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101st Airborne Division “Blue Spaders” in Ukraine for Rapid Trident 2019

 

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Yavoriv, Ukraine – Soldiers from Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) participated in multinational exercise Rapid Trident 2019 as a training audience at Combat Training Center – Yavoriv, September 16th-28th, 2019.

Rapid Trident is an annual multinational training exercise, planned and facilitated by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, designed to enhance joint, combined interoperability among allied and partner nations. Over 3700 Soldiers from 14 different countries took part in Rapid Trident 2019.

Soldiers assigned to Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment react to contact and prepare to clear a multistory building during a demonstration for distinguished visitors as part of Rapid Trident 2019 at Combat Training Center-Yavoriv, September 20th, 2019. (1st Lt. Lynn Chui, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

Soldiers assigned to Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment react to contact and prepare to clear a multistory building during a demonstration for distinguished visitors as part of Rapid Trident 2019 at Combat Training Center-Yavoriv, September 20th, 2019. (1st Lt. Lynn Chui, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers to return to Fort Campbell from Djibouti

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – More than 100 Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will return to Fort Campbell from their deployment to Djibouti. A welcome-home ceremony is scheduled for the afternoon of March 28th, 2019 at Fort Campbell’s Hangar 3.

These “Blue Spader” Soldiers were deployed to Djibouti from October 2018 through March 2019. There, the Soldiers made up elements of the East African Response Force. The EARF, under the command and control of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, provides a combat-ready rapid deployment capability to support crises operations in the U.S. Africa Command Area of Responsibility.

U.S. Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), assigned to the East Africa Response Force (EARF), deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, prepare to depart for Libreville, Gabon, at Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti, Jan. 2, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amy Picard)

U.S. Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), assigned to the East Africa Response Force (EARF), deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, prepare to depart for Libreville, Gabon, at Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti, Jan. 2, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amy Picard)

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