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101st Airborne Division volunteers restore howitzers for Pratt museum

 

Written by Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division and their Families recently volunteered to clean, remove rust and paint three howitzers during a restoration event at the Brig. Gen. Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum.

Soldiers worked toward team building, boost morale and learn about 101st Airborne Division. history. It also was an opportunity for volunteers to gain community service hours toward their military outstanding volunteer service medal.

Specialist Madilynn Dumas, a chemical specialist with Headquarters Support Company, 101st Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, said she enjoys giving back to her community by volunteering her time in different places.

Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) prime a 155mm M114 howitzer for repainting, 29 June, at the Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum on Fort Campbell, Kentucky.  (Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) prime a 155mm M114 howitzer for repainting, 29 June, at the Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade “Red Knights” hone air assault artillery capabilities

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – As the battalion master gunner, it is Sgt. 1st Class Warren Jenkins’ duty to verify artillerymen from 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, are proficient in their artillery skills.

“As an artilleryman, it’s important for us to be able to support our maneuver brethren in the fight, wherever it may be,” Jenkins, said. “In order for us to provide timely, accurate, safe, fires, we have to go through a series of tables [performance tasks] to train up individually and collectively.”

The Red Knights battalion platoon-level artillery external evaluation, or Tables 11-12, is a twice-a-year exercise that concludes Friday. The training advances the battalion’s combat effectiveness and readiness.

Artillerymen from C Battery, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct a platoon-level external evaluation live-fire, Jan. 31, 2018, at a Fort Campbell, Kentucky, training area. This training is conducted twice a year and is part of progressive training evaluations which begin with individual testing, and continues through battalion-level. (Sgt. Sharifa Newton, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Artillerymen from C Battery, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct a platoon-level external evaluation live-fire, Jan. 31, 2018, at a Fort Campbell, Kentucky, training area. This training is conducted twice a year and is part of progressive training evaluations which begin with individual testing, and continues through battalion-level. (Sgt. Sharifa Newton, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Fort Campbell Soldier’s unexpected mission yields high reward

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division PAO

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Khowst Province, Afghanistan – Soldiers assigned to Camp Clark, Afghanistan load onto a rickety looking dust-covered bus heading for Camp Parsa.

One noncommissioned officer climbs aboard, clean-cut with the look of motivation and pride on his face as bright as day, sits down and discusses the training plan for the day with another NCO.

Army Sgt. Daniel Clampitt, an artilleryman assigned to 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), reads off the coordinates to an Afghan National Army soldier as part of training at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, March 30, 2013. Clampitt has worked with the 203rd Afghan Army Corps, 1st Infantry Brigade, 4th Kandak, D-30 Heavy Koy throughout the deployment to improve their efficiency with the D-30 Howitzer Cannon. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton TF 3/101 Public Affairs)

Army Sgt. Daniel Clampitt, an artilleryman assigned to 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), reads off the coordinates to an Afghan National Army soldier as part of training at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, March 30, 2013. Clampitt has worked with the 203rd Afghan Army Corps, 1st Infantry Brigade, 4th Kandak, D-30 Heavy Koy throughout the deployment to improve their efficiency with the D-30 Howitzer Cannon. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton TF 3/101 Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans” get Afghan artillerymen certified and ready to lead

 

Written by  U.S. Army Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton
Task Force 3-101st Airborne Division PAO

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionRakkasan

Khowst Province, Afghanistan – The sun shines bright in the cloud-free sky; the nonexistent wind makes it ideal weather for shooting artillery.

With the arrival of eager artillerymen, a stage is set to demonstrate what has been accomplished during months of extensive training.

Soldiers with the Afghan National Army’s 203rd Corps, 1st Infantry Brigade, 4th Kandak, D-30 Heavy Coy, performed an indirect-fire training mission using Russian made D-30 Howitzers in Khowst Province January 9th, with little mentorship needed from the Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

A Soldier assigned to 3rd Battalion 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans", 101st Airborne Division,(Air Assault), oversees a live-fire exercise conducted by the Afghan National Army's 203rd Corps, 1st Infantry Brigade, 4th Kandak, D-30 Heavy Coy at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, Jan. 9, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton, Task Force 3/101 Public Affairs)

A Soldier assigned to 3rd Battalion 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans”, 101st Airborne Division,(Air Assault), oversees a live-fire exercise conducted by the Afghan National Army’s 203rd Corps, 1st Infantry Brigade, 4th Kandak, D-30 Heavy Coy at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, Jan. 9, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton, Task Force 3/101 Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division’s 4th Brigade Combat Team conduct howitzer live fire

 

Video by Sgt. Bradley Parrish
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionThe CurraheesFort Campbell, KY – U.S. Soldiers from Bravo Battery, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division conduct a live fire exercise on the M777 howitzer November 2nd, 2012, at Fort Campbell, KY.

