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Reserve, Cadets participate in Tactical Combat Physical Training at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Cadets from the Reserve Officer Training Corps and United States Military Academy joined Brig. Gen. K. Todd Royar, acting senior commander of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell, August 8th, 2018 for tactical combat physical training.

The event culminated three weeks training at Fort Campbell for the Army’s Cadet Troop Leader Training program, and required these future officers to navigate a 4.2-mile course with six lanes along the trail. In 10-person teams, the cadets competed for the fastest time while successfully completing requirements at each lane.

At the first lane, the Buy-In, each team member performed 60 pushups, 80 air squats and 25 burpees.

Reserve Officer Training Corps and United States Military Academy cadets perform a litter carry with a simulated casualty during a six-lane physical training course Aug. 8 on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Reserve Officer Training Corps and United States Military Academy cadets perform a litter carry with a simulated casualty during a six-lane physical training course Aug. 8 on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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West Creek Elementary School Students visit Fort Campbell’s 4th Brigade Combat Team

 

Written by Sgt. Justin Moeller
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), in conjunction with educators with West Creek Elementary School of Clarksville, Tennessee, facilitated a field trip for the school’s 5th graders, to Fort Campbell on December 10th, 2013.

“We were approached by our partners in education, they arranged this field trip for us,” said Sherri Hamby, the 5th grade lead teacher at West Creek Elementary School in Clarksville, Tennessee. “There is a lot of math and science involved in shooting guns and in flying helicopters,”

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Zilvinas Lapelis, a senior instructor at The Sabalauski Air Assault School, shows students from West Creek Elementary School in Clarksville, Tenn., the Air Assault obstacle course, while on a field trip on Dec. 10, 2013, at Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Zilvinas Lapelis, a senior instructor at The Sabalauski Air Assault School, shows students from West Creek Elementary School in Clarksville, Tenn., the Air Assault obstacle course, while on a field trip on Dec. 10, 2013, at Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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Bastogne occupies Fort Knox

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – Two units from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, have spent more than a week occupying the training areas in Fort Knox, KY.

The Bastogne Brigade’s 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry, and 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, have been conducting their gunnery and artillery tables and other various types of training since as early as November 28th.

Maj. Dean Scaletta, the operations officer for 1-32 Cav., says that Knox offers better training areas than Campbell.

Pvt. 1st Class Collin R. Hoffmeyer, a gunner with Troop A, 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, fires a Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wire Command Data Link Missile from the turret of a Humvee Dec. 6th at Observation Point-12 in Fort Knox, KY. The squadron was training here in order to complete their gunnery tables. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

Pvt. 1st Class Collin R. Hoffmeyer, a gunner with Troop A, 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, fires a Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wire Command Data Link Missile from the turret of a Humvee Dec. 6th at Observation Point-12 in Fort Knox, KY. The squadron was training here in order to complete their gunnery tables. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

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Balls of the Eagles raid the skies

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – Through cold weather and a bit of morning snow flurries, the Balls of the Eagles still accomplish their mission.

Cannoneers from Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team, conducted an air assault raid Thursday at Pick-up Zone Ash here.

“The air assault raid is a high risk, short duration operation used to allow the attack of high priority targets beyond the range of friendly artillery or targets that are out of reach of other available fire support or maneuver systems,” said Lt. Col. Matthew Stader, battalion commander.

Section 1, Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team, fires a 105 mm high explosive round from their M119 Howitzer Nov. 17th during their battery air assault raid here. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

Section 1, Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team, fires a 105 mm high explosive round from their M119 Howitzer Nov. 17th during their battery air assault raid here. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

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Star-studded tour entertains Currahee troops

 

Written by Spc. Christina Sinders
Task Force Currahee Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionCurraheePaktika Province, Afghanistan – Actor Robin Williams, country music singer Kix Brooks from the duo Brooks and Dunn, and Hall of Fame songwriter Bob Dipiero visited Soldiers from Task Force Currahee as part of a USO show December 15th.

“It is an honor to be out here,” Brooks said. “As an American citizen, it is my honor to come out here and visit with the brave men and women of the United States military who are over here protecting our nation and defending our freedom.”

Soldiers from Task Force Currahee pose for a photo with actor Robin Williams, country music singer Kix Brooks and country music songwriter Bob Dipiero at Forward Operating Base Sharana Dec. 15th. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Christina Sinders, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

Soldiers from Task Force Currahee pose for a photo with actor Robin Williams, country music singer Kix Brooks and country music songwriter Bob Dipiero at Forward Operating Base Sharana Dec. 15th. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Christina Sinders, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

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TF Currahee artillerymen train, prepare to answer the call

 

Written by Story by U.S. Army Spc. Luther L. Boothe Jr.
Task Force Currahee Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionCurraheePaktika Province, Afghanistan – Task Force Currahee artillerymen deployed to Forward Operating Base Khayr-Khot Castle understand their mission and stay prepared to do their job at a moment’s notice.

“Our mission here is to provide safe and accurate indirect fire in support of Operation Enduring Freedom,” said U.S. Army Sgt. Steven E. Fletcher, a cannon crewmember with Battery A, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and native of Maysville, KY.

U.S. Army Spc. Adam C. Haas, a cannon crewmember with Battery A, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division and native of Ionia, MI, sites in the M119 howitzer Oct. 6th while being inspected by U.S. Army Sgt. James D. Storozuk, a native of Clarksville, TN, on Forward Operating Base Khayr-Khot Castle. The cannon crew uses their down time to cross-train all crew members on every position on the gun. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Luther L. Boothe Jr., Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Spc. Adam C. Haas, a cannon crewmember with Battery A, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division and native of Ionia, MI, sites in the M119 howitzer Oct. 6th while being inspected by U.S. Army Sgt. James D. Storozuk, a native of Clarksville, TN, on Forward Operating Base Khayr-Khot Castle. The cannon crew uses their down time to cross-train all crew members on every position on the gun. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Luther L. Boothe Jr., Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

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