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101st Wings of Destiny Soldiers balance maintenance and restoring history at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Airframe structural repair specialists from Company B, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, have been restoring ailerons for a display airplane at the company’s hangar, here, for more than a month.

Ailerons are control surfaces that are attached by hinges to the trailing edge of an airplane’s wings and are used to maintain side-to-side stability during flight. On this aircraft, the ailerons are nearly as long as the wings.

Pfc. Jacob Capps, an airframe structural repair specialist with Company B, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, drills to enlarge holes in the metal of an aileron of a C-47 Skytrain, here, May 18, 2015. Sheet metal will replace canvas, and drilling the holes ensure that the replacement rivets will fit properly when installed. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Pfc. Jacob Capps, an airframe structural repair specialist with Company B, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, drills to enlarge holes in the metal of an aileron of a C-47 Skytrain, here, May 18, 2015. Sheet metal will replace canvas, and drilling the holes ensure that the replacement rivets will fit properly when installed. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Former Austin Peay State University star athlete, coach and athletic director George Fisher passes away

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – The man known as “Coach” to many and mentor to many others has passed away.

Dr. George Fisher, who was associated with the Austin Peay athletics program from 1946-77 as a star Austin Peay player, standout coach and later as athletics director, died Saturday night. He was 90 years old.

Born July 9th, 1924, the Greenbrier, TN native came to Austin Peay in the mid-1940s and really never left, being involved with APSU and APSU athletics literally for the rest of his life.

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team Soldiers help Afghan troops train on D-30 Howitzer

 

Written by Sgt. Jon Heinrich
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Combat Outpost Monti, Afghanistan – U.S. Army soldiers from Security Forces Assistance and Advisory Team – 5, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, assisted in the training of the Afghan National Army on the D-30 Howitzers at Combat Outpost Monti, Afghanistan, January 18th.

The ANA soldiers, who represent the 2nd Brigade, 201st Kandak Corps, worked to develop crew drills and increase their ability to coordinate artillery fire in a variety of scenario and mission types utilizing the Soviet made 122mm howitzer.

Afghan National Army soldiers from 2nd Brigade, 201st Corps, fire their D-30 Howitzer Jan. 18th, 2013, at Combat Outpost Monti, Afghanistan, as U.S. Army advisors from Security Force Advisory and Assistance Team-5, 1st Brigade Combat, 101st Airborne Division, observed and evaluated the training. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, Task Force 1-101 PAO)

Afghan National Army soldiers from 2nd Brigade, 201st Corps, fire their D-30 Howitzer Jan. 18th, 2013, at Combat Outpost Monti, Afghanistan, as U.S. Army advisors from Security Force Advisory and Assistance Team-5, 1st Brigade Combat, 101st Airborne Division, observed and evaluated the training. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, Task Force 1-101 PAO)

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