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Fort Campbell 101st Combat Aviation Brigade “Wings of Destiny” Soldiers Return Home

 

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) reunited with their Families at a welcome home ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, May 22nd, 2013.

The Ceremony marked the end of a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Regional Command – East. This ceremony marks the return of the entire brigade.

Spc. Tocarra Courtrier, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, embraces Roosevelt Gongob after being proposed to at a welcome home ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky., May 22, 2013. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan)

Spc. Tocarra Courtrier, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, embraces Roosevelt Gongob after being proposed to at a welcome home ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky., May 22, 2013. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan)

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Fort Campbell 101st Combat Aviation Brigade No Mercy Soldiers go beyond the flight line

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionWings of Destiny

Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – A short profile of 1st Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force No Mercy at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan.

The army performs best when soldiers, leaders, commanders and family come together as a cohesive group. Within the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny, units strive to become more than just a unit.

Sgt. Lee Denhe (right) and Pfc. Keith Recore (left), D Company, 1st Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade avionics and weapons systems technicians, take a sighting kit off of an AH-64D Apache helicopter after conducting maintenance at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, Jan. 23, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

Sgt. Lee Denhe (right) and Pfc. Keith Recore (left), D Company, 1st Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade avionics and weapons systems technicians, take a sighting kit off of an AH-64D Apache helicopter after conducting maintenance at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, Jan. 23, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

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101st Combat Aviation Brigade Chaplains strengthen roles, responsibilities at conference

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionWings of Destiny

Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny, unit ministry teams came together for their bimonthly religious support team conference at the TF Destiny headquarters at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, January 3rd.

The unit ministry teams reconfirmed their roles and responsibilities according to the Army regulations that govern chaplains and shared some of their experiences of ministering to the soldiers in their units.

Soldiers conference huddle shoulder-to-shoulder in prayer at a breakfast concluding the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, religious support team conference at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Jan. 4th, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

Soldiers conference huddle shoulder-to-shoulder in prayer at a breakfast concluding the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, religious support team conference at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Jan. 4th, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

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101st Pathfinders work with Man’s Best Friend

 

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Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionWings of DestinyBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – The 101st Pathfinders, with the 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade work with Military Working Dogs and their handlers to train for combat.

The Task Force Destiny Pathfinders are the only organic infantry unit in a combat aviation brigade.

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Combat Aviation Brigade assumes mission in Afghanistan

 

Written by Capt. Christina Wright
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionWings of Destiny

Bagram, Afghanistan – The 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade transferred authority to the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade during a transfer of authority ceremony at Combined Joint Task Force- 1 headquarters, Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, on September 18th, 2012.

The 101st CAB, from Fort Campbell, KY, is now charged with providing full spectrum aviation support to Regional Command East. They will play a key role in providing combat, logistical and medical evacuation support to coalition forces.

The Task Destiny and Task Force Pegasus combined color guard along with the battalion colors of the units under TF Destiny represent their units and the U.S. during a transfer of authority ceremony held at CJTF-1 headquarters on Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, September 18th, 2012. (Photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan)

The Task Destiny and Task Force Pegasus combined color guard along with the battalion colors of the units under TF Destiny represent their units and the U.S. during a transfer of authority ceremony held at CJTF-1 headquarters on Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, September 18th, 2012. (Photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan)

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Side by Side for Peace and Prosperity

 

Written by Spc. Tracy Weeden
101st Combat Aviation Brigade
 
Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionKandahar Airfield, Afghanistan – Task Force Saber Pathfinder Team One conducted a Kandahar Airfield defense mission with the British Royal Air Force Regiment in Kandahar province, Afghanistan November 16th during the Afghan holiday Eid-al-Qorbon, a celebration of forgiveness, friendship and peace.

International Security Assistance Force and TF Destiny are committed to working side by side with the people of Afghanistan to bring peace and prosperity to their country.

While the Pathfinders have a specific mission of recovering downed aircraft and personnel, they continue to assist coalition forces by providing security to the community surrounding KAF.

Flying Officer Stephen Milne, 51 Squadron Royal Air Force Regiment, officer commanding C flight (left) and Staff Sgt. Daniel Damschen, Task Force Saber Pathfinder squad leader (right) conduct a friendly patrol together during a key leader engagement mission in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Nov. 16th. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Sadie Bleistein)

Flying Officer Stephen Milne, 51 Squadron Royal Air Force Regiment, officer commanding C flight (left) and Staff Sgt. Daniel Damschen, Task Force Saber Pathfinder squad leader (right) conduct a friendly patrol together during a key leader engagement mission in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Nov. 16th. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Sadie Bleistein)

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101st Combat Aviation Brigade Kiowa Warriors

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Sadie Bleistein
1st Combat Aviation Brigade

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionWings of DestinyZabul Province, Afghanistan – A Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter conducts aerial reconnaissance November 8th, 2010, in southern Afghanistan.

Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Sadie Bleistein

Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Sadie Bleistein

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Task Force Destiny Aviation

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Sadie Bleistein
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionWings of DestinyKandahar Airfield, Afghanistan – A 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny CH-47 Chinook helicopter and UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter travel to different forward operating bases throughout southern Afghanistan delivering mail, personnel and supplies to ground troops November 3rd, 2010.

(Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Sadie Bleistein, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

(Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Sadie Bleistein, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

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Destiny Chinooks in Southern Afghanistan

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Sadie Bleistein
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionWings of DestinyKandahar Airfield, Afghanistan – Military and civilian traffic passes through the U.S. Army rotary wing terminal at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan introducing to them the face of Task Force Destiny.

The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny Chinooks deliver supplies to ground forces throughout Southern Afghanistan.

Two Bravo Company, 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade Chinooks deliver supplies to ground forces throughout Southern Afghanistan. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Sadie Bleistein, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

Two Bravo Company, 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade Chinooks deliver supplies to ground forces throughout Southern Afghanistan. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Sadie Bleistein, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

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Legend of diamonds and tail-booms

 

Written by Spc. Tracy Weeden
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionWings of DestinyKandahar, Afghanistan – The black diamond worn on the helmet of Task Force Destiny soldiers is an iconic part of their uniform and history.

The legend began in World War II, when the 101st Airborne Division created tactical helmet insignias to help reassemble the paratroopers on the ground.

After jumping into Normandy on D-Day, the troops were divided over miles of terrain. If they were unable to recognize each other, it would be difficult to regroup.

Soldiers of Task Force Destiny wear diamonds on their helmet to designate them as 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers.

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