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Rakkasan Rendezvous 2021

 

3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

101st Airborne Division - Fort Campbell, KYRakkasanFort Campbell, KY – Shared experiences can create lasting friendships, and when friends, who see themselves as brothers, get the time to reunite it is a good time to relive the old memories and to make new ones.

The National Rakkasan Association held a week’s long reunion which reunited over 200 Rakkasan veterans from the Korean War, Vietnam, and Desert Storm with events hosted by the Hamburger Hill Chapter on June 21st-25th, 2021.

Mr. Dan McBride, a WWII veteran and a member of The Rakkasan Association, salutes during a candle lighting portion of a memorial dinner at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center in Clarksville, Tennessee, during a week’s long reunion on Fort Campbell June 24th, 2021. (Staff Sgt. Michael Eaddy)

Mr. Dan McBride, a WWII veteran and a member of The Rakkasan Association, salutes during a candle lighting portion of a memorial dinner at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center in Clarksville, Tennessee, during a week’s long reunion on Fort Campbell June 24th, 2021. (Staff Sgt. Michael Eaddy)

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Rakkasans honor fallen members of 187th Infantry Regiment, Iron Rakkasans during Fort Campbell’s Week of the Eagles

 

101st Airborne Division - Fort Campbell, KYFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers and veterans from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), honor fallen members of the Iron Rakkasans from the 187th Infantry Regiment with a wreath-laying ceremony on June 22nd, 2021, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Veterans from the unit have traveled to Fort Campbell for Week of the Eagles, a week-long celebration honoring the division’s history.

During Fort Campbell's Week of the Eagles, Rakkasans honored fallen members of 187th Infantry Regiment, Iron Rakkasans. (Sgt. Jeremy Lewis, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

During Fort Campbell’s Week of the Eagles, Rakkasans honored fallen members of 187th Infantry Regiment, Iron Rakkasans. (Sgt. Jeremy Lewis, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Fort Campbell Soldiers partner with Vanderbilt University to create a new model for innovation

 

U.S. Army Acquisition Support CenterNashville, TN – GPS, duct tape, microwaves and computers—these everyday items have one thing in common: Each was invented, in part or in whole, as the result of U.S. military research. The military’s rich history of innovation continues today, at numerous labs and engineering centers and focused on high-level problems.

There is a gap, however: There are myriad problems at the warfighter level that Army labs never encounter. Fort Campbell soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team (BCT) of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and researchers from Vanderbilt University are addressing this issue head-on, and are building a partnership to identify and solve tactical problems with Soldier-inspired solutions.

Soldiers from the 101st and Dr. Matthew Yandell, chief innovation officer of HeroWear and recent Vanderbilt graduate, carry howitzer rounds to simulate the physical demands of field artillery missions. (Dr. Karl Zelik, Vanderbilt University)

Soldiers from the 101st and Dr. Matthew Yandell, chief innovation officer of HeroWear and recent Vanderbilt graduate, carry howitzer rounds to simulate the physical demands of field artillery missions. (Dr. Karl Zelik, Vanderbilt University)

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers to Commemorate “Hamburger Hill” 50th Anniversary with 31.87-mile Run / Walk

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Wednesday, May 15th, 2019, several hundred active-duty 101st Airborne Division Soldiers will be joined by almost 80 Vietnam-era U.S. Army Veterans for a 31.87-mile ultramarathon at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, as part of their commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Hamburger Hill.

This week marks 50 years since the frontal assault on Hill 937, Dong Ap Bia, Vietnam. The ten-day engagement, more commonly referred to as Hamburger Hill, was fought by U.S. Army Soldiers, including those from the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Marines and the South Vietnamese military.

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High School Classmates Reunite During Competition at Fort Campbell

 

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Sgt. Darren Kim, an Infantry fire team leader assigned to 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Spc. Sydney Koca, an intelligence analyst assigned to 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) earned the title of Rakkasan Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) and Soldier of the Year, April 11th, 2019.

The two Soldiers attended Smoky Hill High School in Aurora, CO, Kim graduating in 2011, Koca in 2013. After graduation, the two eventually departed for Army initial entry training, and had not seen each other until the quarterly unit competition.

(L to R) Sgt. Darren Kim 2019 Rakkasan Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year and Spc. Sydney Koca 2019 Rakkasan Soldier of the Year at Fort Campbell. (3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

(L to R) Sgt. Darren Kim 2019 Rakkasan Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year and Spc. Sydney Koca 2019 Rakkasan Soldier of the Year at Fort Campbell. (3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Honors Top Volunteers

 

Written by Spc. Beverly Roche  
40th Public Affairs Detachment 

Army Community ServiceFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell officials honored their most outstanding volunteers representing organizations from all across the installation with accolades for their selfless giving and award certificates for their mantles during a Volunteer of the Year ceremony in Cole Park Commons on post, April 16th, 2019.

