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101st Airborne Division’s Red Currahee Squad Leaders Train, gain Proficiencies during Toccoa Tough II

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Red Currahee squad leaders became proficient in battle drills and troop leading procedures during Toccoa Tough II, a leadership professional development course and field training exercise.

Second Lieutenant Scott Hinshaw, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), said squad leaders built espirit de corps and camaraderie during the course, March 8th-12th.

“Toccoa Tough II was developed to build our squad leaders and develop poise under pressure, while focusing on the troop leading procedures and their competency in the field, in order to develop their leadership when they move back and are able to train their squads,” he said.

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Viccett Neay, squad leader, C Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee", 1st Brigade Combat Team "Bastogne", 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pulls security during Toccoa Tough II, a leadership professional development course March 8-12, on post. (Sgt. Lynnwood Thomas)

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Viccett Neay, squad leader, C Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment “Red Currahee”, 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pulls security during Toccoa Tough II, a leadership professional development course March 8-12, on post. (Sgt. Lynnwood Thomas)

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101st Airborne Division Red Currahee Soldiers Return from Joint Readiness Training Center

 

By Major Vonnie Wright
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Red Currahee Soldiers returned from Joint Readiness Training Center-Fort Polk, Louisiana February 24th after supporting 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, during their month-long training rotation.

The Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), received the unique opportunity to help the JRTC support team in the opposing forces role and as a part of the friendly forces host nation support role during the training rotation.

Before attending the rotation, all 203 Red Currahee Soldiers received a COVID-19 Coronavirus test to ensure the safety and wellness of every Soldier and counterpart at JRTC.

U.S. Army Pvt. Andrew Hext from Able Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment “Red Currahee”, 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) lying in the prone preparing to assault on the objective on Fort Polk, Louisiana during a live fire exercise Feb. 20.  (U.S. Army Photo by Maj. Vonnie Wright)

U.S. Army Pvt. Andrew Hext from Able Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment “Red Currahee”, 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) lying in the prone preparing to assault on the objective on Fort Polk, Louisiana during a live fire exercise Feb. 20. (U.S. Army Photo by Maj. Vonnie Wright)

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101st Airborne Division Command Sgt. Maj. Wray E. Gabelmann, A Life of Service

 

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Recently the Bastogne senior enlisted adviser, Command Sgt. Maj. Wray E. Gabelmann, briskly walked through the tinted glass doors of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), headquarters and warmly greeted the Soldiers manning the staff duty desk.

Gabelmann turned the corner and passed a wall of photos of past leaders of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), as he made his way into his office as he had done so many times in the past 30 months.

Command Sgt. Maj. Gabelmann, senior enlisted advisor, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) delivers heartfelt remarks March 3 during his change of responsibility ceremony in Sabo Physical Fitness Center on Fort Campbell, KY. Gabelmann has been the senior enlisted advisor for 1st BCT for 30 months. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. James Griffin)

Command Sgt. Maj. Gabelmann, senior enlisted advisor, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) delivers heartfelt remarks March 3 during his change of responsibility ceremony in Sabo Physical Fitness Center on Fort Campbell, KY. Gabelmann has been the senior enlisted advisor for 1st BCT for 30 months. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. James Griffin)

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Fort Campbell Soldier Michael Rose wins the Lone Star 100

 

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Most Soldiers run three times a week because their first sergeant orders them too, some Soldiers do it to stay within standards, and some do it to socialize and to be one with nature.

The latter would most accurately describe Capt. Michael Rose, commander of B Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), who ran the 100-kilometer race and won first place in the Lone Star 100 on February 8th, 2020.

Capt. Michael Rose, commander of B Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), runs the 100-kilometer race in the Lone Star 100 race on February 8th. (Staff Sgt. Michael Eaddy, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

Capt. Michael Rose, commander of B Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), runs the 100-kilometer race in the Lone Star 100 race on February 8th. (Staff Sgt. Michael Eaddy, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Brigade “Bastogne” Welcomes New Commander

 

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne” said farewell to Col. Derek Thomson and welcomed Col. Robert Born on Saturday, November 22nd, 2019 during a change of command ceremony.

Thomson, affectionately known as “Bastogne 6”, and his wife Erin, served the division with distinction for 2 years.

“Over the past 2 years on this journey one word comes to mind,” said Thomson. “Gratitude.”

