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101st Airborne Division Rakkasans conduct Bushido

 

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Bushido is a Japanese collective term for the many codes of honor and ideals that directed the samurai way of life; meaning “the way of the warrior,” the “way” originates from the samurai moral values, most commonly stressing some combination of sincerity, frugality, loyalty, martial arts mastery, and honor until death.

Leaders with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), carry out the incoming brigade commander’s intent in the third annual Bushido training event where leaders are led by leaders and where senior leaders mentor the next generation of leaders at Camp Rudder, Eglin Air Force Base, FL on August 26th-29th.

Senior leaders with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) on Fort Campbell, Ky., conduct swamp water survival training during the third annual, three-day training event called Bushido starting at Fort Campbell to Camp Rudder, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., on August 26th-29th. (Staff Sgt. Michael Eaddy, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public)

Senior leaders with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) on Fort Campbell, Ky., conduct swamp water survival training during the third annual, three-day training event called Bushido starting at Fort Campbell to Camp Rudder, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., on August 26th-29th. (Staff Sgt. Michael Eaddy, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public)

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Small challenge: Breaking barriers for God and Country

 

Written by Gary Sheftick
Defense Media Activity – Army

U.S. ArmyFort Meade, MD – As the only woman to serve as an Army Special Forces chaplain, Capt. Delana Small said the key to success was just being herself.

“I never tried to act like a guy,” she said, explaining that Soldiers look for authenticity. “So I never tried to be anything other than myself.”

Between May 2015 and December 2017, she deployed with the 5th Special Forces Group to Turkey and Jordan.

The operations tempo was high and she admits that she worked hard to stay in shape like the green berets and keep competent in basic soldiering skills in order to maintain credibility, but said the operators always accepted her.

Special Forces Chaplain Capt. Delana Small in an OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopter shortly before the active component divested the airframe in 2017. (Gary Sheftick, Defense Media Activity - Army)

Special Forces Chaplain Capt. Delana Small in an OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopter shortly before the active component divested the airframe in 2017. (Gary Sheftick, Defense Media Activity – Army)

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Rakkasans conduct Fire Control Exercise at Fort Campbell

 

Written by 1st. Lt. John C. Nicholson
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment “Red Knight,” conducted live fire missions on Fort Campbell’s south impact area in support of the Brigade Combat Team’s maneuver battalions January 28th to February 1st.

The training was part of the Brigade’s Fire Control Exercise in preparation for the Rakkasan’s JRTC rotation at Fort Polk, LA. By utilizing 155mm and 105mm howitzers, the Red Knights achieved lethal and non-lethal effects on templated enemy formations at 3rd Brigade’s walk and shoot.

Soldiers from Leader FIST Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery call for fire in support of their maneuver company. (3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

Soldiers from Leader FIST Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery call for fire in support of their maneuver company. (3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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Reserve, Cadets participate in Tactical Combat Physical Training at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Cadets from the Reserve Officer Training Corps and United States Military Academy joined Brig. Gen. K. Todd Royar, acting senior commander of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell, August 8th, 2018 for tactical combat physical training.

The event culminated three weeks training at Fort Campbell for the Army’s Cadet Troop Leader Training program, and required these future officers to navigate a 4.2-mile course with six lanes along the trail. In 10-person teams, the cadets competed for the fastest time while successfully completing requirements at each lane.

At the first lane, the Buy-In, each team member performed 60 pushups, 80 air squats and 25 burpees.

Reserve Officer Training Corps and United States Military Academy cadets perform a litter carry with a simulated casualty during a six-lane physical training course Aug. 8 on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Reserve Officer Training Corps and United States Military Academy cadets perform a litter carry with a simulated casualty during a six-lane physical training course Aug. 8 on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division: Pfc. Ryan Carpenter

 

40th Public Affairs Detachment, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On this week’s edition of Meet your Army, the 40th PAD shines a light on:

Pfc. Ryan Carpenter, 24, grew up in Harrodsburg, KY, and followed his older brother’s footsteps into the Army, after trying college for a few years.

He majored in business administration at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.

“I started out studying business, and I don’t know what made me choose that,” Carpenter said. “It was not my cup of tea.”

Once he realized that college was not for him, Carpenter said he talked it over with his wife and they began to see the Army as a realistic career move.

Pfc. Ryan Carpenter. (Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Pfc. Ryan Carpenter. (Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade: 1-320th earns prestigious Henry A. Knox Award

 

Written by Sgt. Sharifa Newton
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Henry A. Knox Award is named after Maj. Gen. Henry A. Knox, the first chief of field artillery. The award recognizes active component air defense artillery and field artillery outstanding battery of the year for exceptional achievement, superior mission accomplishment and overall unit excellence. Nominations are evaluated on tactical proficiency, operational readiness rate, safety, and other key and distinguishing indicators.

The Soldiers of Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, were awarded the Knox award June 27th for their actions in providing fires in support of Operation Inherent Resolve in northern Iraq, as well as conducting multiple intensive training cycles and community outreach events during FY 2017.

