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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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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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101st Airborne Division Leader Rakkasans visit South Christian Elementary

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Cody Harding
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) visited South Christian Elementary School in Herdon, Kentucky to meet with the students January 11th, 2019.

“Leader” Battalion sent Soldiers from Headquarters Company to visit South Christian in order to assist the faculty with classes and interact with the students.

Spc. Morgan T. Henry, a medic assigned to Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) looks at a student’s art project during a visit to South Christian Elementary School Jan. 11. (1st Sgt. Jason Lyday)

Spc. Morgan T. Henry, a medic assigned to Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) looks at a student’s art project during a visit to South Christian Elementary School Jan. 11. (1st Sgt. Jason Lyday)

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U.S. Army Culture as an offset

 

Written by Col. John P. Cogbill
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

U.S. Army Acquisition Support CenterFort Belvoir, VA – Innovation in the Army needs to come from the top down and the ground up, and Soldiers at all levels need freedom, time and equipment to make it happen.

Maintaining overmatch against any and all potential adversaries—known as an offset strategy—places a premium on new, potentially disruptive technologies. However, technology alone will not maintain the offset.

An effective and enduring offset will require a culture of innovation that enables critical thinking and the application of the myriad emerging military and commercial technologies to address the full spectrum of national security challenges in an increasingly hostile and complex world.

Col. John P. Cogbill, right, and Brig. Gen. K. Todd Royar, 101st Airborne Division deputy commanding general (Support), discuss 3rd BCT training inside the brigade tactical operations center in May. Hands-on training like this helps reinforce classroom instruction and encourages adaptive thinking, the author argues. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Harding, 3-101)

Col. John P. Cogbill, right, and Brig. Gen. K. Todd Royar, 101st Airborne Division deputy commanding general (Support), discuss 3rd BCT training inside the brigade tactical operations center in May. Hands-on training like this helps reinforce classroom instruction and encourages adaptive thinking, the author argues. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Harding, 3-101)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital physician assistant students hone Medic Training Skills

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Medics and other health professionals on Fort Campbell can participate in a monthly lunch and learn at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to expand their medical skills.

The training is conducted by physician assistant students of the Phase II Interservice Physician Assistant Program who are completing clinical rotations at Blanchfield.  The class meets on the second Wednesday of the month at noon in the hospital’s Command Sergeant Major classroom.

Interservice Physician Assistant Program Phase II student Capt. Dakota Mitchell, assigned to Blanchfield, shows combat medic specialist, Spc. Joshua Huante, assigned to 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and patient administration specialist, Spc. Wooyoung Chun, assigned to 626th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division how to operate an ultrasound machine on fellow IPAP Phase II student Capt. Zachary Quigg. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Interservice Physician Assistant Program Phase II student Capt. Dakota Mitchell, assigned to Blanchfield, shows combat medic specialist, Spc. Joshua Huante, assigned to 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and patient administration specialist, Spc. Wooyoung Chun, assigned to 626th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division how to operate an ultrasound machine on fellow IPAP Phase II student Capt. Zachary Quigg. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Course teaches proper Sling Load Inspections at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Marcus Floyd
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell may be where Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division get their air assault prowess, but even professionals can learn more about their craft.

Over the course of five days, more than 40 Soldiers from across Fort Campbell recently participated in the sling load inspector certification course.

“In this course we pretty much teach them the basics of sling load operations,” said Staff Sgt. Michael Davis, a sling load instructor with the aerial delivery and field services department at Fort Lee, Virginia. “We teach them everything from the capabilities of the helicopters, how to rig the loads, how to properly inspect the loads and how to fill out the sling load inspection form.”

Soldiers from across the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) participate in the Sling Load Inspector Certification Course at Fort Campbell, Ky. More than 40 Soldiers participated in the SLICC course. (Sgt. Marcus Floyd, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

Soldiers from across the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) participate in the Sling Load Inspector Certification Course at Fort Campbell, Ky. More than 40 Soldiers participated in the SLICC course. (Sgt. Marcus Floyd, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

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Basic Leader Course Forward held at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Eliodoro Molina
U.S. Forces Afghanistan

U.S. Forces AfghanistanBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – The Basic Leader Course is currently being held on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan for the first time. The first accelerated two week course began on June 26th and will end on July 9th, 2017.

One hundred and eighty soldiers from across Afghanistan will no longer have to worry about attending the BLC as soon as their deployment is over thanks to the efforts of United States Forces Afghanistan and the Mobile Training Team from Fort Bliss, Texas.

Soldiers discuss a scenario based question during the Basic Leaders Course on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. This is the first time the course has been held in Afghanistan. (Sgt. 1st Class Eliodoro Molina, U.S. Forces Afghanistan)

Soldiers discuss a scenario based question during the Basic Leaders Course on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. This is the first time the course has been held in Afghanistan. (Sgt. 1st Class Eliodoro Molina, U.S. Forces Afghanistan)

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Three Fort Campbell Soldiers killed in Afghanistan

 

United States Department of Defense - DoDNangarhar Province, Afghanistan – The U.S. Department of Defense reports three Fort Campbell soldiers were killed in Afghanistan while supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

The Three U.S. soldiers were killed in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, June 10th, 2017.

They died in Peka Valley, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, of gunshot wounds sustained in Peka Valley, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation.

Sgt. Eric M. Houck, Sgt. William M. Bays, and Corporal Dillon C. Baldridge were killed June 10th, 2017 in Afghanistan. «Read the rest of this article»

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