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163rd Military Police Company holds 2nd annual SWAT Challenge at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Spc. Beverly Roche
40th Public Affairs Detachment

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Fort Campbell, KY – The 163rd Military Police Company, 716th MP Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) conducted its 2019 SWAT Challenge at Fort Campbell, March 15th, 2019.

The SWAT Challenge was a five-part competition that tested the physical, tactical, and technical capabilities of the Fort Campbell Special Reaction Team, Clarksville Police Department Team and Montgomery County Sheriffs Office Tactical Team.

Rory Kennedy (on rifle) and Charles Hunt (on spotting scope) work together March 15 to identify a target during the SWAT Challenge at Fort Campbell, Ky. Kennedy and Hunt are both law enforcement officers with the Montgomery County (Tenn.) Sheriff’s Office. The sniper marksmanship competition was the third of five events in the SWAT Challenge, this tested the physical, tactical and technical capabilities of multiple competing agencies. (Spc. Beverly Roche, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Rory Kennedy (on rifle) and Charles Hunt (on spotting scope) work together March 15 to identify a target during the SWAT Challenge at Fort Campbell, Ky. Kennedy and Hunt are both law enforcement officers with the Montgomery County (Tenn.) Sheriff’s Office. The sniper marksmanship competition was the third of five events in the SWAT Challenge, this tested the physical, tactical and technical capabilities of multiple competing agencies. (Spc. Beverly Roche, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division Lifeliner Soldiers Demonstrate Character, Presence and Intellect in New Junior Leadership Course

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne

101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

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Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – In the fading light, nine 101st Airborne Division Task Force Lifeliner Soldiers took turns conducting the Soldier’s Manual of Common Tasks challenge in the concrete square of the “Eagle’s Nest,” on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, September 27th, 2018.

There were three stations, one station per task, to include: maintain an M16- series rifle carbine /M4 series rifle carbine, determine the grid coordinates of a point on a military map, and evaluate a casualty (tactical combat casualty care).

Sergeant Crystal Falcon (left), the support operations transportation contracting officer representative for the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, speaks to her audience, instructing them on the proper way to determine the grid coordinates of a point on a military map, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 27, 2018. (SSG Caitlyn Byrne, 101st Sustainment Brigade PAO)

Sergeant Crystal Falcon (left), the support operations transportation contracting officer representative for the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, speaks to her audience, instructing them on the proper way to determine the grid coordinates of a point on a military map, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 27, 2018. (SSG Caitlyn Byrne, 101st Sustainment Brigade PAO)

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Fort Campbell receives visit from U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee Staff Office

 

Written by Sgt. Steven Lopez
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A huge part of the military is community relations, in a showing of how well the military can coexist with the local community, Fort Campbell opened its doors to the staff office of Mr. Cochran to see a glimpse of what it’s like to be a Soldier of the 101st Airborne Division.

The day started with the staff members meeting with Brig. Gen. K. Todd Royar, acting commander of the 101st and Fort Campbell at McAuliffe Hall Division’s Headquarters. It was here they took a small tour of McAuliffe Hall which included the Medal of Honor Rotunda, where all Medal of Honor recipients’ names are displayed, and watched a short video which highlighted the Divisions 75 year legacy.

The staff office of United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee Donald Q. Cochran visited Fort Campbell on June 6. The base opened its doors to the staff office of Mr. Cochran to see a glimpse of what it’s like to be a Soldier of the 101st Airborne Division. (Sgt. Steven Lopez, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

The staff office of United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee Donald Q. Cochran visited Fort Campbell on June 6. The base opened its doors to the staff office of Mr. Cochran to see a glimpse of what it’s like to be a Soldier of the 101st Airborne Division. (Sgt. Steven Lopez, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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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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NCOs sharpen tactical skills at Fort Campbell

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – Of the 26 NCOs, 16 were from the brigade’s Associated Units Pilot Program partners, 2123rd Transportation Company of the Kentucky National Guard and 1176th Transportation Company of the Tennessee National Guard.

The course covered assembly, disassembly, function checks, and maintenance of small arms gunnery and basic range operations. Small arms weapons systems range from M4 carbines to the .50-caliber machine gun.

Sgt. Shawn Miller, left, motor transport operator, 2123rd Transportation Company, Kentucky National Guard, assembles a .50-caliber machine gun during a battalion-level master gunner course Feb. 8, 2017, at the Kinnard Mission Training Complex, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Sgt. Shawn Miller, left, motor transport operator, 2123rd Transportation Company, Kentucky National Guard, assembles a .50-caliber machine gun during a battalion-level master gunner course Feb. 8, 2017, at the Kinnard Mission Training Complex, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Currahees compete for Soldier, Non-commissioned Officer of the Quarter

 

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

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Khowst Province, Afghanistan – Select Soldiers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahee”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), participated in the Soldier, Non-commissioned Officer of the quarter board at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan.

