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Fort Campbell’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike” cases colors in preparation for deployment to Iraq

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Sierra A. Melendez
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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

Fort Campbell, KY – The ceremony marks the 4th time the storied brigade cased its’ colors in preparation for a deployment to Iraq; the 7th overall in support of the Global War on Terror.

Little remains known about Strike’s impending mission, however, their focal point will be advising and assisting Iraqi counterparts against insurgents.

The Strike brigade will join the Screaming Eagle’s headquarters, who deployed to the region a few short weeks ago. Units within Strike will be deployed throughout several locations in both Iraq and Kuwait.

Guidon bearers stand with the American flag and the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division unit colors during a traditional colors of the casing ceremony at ‘Hangar 3’, Apr. 27, 2016. This the fourth time the unit cases its colors for a deployment to Iraq. (Spc. Andres Alegria, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault))

Guidon bearers stand with the American flag and the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division unit colors during a traditional colors of the casing ceremony at ‘Hangar 3’, Apr. 27, 2016. This the fourth time the unit cases its colors for a deployment to Iraq. (Spc. Andres Alegria, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault))

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Fort Campbell Soldiers get visit from U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter before upcoming Deployment

 

Written by Sgt. William White
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter visited 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldiers at Fort Campbell. January 13th, 2016.

Carter wanted to speak to 101st Airborne Division Soldiers directly prior to their upcoming deployment in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, in which they will work to train, advise and assist the Iraqi army to defeat the ISIL.

“Frankly, I know the 101st has taken Mosul before, and you could do it again,” Carter said while speaking to more than 200 Screaming Eagle Soldiers set to deploy in the coming weeks. “We could deploy multiple brigades on the ground and arrive in force, but then it would likely become our fight and our fight alone.”

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter speaks to 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldiers during a visit to Fort Campbell, Ky., Jan. 13, 2016. Carter visited Fort Campbell Soldiers to talk about the division's upcoming mission and to thank deploying Soldiers for their sacrifices. (Sgt. William White)

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter speaks to 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldiers during a visit to Fort Campbell, Ky., Jan. 13, 2016. Carter visited Fort Campbell Soldiers to talk about the division’s upcoming mission and to thank deploying Soldiers for their sacrifices. (Sgt. William White)

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Fort Campbell’s Lifeliners complete their Rendezvous with Destiny

 

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), returned to Fort Campbell, Ky., Feb. 15, after successfully completing a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan. More than 280 members of the brigade headquarters and the 101st Special Troops Battalion have returned from deployment during the past month.

Before returning to Fort Campbell, the 101st Sustainment Brigade conducted a transfer of authority ceremony to the 10th Sustainment Brigade out of Fort Drum, N.Y.

Col. Charles R. Hamilton, the commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), led Soldiers from the brigade home after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom Feb. 15, at Fort Campbell. It was the third deployment for the brigade headquarters in five years. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, U.S. Army)

Col. Charles R. Hamilton, the commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), led Soldiers from the brigade home after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom Feb. 15, at Fort Campbell. It was the third deployment for the brigade headquarters in five years. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, U.S. Army)

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Fort Campbell’s 2-44 Air Defense Regiment, 101st Sustainment Brigade soldiers train for upcoming deployment

 

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

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

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Regiment, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), have been busy preparing for not one, but two separate deployments.

Even as the battalion trains for an upcoming indirect fire protection mission, the soldiers of the Sentinel radar platoon in Battery C, prepare themselves for their mission of scanning the air for threats.

The second of four AN/MPQ-64A Sentinel radars and its Humvee from Battery C, 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), flies to its objective during an air assault training exercise Oct. 22 at Fort Campbell, Ky.  (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

The second of four AN/MPQ-64A Sentinel radars and its Humvee from Battery C, 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), flies to its objective during an air assault training exercise Oct. 22 at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Department of Defense announces Units for Upcoming Afghanistan Rotation; Fort Campbell’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team and 159th Combat Aviation Brigade to deploy

 

United States Department of Defense - DoDWashington, D.C. – The Department of Defense today identified six units to deploy as part of the upcoming rotation of forces operating in Afghanistan.

The scheduled rotation involves elements of two infantry brigade combat teams (IBCT) – one with roughly 1,830 personnel (4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division) and one with roughly 2,000 personnel (2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division); elements of one armored brigade combat team (ABCT) with roughly 1,160 personnel (3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division); elements of one combat aviation brigade with roughly 1,800 personnel (159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division). «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team takes Proactive approach as Rakkasans Redeploy

 

Written by 1st Lt. Alex Gephart

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Khowst Province, Afghanistan – After an active 9-month deployment to eastern Afghanistan, Soldiers assigned to 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), known as the “Iron Rakkasans,” are preparing for the transition to life back on American soil.

Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), take reintegration surveys on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, May 6th, 2013. Reintegration training assists Soldiers in the transition back to life in the U.S. and life with their Families. (U.S. Army courtesy photo)

Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), take reintegration surveys on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, May 6th, 2013. Reintegration training assists Soldiers in the transition back to life in the U.S. and life with their Families. (U.S. Army courtesy photo)

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Clarksville City Council to vote on Ethics Policy

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN –  In what would seem like a “no-brainer” the Clarksville City Council is set to vote on a proposed ethics policy at a special session today.  Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan has crafted an approach to dealing with ethics complaints within the city.

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Airborne Division Headquarters and 4th Brigade Combat Team to deploy to Afghanistan by Spring

 

United States Department of DefenseWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Defense today identified three major units to deploy as part of the upcoming rotation of forces operating in Afghanistan.

The scheduled rotation involves two infantry brigade combat teams – one with roughly 1,400 personnel, the other with roughly 2,800 personnel – and one division headquarters with roughly 620 personnel to rotate in winter 2012 and spring 2013.

A Soldier from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division kneels in an over-watch position on top of a qualot wall during their last deployment. (Photo by Spc. Luther L. Boothe Jr., Task Force Currahee Public Affairs Office)

A Soldier from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division kneels in an over-watch position on top of a qualot wall during their last deployment. (Photo by Spc. Luther L. Boothe Jr., Task Force Currahee Public Affairs Office)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne” set to begin next Rendezvous with Destiny

 

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

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – With the cold of the day and even colder night, the soldiers said their goodbyes to the Families as they climbed onto the buses to begin their deployment to Afghanistan.

For the soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, having support from their Families is the motivation need to succeed in their next deployment.

Maj. General James McConville, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division, speaks to soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team Oct. 29 at the airfield terminal here before they deploy to Afghanistan. The soldiers represent the brigade’s advance part teams and will lead the brigade in its next rendezvous with destiny. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

Maj. General James McConville, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division, speaks to soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team Oct. 29 at the airfield terminal here before they deploy to Afghanistan. The soldiers represent the brigade’s advance part teams and will lead the brigade in its next rendezvous with destiny. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

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Fort Campbell Bastogne Soldiers Conduct Personal Security Detachment Training

 

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell Kentucky train as Personal Security Detachment for the brigade’s upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

 

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