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Fort Campbell Strike Soldier’s Dinosaur Costume gets National Attention

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Sierra Fown
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – To many Soldiers’ delight, Fort Campbell was on limited operations for several days last week. Many might have spent their days binge-watching Netflix, catching some extra Z’s and enjoying some friendly snowball.

And of course, the dreaded chore that often accompanies heavy bouts of snowfall – shoveling. Sgt. Cliff White, a food service specialist with Company J, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), did just that the afternoon of January 22nd at his home on Fort Campbell.

Sgt. Cliff White, a food service specialist assigned to Company J, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), shovels snow during a snow storm at his home at Fort Campbell, Ky., Jan. 22, 2016. White has received national coverage since the video was uploaded. (Courtesy Photo)

Sgt. Cliff White, a food service specialist assigned to Company J, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), shovels snow during a snow storm at his home at Fort Campbell, Ky., Jan. 22, 2016. White has received national coverage since the video was uploaded. (Courtesy Photo)

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Fort Campbell’s 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion opens Task Force Engineer Academy

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Engineers from 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), opened their doors up to the first ever Task Force Engineer Academy, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, January 7th-14th.

The academy is the first of its kind in Strike brigade, and the thought of starting an academy began during the brigade’s last rotation to Joint Readiness Training Center, Louisiana, in the fall of 2015.

Soldiers from the 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct a practical exercise at the 39th BEB Engineer Academy, at Fort Campbell, KY, Jan. 13, 2016. The academy was designed to take engineer lieutenants and give them the knowledge base on how to work with light Air Assault battalions. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Soldiers from the 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct a practical exercise at the 39th BEB Engineer Academy, at Fort Campbell, KY, Jan. 13, 2016. The academy was designed to take engineer lieutenants and give them the knowledge base on how to work with light Air Assault battalions. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Strike ministry teams find fun ways to train

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Sierra Fown
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with 1st and 2nd Battalions, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, braved Wednesday’s icy temperatures to participate in a Chaplain’s Challenge.

The challenge included performing physical readiness training, four-man pushups, tire flips and culminated with a tug-of-war battle with Lt. Col. Shawn M. Umbrell, 1st Bn., 502nd Inf. Regt. commander, and Lt. Col. Edwin D. Matthaidess, 2nd Bn., 502nd Inf. Regt. commander, on the front lines of the rope.

Lt. Col. Shawn Umbrell, commander, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) leads Soldiers within his battalion during a tug-of-war game here, Jan. 13. The tug-of-war was a part of the chaplain’s challenge- an event that was geared to incorporate both physical training and the Value of Life. (Staff Sgt. Sierra A. Fown, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Lt. Col. Shawn Umbrell, commander, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) leads Soldiers within his battalion during a tug-of-war game here, Jan. 13. The tug-of-war was a part of the chaplain’s challenge- an event that was geared to incorporate both physical training and the Value of Life. (Staff Sgt. Sierra A. Fown, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

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101st Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike” to deploy to Iraq

 

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Department of the Army announced last week the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) – the “Strike” Brigade – stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, will deploy with approximately 1,300 Soldiers to Iraq this spring in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conduct live fire exercise training lanes at Fort Polk, La. (Staff Sgt. Amanda Zuniga, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conduct live fire exercise training lanes at Fort Polk, La. (Staff Sgt. Amanda Zuniga, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division’s only combatives champ hails from 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike”

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Sierra Fown
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – In the past few months, the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division has had a series of wins, including the division’s Soldier of the Year, the adjutant general’s Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, and their successful victory over Geronimo at Fort Polk, Louisiana, during their most recent Joint Readiness Training Center rotation. Now they can add another win to their streak.

Spc. Christian L. Nielsen, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd BCT “Strike,” 101st, took home 1st place during the All-Armed Forces Combatives Competition in his respective weight class at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, December 12th.

Spc. Christian L. Nielsen, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, punches an opponent during the 2015 All-Armed Forces Combatives Competition at Fort Bragg, NC, Dec. 12, 2015. Nielsen took home 1st place for the second year in a row. (Courtesy Photo)

Spc. Christian L. Nielsen, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, punches an opponent during the 2015 All-Armed Forces Combatives Competition at Fort Bragg, NC, Dec. 12, 2015. Nielsen took home 1st place for the second year in a row. (Courtesy Photo)

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101st Airborne Division “Strike” Combatives champs wrestle for repeat win

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Sierra Fown
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Three Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), will be competing for the championship title in their respective weight classes during the All-Armed Forces Combatives Tournament slated for December 9th-12th in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Staff Sgt. Colter C. Brown, Spc. Joshua M. Bareiszis and Spc. Christian L. Nielsen, all with Strike, will be representing the 101st Airborne Division during the tournament, which is open to all service branches in the U.S.

