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Fort Campbell’s 551st Military Police Company “Hooligans” return home

 

Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – After their nine-month deployment in Afghanistan, Soldiers with the 3rd Platoon, 551st Military Police Company “Hooligans,” 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), successfully completed their mission and proudly return home April 10th, to Fort Campbell.

Soldiers with the 551st Military Police Company "Hooligans," 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade "Lifeliners," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stand at attention during a welcome home ceremony April 10, at Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Soldiers with the 551st Military Police Company “Hooligans,” 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stand at attention during a welcome home ceremony April 10, at Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division plans brigade-level Air Assault exercise at Fort Campbell

 

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

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionWings of DestinyFort Campbell, KY – In preparation for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team’s upcoming brigade-level air assault exercise, the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), held an air commanders brief at 5th Battalion, 101st CAB headquarters April 2nd.

The briefing was held to inform commanders, pilots, and crews about the roles they would play during Exercise Golden Eagle. The exercise will include lifts of equipment and personnel and integrate all aspects of a full-spectrum CAB in conjunction with ground forces.

UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters with 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) fly into Sabre Army Air Field to refuel during a rehearsal for Exercise Golden Eagle at Fort Campbell, Ky., April 4, 2014. Golden Eagle is a brigade-level air assault between 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT,) and 101st CAB to refine air assault techniques. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan/U.S. Army)

UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters with 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) fly into Sabre Army Air Field to refuel during a rehearsal for Exercise Golden Eagle at Fort Campbell, Ky., April 4, 2014. Golden Eagle is a brigade-level air assault between 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT,) and 101st CAB to refine air assault techniques. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan/U.S. Army)

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Rakkasans host future Soldiers at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Fourteen future Soldiers from the Bloomington, IN Recruiting Station were given a glimpse of their future during a visit here March 19th.

“This is the first major [tour] we’ve done like this where we’ve gotten the post and an entire Brigade involved,” said Staff Sgt. Forrest Uribe, a recruiter with the Bloomington Recruiting Station.

The primary focus of the tour was observing training and interacting with Soldiers of 3rd Brigade Combat Team ‘Rakkasans’, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

Spc. Cliff Baxter (right) and Spc. Christopher Paisley, both forward observers with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) discuss the life of a Soldier and offer insights to the 14 future Soldiers who visited 3rd BCT and Fort Campbell March 19, 2014. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

Spc. Cliff Baxter (right) and Spc. Christopher Paisley, both forward observers with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) discuss the life of a Soldier and offer insights to the 14 future Soldiers who visited 3rd BCT and Fort Campbell March 19, 2014. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

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3rd Brigade Combat Team’s Leader Battalion’s Field Training Exercise on Fort Campbell Builds Soldiers for Future Missions

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell, KY. The Home of the Screaming EaglesFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team ‘Rakkasans’, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), recently wrapped up a ten-day training exercise here March 17, 2014.

The Leader Battalion Field Training Exercise consisted of a series of platoon-level training events including security forces training, situational training, live fire events and integration of indirect fire and close air support. The training was designed to evaluate the unit’s lethal platoons on a variety of collective tasks in preparation for Operation Golden Eagle and the Brigade’s scheduled rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center.

Soldiers with Company C, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team ‘Rakkasans’  take cover after their patrol is attacked by a roadside bomb during a platoon Live Fire Exercise on March 14th, 2014. (Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado/U.S. Army)

Soldiers with Company C, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team ‘Rakkasans’ take cover after their patrol is attacked by a roadside bomb during a platoon Live Fire Exercise on March 14th, 2014. (Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado/U.S. Army)

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Fort Campbell’s 510th Military Police Detachment Military Working Dog team gives presentation to Students

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – A military working dog team from the 510th Military Police Detachment (Military Working Dog), 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), gave a presentation to students February 26th, at Wassom Middle School on Fort Campbell, KY.

During the visit, two soldiers and a dog taught 17 students in the gifted program about the Army’s MWD program.

Tomi a patrol explosive detector dog assigned to the 510th Military Police Detachment (Military Working Dog), 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), participates in a school visit Feb. 26, at Wassom Middle School at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Tomi a patrol explosive detector dog assigned to the 510th Military Police Detachment (Military Working Dog), 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), participates in a school visit Feb. 26, at Wassom Middle School at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Lifeliners demonstrate readiness to deploy

 

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

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), carried out a readiness validation exercise February 26th at Fort Campbell, KY. The exercise validated the unit’s ability to rapidly deploy anywhere in the world.

