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101st Airborne Division Artillery conducts Field Training Exercise

 

Written by Sgt. Steven Lopez
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – As the sun was setting and the blades of grass cut through the wind, soldiers secured a tactical perimeter while remaining vigilant of their surroundings for any enemy movement. Soldiers of 3-320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted a field training exercise May 1st through May 11th, 2018 on Fort Campbell.

The batteries within the battalion conducted Field Artillery Gunnery Table XV missions while conducting operations across multiple training areas and position areas for artillery, encountered 10 tactical injects which allowed leaders at all levels to understand the mission requirements of operating in a decisive action environment.

Soldiers of Bravo Battery, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, fire a M119A3 Howitzer during the unit’s Table XV gunnery on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Steven Lopez, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Soldiers of Bravo Battery, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, fire a M119A3 Howitzer during the unit’s Table XV gunnery on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Steven Lopez, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division Advisory brigade prepares Afghan soldiers to train themselves

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Jon Heinrich
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division PAO

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Combat Outpost Honikar-Miracle, Afghanistan – A specially trained brigade from the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division has been training their Afghan National Army counterparts since arriving to Combat Outpost Honikar-Miracle last month.

The unit, officially designated Security Force Assistance Advisory Team 6, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, recently taught the Afghan noncommissioned officers from the 61st Kandak basic skills involving the M2 .50 caliber machine gun and the M240B machine gun.

Afghan National Army soldiers from the 61st Kandak gather closely to view the different parts of an M240B machine this week on Combat Outpost Honikar-Miracle, Afghanistan. The instructors from Security Force Assistance Advisory Team 6, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division used an interpreter to help explain the class and the names of each part. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, Task Force 1-101 PAO)

Afghan National Army soldiers from the 61st Kandak gather closely to view the different parts of an M240B machine this week on Combat Outpost Honikar-Miracle, Afghanistan. The instructors from Security Force Assistance Advisory Team 6, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division used an interpreter to help explain the class and the names of each part. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, Task Force 1-101 PAO)

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Fort Campbell’s 4th Brigade Combat Teams Infantrymen earn Expert Infantryman Badge

 

Written by Sgt. Kimberly Menzies
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

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Fort Campbell, KY – One hundred eighty-one Infantrymen from the 101st Airborne Division were awarded the Expert Infantryman Badge for successfully completing the 4th Brigade Combat Team EIB training event, during a ceremony March 9th, at Fort Campbell, KY.

“You are the best of the best,” said Col. Val C. Keaveny Jr., the commander of 4th BCT, 101st Abn. Div.

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Thomas A. Reece, a platoon leader for Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, engages a simulated enemy opposition force with the M240B Medium Machine Gun during the Reconnaissance Lane portion of the Expert Infantryman Badge testing, March 5th, 2012 at Fort Campbell, KY. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Todd Christopherson)

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Thomas A. Reece, a platoon leader for Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, engages a simulated enemy opposition force with the M240B Medium Machine Gun during the Reconnaissance Lane portion of the Expert Infantryman Badge testing, March 5th, 2012 at Fort Campbell, KY. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Todd Christopherson)

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TF Taskmaster Soldiers maintain weapons proficiency

 

Written by By U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr.
Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBastogneNangarhar Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jobe D. Hoffmeisterin of Clarksville, TN, Transportation Platoon, Company A, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, fires a fully automatic M4 rifle at a heavy weapons range in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province Oct. 11th.

Task Force Taskmaster Soldiers understand weapons familiarization and proficiency could make the difference in the fiercest of battles.

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jobe D. Hoffmeisterin of Clarksville, TN, Transportation Platoon, Company A, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, fires a fully automatic M4 rifle at a heavy weapons range in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province Oct. 11th. Task Force Taskmaster Soldiers understand weapons familiarization and proficiency could make the difference in the fiercest of battles. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

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How to trade a desk for a machine gun

 

Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte
300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division PatchKunar Province, Afghanistan – His position was under heavy enemy fire when a round hit U.S. Army Pfc. Jonathan B. Burson in the chest.

“It was almost surreal,” the 28-year-old gunner said. “I could feel the fragments of the bullet hit my face.”

Company A, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force No Slack, was holding an overwatch position in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province as part of Operation Strong Eagle June 27th when the firefight started.

Burson was on the M240B machine gun. The other heavy weapon, an automatic grenade launcher, had stopped working, causing him to draw even more fire. One of many rocket-propelled grenades being fired at the unit exploded 20 feet in front of his position before he was shot.

U.S. Army Pfc. Jonathan B. Burson of Katy, Texas, a 28-year-old gunner with 2nd Platoon, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force No Slack, cleans his sidearm in his living quarters at Combat Outpost Monti in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province Aug. 14th. Burson gave up his civilian career to join the infantry last year. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Pfc. Jonathan B. Burson of Katy, Texas, a 28-year-old gunner with 2nd Platoon, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force No Slack, cleans his sidearm in his living quarters at Combat Outpost Monti in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province Aug. 14th. Burson gave up his civilian career to join the infantry last year. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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