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101st Airborne Division Lifeliners welcome Engineers to brigade at Fort Campbell

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” 101st Abn. Div., welcomed 887th Engineer Support Company to the brigade with an activation ceremony on October 20th, 2017 at Fort Campbell.

The ceremony, which is an Army tradition, symbolizes the beginning or continuation of a unit’s history by unfurling the unit’s guidon.

The company, which has history on Fort Campbell, was deactivated in January of 2015 when it was part of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Abn. Div.

First Sgt. Rodney B. Ammons, first sergeant for 887th Engineer Support Company, attached to 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., stands in front of his company, Oct. 20, 2017, during an activation ceremony on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The company, which is assigned to 19th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade, was deactivated on January of 2015. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

First Sgt. Rodney B. Ammons, first sergeant for 887th Engineer Support Company, attached to 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., stands in front of his company, Oct. 20, 2017, during an activation ceremony on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The company, which is assigned to 19th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade, was deactivated on January of 2015. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Sustainment leaders, FedEx partner to enhance logistics readiness

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – Logistics officers and senior noncommissioned officers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., attended the FedEx Hub Express Experience, July 17th-19th, 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee.

The purpose of the trip, according to Capt. Alex J. Tompkins, was for logistics leaders to learn how a global logistics company operates and take the best practices back to their respective units.

Officers and noncommissioned officers from the Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., pose for a group picture, July 19th, 2017, during their leader professional trip to Memphis, Tennessee for the FedEx HUB Express Experience. (Capt. Alex J. Tompkins)

Officers and noncommissioned officers from the Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., pose for a group picture, July 19th, 2017, during their leader professional trip to Memphis, Tennessee for the FedEx HUB Express Experience. (Capt. Alex J. Tompkins)

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101st Airborne Division Lifeliners host ‘Not In My Squad’ week 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 from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” 101st Abn. Div., participated in “Not in My Squad” week, June 27th-30th, 2017 here.

The Lifeliner Brigade launched their first “Not in My Squad” event in November 2016 per Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey’s initiative that emphasizes the importance of junior leaders engaging with their Soldiers.

Capt. Michael Knight, a native of Sweeny, Texas, and the support operations material readiness branch officer in charge for the 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde, helped coordinate the event.

Sgt. 1st Class Douglas Duncan (right), the equal opportunity advisor for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” 101st Abn. Div., talks to the Soldiers of the brigade, June 27, 2017, on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, about the classes he will instructing during “Not In My Squad” week. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

Sgt. 1st Class Douglas Duncan (right), the equal opportunity advisor for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” 101st Abn. Div., talks to the Soldiers of the brigade, June 27, 2017, on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, about the classes he will instructing during “Not In My Squad” week. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division’s First Female “Top Gun”

 

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Fort Bliss, TX – U.S. Army Pfc. Pricilla Jalim with Company B, 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, was given the official title of Distinguished Gunner July 14th, 2017.

Pfc. Jalim’s hard work and expert technical skills, during the Army’s annual Network Integration Evaluation training, earned her the respective title of “Top Gun.”

U.S. Army Pfc. Pricilla Jalim with Company B, 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, was given the official title of Distinguished Gunner July 14, 2017. (Pfc. Isiah Scott; Combat Camera)

U.S. Army Pfc. Pricilla Jalim with Company B, 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, was given the official title of Distinguished Gunner July 14, 2017. (Pfc. Isiah Scott; Combat Camera)

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101st Airborne Division 75th Anniversary Poster Competition

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell will hold the 75th Anniversary Poster Competition from now until July 25th, 2017.

The 2017 Commander’s Inaugural Visual Graphic Arts Anniversary poster competition recognizes excellence in the creative skills of 101st Division Soldiers, Family Members, the Fort Campbell DoD civilians and the Fort Campbell communities.

