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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital names Non-Commissioned Officer, Soldier of the Year

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) recognized its top Non-Commissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year during an award ceremony at the hospital, Thursday, January 17th, 2019.

Staff Sgt. Robert Baker, assigned to the Department of Nursing as the Mother Baby Unit NCO in charge, and Spc. Robbie Brockman, also assigned to the Department of Nursing, Mother Baby Unit, were named NCO and Soldier of the Year, respectively. NCO of the Year is awarded to a Soldier in paygrade E-5 and above and Soldier of the Year is awarded to a Soldier in paygrade E-4 and below.

Spc. Robbie Brockman, a practical nursing specialist assigned to the hospital's Mother Baby Unit, and Staff Sgt. Robert Baker, a combat medic specialist serving as the non-commissioned officer in charge of BACH's Mother Baby Unit, were named Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Soldier and NCO of the Year at an award ceremony Jan. 17. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Spc. Robbie Brockman, a practical nursing specialist assigned to the hospital’s Mother Baby Unit, and Staff Sgt. Robert Baker, a combat medic specialist serving as the non-commissioned officer in charge of BACH’s Mother Baby Unit, were named Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Soldier and NCO of the Year at an award ceremony Jan. 17. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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101st Airborne Division Lifeliner Soldiers Demonstrate Character, Presence and Intellect in New Junior Leadership Course

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne

101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

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

Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – In the fading light, nine 101st Airborne Division Task Force Lifeliner Soldiers took turns conducting the Soldier’s Manual of Common Tasks challenge in the concrete square of the “Eagle’s Nest,” on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, September 27th, 2018.

There were three stations, one station per task, to include: maintain an M16- series rifle carbine /M4 series rifle carbine, determine the grid coordinates of a point on a military map, and evaluate a casualty (tactical combat casualty care).

Sergeant Crystal Falcon (left), the support operations transportation contracting officer representative for the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, speaks to her audience, instructing them on the proper way to determine the grid coordinates of a point on a military map, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 27, 2018. (SSG Caitlyn Byrne, 101st Sustainment Brigade PAO)

Sergeant Crystal Falcon (left), the support operations transportation contracting officer representative for the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, speaks to her audience, instructing them on the proper way to determine the grid coordinates of a point on a military map, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 27, 2018. (SSG Caitlyn Byrne, 101st Sustainment Brigade PAO)

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101st Division Artillery Soldiers conduct Expert Field Medical Badge land navigation training

 

Written by Pfc. Beverly Mejia
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Combat medics from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery and 1-320th Field Artillery, 101st Division Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), trained on land navigation operations in the wood-lines of Fort Campbell, KY, May 8th, 2018.

The medics conducted this training to gain proficiency in land navigational operations as preparation for their upcoming Expert Field Medical Badge competition.

“The Soldiers conducted their land navigation portion today.” said Sgt. Juan Cosme, a combat medic specialist with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 101st DIVARTY, 101st Airborne Division.

Combat medics from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery and 1-320th Field Artillery, 101st Division Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) prepare themselves to embark on a three-hour, five-point land navigation training, May 8th, 2018, Fort Campbell, KY. (Pfc. Beverly Roxane Mejia, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Combat medics from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery and 1-320th Field Artillery, 101st Division Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) prepare themselves to embark on a three-hour, five-point land navigation training, May 8th, 2018, Fort Campbell, KY. (Pfc. Beverly Roxane Mejia, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division Band member Ruben Salinas named 2017 Army Soldier-Musician of the Year

 

Written by Michele Vowell
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Specialist Ruben Salinas is the 2017 Army Soldier-Musician of the Year.

A saxophone player in the 101st Airborne Division Band, Salinas was selected for the award by Col. Neal F. McIntyre, Chief of Army Music, from Soldiers in 29 active duty bands.

“It’s a great honor,” Salinas said. “It’s a little bit surreal. To be recognized at that level is really quite something.”

Each Army band is allowed to nominate one Soldier from its unit. Salinas was nominated based on the total Soldier concept, devotion to duty and his accomplishments during the past year, said 1st Sgt. Jeffrey J. Dudzienski, 101st Abn. Div. Band first sergeant.

Salinas is the second 101st Abn. Div. Band member to receive this award. The first was newly-promoted Sgt. James Liverman in 2010. Liverman was a principal trumpeter in the 101st’s Brass Quintet.

Specialist Ruben Salinas practices playing his saxophone at the 101st Airborne Division Band Hall on 34th Street April 24, 2017. Salinas was named the 2017 Army Soldier-Musician of the Year. He is the second 101st Band member to receive the honor. (Michele Vowell, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

Specialist Ruben Salinas practices playing his saxophone at the 101st Airborne Division Band Hall on 34th Street April 24, 2017. Salinas was named the 2017 Army Soldier-Musician of the Year. He is the second 101st Band member to receive the honor. (Michele Vowell, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

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U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Soldiers visit Lifeliners at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public

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

Fort Campbell, KY – Music filled the multipurpose room of Shaw Physical Fitness Center, here, as Soldiers dripping with sweat conducted warm-up exercises before their training with the Soldiers of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program.

The WCAP selects distinguished Soldier athletes across the entire Army and provides them the opportunity to train and compete in national and international competitions that lead into the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Sgt. Whitney Conder and Sgt. Spenser Mango, both wrestlers with the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, demonstrate take down techniques to Soldiers of 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., Nov. 15, 2016 at Shaw Physical Fitness Center on Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Sgt. Whitney Conder and Sgt. Spenser Mango, both wrestlers with the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, demonstrate take down techniques to Soldiers of 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., Nov. 15, 2016 at Shaw Physical Fitness Center on Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Lifeliners welcome new Noncommissioned Officers

 

Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public

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

Fort Campbell, KY – Every quarter, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” 101st Abn. Div. (Air Assault) initiates its newest noncommissioned officers into the NCO corps with an induction ceremony.

