Topic: 2nd Battalion 506th Infantry Regiment
Fort Campbell, KY – Most Soldiers run three times a week because their first sergeant orders them too, some Soldiers do it to stay within standards, and some do it to socialize and to be one with nature.
The latter would most accurately describe Capt. Michael Rose, commander of B Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), who ran the 100-kilometer race and won first place in the Lone Star 100 on February 8th, 2020.
Fort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne” said farewell to Col. Derek Thomson and welcomed Col. Robert Born on Saturday, November 22nd, 2019 during a change of command ceremony.
Thomson, affectionately known as “Bastogne 6”, and his wife Erin, served the division with distinction for 2 years.
“Over the past 2 years on this journey one word comes to mind,” said Thomson. “Gratitude.”
Evanston, IL – On Saturday, June 15th, 2019, one of the featured Soldiers in the 2001 HBO series ‘Band of Brothers’ legendary World War II Soldier Al Mampre was honored during funeral services at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Evanston.
Staff Sgt. Albert Leon Mampre served as a medic with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion ‘Currahee’, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. He was wounded twice and saw action in some of the fiercest fighting of World War II including the Battle of the Bulge and Operation Market Garden in Holland.
Written by Sgt. Patrick Kirby
Fort Campbell, KY – Readiness is an Army priority, and training like this prepares Soldiers for various current and future threats. This readiness training took place at Fort Campbell’s training area in Tennessee, Fort Knox, Kentucky, and the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center at Camp Atterbury, Indiana.
“We’re training for a near peer threat,” said Cpt. Vincent Shaw, commander, C Company, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. “Anywhere that is similar strength and capacity as the United States.”
Written by Sgt. Aaron Daugherty
Fort Campbell, KY – The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Brigade Aviation Element certified nine Soldiers from across the Division on the RQ-11 Raven Unmanned Aerial System, culminating with a live test flight at Range 75, January 14th, 2019.
The test flight serves as the final portion of the Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) course, which validated the Soldiers on the use of the system.
Written by Sgt. Patrick Kirby
Fort Campbell, KY – Leaders from across the 101st Airborne Division attended a Subterranean Training course hosted by the Fort Benning Maneuver Center of Excellence throughout the month of July on Fort Campbell.
The Chief of Staff of the Army has directed that the Army take a look at dense urban environments and dense urban terrain specifically, as it builds readiness to respond to contingency operations in any location around the world.
The MCoE teams explained how they analyze all aspects of this environment within megacities, to include subterranean systems. The subterranean operational environment, which dates as far back as the American Civil War, continues to be one that is complex and can create significant challenges for today’s Soldier.
101st Airborne Division’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team White Currahee Spouses take on Soldier lifestyle with G.I. Jane Day
Written by Pfc. Beverly Mejia
Fort Campbell, KY – Spouses of 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, gathered bright and early Thursday morning for the battalion’s first G.I. Jane Day, August 2nd, 2018, Fort Campbell, KY.
“I want to bring the spouses together and give them a taste for what their Soldiers do on a daily basis,” said Lt. Col. Christopher Midberry, commander of 2-506th Infantry Regiment.
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, 101st Airborne Division Soldiers moving forward to Army Best Medic Competition
Written by Maria Yager
Fort 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.
Fort Campbell’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers president logs 4,000 volunteer hours helping others
Written by Sgt. Sharifa Newton
Fort Campbell, KY – Staff Sergeant Cody Mackall, Fort Campbell’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers president, loves volunteering and giving back.
Mackall has been volunteering in one form or another all of his life and brought that volunteer spirit with him into the Army.
“Helping others makes me feel like I am doing right to the world, and who knows, maybe my one little thing that I did could mean the world to someone,” he said.
Since 2012, Mackall has logged more than 4,000 hours of volunteer service between BOSS, Salvation Army, Boy Scouts and working with Special Olympics.
“Volunteering is something that I do not like to be rewarded for doing because to me it just feels right,” he said
Fort Campbell, KY – As the Fort Campbell garrison command sergeant major since February 2016, CSM Foster served as the senior enlisted adviser to the Fort Campbell garrison commander for all matters involving enlisted personnel.
CSM Foster entered the Army in July 1988 and was a career infantryman. His previous assignments include Fort Benning, Georgia; Fort Polk, Louisiana and Fort Bragg, North Carolina. CSM Foster also completed multiple assignments at Fort Campbell, Kentucky including 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, command sergeant major and 3rd Brigade Combat Team rear detachment command sergeant major during their 2015 deployment to Afghanistan.
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