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Train Advise Assist Command – East welcomes 101st Airborne Division “Rakkasans”, says goodbye to 3rd Cavalry Regiment “Brave Rifles”

 

Written by Capt. Jarrod Morris
TAAC-E Public Affairs

Train Advise Assist Command - EastLaghman Province, Afghanistan – Train, Advise, Assist Command – East held a casing and uncasing ceremony for the outgoing 3rd Cavalry Regiment “Brave Rifles” and incoming 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Tactical Base Gamberi February 15th, 2015.

Col. Cameron Cantlon, the 3rd CR commander, and Senior Enlisted Leader Command Sgt. Maj. Roger Heinze carefully folded and cased the regimental colors, a symbolic representation of a mission completion for the Brave Rifles.

The 3rd Cavalry Regiment commander Col. Cameron Cantlon (left) and 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Commander Col. J.B. Vowell pose for a photo following the casing and uncasing ceremony held at Tactical Base Gamberi Feb. 15, 2015. (Capt. Jarrod Morris, TAAC-E Public Affairs)

The 3rd Cavalry Regiment commander Col. Cameron Cantlon (left) and 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Commander Col. J.B. Vowell pose for a photo following the casing and uncasing ceremony held at Tactical Base Gamberi Feb. 15, 2015. (Capt. Jarrod Morris, TAAC-E Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans” uncase colors in Afghanistan

 

Written by Capt. Charles Emmons
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Laghman Province, Afghanistan – The 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division, uncased their colors recently during a ceremony at Tactical Base Gamberi, recognizing their new role within Train Advise Assist Command-East February 15th, 2015.

As the Rakkasans unfurled their colors, the Soldiers of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment “Brave Rifles,” cased their colors in advance of the unit’s return to Fort Hood after a nine month deployment conducting various missions throughout eastern Afghanistan.

Col. J.B. Vowell (right) and Command Sgt. Maj. Walter Tagalicud (left), the command team for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division, unfurl the unit colors during an uncasing ceremony Feb. 15, 2015, in Laghman Province, Afghanistan. The ceremony marked the brigade’s fourth deployment to Afghanistan, now serving as combat advises to Afghan National Security Forces under Train Advise Assist Command-East. (Capt. Charlie Emmons, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

Col. J.B. Vowell (right) and Command Sgt. Maj. Walter Tagalicud (left), the command team for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division, unfurl the unit colors during an uncasing ceremony Feb. 15, 2015, in Laghman Province, Afghanistan. The ceremony marked the brigade’s fourth deployment to Afghanistan, now serving as combat advises to Afghan National Security Forces under Train Advise Assist Command-East. (Capt. Charlie Emmons, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division unit completes transformation as history comes full circle

 

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

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – The 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), added to its distinguished history with the formal recognition of the addition of 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment “White Currahee” in a ceremony held at Fort Campbell May 14th.

“Both our Soldiers, our Families and our Veterans from the White Currahee nation are extremely honored to come back to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team,” said Lt. Col. Scott Kirkpatrick, commander, 2nd Bn, 506th Inf. Rgt. “It’s about two storied organizations, the Currahees and the Rakkasans, coming together to make a legendary one.”

Formal recognition ceremony of the addition of 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "White Currahee" to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans", 101st Airborne Division.

Formal recognition ceremony of the addition of 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment “White Currahee” to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans”, 101st Airborne Division.

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101st Airborne Division conducts Brigade-Level Air Assault Training Operation at Fort Campbell

 

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

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) holds a unique position as the only air assault division in the world. As an air assault-focused unit, the division must be ready at a moment’s notice to plan, coordinate, and execute brigade-size air assault operations capable of seizing key terrain in support of operational objectives.

“The 101st Airborne Division provides the National Command Authority an air assault early entry force capable of working in austere environments with limited or degraded infrastructure,” said Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), secure a landing zone during the full dress rehearsal for Operation Golden Eagle here April 4, 2014. The four-day exercise was the first brigade-size air assault operation conducted by the 101st Abn. Div. in more than a decade and featured Soldiers from 3rd BCT and 101st Combat Aviation Brigade "Wings of Destiny," moving more than 1,100 Soldiers and sling-loading more than 20 pieces of equipment. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), secure a landing zone during the full dress rehearsal for Operation Golden Eagle here April 4, 2014. The four-day exercise was the first brigade-size air assault operation conducted by the 101st Abn. Div. in more than a decade and featured Soldiers from 3rd BCT and 101st Combat Aviation Brigade “Wings of Destiny,” moving more than 1,100 Soldiers and sling-loading more than 20 pieces of equipment. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

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Rakkasans host future Soldiers at Fort Campbell

 

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

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Fourteen future Soldiers from the Bloomington, IN Recruiting Station were given a glimpse of their future during a visit here March 19th.