The exercise involved approximately half of the companies of the 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion and one company from the 101st Special Troops Battalion.

Sgt. Joseph G. Anthony, a transportation management coordinator with the 632nd Movement Control Team, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), marks vehicles during a training exercise that validates the readiness of units to rapidly deploy Feb. 26, at Fort Campbell, Ky. The readiness exercise provides valuable feedback to determine how well-prepared a unit is for rapid movement. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Sgt. Joseph G. Anthony, a transportation management coordinator with the 632nd Movement Control Team, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), marks vehicles during a training exercise that validates the readiness of units to rapidly deploy Feb. 26, at Fort Campbell, Ky.  (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Currahees conduct NCO, Soldier of the Quarter Competition

 

Written by Sgt. Justin Moeller
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

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Fort Campbell, KY – “I think that Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Quarter competitions are important to organizations, as it fosters a much-needed competitive spirit in our young NCOs and soldiers,” said Master Sgt. Leonard N. Taylor III, future operations noncommissioned officer in charge with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). “Additionally, it gives them a sense of pride being a representative of their unit specifically chosen to challenge the best the brigade has to offer.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s 591st Engineer Company hits ground running

 

Written by Sgt. Brian Smith-Dutton
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionRakkasanFort Campbell, KY – The historical 591st Engineer Company has been added to the ranks of 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) here.

“For us the only real change has been our location,” said 1st Sgt. Aaron Tippett, the senior noncommissioned officer of 591st Engineer Company. “We left the footprint of the 326th and fell into the footprint of the Rakkasans who welcomed us with open arms.”

Soldiers assigned to 591st Engineer Company, 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), join other companies in their Welcoming Ceremony here, Jan. 2014. The 591st have a rich historical history and will provide a great deal of experience and knowledge to the Rakkasan Brigade in future missions. (Sgt. Brian Smith-Dutton/U.S. Army)

Soldiers assigned to 591st Engineer Company, 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), join other companies in their Welcoming Ceremony here, Jan. 2014. The 591st have a rich historical history and will provide a great deal of experience and knowledge to the Rakkasan Brigade in future missions. (Sgt. Brian Smith-Dutton/U.S. Army)

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Fort Campbell Rakkasans Honor Past and Future

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers and families from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team ‘Rakkasans,’ 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), gathered to celebrate the history and lineage of the unit in a series of observances at the Rakkasan Pylon here February 19th, 2014.

The unit conducted three ceremonies starting with the unit inducting several new Distinguished and Honorary Members of the Regiment.

The Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stand assembled for the Rakkasan Activation Ceremony here Feb. 19, 2014. The ceremony was held to honor distinguished and honorary members of the regiment, the units past and future lineage and the welcome the incoming senior enlisted advisor of 3rd BCT in an Assumption of Responsibility Ceremony. (Photo by Sgt. Brian Smith-Dutton, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

The Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stand assembled for the Rakkasan Activation Ceremony here Feb. 19, 2014. The ceremony was held to honor distinguished and honorary members of the regiment, the units past and future lineage and the welcome the incoming senior enlisted advisor of 3rd BCT in an Assumption of Responsibility Ceremony. (Photo by Sgt. Brian Smith-Dutton, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans” welcome new Command Sergeant Major

 

Written by Sgt. Brian Smith-Dutton
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Walter Tagalicud to the Rakkasans as he takes the reigns as the Brigade’s senior noncommissioned officer during an Assumption of Responsibility Ceremony here, February 20th, 2014.

“I’m really looking forward to working with the Soldiers within this Brigade,” said Tagalicud. “I feel very honored to be selected to be the Rakkasan sergeant major and to be able to give the commander a senior NCO perspective.”

Command Sgt. Maj. Walter Tagalicud, the senior enlisted advisor for 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), addresses the attendees and Soldiers of the Rakkasan Activation Ceremony here Feb. 19, 2014. (Photo by Sgt. Brian Smith-Dutton, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

Command Sgt. Maj. Walter Tagalicud, the senior enlisted advisor for 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), addresses the attendees and Soldiers of the Rakkasan Activation Ceremony here Feb. 19, 2014. (Photo by Sgt. Brian Smith-Dutton, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

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