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101st Airborne Division, Iowa Red Bulls Strengthen Relationship

 

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

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.

Iowa National Guard and 101st Airborne Division engineer Soldiers shield themselves as they conduct a live urban breach during an eXportable Combat Training Capability rotation at Camp Ripley, Minn., on July 15, 2019. (Sgt. Tawny Schmit)

Iowa National Guard and 101st Airborne Division engineer Soldiers shield themselves as they conduct a live urban breach during an eXportable Combat Training Capability rotation at Camp Ripley, Minn., on July 15, 2019. (Sgt. Tawny Schmit)

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Fort Campbell’s 716th Military Police Battalion Peacekeepers Train to Keep the Peace

 

Written by 2LT Christina Rice
716th Military Police Battalion UPAR

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort 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.

PV2 Johnathon Ward and PV2 Adaydin Becher, Military Police Soldiers with the 194th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion take a shot from an X26 TASER as part of the non-lethal weapons portion of their LETS training. Although unpleasant, experiencing the effectiveness of the X26 first hand gives these MPs the confidence they need to carry the non-lethal weapon system in the real world. (Sgt. 1st Class Ashley Savage, 16th Military Police Brigade)

PV2 Johnathon Ward and PV2 Adaydin Becher, Military Police Soldiers with the 194th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion take a shot from an X26 TASER as part of the non-lethal weapons portion of their LETS training. Although unpleasant, experiencing the effectiveness of the X26 first hand gives these MPs the confidence they need to carry the non-lethal weapon system in the real world. (Sgt. 1st Class Ashley Savage, 16th Military Police Brigade)

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Fort Campbell one of Four Army Post Exchanges to Unveil New Look

 

Written by Julie Mitchell
Army & Air Force Exchange Service HQ

Army & Air Force Exchange Service. (U.S. Air Force)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.

From left: U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Clinton Reiss, Fort Carson garrison command sergeant major; U.S. Army Col. Joel Hamilton, Fort Carson garrison commander; Stephanie Bernstein, Fort Carson Exchange main store manager; and Patricia Austin, Fort Carson Exchange general manager, take part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the updated Exchange, Nov. 13, 2015, at Fort Carson, Colo. (Caitlin Burtis, Army & Air Force Exchange Service)

From left: U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Clinton Reiss, Fort Carson garrison command sergeant major; U.S. Army Col. Joel Hamilton, Fort Carson garrison commander; Stephanie Bernstein, Fort Carson Exchange main store manager; and Patricia Austin, Fort Carson Exchange general manager, take part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the updated Exchange, Nov. 13, 2015, at Fort Carson, Colo. (Caitlin Burtis, Army & Air Force Exchange Service)

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Fort Campbell’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike” holds activation cermony for 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion

 

Written by Sgt. David Cox
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

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.

Lt. Col. Christopher D. Payant, center, commander of the 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, passes the unit colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Vincent Silva, the senior noncommissioned officer of the 39th BEB, during an activation ceremony for the aforementioned battalion April 16, 2015, at Freedom Fighters Physical Fitness Center here. (Sgt. David Cox, 2BCT PAO)

Lt. Col. Christopher D. Payant, center, commander of the 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, passes the unit colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Vincent Silva, the senior noncommissioned officer of the 39th BEB, during an activation ceremony for the aforementioned battalion April 16, 2015, at Freedom Fighters Physical Fitness Center here. (Sgt. David Cox, 2BCT PAO)

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2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike” wins Fort Campbell Sapper Stakes 2012

 

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

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort 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.

Combat Engineers from Company A, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), construct an 11-Row Wire Obstacle for both time and efficiency during the Fort Campbell Sapper Stakes 2012 held at the post’s Demolition Range 39 and Training Area 44, Oct. 23rd-24th. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

Combat Engineers from Company A, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), construct an 11-Row Wire Obstacle for both time and efficiency during the Fort Campbell Sapper Stakes 2012 held at the post’s Demolition Range 39 and Training Area 44, Oct. 23rd-24th. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

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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
159th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

159th Combat Aviation BrigadeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort 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.

Bobbie Salazar, a Personal Protective Equipment Team member, helps Chief Warrant Officer 2 Nathan Smith, a pilot with Troop A, 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, don the Joint Protective Aircrew Ensemble, designed specifically for aviators. The 159th CAB is the first stateside Army unit to field the JPACE. (Photo by Capt. Xeriqua Garfinkel)

Bobbie Salazar, a Personal Protective Equipment Team member, helps Chief Warrant Officer 2 Nathan Smith, a pilot with Troop A, 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, don the Joint Protective Aircrew Ensemble, designed specifically for aviators. The 159th CAB is the first stateside Army unit to field the JPACE. (Photo by Capt. Xeriqua Garfinkel)

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Army Marksman Takes Gold in Skeet Competition

 

By Tim Hipps
Army Installation Management Command

U.S. ArmyLondon, 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.

Sgt. Vincent Hancock is a two-time Olympic Gold medalist in Skeet shooting. (Kevin Heermann/U.S. Army)

Sgt. Vincent Hancock is a two-time Olympic Gold medalist in Skeet shooting. (Kevin Heermann/U.S. Army)

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Fort Campbell’s Lifeliner ‘Sappers’ Engineers gear up for competition

 

Written by Spc. Michael Vanpool
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division101st Sustainment Brigade - Lifeliners

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.

Capt. Stephen Kraus, the plans officer for the 326th Engineer Battalion, and Capt. Robert Putnam, the construction officer for the operations section of the 326th, rig a rescue carrier during some downtime from their jobs. Kraus, Putnam and their two teammates just returned from deployment this past Christmas and started their extensive training just a month ago. (Photo by Spc. Michael Vanpool)

Capt. Stephen Kraus, the plans officer for the 326th Engineer Battalion, and Capt. Robert Putnam, the construction officer for the operations section of the 326th, rig a rescue carrier during some downtime from their jobs. Kraus, Putnam and their two teammates just returned from deployment this past Christmas and started their extensive training just a month ago. (Photo by Spc. Michael Vanpool)

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101st Sustainment Brigade’s 716th Military Police Battalion soldiers complete Law Enforcement Training

 

Written by 1st Lt. Janet L. Brown
101st Sustainment Brigade

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division101st Sustainment Brigade - Lifeliners

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.

Pfc. Jenna A. Knapp of the 194th Miltary Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, fends off an attacker while being temporarily blinded by pepper spray. The training was the final part of the battalion’s Law Enforcement Training Seminar. (Courtesy Photo)

Pfc. Jenna A. Knapp of the 194th Miltary Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, fends off an attacker while being temporarily blinded by pepper spray. The training was the final part of the battalion’s Law Enforcement Training Seminar. (Courtesy Photo)

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Clarksville not selected as Most Patriotic City

 

Best of the RoadClarksville, 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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