“This is the first major [tour] we’ve done like this where we’ve gotten the post and an entire Brigade involved,” said Staff Sgt. Forrest Uribe, a recruiter with the Bloomington Recruiting Station.

The primary focus of the tour was observing training and interacting with Soldiers of 3rd Brigade Combat Team ‘Rakkasans’, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

Spc. Cliff Baxter (right) and Spc. Christopher Paisley, both forward observers with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) discuss the life of a Soldier and offer insights to the 14 future Soldiers who visited 3rd BCT and Fort Campbell March 19, 2014. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

Spc. Cliff Baxter (right) and Spc. Christopher Paisley, both forward observers with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) discuss the life of a Soldier and offer insights to the 14 future Soldiers who visited 3rd BCT and Fort Campbell March 19, 2014. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Rakkasans Honor Past and Future

 

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

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers and families from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team ‘Rakkasans,’ 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), gathered to celebrate the history and lineage of the unit in a series of observances at the Rakkasan Pylon here February 19th, 2014.

The unit conducted three ceremonies starting with the unit inducting several new Distinguished and Honorary Members of the Regiment.

The Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stand assembled for the Rakkasan Activation Ceremony here Feb. 19, 2014. The ceremony was held to honor distinguished and honorary members of the regiment, the units past and future lineage and the welcome the incoming senior enlisted advisor of 3rd BCT in an Assumption of Responsibility Ceremony. (Photo by Sgt. Brian Smith-Dutton, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

The Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stand assembled for the Rakkasan Activation Ceremony here Feb. 19, 2014. The ceremony was held to honor distinguished and honorary members of the regiment, the units past and future lineage and the welcome the incoming senior enlisted advisor of 3rd BCT in an Assumption of Responsibility Ceremony. (Photo by Sgt. Brian Smith-Dutton, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

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Retired Rakkasan visits leaders, shares experience at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Retired Maj. Gen. Robert F. Dees, former commander of the 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and current honorary commander of the 187th Infantry Regiment, visited leaders at the brigade headquarters on Fort Campbell, KY, August 23rd, 2013.

Retired Maj. Gen. Robert F. Dees, former commander of the 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and current honorary commander of the 187th Infantry Regiment, visited leaders at the brigade headquarters on Fort Campbell, KY, August 23rd, 2013. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

Retired Maj. Gen. Robert F. Dees, former commander of the 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and current honorary commander of the 187th Infantry Regiment, visited leaders at the brigade headquarters on Fort Campbell, KY, August 23rd, 2013. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Rakkasan leaders tackle day ‘zero,’ increase understanding

 

Written by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – At first glance, the Sabalauski Air Assault School at Fort Campbell looks abandoned with no visual signs of life in all directions, but out of the thick, ghostly morning fog comes the loud, thunderous cries of “Air Assault” from more than 200 Air Assault candidates quake both the ground and sky.

Looking on is Company level and above leadership from 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); they are paying close attention to the “day zero” standards of the Air Assault School.

Col. J.B. Vowell, Commander of 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), discusses with leaders within the brigade the importance of their Air Assault candidates success within the course on August 19, 2013. The goal is to reach a 70% Air Assault qualified standard within the division to increase the capabilities of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). (U.S. Army Photo by Army Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton, 3BCT Public Affairs)

Col. J.B. Vowell, Commander of 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), discusses with leaders within the brigade the importance of their Air Assault candidates success within the course on August 19, 2013. The goal is to reach a 70% Air Assault qualified standard within the division to increase the capabilities of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). (U.S. Army Photo by Army Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton, 3BCT Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Rakkasans to get new Leaders

 

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

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – The change of command and change of responsibility ceremony is a time honored tradition within the Army.

Leaders pass on their responsibility for taking care of and training Soldiers to new leadership after they serve their time within that position.

Leaders, both commissioned and noncommissioned, within 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasan,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), will not only pass their responsibilities over to new leaders, but also their knowledge, their strengths and the commitment of upholding the legacy of being a Rakkasan. «Read the rest of this article»

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ANSF, Task Force Bastogne counters insurgency in Kunar

 

Written by By Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs
 
BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionKunar Province, Afghanistan – Coalition troops and their Afghan National Security Forces partners joined together to conduct operations in the Khas Kunar District of Kunar Province January 21st-22nd.

The operation began with an insertion of the combined security force near the village of Aret. The purpose was to root out insurgent fighters in order to provide security to the area and enhance local government initiatives.  «Read the rest of this article»

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