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‘King of Battle’ steps back from the gunline

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Stephanie Carl
159th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division159th Combat Aviation Brigade

Forward Operating Base Wolverine, Afghanistan – The closest a combat aviation brigade normally gets to artillery is sling-loading a gun from point a to point b. Likewise, the closest artillerymen normally come to aviation is when they call for close air support on the battlefield.

Despite the lack of howitzers, the fire support teams within Task Force Thunder (159th Combat Aviation Brigade) carry an important part of the brigade’s mission in Regional Command South.

“We work in conjunction with the [intel section] for targeting and developing effects on the battlefield,” said Staff Sgt. Joshua DeWitt, the fire support officer for Task Force Wings (4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment). “We manage and control fixed wing, (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) and indirect fire assets to support the unit.”

Staff Sgt. Joshua DeWitt, the fire support officer for Task Force Wings, calls to establish a restricted operating zone as he verifies grid coordinates for support from a mortar team at Forward Operating Base Wolverine July 27th. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Stephanie Carl)

Staff Sgt. Joshua DeWitt, the fire support officer for Task Force Wings, calls to establish a restricted operating zone as he verifies grid coordinates for support from a mortar team at Forward Operating Base Wolverine July 27th. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Stephanie Carl)

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Task Force Currahee first to test the Precision Guided Munitions 120mm mortar round in Afghanistan

 

Written by By U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Todd Christopherson
Task Force Currahee Public Affairs

The CurraheesFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionPaktika Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Kushamond achieved a first in Army history March 26th by firing a 120 mm Precision Guided Mortar Munitions round for the first time in Afghanistan.

Mortarmen from Company C, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, fired the round which hit within four meters of its target.

U.S. Army Spc. Nicholas Ketchen, a native from Sarasota, FL, and U.S. Army Spc. Colt Corbin, a native of Beaver Falls, PA, Team, 101st Airborne Division, achieved a first in the U.S. Army history by firing a 120mm Mortar Precision Guided Munition for the first time and hitting within four meters of the target on Forward Operation Base Kushamond March 26th.  (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Zachary Burke, 55th Combat Camera)

U.S. Army Spc. Nicholas Ketchen, a native from Sarasota, FL, and U.S. Army Spc. Colt Corbin, a native of Beaver Falls, PA, Team, 101st Airborne Division, achieved a first in the U.S. Army history by firing a 120mm Mortar Precision Guided Munition for the first time and hitting within four meters of the target on Forward Operation Base Kushamond March 26th. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Zachary Burke, 55th Combat Camera)

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Soldiers protect COP Garcia with howitzer

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Albert L. Kelley
300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBastogneNangarhar Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Soldiers with 1st Section, 1st platoon, Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 230th Field Artillery Regiment, Task Force Balls, hurl a 155 mm round from Combat Outpost Garcia in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province October 2nd.

Each member of the team has a specialized role on the M777 howitzer, which can reach targets up to 13 miles away.

U.S. Army Soldiers with 1st Section, 1st platoon, Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Task Force Balls, hurl a 155 mm round from Combat Outpost Garcia in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province Oct. 2nd. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Albert L. Kelley, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Soldiers with 1st Section, 1st platoon, Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Task Force Balls, hurl a 155 mm round from Combat Outpost Garcia in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province Oct. 2nd. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Albert L. Kelley, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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Artillerymen: Practice makes perfect

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr.
Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionNangarhar Province, Afghanistan – The Task Force Balls Soldiers conducted a dry fire run to keep themselves prepared for combat in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province at Forward Operating Base Garcia September 29th.

The soldiers simulated pulling the lanyard hooked up to the howitzer, loading rounds into their howitzer as well as sighting onto their aiming reference.

U.S. Army Spc. Justin A. Brown of Oklahoma City, a cannoneer with 1st Section, 1st Platoon, Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, simulates pulling his lanyard hooked up to the howitzer at Forward Operating Base Garcia  Sept. 29th. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Spc. Justin A. Brown of Oklahoma City, a cannoneer with 1st Section, 1st Platoon, Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, simulates pulling his lanyard hooked up to the howitzer at Forward Operating Base Garcia Sept. 29th. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

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