Topic: Fort Leonard Wood MO
Fort Campbell, KY – Iowa National Guard (IANG) Soldiers with the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (2nd IBCT), 34th Infantry Division, were assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (101st ABN) for Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan from 2010-2011.
Now, ten years after that deployment, which was the largest mobilization of the IANG since World War II, the National Guard and active duty units continue to strengthen their working relationship.
Written by 2LT Christina Rice
Fort Campbell, KY – Although every Soldier goes to Basic and AIT, not every Soldier’s training includes exposure to TASER and pepper spray. This month, Soldiers from Fort Campbell’s 716th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade did just that as part of their Law Enforcement Training Seminar, commonly referred to as LETS.
LETS is a month long training covering Military Police skills such as traffic stops, writing citations, emergency vehicle operation, gate operations, radar/LIDAR use, standardized field sobriety tests, and the use of non-lethal weapons.
This training familiarizes new MPs on Fort Campbell with the laws and regulations specific to the installation.
Written by Julie Mitchell
Dallas, TX – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service cut the ribbon on four updated stores at Army posts across the United States, bringing a modern shopping experience to military communities just in time for the holidays.
Exchanges at Fort Carson, CO, Fort Campbell, KY, and Fort Bliss, Texas, celebrated their grand reopenings November 13th, while the Exchange at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, unveiled its new look November 24th. The upgrades are part of the Exchange’s ongoing effort to improve the shopping experience for military customers.
Fort Campbell’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike” holds activation cermony for 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion
Written by Sgt. David Cox
Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division held an activation ceremony for 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion April 16th at Freedom Fighters Physical Fitness Center Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
The 39th BEB, first activated April 25th, 1942, at Camp Bowie, Texas, received various unit citations during the Vietnam War. It has been reactivated because the restructuring of BCTs laid out in the Department of the Army’s BCT 2020 initiative.
Written by Sgt. Joe Padula
Fort Campbell, KY – “Fire in the hole! Fire in the hole, Fire in the hole!” screams a combat engineer, then the sound of a soft click leaves his hands and then a deafening boom; a secured doorway is no more.
A combat engineer, also known as a Sapper, is a Soldier who performs an array of construction and demolition duties under combat conditions. They are trained in constructing and breaching trenches, building bunkers, creating tank traps and fortifications, constructing and/or demolishing bridges, roads and now perhaps most commonly known as the guys who cleared land mines and IED’s from routes in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Fort Campbell’s 159th Combat Aviation Brigade first Army unit in the U.S. to receive New Chemical Suit for Aviators
Written by Capt. Xeriqua Garfinkel
Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, become the first Army unit in the continental U.S. to receive the latest Joint Protective Aircrew Ensemble, September 20th, at Fort Campbell, KY.
The JPACE is a flame resistant, light weight, chemical and biological protective coverall that resembles a standard flight suit worn over the physical fitness uniform and consists of an inner CB lining attached to an outer shell.
By Tim Hipps
London, England – In double record-setting fashion, U.S. Army Sgt. Vincent Hancock became the first shotgun shooter to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in men’s skeet at the Royal Artillery Barracks here yesterday.
Hancock, 23, a soldier in the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit from Eatonton, GA, eclipsed his own records set at the 2008 Beijing Games for both qualification (123) and total (148) scores. He struck gold in China with a qualification score of 121 and total of 145.
Written by Spc. Michael Vanpool
Fort Campbell, KY – In between reintegration, setting up their battalion’s new headquarters, and returning to life here, four engineer officers with the 326th Engineer Battalion are wasting no time.
When their hands are free from work, they’re busy tying knots and rigging rescue carriers. These tasks will help them when they venture to Fort Leonard Wood, MO, next month.
101st Sustainment Brigade’s 716th Military Police Battalion soldiers complete Law Enforcement Training
Written by 1st Lt. Janet L. Brown
Fort Campbell, KY – American soldiers often conduct training that places them in unique and potentially uncomfortable situations, which prepare them for real life situations. Most soldiers, however, do not receive pepper spray attacks during the course of their duties.
For 43 military police officers assigned to the 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, being sprayed with Oleoresin Capsicum was just another part of training to help develop skills which could save their lives.
Clarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville was not selected as the winning city in the Most Patriotic category of the Rand McNally-USA Today Best of the Road contest.
The announcement, which named Rapid City, SD, as the category winner, came today at the Destination Marketing Associations International conference in New Orleans.
Rapid City was selected as the winner from the six finalist cities in the Most Patriotic category, which included Clarksville, TN; Williamsburg, VA; Peachtree City, GA; Emporia, KS; and Fort Leonard Wood, MO. «Read the rest of this article»
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