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Fort Campbell’s War Rakkasans train hard at Fort Knox cavalry grounds

 

Written by Sgt. Brian Smith-Dutton
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Knox, KY – The 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), traveled across Kentucky to train at Fort Knox’s cavalry grounds during a two week Field Training Exercise from October 28th to November 7th, 2013 to exercise their cavalry skills as a squadron.

“The purpose of this trip is to build on our core competency of providing reconnaissance expertise for the brigade,” said Lt. Col. Jason Curl, Commander of 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). “Fort Knox provides an unparalleled capability for both gunnery and mounted maneuver.”

Sgt. Kevin Veillette, a motor transport operator assigned to Troop D, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fires a M240B Machine Gun at a qualification range on Fort Knox, Ky., Nov. 3, 2013. (Sgt. Brian Smith-Dutton /U.S. Army)

Sgt. Kevin Veillette, a motor transport operator assigned to Troop D, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fires a M240B Machine Gun at a qualification range on Fort Knox, Ky., Nov. 3, 2013.he 1-33 Cavalry Regiment held their field training exercise at Fort Knox to utilize the ranges designed for cavalry units. (Sgt. Brian Smith-Dutton /U.S. Army)

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