Topic: Air Assault
Fort Campbell, KY – The 40th Public Affairs Detachment would like to introduce Sgt. Gregory Booker, an Air Assault Instructor on Team One at The Sabalauski Air Assault School, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY, a native of Greensboro, Alabama, for this edition of #SoldierSpotlight.
As an Air Assault Instructor, Booker teaches air assault candidates how to safely and effectively perform Air Assault operations while simultaneously pushing them to their limit, allowing them to leave Air Assault School stronger and more prepared to conduct Air Assault anywhere, anytime.
2nd Brigade Combat Team leaders with the 101st Airborne Division conduct Multinational Air Assault Planning Exercise
Yavoriv, Ukraine – Leaders of Task Force Carentan, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) conducted a joint scenario demonstration of air assault operations with international counterparts here, June 20th.
Task Force Carentan leaders deployed to Yavoriv, Ukraine discussed air assault pickup-zone operations with Soldiers from the 95th Air Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The 95th AASLT BDE is in their third week of training at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center.
Fort Campbell, KY – Media members and the public are invited to the Fort Campbell Gander Memorial annual remembrance ceremony, December 12th, 2018 at Fort Campbell. This will be the final ceremony at the memorial’s current site before it is moved to a new location on the installation.
The site, consisting of a monument and 256 Canadian Sugar Maple trees, was built as a living memorial to the 248 Soldiers and eight crew members who lost their lives when Arrow Air Flight 1285 crashed in Gander, Newfoundland shortly after takeoff on the morning of December 12th, 1985.
Written by Maj. Nayari Cameron, Test Officer
Fort Campbell, KY – Two units of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) are testing an upgrade to the Spider munition system here, used to defend perimeters and support offensive ambushes and situational obstacles.
Soldiers with the 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion and 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division are employing the Spider Increment 1A networked munition system along with testers of the U.S. Army Operational Test Command (USAOTC), based at West Fort Hood, Texas.
Written by Pfc. Beverly Mejia
Fort Campbell, KY – The Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper shared his recently published Army Vision with Soldiers, leaders, Families and civilians of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell, Tuesday during a visit to the post.
“The Army Vision speaks about where we want to be in the year 2028 and within that it outlines manning, training, equipping and leading,” Esper said.
As secretary of the Army, Esper has constitutional responsibility of all aspects in relation to the U.S. Army, to include organization, recruiting, equipping, training and supervision of more than 1.4 million active duty, Reserve and National Guard Soldiers, as well as Army civilians and their Families.
Written by Sgt. Marcus Floyd
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.
Written by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen
Fort Campbell, KY – Members of the Business Executives for National Security visited Fort Campbell, March 7th, 2018 for a tour of the installation and to gain a better understanding of the unique capabilities the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) provides to the U.S. Army.
During their visit, BENS members received an aerial tour of the installation and had the opportunity to visit The Sabalauski Air Assault School, which provided an overview of the division’s air assault capabilities.
“An Air Assault operation is a complex, combined arms operation requiring absolute precision in a three dimensional framework,” said Major General Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division commander. “The division wide focus and dedicated training of the world’s only Air Assault division ensures this operation can be conducted in any environment. When executed correctly, it puts our nation’s foes in an untenable position.”
Fort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) invited prominent city officials and key leaders from Kentucky and Tennessee to participate in a tandem jump with the U.S. Army’s Golden Knights Parachute Team at Clarksville Regional Airport’s Outlaw Field, March 2nd-3rd.
Hosted by the U.S. Army Marketing and Engagement Brigade, in conjunction with U.S. Army Recruiting Command, the skydiving event is one of several showcased annually across the nation as part of the Total Army Recruitment Effort.
The Golden Knights, who serve as Army ambassadors, jump to increase Army awareness to the American public while bolstering relationships within the communities.
Written by Sgt. Marcus Floyd
Fort Campbell, KY – Food service specialists with E. Company, 6th General Support Aviation Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) competed in the final round of the 50th Annual Phillip A. Connelly Competition February 28th, 2018 at Fort Campbell, KY.
The Soldiers from the Son Cafe dining facility are one of four teams competing at the Department of the Army level-active army field units category.
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
Fort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), the first unit to receive the Army’s new Modular Handgun System, began fielding the M17 and M18 pistols, November 28th, 2017.
“This is another 101st first,” said Maj. Gen. Andrew P. Poppas, 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) commander. “Our 75-year legacy is full of landmark moments like this.”
Poppas, along with Command Sgt. Maj. Todd W. Sims, 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) senior enlisted leader, Brig. Gen. John W. Brennan, 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) deputy commanding general for operations, Brig. Gen. K. Todd Royar, 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) deputy commanding general for support and 25 Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, fired the M17 at the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) indoor range after receiving preliminary marksmanship instruction the day prior.
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