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Austin Peay State University ROTC alumnus Richard Torres remembered for his service

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University is  Reserve Officers’ Training Corpscelebrating its 50th year. To mark the occasion, each month through the end of the year, we’ll share one story of a Governor’s Guard alumni or former leader.

Austin Peay State University ROTC alumnus 2nd Lt. Richard Torres. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University ROTC alumnus 2nd Lt. Richard Torres. (APSU)

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Fort Campbell engineers receive USACE overview, tour Kentucky Lock Addition Project

 

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersGrand Rivers, KY – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District commander Lt. Col. Sonny Avichal welcomed Maj. Gen. (ret) Bryan Watson and Army Combat engineers from Fort Campbell’s 326th Engineer Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, for an overview and tour of the Kentucky Lock Addition Project.

“We are glad you are here,” said Avichal. “This is a great opportunity for you to see a different part of the regiment that you don’t normally see as combat engineers.”

Jeremiah Manning, resident engineer for the Kentucky Lock Addition Project explains construction of the downstream coffer dam with concrete shells that will also be part of the permanent lock wall to combat engineers from Fort Campbell’s 326th Engineer Battalion, 101st Airborne Division during a tour at the Kentucky Lock Addition Project in Grand Rivers, KY. (Mark Rankin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District)

Jeremiah Manning, resident engineer for the Kentucky Lock Addition Project explains construction of the downstream coffer dam with concrete shells that will also be part of the permanent lock wall to combat engineers from Fort Campbell’s 326th Engineer Battalion, 101st Airborne Division during a tour at the Kentucky Lock Addition Project in Grand Rivers, KY. (Mark Rankin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District)

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Fort Campbell Soldiers begin Warrior Stakes Competitions despite cold weather

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – Through below freezing temperatures and an even colder wind chill, the soldiers of 511 Sapper Engineer Company, 326th Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, began their competition in the early morning hours with push-ups.

For them, the Warrior Stakes competition would be challenging in the cold weather, which started the day off doing a PT Test.

Soldiers with 511 Sapper Engineer Company, 326 Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, disassemble and reassemble a M249, M240 and M4 as part of their Warrior Stakes task January 23rd, 2014. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

Soldiers with 511 Sapper Engineer Company, 326 Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, disassemble and reassemble a M249, M240 and M4 as part of their Warrior Stakes task January 23rd, 2014. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team welcomes Sapper Eagles back into its ranks

 

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

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division1st Brigade Combat TeamFort Campbell, KY – The soldiers of the 326th Engineer Battalion held a patch changing ceremony October 18th at the battalion’s headquarters here.

The ceremony marked the battalion’s return to the 101st Airborne Division from the 36th Engineer brigade out of Fort Hood, Texas, and joining the division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team.

The 326th Engineer Battalion conducts a patch changing ceremony to mark the unit’s return to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Oct. 18 at the battalion headquarters here. (Sgt. 1st Class John Brown)

The 326th Engineer Battalion conducts a patch changing ceremony to mark the unit’s return to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Oct. 18 at the battalion headquarters here. (Sgt. 1st Class John Brown)

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Special Operations Aviation Training Battalion at Fort Campbell implements ARSOF 2022 Priorities into everyday mission

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Thaddius S. Dawkins II
United States Army Special Operations Aviation Command Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – With ARSOF 2022 in full swing, Soldiers and instructors from the Special Operations Aviation Training Battalion welcomed the first-ever conventional unit to the Allison Aquatics Training Facility (AATF) at Fort Campbell, KY, July 24th, 2013, to teach water survival techniques.

The training meets a key priority for Lt. Gen. Charles T. Cleveland’s, the United States Army Special Operations Commander, ARSOF 2022 vision to bridge critical seams of SOF-Conventional Forces relationships to effectively contribute to unified action in the 21st century by partnering with the Army to meet its training responsibilities.

Soldiers from the 511th Engineer Company, 326th Engineer Battalion (AASLT), 36th Engineer Brigade escape from a simulated CH-47 Chinook helicopter during Ground Forces Water Survival Egress training at the Allison Aquatics Training Facility, July 24, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Thaddius S. Dawkins II, United States Army Special Operations Aviation Command)

Soldiers from the 511th Engineer Company, 326th Engineer Battalion (AASLT), 36th Engineer Brigade escape from a simulated CH-47 Chinook helicopter during Ground Forces Water Survival Egress training at the Allison Aquatics Training Facility, July 24, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Thaddius S. Dawkins II, United States Army Special Operations Aviation Command)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade Engineers look back to go forward

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – The U.S. Army just marked its 238th birthday and in its centuries of existence, it has developed a strong tradition of service and sacrifice for the nation.

It is fairly unique in that it is an organization of organizations, each having their own history, accolades and traditions that contribute to the greater whole.

