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101st Airborne Division Red Currahee Soldiers Return from Joint Readiness Training Center

 

By Major Vonnie Wright
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Red Currahee Soldiers returned from Joint Readiness Training Center-Fort Polk, Louisiana February 24th after supporting 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, during their month-long training rotation.

The Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), received the unique opportunity to help the JRTC support team in the opposing forces role and as a part of the friendly forces host nation support role during the training rotation.

Before attending the rotation, all 203 Red Currahee Soldiers received a COVID-19 Coronavirus test to ensure the safety and wellness of every Soldier and counterpart at JRTC.

U.S. Army Pvt. Andrew Hext from Able Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment “Red Currahee”, 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) lying in the prone preparing to assault on the objective on Fort Polk, Louisiana during a live fire exercise Feb. 20.  (U.S. Army Photo by Maj. Vonnie Wright)

U.S. Army Pvt. Andrew Hext from Able Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment “Red Currahee”, 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) lying in the prone preparing to assault on the objective on Fort Polk, Louisiana during a live fire exercise Feb. 20. (U.S. Army Photo by Maj. Vonnie Wright)

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101st Airborne Division conducts 100% COVID-19 Testing for Training Deployment

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs Staff

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell today, Monday, July 27th, 2020, began 100% COVID-19 testing for more than 4,000 Soldiers preparing for a training deployment.

The division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team, “Strike,” will deploy as part of a regular scheduled rotation to the Army’s Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana. The deployment begins in early August and ends in early September.

Any Soldiers who test positive will be immediately isolated and remain at Fort Campbell until cleared by medical professionals.

A 101st Airborne Division Soldier receives a COVID test at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, July 27th. The Soldier is one of more than 4,000 Soldiers who will receive a mandatory COVID test prior to a deployment to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana. Soldiers who test positive will remain in isolation at Fort Campbell until cleared by medical professionals. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin Navin)

A 101st Airborne Division Soldier receives a COVID test at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, July 27th. The Soldier is one of more than 4,000 Soldiers who will receive a mandatory COVID test prior to a deployment to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana. Soldiers who test positive will remain in isolation at Fort Campbell until cleared by medical professionals. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin Navin)

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101st Airborne Soldiers to deploy for training following 100% COVID Testing

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs Staff

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell will deploy a brigade combat team of Soldiers to Fort Polk, Louisiana, in August, following 100% COVID testing at Fort Campbell.

The division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team, “Strike,” will deploy. The deployment is a training exercise that tests the brigade’s ability to fight as a team, and is part of a regular scheduled rotation to the Army’s Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk.

The deployment begins in early August and ends in early September.

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101st Sustainment Brigade holds Change of Responsibility Ceremony at Fort Campbell

 

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Thursday, August 29th, 2019,  Soldiers assigned to 101st Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), welcomed a new command sergeant major to Fort Campbell.

Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony McAdoo, a native of Somerset, KY, who has been the senior enlisted advisor to the commander, Col. Stephanie Barton, the unit for two years, passed the brigade colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Campbell in a ceremony near 101st Sustainment Brigade Headquarters, here.

Col. Stephanie Barton (right) passes the brigade colors to the new Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Campbell during a Change of Responsibility Ceremony Aug. 29, 2019, on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Soldiers, assigned to 101st Sust. Bde., 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), bid farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony McAdoo and his family as well. (Sgt. Aimee Nordin, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Col. Stephanie Barton (right) passes the brigade colors to the new Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Campbell during a Change of Responsibility Ceremony Aug. 29, 2019, on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Soldiers, assigned to 101st Sust. Bde., 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), bid farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony McAdoo and his family as well. (Sgt. Aimee Nordin, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Rakkasan Soldiers train with Air Defenders at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Maj. John Moore
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – If it flies, it dies.

That’s a motto occasionally used throughout the air defense community. Air defenders, sometimes called “duck hunters” in a tongue-in-cheek manner, have an increasingly important role within the Army as it shifts focus from counterinsurgency operations to preparing for a more complex decisive action fight against a near-peer opponent.

Pictured above, the STPT (Stinger Tactical Proficiency Trainer) provides soldiers with the capability to identify and engage aircraft while in a garrison environment. The Stinger Man Portable Air Defense System (MANPADS) provides expeditionary and highly mobile air defense coverage in contested and restrictive environments, Fort Campbell, KY, Feb 7th. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Aaron Daugherty)

Pictured above, the STPT (Stinger Tactical Proficiency Trainer) provides soldiers with the capability to identify and engage aircraft while in a garrison environment. The Stinger Man Portable Air Defense System (MANPADS) provides expeditionary and highly mobile air defense coverage in contested and restrictive environments, Fort Campbell, KY, Feb 7th. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Aaron Daugherty)

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101st Airborne Division Rakkasans on the River at Fort Knox

 

Written by Sgt. Aaron Daugherty
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Knox, KY – U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Troop C “Shadow,” 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division conducted off-post live-fire training at Fort Knox, KY January 28th, 2019.

