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Fort Campbell Eagle Assault remembers Fallen Pilots

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) conducted a ceremony in honor of fallen soldiers at Fort Campbell, KY, August 9th, 2013.

Two trees were dedicated, one to 1st Lt. Robert J. Hess, a UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter pilot, and one to Capt. Aaron Blanchard, an AH-64 Apache helicopter pilot, with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade.

Capt. Nathan White, chaplain, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) delivers the invocation at the beginning of a ceremony where two trees were dedicated to fallen comrades at Fort Campbell, KY, Aug. 9, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

Capt. Nathan White, chaplain, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) delivers the invocation at the beginning of a ceremony where two trees were dedicated to fallen comrades at Fort Campbell, KY, Aug. 9, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

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101st Combat Aviation Brigade “Wings of Destiny” uncases Colors at Fort Campbell

 

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – During a short ceremony on Tuesday the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade uncase the colors signifying the completion of their return to Fort Campbell after a nine-month deployment in RC East and RC North in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 2012–13.

Brig. Gen. Mark R. Stammer, the Acting Senior Commander of Fort Campbell officiated the ceremony which was hosted by Col. Paul Bontrager, the commander of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade.

101st Combat Aviation Brigade Uncasing Ceremony at Fort Campbell

101st Combat Aviation Brigade Uncasing Ceremony at Fort Campbell

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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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Fort Campbell’s 101st Combat Aviation Brigade trains at Fort Carson

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Carson, CO – This Army installation tucked into the Rocky Mountains, hosted Task Force Eagle Assault, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division for High Altitude Mountainous Environment Training. This is training that is now required of all aviation units preparing to deploy to Afghanistan.

This rotation yielded new and old challenges to TF Eagle Assault command and pilots. This training precedes the arrival of 13th Combat Aviation Brigade to Fort Carson, CO, by mere months. Some in the local communities and activist groups clamored to stop the arrival of 13th CAB because of fears of damage to the environment and potential degradation to the quality of life in the areas surrounding Fort Carson, CO.

A UH-60 Black Hawk medevac helicopter with Task Force Eagle Assault, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, lifts front wheels off the ground during a rolling takeoff on a confined hilltop at Fort Carson, CO during Task Force Eagle Assault's rotation to high altitude mountainous environment training, Feb. 20th, 2012. (Photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan)

A UH-60 Black Hawk medevac helicopter with Task Force Eagle Assault, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, lifts front wheels off the ground during a rolling takeoff on a confined hilltop at Fort Carson, CO during Task Force Eagle Assault's rotation to high altitude mountainous environment training, Feb. 20th, 2012. (Photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan)

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Wet and stormy arrival for 274 soldiers

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – It was a early morning arrival as 274 Wings of Destiny Soldiers with the 101 Combat Aviation Brigade arrived back to Fort Campbell, Kentucky on a rainy morning. The hanger was packed with family and friends as severe storm passed through the area. Several family members braved the rain and wind to welcome home their soldier.

Due to the weather soldiers were allowed to break protocol of dropping their gear and forming up just outside the hanger to march in. As the doors opened a few feet, one by one, they filed into the hanger and into formation. Once inside they marched forward as the Welcome Home Ceremony began. «Read the rest of this article»

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Scouts’ Honor

 

Written by Spc. Tracy Weeden
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionWings of DestinyForward Operating Base Wolverine, Afghanistan — A Banshee Troop scout weapons team, two OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters, successfully aided coalition ground forces clear a known enemy location to protect and assist them in recovering dangerous weapons in Zabul province, Afghanistan early October.

The battle ended with no coalition force or civilian casualties, when two Task Force Eagle Assault UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters extracted the ground forces and their findings from the battlefield.

A Banshee Troop, Task Force Eagle Assault, scout weapons team departs Forward Operating Base Wolverine, Afghanistan for a reconnaissance and security mission to protect coalition forces and Afghan civilians from insurgent threats in Zabul province Nov. 6th. (Photo by Spc. Tracy Weeden )

A Banshee Troop, Task Force Eagle Assault, scout weapons team departs Forward Operating Base Wolverine, Afghanistan for a reconnaissance and security mission to protect coalition forces and Afghan civilians from insurgent threats in Zabul province Nov. 6th. (Photo by Spc. Tracy Weeden )

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Soldiers Fill Out Forms For Holiday Greetings

 

Written by Spc. Tracy Weeden
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionWings of DestinyZabul Province, Afghanistan – Soldiers of Task Force Eagle Assault, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division at Forward Operating Base Wolverine in Zabul province, Afghanistan fill out forms before recording their holiday greetings to loved ones back home.

Photo by Spc. Tracy Weeden

Photo by Spc. Tracy Weeden

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Reconnaissance and Security Operations

 

Written by Spc. Tracy Weeden
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionWings of DestinyZabul Province, Afghanistan – Task Force Eagle Assault, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter pilots conduct reconnaissance and security operations in Zabul province, Afghanistan, protecting Afghan civilians and coalition forces from insurgent activities.

Photo by Spc. Tracy Weeden

Photo by Spc. Tracy Weeden

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Task Force Eagle Assault’s UH-60 Black Hawk Pilots and Crew Chief Transport Troops And Supplies

 

Written by Spc. Tracy Weeden
101st Combat Aviation Brigade  

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionWings of DestinyZabul Province, Afghanistan – Task Force Eagle Assault’s UH-60 Black Hawk pilots and crew chiefs, operating at Forward Operating Base Wolverine, Afghanistan transport troops and supplies in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

(Photo by Spc. Tracy Weeden 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

(Photo by Spc. Tracy Weeden 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

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Cash Reward

 

Written by Spc. Tracy Weeden
101st Combat Aviation Brigade  

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionForward Operating Base Wolverine, Afghanistan –Two Task Force Eagle Assault UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter pilots made a vital submission to the Army Suggestion Program while deployed to Iraq in 2006, which was worth a $10,000 reward.

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Merle Goodall, TF Eagle Assault Black Hawk standardization instructor pilot, along with Chief Warrant Officer 4 James Lemons, former TF Eagle Assault Black Hawk maintenance test pilot instructor, made the suggestion to redesign the pilots’ ballistic armor wing panels on the Black Hawk.

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Merle Goodall, Task Force Eagle Assault UH-60 Blackhawk standardization instructor pilot, demonstrates the difficulties pilots have trying to force the aircraft''s pilot ballistic armor wing panel to retract after dirt has jamming the gliding mechanism.

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Merle Goodall, Task Force Eagle Assault UH-60 Blackhawk standardization instructor pilot, demonstrates the difficulties pilots have trying to force the aircraft''s pilot ballistic armor wing panel to retract after dirt has jamming the gliding mechanism.

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