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101st Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers preserve history by repairing Historic Glider

 

Written by Sgt. Marcus Floyd
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Over the past year, the Don F. Pratt Museum staff worked tirelessly to renovate the museum and prepare it for its reopening.

During the renovation, the World War II-era glider that serves as the centerpiece of the museum was damaged by a unit mascot.

Despite this minor setback, Staff Sgt. Ian Thompson, the safety officer for the 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, and a team of seven Soldiers repaired the glider in time for the museum’s reopening.

Soldiers with B. Company, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade repair a damaged World War II era-glider wing November 20, 2017 at Fort Campbell, Ky. As one of the few remaining World War II-era gliders in the world, many Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) used gliders. (Staff Sgt. Ian Thompson, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

Soldiers with B. Company, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade repair a damaged World War II era-glider wing November 20, 2017 at Fort Campbell, Ky. As one of the few remaining World War II-era gliders in the world, many Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) used gliders. (Staff Sgt. Ian Thompson, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

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101st Airborne Division receives visit from Business Executives for National Security

 

Written by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Members of the Business Executives for National Security visited Fort Campbell, March 7th, 2018 for a tour of the installation and to gain a better understanding of the unique capabilities the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) provides to the U.S. Army.

During their visit, BENS members received an aerial tour of the installation and had the opportunity to visit The Sabalauski Air Assault School, which provided an overview of the division’s air assault capabilities.

“An Air Assault operation is a complex, combined arms operation requiring absolute precision in a three dimensional framework,” said Major General Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division commander. “The division wide focus and dedicated training of the world’s only Air Assault division ensures this operation can be conducted in any environment. When executed correctly, it puts our nation’s foes in an untenable position.”

Micheal Tritt, a member of the Business Executives for National Security and president of Lane Power & Energy Solutions Inc., fires an MP5 suppressed submachine gun at Range 70, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, March 7, as part of an overall tour of the installation. (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Micheal Tritt, a member of the Business Executives for National Security and president of Lane Power & Energy Solutions Inc., fires an MP5 suppressed submachine gun at Range 70, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, March 7, as part of an overall tour of the installation. (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Screaming Eagles, community members partner for Golden Knights tandem jump

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) invited prominent city officials and key leaders from Kentucky and Tennessee to participate in a tandem jump with the U.S. Army’s Golden Knights Parachute Team at Clarksville Regional Airport’s Outlaw Field, March 2nd-3rd.

Hosted by the U.S. Army Marketing and Engagement Brigade, in conjunction with U.S. Army Recruiting Command, the skydiving event is one of several showcased annually across the nation as part of the Total Army Recruitment Effort.

The Golden Knights, who serve as Army ambassadors, jump to increase Army awareness to the American public while bolstering relationships within the communities.

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas (right), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander, poses with Lt. Col. Carlos Ramos (left), U.S. Army Parachute Team "Golden Knights" commander, and Key community leaders during a two-day tandem parachute skydiving event facilitated by the "Golden Knights" at Outlaw Field, Clarksville Regional Airport, March 2nd -3rd, 2018. (Staff Sgt. Lerone Simmons, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas (right), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander, poses with Lt. Col. Carlos Ramos (left), U.S. Army Parachute Team “Golden Knights” commander, and Key community leaders during a two-day tandem parachute skydiving event facilitated by the “Golden Knights” at Outlaw Field, Clarksville Regional Airport, March 2nd -3rd, 2018. (Staff Sgt. Lerone Simmons, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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101st Combat Aviation Wings of Destiny compete at DA Level of Connelly Competition

 

Written by Sgt. Marcus Floyd
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Food service specialists with E. Company, 6th General Support Aviation Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) competed in the final round of the 50th Annual Phillip A. Connelly Competition February 28th, 2018 at Fort Campbell, KY.

The Soldiers from the Son Cafe dining facility are one of four teams competing at the Department of the Army level-active army field units category.

Soldiers from E. Company, 6th General Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) receive an award February 28, 2018, at Fort Campbell, Ky. The Soldiers competed in the 50th Annual Phillip A. Connelly Competition, a competition that recognizes units for superb performance and provides innovative training that has a sustainable impact on current and future missions in garrison and field environments. (Sgt. Marcus Floyd, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

Soldiers from E. Company, 6th General Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) receive an award February 28, 2018, at Fort Campbell, Ky. The Soldiers competed in the 50th Annual Phillip A. Connelly Competition, a competition that recognizes units for superb performance and provides innovative training that has a sustainable impact on current and future missions in garrison and field environments. (Sgt. Marcus Floyd, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

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101st Airborne Division fields Army’s new Modular Handgun System, achieves milestone

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), the first unit to receive the Army’s new Modular Handgun System, began fielding the M17 and M18 pistols, November 28th, 2017.

“This is another 101st first,” said Maj. Gen. Andrew P. Poppas, 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) commander. “Our 75-year legacy is full of landmark moments like this.”

Poppas, along with Command Sgt. Maj. Todd W. Sims, 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) senior enlisted leader, Brig. Gen. John W. Brennan, 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) deputy commanding general for operations, Brig. Gen. K. Todd Royar, 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) deputy commanding general for support and 25 Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, fired the M17 at the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) indoor range after receiving preliminary marksmanship instruction the day prior.

A Soldier with C Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) fires the new M17 or Modular Handgun System at the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) indoor range, November 28th. The 101st ABN DIV (AASLT), the word’s only air assault division, is the first unit in the Army to field the service’s new handgun. (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

A Soldier with C Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) fires the new M17 or Modular Handgun System at the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) indoor range, November 28th. The 101st ABN DIV (AASLT), the word’s only air assault division, is the first unit in the Army to field the service’s new handgun. (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Thanksgiving Day message from Fort Campbell’s Major General Andrew P. Poppas

 

Written by Major General Andrew P. Poppas
Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – “I do, therefore, invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a Day of Thanksgiving…”

It was with these words that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday on October 3rd, 1863. America was embroiled in conflict just like we are now, yet there was much to be thankful for as a nation – “needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defense…,” as Lincoln described. The same holds true today.

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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

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

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

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

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”

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

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

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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