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101st Airborne Division announces Combat Aviation Brigade deployment to Europe

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs Staff

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) has announced the upcoming deployment of their Combat Aviation Brigade to Europe.

The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade will replace the 3rd Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade and will participate in Atlantic Resolve in support of the United States’ commitment to NATO allies and partners.

“Wings of Destiny is a unit of highly skilled combat aviators and expert support personnel,” said Col. Matthew Weinshel, commander of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade. “They are ready to defeat any adversary.”

The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade will replace the 3rd Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade and will participate in Atlantic Resolve in support of the United States’ commitment to NATO allies and partners. The 101st CAB will deploy and will operate UH-60 and HH-60 Black Hawks, CH-47 Chinooks, AH-64 Apaches, as well as support vehicles and additional equipment. (Capt. Adam OReilly, 101st Airborne Division)

The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade will replace the 3rd Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade and will participate in Atlantic Resolve in support of the United States’ commitment to NATO allies and partners. The 101st CAB will deploy and will operate UH-60 and HH-60 Black Hawks, CH-47 Chinooks, AH-64 Apaches, as well as support vehicles and additional equipment. (Capt. Adam OReilly, 101st Airborne Division)

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Army Vice Chief of Staff General James McConville presents 101st Airborne Division Soldiers Silver Star Medal

 

Written by Sgt. Steven Lopez

U.S. ArmyNashville, TN – General James McConville, Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, presented two Soldiers from Company C, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) the Silver Star for heroic actions in support of U.S. Army forces in Afghanistan, July 12th, 2018, during a ceremony at the Army Aviation Association of America Summit 2019 in Nashville, April 16th.

McConville, a former 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander, pinned the medals on Sgt. Armando Yanez and Sgt. Emmanuel Bynum following his keynote address at the summit, an annual gathering of the Army aviation community.

The Silver Star Medal is awarded primarily to members of the United States Armed Forces for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States. Two Soldiers from Company C, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) received The Silver Star during a ceremony held at the Army Aviation Association of America Summit 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee April 16th, 2019. (Sgt. Steven Lopez)

The Silver Star Medal is awarded primarily to members of the United States Armed Forces for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States. Two Soldiers from Company C, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) received The Silver Star during a ceremony held at the Army Aviation Association of America Summit 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee April 16th, 2019. (Sgt. Steven Lopez)

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Lifeliner Soldiers train on MEDEVAC operations at Fort Campbell

 

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

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., and Soldiers from Company C, 6th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., teamed up to conduct medical evacuation training, March 16th, at Hanger 5, here.

Soldiers learned how to call a nine-line medical evacuation request, how to load patients onto an HH60-M Blackhawk provided by C Co., 6th Bn., 101st Avn. Regt., 101st Combat Avn. Bde., and aircraft safety, such as maintaining a low silhouette when approaching an aircraft.

A four-man litter team from the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., unloads a simulated patient from an aircraft, March 16, 2017, during medical evacuation training at Hanger 5, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

A four-man litter team from the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., unloads a simulated patient from an aircraft, March 16, 2017, during medical evacuation training at Hanger 5, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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From Hurricanes to Forrest Fires, Tennessee National Guard Wraps Up Busy Week

 

Tennessee Emergency Management AgencyNashville, TN – The Tennessee Army National Guard sent helicopters and crews to South Carolina late last week as the state made preparations ahead of Hurricane Matthew’s arrival.

The rotary wing assets were requested by South Carolina through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact process whereby states can ask for help in time of crisis, or other natural disasters.

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency serves as the mitigating agency for such requests and works regularly with other state emergency management agencies to facilitate these cooperative agreements.

A Tennessee Army Guard Blackhawk Helicopter equipped with a Bambi Bucket conducts aerial firefighting on Signal Mountain, near Chattanooga on October 11, 2016. (Tennessee Forestry Division)

A Tennessee Army Guard Blackhawk Helicopter equipped with a Bambi Bucket conducts aerial firefighting on Signal Mountain, near Chattanooga on October 11, 2016. (Tennessee Forestry Division)

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