Command Sgt. Maj. Berk Parsons, command sergeant major of the Field Artillery, shakes the hands of the Soldiers with Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), after the Henry A. Knox Award ceremony, June 27, on Fort Campbell, KY. (Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Command Sgt. Maj. Berk Parsons, command sergeant major of the Field Artillery, shakes the hands of the Soldiers with Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), after the Henry A. Knox Award ceremony, June 27, on Fort Campbell, KY. (Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Memorial Day 2018: Remembering the Ultimate Sacrifice made in Afghanistan

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Jared Duhon
438th Air Expeditionary Wing

U.S. Air ForceKabul, Afghanistan – Memorial Day is a day to ensure those who have fallen are never forgotten. And whether a few years, 20 years, or more, there can never be enough thanks given for those 13 who fought and made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan this past year.

Remembering those 13 warriors, who fought for what was right and were sadly taken from the fight too early, is a small token of appreciation that can be given. It only takes a moment to think about the lives these people might have lived, each different from the last and yet all still had the same goal of making a better place for those who cannot fight. This small gesture will ensure that their contribution to the missions they fought for will not go in vain.

Col. Billy Pruett, Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air (TAAC-Air) command surgeon general, salutes in honor of Staff Sgt. Aaron Butler during a Memorial Day service May 28, 2018, Kabul, Afghanistan. Pruett read about how and when Butler fell and honored Butler’s sacrifice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jared J. Duhon)

Col. Billy Pruett, Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air (TAAC-Air) command surgeon general, salutes in honor of Staff Sgt. Aaron Butler during a Memorial Day service May 28, 2018, Kabul, Afghanistan. Pruett read about how and when Butler fell and honored Butler’s sacrifice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jared J. Duhon)

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101st Division Artillery Soldiers conduct Expert Field Medical Badge land navigation training

 

Written by Pfc. Beverly Mejia
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Combat medics from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery and 1-320th Field Artillery, 101st Division Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), trained on land navigation operations in the wood-lines of Fort Campbell, KY, May 8th, 2018.

The medics conducted this training to gain proficiency in land navigational operations as preparation for their upcoming Expert Field Medical Badge competition.

“The Soldiers conducted their land navigation portion today.” said Sgt. Juan Cosme, a combat medic specialist with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 101st DIVARTY, 101st Airborne Division.

Combat medics from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery and 1-320th Field Artillery, 101st Division Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) prepare themselves to embark on a three-hour, five-point land navigation training, May 8th, 2018, Fort Campbell, KY. (Pfc. Beverly Roxane Mejia, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Combat medics from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery and 1-320th Field Artillery, 101st Division Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) prepare themselves to embark on a three-hour, five-point land navigation training, May 8th, 2018, Fort Campbell, KY. (Pfc. Beverly Roxane Mejia, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division Soldier finds calling in medicine

 

Written by Sgt. Sharifa Newton
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Many people join the Army trying to figure out what to do with themselves and Spc. Anthony Gonzalez was no different.

“I enlisted because I didn’t want to stay home and do nothing,” said Gonzalez, a Fontana, California, native, and a combat medic specialist with Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. “I joined because I wanted to find out what I wanted to do with my life.”

Gonzalez joined at the age of 17 after completing high school. He originally wanted to be an AH-64 Apache repairer, but when he went to the recruiting office they did not have an opening.

Spc. Anthony Gonzalez, a Combat Medic Specialist and a Fontana, California, native, with 2nd platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade, poses for a photo during the unit’s Table XV gunnery exercise 9th May at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Sharifa Newton, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Spc. Anthony Gonzalez, a Combat Medic Specialist and a Fontana, California, native, with 2nd platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade, poses for a photo during the unit’s Table XV gunnery exercise 9th May at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Sharifa Newton, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital NCOs realize goal with induction to Sergeant Audie Murphy Club

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Years of hard work, leadership, focus, and discipline led to a career milestone for five Fort Campbell non-commissioned officers recently with their induction to the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, May 10th, 2018.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital NCOs, Sgt. 1st Class Ivan Tanna, Staff Sgt. Shaneka Brown, Staff Sgt. Cory Hudson, Staff Sgt. Eric Serrano and 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade NCO Staff Sgt. Tamika Wilcox from 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade – “Red Knights” were inducted into the SAMC, a professional organization of NCOs who exemplify Army leadership, during a ceremony on post.

Fort Campbell non-commissioned officers and their Soldiers participated in a Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Induction Ceremony at Wilson Theater May 10. Named for Medal of Honor recipient Audie Murphy, SAMC is a professional organization of NCOs who exemplify Army leadership. During the ceremony, inductees Sgt. 1st Class Ivan Tanna, Staff Sgt. Shaneka Brown, Staff Sgt. Cory Hudson, Staff Sgt. Eric Serrano, all from Blanchfield, and 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade's Staff Sgt. Tamika Wilcox of received the coveted SAMC medallion. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Fort Campbell non-commissioned officers and their Soldiers participated in a Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Induction Ceremony at Wilson Theater May 10. Named for Medal of Honor recipient Audie Murphy, SAMC is a professional organization of NCOs who exemplify Army leadership. During the ceremony, inductees Sgt. 1st Class Ivan Tanna, Staff Sgt. Shaneka Brown, Staff Sgt. Cory Hudson, Staff Sgt. Eric Serrano, all from Blanchfield, and 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade’s Staff Sgt. Tamika Wilcox of received the coveted SAMC medallion. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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