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2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike” wins Fort Campbell Sapper Stakes 2012

 

Written by Sgt. Joe Padula
2nd Brigade Combat Team PAO, 101st Airborne Division

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – “Fire in the hole! Fire in the hole, Fire in the hole!” screams a combat engineer, then the sound of a soft click leaves his hands and then a deafening boom; a secured doorway is no more.

A combat engineer, also known as a Sapper, is a Soldier who performs an array of construction and demolition duties under combat conditions. They are trained in constructing and breaching trenches, building bunkers, creating tank traps and fortifications, constructing and/or demolishing bridges, roads and now perhaps most commonly known as the guys who cleared land mines and IED’s from routes in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Combat Engineers from Company A, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), construct an 11-Row Wire Obstacle for both time and efficiency during the Fort Campbell Sapper Stakes 2012 held at the post’s Demolition Range 39 and Training Area 44, Oct. 23rd-24th. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

Combat Engineers from Company A, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), construct an 11-Row Wire Obstacle for both time and efficiency during the Fort Campbell Sapper Stakes 2012 held at the post’s Demolition Range 39 and Training Area 44, Oct. 23rd-24th. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

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