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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 320th Field Artillery Regiment one of first units to use new Precision Guidance Kit

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Sierra Fown
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Company C, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Division Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted a live fire range at training area 23 at Fort Campbell, August 21st.

The range was significant in that it utilized an innovative and revolutionary tool that is up-and-coming in the field artillery world – the Precision Guidance Kit.

The PGK is a global position system with proximity and point detonating fusing functions for high explosive projectiles frequently used by field artillery units in the Army.

An M109A6 howitzer sits ready to fire utilizing the Precision Guidance Kit during a live-fire range held by Soldiers with Company C, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Division Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) here, Aug. 21, 2015. The 1st Bn., 320th FAR is one of the first field artillery units in the Army to field this new and innovative technology. (1st Lt. Alexander M. Dibiasie, Company C, 1st Bn., 320th FAR, DIVARTY, 101st Airborne Division)

An M109A6 howitzer sits ready to fire utilizing the Precision Guidance Kit during a live-fire range held by Soldiers with Company C, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Division Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) here, Aug. 21, 2015. The 1st Bn., 320th FAR is one of the first field artillery units in the Army to field this new and innovative technology. (1st Lt. Alexander M. Dibiasie, Company C, 1st Bn., 320th FAR, DIVARTY, 101st Airborne Division)

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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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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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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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