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101st Sustainment Brigade ‘Drive the Wedge’ battalion receives new commander at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – The 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), held its battalion change of command ceremony May 13th, 2014, on the Fort Campbell, KY, Division Parade Field. During the ceremony, Lt. Col. Thomas M. Gaston Jr. relinquished command of the 129th CSSB to Lt. Col. Able E. Young.

The “Drive the Wedge” battalion is one of the two organic battalions of the U.S. Army’s premier sustainment brigade and is a highly modular unit that has provided troops logistic, sustainment and retrograde support on the battlefields of both Iraq and Afghanistan. «Read the rest of this article»

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President Obama Awards the Congressional Medal of Honor to 24 Army Veterans Who Were Victims of Discrimination

 

The White HouseWashington, DC – Yesterday afternoon, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to 24 Army veterans in recognition of their valor during major combat operations in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

Each veteran honored yesterday had already received the Distinguished Service Cross – the nation’s second-highest military award – but 19 of them were previously overlooked for the Medal of Honor due to their racial or ethnic backgrounds. Yesterday’s ceremony follows a 12-year Pentagon review, ordered by Congress, of past discrimination in the military. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell 101st Sustainment Soldier has close bond with Brother

 

Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Twin brothers as children normally do everything together; they share each other’s dreams as well as plan what they want to be when they grow up, then as adults some slowly grow apart while others maintain their strong brotherly bond.

Capt. Matthew N. Mayor, brigade logistics and operations officer with 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner and Capt. Mark E. Mayor, brigade intelligence and current operations officer with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division “Black Jack Brigade”, identical twin brothers hailing from Kenosha, WI, have always been very close and inseparable.

Capt. Matthew N. Mayor, brigade S-3 operations officer with Task Force Lifeliner and Capt. Mark E. Mayor, brigade S-2 current operations officer with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division “Black Jack Brigade”, both identical twin brothers hailing from Kenosha, WI, stand side by side during their deployment at Bagram Air Field in Parwan province, Afghanistan, June 28, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

Capt. Matthew N. Mayor, brigade S-3 operations officer with Task Force Lifeliner and Capt. Mark E. Mayor, brigade S-2 current operations officer with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division “Black Jack Brigade”, both identical twin brothers hailing from Kenosha, WI, stand side by side during their deployment at Bagram Air Field in Parwan province, Afghanistan, June 28, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Reassures Community over Planned 4th Brigade Combat Team Inactivation

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division4th Brigade Combat Team - CurraheeFort Campbell, KY – Brig. Gen. Mark Stammer, the acting commander of Fort Campbell, KY, while the 101st Airborne Division is deployed to Afghanistan, held a press conference yesterday to discuss the Upcoming Force Reduction and Reorganization Strategy that will see the 101st Airborne Division lose the storied 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahees”.

The 101st Airborne Division was quick to assure the community that this does not mean a mass loss of personnel from Fort Campbell as the Soldiers and other personnel will be redistributed among the remaining brigades both locally and within the Army, which will mean an increase in personnel for the remaining Brigade Combat Teams on post.

Brig. Gen. Mark Stammer, the acting commander of Fort Campbell, KY, while the 101st Airborne Division is deployed to Afghanistan

Brig. Gen. Mark Stammer, the acting commander of Fort Campbell, KY, while the 101st Airborne Division is deployed to Afghanistan

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Why We Serve: Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team’s Staff Sgt. James Reyes

 

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

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan – In the midst of serving on his fourth deployment, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. James Reyes, a native of Killeen, Texas, has developed a different type of appreciation for the Army.

As a fire direction noncommissioned officer with Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, he says he earned his staff sergeant within the first five of the eight years that he has been in the Army.

Staff Sgt. James Reyes

Staff Sgt. James Reyes

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Fort Campbell Air cavalry soldiers continue tradition in Afghanistan

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

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Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan – The 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, has a long and proud history that spans nearly a century. Its long history includes campaigns in World War II, Vietnam and Iraq.

The Soldiers of 2-17 CAV are currently on their next rendezvous with destiny at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan.

An OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter with 2nd Squadron 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, takes off for a patrol mission at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, Dec. 19th, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

An OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter with 2nd Squadron 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, takes off for a patrol mission at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, Dec. 19th, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

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Yakima native serves for love of country with 101st Airborne Division

 

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

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan – When it comes to joining the military, the decision can be easier for some than it is for others.

For U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Dollar, a native to Yakima, WA, the decision wasn’t too hard at all.

“I joined the Army because I wanted to get out of the town that I was in, and, you know, I was trying to look at something for a career to kind of help me advance my education,” Dollar said.

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Dollar, from Yakima, Wash., smiles after having completed outgoing fire training with 120mm mortars Dec. 2, 2012, at FOB Joyce, Afghanistan. Dollar is a gunnery sergeant with Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and is currently a mortar crew member with 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st BCT at Joyce. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, Task Force 1-101 PAO)

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Dollar, from Yakima, Wash., smiles after having completed outgoing fire training with 120mm mortars Dec. 2, 2012, at FOB Joyce, Afghanistan. Dollar is a gunnery sergeant with Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and is currently a mortar crew member with 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st BCT at Joyce. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, Task Force 1-101 PAO)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne” replaces Mountain Warrior at Forward Operating Base Fenty

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Jon Heinrich
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division PAO

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionForward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Soldiers with 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, from Fort Carson, CO, stood in formation at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, December 5th as their brigade transferred authority to the 201st Afghan National Army Corps, which will now be supported by the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, KY.

Col. J.P. McGee and Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas W. Eppler, the commander and command sergeant major of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, uncase the brigade colors December 5th during the Transfer of Authority ceremony from 4th BCT, 4th Infantry Division to the 201st Afghan National Army Corps here. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, Taskforce 1-101 PAO)

Col. J.P. McGee and Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas W. Eppler, the commander and command sergeant major of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, uncase the brigade colors December 5th during the Transfer of Authority ceremony from 4th BCT, 4th Infantry Division to the 201st Afghan National Army Corps here. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, Taskforce 1-101 PAO)

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Bagram supports warfighter change out, moves nearly 60,000 passengers

 

Written by Master Sgt. Michael Voss
455th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs

455th Air Expeditionary WingBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Airmen deployed to the passenger terminal here can generally tell from day one they are in for a busy rotation. Often, they simply can’t believe, and are overwhelmed by, the number of passengers passing through the terminal doors.

In April, the 455th Expeditionary Aerial Port Squadron broke their own record for the most passengers moved in one month, transporting 59,327 individuals through the terminal. This exceeded their January record by more than 9,000 people, and the staff attributes the increase to the ongoing changeover between the 101st Airborne Division and the 1st Cavalry Division.

Hopeful passengers wait for processing at the 455th Expeditionary Aerial Port Squadron's passenger terminal, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Recently, the squadron broke their-own record of 50,748 passengers moved in one day set January 2011. Last month, due mainly to the rotation of the Army's 101st Airborne Division with 1st Cavalry from Fort Hood, TX, Bagram 2T2X1s moved 59,327 passengers in and out of the country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sheila deVera)

Hopeful passengers wait for processing at the 455th Expeditionary Aerial Port Squadron's passenger terminal, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Recently, the squadron broke their-own record of 50,748 passengers moved in one day set January 2011. Last month, due mainly to the rotation of the Army's 101st Airborne Division with 1st Cavalry from Fort Hood, TX, Bagram 2T2X1s moved 59,327 passengers in and out of the country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sheila deVera)

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