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Fort Campbell’s Strike Troop Reaches Gold Status, Apache Troops Earns Gold Air Assault Excellence Streamer

 

Written by Sgt. Joe Padula
2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, 101st Airborne Division

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

Fort Campbell, KY – “Troop, attention!” was the loud order given during a rare ceremony not seen by a Screaming Eagle formation on record. Two words were screamed back in unison, “Strike Cav!” as a proud squadron of Strike Soldiers went to the position of attention and watched 101st Airborne Division history unfold before them.

Troop A, also known as Apache Troop, is part of the 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and was awarded the Gold Air Assault Excellence Streamer during a ceremony held at Fort Campbell’s Strike Field, April 16th. The streamer signifies the troop is now at or above 90 percent Air Assault qualified.

Command Sgt. Maj. Brandon Haywood, command sergeant major of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (left), and 101st Airborne Division Senior Acting Commander, Brig. Gen. Mark Stammer, add the coveted Gold Air Assault Excellence Streamer to the Apache Troop, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) guidon during a special ceremony conducted at Strike Field Tuesday. (Photo by Master Sgt. Pete Mayes, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs Office)

Command Sgt. Maj. Brandon Haywood, command sergeant major of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (left), and 101st Airborne Division Senior Acting Commander, Brig. Gen. Mark Stammer, add the coveted Gold Air Assault Excellence Streamer to the Apache Troop, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) guidon during a special ceremony conducted at Strike Field Tuesday. (Photo by Master Sgt. Pete Mayes, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs Office)

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Strike CAV Spouses participate in Spouse Spur Ride

 

Written by Spc. Shawn Denham
PAO, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division2nd Brigade Combat Team - Strike

Fort Campbell, KY – The Army encourages its Soldiers and family members to bond together through activities and events designed to promote camaraderie and understanding within each family. The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) also promotes family bonds throughout its battalions and squadron.

Spouses of Soldiers from Strike Brigade’s 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, attended a ‘Spouse Spur Ride’ at Fort Campbell, November 18th.

Molli Igou, wife of Spc. Eduardo Mendez with 1st Squadron 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), charges a Browning M2 .50 caliber machine gun during the ‘Spouse Spur Ride’ at Fort Campbell, KY, Nov. 18th. Weapons familiarization was one of several events meant to demonstrate to the spouses what their husbands do on a daily basis. (U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Shawn Denham, PAO, 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div.)

Molli Igou, wife of Spc. Eduardo Mendez with 1st Squadron 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), charges a Browning M2 .50 caliber machine gun during the ‘Spouse Spur Ride’ at Fort Campbell, KY, Nov. 18th. Weapons familiarization was one of several events meant to demonstrate to the spouses what their husbands do on a daily basis. (U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Shawn Denham, PAO, 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div.)

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