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Soldiers receive Non-Standard Logistics training at Fort Campbell

 

5th Special Forces GroupFort Campbell, KY – The mission to subtly deliver crucial supplies to soldiers operating in enemy territory just got a bit easier for U.S. Army logistics operators at Fort Campbell.

Twenty-five Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, and 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), gathered September 9th-13th, for a Non-standard Logistics Course hosted by a team of industry experts from Diversified Logistics Solutions out of Southern Pines, North Carolina.

Non-standard logistics are typically conducted during unconventional warfare operations behind enemy lines, where even the slightest U.S. signature in a denied area can compromise the overall mission.

Soldier assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), looks into the cockpit of an aircraft during the Nonstandard Logistics Course on Fort Campbell, KY, Sept. 12, 2019. 25 Soldiers participated in the course to increase their knowledge in unconventional techniques when dealing with wartime logistical solutions. (U.S. Army photo by PFC Benjamin Martinez)

Soldier assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), looks into the cockpit of an aircraft during the Nonstandard Logistics Course on Fort Campbell, KY, Sept. 12, 2019. 25 Soldiers participated in the course to increase their knowledge in unconventional techniques when dealing with wartime logistical solutions. (U.S. Army photo by PFC Benjamin Martinez)

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101st Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers preserve history by repairing Historic Glider

 

Written by Sgt. Marcus Floyd
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Over the past year, the Don F. Pratt Museum staff worked tirelessly to renovate the museum and prepare it for its reopening.

During the renovation, the World War II-era glider that serves as the centerpiece of the museum was damaged by a unit mascot.

Despite this minor setback, Staff Sgt. Ian Thompson, the safety officer for the 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, and a team of seven Soldiers repaired the glider in time for the museum’s reopening.

Soldiers with B. Company, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade repair a damaged World War II era-glider wing November 20, 2017 at Fort Campbell, Ky. As one of the few remaining World War II-era gliders in the world, many Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) used gliders. (Staff Sgt. Ian Thompson, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

Soldiers with B. Company, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade repair a damaged World War II era-glider wing November 20, 2017 at Fort Campbell, Ky. As one of the few remaining World War II-era gliders in the world, many Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) used gliders. (Staff Sgt. Ian Thompson, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

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101st Combat Aviation Brigade receives visit from Murray Kentucky City Officials

 

Written by Sgt. Marcus Floyd
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Active-duty Soldiers have more than 150 different career paths to choose from when they join the Army, and although everyone’s time in service will differ from one, there is one thing Soldiers have in common.

“Every single one of us in the military is going to take off the uniform one day,” said Lt. Col. Kenrick Smith, the deputy commander of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, from Las Vegas, Nevada.

A group of community leaders from the city of Murray, Ky., visit a supply support activity warehouse assigned to the 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) August 9, 2017 at Fort Campbell, Ky. The group visited the facility to gain a better understanding of what Soldiers do on a day-to-day basis. (Sgt. Marcus Floyd, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

A group of community leaders from the city of Murray, Ky., visit a supply support activity warehouse assigned to the 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) August 9, 2017 at Fort Campbell, Ky. The group visited the facility to gain a better understanding of what Soldiers do on a day-to-day basis. (Sgt. Marcus Floyd, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

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101st Combat Aviation Brigade soldiers visit Hopkinsville Wal-Mart Distribution Center

 

Written by Sgt. Marcus Floyd
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Hopkinsville, KY – Soldiers assigned to A Company, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, recently visited the Hopkinsville Wal-Mart Distribution Center.

A group of 26 Soldiers maintain a supply support activity warehouse where they organize and distribute, supplies, fuel, machinery and various other mission essential equipment to the many units within the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade.

Soldiers assigned to A Company, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, recently participate in a guided tour of the Hopkinsville, Kentucky Wal-Mart Distribution Center. The Soldiers visited the distribution center to gain a better understanding of how a large-scale distribution network operates, and how it compared to their day-to-day operations in the military. (Sgt. Marcus Floyd, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

Soldiers assigned to A Company, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, recently participate in a guided tour of the Hopkinsville, Kentucky Wal-Mart Distribution Center. (Sgt. Marcus Floyd, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

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101st Wings of Destiny Soldiers balance maintenance and restoring history at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Airframe structural repair specialists from Company B, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, have been restoring ailerons for a display airplane at the company’s hangar, here, for more than a month.

Ailerons are control surfaces that are attached by hinges to the trailing edge of an airplane’s wings and are used to maintain side-to-side stability during flight. On this aircraft, the ailerons are nearly as long as the wings.

