Topic: 426th Brigade Support Battalion
Fort Campbell, KY – Before the sun rises on the Bastogne footprint, the Snipes Dining Facility culinary experts of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), are preparing breakfast for more than 3,000 Soldiers.
May 14th, Col. Robert Born, 1st BCT commander, joined them and personally served every one of his Soldiers.
The morning starts early at 4:45am, when the chefs begin what is called cooks mount.
426th Brigade Support Battalion celebrates 101st Airborne Division birthday with NCO Induction Ceremony
Camp Taji, Iraq – 14 Soldiers embrace their destiny as they await their induction ceremony to officially become a non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Army on July 23rd, 2019.
The 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division hosted a noncommissioned officer induction ceremony on the day the unit was born. 426th Brigade Support Battalion has been around for 101 years and belongs to the 101st Airborne Division, so it was a perfect day to celebrate the 14 men and women who stood ready to take the charge of the NCO.
101st Airborne Division trainers share logistics expertise with Somali National Army partners, first class graduates
Written by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Harwood
Mogadishu, Somalia – The 101st Airborne Division, based out of Fort Campbell, KY, has trained the first logistics class of the Somali National Army (SNA) in support of the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM), during a 6-week training course in Mogadishu, Somalia.
The course concluded May 24th, 2017, with a graduation ceremony attended by the Prime Minister of Somalia, Hassan Ali Khayre, Somalia’s Chief of Defense, Gen. Ahmed Mohamed Jimcale, and the U.S. Ambassador to Somalia, Stephen Schwartz.
The importance of logistics and the impact of its effectiveness during a military campaign are highlighted in the 5th century BC book written by ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu, “The Art of War.” Sun Tzu wrote, “The line between disorder and order lies in logistics.”
101st Airborne Division’s 426th Brigade Support Battalion holds NCO Induction Ceremony at Fort Campbell
Written by Sgt. Samantha Parks
Fort Campbell, KY – “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power,” Abraham Lincoln said.
These were the opening words friends and family heard at the 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, noncommissioned officer induction ceremony at Cole Park Commons March 27th.
Written by Sgt. Jon Heinrich
Fort Campbell, KY – The importance of recognizing the transition from “just one of the guys or gals” to a noncommissioned officer should be shared among the superiors, peers and soldiers of the newly promoted. (Army Field Manual 7-22.7, Appendix F)
Sixteen NCOs from 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, completed this transition during their battalion’s NCO Induction Ceremony March 20th at the Morale, Welfare and Readiness’ Dale Waryrnen Recreation Center on Fort Campbell.
Written by Sgt. 1st Class John Brown
Jalalabad, Afghanistan – When U.S. Army Spc. April Harvey walked into the recruiting office near her hometown of Gallup, NM, after graduating high school, she knew she wanted to take control of her life, and she wanted to do it her way.
As with any soldier that enlists into the Army, Harvey was offered several different jobs, or military occupational specialties. While at the recruiting station, Harvey was offered a series of jobs: 68W (Medic), 42A (Human Resources Specialist), 92Y (Logistics Specialist) and other jobs that just weren’t the kind of thing that fit Harvey’s personality.
Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team Quick Reaction Force ready to give Force Protection on a moments notice
Written by U.S. Army 1st Lt. Lisa Maginot
Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan – Company B, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Quick Reaction Force (QRF) train for any potential emergency situation in which their team could be called to assist, protect and defend Coalition Forces on and around Jalalabad Airfield.
Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Jon Heinrich
Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Soldiers from 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division recently conducted crew-served weapons training March 20th, outside Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam, Afghanistan.
The Soldiers fired their M249 Squad Automatic Weapons, MK-48 machine guns, M2 .50 caliber machine guns and MK-19 automatic grenade launchers. They even trained on vehicle recovery while at the range.
Written by Sgt. 1st Class John D. Brown
Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan – To be called a noncommissioned officer, or NCO, in the U.S. Army means that you have met the requirements set forth by the Army to be promoted to the rank of sergeant and the senior enlisted Soldiers and officers above you have the confidence in your ability to allow you to lead your fellow Soldiers. But that is just the beginning.
On February 6th, at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan, Task Force Taskmaster, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, hosted an NCO induction ceremony to welcome 53 newly promoted Soldiers into the corps of NCOs that make up the backbone of the Army.
Afghan Air Force receives combat lifesaving training at Jalalabad Airfield from Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team Medics
Written by 1st Lt. Lisa Maginot
Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan – Soldiers of Company C, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conducted a five-day Combat Lifesaver, or CLS, course with the Afghan Air Force at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan, January 5th-9th.
The five days consisted of intense medical training for the AAF personnel, who learned how to treat a combat casualty. Specifically, they learned how to control traumatic bleeding, assess and maintain an airway, treat chest wounds and stabilize broken bones.
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