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Fifth Annual Gamberi Memorial Run for fallen comrades was held at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 101st Special Troops Battalion “Sustainers”, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), united with Gold Star and surviving families and friends for the Fifth Annual Gamberi Memorial observance at Fort Campbell, KY, May 23rd.

The Gamberi Memorial observance is held every year to commemorate five “Sustainer” Soldiers who lost their lives during an insider attack at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Laghman Province, Afghanistan, April 16th, 2011.

Soldiers from 101st Special Troops Battalion “Sustainers”, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted a one-mile run accompanied by Gold Star and surviving family members in honor of the fallen Soldiers at Fort Campbell, Ky., May 23, 2016. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

Soldiers from 101st Special Troops Battalion “Sustainers”, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted a one-mile run accompanied by Gold Star and surviving family members in honor of the fallen Soldiers at Fort Campbell, Ky., May 23, 2016. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Special Troops Battalion Remember the fallen

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – In the early morning hours, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Soldiers and Gold Star and surviving families and friends gathered together for the Fourth Annual Gamberi and Gold Star Family Memorial Run at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, July 10th, 2015.

The run was first established in 2012 as “The Gamberi Memorial Run” to commemorate five 101st STB Soldiers who were killed during an insider attack at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Laghman Province, Afghanistan, April 16th, 2011.

Members of the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stand next to photos of five 101st STB Soldiers who were killed during an insider attack at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Laghman Province, Afghanistan, on April 16, 2011. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Members of the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stand next to photos of five 101st STB Soldiers who were killed during an insider attack at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Laghman Province, Afghanistan, on April 16, 2011. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Command Sgt. Maj. Vimoto visits 101st Airborne Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Gamberi

 

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

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Laghman Province, Afghanistan – Command Sgt. Maj. Isaia T. Vimoto, senior enlisted adviser of ISAF Joint Command and Command Sgt. Maj. Mohammad Ali Hussayni, Afghan National Army ground forces command sergeant major, visit with Soldiers with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division and 201st Corps ANA at Forward Operating Base Gamberi in Laghman province, Afghanistan.

Both Command Sergeants major came to build rapport, and share knowledge with the Soldiers under their respective responsibility.

Command Sgt. Maj. Isaia T. Vimoto, senior enlisted adviser of ISAF Joint Command, and Command Sgt. Maj. Mohammad Ali Hussayni, Afghan National Army ground forces command sergeant major, visit with Soldiers with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division and 201st Corps ANA at Forward Operating Base Gamberi in Laghman province, Afghanistan. (Courtesy Photo)

Command Sgt. Maj. Isaia T. Vimoto, senior enlisted adviser of ISAF Joint Command, and Command Sgt. Maj. Mohammad Ali Hussayni, Afghan National Army ground forces command sergeant major, visit with Soldiers with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division and 201st Corps ANA at Forward Operating Base Gamberi in Laghman province, Afghanistan. (Courtesy Photo)

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Fort Campbell 2nd Brigade “Strike” officer Brigid Calhoun credits family, mentors and experiences for success

 

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

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Laghman Province, Afghanistan – Forty-three years ago, U.S. Congress designated August 26th as Women’s Equality Day to commemorate granting women the right to vote.

When put into historical military context, the roles women have filled in their service to their country have gone under measureable change in the 239 year history of the U.S. Army — when women would help nurse the wounded and sick during the Revolutionary War.

Now, women make up approximately 15 percent of the active-duty Army and represent 95 percent of its’ career fields.

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Brigid Calhoun, an all-source intelligence analyst with Company B, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, prepares for a flight at Forward Operating Base Gamberi Aug. 18, 2014, Laghman province, Afghanistan. “I plan to serve as long as I am having fun and loving what I am doing,” said Calhoun. (Sgt. David Cox, 2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Brigid Calhoun, an all-source intelligence analyst with Company B, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, prepares for a flight at Forward Operating Base Gamberi Aug. 18, 2014, Laghman province, Afghanistan. “I plan to serve as long as I am having fun and loving what I am doing,” said Calhoun. (Sgt. David Cox, 2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike”, TAAC-NE assists ANSF during Afghan Runoff Elections

 

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

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Laghman Province, Afghanistan – In April, there were eight candidates vying to become Afghanistan’s next president; in June there were two. In as many months as there are candidates from the last election, the Afghans went to the voting booths to decide who will become their country’s next top official.

Leaders with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and the commander of Train Advise and Assist Command-Northeast assisted their counterparts with the Afghan National Security Forces as they executed their plans to ensure a safe and secure runoff election day process for voters June 14th, 2014, at the Operational Coordination Center- Regional, Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Laghman province, Afghanistan.

