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B Company, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade prepares for Afghanistan deployment

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs Staff

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) has announced the upcoming 2020 deployment to Afghanistan of B Company, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

“The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade is proud to provide superior aviation support,” said Col. Matthew Weinshel, commander of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade. “Our Wings of Destiny Soldiers remain ready to accomplish any mission our nation asks of them. We look forward to building upon the success of the brigade and the 101st Airborne Division while working with our allies and partners.”

B Company “Pachyderms” will be attached to Task Force Ivy Eagle of 4th Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade, providing additional CH-47F Chinook aircraft and aircrews. 4th CAB will replace the 10th Mountain Division Combat Aviation Brigade as part of a regular rotation of forces to support the United States’ commitment to Operation Freedom Sentinel. (Capt. Adam OReilly, 101st Airborne Division)

B Company “Pachyderms” will be attached to Task Force Ivy Eagle of 4th Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade, providing additional CH-47F Chinook aircraft and aircrews. 4th CAB will replace the 10th Mountain Division Combat Aviation Brigade as part of a regular rotation of forces to support the United States’ commitment to Operation Freedom Sentinel. (Capt. Adam OReilly, 101st Airborne Division)

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101st Airborne Division announces Combat Aviation Brigade deployment to Europe

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs Staff

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) has announced the upcoming deployment of their Combat Aviation Brigade to Europe.

The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade will replace the 3rd Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade and will participate in Atlantic Resolve in support of the United States’ commitment to NATO allies and partners.

“Wings of Destiny is a unit of highly skilled combat aviators and expert support personnel,” said Col. Matthew Weinshel, commander of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade. “They are ready to defeat any adversary.”

The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade will replace the 3rd Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade and will participate in Atlantic Resolve in support of the United States’ commitment to NATO allies and partners. The 101st CAB will deploy and will operate UH-60 and HH-60 Black Hawks, CH-47 Chinooks, AH-64 Apaches, as well as support vehicles and additional equipment. (Capt. Adam OReilly, 101st Airborne Division)

The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade will replace the 3rd Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade and will participate in Atlantic Resolve in support of the United States’ commitment to NATO allies and partners. The 101st CAB will deploy and will operate UH-60 and HH-60 Black Hawks, CH-47 Chinooks, AH-64 Apaches, as well as support vehicles and additional equipment. (Capt. Adam OReilly, 101st Airborne Division)

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Senator Marsha Blackburn Votes to Fully Support U.S. Military

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Tuesday, December 17th, 2019, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a conferee for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, voted to fully support the United States Military. Senator Blackburn advocated for several provisions critical to groups in Tennessee that are included in defense spending for 2020.

“This defense spending legislation supports our key priorities of taking care of our troops and their families, rebuilding the military, and implementing the National Defense Strategy,” Senator Blackburn said.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Senator Marsha Blackburn Applauds Completion of NDAA Conference Report

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a conferee for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, on Wednesday, December 12th, 2019, applauded the completion of the defense spending conference report. Senator Blackburn advocated for several provisions critical to groups in Tennessee that are included in the NDAA.

“This NDAA funds our key priorities of implementing the National Defense Strategy, rebuilding the military, and taking care of our troops and their families. Tennessee is proud to be home to multiple military bases,” Senator Blackburn said.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn announces Increase to Heavy Lift Capacity at Fort Campbell

 

U.S. SenateNashville, TN – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) gave this statement following the announcement that the Army has decided to increase heavy lift capacity within the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell:

“What a win for Fort Campbell. This long-sought activation will bring 12 Chinooks and 200 military personnel to our state. Most importantly, it will increase the ability of the Screamin’ Eagles to ‘fight tonight’ in this new era of Great Power Competition. Tennessee is fortunate to have this great military installation in the Volunteer State!”

