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101st Airborne Division’s Red Currahee Squad Leaders Train, gain Proficiencies during Toccoa Tough II

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Red Currahee squad leaders became proficient in battle drills and troop leading procedures during Toccoa Tough II, a leadership professional development course and field training exercise.

Second Lieutenant Scott Hinshaw, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), said squad leaders built espirit de corps and camaraderie during the course, March 8th-12th.

“Toccoa Tough II was developed to build our squad leaders and develop poise under pressure, while focusing on the troop leading procedures and their competency in the field, in order to develop their leadership when they move back and are able to train their squads,” he said.

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Viccett Neay, squad leader, C Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee", 1st Brigade Combat Team "Bastogne", 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pulls security during Toccoa Tough II, a leadership professional development course March 8-12, on post. (Sgt. Lynnwood Thomas)

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Viccett Neay, squad leader, C Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment “Red Currahee”, 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pulls security during Toccoa Tough II, a leadership professional development course March 8-12, on post. (Sgt. Lynnwood Thomas)

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101st Airborne Division Red Currahee Soldiers Return from Joint Readiness Training Center

 

By Major Vonnie Wright
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Red Currahee Soldiers returned from Joint Readiness Training Center-Fort Polk, Louisiana February 24th after supporting 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, during their month-long training rotation.

The Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), received the unique opportunity to help the JRTC support team in the opposing forces role and as a part of the friendly forces host nation support role during the training rotation.

Before attending the rotation, all 203 Red Currahee Soldiers received a COVID-19 Coronavirus test to ensure the safety and wellness of every Soldier and counterpart at JRTC.

U.S. Army Pvt. Andrew Hext from Able Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment “Red Currahee”, 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) lying in the prone preparing to assault on the objective on Fort Polk, Louisiana during a live fire exercise Feb. 20.  (U.S. Army Photo by Maj. Vonnie Wright)

U.S. Army Pvt. Andrew Hext from Able Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment “Red Currahee”, 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) lying in the prone preparing to assault on the objective on Fort Polk, Louisiana during a live fire exercise Feb. 20. (U.S. Army Photo by Maj. Vonnie Wright)

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101st Airborne Division Command Sgt. Maj. Wray E. Gabelmann, A Life of Service

 

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Recently the Bastogne senior enlisted adviser, Command Sgt. Maj. Wray E. Gabelmann, briskly walked through the tinted glass doors of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), headquarters and warmly greeted the Soldiers manning the staff duty desk.

Gabelmann turned the corner and passed a wall of photos of past leaders of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), as he made his way into his office as he had done so many times in the past 30 months.

Command Sgt. Maj. Gabelmann, senior enlisted advisor, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) delivers heartfelt remarks March 3 during his change of responsibility ceremony in Sabo Physical Fitness Center on Fort Campbell, KY. Gabelmann has been the senior enlisted advisor for 1st BCT for 30 months. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. James Griffin)

Command Sgt. Maj. Gabelmann, senior enlisted advisor, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) delivers heartfelt remarks March 3 during his change of responsibility ceremony in Sabo Physical Fitness Center on Fort Campbell, KY. Gabelmann has been the senior enlisted advisor for 1st BCT for 30 months. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. James Griffin)

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101st Airborne Division White Currahee Takes to the Trenches at Fort Campbell

 

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

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division conducted live-fire exercises in the trenches of Fort Campbell’s Training Area January 15th to January 20th.

The exercises, which tested the battalion’s ability to breach, clear and organize in tight spaces, allowed the Soldiers to help build their team and unit cohesion, clear a large area of enemy forces and defend against a counterattack.

Pvt. David, Montoya, a squad automatic weapon gunner with Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), awaits orders amid firing at distance targets at Fort Campbell, KY, January 16th. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Aaron Daugherty)

Pvt. David, Montoya, a squad automatic weapon gunner with Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), awaits orders amid firing at distance targets at Fort Campbell, KY, January 16th. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Aaron Daugherty)

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Fort Campbell Office of the Staff Judge Advocate Celebrates 243 years

 

Written by Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Fort Campbell Office of the Staff Judge Advocate began the celebration of the 243rd anniversary of the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, July 26th, with a physical training session behind Olive Physical Fitness Center.

There JAG Soldiers and a few guests, including Brig. Gen. K. Todd Royar, acting senior commander of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell, completed two iterations of a vigorous strength training circuit led by Master Sgt. Darius Jackson, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division.

Master Sgt. Daarius Jackson, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), divides a formation into 9 teams for circuit training behind Olive Gym on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, July 27. Jackson led the physical training and has been a Master Fitness Instructor in the Army for six years. (Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Master Sgt. Daarius Jackson, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), divides a formation into 9 teams for circuit training behind Olive Gym on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, July 27. Jackson led the physical training and has been a Master Fitness Instructor in the Army for six years. (Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, 101st Airborne Division Soldiers moving forward to Army Best Medic Competition

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – A team from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital and two Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) prevailed following three days of grueling competition to earn the title of the 2018 Regional Health Command-Atlantic – 101st Airborne Division Best Medic Competition August 2nd, 2018.

Sgt. 1st Class Justin Cauthen, BACH Gold Army Medical Home non-commissioned officer in charge, and Maj. J. Tyler Garrett, BACH Clinical Services Division chief, were named 2018 RHC-A Best Medics and will represent RHC-A in the Army-wide Command Sgt. Maj. Jack L. Clark, Jr. Army Best Medic Competition at Fort Sam Houston, Texas and Camp Bullis, Texas later this year.

