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A Year in Review with Fort Campbell’s Currahees

 

Written by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division4th Brigade Combat Team - CurraheeFort Campbell, KY – The 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahee,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), started 2013 running fast and hard, as the brigade deployed to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, LA, in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Currahees with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), walk down the mountain following the Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, after a joint patrol into the mountains around Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

Currahees with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment “Red Currahee,” 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), walk down the mountain following the Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, after a joint patrol into the mountains around Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team 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

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division4th Brigade Combat Team - Currahee

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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Fort Campbell’s 4th Brigade Combat Team cases their colors as they prepare to deploy to Afghanistan

 

By Bill Larson and Spc. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

The 4th Brigade Combat TeamFort Campbell, KY – The 4th Brigade Combat Team on Thursday held a color casing ceremony marking the transition of the unit to a wartime footing as they prepare to once again deploy to Afghanistan. In November 2012, the Currahees received the news that they would be deploying to Regional Command East (RC-East) this spring, where they will continue to provide training and mentoring to Afghan security forces.

The Brigade and Regimental colors were cased during the ceremony on Thursday and will remain furled until the unit’s command completes its transition to Afghanistan where the colors will be unfurled to fly in combat.

4th Brigade Combat Team Commander Colonel Valery C. Keaveny, Jr. and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston prepare the Brigade Flag for casing in preparation for unit's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan

4th Brigade Combat Team Commander Colonel Valery C. Keaveny, Jr. and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston prepare the Brigade Flag for casing in preparation for unit’s upcoming deployment to Afghanistan

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4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Brigade Change of Responsibility

 

Video by Spc. Bradley Parrish
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionThe Currahees

Fort Campbell, KY – The 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division brigade change of responsibility from Command Sgt. Maj. William R. Hambrick, Jr., the outgoing brigade command sergeant major, to Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston July 20th, 2012.

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Fort Campbell’s 506th Infantry Regiment celebrates 70th Birthday

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionThe CurraheesFort Campbell, KY – The 506th Infantry Regiment celebrated its 70th birthday on July 20th, 2012 at Fort Campbell, KY. The day started with a cake cutting, followed by a 5.06 mile run and a four mile brigade run.

The day’s events included various battalion competitions as part of a Currahee Challenge, a Distingushed Member of the Regiment and Honorary Member of the Regiment ceremony, a retirement ceremony for Sergeant Major Robert J. Corrigan, and concluded with the change of responsibility from Command Sgt. Maj. William R. Hambrick, Jr., the outgoing brigade command sergeant major, to Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston.

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Fort Campbell’s 506th Infantry Regiment to host 70th Birthday of the Currahees

 

4th Brigade Combat Team

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionThe CurraheesFort Campbell, KY – Plan to come out and celebrate the 70th Birthday of the Currahees as Soldiers, Family members and Veterans take part in a day of fun-filled events and ceremonies honoring the 506th Infantry Regiment, July 20th at Fort Campbell, KY.

The day starts off with a cake cutting, brigade run and the Currahee Challenge, which begins at 6:30am with a 5.06 mile run. The day continues with a special ceremony inducting 15 individuals as Distinguished and Honorary Members of the Regiment. «Read the rest of this article»

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