Twenty-one Lifeliners walked under an archway which read “NCOs Lead the Way,” symbolizing their rite of passage into the NCO corps August 11th, at the Dale Wayrynen Community Recreation Center, here.

Among those NCOs was Sgt. Valerie Breton, a utilities equipment repairer with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde.

Sgt. Tevyn Waters, a motor transport operator with 74th Transportation Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div. (Air Assault), stands in front of his peers as he leads the Noncommissioned Officer Creed during the NCO Induction Ceremony at the Dale Wayrynen Recreation Center, Aug. 11, 2016. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield)

Sgt. Tevyn Waters, a motor transport operator with 74th Transportation Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div. (Air Assault), stands in front of his peers as he leads the Noncommissioned Officer Creed during the NCO Induction Ceremony at the Dale Wayrynen Recreation Center, Aug. 11, 2016. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield)

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101st Airborne Soldiers graduate Master Fitness Trainer Course at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. William White
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Master Fitness Trainer Course is sweeping the Army, bringing sports nutrition and researched-backed exercise science down to the squad level by informing senior squad members.

On January 20th, 2016, MFT instructors from the U.S. Army Physical Fitness School in Fort Jackson, SC, dispatched to Fort Campbell, KY, to bring the science of physical training to officers and noncommissioned officers the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

“We say it all the time: PT is not the most important thing we do as a Soldier, but it’s the most important thing we do every day” said Staff Sgt. John Wood, a Master Fitness Trainer instructor with U.S. Army Physical Fitness School.

Sgt. 1st Class Liela Cowhig, a senior instructor for the Master Fitness Training Course, demonstrates how to position a Soldier before lifting him during an MFTC at Fort Campbell, Ky., Jan. 26, 2016. Cowhig and the other MFTC instructors spent two weeks at Fort Campbell teaching 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldiers about nutrition and exercise science. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Sgt. 1st Class Liela Cowhig, a senior instructor for the Master Fitness Training Course, demonstrates how to position a Soldier before lifting him during an MFTC at Fort Campbell, Ky., Jan. 26, 2016. Cowhig and the other MFTC instructors spent two weeks at Fort Campbell teaching 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldiers about nutrition and exercise science. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division’s ’First Strike’ holds Best Medic Competition

 

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 medical military occupational specialties are some of the most arduous fields in the Army. In addition, they carry the most weight. If something goes awry, there is a lot at stake: potentially, the loss of life.

Leaders with the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), understand this level of liability and the amount of stress that accompanies it. Strike combat medics often work side-by-side with infantrymen and other combat maneuver units to ensure their safety through countless training exercises, field rotations and deployments.

Sgt. Ethan Lambert and Spc. David Hull, combat medics, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, Strike, evaluate a casualty during the battalion’s best medic competition at Fort Campbell, Ky., Jan. 14, 2016. The two “First Strike” Soldiers were the winners of the competition. (Staff Sgt. Sierra A. Fown, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Sgt. Ethan Lambert and Spc. David Hull, combat medics, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, Strike, evaluate a casualty during the battalion’s best medic competition at Fort Campbell, Ky., Jan. 14, 2016. The two “First Strike” Soldiers were the winners of the competition. (Staff Sgt. Sierra A. Fown, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Soldiers complete Expert Infantryman Badge qualifications

 

Written by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – On February 2nd, more than 900 Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Brigade Combat Team and units across Fort Campbell stepped onto Johnson Field at 4:00am to take a physical fitness test, after spending weeks training and preparing for this day, to begin day one of their expert infantryman badge qualifications.

That day more than half of the Soldiers failed to meet the EIB standards to pass the physical fitness test or the day and night land navigation portion. In the following four days, Soldiers were tested on basic infantryman tasks ranging from the proper way to throw a grenade to putting together an M4 rifle.

Pfc. Nicholas Vaughan, Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) performs a functions check on an M4 after performing remedial action during the red lane portion of the expert infantryman badge qualifications Tuesday, Feb. 3. Vaughan received a go at this station, performing the proper measures in 17 seconds. Soldiers are permitted 30 seconds. (Sgt. Samantha Parks, 1st Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

Pfc. Nicholas Vaughan, Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) performs a functions check on an M4 after performing remedial action during the red lane portion of the expert infantryman badge qualifications Tuesday, Feb. 3. Vaughan received a go at this station, performing the proper measures in 17 seconds. Soldiers are permitted 30 seconds. (Sgt. Samantha Parks, 1st Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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Deployed Fort Campbell Rakkasan troops compete for Soldier/NCO of the Year in eastern Afghanistan

 

Written by Capt. Charles Emmons
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Jalalabad, Afghanistan – Junior Soldiers and noncommissioned officers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, competed at Operational Base Fenty, September 5th, 2015, for the title of Train, Advise, Assist, Command-East’s Soldier and NCO of the Year.

A total of six Soldiers, who previously qualified through a quarterly competition, participated in several activities. After the completion of the events, Sgt. Alexandro Garcia and Spc. Steven Byone were declared the winners.

Sgt. Alexandro Garcia, 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division, fires his M4 rifle during a stress shoot as part of the Train, Advise, Assist, Command-East Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition in eastern Afghanistan, Aug. 5, 2015. (Capt. Charles Emmons, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

Sgt. Alexandro Garcia, 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division, fires his M4 rifle during a stress shoot as part of the Train, Advise, Assist, Command-East Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition in eastern Afghanistan, Aug. 5, 2015. (Capt. Charles Emmons, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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