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Fort Campbell selected to give feedback on Generation III Improved Outer Tactical Vest (IOTV) for Female Soldiers

 

Written by Spc. Kadina Baldwin
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – The Army has been in the midst of making changes to fix the problem of ill-fitting uniforms and body armor for all soldiers but more specifically to accommodate female soldiers.

In 2009 after the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) reported that the form and fit of the newly-issued improved outer tactical vest, or IOTV, interfered with the ability of female soldiers to operate weapons and equipment effectively, the Army began to focus on better fitting body armor for female soldiers.

The Female Engagement Team from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, gather as an instructor explains how to use the Generation III Improved Outer Tactical Vest August 21st at the PPC here. (Photo by Spc. Kadina Baldwin)

The Female Engagement Team from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, gather as an instructor explains how to use the Generation III Improved Outer Tactical Vest August 21st at the PPC here. (Photo by Spc. Kadina Baldwin)

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Fort Campbell’s 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahees” is the first Air Assault Unit to accept Women into select Direct Combat Positions

 

Written by Sgt. Kimberly Menzies
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionThe Currahees

Fort Campbell, KY – Thirty-five female soldiers join the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, as part of the Department of Defense initiative, Women in the Service Review, May 14th, 2012, at Fort Campbell, KY.

The “Currahee” brigade is the only brigade combat team in the 101st Abn. Div. and the only air assault unit to be included in this initiative.

Staff Sgt. Nikishe A. Simon, the human resource non-commissioned officer-in-charge assigned to 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and native of Brooklyn, NY, assists a soldier as part of her duties in her new assignment within a maneuver battalion at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thomas Christiansen, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team)

Staff Sgt. Nikishe A. Simon, the human resource non-commissioned officer-in-charge assigned to 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and native of Brooklyn, NY, assists a soldier as part of her duties in her new assignment within a maneuver battalion at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thomas Christiansen, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team)

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