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Travis Thompson (right), the deputy commander of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, listens to a peer while advising his counterpart with the 201st corps Afghan National Army at Forward Operating Base Gamberi in Laghman province, June 14, 2014. (Sgt. David Cox, 2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Travis Thompson (right), the deputy commander of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, listens to a peer while advising his counterpart with the 201st corps Afghan National Army at Forward Operating Base Gamberi in Laghman province, June 14, 2014. (Sgt. David Cox, 2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell 2nd Brigade Combat Team Preventive Medicine Soldiers fight offensively

 

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

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Laghman Province, Afghanistan – Tower guard, patrols and manning observation points are examples of the easily observable ways to see Soldiers providing security for their fellow service members while in a deployed environment.

However, there are other factors that could be harmful to Soldiers if left unmitigated.

U.S. Army Spc. Samantha Griffin, combat medic who serves as a preventive medicine technician with Company C, 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducts a health assessment at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Afghanistan, May 17, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. David Cox)

U.S. Army Spc. Samantha Griffin, combat medic who serves as a preventive medicine technician with Company C, 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducts a health assessment at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Afghanistan, May 17, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. David Cox)

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Fort Campbell Lifeliners remember fallen with 3rd annual run

 

Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Change occurs constantly in the Army. Units receive a steady stream of new Soldiers to replace Soldiers who leave for new assignments, retire or move on for a variety of other reasons.

Equipment and uniforms change over time. Policies, procedures and tactics are also constantly evolving. Units activate and inactivate. The Army is always changing.

The 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division Air Assault, conducted a battalion run for fallen members of the battalion April 16, at Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

The 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division Air Assault, conducted a battalion run for fallen members of the battalion April 16, at Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike” hold transfer of authority ceremony

 

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

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Laghman Province, Afghanistan – As one unit furls its colors as it completes their mission, another unit unfurls theirs to take its place.

Soldiers with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Train Advise and Assist Command Northeast, held a ceremony in recognition of the transfer of authority from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Task Force Patriot March 3rd, 2014 at Forward Operating Base Gamberi.

U.S. Army Col. Peter Benchoff, commander of Task Force Strike, and Command Sgt. Maj. Brendan Haywood, Task Force Strike's sergeant major, unfurl the unit colors during a transfer of authority ceremony March 3, 2014 at Forward Operating Base Gamberi. (Sgt. David Cox/U.S. Army)

U.S. Army Col. Peter Benchoff, commander of Task Force Strike, and Command Sgt. Maj. Brendan Haywood, Task Force Strike’s sergeant major, unfurl the unit colors during a transfer of authority ceremony March 3, 2014 at Forward Operating Base Gamberi. (Sgt. David Cox/U.S. Army)

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Fort Campbell Welcomes Home the last of the 4th Brigade Combat Team

 

CurraheeFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The never ending cycling of soldiers between the battlefield to the home front and vise versa continued Wednesday evening with the return of the final flight of 105 soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Currahees) who returned up early Saturday morning.

“This deployment was scheduled to be nine months, a good portion of our brigade about 2000 soldiers returned back at the 6-7 month mark. These soldiers returning today Easy Company of the 2nd/506th Infantry Regiment of the HBO Band of Brothers fame. They were contacting a TA Uplift Mission, or a Train, Assist, and Advise Uplift Mission. Easy company was selected because they finished their mission ahead of schedule out of FOB Salerno in the Khost Province of Afghanistan.” said Major Kamil Sztalkoper, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

The returning soldiers approach the hanger and their waiting families

The returning soldiers approach the hanger and their waiting families

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101st Sustainment Brigade honors fallen soldiers lost at Gamberi with run

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – On the morning of April 16th, the Sustainers ran for their fallen comrades. They ran for friends that were lost one year ago. They ran for soldiers that will never run again.

The run honored five soldiers of the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade who were lost in an attack at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Afghanistan, April 16th, 2011.

“It was a significant portion of this formation, and we will always remember them on this day as the fallen heroes that left this formation,” said Lt. Col. Derek Bean, the battalion commander.

Capt. Alicia Harness, the commander of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, and Spc. Andrew Spencer, the guidon bearer, run with the children of Sgt. 1st Class Charles Adkins, April 16th. The run honored five soldiers of the 101st STB, including Adkins, who were killed during an attack at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Afghanistan, April 16th, 2011. (Photo by Spc. Michael Vanpool)

Capt. Alicia Harness, the commander of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, and Spc. Andrew Spencer, the guidon bearer, run with the children of Sgt. 1st Class Charles Adkins, April 16th. The run honored five soldiers of the 101st STB, including Adkins, who were killed during an attack at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Afghanistan, April 16th, 2011. (Photo by Spc. Michael Vanpool)

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