Pfc. Jacob Capps, an airframe structural repair specialist with Company B, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, drills to enlarge holes in the metal of an aileron of a C-47 Skytrain, here, May 18, 2015. Sheet metal will replace canvas, and drilling the holes ensure that the replacement rivets will fit properly when installed. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Pfc. Jacob Capps, an airframe structural repair specialist with Company B, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, drills to enlarge holes in the metal of an aileron of a C-47 Skytrain, here, May 18, 2015. Sheet metal will replace canvas, and drilling the holes ensure that the replacement rivets will fit properly when installed. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Soldier’s Daughter Helps People in Need

 

Written by Michele Vowell
Fort Campbell Courier

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – For Lilly Bradley, the thought of children not having presents to open on Christmas morning was a sad reality that she wanted to change for at least a few youngsters.

The 6-year-old daughter of Erin and Army Spc. Adam Bradley gave 100 underprivileged children across the globe a gift to open December 25th. Her father is assigned to 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division.

Lilly Bradley, 6, shows her mother where the top of her head reaches on a tower of Operation Christmas Child boxes stacked at the Liberty Chapel on Fort Campbell, Ky., Nov. 21, 2014. Lilly donated 100 boxes filled with school supplies and other gifts to ensure 100 less-fortunate children around the world have a present to open on Christmas morning. Lilly is the daughter of Erin and Army Spc. Adam Bradley, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. (Michele Vowell/ U.S. Army)

Lilly Bradley, 6, shows her mother where the top of her head reaches on a tower of Operation Christmas Child boxes stacked at the Liberty Chapel on Fort Campbell, Ky., Nov. 21, 2014. Lilly donated 100 boxes filled with school supplies and other gifts to ensure 100 less-fortunate children around the world have a present to open on Christmas morning. Lilly is the daughter of Erin and Army Spc. Adam Bradley, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. (Michele Vowell/ U.S. Army)

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1st Annual Big Ugly Autofest and Craftshow to be held at Clarksville Speedway, June 28th

 

Clarksville SpeedwayWings of DestinyClarksville, TN – On Saturday, June 28th, 2014 the 1st Annual Big Ugly Autofest and Craftshow will be held at the Clarksville Speedway by B Company “Big Ugly”, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division.

This big Car/Truck/Bike and craft show will take place from 10:00am until 6:00pm. The entry fee is $10.00.

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Fort Campbell’s Wings of Destiny celebrates Thanksgiving

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) held their Thanksgiving meal at the Son Cafe dining facility on Fort Campbell, KY, November 26th, 2013.

The meal included all of the traditional items and was served to the soldiers by commanders, senior officers and noncommissioned officers.

Soldiers from 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) get served lunch by brigade staff officers and noncommissioned officers during the 101st CAB Thanksgiving meal at the Son Cafe dining facility on Fort Campbell, Ky., Nov. 26, 2013. The tradition of senior leadership serving holiday meals to soldiers is a long-running tradition that is meant to foster esprit de corps. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

Soldiers from 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) get served lunch by brigade staff officers and noncommissioned officers during the 101st CAB Thanksgiving meal at the Son Cafe dining facility on Fort Campbell, Ky., Nov. 26, 2013. The tradition of senior leadership serving holiday meals to soldiers is a long-running tradition that is meant to foster esprit de corps. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell 96th Aviation Support Battalion Soldiers give an old bird a new mission

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

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

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from B Company, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), work to refurbish an AH-1F Cobra at Fort Campbell, KY.

The soldiers, OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter mechanics and OH-58D armament-electrician-and-avionics technician specialists, began the work of cleaning, repainting and reassembling the helicopter that is to go on display in front of the Don F. Pratt Museum at Fort Campbell. This helicopter will join many others on display across from the museum.

Spc. Abraham Feria, B Company, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), OH-58D electronics, avionics and armament technician, installs rivets into the undercarriage of an AH-1F Cobra helicopter in the final stages of restoration at Fort Campbell, Ky., Aug. 19, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

Spc. Abraham Feria, B Company, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), OH-58D electronics, avionics and armament technician, installs rivets into the undercarriage of an AH-1F Cobra helicopter in the final stages of restoration at Fort Campbell, Ky., Aug. 19, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

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101st Combat Aviation Brigade “Wings of Destiny” uncases Colors at Fort Campbell

 

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – During a short ceremony on Tuesday the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade uncase the colors signifying the completion of their return to Fort Campbell after a nine-month deployment in RC East and RC North in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 2012–13.

Brig. Gen. Mark R. Stammer, the Acting Senior Commander of Fort Campbell officiated the ceremony which was hosted by Col. Paul Bontrager, the commander of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade.

101st Combat Aviation Brigade Uncasing Ceremony at Fort Campbell

101st Combat Aviation Brigade Uncasing Ceremony at Fort Campbell

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