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Fort Campbell’s Sabalauski Air Assault School congratulates latest Graduates

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On April 4th, 2019, Fort Campbell’s newest Air Assault School graduates from The Sabalauski Air Assault School at Fort Campbell, KY congratulates Pvt. Tony Cateriano from 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment and Pvt. Christan Morales from 1-502nd Infantry Regiment “First Strike”, 2nd Brigade Combat Team for becoming the Honor Graduate and Ruck March Champion for class 17-19.

Pvt. Cateriano, 21, from Santa Barbara, CA, was the Distinguished Honor Graduate for his class. “There wasn’t anything that was too hard to deal with because we had the best instructors,” said Cateriano. “I knew what was going to happen and when it was going to happen. Team 3 was the best team!”

Pvt. Tony Cateriano (Left) from 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment and Pvt. Christan Morales (Right) from 1-502nd Infantry Regiment "First Strike", 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Campbell KY, hold up their awards. Cateriano was the Honor Graduate for class 17-19 and Morales was the Ruck March Champion for class 17-19, April 4th, 2019. (Sgt. Justin Navin, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

Pvt. Tony Cateriano (Left) from 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment and Pvt. Christan Morales (Right) from 1-502nd Infantry Regiment “First Strike”, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Campbell KY, hold up their awards. Cateriano was the Honor Graduate for class 17-19 and Morales was the Ruck March Champion for class 17-19, April 4th, 2019. (Sgt. Justin Navin, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – More than 100 Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will return to Fort Campbell from their deployment to Cameroon. The welcome home ceremony is slated for the afternoon of March 24th, 2019 at Fort Campbell’s Hangar 3.

These “First Strike” Soldiers made up the majority of Task Force Talon, who deployed to northern Cameroon from October 2018 through March 2019. During their deployment, the task force conducted security and infrastructure missions at Contingency Location Garoua, Cameroon, in order to provide force protection and enhance United States government strategic relationships, access and influence in the area.

Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” and 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), are greeted by family members during their welcome home ceremony, May 20th, 2013, at Fort Campbell, Ky. The Soldiers returned home after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, where they advised and assisted the Afghan National Security Forces to better enable them to take a lead role for their country in the future.

Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” and 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), are greeted by family members during their welcome home ceremony, May 20th, 2013, at Fort Campbell, Ky. The Soldiers returned home after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, where they advised and assisted the Afghan National Security Forces to better enable them to take a lead role for their country in the future.

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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’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike’s Operation: Talon Shock”

 

Written by Sgt. Joe Padula

2nd Brigade Combat Team PAO

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – While the deployed Strike Advisory teams of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), continue their overseas mission of transitioning the combat lead to the Afghanistan National Security Forces in Eastern Afghan, the Team Campbell Strike Soldiers continue to train and prepare for future operations within the gates of Fort Campbell, KY.

Most Recently, Strike’s 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, also known as First Strike and whose military call sign is Talon, brings deployed scenarios every week to its stateside units and calls the operations Talon Shock.

Soldiers and Leaders from the Strike Brigade staff, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), create a plan of attack prior to an air assault mission during an operation Talon Shock, July 12th held at Fort Campbell, KY. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

Soldiers and Leaders from the Strike Brigade staff, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), create a plan of attack prior to an air assault mission during an operation Talon Shock, July 12th held at Fort Campbell, KY. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

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First Strike Goes “Back to the Woods”

 

Written by Sgt. Joe Padula
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) PAO

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell, KY – Operation Enduring Freedom 10-11 ended for the men and women of 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in May of 2011. During their yearlong deployment, the battalion known as First Strike, defeated an insurgency, established a secure Zharay district and reconnected the local Afghans back to its government; they accomplished what couldn’t be done prior and returned home as heroes.

Since May, they have completed a full redeployment and began their reset phase of training. Soldiers moved to other units and bases, commanders handed over their reigns and First Strike reintegrated with a new look. Reset is over and now it is time to go back to the woods.

The First Strike mortar teams of 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fire for effect during team and squad live-fire exercises in Fort Campbell’s training area, Nov. 17th. The battalion trained in the field from Nov. 1st - Dec. 14th, calling it Back to the Woods. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

The First Strike mortar teams of 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fire for effect during team and squad live-fire exercises in Fort Campbell’s training area, Nov. 17th. The battalion trained in the field from Nov. 1st - Dec. 14th, calling it Back to the Woods. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

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First Strike / Strike Blitz, 2nd Brigade Combat Team Soldiers Train as Deployed

 

Written by Spc. Shawn Denham
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) PAO

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

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers train daily to meet the requirements of the Army standards and become familiarized with what maybe faced on deployments. The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), trains in a unique way, putting its units in a combat-like environment right here inside the gates of Fort Campbell and call the training ‘Strike Blitz.’

The Strike Soldiers of Company D, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, were the most recent Strike Blitz participant held deep into the training lands of Fort Campbell, from November 28th – December 2nd.

Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) pull security during a patrol to a key leadership engagement in Afghanistan, Dec. 30th, 2010. Strike Brigade trains its battalions to conduct these patrols during its Strike Blitz scenarios. (U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Shawn Denham, PAO, 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div.)

Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) pull security during a patrol to a key leadership engagement in Afghanistan, Dec. 30th, 2010. Strike Brigade trains its battalions to conduct these patrols during its Strike Blitz scenarios. (U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Shawn Denham, PAO, 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div.)

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