Regional Health Command-Atlantic Commander, Brig. Gen. Telita Crosland and Command Sgt. Maj. Diamond Hough, senior enlisted advisor, congratulate Capt. Brent Turpin, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, and Sgt Daryus Jenkins, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, as winners of the 2018 101st Airborne Division Best Medic Competition at Fort Campbell, KY. The two will represent the division during an Army-wide competition later this year. (U.S. Army photo by David Gillespie)

Regional Health Command-Atlantic Commander, Brig. Gen. Telita Crosland and Command Sgt. Maj. Diamond Hough, senior enlisted advisor, congratulate Capt. Brent Turpin, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, and Sgt Daryus Jenkins, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, as winners of the 2018 101st Airborne Division Best Medic Competition at Fort Campbell, KY. The two will represent the division during an Army-wide competition later this year. (U.S. Army photo by David Gillespie)

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101st Airborne Division fields Army’s new Modular Handgun System, achieves milestone

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), the first unit to receive the Army’s new Modular Handgun System, began fielding the M17 and M18 pistols, November 28th, 2017.

“This is another 101st first,” said Maj. Gen. Andrew P. Poppas, 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) commander. “Our 75-year legacy is full of landmark moments like this.”

Poppas, along with Command Sgt. Maj. Todd W. Sims, 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) senior enlisted leader, Brig. Gen. John W. Brennan, 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) deputy commanding general for operations, Brig. Gen. K. Todd Royar, 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) deputy commanding general for support and 25 Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, fired the M17 at the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) indoor range after receiving preliminary marksmanship instruction the day prior.

A Soldier with C Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) fires the new M17 or Modular Handgun System at the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) indoor range, November 28th. The 101st ABN DIV (AASLT), the word’s only air assault division, is the first unit in the Army to field the service’s new handgun. (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

A Soldier with C Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) fires the new M17 or Modular Handgun System at the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) indoor range, November 28th. The 101st ABN DIV (AASLT), the word’s only air assault division, is the first unit in the Army to field the service’s new handgun. (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Soldiers participate in United Accord 2017 joint military exercise

 

Written by Capt. James Sheehan
U.S. Army Africa

U.S. Army AfricaAccra, Ghana – Participants from 20 countries celebrated the conclusion of United Accord 2017, a combined-joint military exercise at the Kofi Annan Peacekeeping Training Centre, Accra, Ghana, May 30th.

United Accord 2017 included three distinct components designed to train Soldiers from entry-level lower enlisted to the high-profile senior commanders. From May 19th to 30th, service members completed a command post exercise, field training exercise, and jungle warfare school.

UA 2017 provides an opportunity for regional African partners to develop relationships, enhance interoperability and hone mission command skills required to conduct peacekeeping operations in the region.

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division and Ghana Armed Forces soldiers from the 5th Infantry Battalion, Arakan Barracks, Burma Camp, pose for a group photo during United Accord 2017 at Bundase Training Camp, Bundase, Ghana, May 29, 2017. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Victor Perez Vargas)

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division and Ghana Armed Forces soldiers from the 5th Infantry Battalion, Arakan Barracks, Burma Camp, pose for a group photo during United Accord 2017 at Bundase Training Camp, Bundase, Ghana, May 29, 2017. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Victor Perez Vargas)

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1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment Welcomes Veterans to Fort Campbell

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Jesse Anderla
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – “How do you recognize those that don’t get to pick up a rifle anymore or possibly never did, yet still want to be a part of the team?” said 1st Bn. 506th Inf. Regt. Battalion Commander, Lt. Col. Buddy Ferris. “This ceremony is a great opportunity to do that.”

The annual event gives veterans an opportunity to come back to Fort Campbell, rekindle friendships and talk about their shared experiences with the regiment.

“The veterans have told me that something was missing in their life,” said Ferris, “It’s usually that shared set of friendships and experiences they had from when they were younger.”

Alfred May places a wreath by the Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) memorial to honor his fallen brothers-in-arms during his time in Vietnam on May 13, 2016. May, who attended the 1st Bn. 506th Inf Regt. Distinguished and Honorary Member of the Regiment induction ceremony, was one of the original members that helped to create the first memorial in Camp Evans, Vietnam in 1971 and the recreated memorial that stands in Fort Campbell today. (Staff Sgt. Jesse Anderla, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Alfred May places a wreath by the Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) memorial to honor his fallen brothers-in-arms during his time in Vietnam on May 13, 2016. May, who attended the 1st Bn. 506th Inf Regt. Distinguished and Honorary Member of the Regiment induction ceremony, was one of the original members that helped to create the first memorial in Camp Evans, Vietnam in 1971 and the recreated memorial that stands in Fort Campbell today. (Staff Sgt. Jesse Anderla, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Task Force Phoenix assists 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne” with field exercise at Fort Campbell

 

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

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion (Assault), 10th Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, flew from Fort Drum, New York, February 23rd, 2016, to assist 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in their brigade field exercise here at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

“Bastogne” is currently preparing for a rotation to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana. Over the last week, the brigade conducted a field exercise to test and validate several functions within the unit, including conducting a battalion level air assault, with the help of the Fort Drum Soldiers, Task Force Phoenix.

Crew chiefs with Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion (Assault), 10th Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, wait for Soldiers to begin loading onto the UH-60 Black Hawk during the night air assault Feb. 28, 2016, on Fort Campbell, Ky. The “Voodoo” crew chiefs assisted 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during the battalion air assault, a mission conducted during the brigade’s field exercise. (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Crew chiefs with Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion (Assault), 10th Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, wait for Soldiers to begin loading onto the UH-60 Black Hawk during the night air assault Feb. 28, 2016, on Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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