Topic: UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter
Written by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson
Northern, Iraq – Staff Sgt. Darryl “Gunny” Joseph leapt into the night of northern Iraq as the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter touched down, the dust from the rotary wash clouding his vision. His mission was simple: set up the landing zone and guide in the aircraft carrying the M777 artillery pieces to the raid site.
The process of setting up a landing zone, or sling load area, was not new to him. Back at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Joseph and the Soldiers from Battery C, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, “Task Force Strike,” practiced sling load operations many times before.
But this was not a training exercise; this was the real deal.
Written by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen
Fort Campbell, KY – General George Patton said, “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.”
Company commanders from across 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) spent Monday and Tuesday gaining guidance and mentorship from the brigade commander in a commander’s agility training event.
Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 58th Signal Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), put their Air Assault skills to the test during an air assault movement operation in the training area of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, March 14th.
The air assault operation commenced “Spartan” companies field training exercise were they will put both their tactical and technical skills to the test in preparation for the battalion’s upcoming perimeter defensive live fire exercise (PDLFX).
Nashville, TN – Late on Presidents Day 2015, 19 members of the Tennessee Army National Guard’s 194th Engineer Brigade, equipped with High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV’s), were called out to perform health and wellness checks on motorists in response to rapidly deteriorating road conditions on two major interstates.
That was two weeks ago, and today, Tennessee Army and Air Guard personnel are still at work aiding state and local responders in efforts to recover from a severe winter storm that swept across the state in two waves.
Written by Sgt. Jon Heinrich
Fort Campbell, KY – As the sun rises on a brisk, Spring morning, the sound of helicopters can be heard landing, and in the light of dawn, dozens of Soldiers can be seen air assaulting out of them.
For the Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), the days training has begun.
Written by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado
Fort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) holds a unique position as the only air assault division in the world. As an air assault-focused unit, the division must be ready at a moment’s notice to plan, coordinate, and execute brigade-size air assault operations capable of seizing key terrain in support of operational objectives.
“The 101st Airborne Division provides the National Command Authority an air assault early entry force capable of working in austere environments with limited or degraded infrastructure,” said Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).
Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
Fort Campbell, KY – In the last hours of darkness, January 27th, soldiers from the 1st Platoon, 218th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), assembled in their company area with their body armor, helmets and assault bags full of gear.
The arms room issued them weapons. The area had a low murmur of activity as the military police prepared for an upcoming mission.
Photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 1st Platoon, 218th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), rush to establish a secure perimeter moments after dismounting from UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters during an air assault training mission January 27th at Fort Campbell, KY.
The purpose of the training was to integrate the military police’s ability to secure, search, process and ultimately remove detainees from the battlefield, which allows freedom of movement for offensive operations.
Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
Fort Campbell, KY – Sergeants major from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) conducted an Army physical fitness test for noncommissioned officers at brigade headquarters at Fort Campbell, KY, October 10th, 2013.
Attendance of the sergeants major at APFTs given to any soldier attending Department-of-the-Army schools was directed by Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler, III.
Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
Fort Campbell, KY – CH-47 Chinook helicopter aircrews from B Company, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) began training for severe weather and wildfire missions at Fort Campbell, KY, August 15th, 2013.
If there is a severe-weather emergency, B Company 6-101st CAB, the Pachyderms, will transport supplies, personnel and conduct rescue missions. In the event of a wildfire, the Pachyderms would douse hotspots to redirect or stop an advancing fire.
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