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Fort Campbell’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team’s UAS teams enhance skills through field training

 

Written by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionRakkasanFort Campbell, KY – The Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems operators and maintainers assigned to TUAS platoon, 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), have spent several weeks in the field to advance their capabilities as the UAS asset for the Rakkasans.

“This is our third week out here for our field exercise,” said Spc. John Alexander, a TUAS operator assigned to the TUAS Platoon, “This field exercise was designed to increase our readiness level by incorporating combat mission simulations.”

Spc. Thomas Olsen, a Tactical Unmanned Aerial System maintainer assigned to the TUAS Platoon, Company B, 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), calls in another systems check before loading the Shadow Unmanned Aerial System on the launcher at Fort Campbell, Ky., Sept. 9, 2013. Olsen and the rest of his platoon spent three weeks in the field to advance their skills and to increase their readiness level so they are ready to assist the brigade on future missions. (Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton/U.S.Army)

Spc. Thomas Olsen, a Tactical Unmanned Aerial System maintainer assigned to the TUAS Platoon, Company B, 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), calls in another systems check before loading the Shadow Unmanned Aerial System on the launcher at Fort Campbell, Ky., Sept. 9, 2013. Olsen and the rest of his platoon spent three weeks in the field to advance their skills and to increase their readiness level so they are ready to assist the brigade on future missions. (Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton/U.S.Army)

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