The theme this year is “Legacy of Heroism” and mission “I am A Screaming Eagle.” The poster competition is sponsored by the 101st Airborne Division with the intent to inspire esprit de corps, pride, and patriotism, and enhance the prestige of the 101st history.

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Fort Campbell to hold Garrison Change of Command Ceremony June 23rd

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – United States Army Garrison Fort Campbell will bid farewell to Col. James R. Salome Jr. and welcome Col. Joseph P. Kuchan on June 23rd, 2017 at 10:30am during a Change of Command ceremony in front of the Garrison Headquarters at 39 Normandy Boulevard.

Kuchan, born in Geneva, Switzerland but a native of Peoria, Illinois, was commissioned into the Infantry in 1995 from the United States Military Academy. He has served in a variety of Command and Staff position in the 82nd Airborne Division and 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and has deployed multiple times to both Iraq and Afghanistan.

United States Army Garrison Fort Campbell Change of Command Ceremony set for Friday, June 23rd, 2017. (Sam Shore)

United States Army Garrison Fort Campbell Change of Command Ceremony set for Friday, June 23rd, 2017. (Sam Shore)

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101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade 716th MP platoons enhance readiness through evaluations

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – Military police platoons from the 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div. tested their skills during a platoon external evaluation, March 13th – 17th, here.

Observers from 16th MP Brigade from Fort Bragg, NC and 101st Airborne Division, evaluated the Fort Campbell MPs on their ability to react to enemy contact, establish traffic control points, respond to site exploitation, evacuate casualties, and perform convoy security.

A squad leader with 1st Platoon, 194th Military Police Company, 716th MP Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., directs a Soldier, March 14, 2017, as the platoon establishes a traffic control point during a platoon external evaluation on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

A squad leader with 1st Platoon, 194th Military Police Company, 716th MP Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., directs a Soldier, March 14, 2017, as the platoon establishes a traffic control point during a platoon external evaluation on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division’s 227th Quartermaster Co. deploys in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – Approximately 200 Soldiers from 227th Quartermaster Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div. deployed to the United States Army Europe area of operations March 20th, in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

Capt. Amanda Fonk, commander for 227th Qm. Co., 129th CSSB, 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde., 101st Abn. Div., said Soldiers will be divided throughout several countries in order to provide needed support in the different areas.

Capt. Amanda Fonk, commander for 227th Quartermaster Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., speaks to her Soldiers and their families, March 20, 2017, before leaving for a nine-month deployment to United States Army Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Capt. Amanda Fonk, commander for 227th Quartermaster Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., speaks to her Soldiers and their families, March 20, 2017, before leaving for a nine-month deployment to United States Army Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)n

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Fort Campbell Signal Soldiers refine Air Assault Skills

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – The signal Soldiers validated the company’s ability to properly rig and transport equipment via sling load, said Sgt. Timothy Cruz, noncommissioned officer in charge of the operation.

Sixty percent of the Soldiers who participated in the training had only practiced sling load operations while attending The Sabalauski Air Assault School, said Cruz.

The company teamed up with an aircrew from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., that provided a CH-47 Chinook helicopter for the training.

Pvt. Ryan Byrd, a Soldier with 58th Signal Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., hooks a piece of equipment to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during the company’s sling load operation Feb. 10, 2017, on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Pvt. Ryan Byrd, a Soldier with 58th Signal Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., hooks a piece of equipment to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during the company’s sling load operation Feb. 10, 2017, on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell releases update to UH60 Blackhawk Training Incident

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – At approximately 11:07am today, January 31st, a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), went down in the local training area on Fort Campbell.

Four Soldiers aboard the aircraft suffered injuries while conducting training and were transported by air and ground to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. Notification to Families is ongoing. Their names and the nature of their injuries is not releasable at this time.

Fort Campbell gives updated information about the UH60 Blackhawk training accident. (Sam Shore)

Fort Campbell gives updated information about the UH60 Blackhawk training accident. (Sam Shore)

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