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101st Airborne Division’s 526th Brigade Support Battalion conducts a Convoy Live Fire Exercise

 

Written by Sgt. Michael Eaddy
24th Press Camp Headquarters

24th Press Camp Headquarters at Fort Bliss1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss

Fort Bliss, TX – Soldiers with the 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, participate in a convoy live fire exercise here July 10th through 15th, 2017.

The unit’s primary mission, here, is to conduct the Network Integration Evaluation on its tactical equipment until July 29th. In addition to the NIE assessment, the 526th BSB arrived on Fort Bliss with two supplemental priorities: to support the brigade and any additional elements when possible, and to conduct a convoy live fire exercise to develop convoy escort teams, brigade support area defense teams and convoy security teams, Captain Andy Philips said, 2nd Brigade Combat Team staff S-3 and range officer in charge.

The commander of Bravo Company with the 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, leads his nine man crew through the training lane on Range 37 at McGregor Range, New Mexico, July 13. The 526th Brigade Support Battalion participate in a convoy live fire exercise, July 10-15, during Network Integration Evaluation 17.2. (Sgt. Michael Eaddy)

The commander of Bravo Company with the 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, leads his nine man crew through the training lane on Range 37 at McGregor Range, New Mexico, July 13. The 526th Brigade Support Battalion participate in a convoy live fire exercise, July 10-15, during Network Integration Evaluation 17.2. (Sgt. Michael Eaddy)

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101st Airborne Division’s 26th Infantry Regiment conducts live fire exercise at Network Integration Evaluation 17.2

 

Written by Sgt. Maricris McLane
24th Press Camp Headquarters

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Dona Ana Range Complex, NM – 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, conducts a live fire exercise, as part of the network systems testing, during the Network Integration Evaluation 17.2, July 14th, Dona Ana Range Complex, New Mexico.

As part of the 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div., the major participant of NIE 17.2, 1-26 Infantry “Blue Spaders” not only are able to hone their craft but also get to experience working in a new challenging environment.

Mortar men with 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, conduct live fire exercise during Network Integration Evaluation 17.2, July 14, Dona Ana Range Complex, New Mexico. 2nd BCT, 101st ABN DIV is the first rotational unit to participate in NIE. (Sgt. Maricris C. McLane)

Mortar men with 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, conduct live fire exercise during Network Integration Evaluation 17.2, July 14, Dona Ana Range Complex, New Mexico. 2nd BCT, 101st ABN DIV is the first rotational unit to participate in NIE. (Sgt. Maricris C. McLane)

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2017 Army Arts and Crafts Contest Entry Deadline is August 31st

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – The 2017 Army Arts and Crafts Contest is open for registration through August 31s, 2017t for artisans and craftspeople to submit their handiwork. The Army Arts and Crafts Contest is an annual, juried competition of artwork for novice and accomplished artists.

The contest entries will be judged in two classes and nine categories.

Group I, or novice, is for individuals, whose art skills have not been gained in formal education leading to college credit or a college degree. Group II, or accomplished, is for individuals, who have gained skills and knowledge through formal courses leading to credit in college or art schools, and those, who have received awards in professional competitions or Army art contests.

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101st Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team arrives at Fort Bliss for NIE 17.2

 

Written by Sgt. Maricris McLane
24th Press Camp Headquarters

24th Press Camp Headquarters at Fort Bliss1st Armored Division at Fort BlissFort Bliss, TX – Approximately 1,900 Soldiers from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, arrived for the Network Integration Exercise 17.2 here, July 5th-6th, 2017.

NIE started in 2011 and since then the major participant of the exercise was 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division.

The “Strike” Brigade is the first rotational unit to conduct NIE here.

As an expeditionary light infantry unit recently returning from supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, the brigade provides an operational mindset that will assist in the overall assessment of practices and systems being used during the NIE exercise.

Soldiers with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, disembark the plane during their arrival for the Network Integration Exercise 17.2, here, July 5. The "Strike" Brigade with 101st ABN DIV is the first rotational brigade to conduct NIE here. (Capt. Earl Wilson)

Soldiers with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, disembark the plane during their arrival for the Network Integration Exercise 17.2, here, July 5. The “Strike” Brigade with 101st ABN DIV is the first rotational brigade to conduct NIE here. (Capt. Earl Wilson)

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101st Airborne Division No Slack Soldiers Prepare for Movement to South Africa

 

Written by Maj. Martin Meiners
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – The preparation for this deployment saw 2-327th “No Slack” Soldiers and leaders surmount innumerable hurdles to successfully plan and execute the movement to South Africa. The burden of the planning fell to No Slack’s S-4 section, led by Capt. Clay Drnek, 2-327th battalion supply officer.

“This was a lot for such a small unit to handle,” said Drnek, a native of Eau Claire Pennsylvania.