Maj. Gen. Brian Winski, Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), right, passes the brigade colors to Col. Robert G. Born, left, during 1st Brigade Combat Team’s Change of Command ceremony Nov. 22, in Sabo Physical Fitness Center on Fort Campbell, Ky. The ceremony is a time-honored military tradition that represents a formal transfer of authority and responsibility of a unit from one commanding officer to another. (Maj. Vonnie Wright, 1st Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs.)

Maj. Gen. Brian Winski, Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), right, passes the brigade colors to Col. Robert G. Born, left, during 1st Brigade Combat Team’s Change of Command ceremony Nov. 22, in Sabo Physical Fitness Center on Fort Campbell, Ky. The ceremony is a time-honored military tradition that represents a formal transfer of authority and responsibility of a unit from one commanding officer to another. (Maj. Vonnie Wright, 1st Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs.)

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From Past to Present the Fort Campbell’s 506th Are Training for Success

 

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Little Falls, MN – “From the start, unit history is instilled in the Soldiers of Fort Campbell,” said 2nd Lt. Zachary Slavich, one of the newest officers to join the ranks of the 506th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.

Slavich completed Ranger School in April 2019, and was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC) of the 506th Infantry Regiment.

2nd Lt. Zachary Slavich, of Davis, Calif., a Soldier with the 506th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, is a platoon leader during an eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) rotation at Camp Ripley, Minn., on July 26, 2019.  (Iowa National Guard photo by Spc. Jonathan Perdelwitz)

2nd Lt. Zachary Slavich, of Davis, Calif., a Soldier with the 506th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, is a platoon leader during an eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) rotation at Camp Ripley, Minn., on July 26, 2019. (Iowa National Guard photo by Spc. Jonathan Perdelwitz)

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“Band of Brothers” Battalion medic Al Mampre honored during Funeral Service

 

85th Infantry DivisionEvanston, IL – On Saturday, June 15th, 2019, one of the featured Soldiers in the 2001 HBO series ‘Band of Brothers’ legendary World War II Soldier Al Mampre was honored during funeral services at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Evanston.

Staff Sgt. Albert Leon Mampre served as a medic with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion ‘Currahee’, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. He was wounded twice and saw action in some of the fiercest fighting of World War II including the Battle of the Bulge and Operation Market Garden in Holland.

Pallbearers carry the casket of Staff Sgt. Al Mampre to a waiting hearse following a funeral service on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Evanston. Mampre enlisted in the Army in 1942 and served as a medic with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division during World War II. (Sgt. David Lietz)

Pallbearers carry the casket of Staff Sgt. Al Mampre to a waiting hearse following a funeral service on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Evanston. Mampre enlisted in the Army in 1942 and served as a medic with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division during World War II. (Sgt. David Lietz)

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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 White Currahee Takes to the Trenches at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Cody Harding
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division conducted live-fire exercises in the trenches of Fort Campbell’s Training Area January 15th to January 20th.

The exercises, which tested the battalion’s ability to breach, clear and organize in tight spaces, allowed the Soldiers to help build their team and unit cohesion, clear a large area of enemy forces and defend against a counterattack.

Pvt. David, Montoya, a squad automatic weapon gunner with Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), awaits orders amid firing at distance targets at Fort Campbell, KY, January 16th. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Aaron Daugherty)

Pvt. David, Montoya, a squad automatic weapon gunner with Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), awaits orders amid firing at distance targets at Fort Campbell, KY, January 16th. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Aaron Daugherty)

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Three states, two times zones, Fort Campbell 3rd Brigade Combat Team’s culminating mission

 

Written by Sgt. Patrick Kirby
40th Public Affairs Detachment

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

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.”

An infantryman from 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) provides cover fire with the M240B at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center at Camp Atterbury, Indiana on Dec. 7, 2018. This machine gun fire helped initiate one of the final days of the BCT training exercise which spanned Tennessee, Kentucky and two time zones. (Sgt. Patrick Kirby, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

An infantryman from 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) provides cover fire with the M240B at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center at Camp Atterbury, Indiana on Dec. 7, 2018. This machine gun fire helped initiate one of the final days of the BCT training exercise which spanned Tennessee, Kentucky and two time zones. (Sgt. Patrick Kirby, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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