Shadow Troop serves as the forward reconnaissance element for the Brigade, and is considered the eyes and the ears of the command when planning operations. Gathering, collecting, and delivering important battlefield information to the commander from positions far forward of the established front line is their specialty.

Scouts of Charlie Troop “Shadow”, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, prepare to embark upon a patrol along the Porter River at the Fort Knox Riverine Range, Fort Knox, KY, Jan 28th (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Aaron Daugherty)

Scouts of Charlie Troop “Shadow”, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, prepare to embark upon a patrol along the Porter River at the Fort Knox Riverine Range, Fort Knox, KY, Jan 28th (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Aaron Daugherty)

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101st Airborne Division’s Strike Brigade receives Operation Inherent Resolve streamer following Iraq deployment

 

Written by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs

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

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) stood tall on Strike Field here, February 20th, 2018 as an Iraq campaign streamer was added to the brigade’s guidon.

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Abn. Div. commander, alongside Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims, 101st Abn. Div. senior enlisted leader, joined Col. Joseph Escandon and Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Wilson, 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div. command team, to attach the streamer for the brigade’s contribution to Operation Inherent Resolve during their most recent deployment to Iraq.

(L to R) Col. Joseph Escandon, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander, Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Abn. Div. commander, Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims, 101st Abn. Div. senior enlisted leader, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Wilson, 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div. senior enlisted leader, attach a streamer to the brigade’s guidon at Strike Field, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Feb. 20, for the unit’s contribution to Operation Inherent Resolve during their most recent deployment to Iraq. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen)

(L to R) Col. Joseph Escandon, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander, Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Abn. Div. commander, Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims, 101st Abn. Div. senior enlisted leader, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Wilson, 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div. senior enlisted leader, attach a streamer to the brigade’s guidon at Strike Field, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Feb. 20, for the unit’s contribution to Operation Inherent Resolve during their most recent deployment to Iraq. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen)

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Fort Campbell’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Attack” Company conduct Combined Arms Maneuver Live Fire Exercise

 

Written by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen
101st Airborne Division

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – These warriors assaulted through hills and trenches, conquering mud, rain and notional enemies, to achieve their objective.

“Our mission was to seize an enemy strong point,” said Capt. Nathanial Goldsmith, A Co commander, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). “Which consisted of a trench and several reinforcements in the form of motorized enemy vehicles and mechanized enemy recon forces.”

Soldiers with “Attack” Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), assault a notional enemy from a hill during a combined arms maneuver live fire exercise 23 Oct, on Range 55 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The warriors moved from the start point more than three kilometers via trucks, then dismounted to move on foot to their various objectives and seize the enemy trenches through fire and maneuver. (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Soldiers with “Attack” Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), assault a notional enemy from a hill during a combined arms maneuver live fire exercise 23 Oct, on Range 55 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The warriors moved from the start point more than three kilometers via trucks, then dismounted to move on foot to their various objectives and seize the enemy trenches through fire and maneuver. (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division’s 26th Infantry Regiment conducts live fire exercise at Network Integration Evaluation 17.2

 

Written by Sgt. Maricris McLane
24th Press Camp Headquarters

24th Press Camp Headquarters at Fort Bliss

Dona Ana Range Complex, NM – 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, conducts a live fire exercise, as part of the network systems testing, during the Network Integration Evaluation 17.2, July 14th, Dona Ana Range Complex, New Mexico.

As part of the 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div., the major participant of NIE 17.2, 1-26 Infantry “Blue Spaders” not only are able to hone their craft but also get to experience working in a new challenging environment.

Mortar men with 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, conduct live fire exercise during Network Integration Evaluation 17.2, July 14, Dona Ana Range Complex, New Mexico. 2nd BCT, 101st ABN DIV is the first rotational unit to participate in NIE. (Sgt. Maricris C. McLane)

Mortar men with 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, conduct live fire exercise during Network Integration Evaluation 17.2, July 14, Dona Ana Range Complex, New Mexico. 2nd BCT, 101st ABN DIV is the first rotational unit to participate in NIE. (Sgt. Maricris C. McLane)

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101st Airborne Division Strike Force Supports XCTC at Fort McCoy

 

Written by Lt. Riley Foster
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort McCoy, WI – In the heat of June, Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) prepare to rotate out to training sites as the opposition force to the 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Illinois National Guard. If that weren’t enough, the Battalion will move directly from playing OPFOR to conducting squad live fires and crew gunnery to prepare for follow on training back home at Fort Campbell.

The Strike Force Battalion deployed to Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, early in the month to support the eXportable Combat Training Capability, or XCTC.

U.S. Army 1st Lt. David Souliotis, platoon leader, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) center, briefs Capt. Nathan Goldsmith, commander, Company C, 2-502, during 2-502 IN's deployment to the Exportable Combat Training Capability at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Jun. 16, 2017. (1st Lt. Riley Foster)

U.S. Army 1st Lt. David Souliotis, platoon leader, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) center, briefs Capt. Nathan Goldsmith, commander, Company C, 2-502, during 2-502 IN’s deployment to the Exportable Combat Training Capability at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Jun. 16, 2017. (1st Lt. Riley Foster)

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