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Bastogne Medic William Lawrence Honored at AUSA Guardian’s Gala

 

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – On an evening filled with heroes at Valor Hall on October 24th Spc. William Lawrence from 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division was honored at the Fort Campbell Chapter Association of the United States Army Guardian’s Gala.

Lawrence was one out of 21 Soldiers distinguished by the Fort Campbell Chapter of AUSA for heroic efforts as a medic. Lawrence is especially unique as he was nominated for his efforts in the line of duty while deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve just a few short months ago.

Spc. William Lawrence receives award at the Fort Campbell Chapter - Association of the United States Army Guardian's Gala by Maj. Gen. Brian E. Winski on Oct. 24 for his extraordinary actions taken as a combat medic during Operation Inherent Resolve. Spc. Lawrence stands with his parents at the conclusion of the event. From left Meghan Smith, U.S. Army Spc. William Lawrence, mother Linda Hicks, and stepfather Chris Hicks. (Maj. Vonnie Wright)

Spc. William Lawrence receives award at the Fort Campbell Chapter – Association of the United States Army Guardian’s Gala by Maj. Gen. Brian E. Winski on Oct. 24 for his extraordinary actions taken as a combat medic during Operation Inherent Resolve. Spc. Lawrence stands with his parents at the conclusion of the event. From left Meghan Smith, U.S. Army Spc. William Lawrence, mother Linda Hicks, and stepfather Chris Hicks. (Maj. Vonnie Wright)

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101st Airborne Division Bulldog Battalion Delivers Backpacks to Children in Mosul

 

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Ninewah, Iraq – 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment (Bulldog Battalion), 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division currently operates in an advise-and-assist capacity in Mosul, Iraq. The Bulldog Battalion employs its forces to a myriad of mission tasks aimed at strengthening the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) within Ninewah.

In late July 2019, Bulldog Battalion received 950 backpacks from Retired General Petreaeus’ foundation. Each backpack contained a variety of school supplies to include pencils, markers, notebooks, and rulers.

Lt. Col. Trevor Voekel and Command Sgt. Maj. Eddie Brewer of 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment pose for a photo with local children and the mayor of Mosul in Mosul, Iraq, Sept. 10, 2019. Task Force Ninewah donated 500 backpacks to the Mosul Mayor’s office to distribute to children within the town. The U.S. Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division are deployed from Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Maj. Vonnie Wright, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

Lt. Col. Trevor Voekel and Command Sgt. Maj. Eddie Brewer of 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment pose for a photo with local children and the mayor of Mosul in Mosul, Iraq, Sept. 10, 2019. Task Force Ninewah donated 500 backpacks to the Mosul Mayor’s office to distribute to children within the town. The U.S. Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division are deployed from Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Maj. Vonnie Wright, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell set to host Week of the Eagles, May 17th-23rd

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers and civilians of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell are excited to host Family members, community members, veterans and distinguished guests on Fort Campbell in celebration of our annual “Week of the Eagles” events, May 17th-23rd, 2019. This year’s WOE celebration will also include “Military Survivor Appreciation Week” and Retiree Appreciation Day.

Come see why Fort Campbell is the installation of choice for Army Soldiers, Families, civilians and veterans. Events are free and open to the public. Non-military ID card holders will need to follow normal gate entry procedures.

101st Airborne Division Review to be held May 3rd during Week of the Eagles 2019.

101st Airborne Division Review to be held May 3rd during Week of the Eagles 2019.

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101st Airborne Division’s Bulldog Battalion supports Mosul Police Department

 

Written by 1st Lt. Nicholas DiNella 
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs 

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Mosul, Iraq – 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment (Bulldog Battalion), 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division currently operates in an advise-and-assist capacity in Mosul, Iraq.

The Bulldog Battalion employs its forces to a myriad of mission tasks aimed at strengthening the Iraqi forces within the area of operations.