Streamers of battles won, campaigns fought and accomplishments earned crown unit flags with a mane of colors. Those strands of cloth are one way to both respect the valor of earlier soldiers and a way to pass down unit traditions and ideals.

Lt. Col. Phillip J. Borders, the commander of the 326th Engineer Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), encourages officers from his battalion before the 2013 Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour 12k obstacle course, June 8, at Fort Campbell. He advises his young officers that learning is their first job. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Lt. Col. Phillip J. Borders, the commander of the 326th Engineer Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), encourages officers from his battalion before the 2013 Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour 12k obstacle course, June 8, at Fort Campbell. He advises his young officers that learning is their first job. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade ‘Lifeliners’ stay SHARP

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), spent a week emphasizing sexual assault prevention that culminated with the division leadership addressing the brigade June 7th, at Fryar Stadium on Fort Campbell.

Brig. Gen. Mark R. Stammer, senior acting commander of the 101st Abn. Div. and Fort Campbell, started off his remarks by saying that in combat soldiers would always fearlessly rush to a burning vehicle to save fellow soldiers, ignoring the danger to their own lives.

Brig. Gen. Mark R. Stammer, senior acting commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, addressed the 101st Sustainment Brigade urging every soldier to take action to prevent sexual assault June 7th, at Fryar Stadium in Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Brig. Gen. Mark R. Stammer, senior acting commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, addressed the 101st Sustainment Brigade urging every soldier to take action to prevent sexual assault June 7th, at Fryar Stadium in Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike” wins Fort Campbell Sapper Stakes 2012

 

Written by Sgt. Joe Padula
2nd Brigade Combat Team PAO, 101st Airborne Division

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – “Fire in the hole! Fire in the hole, Fire in the hole!” screams a combat engineer, then the sound of a soft click leaves his hands and then a deafening boom; a secured doorway is no more.

A combat engineer, also known as a Sapper, is a Soldier who performs an array of construction and demolition duties under combat conditions. They are trained in constructing and breaching trenches, building bunkers, creating tank traps and fortifications, constructing and/or demolishing bridges, roads and now perhaps most commonly known as the guys who cleared land mines and IED’s from routes in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Combat Engineers from Company A, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), construct an 11-Row Wire Obstacle for both time and efficiency during the Fort Campbell Sapper Stakes 2012 held at the post’s Demolition Range 39 and Training Area 44, Oct. 23rd-24th. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

Combat Engineers from Company A, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), construct an 11-Row Wire Obstacle for both time and efficiency during the Fort Campbell Sapper Stakes 2012 held at the post’s Demolition Range 39 and Training Area 44, Oct. 23rd-24th. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

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A Fort Campbell 101st Sustainment Brigade “Sapper Eagle” Receives Purple Heart

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Pete Mayes
101st Sustainment Brigade

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Fort Campbell, KY – A Sapper Eagle has finally won his hard-fought battle to receive his long awaited Purple Heart award.

Sgt. 1st Class Alondo Brown, first sergeant of the 887th Engineer Support Company, 326th Engineer Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, received the award for injuries he sustained in Baghdad, Iraq in 2006.  He suffered a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, during that deployment.

The paperwork awarding Brown a Purple Heart has been in the works for several years. After several attempts, he finally received his award at a ceremony May 21st, 2012.

1st Class Alondo Brown receives the Purple Heart from 101st Sustainment Brigade Commander, Col. Michael Peterman, at a special ceremony May 21st, 2012. Brown received the award for injuries he sustained in combat during Operation Iraqi Freedom, in 2006. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Pete Mayes.)

1st Class Alondo Brown receives the Purple Heart from 101st Sustainment Brigade Commander, Col. Michael Peterman, at a special ceremony May 21st, 2012. Brown received the award for injuries he sustained in combat during Operation Iraqi Freedom, in 2006. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Pete Mayes.)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade Lifeliners “Sapper Eagles” demark Brigades, re-patch Combat Patch

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Pete Mayes
101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs Officer

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Fort Campbell, KY – A storied Army engineer battalion opened a new chapter in its illustrious history Tuesday, marking a transition to a new brigade.

The 326th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade, conducted a patch ceremony to mark the transition to the 36th Engineer Brigade. The “Sapper Eagles” are assigned to the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), while stationed at Fort Campbell.

John Fallon, a former captain with the 36th Engineer Brigade, gives a “Seahorse” patch to a Soldier from the 326th Engineer Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, during a Patch ceremony at Fort Campbell. The “Sapper Eagles” are attached to the Lifeliners while assigned to Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Pete Mayes.)

John Fallon, a former captain with the 36th Engineer Brigade, gives a “Seahorse” patch to a Soldier from the 326th Engineer Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, during a Patch ceremony at Fort Campbell. The “Sapper Eagles” are attached to the Lifeliners while assigned to Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Pete Mayes.)

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