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101st Airborne Division Observer Controllers dictate pace during NIE 17.2

 

Written by Sgt. Thomas Calvert
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24th Press Camp Headquarters at Fort BlissMcGregor Range, NM – The command post sits in a crowded tent at McGregor Range, New Mexico, covered from floor to ceiling with whiteboards and topographical maps.

Several officers move hurriedly from room to room, while Sergeant 1st Class Joshua Dittler, a senior intelligence analyst with A Company, 305th Military Intelligence, stands in a crowded corner with intelligence personnel from 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to provide feedback on the previous night’s training.

Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conduct a three-dimensional map briefing prior to a command post movement, July 23, McGregor Range Complex, New Mexico. Observer controllers oversee activities during Network Integration Evaluation. (Sgt. Maricris C. McLane)

Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conduct a three-dimensional map briefing prior to a command post movement, July 23, McGregor Range Complex, New Mexico. Observer controllers oversee activities during Network Integration Evaluation. (Sgt. Maricris C. McLane)

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101st Airborne Division’s First Female “Top Gun”

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

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

Fort Bliss, TX – U.S. Army Pfc. Pricilla Jalim with Company B, 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, was given the official title of Distinguished Gunner July 14th, 2017.

Pfc. Jalim’s hard work and expert technical skills, during the Army’s annual Network Integration Evaluation training, earned her the respective title of “Top Gun.”

U.S. Army Pfc. Pricilla Jalim with Company B, 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, was given the official title of Distinguished Gunner July 14, 2017. (Pfc. Isiah Scott; Combat Camera)

U.S. Army Pfc. Pricilla Jalim with Company B, 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, was given the official title of Distinguished Gunner July 14, 2017. (Pfc. Isiah Scott; Combat Camera)

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101st Airborne Division’s 526th Brigade Support Battalion conducts a Convoy Live Fire Exercise

 

Written by Sgt. Michael Eaddy
24th Press Camp Headquarters

24th Press Camp Headquarters at Fort Bliss1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss

Fort Bliss, TX – Soldiers with the 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, participate in a convoy live fire exercise here July 10th through 15th, 2017.

The unit’s primary mission, here, is to conduct the Network Integration Evaluation on its tactical equipment until July 29th. In addition to the NIE assessment, the 526th BSB arrived on Fort Bliss with two supplemental priorities: to support the brigade and any additional elements when possible, and to conduct a convoy live fire exercise to develop convoy escort teams, brigade support area defense teams and convoy security teams, Captain Andy Philips said, 2nd Brigade Combat Team staff S-3 and range officer in charge.

The commander of Bravo Company with the 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, leads his nine man crew through the training lane on Range 37 at McGregor Range, New Mexico, July 13. The 526th Brigade Support Battalion participate in a convoy live fire exercise, July 10-15, during Network Integration Evaluation 17.2. (Sgt. Michael Eaddy)

The commander of Bravo Company with the 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, leads his nine man crew through the training lane on Range 37 at McGregor Range, New Mexico, July 13. The 526th Brigade Support Battalion participate in a convoy live fire exercise, July 10-15, during Network Integration Evaluation 17.2. (Sgt. Michael Eaddy)

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101st Airborne Division’s 26th Infantry Regiment conducts live fire exercise at Network Integration Evaluation 17.2

 

Written by Sgt. Maricris McLane
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Dona Ana Range Complex, NM – 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, conducts a live fire exercise, as part of the network systems testing, during the Network Integration Evaluation 17.2, July 14th, Dona Ana Range Complex, New Mexico.

As part of the 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div., the major participant of NIE 17.2, 1-26 Infantry “Blue Spaders” not only are able to hone their craft but also get to experience working in a new challenging environment.

Mortar men with 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, conduct live fire exercise during Network Integration Evaluation 17.2, July 14, Dona Ana Range Complex, New Mexico. 2nd BCT, 101st ABN DIV is the first rotational unit to participate in NIE. (Sgt. Maricris C. McLane)

Mortar men with 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, conduct live fire exercise during Network Integration Evaluation 17.2, July 14, Dona Ana Range Complex, New Mexico. 2nd BCT, 101st ABN DIV is the first rotational unit to participate in NIE. (Sgt. Maricris C. McLane)

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Fort Campbell Air Assault unit brings new perspective to network modernization event

 

U.S. Army

U.S. ArmyFort Campbell, KY – Just four months after the last Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (2/101 Air Assault) returned home from an advise and assist mission in Iraq, the 2/101 “Strike” Brigade is gearing up for a new mission as they bring a light infantry perspective to integrating and evolving communications systems during the Army’s signature operational network exercise.

Known as the Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) and taking place at Fort Bliss, Texas, in July, the exercise is designed to help the Army keep pace with rapid advances in communications technologies and deliver integrated network and mission command capabilities to support readiness.

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Black Hawk helicopters carrying Soldiers during an operational exercise. (Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Black Hawk helicopters carrying Soldiers during an operational exercise. (Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

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