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Agile Eagle transitions the 101st Airborne Division to BCT 2020

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado

101st Airborne Division Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – From its roots as one of the U.S. Army’s first airborne divisions in World War II, to defining air mobile operations in Vietnam, to its current status as the world’s only air assault division, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) has a history of change and innovation.

The 101st will again answer the call as it begins implementing Operation Agile Eagle II, designed to localize and implement the larger Department of the Army-directed BCT 2020 initiative. This overarching move mandates development of a plan that will reduce the overall strength of the Army in order to meet current and future mission requirements.

Lt. Col. Zachary Miller (left), commander of the former 3rd Special Troops Battalion and commander of the newly reflagged 21st Brigade Engineer Battalion, and Command Sgt. Maj. Martin Humphreys, the senior enlisted advisor for 21st BEB, uncase the colors of the newly stood up 21st BEB during a ceremony at the division parade field on Fort Campbell, March 27, 2014. (Photo by Sgt. Brian Smith-Dutton, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

Lt. Col. Zachary Miller (left), commander of the former 3rd Special Troops Battalion and commander of the newly reflagged 21st Brigade Engineer Battalion, and Command Sgt. Maj. Martin Humphreys, the senior enlisted advisor for 21st BEB, uncase the colors of the newly stood up 21st BEB during a ceremony at the division parade field on Fort Campbell, March 27, 2014. (Photo by Sgt. Brian Smith-Dutton, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

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Task Force Durable transfers authority to Fort Campbell’s Task Force Lifeliners in Afghanistan

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division101st Sustainment Brigade - Lifeliners

Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – A ceremony was held to denote the transfer of authority of sustainment operations and retrograde support at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, June 8th.

Task Force Durable, headquartered by 1st Sustainment Brigade from Fort Riley, KS, cased its colors as Task Force Lifeliners, headquarter by the 101st Sustainment Brigade from Fort Campbell, KY, unfurled its colors during the ceremony. The task force provides sustainment to Soldiers and retrograde support throughout the Regional Commands: East, North and Capital.

U.S. Army Col. Charles R. Hamilton, commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade and Task Force Lifeliner and Command Sgt. Maj. Eugene J. Thomas Jr., unfurled the unit's colors during the transfer of authority ceremony June 8, 2013, at Bagram Airfield in Parwan province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario/Released)

U.S. Army Col. Charles R. Hamilton, commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade and Task Force Lifeliner and Command Sgt. Maj. Eugene J. Thomas Jr., unfurled the unit’s colors during the transfer of authority ceremony June 8, 2013, at Bagram Airfield in Parwan province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario/Released)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team clears the way for a safer future

 

Written by U.S. Army 1st Lt. Lisa Maginot
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Jalalabad, Afghanistan – Coalition Forces in eastern Afghanistan can drive the roads with a little more confidence when route clearance patrols are on the job.

Alpha Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Route Clearance Package 77, conducts route clearance patrols along high traffic routes, nearly every day, in order to mitigate risks for fellow Soldiers and Coalition Forces in Afghanistan.

U.S. Army Soldiers from Route Clearance Package 77, Alpha Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), clear the roads in eastern Afghanistan to help ensure safe travel for civilians and Coalition Forces. (Courtesy photo by U.S. Army 1st Lt. Lisa Maginot, Task Force 426 UPAR)

U.S. Army Soldiers from Route Clearance Package 77, Alpha Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), clear the roads in eastern Afghanistan to help ensure safe travel for civilians and Coalition Forces. (Courtesy photo by U.S. Army 1st Lt. Lisa Maginot, Task Force 426 UPAR)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne” set to begin next Rendezvous with Destiny

 

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

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – With the cold of the day and even colder night, the soldiers said their goodbyes to the Families as they climbed onto the buses to begin their deployment to Afghanistan.

For the soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, having support from their Families is the motivation need to succeed in their next deployment.

Maj. General James McConville, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division, speaks to soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team Oct. 29 at the airfield terminal here before they deploy to Afghanistan. The soldiers represent the brigade’s advance part teams and will lead the brigade in its next rendezvous with destiny. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

Maj. General James McConville, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division, speaks to soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team Oct. 29 at the airfield terminal here before they deploy to Afghanistan. The soldiers represent the brigade’s advance part teams and will lead the brigade in its next rendezvous with destiny. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Special Troops Battalion gets new M4A1 Assault Rifle

 

Video by Sgt. Charles Porter
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from Company B, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, zero and qualify with their newly issued M4A1.

The M4A1 is a high-tech, multiple-use assault rifle that can be configured by the operator with multiple combinations of advanced optics, lasers and lighting systems for rapid and accurate target acquisition in daylight or at night.

