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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 Special Troops Battalion Conducts Convoy Escort Live Fire Training

 

101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers of the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., executed a day and night convoy escort team live fire exercise October 26th, here.

First Lt. Walter Dezir, the executive officer for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st STB, was the officer in charge for the CET LFX operation.

According to Dezir, the training falls directly into the brigade commander’s guidance to ensure units maintain a state of readiness at all times.

Soldiers from 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., returning from executing a convoy escort team live fire exercise on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Oct. 26, 2017. The training focused on the use of light to heavy machine guns while maintaining the integrity of a convoy, and communication with in the unit. (Pfc. Alexes Anderson/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade)

Soldiers from 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., returning from executing a convoy escort team live fire exercise on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Oct. 26, 2017. The training focused on the use of light to heavy machine guns while maintaining the integrity of a convoy, and communication with in the unit. (Pfc. Alexes Anderson/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade)

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Fort Campbell Soldiers go head-to-head for title of Best Spartan

 

Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 58th Signal Company (Spartans), 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), competed for the title of Best Spartan during a grueling five-day competition.

The teams consisted of two Spartan Soldiers. A total of ten teams were tested on basic Soldier skills, physical fitness, and military bearing.

Sergeant Stewart J. Thomas, a multichannel transmission systems operator with 58th Signal Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, pins down his opponent May 19 during a combatives tournament which was part the Best Spartan competition. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Sergeant Stewart J. Thomas, a multichannel transmission systems operator with 58th Signal Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, pins down his opponent May 19 during a combatives tournament which was part the Best Spartan competition. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 506th Infantry Regiment readies for Joint Regional Training Center

 

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

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with Able Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) were not deterred by a little snow during their squad level training February 10th, 2016.

“The intent of the training was to have each platoon run its own internal six-man training lane,” said 1st Lt. Philip Reves, platoon leader for 2nd platoon, A Co. “What we were trying to accomplish for our platoon was to task our squad leaders with planning and executing a squad attack on an enemy mortar site.”

Pfc. Danny Morgan, a M249 light machine gun operator for 2nd platoon, Able Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), returns fire acting as team leader during a training exercise February 10, 2016.  (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Pfc. Danny Morgan, a M249 light machine gun operator for 2nd platoon, Able Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), returns fire acting as team leader during a training exercise February 10, 2016. (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Bulldog Soldiers conduct day, night training at Fort Campbell

 

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

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – As the sun rises on a brisk, Spring morning, the sound of helicopters can be heard landing, and in the light of dawn, dozens of Soldiers can be seen air assaulting out of them.

For the Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), the days training has begun.

Soldiers with 1st Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) conducted both blank and live-fire training throughout the day and the night, from April 21st – April 27th, with each platoon being provided engineers, mortars and air assets for their training. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

Soldiers with 1st Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) conducted both blank and live-fire training throughout the day and the night, from April 21st – April 27th, with each platoon being provided engineers, mortars and air assets for their training. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

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