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101st Combat Aviation Wings of Destiny: Culminating leadership exercise builds team, unit pride

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Junior officers from 6th General Support Aviation Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, recently participated in a three-day culminating training exercise designed to certify leadership competencies, instill esprit de corps and a winning mindset.

Lieutenant Colonel James Yastrzemsky, commander of 6-101st GSAB, came up with the idea for the exercise as a way to develop his junior officers. Yastrzemsky said it parallels what the command team is doing at the division level.

Junior officers, company command teams, and primary staff from 6th General Support Aviation Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, gather for a photo with veterans, atop Currahee Mountain, near Toccoa, Georgia, the birthplace of the 101st, February, 7, 2018. (U.S. Army photo)

Junior officers, company command teams, and primary staff from 6th General Support Aviation Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, gather for a photo with veterans, atop Currahee Mountain, near Toccoa, Georgia, the birthplace of the 101st, February, 7, 2018. (U.S. Army photo)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Memorializes Five Service Members

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Tennessee Military Department Adjutant General, Major General Terry “Max” Haston paid tribute to five service members who gave the ultimate sacrifice during the state’s Memorial Day service.

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Clarksville resident honored onstage at Charlie Daniels’ Volunteer Jam in Nashville

 

Charlie Daniels' Volunteer Jam 2015Nashville, TN – On Wednesday night the sold-out crowd at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN was brought to a standing ovation when four war heroes were invited onstage and presented with Henry Military Service Tribute Rifles during the Charlie Daniels’ 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam.

Anthony Imperato, President of Henry Repeating Arms, gifted the rifles to thank the veterans for their heroic contributions to our country.

(L to R) Charlie Daniels, Ryan Weaver, Scott Schroeder, Jack Ten Napel, Sam Schoenheit, Anthony Imperato; President of Henry Repeating Arm.

(L to R) Charlie Daniels, Ryan Weaver, Scott Schroeder, Jack Ten Napel, Sam Schoenheit, Anthony Imperato; President of Henry Repeating Arm.

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Fort Campbell 101st Sustainment Brigade Soldiers remember the Vulcan Air Defense System

 

Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division101st Sustainment Brigade - Lifeliners

Fort Campbell, KY – Twenty one years ago, a platoon sergeant choose a single Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet from his platoon to fire a Vulcan air defense weapon system. Although the weapon system was on the verge of retirement from the Army, that old Vulcan had a lasting impact on the cadet.

Jared Galazin, the cadet, would go on to choose air defense artillery as one of his top three branches because of the time he spent on the gun. Now he is a lieutenant colonel and commander of the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

M167 Vulcan air defense weapon system.

M167 Vulcan air defense weapon system.

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Fort Campbell’s 159th Combat Aviation Brigade conducts Medevac training to help sharpen skills

 

Written by Capt. John Giaquinto
159th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

159th Combat Aviation BrigadeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Knox, KY – Whoop… whoop… whoop. To any person off the street the sound of helicopter blades would be heard as just noise, but to injured soldiers on the battlefield, that sound is one that brings hope. Medical evacuation operations are one of many key functions of an aviation unit.

The 7-101st General Support Aviation Battalion, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, KY, conducted this essential training on January 9th, 2013.

Soldiers from the 7-101st GSAB, 159th CAB, 101st Airborne Division and Airmen from 19th ASOS, Fort Campbell, KY, conduct joint Medevac training at Fort Knox, KY. This training served to sharpen the skills of the service members. (Photo by Capt. John Giaquinto)

Soldiers from the 7-101st GSAB, 159th CAB, 101st Airborne Division and Airmen from 19th ASOS, Fort Campbell, KY, conduct joint Medevac training at Fort Knox, KY. This training served to sharpen the skills of the service members. (Photo by Capt. John Giaquinto)

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101st Combat Aviation Brigade supports 82nd Airborne Division at Joint Readiness Training Center

 

Written by Sgt. Tracy Weeden
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionWings of Destiny

Fort Polk, LA – The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade’s Task Force Shadow from Fort Campbell, KY, is training for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan this month at the Joint Readiness Training Center here with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division ground forces.

Different elements from all units of the 101st CAB came together to train as a task force, combining attack, scout, medevac and other aviation assets to support 82nd Airborne infantry soldiers.

A flight medic of 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, lowers himself to the ground by a hoist mechanism installed on the UH-60A Black Hawk medevac helicopter to retrieve a medical patient of the 1st Battalion, 82nd Infantry Regiment, during a situational training exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, LA, Jan. 17th, 2012. The 101st CAB is training at JRTC throughout the month of January. (Photo by Sgt. Tracy Weeden)

A flight medic of 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, lowers himself to the ground by a hoist mechanism installed on the UH-60A Black Hawk medevac helicopter to retrieve a medical patient of the 1st Battalion, 82nd Infantry Regiment, during a situational training exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, LA, Jan. 17th, 2012. The 101st CAB is training at JRTC throughout the month of January. (Photo by Sgt. Tracy Weeden)

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Night Stalkers activate Black Hawk company

 

Last Chinook-only active Army unit welcomes MH-60s

Written by Kimberly Tiscione
160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

160th Soar - Night StalkersFort Campbell, KY – Black Hawk helicopters are expanding the 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) fleet.

Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 160th SOAR(A), was activated in a ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, September 9th. 

Maj. Keith Sandoval and 1st Sgt. Thomas Hale assumed command and responsibility, respectively, of the new formation. Their Soldiers were hand-picked from within Regiment for their airframe expertise.

Maj. Keith Sandoval (left), commander of C Company 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), and Lt. Col. Phil Ryan, commander of 2nd Battalion 160th SOAR (A), watch as the company colors are unfurled for the first time during an activation ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY., Sept. 12th, 2011. (160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment courtesy photo)

Maj. Keith Sandoval (left), commander of C Company 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), and Lt. Col. Phil Ryan, commander of 2nd Battalion 160th SOAR (A), watch as the company colors are unfurled for the first time during an activation ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY., Sept. 12th, 2011. (160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment courtesy photo)

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40 Soldiers Return Tuesday Night

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The second of two flights arrived at Campbell Army Airfield around 8:00pm Tuesday night bring home another 40 soldiers with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team. Just a short time after another amazing sun set on Campbell Army Airfield, the plane made it way to the tarmac.

As Chinook, Black Hawk and Scout helecopters flew above, Soldiers made their way toward Hanger 3 as they returned from a year long deployment to Afghanistan as a group of friends and family members gathered to welcome them home.

The Color Guard making their way to the plane for the disembarkment.

The Color Guard making their way to the plane for the disembarkment.

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