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team trains with improved M320 grenade launchers

 

Written By Sgt. Jon Heinrich
1st Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division1st Brigade Combat TeamFort Campbell, KY – A bitter, cold morning has no affect on Soldiers when it comes to training.

Company C, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, demonstrates this as they spent the day shooting their M203 and M320 grenade launchers at Range 22B.

Twenty-three Soldiers from the Cannibals Company and two from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st BCT, fired from various positions using 40mm Target, Practice Trainer orange paint rounds.

Specialist Rodney C. Wall, training room clerk with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, aims down the sights of his M320 grenade launcher module Feb. 8 at Range 22B here. The range was held by Company C, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st BCT. (U.S. Army/Sgt. Jon Heinrich, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).)

Specialist Rodney C. Wall, training room clerk with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, aims down the sights of his M320 grenade launcher module Feb. 8 at Range 22B here. The range was held by Company C, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st BCT. (U.S. Army/Sgt. Jon Heinrich, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).)

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Bastogne Engineers have a Blast

 

Written by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Remnants of door and wire fell to the ground as soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division held demolitions training here at the ranges December 8th-9th.

Soldiers from the 1st Special Troops Battalion and 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment trained up on various techniques on preparing explosives and breaching as time draws near for their upcoming deployment.

Soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, detonate a bangelore torpedo to destroy concertina wire during a training scenario here at the range Dec. 9th. (Photo by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.)

Soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, detonate a bangelore torpedo to destroy concertina wire during a training scenario here at the range Dec. 9th. (Photo by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.)

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Soldier maintain, keep safety during off hours

 

Written by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – To ensure the cleanliness and keep the peace is the everyday responsibility of selected soldiers in the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division here.

Day in and day out, Bastogne soldiers monitor their post and their designated areas while on either staff duty or charge of quarters assigned to them by their unit.

“The importance of CQ and staff duty is continuity from the companies and from the battalions,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Marco Torres, 426th Brigade Support Battalion command sergeant major. “That way during the hours we are not physically here, we have someone that can carry any information or any issues that arise. We have someone that is competent that is representing the company commander and the battalion commander and can address the situation.”

Spc. Michael Lombardo, a medic with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and Sgt. Adam Hawes, a team leader with HHC, 1st STB, check their logs and regulations while on staff duty November 10th. (Photo by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.)

Spc. Michael Lombardo, a medic with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and Sgt. Adam Hawes, a team leader with HHC, 1st STB, check their logs and regulations while on staff duty November 10th. (Photo by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.)

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Bastogne MPs protect the streets at night

 

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

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Through freezing temperatures, long hours and negative weather, military police from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, keep the community safe every night by conducting patrols around post.

The MPs begin every night conducting physical training from 6:00pm until 7:30pm, followed by inspections and pre-mission briefs before working the midnight shift, which starts at 10:00pm and finishes at 5:00am, then they set up traffic control points around post from 5:00am – 6:00am to help in directing traffic in the morning.

Staff Sgt. Robert J. Streit, patrol supervisor from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, secures the equipment lock boxes located in the back of his vehicle Oct. 17th outside the post police station during his vehicle inspection before heading out on patrol. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

Staff Sgt. Robert J. Streit, patrol supervisor from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, secures the equipment lock boxes located in the back of his vehicle Oct. 17th outside the post police station during his vehicle inspection before heading out on patrol. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

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1st Brigade drives drunk during Safety Stand-down Day

 

Written by Spc. Richard Daniels Jr.
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Thursday marked 101st Airborne Division’s Safety Stand-down Day where soldiers sat through classes on the important steps to stay safe just before their Labor Day weekend.

However, the 1st Brigade Combat Team celebrated this day with a unique experience. Aside from teaching soldiers about importance of suicide prevention training, fire arm safety, privately owned vehicle safety awareness and motor cycle safety, they heavily stressed the issue of drunk driving.

When we first heard about safety day and the key topic was going to be vehicle safety, we thought about ways we could improve upon that, said Capt. Joyce Louden, a provost martial with Headquarters and Headquarters Company.

Police Lt. Raymond Lepper, a provost martial with the Directorate of Emergency Services, walks with Spc. Ian Murphy, a rifleman with Company B, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, as he gets a feel for the Simulated Impaired Driving Experience course here, Sept. 1. The SIDNE provided unique training to soldiers during Safety Stand-down Day to simulated driving under the influence while the driver was still sober. (Photo by Spc. Richard Daniels Jr.)

Police Lt. Raymond Lepper, a provost martial with the Directorate of Emergency Services, walks with Spc. Ian Murphy, a rifleman with Company B, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, as he gets a feel for the Simulated Impaired Driving Experience course here, Sept. 1. The SIDNE provided unique training to soldiers during Safety Stand-down Day to simulated driving under the influence while the driver was still sober. (Photo by Spc. Richard Daniels Jr.)

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