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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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Fort Campbell’s Wings of Destiny celebrates Thanksgiving

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) held their Thanksgiving meal at the Son Cafe dining facility on Fort Campbell, KY, November 26th, 2013.

The meal included all of the traditional items and was served to the soldiers by commanders, senior officers and noncommissioned officers.

Soldiers from 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) get served lunch by brigade staff officers and noncommissioned officers during the 101st CAB Thanksgiving meal at the Son Cafe dining facility on Fort Campbell, Ky., Nov. 26, 2013. The tradition of senior leadership serving holiday meals to soldiers is a long-running tradition that is meant to foster esprit de corps. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

Soldiers from 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) get served lunch by brigade staff officers and noncommissioned officers during the 101st CAB Thanksgiving meal at the Son Cafe dining facility on Fort Campbell, Ky., Nov. 26, 2013. The tradition of senior leadership serving holiday meals to soldiers is a long-running tradition that is meant to foster esprit de corps. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

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Shadow of the Eagle volunteers for Fort Campbell’s Barclay Elementary Fall Festival

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), volunteered to help run Barclay Elementary’s Fall Festival at Fort Campbell, KY, October 25th, 2013.

The volunteering opportunity was to help the families who have children that attend Barclay Elementary enjoy the festival instead of running the events. The festival encompassed the entire school and included a basketball shootout, food, cotton candy, a disco, and a cake walk that soldiers from 6-101st CAB, Shadow of the Eagle, ran.

Lt. Col. Dave Zimmerman, commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Galu P. Satele, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stand with Jerri Huber, co-chair of the Barclay Elementary fall festival on Fort Campbell, Ky., Oct. 25, 2013. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

Lt. Col. Dave Zimmerman, commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Galu P. Satele, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stand with Jerri Huber, co-chair of the Barclay Elementary fall festival on Fort Campbell, Ky., Oct. 25, 2013. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Wings of Destiny sergeants major conduct Army Physical Fitness Test

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Sergeants major from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) conducted an Army physical fitness test for noncommissioned officers at brigade headquarters at Fort Campbell, KY, October 10th, 2013.

Attendance of the sergeants major at APFTs given to any soldier attending Department-of-the-Army schools was directed by Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler, III.

Sgt. Reginald Banks, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) temporary duty noncommissioned officer paces Sgt. 1st Class Jimmie Jones, F Company, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, platoon sergeant during the running event of the Army physical fitness test held near 101st CAB headquarters at Fort Campbell, Ky., Oct. 9, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

Sgt. Reginald Banks, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) temporary duty noncommissioned officer paces Sgt. 1st Class Jimmie Jones, F Company, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, platoon sergeant during the running event of the Army physical fitness test held near 101st CAB headquarters at Fort Campbell, Ky., Oct. 9, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Pathfinders jump towards next rendezvous with destiny

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with F Company, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) Pathfinders, conducted a jump at Corregidor drop zone on Fort Campbell, KY, October 16th, 2013.

This jump was the last airborne exercise for the Pathfinders. The jump is being conducted because the Pathfinder companies are coming off jump status for the foreseeable future.

Taking the Pathfinders off of jump status is the end of an era. The Pathfinders of the 101st CAB trace their roots back to World War II.

The last jumper from F Company, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) Pathfinders, parachutes into the drop zone to the cheers of his fellow companymates during the last jump of the Pathfinder company at Fort Campbell, Ky., Oct. 16, 2013. The jump was the last airborne operation in the history of the 101st Airborne Division. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

The last jumper from F Company, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) Pathfinders, parachutes into the drop zone to the cheers of his fellow companymates during the last jump of the Pathfinder company at Fort Campbell, Ky., Oct. 16, 2013. The jump was the last airborne operation in the history of the 101st Airborne Division. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell 96th Aviation Support Battalion Soldiers give an old bird a new mission

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

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

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from B Company, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), work to refurbish an AH-1F Cobra at Fort Campbell, KY.

The soldiers, OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter mechanics and OH-58D armament-electrician-and-avionics technician specialists, began the work of cleaning, repainting and reassembling the helicopter that is to go on display in front of the Don F. Pratt Museum at Fort Campbell. This helicopter will join many others on display across from the museum.

Spc. Abraham Feria, B Company, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), OH-58D electronics, avionics and armament technician, installs rivets into the undercarriage of an AH-1F Cobra helicopter in the final stages of restoration at Fort Campbell, Ky., Aug. 19, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

Spc. Abraham Feria, B Company, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), OH-58D electronics, avionics and armament technician, installs rivets into the undercarriage of an AH-1F Cobra helicopter in the final stages of restoration at Fort Campbell, Ky., Aug. 19, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Combat Aviation Brigade trains to fight wildfires

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – CH-47 Chinook helicopter aircrews from B Company, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) began training for severe weather and wildfire missions at Fort Campbell, KY, August 15th, 2013.

If there is a severe-weather emergency, B Company 6-101st CAB, the Pachyderms, will transport supplies, personnel and conduct rescue missions. In the event of a wildfire, the Pachyderms would douse hotspots to redirect or stop an advancing fire.

A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter with A Company, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), dumps water out of a bucket slung from the helicopter during wildfire operations training at Fort Campbell, Ky., Aug. 19, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter with A Company, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), dumps water out of a bucket slung from the helicopter during wildfire operations training at Fort Campbell, Ky., Aug. 19, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Eagle Assault remembers Fallen Pilots

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) conducted a ceremony in honor of fallen soldiers at Fort Campbell, KY, August 9th, 2013.

Two trees were dedicated, one to 1st Lt. Robert J. Hess, a UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter pilot, and one to Capt. Aaron Blanchard, an AH-64 Apache helicopter pilot, with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade.

Capt. Nathan White, chaplain, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) delivers the invocation at the beginning of a ceremony where two trees were dedicated to fallen comrades at Fort Campbell, KY, Aug. 9, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

Capt. Nathan White, chaplain, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) delivers the invocation at the beginning of a ceremony where two trees were dedicated to fallen comrades at Fort Campbell, KY, Aug. 9, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell 101st Combat Aviation Brigade “Wings of Destiny” Soldiers Return Home

 

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) reunited with their Families at a welcome home ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, May 22nd, 2013.

The Ceremony marked the end of a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Regional Command – East. This ceremony marks the return of the entire brigade.

Spc. Tocarra Courtrier, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, embraces Roosevelt Gongob after being proposed to at a welcome home ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky., May 22, 2013. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan)

Spc. Tocarra Courtrier, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, embraces Roosevelt Gongob after being proposed to at a welcome home ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky., May 22, 2013. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan)

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Fort Campell Welcome Home Ceremony for Wings of Destiny and Rakkasan Soldiers

 

Soldiers from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade and 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Return Home

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Saturday May 18th, a welcome home ceremony was held for returning Soldiers from both the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade “Wings of Destiny,” and the 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), at Fort Campbell, KY, at 5:15pm.

Approximately 340 Soldiers were recognized for the completion of  their deployment to Afghanistan.

Sgt. Kyle Zobel, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) reunites with his wife Christine after returning from a nine-month deployment at Fort Campbell, Ky., May 18, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan)

Sgt. Kyle Zobel, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) reunites with his wife Christine after returning from a nine-month deployment at Fort Campbell, Ky., May 18, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan)

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