U.S. Army Soldiers from HHC and C Co 1-327 IN with their Iraqi Police Counterparts. 1-327 IN is advising and assisting Mosul Police to improve their facilities and the use of available training. The relationship between the K9 unit and their Coalition advisors is important to ensure successful checkpoint operations. (1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division)

U.S. Army Soldiers from HHC and C Co 1-327 IN with their Iraqi Police Counterparts. 1-327 IN is advising and assisting Mosul Police to improve their facilities and the use of available training. The relationship between the K9 unit and their Coalition advisors is important to ensure successful checkpoint operations. (1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division)

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Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce Announces Phil Harpel Hired as New Military and Government Relations Position

 

Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce

Clarksville Area Chamber of CommerceClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the addition of Phil Harpel to the Military and Government Relations position.

A lifelong resident of Clarksville-Montgomery County, Harpel has served in several roles supporting the members of our armed forces.

(L-R) Chamber Board Chairman, Jay Albertia; Military and Government Relations, Phil Harpel; Chamber Executive Director, Melinda Shepard.

(L-R) Chamber Board Chairman, Jay Albertia; Military and Government Relations, Phil Harpel; Chamber Executive Director, Melinda Shepard.

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Six 101st Airborne Division Soldiers receive Soldier’s Medal for response to Helicopter Crash

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Six Soldiers belonging to C Troop, 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) received the Soldier’s Medal during a ceremony held, November 28th, 2017 at McAuliffe Hall, the division headquarters.

Staff Sgt. Beau Corder, Staff Sgt. Richard Weaver, Staff Sgt. Engel Becker, Sgt. Damon Seals, Spc. Christopher White and Pfc. Ryan Brisson were recognized by Gen. Mark A. Milley, Army chief of staff, for their heroic actions following a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crash, January 31st, on Fort Campbell.

“I’m very humbled to be a part of this,” said Milley. “I’ve been in the Army for 40 years and I’ve only seen a few Soldier’s Medals. It’s a very rare thing. What you (Soldiers) did took tremendous courage; you knew it was very likely you would be hurt yourself, but you did it anyway. You make anyone who has been associated with the 101st enormously proud.”

Six Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), received the Soldier’s Medal, Nov. 28, during a ceremony held at the 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) headquarters. The Soldiers earned the highest peacetime award for valor for their life-saving actions following a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crash, Jan. 31. (Spc. Patrick Kirby, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Six Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), received the Soldier’s Medal, Nov. 28, during a ceremony held at the 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) headquarters. The Soldiers earned the highest peacetime award for valor for their life-saving actions following a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crash, Jan. 31. (Spc. Patrick Kirby, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers involved in famous Vietnam photo interviewed for first time since image was taken 49 years ago

 

Written by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – In April 1968, Associated Press photographer Art Greenspon took a photograph widely considered to be one of the most telling photos of the Vietnam War that is now titled “Help From Above.”

Embedded with the Soldiers of Company A, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Greenspon caught the moment after an ambush where Soldiers from the company were moving casualties to a landing zone to be evacuated. Among other honors, the image inspired the poster for the Vietnam War Movie ‘Platoon’ and graces the covers books and front pages of newspapers.

A copy of “Help From Above”, which hangs in the headquarters of 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division(Air Assault). The photo was donated by Art Greenspon to the 101st when he was inducted as an honorary member of the 327th Infantry Regiment in 2014. Greenspon identified the names and positions of the Soldiers in the photo. Sgt. Maj Watson Baldwin stands with his hands raised signaling to a helicopter. Spc. 4 Dallas Brown lays on the ground grimacing in pain. Sgt. Tim Wintenburg, helmetless on the far right, glances back at the camera. (Original Photo by Art Greenspon, Associated Press, April, 1968. U.S Army Photo by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

A copy of “Help From Above”, which hangs in the headquarters of 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division(Air Assault). The photo was donated by Art Greenspon to the 101st when he was inducted as an honorary member of the 327th Infantry Regiment in 2014. Greenspon identified the names and positions of the Soldiers in the photo. Sgt. Maj Watson Baldwin stands with his hands raised signaling to a helicopter. Spc. 4 Dallas Brown lays on the ground grimacing in pain. Sgt. Tim Wintenburg, helmetless on the far right, glances back at the camera. (Original Photo by Art Greenspon, Associated Press, April, 1968. U.S Army Photo by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

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101st Airborne Division No Slack Soldiers Prepare for Movement to South Africa

 

Written by Maj. Martin Meiners
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – The preparation for this deployment saw 2-327th “No Slack” Soldiers and leaders surmount innumerable hurdles to successfully plan and execute the movement to South Africa. The burden of the planning fell to No Slack’s S-4 section, led by Capt. Clay Drnek, 2-327th battalion supply officer.