Spc. Christian L. Nielsen and Spc. Joshua M. Bareiszis, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), practice striking techniques at the 2nd Brigade Combat Team Combatives School here, Dec. 2, 2015. (U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sierra A. Fown, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Spc. Christian L. Nielsen and Spc. Joshua M. Bareiszis, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), practice striking techniques at the 2nd Brigade Combat Team Combatives School here, Dec. 2, 2015. (U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sierra A. Fown, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike” completes rotation at Joint Readiness Training Center

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Polk, LA – The smiles on the faces of the Soldiers as they heard the word “index” were readily apparent as 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, successfully completed their rotation at Joint Readiness Training Center.

More than 3,000 Soldiers, most of who came from the six battalions that make up Strike Brigade, participated in the training. Additional units from the Marines and Air Force participated in the training as well.

JRTC training is complex and demanding. The training prepares units for deployments by exposing them to an environment that duplicates prospective areas of operations.

Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conduct live fire exercise training lanes at Fort Polk, La. Strike Brigade recently finished their 30-day training exercise at Joint Readiness Training Center. (Staff Sgt. Amanda Zuniga, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conduct live fire exercise training lanes at Fort Polk, La. Strike Brigade recently finished their 30-day training exercise at Joint Readiness Training Center. (Staff Sgt. Amanda Zuniga, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s Lifeliner Movement Control Team keeps troops moving at Joint Readiness Training Center

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Jill People
49th Public Affairs Detachment

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

Fort Polk, LA – A long line of military vehicles from 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade (Lifeliners) and 2nd Brigade Combat Team (Strike), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) parks along the side of the road at the Intermediate Staging Base in Alexandria, Louisiana, in preparation for movement to the Joint Readiness Training Center’s (JRTC) training area called the “box” at Fort Polk, Louisiana, on October 3rd, 2015.

The 2nd BCT is conducting a training rotation at JRTC with the support of other division assets like the 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade and the 101st Airborne Division Artillery Regiment.

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101st Airborne Division “Strike” spouses bring Performance Triad home

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Sierra Fown
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) held a “spark your inner fire” workshop, September 30th, at the Family Resource Center here.

The event aimed to educate Strike Family Members on the Performance Triad, an Army-wide initiative to ensure Soldiers and their families are provided tools and information to lead a healthier lifestyle.

Started in 2013 by the U.S. Army Medical Command, the performance triad aims to optimize performance by emphasizing the importance of three components – sleep, activity and nutrition.

Family members with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) pose for a photo during the “spark your inner fire” workshop at the Family Resource Center, Sept. 30, 2015. (U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sierra A. Fown, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Family members with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) pose for a photo during the “spark your inner fire” workshop at the Family Resource Center, Sept. 30, 2015. (U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sierra A. Fown, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners” prepare aerial delivery bundles at Joint Readiness Training Center

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Jill People
49th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Polk, LA – Soldiers from the 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, provided logical support through preparation of aerial delivery resupplies on September 30th, 2015, at Fort Polk.

The mission is part of ongoing support of a 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center.

The 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde. ‘Lifeliners’ bring many logistical capabilities to the training environment. Packaging resupply bundles, in particular, is paramount in getting the right commodities to the right location at the right time during decisive action air assault operations.

Spc. Wylie Bartling with the 372nd Inland Cargo Transfer Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade prepares an aerial delivery bundle Sept. 30, 2015, at England Airfield in Alexandria, La. Delivery bundles will ensure Soldiers, with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), in training areas receive supplies to conduct various missions for Soldier readiness and mission success during their Joint Readiness Training Center rotation at Fort Polk, LA. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade public affairs)

Spc. Wylie Bartling with the 372nd Inland Cargo Transfer Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade prepares an aerial delivery bundle Sept. 30, 2015, at England Airfield in Alexandria, La. Delivery bundles will ensure Soldiers, with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), in training areas receive supplies to conduct various missions for Soldier readiness and mission success during their Joint Readiness Training Center rotation at Fort Polk, LA. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade public affairs)

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