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101st Airborne Division “Blue Spaders” in Ukraine for Rapid Trident 2019

 

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Yavoriv, Ukraine – Soldiers from Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) participated in multinational exercise Rapid Trident 2019 as a training audience at Combat Training Center – Yavoriv, September 16th-28th, 2019.

Rapid Trident is an annual multinational training exercise, planned and facilitated by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, designed to enhance joint, combined interoperability among allied and partner nations. Over 3700 Soldiers from 14 different countries took part in Rapid Trident 2019.

Soldiers assigned to Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment react to contact and prepare to clear a multistory building during a demonstration for distinguished visitors as part of Rapid Trident 2019 at Combat Training Center-Yavoriv, September 20th, 2019. (1st Lt. Lynn Chui, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

Soldiers assigned to Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment react to contact and prepare to clear a multistory building during a demonstration for distinguished visitors as part of Rapid Trident 2019 at Combat Training Center-Yavoriv, September 20th, 2019. (1st Lt. Lynn Chui, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s Sabalauski Air Assault School congratulates latest Graduates

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On April 4th, 2019, Fort Campbell’s newest Air Assault School graduates from The Sabalauski Air Assault School at Fort Campbell, KY congratulates Pvt. Tony Cateriano from 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment and Pvt. Christan Morales from 1-502nd Infantry Regiment “First Strike”, 2nd Brigade Combat Team for becoming the Honor Graduate and Ruck March Champion for class 17-19.

Pvt. Cateriano, 21, from Santa Barbara, CA, was the Distinguished Honor Graduate for his class. “There wasn’t anything that was too hard to deal with because we had the best instructors,” said Cateriano. “I knew what was going to happen and when it was going to happen. Team 3 was the best team!”

Pvt. Tony Cateriano (Left) from 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment and Pvt. Christan Morales (Right) from 1-502nd Infantry Regiment "First Strike", 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Campbell KY, hold up their awards. Cateriano was the Honor Graduate for class 17-19 and Morales was the Ruck March Champion for class 17-19, April 4th, 2019. (Sgt. Justin Navin, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

Pvt. Tony Cateriano (Left) from 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment and Pvt. Christan Morales (Right) from 1-502nd Infantry Regiment “First Strike”, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Campbell KY, hold up their awards. Cateriano was the Honor Graduate for class 17-19 and Morales was the Ruck March Champion for class 17-19, April 4th, 2019. (Sgt. Justin Navin, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers to return to Fort Campbell from Djibouti

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – More than 100 Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will return to Fort Campbell from their deployment to Djibouti. A welcome-home ceremony is scheduled for the afternoon of March 28th, 2019 at Fort Campbell’s Hangar 3.

These “Blue Spader” Soldiers were deployed to Djibouti from October 2018 through March 2019. There, the Soldiers made up elements of the East African Response Force. The EARF, under the command and control of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, provides a combat-ready rapid deployment capability to support crises operations in the U.S. Africa Command Area of Responsibility.

U.S. Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), assigned to the East Africa Response Force (EARF), deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, prepare to depart for Libreville, Gabon, at Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti, Jan. 2, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amy Picard)

U.S. Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), assigned to the East Africa Response Force (EARF), deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, prepare to depart for Libreville, Gabon, at Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti, Jan. 2, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amy Picard)

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101st Airborne Soldiers test Spider networked Munition System upgrade

 

Written by Maj. Nayari Cameron, Test Officer
Maneuver Support and Sustainment Test Directorate, U.S. Army Operational Test Command

U.S. Department of the ArmyFort Campbell, KY – Two units of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) are testing an upgrade to the Spider munition system here, used to defend perimeters and support offensive ambushes and situational obstacles.

Soldiers with the 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion and 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division are employing the Spider Increment 1A networked munition system along with testers of the U.S. Army Operational Test Command (USAOTC), based at West Fort Hood, Texas.

A Soldier from the 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion “Bullstrike,” 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike,” operates the remote control unit for the company defense as part of the Spider Increment 1A networked munition system operational test at Fort Campbell, KY. The U.S. Army Operational Test Command (USAOTC), based at West Fort Hood, Texas is conducting the Spider Increment 1A Initial Operational Test (IOT) to collect data to inform senior Army leaders on how effective, suitable, and reliable this Spider increment will be during real-world operations. (Mr. Tad Browning, U.S. Army Operational Test Command)

A Soldier from the 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion “Bullstrike,” 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike,” operates the remote control unit for the company defense as part of the Spider Increment 1A networked munition system operational test at Fort Campbell, KY. (Mr. Tad Browning, U.S. Army Operational Test Command)

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Reserve, Cadets participate in Tactical Combat Physical Training at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Cadets from the Reserve Officer Training Corps and United States Military Academy joined Brig. Gen. K. Todd Royar, acting senior commander of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell, August 8th, 2018 for tactical combat physical training.

The event culminated three weeks training at Fort Campbell for the Army’s Cadet Troop Leader Training program, and required these future officers to navigate a 4.2-mile course with six lanes along the trail. In 10-person teams, the cadets competed for the fastest time while successfully completing requirements at each lane.

At the first lane, the Buy-In, each team member performed 60 pushups, 80 air squats and 25 burpees.

Reserve Officer Training Corps and United States Military Academy cadets perform a litter carry with a simulated casualty during a six-lane physical training course Aug. 8 on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Reserve Officer Training Corps and United States Military Academy cadets perform a litter carry with a simulated casualty during a six-lane physical training course Aug. 8 on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division celebrates its 2018 Day of the Eagles

 

Written by Sgt. Sharifa Newton
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – For over 75 years the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) has celebrated a “Legacy of Heroism,” to honor valiant Soldiers from the past and present.

