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Fort Campbell Soldiers complete Expert Infantryman Badge qualifications

 

Written by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – On February 2nd, more than 900 Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Brigade Combat Team and units across Fort Campbell stepped onto Johnson Field at 4:00am to take a physical fitness test, after spending weeks training and preparing for this day, to begin day one of their expert infantryman badge qualifications.

That day more than half of the Soldiers failed to meet the EIB standards to pass the physical fitness test or the day and night land navigation portion. In the following four days, Soldiers were tested on basic infantryman tasks ranging from the proper way to throw a grenade to putting together an M4 rifle.

Pfc. Nicholas Vaughan, Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) performs a functions check on an M4 after performing remedial action during the red lane portion of the expert infantryman badge qualifications Tuesday, Feb. 3. Vaughan received a go at this station, performing the proper measures in 17 seconds. Soldiers are permitted 30 seconds. (Sgt. Samantha Parks, 1st Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

Pfc. Nicholas Vaughan, Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) performs a functions check on an M4 after performing remedial action during the red lane portion of the expert infantryman badge qualifications Tuesday, Feb. 3. Vaughan received a go at this station, performing the proper measures in 17 seconds. Soldiers are permitted 30 seconds. (Sgt. Samantha Parks, 1st Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell 1st Brigade Combat Team Mortar gunners brave the cold

 

1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the Mortar Platoons of 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, recently braved the frigid weather to conduct gunner preparedness training January 15th on Johnson field here.

The primary objective of the training was to teach new soldiers the required skills and critical knowledge needed to effectively provide indirect fire in support of combat operations.

Pfc. Kelvin W. Otey, a mortarman with Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, looks down the sight of his 60 mm mortar tube during gunner preparedness training Jan. 15 at Johnson Field. (Sgt. 1st Class John Brown)

Pfc. Kelvin W. Otey, a mortarman with Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, looks down the sight of his 60 mm mortar tube during gunner preparedness training Jan. 15 at Johnson Field. (Sgt. 1st Class John Brown)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team Platoons train to Air Assault

 

Written by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – The whirling blades picked up speed creating nearly deafening sound and incredible swirling winds as the soldiers charged in and secure a ride their next objective.

Attending the corresponding school is definitely a bonus, but with or without it, soldiers continue to train to do air assaults in preparation for future deployments at Johnson Field, here, February 22nd.

Soldiers of the 3rd Platoon, Company A, 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, pull security after unloading a helicopter, here, at Johnson Field, Feb. 22nd. This is their first air assault as a platoon since they returned from Afghanistan in 2011. (Photo by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.)

Soldiers of the 3rd Platoon, Company A, 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, pull security after unloading a helicopter, here, at Johnson Field, Feb. 22nd. This is their first air assault as a platoon since they returned from Afghanistan in 2011. (Photo by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team Hooks up a M149 Water Buffalo

 

Written by Sgt. Jon Heinrich
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – One of the Bastogne Brigade’s platoons spent a rainy morning training with a UH-60 Black Hawk, January 25th, at Johnson Field here.

Sixteen soldiers from the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, trained in rigging and hooking up a M149 Water Buffalo and a 10K generator for air assault operations.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua A. Hartwell, the target acquisition platoon leader for HHB, 2-320th FA, said that they knew what the weather would be like for the day and chose to do the training anyways.

Staff Sgt. Michael N. D’amato, a field artillery meteorological surveyor with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and Pvt. Gary V. Braswell, a meteorological crewmember also with HHB, hook a M149 Water Buffalo to the bottom of a UH-60 Black Hawk during training of air assault operations Jan. 25th at Johnson Field here. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

Staff Sgt. Michael N. D’amato, a field artillery meteorological surveyor with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and Pvt. Gary V. Braswell, a meteorological crewmember also with HHB, hook a M149 Water Buffalo to the bottom of a UH-60 Black Hawk during training of air assault operations Jan. 25th at Johnson Field here. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

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Strike Officers Win latest Iron Strike Competition

 

Written by Spc. Shawn Denham
PAO, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division2nd Brigade Combat Team - Strike

Fort Campbell, KY – Physical training is one of the cornerstones of the Army and its day-to-day activities. Every aspect of performance contains the basic principles of good physical conditioning and capabilities. The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), holds a monthly combat focused competition for the brigade’s Soldiers and Leaders with the Strike Iron Competition.

Each of Strike’s battalions go head to head with one and other and the brigade staff officers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, won the latest Iron Strike Competition held at Strike and Johnson Field, October 20th.

Staff officers with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), do pushups during the first part of the Iron Strike Challenge at Fort Campbell, KY, Oct. 20th. The competition puts teams from each battalion within the brigade together to see who can win based on finishing the course in the shortest amount of time. (U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Shawn Denham, PAO, 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div.)

Staff officers with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), do pushups during the first part of the Iron Strike Challenge at Fort Campbell, KY, Oct. 20th. The competition puts teams from each battalion within the brigade together to see who can win based on finishing the course in the shortest amount of time. (U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Shawn Denham, PAO, 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div.)

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