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101st Airborne Division Bastogne Soldiers Conduct Walk and Shoot at Fort Campbell

 

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

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted a walk and shoot exercise May 5-10 near Observation Post 13 here.

The operation was conducted by all the companies and troops from the brigade’s 1st and 2nd Battalions, 327th Infantry Regiment; 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment; and 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment with support from 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade; 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade and Joint Terminal Attack Controllers from the Air Force.

Soldiers with 1st Platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), provide suppressive fire during a walk and shoot exercise May 8, 2014, near Observation Post 13 at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

Soldiers with 1st Platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), provide suppressive fire during a walk and shoot exercise May 8, 2014, near Observation Post 13 at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

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101st Airborne Division Rakkasan mortarmen train day and night

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Alex Kirk Amen
115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Khowst Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army mortarmen with Company C, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct a live-fire exercise, March 1st, at Combat Outpost Bowri Tana.

The mortar section conducts drills daily to ensure they can be ready to fire quickly when called upon.

U.S. Army Spc. Donavan Dauzat, a mortarman with Company C, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), adjusts a 120 mm mortar tube during a training exercise, March 1, 2013, at Combat Outpost Bowri Tana. The mortar section trains daily for fire missions. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Alex Kirk Amen, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Spc. Donavan Dauzat, a mortarman with Company C, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), adjusts a 120 mm mortar tube during a training exercise, March 1, 2013, at Combat Outpost Bowri Tana. The mortar section trains daily for fire missions. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Alex Kirk Amen, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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Fort Campbell’s 320th Field Artillery Regiment cross-trains over to mortars with 327th Infantry Regiment

 

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

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, find themselves having to train from artillery into mortars with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st BCT.

The artillerymen spent more than week training with the mortar teams, and began firing live rounds September 5th at Observation Point 3 here.

Soldiers from Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, train on 81 mm mortar guns, Sept. 5th, at Observation Point 3 here. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

Soldiers from Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, train on 81 mm mortar guns, Sept. 5th, at Observation Point 3 here. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

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Fort Campbell’s 4th Brigade Combat Team Soldiers certify on 120mm Mortar

 

Video by Spc. Bradley Parrish
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionThe Currahees

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division conduct dry and live fire training on the new 120mm mortar system to insure they will be ready to deploy this technology while in combat.

The 120mm mortar system is mobile, agile and can put accurate fire in just about any location.

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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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