Topic: 3rd Battalion 320th Field Artillery Regiment
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.
Written by 1st. Lt. John C. Nicholson
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.
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 Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas
Fort 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.
Written by Staff Sgt. Jared Duhon
Kabul, 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.
Written by Sgt. Sharifa Newton
Fort 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.
Written by Maria Yager
Fort 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.
Written by Sgt. Steven Lopez
Fort Campbell, KY – As the sun was setting and the blades of grass cut through the wind, soldiers secured a tactical perimeter while remaining vigilant of their surroundings for any enemy movement. Soldiers of 3-320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted a field training exercise May 1st through May 11th, 2018 on Fort Campbell.
The batteries within the battalion conducted Field Artillery Gunnery Table XV missions while conducting operations across multiple training areas and position areas for artillery, encountered 10 tactical injects which allowed leaders at all levels to understand the mission requirements of operating in a decisive action environment.
Written by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot
Fort Campbell, KY – As the battalion master gunner, it is Sgt. 1st Class Warren Jenkins’ duty to verify artillerymen from 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, are proficient in their artillery skills.
“As an artilleryman, it’s important for us to be able to support our maneuver brethren in the fight, wherever it may be,” Jenkins, said. “In order for us to provide timely, accurate, safe, fires, we have to go through a series of tables [performance tasks] to train up individually and collectively.”
The Red Knights battalion platoon-level artillery external evaluation, or Tables 11-12, is a twice-a-year exercise that concludes Friday. The training advances the battalion’s combat effectiveness and readiness.
Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan – The U.S. Department of Defense reports three Fort Campbell soldiers were killed in Afghanistan while supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.
The Three U.S. soldiers were killed in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, June 10th, 2017.
They died in Peka Valley, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, of gunshot wounds sustained in Peka Valley, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation.
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