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101st Airborne Division Soldiers take on the “Schutzenschnur” in Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan

 

Written by 1st Lt. Verniccia Ford
101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

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Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – In the spirit of camaraderie, partnership, and marksmanship, 130 Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and their German counterparts occupied the Maholic Range Complex to participate in the “Schutzenschnur” to earn their German proficiency marksmanship badge.

German army Maj. Andreas Mehlhron, a field artillery officer who serves as the German liaison for the Northern Train, Advise and Assist Command, and Sgt.1st Class Michael Michna, a combat medic, hosted the event to grant “Screaming Eagle” Soldiers the opportunity to qualify on the German weapon systems.

German army Maj. Andreas Mehlhron, a field artillery officer, and officer in charge of the “Schutzenschnur” event, coaches Spc. Anthony Addcock, a motor transportation specialist with the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, while he fires the Koch P8 Pistol at Maholic Range on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, September 14th, 2018. (Spc. Alexes Anderson, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

German army Maj. Andreas Mehlhron, a field artillery officer, and officer in charge of the “Schutzenschnur” event, coaches Spc. Anthony Addcock, a motor transportation specialist with the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, while he fires the Koch P8 Pistol at Maholic Range on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, September 14th, 2018. (Spc. Alexes Anderson, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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101st Combat Aviation Wings of Destiny: Culminating leadership exercise builds team, unit pride

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Junior officers from 6th General Support Aviation Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, recently participated in a three-day culminating training exercise designed to certify leadership competencies, instill esprit de corps and a winning mindset.

Lieutenant Colonel James Yastrzemsky, commander of 6-101st GSAB, came up with the idea for the exercise as a way to develop his junior officers. Yastrzemsky said it parallels what the command team is doing at the division level.

Junior officers, company command teams, and primary staff from 6th General Support Aviation Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, gather for a photo with veterans, atop Currahee Mountain, near Toccoa, Georgia, the birthplace of the 101st, February, 7, 2018. (U.S. Army photo)

Junior officers, company command teams, and primary staff from 6th General Support Aviation Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, gather for a photo with veterans, atop Currahee Mountain, near Toccoa, Georgia, the birthplace of the 101st, February, 7, 2018. (U.S. Army photo)

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Fort Campbell MEDDAC NCOs lead MEDCOM’s Best Warrior preps

 

Written by Maria Christina Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Two Soldiers preparing to compete in the Army’s Best Warrior Competition later this month came to Fort Campbell September 11th – 22nd for some final training from NCO’s at the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Fort Campbell.

Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Taylor, a medical NCO stationed at Moncrief Army Health Clinic, Fort Jackson, South Carolina and Sgt. Roberto Saenz, a preventive medicine specialist stationed at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland were selected to represent U.S. Army Medical Command in the Army-wide competition.

BACH NCO, Staff Sgt. Marie Rubin provides MEDCOM Best Warrior NCO Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Taylor training on the break-down and assembly of weapons to help Taylor prepare for the Army's Best Warrior Competition.  (U.S. Army Photo by Maria Yager)

BACH NCO, Staff Sgt. Marie Rubin provides MEDCOM Best Warrior NCO Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Taylor training on the break-down and assembly of weapons to help Taylor prepare for the Army’s Best Warrior Competition. (U.S. Army Photo by Maria Yager)

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101st Airborne Blue Spaders gain ‘G.I. Janes’

 

Written by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – As part of the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division’s ‘GI Jane day’ conducted here on April 21st, wives of the Blue Spaders were able to participate in a variety of different events throughout the day.

The ladies started their day at the Sabalauski Air Assault School, conquering the 40 foot rappel tower. Instructed by cadre from the school, spouses were walked taught on how to tie a swiss rappel seat and proper rappelling techniques.

