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101st Airborne’s 510th Military Police Detachment Continues to Support Operations Overseas

 

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Fort Campbell, KY – The 510th Military Police Detachment, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division provides continuous service to the community and the nation for training and fielding Military Working Dogs (MWDs). From providing unique patrol, explosives and narcotic detection capabilities through law enforcement on Fort Campbell, Kentucky to deploying into combat zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan, the 510th Military Police Detachment is staying busy.

Sergeant Megan Hurley and Military Working Dog Bill from the 510th Military Police Detachment (MWD), 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, prepare to fast rope out of a UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter during pre-deployment training. (1st Lt. M. Austin Giles, 510th Military Police Detachment (MWD), 716th Military Police Battalion)

Sergeant Megan Hurley and Military Working Dog Bill from the 510th Military Police Detachment (MWD), 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, prepare to fast rope out of a UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter during pre-deployment training. (1st Lt. M. Austin Giles, 510th Military Police Detachment (MWD), 716th Military Police Battalion)

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101st Airborne Division, Iowa Red Bulls Strengthen Relationship

 

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Fort Campbell, KY – Iowa National Guard (IANG) Soldiers with the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (2nd IBCT), 34th Infantry Division, were assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (101st ABN) for Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan from 2010-2011.

Now, ten years after that deployment, which was the largest mobilization of the IANG since World War II, the National Guard and active duty units continue to strengthen their working relationship.

Iowa National Guard and 101st Airborne Division engineer Soldiers shield themselves as they conduct a live urban breach during an eXportable Combat Training Capability rotation at Camp Ripley, Minn., on July 15, 2019. (Sgt. Tawny Schmit)

Iowa National Guard and 101st Airborne Division engineer Soldiers shield themselves as they conduct a live urban breach during an eXportable Combat Training Capability rotation at Camp Ripley, Minn., on July 15, 2019. (Sgt. Tawny Schmit)

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers deployed overseas Observe Memorial Day

 

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Yavoriv, Ukraine – Soldiers of Task Force Carentan, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) observed Memorial Day at the Joint Multinational Training Group – Ukraine here, May 27th, 2019.

Task Force Carentan Soldiers deployed to Yavoriv, Ukraine took time to honor the memory of their predecessors who died in service to the United States.

Soldiers began the day with a physical training event in remembrance of Lt. Michael Murphy, a United States Navy SEAL killed in action on June 28th, 2005 in Kunar province, Afghanistan.

Yavoriv, Ukraine – Soldiers of Task Force Carentan, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) observed Memorial Day at the Joint Multinational Training Group – Ukraine here, May 27th, 2019. (1st Lt. William Trout)

Yavoriv, Ukraine – Soldiers of Task Force Carentan, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) observed Memorial Day at the Joint Multinational Training Group – Ukraine here, May 27th, 2019. (1st Lt. William Trout)

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101st Airborne Division Lifeliner Soldiers Prepare for Warfighter Exercise

 

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Fort Campbell, KY – On May 6th, 2019, as the sun rose above the field on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Lifeliner Soldiers of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), unloaded tents and equipment from their military vehicles, as part of a Tactical Operations Center Exercise to get ready for their upcoming Warfighter Exercise in the fall.

After returning from Afghanistan in March 2019, Lifeliner Soldiers were eager to get back to work and continue to maintain optimum readiness.

Capt. Andrew Paulin (left), company commander of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, ‘Angry Dogs’, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and 1st Sgt. Antodd Richards (right), first sergeant of HHC, discuss the location of where to set up the Tactical Operations Center Exercise for the upcoming week’s training exercise, May 6, 2019, on Fort Campbell, Ky. (Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Capt. Andrew Paulin (left), company commander of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, ‘Angry Dogs’, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and 1st Sgt. Antodd Richards (right), first sergeant of HHC, discuss the location of where to set up the Tactical Operations Center Exercise for the upcoming week’s training exercise, May 6, 2019, on Fort Campbell, Ky. (Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Transition from civilian to Army Nurse

 

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – National Nurses Week is a time for everyone to recognize the vast contributions and positive impact of more than four million registered nurses in the United States.

In 1993, National Nurses Week was established and is a time to celebrate and elevate the nursing profession. Each year, the celebration begins on May 6th, ending on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday.