2-327th “No Slack” Soldiers and leaders prepare and plan for movement to South Africa. (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

2-327th “No Slack” Soldiers and leaders prepare and plan for movement to South Africa. (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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101st Combat Aviation Brigade pilot returns to Fort Campbell to retire

 

Written by Sgt. Marcus Floyd
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – On Friday, shortly after his final flight in an AH-64E Apache helicopter, Chief Warrant Officer 4 James Morrow began his retirement ceremony.

Surrounded by Family, friends and colleagues, Morrow, along with his wife and children, received several awards for their dedicated service to the Army.

However, rather than celebrating his retirement at Fort Rucker, Alabama, where Morrow serves as a flight instructor, the now retired warrant officer chose to commemorate the moment at Fort Campbell in a hangar belonging to 1st Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division.

Col. Bernard Harrington, the commander of the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, presents an award to Chief Warrant Officer 4 James Morrow, a flight instructor from Fort Rucker, June 30, 2017 at Fort Campbell, KY. (Sgt. Marcus Floyd, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

Col. Bernard Harrington, the commander of the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, presents an award to Chief Warrant Officer 4 James Morrow, a flight instructor from Fort Rucker, June 30, 2017 at Fort Campbell, KY. (Sgt. Marcus Floyd, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

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Spc. Mitchell Bombeck: A family legacy of teamwork and service

 

Written by Whitney Delbridge Nichels
U.S. Army Warrior Care and Transition

U.S. Army Warrior Care and TransitionChicago, IL – Those who know Spc. Mitchell Bombeck say, at a young age, he chose to serve our country, but in reality, service chose him.

His mother, Janelle Bombeck, a 33-year Air Force veteran, says most of their family members had the same calling – including her grandfather, father and all of her siblings.

“It’s what we do. We serve our country,” she said.

Army Specialist Mitchell Bombeck competes in shot put during the 2017 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL, July 5, 2017. The DoD Warrior Games are an annual event allowing wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans to compete in Paralympic-style sports including archery, cycling, field, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and wheelchair basketball. (Roger L. Wollenberg)

Army Specialist Mitchell Bombeck competes in shot put during the 2017 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL, July 5, 2017. The DoD Warrior Games are an annual event allowing wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans to compete in Paralympic-style sports including archery, cycling, field, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and wheelchair basketball. (Roger L. Wollenberg)

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Fort Campbell MWR to hold NAF Equipment Open Bid Auction

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – On July 15th, 2017, Fort Campbell MWR will hold an open bid auction for Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) equipment. The NAF equipment that will be auctioned has been deemed in excess, to be unusable, or no longer cost effective to maintain.

This equipment will be sold in “as is” condition and there is no warranty or guarantee. Everyone must have cash or a credit card and be at least 18 years of age to receive a paddle for bidding and to place a bid.

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Fort Campbell’s New Garrison Commander Joseph Kuchan excited to lead garrison into the future

 

Written by Leejay Lockhart
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On June 23rd, 2017, Col. Joseph Kuchan took command of the Fort Campbell garrison, bringing more than 22 years of experience to the position.

Kuchan has served in a variety of roles throughout his career, from aide de camp to the commanding general in two different commands to deputy operations officer while deployed to Afghanistan. He also has commanded an infantry battalion.

This is his third duty assignment at Fort Campbell. For nearly a year he was the 101st Airborne Division’s operations officer before he took over as garrison commander from Col. James “Rob” Salome who is retiring from the Army.

Colonel Joseph Kuchan, Fort Campbell’s garrison commander, addresses attendees during a change of command ceremony at Wilson Theater June 23rd, 2017,. Kuchan brings more than 22 years of service to the position. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

Colonel Joseph Kuchan, Fort Campbell’s garrison commander, addresses attendees during a change of command ceremony at Wilson Theater June 23rd, 2017,. Kuchan brings more than 22 years of service to the position. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

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James Salome retiring, Joseph Kuchan takes command at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Leejay Lockhart
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell garrison, which serves more than 26,000 Soldiers as well as more than 45,000 Family members, civilian employees and contractors, held a change of command ceremony at Wilson Theater Friday.

Colonel James “Rob” Salome, Fort Campbell’s garrison commander for the past two years, relinquished command to Col. Joseph Kuchan in a ceremony presided over by Brenda McCullough, director of Installation Management Command-Readiness.

Salome will retire after more than 23 years of Army service later in the year, while Kuchan is a familiar face at Fort Campbell, having most recently served as operations officer for the 101st Airborne Division.

Colonel James “Rob” Salome, Fort Campbell’s garrison commander for the past two years, addresses attendees at a retirement ceremony Friday held moments before he relinquished command of Fort Campbell to Col. Joseph Kuchan. Both Salome and Kuchan had served with the 101st Airborne Division before becoming garrison commander. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

Colonel James “Rob” Salome, Fort Campbell’s garrison commander for the past two years, addresses attendees at a retirement ceremony Friday held moments before he relinquished command of Fort Campbell to Col. Joseph Kuchan. Both Salome and Kuchan had served with the 101st Airborne Division before becoming garrison commander. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

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