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101st Airborne Division Rakkasan Soldiers train with Air Defenders at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Maj. John Moore
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – If it flies, it dies.

That’s a motto occasionally used throughout the air defense community. Air defenders, sometimes called “duck hunters” in a tongue-in-cheek manner, have an increasingly important role within the Army as it shifts focus from counterinsurgency operations to preparing for a more complex decisive action fight against a near-peer opponent.

Pictured above, the STPT (Stinger Tactical Proficiency Trainer) provides soldiers with the capability to identify and engage aircraft while in a garrison environment. The Stinger Man Portable Air Defense System (MANPADS) provides expeditionary and highly mobile air defense coverage in contested and restrictive environments, Fort Campbell, KY, Feb 7th. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Aaron Daugherty)

Pictured above, the STPT (Stinger Tactical Proficiency Trainer) provides soldiers with the capability to identify and engage aircraft while in a garrison environment. The Stinger Man Portable Air Defense System (MANPADS) provides expeditionary and highly mobile air defense coverage in contested and restrictive environments, Fort Campbell, KY, Feb 7th. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Aaron Daugherty)

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101st Airborne ‘Strike Fear’ Soldiers conduct C-RAM exercise at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – The Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment “Strike Fear,” assigned to 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, and attached to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., conducted a counter rocket, artillery and mortar live fire exercise, November 3rd-9th.

The C-RAM exercise, which ‘Strike Fear’ Soldiers conducted for the first time at Fort Campbell, is normally conducted at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, according to Capt. Christina Quimby.

Spc. Alexander Jones, a field artillery firefinder radar operator with Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, assigned to 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, and attached to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., checks the ammo on the Land-Based Phalanx Weapon System, Nov. 8, 2017, during the battalion’s live fire exercise on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Alexes Anderson/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

Spc. Alexander Jones, a field artillery firefinder radar operator with Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, assigned to 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, and attached to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., checks the ammo on the Land-Based Phalanx Weapon System, Nov. 8, 2017, during the battalion’s live fire exercise on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Alexes Anderson/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

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101st Sustainment Brigade “Strike Fear” Battalion Changes Command

 

Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers, Families and friends of 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment “Strike Fear,” assigned to 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, and attached to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., gathered, June 21st, at the division parade field for a change of command ceremony.

During the ceremony, Lt. Col. James C. Reese, outgoing commander, relinquished command of the Strike Fear Battalion to Lt. Col. Ryan L. Schrock, incoming commander.

Lt. Col. James Reese, outgoing commander of the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, assigned to the 108th ADA Bridge, and attached to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., looks at the audience, June 21, 2017, during his speech during the battalion’s change of command ceremony at the division parade field on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

Lt. Col. James Reese, outgoing commander of the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, assigned to the 108th ADA Bridge, and attached to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., looks at the audience, June 21, 2017, during his speech during the battalion’s change of command ceremony at the division parade field on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment cases it’s colors

 

Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), cased their battalion colors in a ceremony January 10th, 2014, at Fort Campbell, KY The color casing ceremony symbolizes a unit is ready for movement and it serves as a prelude to deployment.

The unit held the ceremony in the Lozada Physical Fitness Center on Fort Campbell. During the ceremony 2-44th ADA’s command team of Lt. Col. Timothy Shaffer and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Brown furled the battalion colors, then sheathed them in a case.

Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Brown, the senior enlisted adviser of the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment (left), and Lt. Col. Timothy Shaffer, commander of the 2-44th ADA, case the battalion’s colors Jan. 10 at Fort Campbell, KY. The act symbolizes the unit is ready for deployment and, when 2-44th ADA deploys later this year, it will be the battalion’s sixth deployment since 2003. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Brown, the senior enlisted adviser of the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment (left), and Lt. Col. Timothy Shaffer, commander of the 2-44th ADA, case the battalion’s colors Jan. 10 at Fort Campbell, KY. The act symbolizes the unit is ready for deployment and, when 2-44th ADA deploys later this year, it will be the battalion’s sixth deployment since 2003. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment changes Command

 

Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), participated in a change of command ceremony August 2nd at the division parade field on Fort Campbell, KY.

During the ceremony, Lt. Col. Jared J. Galazin, the outgoing battalion commander, relinquished command to Lt. Col. Timothy Shaffer, the incoming commander.

Col. Edward O’Neill, commander of the 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, passes the battalion colors to Lt. Col. Timothy Shaffer, incoming commander of the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart/U.S. Army)

Col. Edward O’Neill, commander of the 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, passes the battalion colors to Lt. Col. Timothy Shaffer, incoming commander of the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart/U.S. Army)

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