“We still have to sharpen our skills, we can’t just say ‘I’m good at what I do’,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston, command sergeant major of the 4th BCT, 101st  Abn. Div., and president of the board for the Soldier and NCO of the Quarter. “Boards, and the way we set this one up, are a way to sharpen our skills both mentally and physically.”

U.S. Army Spc. Sean C. Poole, an infantryman with 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahee”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fires an M9 at a target while competing for Soldier of the Quarter at forward operating base Salerno, Afghanistan, July 14, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Spc. Sean C. Poole, an infantryman with 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahee”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fires an M9 at a target while competing for Soldier of the Quarter at forward operating base Salerno, Afghanistan, July 14, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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Clarksville’s Rivers and Spires Festival to feature U.S. Army’s Orange County Chopper

 

U.S. ArmyClarksville, TN – The U.S. Army’s famed Orange County Chopper will be making its first appearance in Middle Tennessee since 2011 at this weekend’s Rivers and Spires Festival in Clarksville.

The detailed motorcycle will be on display both Friday and Saturday at Rivers and Spires in downtown Clarksville, TN. It will be located in the Military Appreciation area near the intersection of Commerce street and 2nd street.

The OCC is shown here during its set up at LP Field in November 2011 for the Titans-Bengals NFL football game. It returns to Middle Tennessee April 19th and 20th during Rivers and Spires in downtown Clarksville. (U.S. Army photo)

The OCC is shown here during its set up at LP Field in November 2011 for the Titans-Bengals NFL football game. It returns to Middle Tennessee April 19th and 20th during Rivers and Spires in downtown Clarksville. (U.S. Army photo)

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Fort Campbell 3rd Brigade Combat Team Soldiers in competition for top spot

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division PAO

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Khowst Province, Afghanistan – The sun begins to rise on the mountains of Khowst province as Soldiers assigned to different units within 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), ready their gear and each other while being briefed on the intense upcoming events for the day.

Nineteen Soldiers competed in the brigade noncommissioned officer and Soldier of the quarter competition on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, February 15th.

Spc. James Craig, an air defense battle management system operator assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), uses a rope to pull himself over a large dirt wall in the obstacle course portion of the brigade noncommissioned officer and Soldier of the quarter competition on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, Feb. 15, 2013. The competition included a five-mile march and five different combat related stations throughout the competition. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton, Task Force 3/101 Public Affairs)

Spc. James Craig, an air defense battle management system operator assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), uses a rope to pull himself over a large dirt wall in the obstacle course portion of the brigade noncommissioned officer and Soldier of the quarter competition on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, Feb. 15, 2013. The competition included a five-mile march and five different combat related stations throughout the competition. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton, Task Force 3/101 Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 2nd Brigade Strike Force readies for Deployment with Stress Shoot

 

Written by Sgt. Joe Padula
2nd Brigade Combat Team PAO

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Fort Campbell, KY – When the bullets are flying and the enemy is sight, a Soldier’s heart is beating fast, his adrenaline is pumping and his mind races, but he keeps his cool, maintains his composure and eliminates the enemy.

The only way he reaches that level of skill is by continuous training and the deploying Strike Force Security Force Assistance Teams from the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), played out this heart racing scenario by conducting a stress shoot training exercise at Fort Campbell’s Range 40a, February 16th.

Capt. James Nardelli, part of a deploying Security Force Assistance Team with the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fires at a target during a stress shoot training exercise at Fort Campbell’s Range 40a, Feb. 16th. The stress shoot training exercise conditions Soldiers to effectively hit their targets in highly intense situations. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

Capt. James Nardelli, part of a deploying Security Force Assistance Team with the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fires at a target during a stress shoot training exercise at Fort Campbell’s Range 40a, Feb. 16th. The stress shoot training exercise conditions Soldiers to effectively hit their targets in highly intense situations. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

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Fort Campbell’s Strike First Unit in Army Issued M26 Shotgun

 

Written by Sgt. Joe Padula
2nd Brigade Combat Team PAO

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Fort Campbell, KY – It weighs 3.5 pounds, has a barrel length of 7.75 inches, fires 12-gauge shells and can be mounted on the M4 carbine or act as a stand alone firearm; it is the M26 Modular Accessory Shotgun System and the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) is the first unit in the Army to be issued the combat enhancer.

“This is a new capability that is now in your hands for you to conduct your mission downrange,” said Col. Scott C. Armstrong, with Project Manager Soldier Weapons, during a presentation ceremony held at Fort Campbell’s Strike Academy, February 7th. “This is a big day, not just for the 2nd Brigade, but for the Army.”

Sgt. Vincent Mennell, a combat engineer with Company A, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fires the newly issued M26 Modular Accessory Shotgun System at Fort Campbell’s Range 44b, Feb. 10th. The 2nd BCT, also known as the Strike Brigade, is the first unit in the Army to be issued the future weapon. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

Sgt. Vincent Mennell, a combat engineer with Company A, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fires the newly issued M26 Modular Accessory Shotgun System at Fort Campbell’s Range 44b, Feb. 10th. The 2nd BCT, also known as the Strike Brigade, is the first unit in the Army to be issued the future weapon. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

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