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A legacy of courage, strength honored at Fort Campbell during the 101st Airborne Division Review

 

Written by Sgt. William Battle
372nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The sun may have been bright this morning, but it could not shine brighter than the pride of the 101st Airborne Division as 12,800 Soldiers stood together on the Division Parade Field to close out this year’s Week of the Eagles celebration.

The theme of the 2014 observance was “Remembering the 101st in Vietnam: Building on the legacy of courage and strength,” and gathered at the parade field were representatives of the division’s history looking upon the Soldiers that are the division’s present and future – building on that legacy created by the Veterans in attendance.

12,800 soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division stand on the Division Parade Field (Jerry Woller/ Fort Campbell Multimedia Visual Information Service Center)

12,800 soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division stand on the Division Parade Field (Jerry Woller/ Fort Campbell Multimedia Visual Information Service Center)

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Competition breeds excellence at the 2014 Week of the Eagles Marksmanship Competition on Fort Campbell

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado
3rd Brigade Combat Team

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Teams from 101st Airborne Division units and Fort Campbell competed in a series of marksmanship events on Tuesday during the 101st Airborne Division’s Week of the Eagles.

“Competition breeds Excellence,” said 1st Lt. Jonathan Pickens, the planner for the Week of the Eagles Marksmanship Competition. “It also helps build that competitive edge that we need to take to the enemy when we’re deployed overseas.”

Snipers and their spotters conduct a visual search for foreign objects placed down range.

Snipers and their spotters conduct a visual search for foreign objects placed down range.

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What makes Fort Campbell’s Rakkasans better

 

Written by Sgt. Brian Smith-Dutton
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionRakkasanFort Campbell, KY – That was the question Soldiers and the command of 3rd Brigade Combat Team ‘Rakkasans,’ 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), set out to answer during the Brigade’s first ever ‘Best Rakkasan’ competition here, February 19th and 20th.

“This was the first time we as a Brigade have ever put together a challenge like this for our Soldiers,” said Chief Warrant Officer 2 Gabriel Perez, the Brigade targeting officer and coordinator of the ‘Best Rakkasan’ competition.

Competitors assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), jump over barriers at The Sabalauski Air Assault School during the ‘Best Rakkasan’ competition  here, Feb. 19, 2014. The competition was held was the first of its kind and was designed to measure the overall proficiency of selected teams and award them with the title of ‘Best Rakkasan’ through competitive events. (Sgt. Brian Smith-Dutton/U.S. Army)

Competitors assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), jump over barriers at The Sabalauski Air Assault School during the ‘Best Rakkasan’ competition here, Feb. 19, 2014. The competition was held was the first of its kind and was designed to measure the overall proficiency of selected teams and award them with the title of ‘Best Rakkasan’ through competitive events. (Sgt. Brian Smith-Dutton/U.S. Army)

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Fort Campbell soldier Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Loheide received Silver Star in Ceremony on Friday

 

Bill Larson, Master Sgt. Pete Mayes, Laura Boyd, and Fred Holly contributed to this piece.

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – It was June 27th 2010 and elements of the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division were in Afghanistan participating in Operation Strong Eagle. Among these were 2nd Platoon  HHC of the 2/327th Infantry Regiment.

Their mission was to clear the Ghaki Valley working in conjunction with Explosive Ordinance Disposal Teams (EOD), Route Clearance, Civil Affairs, the Afghan National Army (ANA), Afghan Border Police (ABP), and the Afghan National Police (ANP).

A info graphic from the Stars and Stripes on Operation Strong Eagle

A info graphic from the Stars and Stripes on Operation Strong Eagle

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team trains with improved M320 grenade launchers

 

Written By Sgt. Jon Heinrich
1st Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division1st Brigade Combat TeamFort Campbell, KY – A bitter, cold morning has no affect on Soldiers when it comes to training.

Company C, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, demonstrates this as they spent the day shooting their M203 and M320 grenade launchers at Range 22B.

Twenty-three Soldiers from the Cannibals Company and two from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st BCT, fired from various positions using 40mm Target, Practice Trainer orange paint rounds.

Specialist Rodney C. Wall, training room clerk with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, aims down the sights of his M320 grenade launcher module Feb. 8 at Range 22B here. The range was held by Company C, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st BCT. (U.S. Army/Sgt. Jon Heinrich, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).)

Specialist Rodney C. Wall, training room clerk with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, aims down the sights of his M320 grenade launcher module Feb. 8 at Range 22B here. The range was held by Company C, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st BCT. (U.S. Army/Sgt. Jon Heinrich, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).)

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July Eagle Remembrance Ceremony Planned

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A remembrance ceremony honoring Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, is scheduled for 4:00pm July 13th at the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters.

Remembrance ceremonies are held to honor fallen Soldiers deployed in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom and are held monthly, as needed.

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Somber ceremony honors Fort Campbell’s fallen

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The loss of an American soldier is never an easy thing to handle, It does not matter if you personally knew them or not.  Our entire nation mourns right along with the soldier’s family and loved ones.  The current deployment has been especially tough on the 101st Airborne Division, with 116 soldiers having lost their lives. Yesterday, the sacrifice made by “8 courageous Screaming Eagles”, seven men and one woman was recognized in a ceremony held at the 101st Division Headquarters at the Fort Campbell Army Base.

The atmosphere was heavy, you could sense of emotion that this ceremony brought with it. Family members and loved ones gathered before the ceremony talking quietly amongst themselves remembering the soldiers they were there to honor.  Present at the ceremony were wives, fiancée, husbands, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, friends, community leaders, brothers and sisters in arms, and so much more. Each one was dealing with their personal grief in a myriad of ways.

Brigadier General Jeffrey N. Colt, the Deputy Commander of Fort Campbell deals with an emotional moment during his remarks

Brigadier General Jeffrey N. Colt, the Deputy Commander of Fort Campbell deals with an emotional moment during his remarks

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1BCT Soldier Dies

 

Fort Campbell, KY – A 101st Airborne Division Soldier died June 16th at Landsthul, Regional Medical Center, Germany, of injuries sustained June 14th when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire near Forward Operating Base Khogyani, Afghanistan.

Spc. Nathan W. Cox, 27, of Fremont, CA , was a health care specialist (combat medic) assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. He joined the Army in February 2004 and arrived at Fort Campbell in March 2010. «Read the rest of this article»

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