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Fort Campbell Lifeliners welcome new Noncommissioned Officers

 

Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public

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Fort Campbell, KY – Every quarter, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” 101st Abn. Div. (Air Assault) initiates its newest noncommissioned officers into the NCO corps with an induction ceremony.

Twenty-one Lifeliners walked under an archway which read “NCOs Lead the Way,” symbolizing their rite of passage into the NCO corps August 11th, at the Dale Wayrynen Community Recreation Center, here.

Among those NCOs was Sgt. Valerie Breton, a utilities equipment repairer with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde.

Sgt. Tevyn Waters, a motor transport operator with 74th Transportation Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div. (Air Assault), stands in front of his peers as he leads the Noncommissioned Officer Creed during the NCO Induction Ceremony at the Dale Wayrynen Recreation Center, Aug. 11, 2016. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield)

Sgt. Tevyn Waters, a motor transport operator with 74th Transportation Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div. (Air Assault), stands in front of his peers as he leads the Noncommissioned Officer Creed during the NCO Induction Ceremony at the Dale Wayrynen Recreation Center, Aug. 11, 2016. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield)

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101st Airborne Division Lifeliners bolster NCOs through professional development on Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public

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Fort Campbell, KY – Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Perry, senior enlisted leader advisor for 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and senior noncommissioned officers in the brigade conducted their quarterly leader professional development training on Fort Campbell, KY, June 15th.

The daylong event kicked off with a four-mile run, which started at the Division headquarters building. Sgt. 1st Class David M. Taylor, a recent graduate of Master Fitness Trainer course, made sure NCOs were warmed up for the run by conducting Physical Readiness Training warm up drills.

Retired Army Capt. Clause “Dutch” Mann, a 92 year old World War II and Korean War veteran, speaks to the senior noncommissioned officers of the 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), during their NCO call at the Smokehouse on Fort Campbell, Ky., June 15, 2016. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield)

Retired Army Capt. Clause “Dutch” Mann, a 92 year old World War II and Korean War veteran, speaks to the senior noncommissioned officers of the 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), during their NCO call at the Smokehouse on Fort Campbell, Ky., June 15, 2016. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield)

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Fort Campbell’s Lifeliner NCOs inducted into NCO Corps

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – “As you walk through those arches know that this is your starting point as an NCO,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Michael J. Perry, senior enlisted advisor for the 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

Soldiers from 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde. hosted the brigade Noncommissioned Officer Induction Ceremony at Wilson Theater on Fort Campbell, KY, May 18th.

Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Graham Jr., command sergeant major for 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), swears in the newly inducted noncommissioned officers to the NCO corps during the NCO Induction Ceremony at Wilson Theater on Fort Campbell, Ky., May 18, 2016. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Graham Jr., command sergeant major for 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), swears in the newly inducted noncommissioned officers to the NCO corps during the NCO Induction Ceremony at Wilson Theater on Fort Campbell, Ky., May 18, 2016. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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New-age combat simulation challenges 101st Airborne Division to think outside the ‘box’

 

Written by Sgt. William White

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) headquarters, along with other combat and support units, conducted an in-depth deployment simulation known as the Warfighter Exercise here November 12th-21st.

The WFX measures combat effectiveness of a headquarters asset, such as a division or corps, in working with subordinate units to execute a full-scale offensive against a modern and equipped enemy. It also gives them the opportunity to work with simulated government and aid organizations.

Maj. Mindi Furnier, a military intelligence officer, Capt. David-Shea Melloy, an operations planner, and Warrant Officer Mike Rieber, an imagery technician with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), coordinate plans for split-based operations during Warfighter Exercise 16-02 at Fort Campbell, Ky., Nov. 19. The WFX tested the 101st staff sections' abilities to coordinate with other combat and combat support elements in a simulated full-scale war. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Maj. Mindi Furnier, a military intelligence officer, Capt. David-Shea Melloy, an operations planner, and Warrant Officer Mike Rieber, an imagery technician with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), coordinate plans for split-based operations during Warfighter Exercise 16-02 at Fort Campbell, Ky., Nov. 19. The WFX tested the 101st staff sections’ abilities to coordinate with other combat and combat support elements in a simulated full-scale war. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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Competition breeds excellence in Fort Campbell Strike Fear Soldiers

 

Written by Spc. Joseph Green
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY –  Two Soldiers were named Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the quarter for the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, August 13th, after completing a week long competition known as Strike Fear Week on Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Sgt. Lonnie Francis, a Soldier with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Bn. “Strike Fear,” took home the title NCO of the quarter while Spc. Triston Figueroa, also a Soldier with HHB, won Soldier of the quarter.

Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, stand at attention for a photo after finishing the board, the last event in 2nd Battalion’s Strike Fear Week competition, Aug. 13, 2015, at 2nd Battalion’s headquarters Fort Campbell, Ky. Soldiers competed in Strike Fear Week to be named the battalion’s Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the quarter. (Spc. Joseph Green, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, stand at attention for a photo after finishing the board, the last event in 2nd Battalion’s Strike Fear Week competition, Aug. 13, 2015, at 2nd Battalion’s headquarters Fort Campbell, Ky. Soldiers competed in Strike Fear Week to be named the battalion’s Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the quarter. (Spc. Joseph Green, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Combat Aviation Brigade “Eagle Attack” NCOs mentor ROTC Cadets

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

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Fort Campbell, KY – Noncommissioned officers with 3rd Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), mentored students participating in cadet troop leader training here from July 17th to August 7th.

The students were assigned to the 3rd Bn. “Eagle Attack” in order to get a real-world look at what it is like to serve as a platoon leader in an active aviation unit.

During the time that they were here, the students gave briefings and assisted in planning day-to-day missions.

Cadets Daniel Camacho, left, from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. and Olivia Lynch, right, from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University at Daytona Beach, Fla., pose with Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Nichols, the production control noncommissioned officer in charge for Company D, 3rd Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), at Fort Campbell, Ky., Aug. 5, 2015. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Cadets Daniel Camacho, left, from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. and Olivia Lynch, right, from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University at Daytona Beach, Fla., pose with Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Nichols, the production control noncommissioned officer in charge for Company D, 3rd Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), at Fort Campbell, Ky., Aug. 5, 2015. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell 101st Sustainment Brigade soldiers become noncommissioned officers

 

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

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Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – Fifty-two newly promoted noncommissioned officers (NCO) crossed into the corps with a symbolic induction ceremony, which represented their right of entry into, what is known as, the time honored Corps of the noncommissioned officer.

The heritage and history of the corps is rich with symbolism and traces its roots as far back as the 17th century. The NCO Induction Ceremony gave the NCOs a better understanding of the significance of becoming a sergeant and what it takes to be a good leader.

Newly promoted noncommissioned officers (NCO) pose for a group photo after completing their NCO Induction Ceremony, Oct. 30, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. During this ceremony, the newly promoted conducted the rite of passage into the U.S. Army NCO Corps. (Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

Newly promoted noncommissioned officers (NCO) pose for a group photo after completing their NCO Induction Ceremony, Oct. 30, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. During this ceremony, the newly promoted conducted the rite of passage into the U.S. Army NCO Corps. (Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner 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

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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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Crossing paths: My brother’s promotion

 

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

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Forward Operating Base Wright, Afghanistan – Promoting your sibling in a country far from home in support of your country, away from your family and friends is something of a special occasion.

This is something, two small town All-American brothers from Winder, GA, had the chance to experience with a coincidental crossing of paths during their deployment to Afghanistan.

Second Lt. Karl F. Knowlton, air mobility deputy with Task Force Lifeliner, prepares to strip the specialist rank off the uniform of newly promoted Sgt. George C. Knowlton, a team leader with 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, during a promotion ceremony, at Forward Operating Base Wright, Kunar province, Afghanistan. Both brothers are from Winder, GA. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Peter R. Sinclair, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

Second Lt. Karl F. Knowlton, air mobility deputy with Task Force Lifeliner, prepares to strip the specialist rank off the uniform of newly promoted Sgt. George C. Knowlton, a team leader with 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, during a promotion ceremony, at Forward Operating Base Wright, Kunar province, Afghanistan. Both brothers are from Winder, GA. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Peter R. Sinclair, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Currahees receive Sergeant Audie Murphy Club induction

 

Written by Sgt. Justin Moeller
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

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Paktya Province, Afghanistan – Originating in 1986 at Fort Hood, Texas, the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club is an exclusive U.S. Army organization for non-commissioned officers who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and performance.

In order to be inducted, the NCOs must be recommended, pass a physical training test as well as several rigorous board appearances.

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Danielle A. Whitaker (right) and Sgt. 1st Class Tcherry Samedy, both with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, listen to, Col. Val C. Keaveny Jr., commander, 4th BCT, 101st Abn. Div., speak during a Sergeant Audie Murphy Club induction ceremony, Sept. 17, 2013, at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Danielle A. Whitaker (right) and Sgt. 1st Class Tcherry Samedy, both with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, listen to, Col. Val C. Keaveny Jr., commander, 4th BCT, 101st Abn. Div., speak during a Sergeant Audie Murphy Club induction ceremony, Sept. 17, 2013, at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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