“This was a lot for such a small unit to handle,” said Drnek, a native of Eau Claire Pennsylvania.

2-327th “No Slack” Soldiers and leaders prepare and plan for movement to South Africa. (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

2-327th “No Slack” Soldiers and leaders prepare and plan for movement to South Africa. (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division platoon provides secure training area for historic Somali National Army training

 

Written by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Harwood
Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa

Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of AfricaMogadishu, Somalia – On May 24th, 2017, nearly 60 Somali National Army (SNA) soldiers from a Danab battalion graduated from a U.S.-led logistics training course offered at Mogadishu, Somalia.

This historic graduation, the first of three to be offered this year by U.S. Africa Command, was carried out by a small team of fewer than 20 total U.S. trainers and security personnel from the 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, KY.

Particularly in an area where only six years ago Al-Shabaab was a dominant group, good security is necessary for any activity there.

U.S. Army Spc. Tyler Curtis and Spc. Blaine Grubb allow a Somali National Army (SNA) vehicle through the gate at a training site in Mogadishu, Somalia, on May 23, 2017, during a logistics course with the 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, KY. These U.S. Soldiers, who belong to the 101st AD’s 1st Brigade, 1st Battalion, Delta Company, 3rd Platoon, were tasked to secure the training site during a logistics training course for the SNA. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood)

U.S. Army Spc. Tyler Curtis and Spc. Blaine Grubb allow a Somali National Army (SNA) vehicle through the gate at a training site in Mogadishu, Somalia, on May 23, 2017, during a logistics course with the 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, KY. These U.S. Soldiers, who belong to the 101st AD’s 1st Brigade, 1st Battalion, Delta Company, 3rd Platoon, were tasked to secure the training site during a logistics training course for the SNA. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood)

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101st Airborne Soldiers observe and enhance Niger Basic Training

 

Written by Captain Jason Welch
U.S. Army Africa

U.S. Army AfricaNiamey, Niger – Soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division partnered with members of the Forces Armees Nigeriennes (FAN) to observe and mentor the training cadre of the Nigerien basic combat training school from October 13th to November 16th at the Tondibiah Training Base in Niger.

The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, is the regionally allocated force supporting U.S. Army Africa events and exercises across the African continent this year.

The soldiers came from the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment and traveled from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to Niger to assess how the FAN was conducting basic training of new soldiers and to share U.S. Army methods, but they also learned some lessons of their own.

The team from 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, of the 1st Brigade Combat Team "Bastogne", 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), poses in front of the Nigerien Armed Forces basic training crest. Standing from left to right: Sgt. 1st Class Michael Mullins, Staff Sgt. Cameron Marsh, Interpreter Mr. Abdourahmane Ibrahim, Sgt. 1st Class Elocious Frazier, Sgt. 1st Class Sean Carey, 1st Lt. Dan Godlasky. Kneeling from left to right: Staff Sgt. Matthew England, Staff Sgt. Andrew Prince, First Sgt. Peter Russell. (Moussa Moumouni)

The team from 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, of the 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), poses in front of the Nigerien Armed Forces basic training crest. Standing from left to right: Sgt. 1st Class Michael Mullins, Staff Sgt. Cameron Marsh, Interpreter Mr. Abdourahmane Ibrahim, Sgt. 1st Class Elocious Frazier, Sgt. 1st Class Sean Carey, 1st Lt. Dan Godlasky. Kneeling from left to right: Staff Sgt. Matthew England, Staff Sgt. Andrew Prince, First Sgt. Peter Russell. (Moussa Moumouni)

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