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Army Vice Chief of Staff General James McConville presents 101st Airborne Division Soldiers Silver Star Medal

 

Written by Sgt. Steven Lopez

U.S. ArmyNashville, TN – General James McConville, Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, presented two Soldiers from Company C, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) the Silver Star for heroic actions in support of U.S. Army forces in Afghanistan, July 12th, 2018, during a ceremony at the Army Aviation Association of America Summit 2019 in Nashville, April 16th.

McConville, a former 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander, pinned the medals on Sgt. Armando Yanez and Sgt. Emmanuel Bynum following his keynote address at the summit, an annual gathering of the Army aviation community.

The Silver Star Medal is awarded primarily to members of the United States Armed Forces for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States. Two Soldiers from Company C, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) received The Silver Star during a ceremony held at the Army Aviation Association of America Summit 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee April 16th, 2019. (Sgt. Steven Lopez)

The Silver Star Medal is awarded primarily to members of the United States Armed Forces for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States. Two Soldiers from Company C, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) received The Silver Star during a ceremony held at the Army Aviation Association of America Summit 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee April 16th, 2019. (Sgt. Steven Lopez)

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Angels of the Battlefield event honors Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Medic

 

Written by Laura Boyd
BACH Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – A Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Soldier was one of 13 medics honored at nearby Valor Hall Tuesday during the 7th Annual Armed Services YMCA Angels of the Battlefield event featuring decorated Army veteran, Noah Galloway, as keynote speaker.

Medics save lives on the battlefield and are often referred to as “Doc” by their peers. Sgt. 1st Class Robert Ernest Minor was no exception to this worthy title.

Minor was the team sergeant in charge of training and leading medics at Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan from May 2010 to May 2011.

Noah Galloway, a 101st Airborne Division veteran, speaks during the 7th annual Angels of the Battlefield at Valor Hall in Hopkinsville, Ky., Sept. 13, 2016. Galloway said his life was saved by combat medics in 2005 after his patrol was hit with an improvised explosive device. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Noah Galloway, a 101st Airborne Division veteran, speaks during the 7th annual Angels of the Battlefield at Valor Hall in Hopkinsville, Ky., Sept. 13, 2016. Galloway said his life was saved by combat medics in 2005 after his patrol was hit with an improvised explosive device. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Medevac pilot earns honor grad during badge lanes at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – A Soldier from 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), was the honor graduate for the expert field medical badge class at Fort Campbell, KY, October 3rd, 2014.

1st Lt. Kenneth Danos, aeromedical-evacuation pilot, Company C, 6-101st CAB, was recognized as the honor graduate for getting zero no-gos throughout the testing phase. Because of his achievement, Danos will be half of a two-Soldier team representing the 101st Airborne Division (AASLT) at the U.S. Army best-medic competition.

First Lt. Kenneth Danos, aeromedical-evacuation pilot, Company C, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), is congratulated by Command Sgt. Maj. Stuart C. O'Black, command sergeant major, 101st CAB, after receiving his expert field medical badge, here, Oct. 3, 2014. Danos was the honor graduate, receiving zero no-gos during his testing phase. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

First Lt. Kenneth Danos, aeromedical-evacuation pilot, Company C, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), is congratulated by Command Sgt. Maj. Stuart C. O’Black, command sergeant major, 101st CAB, after receiving his expert field medical badge, here, Oct. 3, 2014. Danos was the honor graduate, receiving zero no-gos during his testing phase. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

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584th Support Maintenance Company conducts sling load training at Fort Campbell

 

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

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 584th Support Maintenance Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, conducted Air Assault operations training September 3rd, at Fort Campbell, KY.

The unit worked with aviators from Company B, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., during the training.

Soldiers from the 584th Support Maintenance Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, prepare to sling load a water buffalo to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter Sept. 3 at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Soldiers from the 584th Support Maintenance Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, prepare to sling load a water buffalo to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter Sept. 3 at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Combat Aviation Brigade trains to fight wildfires

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – CH-47 Chinook helicopter aircrews from B Company, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) began training for severe weather and wildfire missions at Fort Campbell, KY, August 15th, 2013.

If there is a severe-weather emergency, B Company 6-101st CAB, the Pachyderms, will transport supplies, personnel and conduct rescue missions. In the event of a wildfire, the Pachyderms would douse hotspots to redirect or stop an advancing fire.

A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter with A Company, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), dumps water out of a bucket slung from the helicopter during wildfire operations training at Fort Campbell, Ky., Aug. 19, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter with A Company, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), dumps water out of a bucket slung from the helicopter during wildfire operations training at Fort Campbell, Ky., Aug. 19, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Junior Enlisted Council: It’s not what you think

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Julieanne E. Morse
129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – At first glance, it might seem like the Junior Enlisted Council is a group of Soldiers trying to pull a fast one over their sergeants.

The JEC, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), is a proactive council that represents the voice of more than 400 Soldiers from private to staff sergeant. Their mission is to inform senior-enlisted leaders on enlisted-force matters – including morale – and recommend policy changes affecting the readiness of the enlisted Soldiers.

U.S. Army members of the Junior Enlisted Council, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stand on the outdoor relaxation area that they suggested to their senior leaders and built for the morale of all soldiers in their units, March 31, 2013. The JEC is a proactive council whose mission is to inform senior leaders of enlisted-force matters including morale and recommended policy changes. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Julieanne Morse, 129th Mobile Public Affairs)

U.S. Army members of the Junior Enlisted Council, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stand on the outdoor relaxation area that they suggested to their senior leaders and built for the morale of all soldiers in their units, March 31, 2013. The JEC is a proactive council whose mission is to inform senior leaders of enlisted-force matters including morale and recommended policy changes. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Julieanne Morse, 129th Mobile Public Affairs)

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