Spouses of Soldiers in 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division are coached by their husbands on M4 rifle skills here, April 21, 2016. (1st Lt. Daniel I. Johnson, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) UPAR)

Spouses of Soldiers in 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division are coached by their husbands on M4 rifle skills here, April 21, 2016. (1st Lt. Daniel I. Johnson, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) UPAR)

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Fort Campbell Soldiers complete Expert Infantryman Badge qualifications

 

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

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – On February 2nd, more than 900 Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Brigade Combat Team and units across Fort Campbell stepped onto Johnson Field at 4:00am to take a physical fitness test, after spending weeks training and preparing for this day, to begin day one of their expert infantryman badge qualifications.

That day more than half of the Soldiers failed to meet the EIB standards to pass the physical fitness test or the day and night land navigation portion. In the following four days, Soldiers were tested on basic infantryman tasks ranging from the proper way to throw a grenade to putting together an M4 rifle.

Pfc. Nicholas Vaughan, Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) performs a functions check on an M4 after performing remedial action during the red lane portion of the expert infantryman badge qualifications Tuesday, Feb. 3. Vaughan received a go at this station, performing the proper measures in 17 seconds. Soldiers are permitted 30 seconds. (Sgt. Samantha Parks, 1st Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

Pfc. Nicholas Vaughan, Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) performs a functions check on an M4 after performing remedial action during the red lane portion of the expert infantryman badge qualifications Tuesday, Feb. 3. Vaughan received a go at this station, performing the proper measures in 17 seconds. Soldiers are permitted 30 seconds. (Sgt. Samantha Parks, 1st Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Soldiers begin Warrior Stakes Competitions despite cold weather

 

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

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Through below freezing temperatures and an even colder wind chill, the soldiers of 511 Sapper Engineer Company, 326th Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, began their competition in the early morning hours with push-ups.

For them, the Warrior Stakes competition would be challenging in the cold weather, which started the day off doing a PT Test.

Soldiers with 511 Sapper Engineer Company, 326 Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, disassemble and reassemble a M249, M240 and M4 as part of their Warrior Stakes task January 23rd, 2014. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

Soldiers with 511 Sapper Engineer Company, 326 Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, disassemble and reassemble a M249, M240 and M4 as part of their Warrior Stakes task January 23rd, 2014. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

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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

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionThe Currahees

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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Fort Campbells’ 1st Brigade Combat Team Leads on the Fire Line

 

Written by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division1st Brigade Combat TeamFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conducted live fire squadron training at the ranges, here, February 15th.

To prepare for a Joint Readiness Training Center rotation, the 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, soldiers focus on the essential skills needed to for maintain and dominate a combat environment.

Pfc. Mckindrea Harvey, a cook with 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, shoots her M4 rifle during a squad live fire exercise, here, Feb. 15th. The live fire was both a training opportunity for the soldiers and a test for leadership within the unit. (Photo by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.)

Pfc. Mckindrea Harvey, a cook with 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, shoots her M4 rifle during a squad live fire exercise, here, Feb. 15th. The live fire was both a training opportunity for the soldiers and a test for leadership within the unit. (Photo by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.)

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USO tour visits with troops at Forward Operating Base Fenty

 

Written by Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionNangarhar Province, Afghanistan – Several entertainers, sponsored by the USO, visited servicemembers here December 15th.

The group included comedians Lewis Black and Kathleen Madigan; athlete Lance Armstrong; and special guest Deborah Mullen, wife of U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

During their visit to Forward Operating Base Fenty, located just outside of Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan, they received a short briefing on what Task Force Bastogne accomplished thus far in their deployment and were escorted around the area to meet servicemembers.

U.S. Army Col. Andrew P. Poppas of Janesville, WI, Task Force Bastogne commander, greets Lance Armstrong upon arrival to Forward Operating Base Fenty in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province Dec. 15th. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Col. Andrew P. Poppas of Janesville, WI, Task Force Bastogne commander, greets Lance Armstrong upon arrival to Forward Operating Base Fenty in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province Dec. 15th. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

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