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Fort Campbell’s 716th MP Soldiers partner with local law enforcement agencies to conduct active-shooter training

 

Written by Spc. Joseph Green
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with the 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), along with other law enforcement officers from numerous other military units and agencies attended the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Training train the trainer active shooter course at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, October 12th-16th, 2015.

Agencies involved included the 101st Division Provost Marshal’s Office, 502nd MP Bn., 198th MP Bn. National Guard, Fort Campbell Police Department, Clarksville Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Kentucky State Police, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee Wildlife Law Enforcement and personnel with the Kentucky and Tennessee FBI offices.

Shelby Nelson, a law enforcement officer with the Clarksville Police Department; Staff Sgt. Mathew Lange, a military police officer with the 194th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); Sgt. John Michl, with the 551st MP Co., 716th MP Bn.; and Jesse Hedrick, a deputy with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, conduct the breaching phase of the approaches and breaching portion of the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Reaction Training train-the-trainer active-shooter course Oct. 14, 2015, at Fort Campbell, KY. (Spc. Joseph Green, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

Shelby Nelson, a law enforcement officer with the Clarksville Police Department; Staff Sgt. Mathew Lange, a military police officer with the 194th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); Sgt. John Michl, with the 551st MP Co., 716th MP Bn.; and Jesse Hedrick, a deputy with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, conduct the breaching phase of the approaches and breaching portion of the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Reaction Training train-the-trainer active-shooter course Oct. 14, 2015, at Fort Campbell, KY. (Spc. Joseph Green, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment soldiers conduct Avenger training

 

Written by Spc. Joseph Green
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, conducted an Avenger ground gunnery familiarization range August 17th to August 20th at Fort Campbell, KY, firing their Avenger air defense system mounted M3P .50 caliber machine guns at ground targets.

A modified .50 caliber machine gun, the M3P is a single barrel high rate-of-fire weapon capable of being fired and cleared remotely.

Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, fire the Avenger air defense system mounted M3P .50 caliber machine gun at ground targets during an Avenger ground gunnery range Aug. 19 at Fort Campbell, Ky. Seven Avenger crews were table XIII certified during the training. (Spc. Joseph Green 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, fire the Avenger air defense system mounted M3P .50 caliber machine gun at ground targets during an Avenger ground gunnery range Aug. 19 at Fort Campbell, Ky. Seven Avenger crews were table XIII certified during the training. (Spc. Joseph Green 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Lifeliners get new patch, new name, same mission

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, cased its colors and uncased new colors in a ceremony to symbolized the brigade’s re-designation as the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade here July 30th, 2015.

The Brigade has seen many transformations since its initial activation. Its first re-designating was from the 101st Abn. Div. Support Group to the 101st Abn. Div. Support Command, February 3rd, 1964. Then the unit re-designation from the DISCOM to the 101st Sust. Bde., April 21st, 2005. Although, they were re-designated in 2005, they didn’t don the brigade’s patch until June 4th, 2010.

A Soldier wears the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), patch before the brigade cased its colors and uncased new colors in a ceremony to symbolized the brigade’s re-designation as the 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde., July 30, 2015, at Fort Campbell, Ky. It also served as a patching ceremony, where the Soldiers of the 'Lifeliners' Brigade donned the very familiar 'Old Abe,' the 101st Abn. Div. patch. (Spc. Joseph Green, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

A Soldier wears the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), patch before the brigade cased its colors and uncased new colors in a ceremony to symbolized the brigade’s re-designation as the 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde., July 30, 2015, at Fort Campbell, Ky. It also served as a patching ceremony, where the Soldiers of the ‘Lifeliners’ Brigade donned the very familiar ‘Old Abe,’ the 101st Abn. Div. patch. (Spc. Joseph Green, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Competition breeds excellence in Fort Campbell Strike Fear Soldiers

 

Written by Spc. Joseph Green
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY –  Two Soldiers were named Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the quarter for the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, August 13th, after completing a week long competition known as Strike Fear Week on Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Sgt. Lonnie Francis, a Soldier with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Bn. “Strike Fear,” took home the title NCO of the quarter while Spc. Triston Figueroa, also a Soldier with HHB, won Soldier of the quarter.

Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, stand at attention for a photo after finishing the board, the last event in 2nd Battalion’s Strike Fear Week competition, Aug. 13, 2015, at 2nd Battalion’s headquarters Fort Campbell, Ky. Soldiers competed in Strike Fear Week to be named the battalion’s Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the quarter. (Spc. Joseph Green, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, stand at attention for a photo after finishing the board, the last event in 2nd Battalion’s Strike Fear Week competition, Aug. 13, 2015, at 2nd Battalion’s headquarters Fort Campbell, Ky. Soldiers competed in Strike Fear Week to be named the battalion’s Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the quarter. (Spc. Joseph Green, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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159th Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers from Fort Campbell receive combat patch

 

Written by Spc. Joseph Green
159th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFOB Fenty, Afghanistan – Soldiers with Task Force Attack, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, gathered at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, to receive their combat patches in a ceremony February 14th, 2014.

TF Attack has been in country for a little over a month. The patch ceremony held to recognize not only soldiers deployed for the first time, but also those of whom it’s their first deployment with the 159th CAB.

Col. Jimmy Blackmon, the commander of Task Force Thunder, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, awards combat patches to Soldiers with Task Force Attack at Forward Operating Base Fenty Feb 14, 2014. Blackmon was present at Task Force Attack’s combat patch ceremony to participate in awarding patches and speak to the soldiers. (Capt. John Giaquinto/U.S. Army)

Col. Jimmy Blackmon, the commander of Task Force Thunder, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, awards combat patches to Soldiers with Task Force Attack at Forward Operating Base Fenty Feb 14, 2014. Blackmon was present at Task Force Attack’s combat patch ceremony to participate in awarding patches and speak to the soldiers. (Capt. John Giaquinto/U.S. Army)

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101st Airborne Division’s 159th Combat Aviation Brigade soldiers refuel an AH-64D Apache Helicopter

 

Photo by Spc. Joseph Green
159th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

159th Combat Aviation BrigadeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan – Soldiers from Task Force Attack, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct a hot refuel on an AH-64D Apache helicopter before it goes back out on mission January 14th, 2014, at Jalalabad Airfield.

Hot refuel capabilities help to reduce time on station for aircraft.

Task Force Attack Soldiers with the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade conduct a hot refuel on an AH-64D Apache helicopter. ( Spc. Joseph Green)

Task Force Attack Soldiers with the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade conduct a hot refuel on an AH-64D Apache helicopter. ( Spc. Joseph Green)

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