Installation leaders hold this ceremony annually to officially recognize individuals who’s supervisors identified as having gone above and beyond an established standard and exceeded expectations to care for Fort Campbell’s Soldiers and their families.

Winners of five eligible volunteer recognition categories present Major Gen. Brian Winski and Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Osborne, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, Ky. commanding general and division command sergeant major, respectively, a mock check worth more than $2.5 million during the installation Volunteer of the Year Awards Ceremony in Cole Park Commons, April, 16th. (L to R) The volunteer winners are: Hannah Duncan, Nadine Hopper, Tere Kangas, Nealie DeMott, and Lauren Morris. (Spc. Beverly Roche, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Winners of five eligible volunteer recognition categories present Major Gen. Brian Winski and Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Osborne, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, Ky. commanding general and division command sergeant major, respectively, a mock check worth more than $2.5 million during the installation Volunteer of the Year Awards Ceremony in Cole Park Commons, April, 16th. (L to R) The volunteer winners are: Hannah Duncan, Nadine Hopper, Tere Kangas, Nealie DeMott, and Lauren Morris. (Spc. Beverly Roche, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division 3rd Brigade Combat Team Soldiers take part in Heroes PT at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Aaron Daugherty
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) conducted “Heroes PT” at Fort Campbell, KY, February 14th, 2019.

Heroes PT honors 187th Infantry Regiment Soldiers, typically Medal of Honor recipients. The workouts are grueling, intended to help participants better connect with the struggles of the hero.

On February 14th, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) soldiers conducted "Heroes PT" at Fort Campbell, KY. (Aaron Daugherty , 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

On February 14th, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) soldiers conducted “Heroes PT” at Fort Campbell, KY. (Aaron Daugherty , 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Rakkasans pay a visit to South Christian Elementary School

 

Written by 2nd Lt. Adam J. Odle
1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment UPAR

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Herndon, KY – Soldiers assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division visited South Christian Elementary School in Herdon, KY February 8th, 2019 to assist the faculty and staff with classes and interact with the students.

The day began when Soldiers met students as they arrived at school and accompanied them to breakfast. After breakfast, Soldiers assisted the teachers by joining their classes.

Spc. Grayson Sauer, an infantryman with C Co., 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, poses in front of South Christian Elementary. (U.S. Army Photo by 1st Lt. John Radigan)

Spc. Grayson Sauer, an infantryman with C Co., 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, poses in front of South Christian Elementary. (U.S. Army Photo by 1st Lt. John Radigan)

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Fort Campbell Rakkasan Stays on Track

 

Written by Sgt. Patrick Kirby
40th Public Affairs Detachment

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – For some, the adrenaline rush reached while in the field is what they look for in an outlet. Some choose to skydive, some rock climb or even bungee jumping. One Soldier chooses something else…auto racing.

Autocross is a timed competition in which drivers navigate one at a time through a defined course on either a sealed or an unsealed surface. It is a form of motorsports that emphasizes safe competition and active participation.

Sgt. Aaron Daugherty, an infantryman assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), races his car on a race track in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Daugherty uses racing to relieve the everyday stresses he gets from being a Soldier. (Sgt. Patrick Kirby, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Sgt. Aaron Daugherty, an infantryman assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), races his car on a race track in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Daugherty uses racing to relieve the everyday stresses he gets from being a Soldier. (Sgt. Patrick Kirby, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Three states, two times zones, Fort Campbell 3rd Brigade Combat Team’s culminating mission

 

Written by Sgt. Patrick Kirby
40th Public Affairs Detachment

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Readiness is an Army priority, and training like this prepares Soldiers for various current and future threats. This readiness training took place at Fort Campbell’s training area in Tennessee, Fort Knox, Kentucky, and the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center at Camp Atterbury, Indiana.

“We’re training for a near peer threat,” said Cpt. Vincent Shaw, commander, C Company, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. “Anywhere that is similar strength and capacity as the United States.”

An infantryman from 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) provides cover fire with the M240B at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center at Camp Atterbury, Indiana on Dec. 7, 2018. This machine gun fire helped initiate one of the final days of the BCT training exercise which spanned Tennessee, Kentucky and two time zones. (Sgt. Patrick Kirby, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

An infantryman from 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) provides cover fire with the M240B at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center at Camp Atterbury, Indiana on Dec. 7, 2018. This machine gun fire helped initiate one of the final days of the BCT training exercise which spanned Tennessee, Kentucky and two time zones. (Sgt. Patrick Kirby, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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