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3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) to welcome New Commander, Thursday

 

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Fort Campbell, KY – On Thursday, August 22nd, 2019, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasan,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) soldiers will welcome a new commander at 9:00am.

Col. John Cogbill, who has commanded the unit for two years, will pass the brigade colors to Col. Brandon Teague in a ceremony on the division parade field at Fort Campbell.

Col. Brandon Teague

Col. Brandon Teague

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5th Special Forces Group partner with 101st Airborne Division Soldiers for raid, reconnaissance exercise

 

5th Special Forces GroupFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers and Green Berets erupted from dense forest under the cover of night and fought shoulder-to-shoulder through controlled chaos, exhaustion and enemy forces in the training area on post Friday, August 16th, 2019.

Soldiers of C Troop, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, had the rare chance to hone their combat skills alongside 11 team members from 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), during a two-week training exercise dubbed Apache Scorpion.

“Our goal was to do a week of SOP (standard operating procedure) development, do small unit tactics and then take them through a planning process into operation,” said a Green Beret with 5th SFG(A). “We sought out a partner force and found it in 1-75 (CAV).”

Spc. Jamie McFerren, M249 SAW gunner, C Troop, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, provides security during training exercise alongside Green Berets from 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Friday, August 16, 2019, at Fort Campbell. “Being able to be taught by Special Forces, how they do things, how they do it successfully and us being able to transfer that onto the battlefield is pretty great,” said McFerren. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. William Howard)

Spc. Jamie McFerren, M249 SAW gunner, C Troop, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, provides security during training exercise alongside Green Berets from 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Friday, August 16, 2019, at Fort Campbell. “Being able to be taught by Special Forces, how they do things, how they do it successfully and us being able to transfer that onto the battlefield is pretty great,” said McFerren. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. William Howard)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital holds Nursing Skills Fair

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Things were looking a little different on Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Labor and Delivery and Mother Baby Unit recently. Nurse educators transformed a training classroom into a barnyard scene during their annual nursing skills fair.

“Our theme is called ‘Cultivating Your Skills’ and we’re growing our knowledge between the two units,” said nursing skills fair coordinator, Capt. Jessica Little, BACH’s Mother Baby Unit clinical nurse officer in charge. “It’s really our nursing skills that we’re looking at and being able to take care of our patients, and readiness as far as those medical skills go.”

A nursing team practices their neonatal resuscitation technique on a computer controlled newborn simulator during a nursing skills fair at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. The simulator can measure the nurses' response, measuring compression depth, compression rate, ventilation and other factors, providing valuable feedback and readiness. (Maria Yager)

A nursing team practices their neonatal resuscitation technique on a computer controlled newborn simulator during a nursing skills fair at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. The simulator can measure the nurses’ response, measuring compression depth, compression rate, ventilation and other factors, providing valuable feedback and readiness. (Maria Yager)

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American Red Cross in urgent need of Blood Donations

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – With many regular donors delaying giving to take final summer vacations and prepare for school to start, the American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donations to help end a summer blood shortage.

Thomas Brown finishes giving blood with American Red Cross staff member Alex White. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

Thomas Brown finishes giving blood with American Red Cross staff member Alex White. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

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101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Soldiers Train to Sustain for Eagle Talon II

 

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Fort Campbell, KY – Beneath the hot August sun, a roar of generators can be heard and a cluster of camo-nets can be seen as you make your way through the high arching grass approaching Range 62, on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, all signs identifying the 101st Sustainment Brigade ‘Lifeliners’, Soldiers are hard at work conducting sustainment operations.

However, this is no ordinary brigade training event; Lifeliners’ Soldiers are out training in-support-of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) exercise, Operation Eagle Talon II, a 10-day field training exercise, from August 5th to the 16th, 2019.

