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Fort Campbell Air Assault Artillery Training elevates skills for new Radar Operators

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The soldiers carefully climbed to the top of their tactical vehicle which they had earlier prepped to be slingloaded by a CH-47 Chinook helicopter. The rain and wind made the task a bit more challenging than usual. As the Chinook approached ever closer above the soldiers, who were now holding heavy chains with large rings to attach to the helicopter’s hooks, the rotor wash beat down 4on them violently.

Field Artillery radar operators from 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade “Red Knights”, put their air assault training to use, loading and rigging their equipment, and slingloading it via Chinook, January 22nd, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade "Red Knights", began moving artillery assets to the training area at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, January 22, 2018. The air assault training is the lead up to platoon level artillery live-fire evaluations over the next three weeks. Six artillery platoons from the Red Knights are slated to participate in the evaluation, which will validate the unit's readiness to fight. (Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade “Red Knights”, began moving artillery assets to the training area at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, January 22, 2018. The air assault training is the lead up to platoon level artillery live-fire evaluations over the next three weeks. Six artillery platoons from the Red Knights are slated to participate in the evaluation, which will validate the unit’s readiness to fight. (Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Fort Campbell Soldiers from 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment conduct live fire Air Assault Training

 

Video by Spc. Bradley Parrish
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

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Fort Campbell, KY – U.S. Soldiers from 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division conduct 2-gun air assault raids. Which consist of slingload operations and live fire of the M119A2 howitzer.

Lt. Col. John K. Bowman, 4th Battalion, 320th commander explains what the training involves.

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team Hooks up a M149 Water Buffalo

 

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

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – One of the Bastogne Brigade’s platoons spent a rainy morning training with a UH-60 Black Hawk, January 25th, at Johnson Field here.

Sixteen soldiers from the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, trained in rigging and hooking up a M149 Water Buffalo and a 10K generator for air assault operations.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua A. Hartwell, the target acquisition platoon leader for HHB, 2-320th FA, said that they knew what the weather would be like for the day and chose to do the training anyways.

Staff Sgt. Michael N. D’amato, a field artillery meteorological surveyor with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and Pvt. Gary V. Braswell, a meteorological crewmember also with HHB, hook a M149 Water Buffalo to the bottom of a UH-60 Black Hawk during training of air assault operations Jan. 25th at Johnson Field here. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

Staff Sgt. Michael N. D’amato, a field artillery meteorological surveyor with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and Pvt. Gary V. Braswell, a meteorological crewmember also with HHB, hook a M149 Water Buffalo to the bottom of a UH-60 Black Hawk during training of air assault operations Jan. 25th at Johnson Field here. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

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Soldiers learn Pashto, Dari to connect with Foreign Partners

 

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 – Students graduating from the Eagle Language Training Center took center stage during a skit demonstrating their newfound skill to translate Dari and Pashto here at Wilson Theater, December 15th.

Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division graduated the nearly four-month long course and rank the top class since the course began. This included two 1st Brigade soldiers receiving honors for their outstanding accomplishment during the duration of the course.

The course provides Dari and Pashto language training for general purposes in a deployed environment and supports up to 70 to 75 students. The goal is to produce within students a high knowledge and low intermediate proficiency. The course also takes the students out of the class room environment and submerses them into the foreign culture. «Read the rest of this article»

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Bastogne’s artillery visits Saint Edwards School

 

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

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Jeffersontown, KY – Twenty-eight soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team, visited Saint Edwards School, November 29th.

Lt. Col. Matthew Stader, battalion commander, said that his unit has been linked with the school since 2003.

“I’m the fourth battalion commander that’s been part of this relationship with the St. Edwards School and Jeffersontown,” said Stader. “What the community does is sponsor the battalion for at least eight years now.”

Jonah Gelhaust, a 6th grader at Saint Edwards School here, laughs while trying on the body armor and helmet of one of the soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team Nov. 29th. The soldiers visited the school in order to build a relationship with it and the kids. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

Jonah Gelhaust, a 6th grader at Saint Edwards School here, laughs while trying on the body armor and helmet of one of the soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team Nov. 29th. The soldiers visited the school in order to build a relationship with it and the kids. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

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