Capt. Lisa Kasper, an Emergency Room Nurse assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), inserts an intravenous needle into a patient during a training exercise at Fort Campbell, KY, May 1st. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. John J. Moore)

Capt. Lisa Kasper, an Emergency Room Nurse assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), inserts an intravenous needle into a patient during a training exercise at Fort Campbell, KY, May 1st. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. John J. Moore)

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Small challenge: Breaking barriers for God and Country

 

Written by Gary Sheftick
Defense Media Activity – Army

U.S. ArmyFort Meade, MD – As the only woman to serve as an Army Special Forces chaplain, Capt. Delana Small said the key to success was just being herself.

“I never tried to act like a guy,” she said, explaining that Soldiers look for authenticity. “So I never tried to be anything other than myself.”

Between May 2015 and December 2017, she deployed with the 5th Special Forces Group to Turkey and Jordan.

The operations tempo was high and she admits that she worked hard to stay in shape like the green berets and keep competent in basic soldiering skills in order to maintain credibility, but said the operators always accepted her.

Special Forces Chaplain Capt. Delana Small in an OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopter shortly before the active component divested the airframe in 2017. (Gary Sheftick, Defense Media Activity - Army)

Special Forces Chaplain Capt. Delana Small in an OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopter shortly before the active component divested the airframe in 2017. (Gary Sheftick, Defense Media Activity – Army)

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101st Airborne Division to Say Goodbye to Top Senior Enlisted Leader Todd Sims

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The top senior enlisted leader of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims, will relinquish responsibility of the world’s only air assault division in a ceremony at Fort Campbell, March 20th at 10:00am.

Sims held the position as the division’s senior enlisted leader since April 2017. He will move on to become the senior enlisted leader for First Army, at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois.

During Sims tenure as “Eagle 7,” the 101st Airborne Division deployed Soldiers to combat, contingency and peacekeeping missions around the world, to include Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan, dozens of training and partnership missions on the African and European continents, and hurricane and disaster relief missions in Puerto Rico and the United States.

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Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers competing to join Team Army at 2019 Warrior Games

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Four Soldiers and one Veteran from Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion will compete in the Army Trials at Fort Bliss, Texas, March 6th to 16th, to earn a spot on Team Army for the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games later this year.

The DOD Warrior Games is an adaptive sports competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and Veterans. Both the Army Trials and Warrior Games provide an adaptive reconditioning outreach opportunity for the Soldiers to get involved in, outside of their routine adaptive reconditioning workouts while assigned to a WTB.

Master Sgt. Cinnamon Wright practices rowing at Shaw Gym Feb. 28. Wright is one of four Soldiers from Fort Campbell's Warrior Transition Battalion heading to the Army Trials at Fort Bliss, Texas, this week, to compete for a spot on Team Army in the 2019 Warrior Games later this year. Adaptive reconditioning activities including rowing are linked to a variety of benefits for Wounded Warriors, and assists in their overall rehabilitation and recovery. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Master Sgt. Cinnamon Wright practices rowing at Shaw Gym Feb. 28. Wright is one of four Soldiers from Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion heading to the Army Trials at Fort Bliss, Texas, this week, to compete for a spot on Team Army in the 2019 Warrior Games later this year. Adaptive reconditioning activities including rowing are linked to a variety of benefits for Wounded Warriors, and assists in their overall rehabilitation and recovery. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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101st Airborne Division, 52nd Ordnance Group Soldiers to return from Afghanistan

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division and the 52nd Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) will continue to return here through March, following a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

In total, more than 500 Soldiers with “Task Force Destiny,” 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, and “Task Force EOD,” 732nd Ordnance Company, 184th Ordnance Battalion, 52nd Ordnance Group, will return in two welcome home ceremonies, scheduled to occur March 5th and March 9th.

All times are subject to change.

Welcome Home Ceremonies to be held this month for 101st Airborne Division and the 52nd Ordnance Group soldiers. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan)

Welcome Home Ceremonies to be held this month for 101st Airborne Division and the 52nd Ordnance Group soldiers. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan)

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers to Return from Afghanistan

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division will continue to return here through February, following a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

More than 500 Soldiers with “Task Force Destiny,” 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, and “Task Force Lifeliners,” 101st Sustainment Brigade, will return in four welcome home ceremonies, scheduled to occur February 21st and February 28th, 2019.

During their deployment, the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade provided aviation support to U.S., coalition and Afghan forces throughout the Combined Joint Operations Area-Afghanistan.

101st Airborne Division soldiers return home this month from a nine month deployment to Afghanistan. (Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

101st Airborne Division soldiers return home this month from a nine month deployment to Afghanistan. (Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

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