Lt. Col. R. Arron Lummer (center), commander of the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, conducts a battle update brief with his senior leadership in order to see how battalion sustainment field operations are going, August 6, 2019, on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Lifeliners’ Soldiers are training in the field, participating in Eagle Talon II, a 10-day division-wide exercise, from August 5th to the 16th, designed to prepare Soldiers and leadership for the larger warfighter exercise, which will validate their warfighting skills as a complete fighting force. (Sgt. Aimee Nordin, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Lt. Col. R. Arron Lummer (center), commander of the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, conducts a battle update brief with his senior leadership in order to see how battalion sustainment field operations are going, August 6, 2019, on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Aimee Nordin, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Officials discuss Blanchfield Army Community Hospital ’s future as transition nears

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – The Defense Health Agency’s acting assistant director for health care administration visited Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) and Fort Campbell, Kentucky August 7th, 2019 for more discussion about the hospital’s transition to DHA October 1st.

Maj. Gen. Ron Place, who was recently confirmed for promotion to lieutenant general and selected to serve as the next director of DHA, was accompanied by Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Julie Bottroff, senior enlisted representative.

From left, Col. Patrick T. Birchfield, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital commander briefs Maj. Gen. Ron Place, Defense Health Agency acting director for health care administration Aug. 7. Place visited Blanchfield and Fort Campbell for further discussions on the hospital’s transition from Army Medicine to DHA, Oct. 1. (U.S. Army, Maria Yager)

From left, Col. Patrick T. Birchfield, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital commander briefs Maj. Gen. Ron Place, Defense Health Agency acting director for health care administration Aug. 7. Place visited Blanchfield and Fort Campbell for further discussions on the hospital’s transition from Army Medicine to DHA, Oct. 1. (U.S. Army, Maria Yager)

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101st Airborne’s 510th Military Police Detachment Continues to Support Operations Overseas

 

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Fort Campbell, KY – The 510th Military Police Detachment, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division provides continuous service to the community and the nation for training and fielding Military Working Dogs (MWDs). From providing unique patrol, explosives and narcotic detection capabilities through law enforcement on Fort Campbell, Kentucky to deploying into combat zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan, the 510th Military Police Detachment is staying busy.

Sergeant Megan Hurley and Military Working Dog Bill from the 510th Military Police Detachment (MWD), 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, prepare to fast rope out of a UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter during pre-deployment training. (1st Lt. M. Austin Giles, 510th Military Police Detachment (MWD), 716th Military Police Battalion)

Sergeant Megan Hurley and Military Working Dog Bill from the 510th Military Police Detachment (MWD), 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, prepare to fast rope out of a UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter during pre-deployment training. (1st Lt. M. Austin Giles, 510th Military Police Detachment (MWD), 716th Military Police Battalion)

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers Return from Kuwait, Wednesday

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Wednesday, July 7th, 2019, More than 140 Soldiers, assigned to 594th Transportation Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), are scheduled to return to Fort Campbell after a nine-month deployment to Kuwait.

While deployed in support of Operation Spartan Shield and Operation Inherent Resolve, “Lifeliner” Soldiers provided uninterrupted transportation of supplies and equipment throughout Kuwait in support of U.S. forces.

Fort Campbell to hold Welcome Home Ceremony for 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion soldiers returning from Kuwait, Wednesday.(U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan)

Fort Campbell to hold Welcome Home Ceremony for 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion soldiers returning from Kuwait, Wednesday.(U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan)

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101st Airborne’s 3rd Brigade receives visit from Kazakhstan Forces leaders

 

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Fort Campbell, KY – “Opportunities increase when you help others win. A little win for a partner is a little win for you.”

Building on a more than two-and-a-half-decade partnership with the United States, senior leaders of the Kazakhstan Ground Forces visited their military counterparts in the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), July 22nd-26th, 2019.

Senior leaders of the Kazakhstan Ground Forces pose in front of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) headquarters Fort Campbell, KY, July 25th. ( Staff Sgt. Michael Eaddy 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public)

Senior leaders of the Kazakhstan Ground Forces pose in front of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) headquarters Fort Campbell, KY, July 25th. ( Staff Sgt. Michael Eaddy 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public)

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American Red Cross reports Emergency Blood Shortage, donors needed

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – To help address the current emergency blood shortage, all who come to give blood or platelets with the American Red Cross from now through August 29th will receive a $5.00 Amazon.com Gift Card via email.

Currently, the Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of most blood types available and less than a two-day supply of type O blood.

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