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: This Week From Washington – June 2nd, 2019

 

Introduced: The Accountability for Care of Unaccompanied Alien Children Act

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Things are heating up here in Washington! Keep reading for a look at what I’ve been up to as May draws to a close. 

The human trafficking situation on our southern border is heartbreaking, and we have a responsibility to ensure children traveling alone are placed with responsible adults who will keep them out of harm’s way.

My new bill will hold government agencies accountable by ensuring every decision made keeps the child’s best interests in mind.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Senator Marsha Blackburn, Armed Services Committee, Complete FY 2020 NDAA Markup

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and the Senate Armed Services Committee have completed the markup of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. Senator Blackburn advocated for several projects that are critical to groups in Tennessee.

“Tennessee is proud to be home to multiple military bases,” Senator Blackburn said. “The sacrifice our members of the military make in service to our country can never be repaid. It is essential that we provide our men and women in uniform with the support they need to protect the United States and to provide for their families. This bill seeks to meet that goal.”

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade “Red Knights” hone air assault artillery capabilities

 

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

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – As the battalion master gunner, it is Sgt. 1st Class Warren Jenkins’ duty to verify artillerymen from 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, are proficient in their artillery skills.

“As an artilleryman, it’s important for us to be able to support our maneuver brethren in the fight, wherever it may be,” Jenkins, said. “In order for us to provide timely, accurate, safe, fires, we have to go through a series of tables [performance tasks] to train up individually and collectively.”

The Red Knights battalion platoon-level artillery external evaluation, or Tables 11-12, is a twice-a-year exercise that concludes Friday. The training advances the battalion’s combat effectiveness and readiness.

Artillerymen from C Battery, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct a platoon-level external evaluation live-fire, Jan. 31, 2018, at a Fort Campbell, Kentucky, training area. This training is conducted twice a year and is part of progressive training evaluations which begin with individual testing, and continues through battalion-level. (Sgt. Sharifa Newton, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Artillerymen from C Battery, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct a platoon-level external evaluation live-fire, Jan. 31, 2018, at a Fort Campbell, Kentucky, training area. This training is conducted twice a year and is part of progressive training evaluations which begin with individual testing, and continues through battalion-level. (Sgt. Sharifa Newton, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers preserve history by repairing Historic Glider

 

Written by Sgt. Marcus Floyd
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

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.

Soldiers with B. Company, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade repair a damaged World War II era-glider wing November 20, 2017 at Fort Campbell, Ky. As one of the few remaining World War II-era gliders in the world, many Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) used gliders. (Staff Sgt. Ian Thompson, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

Soldiers with B. Company, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade repair a damaged World War II era-glider wing November 20, 2017 at Fort Campbell, Ky. As one of the few remaining World War II-era gliders in the world, many Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) used gliders. (Staff Sgt. Ian Thompson, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

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Fort Campbell Air Assault Artillery Training elevates skills for new Radar Operators

 

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

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The soldiers carefully climbed to the top of their tactical vehicle which they had earlier prepped to be slingloaded by a CH-47 Chinook helicopter. The rain and wind made the task a bit more challenging than usual. As the Chinook approached ever closer above the soldiers, who were now holding heavy chains with large rings to attach to the helicopter’s hooks, the rotor wash beat down 4on them violently.

Field Artillery radar operators from 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade “Red Knights”, put their air assault training to use, loading and rigging their equipment, and slingloading it via Chinook, January 22nd, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade "Red Knights", began moving artillery assets to the training area at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, January 22, 2018. The air assault training is the lead up to platoon level artillery live-fire evaluations over the next three weeks. Six artillery platoons from the Red Knights are slated to participate in the evaluation, which will validate the unit's readiness to fight. (Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade “Red Knights”, began moving artillery assets to the training area at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, January 22, 2018. The air assault training is the lead up to platoon level artillery live-fire evaluations over the next three weeks. Six artillery platoons from the Red Knights are slated to participate in the evaluation, which will validate the unit’s readiness to fight. (Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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