties in Change of Stole Ceremony

 

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

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionBaghdad, Iraq – Lt. Col. David Bowlus became the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) chaplain. Bowlus said that the very next day he had the privilege of providing the prayer at Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky’s change of command ceremony, welcoming him as division commander. From that point on, Bowlus worked closely with Volesky and Division Unit Ministry Teams to maintain the spiritual fitness of the Division’s Soldiers.

“It’s part of readiness, and I can’t think of a better coach, mentor and friend that I’ve had that’s been able to help me see what we need to do at our level to help that mission,” said Volesky, commander, 101st and the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve.

Master Sgt. Fredrick Murphy, right, master chaplain assistant, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve, adjusts the stole on Lt. Col. David Bowlus, outgoing 101st and CJFLCC-OIR chaplain, before a change of stole ceremony in Baghdad on May 30, 2016. (Sgt. Katie Eggers)

Master Sgt. Fredrick Murphy, right, master chaplain assistant, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve, adjusts the stole on Lt. Col. David Bowlus, outgoing 101st and CJFLCC-OIR chaplain, before a change of stole ceremony in Baghdad on May 30, 2016. (Sgt. Katie Eggers)

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