Written by U.S. Army Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton
Paktya Province, Afghanistan – The snow continues to fall heavily on Forward Operating Base Gardez, Afghanistan, as Soldiers in the mechanics duty area work continuously to prepare vehicles and equipment for ongoing missions.
One Soldier prepares his vehicle recovery truck for upcoming missions.
Spc. Annson J. Sanders, a 24-year-old Dickson, TN, native goes through the process of inspecting his truck with great detail.
Video by Staff Sgt. John Briggs
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs
Salerno, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) out of Fort Campbelll, KY, as well as other units attend Thankgiving meal. Soldiers were served food by members of the various unit commands.
Soldiers and Civilians come together to celebrate Thanksgiving in Salerno, Afghanistan.
Video by Staff Sgt. John Briggs
Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan – COL R.J. Lillibridge and CSM Eric Crabtree of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT) from Fort Campbell KY give their thanks to the Rakkasan families and friends during the Thanksgiving holiday.
Rakkasan win Gold
Written by Sgt. Mike Monroe
Fort Campbell, KY – Soccer, or football to the rest of the world, is a sport that is gaining popularity in the United States. The Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), competed in a tournament during Week of the Eagles to determine the best Soccer team in the division.
Beginning with nine teams consisting of Soldiers from all across Fort Campbell, the championship was decided August 15th. The tournament stretched out over three-days and was a test of all the preparations leading up to Week of the Eagles 2012.
Department of Defense Announces Fort Campbell’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team and 101 Combat Aviation Brigade deployments
Fort Campbell, KY – The United States Department of Defense announced the deployment of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasan” and the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade “Destiny,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in late Fall 2012.
Approximately 2,950 3rd BCT Soldiers and 2,580 101 CAB Soldiers will deploy as part of the upcoming rotation of forces operating in Afghanistan.
“Rakkasan and Destiny Soldiers are highly trained, disciplined and fit,” said Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, 101st Commanding General. “The Soldiers in these brigades have been preparing for this deployment since early this year. I am confident in the leadership of these brigades and know they are well trained for this deployment to Afghanistan,” said McConville.
Fort Campbell, KY – Medically retired Staff Sgt. Travis Keeran receives a Purple Heart medal Friday at the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion from Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, the Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division.
“I am very honored to be here today and I am proud of what you did,” said McConville. “For years after this, when people ask you what you did during the war, you can tell them that you served in the 101st Airborne Division. No matter where you go or what you do, no one can ever take that from you.”
3rd BCT Public Affairs, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT)
Fort Campbell, KY – Rakkasan soldiers are well-known for how hard they train for the dangers they face on the battlefield. Similarly, they prepare for the unpredictable hazards they may encounter on the roadways.
On March 21st, 2012, soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), gathered to stress the importance of safety during the Rakkasan Motorcycle Mentorship Course here at Fort Campbell, KY.
Written by Staff Sgt. David Reiley
Hopkinsville, KY – Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III was the guest speaker at the 626th Brigade Support Battalion, Rakkasan Logistics Ball last Friday at the James E. Bruce Convention Center.
The night was full of pomp and circumstance following the long traditions of a formal military ball. The colors were posted and “The Star Spangled Banner” played followed by a moment of silence for the missing and fallen.
Written by 3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs
Fort Campbell, KY – U.S. Army Capt. Joshua Powers, commander of A Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, was awarded the 2010 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award for recognition of his leadership abilities both at home station and while deployed to Afghanistan, March 1st.
Powers, a 2004 graduate of Virginia Military Institute, was one of 14 active duty officers selected for the 2010 calendar year award in the Army-wide competition. «Read the rest of this article»
Written by U.S. Army Pfc. Chris McKenna
Khowst Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Soldiers eat Christmas dinner in Bak, Afghanistan, December 25th. The food was brought to the remote location by helicopter and served to the Soldeirs by the 3rd Brigade Combat Team command team. Flying in Christmas dinner helped to brighten holiday spirits while the Soldiers are separated from friends and family during the holidays.
The unit recently began operations in the new facility, requiring the Christmas meal to be flow from a larger installation near Khowst, Afghanistan to the remote location.
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