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Rakkasans conduct Fire Control Exercise at Fort Campbell

 

Written by 1st. Lt. John C. Nicholson
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment “Red Knight,” conducted live fire missions on Fort Campbell’s south impact area in support of the Brigade Combat Team’s maneuver battalions January 28th to February 1st.

The training was part of the Brigade’s Fire Control Exercise in preparation for the Rakkasan’s JRTC rotation at Fort Polk, LA. By utilizing 155mm and 105mm howitzers, the Red Knights achieved lethal and non-lethal effects on templated enemy formations at 3rd Brigade’s walk and shoot.

Soldiers from Leader FIST Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery call for fire in support of their maneuver company. (3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

Soldiers from Leader FIST Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery call for fire in support of their maneuver company. (3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division volunteers restore howitzers for Pratt museum

 

Written by Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division and their Families recently volunteered to clean, remove rust and paint three howitzers during a restoration event at the Brig. Gen. Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum.

Soldiers worked toward team building, boost morale and learn about 101st Airborne Division. history. It also was an opportunity for volunteers to gain community service hours toward their military outstanding volunteer service medal.

Specialist Madilynn Dumas, a chemical specialist with Headquarters Support Company, 101st Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, said she enjoys giving back to her community by volunteering her time in different places.

Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) prime a 155mm M114 howitzer for repainting, 29 June, at the Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum on Fort Campbell, Kentucky.  (Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) prime a 155mm M114 howitzer for repainting, 29 June, at the Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Fort Campbell’s 327th Infantry Regiment “Bulldogs” complete Eagle Flight III

 

Written by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – As Soldiers from across the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) formation continue to prepare for upcoming training events, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment Soldiers took over Range 55 on Fort Campbell, KY, for a week of intensive company-level training from February 16th-19th.

The “Bulldogs” completed Eagle Flight III, which is a culminating exercise executed at the company level.

Soldiers with Company C, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) provide suppressive fire during the live fire exercise Feb. 17, 2016, at Range 55, Fort Campbell, KY. The “Bulldogs” battalion completed Eagle Flight III, which ensured all rifle companies were proficient on their weapons systems and encompassed various assets from outside the battalion. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Soldiers with Company C, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) provide suppressive fire during the live fire exercise Feb. 17, 2016, at Range 55, Fort Campbell, KY. The “Bulldogs” battalion completed Eagle Flight III, which ensured all rifle companies were proficient on their weapons systems and encompassed various assets from outside the battalion. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division unit completes transformation as history comes full circle

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – The 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), added to its distinguished history with the formal recognition of the addition of 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment “White Currahee” in a ceremony held at Fort Campbell May 14th.

“Both our Soldiers, our Families and our Veterans from the White Currahee nation are extremely honored to come back to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team,” said Lt. Col. Scott Kirkpatrick, commander, 2nd Bn, 506th Inf. Rgt. “It’s about two storied organizations, the Currahees and the Rakkasans, coming together to make a legendary one.”

Formal recognition ceremony of the addition of 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "White Currahee" to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans", 101st Airborne Division.

Formal recognition ceremony of the addition of 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment “White Currahee” to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans”, 101st Airborne Division.

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Agile Eagle transitions the 101st Airborne Division to BCT 2020

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado

101st Airborne Division Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – From its roots as one of the U.S. Army’s first airborne divisions in World War II, to defining air mobile operations in Vietnam, to its current status as the world’s only air assault division, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) has a history of change and innovation.

The 101st will again answer the call as it begins implementing Operation Agile Eagle II, designed to localize and implement the larger Department of the Army-directed BCT 2020 initiative. This overarching move mandates development of a plan that will reduce the overall strength of the Army in order to meet current and future mission requirements.

Lt. Col. Zachary Miller (left), commander of the former 3rd Special Troops Battalion and commander of the newly reflagged 21st Brigade Engineer Battalion, and Command Sgt. Maj. Martin Humphreys, the senior enlisted advisor for 21st BEB, uncase the colors of the newly stood up 21st BEB during a ceremony at the division parade field on Fort Campbell, March 27, 2014. (Photo by Sgt. Brian Smith-Dutton, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

Lt. Col. Zachary Miller (left), commander of the former 3rd Special Troops Battalion and commander of the newly reflagged 21st Brigade Engineer Battalion, and Command Sgt. Maj. Martin Humphreys, the senior enlisted advisor for 21st BEB, uncase the colors of the newly stood up 21st BEB during a ceremony at the division parade field on Fort Campbell, March 27, 2014. (Photo by Sgt. Brian Smith-Dutton, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team Hones Skills for Springtime Deployment to Afghanistan

 

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – All this week members of the Second Brigade Combat Team were out on the ranges of Fort Campbell honing the skills they will need for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. I was able to join them for a time on Thursday at Observation Point 12 (OP 12) where the soldiers of the Brigade were conducting a Fire Support Exercise that had started on Tuesday, and would run through Friday.

The exercise was training the brigade soldiers on how to combine different fire support assets in a combat situation including 80mm and 120mm mortars, 105mm artillery, along with Apache helicopters firing rockets and 30mm canons.

Colonel Daniel R. Walrath, the Commander of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team takes a turn firing the 120mm mortar

Colonel Daniel R. Walrath, the Commander of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team takes a turn firing the 120mm mortar

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Currahee sling loads howitzer during Operation Toccoa Tukarah III

 

Written by Task Force Currahee Public Affairs Office

The CurraheesFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionForward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan — Task Force Currahee conducted its first artillery cannon sling-load mission, called a “gun raid,” during the Operation Toccoa Tukarah III in Paktika Province December 27th.

Just before the sun crested the mountains, a CH-47 Chinook helicopter sling loaded an M20A1, 105 mm howitzer into the Charbaran Valley of Paktika Province. «Read the rest of this article»

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