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Fort Campbell Soldiers, Retirees lend hand to Support Community

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers and retirees are giving back to their community by volunteering at the Fort Campbell Child Nutrition Program food distribution sites, helping to package and hand out meals while following COVID-19 Coronavirus safety protocols.

To support Army Families during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, the Fort Campbell Child Nutrition Program is offering free grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals for children up to the age of 18.

Soldiers with the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program and even retirees have joined the volunteer force to help keep distribution sites running.

Specialist Matthew Dove, vice president of the Fort Campbell BOSS program, helps package free grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals for children ages 18 and younger, April 16, at Barsanti Elementary School. The free food distribution is part of the Fort Campbell Child Nutrition Program. (Emily LaForme, Fort Campbell Courier)

Specialist Matthew Dove, vice president of the Fort Campbell BOSS program, helps package free grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals for children ages 18 and younger, April 16, at Barsanti Elementary School. The free food distribution is part of the Fort Campbell Child Nutrition Program. (Emily LaForme, Fort Campbell Courier)

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5th Special Forces Group partner with 101st Airborne Division Soldiers for raid, reconnaissance exercise

 

5th Special Forces GroupFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers and Green Berets erupted from dense forest under the cover of night and fought shoulder-to-shoulder through controlled chaos, exhaustion and enemy forces in the training area on post Friday, August 16th, 2019.

Soldiers of C Troop, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, had the rare chance to hone their combat skills alongside 11 team members from 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), during a two-week training exercise dubbed Apache Scorpion.

“Our goal was to do a week of SOP (standard operating procedure) development, do small unit tactics and then take them through a planning process into operation,” said a Green Beret with 5th SFG(A). “We sought out a partner force and found it in 1-75 (CAV).”

Spc. Jamie McFerren, M249 SAW gunner, C Troop, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, provides security during training exercise alongside Green Berets from 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Friday, August 16, 2019, at Fort Campbell. “Being able to be taught by Special Forces, how they do things, how they do it successfully and us being able to transfer that onto the battlefield is pretty great,” said McFerren. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. William Howard)

Spc. Jamie McFerren, M249 SAW gunner, C Troop, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, provides security during training exercise alongside Green Berets from 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Friday, August 16, 2019, at Fort Campbell. “Being able to be taught by Special Forces, how they do things, how they do it successfully and us being able to transfer that onto the battlefield is pretty great,” said McFerren. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. William Howard)

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101st Airborne Soldiers, Special Marine Ground Task Force advise Iraqi security forces in push towards Mosul

 

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

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionQayyarah West, Iraq – The United States Marine Corps and the U.S. Army are partnering to enhance the readiness of Iraqi security forces as they move towards the critical city of Mosul.

The Marines, from 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command, and Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), are leveraging their previous experiences to aid the ISF as part of the Coalition’s mission to provide advice and assistance.

“These men [the ISF] are going to win,” said Marine Maj. Ryan Hunt, the team’s officer in charge. “They’re a very adaptive organization. They’ve had multiple successes since we’ve arrived that we’re very excited about.”

U.S Army 1st Lt. Patrick Abele, left, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Strike, and U.S. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Travis Madden , right, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command, monitor the status of a joint United States Army and United States Marine Corps readiness drill, Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, Nov. 17 2016. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

U.S Army 1st Lt. Patrick Abele, left, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Strike, and U.S. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Travis Madden , right, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command, monitor the status of a joint United States Army and United States Marine Corps readiness drill, Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, Nov. 17 2016. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

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101st Airborne Soldiers in Iraq find ways to keep up morale

 

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

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Erbil, Iraq – Throughout Iraq, U.S. Soldiers assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), “Task Force Strike,” are finding ways to stay mentally, physically, and spiritually resilient. They are deployed to the country in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and are now midway through their tour.

One common way Soldiers relieve stress is through physical activity. Once gym facilities were established at Camp Swift, unit leadership organized a workout competition event for Soldiers to test their physical fitness goals.

Soldiers with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Task Force Strike, enjoy a game of dominoes during down time Sept. 28, 2016, at Kara Soar Base, Iraq. As the deployment has gone on, Soldiers are staying resilient through a variety of different techniques – from games to physical fitness events. (1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

Soldiers with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Task Force Strike, enjoy a game of dominoes during down time Sept. 28, 2016, at Kara Soar Base, Iraq. As the deployment has gone on, Soldiers are staying resilient through a variety of different techniques – from games to physical fitness events. (1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

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Fort Campbell Cav Soldiers in Task Force Strike find ways to adapt, build morale

 

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

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

Iraq – At Kara Soar Base, Iraq, Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Strike have a critical mission: protecting the artillery pieces assisting Iraqi security forces in their fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant.

“We’re in charge of protecting this place,” said Sgt. Arturro Hernandez of Troop A, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment. “We secure the gun line and make sure those operations are without interruption. They’re a key element of helping the Iraqi security force operations clearing Da’esh out of the area.”

Sgt. Arturro Hernandez of Apache Troop, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Strike, looks through his binoculars during his guard shift June 18th, 2016, at Kara Soar Base, Iraq. Part of Troop A’s mission is protecting the artillery responsible for the fires at the Kara Soar Base. The fires at the Kara Soar Base serve two roles: force protection for Coalition and Iraqi security forces and fire in support of maneuver, enabling ISF to defeat Daesh. (1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

Sgt. Arturro Hernandez of Apache Troop, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Strike, looks through his binoculars during his guard shift June 18th, 2016, at Kara Soar Base, Iraq. Part of Troop A’s mission is protecting the artillery responsible for the fires at the Kara Soar Base. The fires at the Kara Soar Base serve two roles: force protection for Coalition and Iraqi security forces and fire in support of maneuver, enabling ISF to defeat Daesh. (1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

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Fort Campbell’s Task Force Strike Soldiers shine a guiding light in Iraq

 

Written by Major Ireka Sanders
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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

Kara Soar Base, Iraq – The Soldiers on the gun line were asleep when the radio crackled and came to life. Two familiar words followed.