The 101st Airborne Division hosted the 2018 Day of the Eagles, May 24th, here and presented this division with another opportunity to remember those who have passed and strengthen the bonds of those still here.

Day of the Eagles was open to the veterans, family members and surrounding community members. The celebration included: a division run, Best Air Assault Soldier competition, museum open house, lunch with Soldiers, Sabalauski Air Assault School tour with rappel demonstrations, unit open houses with static displays, Honor Eagle ceremony, and a memorial ceremony.

Brig. Gen. Kenneth T. Royar and Command Sgt. Maj. James L. Manning lead soldiers from 101st Airborne Division in a 4 mile division run for Week of the Eagles, May. 24 on Fort Campbell, Ky. Week of the Eagles was a tradition started in 1973 as an effort to reinvigorate the sense of community and is still carried on today to also honor those who served. (Sgt. Sharifa Newton, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Brig. Gen. Kenneth T. Royar and Command Sgt. Maj. James L. Manning lead soldiers from 101st Airborne Division in a 4 mile division run for Week of the Eagles, May. 24 on Fort Campbell, Ky. Week of the Eagles was a tradition started in 1973 as an effort to reinvigorate the sense of community and is still carried on today to also honor those who served. (Sgt. Sharifa Newton, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division’s 26th Infantry Regiment conducts live fire exercise at Network Integration Evaluation 17.2

 

Written by Sgt. Maricris McLane
24th Press Camp Headquarters

24th Press Camp Headquarters at Fort Bliss

Dona Ana Range Complex, NM – 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, conducts a live fire exercise, as part of the network systems testing, during the Network Integration Evaluation 17.2, July 14th, Dona Ana Range Complex, New Mexico.

As part of the 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div., the major participant of NIE 17.2, 1-26 Infantry “Blue Spaders” not only are able to hone their craft but also get to experience working in a new challenging environment.

Mortar men with 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, conduct live fire exercise during Network Integration Evaluation 17.2, July 14, Dona Ana Range Complex, New Mexico. 2nd BCT, 101st ABN DIV is the first rotational unit to participate in NIE. (Sgt. Maricris C. McLane)

Mortar men with 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, conduct live fire exercise during Network Integration Evaluation 17.2, July 14, Dona Ana Range Complex, New Mexico. 2nd BCT, 101st ABN DIV is the first rotational unit to participate in NIE. (Sgt. Maricris C. McLane)

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101st Airborne Division 2nd Brigade Soldiers First Warfighters to Sling Load TCN-Light

 

Written by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and pilots from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, became the first Soldiers in the operational Army to sling load the Tactical Command Node-Light last week.

This training was done in preparation for the brigade’s upcoming rotation as part of the Network Integration Exercise at Fort Bliss, Texas, in July. At NIE 2BCT will validate new systems that will be fielded to the Army for future mission sets.

A CH-47 Chinook flown by Soldiers from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), sling loads the Tactical Control Node-Light at Fort Campbell, KY, Jun. 15, 2017. The training was part of 2nd Brigade, 101st’s preparation for the upcoming Network Integration Exercise at Fort Bliss, where they will be the first light BCT to participate. (Sgt. Bradford Alex)

A CH-47 Chinook flown by Soldiers from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), sling loads the Tactical Control Node-Light at Fort Campbell, KY, Jun. 15, 2017. The training was part of 2nd Brigade, 101st’s preparation for the upcoming Network Integration Exercise at Fort Bliss, where they will be the first light BCT to participate. (Sgt. Bradford Alex)

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Fort Campbell Air Assault unit brings new perspective to network modernization event

 

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U.S. ArmyFort Campbell, KY – Just four months after the last Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (2/101 Air Assault) returned home from an advise and assist mission in Iraq, the 2/101 “Strike” Brigade is gearing up for a new mission as they bring a light infantry perspective to integrating and evolving communications systems during the Army’s signature operational network exercise.

Known as the Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) and taking place at Fort Bliss, Texas, in July, the exercise is designed to help the Army keep pace with rapid advances in communications technologies and deliver integrated network and mission command capabilities to support readiness.

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Black Hawk helicopters carrying Soldiers during an operational exercise. (Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Black Hawk helicopters carrying Soldiers during an operational exercise. (Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Blue Spaders’ hold Change of Responsibility Ceremony

 

Written by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team held a change of responsibility ceremony April 18th in which outgoing commander Lt. Col. Ryan Wylie relinquished duties to incoming commander Lt. Col. Keith Carter.

Wylie was the first commander of 1-26 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and led the unit on its first deployment in the unit’s history as part of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), where they supported Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq.

U.S Army Col. Brett Sylvia, commander, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), right, hands the guidon to Lt. Col. Keith Carter, commander, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, left, during a change of responsibility ceremony, Apr. 18, 2017, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Carter is taking over 1-26 from Lt. Col. Ryan Wylie, who led the unit since its activation at Fort Campbell. (U.S Army Photo by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

U.S Army Col. Brett Sylvia, commander, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), right, hands the guidon to Lt. Col. Keith Carter, commander, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, left, during a change of responsibility ceremony, Apr. 18, 2017, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Carter is taking over 1-26 from Lt. Col. Ryan Wylie, who led the unit since its activation at Fort Campbell. (U.S Army Photo by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

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