“Fire Mission.”

They quickly put on their gear and raced to the M777 howitzer they manned day in and day out. It is always a race. It was their jobs to fire timely, precise munitions. They arrived to the gun to receive further orders.

U.S. Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 320 field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) fire an M777 howitzer from Kara Soar Base, Iraq, during a night operation in support of the Iraqi Army June 3, 2016. Fire missions are one way the Coalition enables the Iraqi Army to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Jaquan P. Turnbow)

U.S. Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 320 field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) fire an M777 howitzer from Kara Soar Base, Iraq, during a night operation in support of the Iraqi Army June 3, 2016. Fire missions are one way the Coalition enables the Iraqi Army to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Jaquan P. Turnbow)

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Fort Campbell Strike Soldiers conduct Walk and Shoot to prepare for Joint Readiness Training Center rotation

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Sierra Fown
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division conducted a brigade-wide walk and shoot exercise, July 20h-24th in the vicinity of observation post 13 here.

The exercise was conducted in conjunction with 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Division Artillery, 101st Airborne Division and was intended to prepare maneuver units to integrate fire support assets for future combat operations.

A Soldier with 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, fires a squad automatic weapon during the Strike Brigade’s walk and shoot here, July 23, 2015. The walk and shoot was a month long training event that took place in order to prepare the brigade for its’ upcoming Joint Readiness Training Center rotation. (Staff Sgt. Sierra A. Fown, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

A Soldier with 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, fires a squad automatic weapon during the Strike Brigade’s walk and shoot here, July 23, 2015. The walk and shoot was a month long training event that took place in order to prepare the brigade for its’ upcoming Joint Readiness Training Center rotation. (Staff Sgt. Sierra A. Fown, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike” holds Change of Command Ceremony at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Sierra Fown
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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

Fort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division held a change of command ceremony here Friday for the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, during which outgoing commander, Col. Peter N. Benchoff, relinquished command to the incoming commander, Col. Brett G. Sylvia.

Strike’s change of command ceremony was the culminating event in a series of change of command ceremonies within the brigade. Several of the brigade’s battalions, including 1st Squadron of the 75th Cavalry Regiment, 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Battalion of the 320th Field Artillery Regiment and 1st Battalion of the 502nd Infantry Regiment all held ceremonies to mark the passing of command.

Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division passes the Strike colors to Col. Brett G. Sylvia during 2nd Brigade Combat Team’s change of command ceremony here, June 26, 2015. The passing of the guidon signifies Sylvia’s official assumption of command. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division passes the Strike colors to Col. Brett G. Sylvia during 2nd Brigade Combat Team’s change of command ceremony here, June 26, 2015. The passing of the guidon signifies Sylvia’s official assumption of command. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s Strike Troop Reaches Gold Status, Apache Troops Earns Gold Air Assault Excellence Streamer

 

Written by Sgt. Joe Padula
2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, 101st Airborne Division

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

Fort Campbell, KY – “Troop, attention!” was the loud order given during a rare ceremony not seen by a Screaming Eagle formation on record. Two words were screamed back in unison, “Strike Cav!” as a proud squadron of Strike Soldiers went to the position of attention and watched 101st Airborne Division history unfold before them.

Troop A, also known as Apache Troop, is part of the 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and was awarded the Gold Air Assault Excellence Streamer during a ceremony held at Fort Campbell’s Strike Field, April 16th. The streamer signifies the troop is now at or above 90 percent Air Assault qualified.

Command Sgt. Maj. Brandon Haywood, command sergeant major of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (left), and 101st Airborne Division Senior Acting Commander, Brig. Gen. Mark Stammer, add the coveted Gold Air Assault Excellence Streamer to the Apache Troop, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) guidon during a special ceremony conducted at Strike Field Tuesday. (Photo by Master Sgt. Pete Mayes, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs Office)

Command Sgt. Maj. Brandon Haywood, command sergeant major of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (left), and 101st Airborne Division Senior Acting Commander, Brig. Gen. Mark Stammer, add the coveted Gold Air Assault Excellence Streamer to the Apache Troop, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) guidon during a special ceremony conducted at Strike Field Tuesday. (Photo by Master Sgt. Pete Mayes, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs Office)

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Fort Campbell Welcomed Home 65 “Strike” Soldiers on Saturday

 

Fort Campbell, KYFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeOn Saturday, February 9th, 2013 65 soldiers from 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike,” returned home to Fort Campbell, Kentucky the home of the 101st Airborne Division (air assault). These soldiers were returning from a nine-month deployment to RC-East in Afghanistan, where they continued the process of training and mentoring the Afghan National Security Forces and the Afghan National Police in preparation for their assumption of responsibility for the Afghan people security in that region.

“For the past 9 months. The Strike advisory teams have been deployed to Eastern Afghanistan, where they were put in charge of transferring combat power over to the Afghan National Security Forces, like the Afghan Army and the Afghan National Police. What that really means in layman terms is that our leaders from Strike were hand-picked to be sent over to help of our Afghan brothers by providing training and mentoring the leadership over there,” said Sgt. Joe Padula, the 2nd Brigade Combat Team’s Public Affairs Officer. “They’ve done an outstanding job!” He said.

The returning soldiers disembark from the aircraft and head past their families to the hanger

The returning soldiers disembark from the aircraft and head past their families to the hanger

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