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B Company, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade prepares for Afghanistan deployment

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs Staff

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) has announced the upcoming 2020 deployment to Afghanistan of B Company, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

“The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade is proud to provide superior aviation support,” said Col. Matthew Weinshel, commander of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade. “Our Wings of Destiny Soldiers remain ready to accomplish any mission our nation asks of them. We look forward to building upon the success of the brigade and the 101st Airborne Division while working with our allies and partners.”

B Company “Pachyderms” will be attached to Task Force Ivy Eagle of 4th Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade, providing additional CH-47F Chinook aircraft and aircrews. 4th CAB will replace the 10th Mountain Division Combat Aviation Brigade as part of a regular rotation of forces to support the United States’ commitment to Operation Freedom Sentinel. (Capt. Adam OReilly, 101st Airborne Division)

B Company “Pachyderms” will be attached to Task Force Ivy Eagle of 4th Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade, providing additional CH-47F Chinook aircraft and aircrews. 4th CAB will replace the 10th Mountain Division Combat Aviation Brigade as part of a regular rotation of forces to support the United States’ commitment to Operation Freedom Sentinel. (Capt. Adam OReilly, 101st Airborne Division)

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101st Airborne Division Leadership served authentic Afghan dishes before deployment

 

Written by Capt. Jennifer Cruz
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers and civilians who attended the Oasis Dining Facility during lunch on February 23rd, 2018 were treated to a taste of Afghan cuisine.

Leadership of Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) planned and coordinated with the Oasis Dining Facility to provide a meal influenced by Afghanistan.

The specialty meal provided a taste of foods the division headquarters staff, who are deploying in the next few weeks could encounter during their time in Afghanistan, in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

Private First Class Jeyson Hammond, a culinary specialist with Headquarters Support Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), prepares a plate for Maj. John Busuego, a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear officer with HSC, HHBN on Feb. 23, 2018 at the Oasis Dining Facility, Fort Campbell. Busuego brought his family to the Oasis Dining Facility to participate in the Afghan-inspired meal. (Capt. Jennifer Cruz, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Private First Class Jeyson Hammond, a culinary specialist with Headquarters Support Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), prepares a plate for Maj. John Busuego, a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear officer with HSC, HHBN on Feb. 23, 2018 at the Oasis Dining Facility, Fort Campbell. Busuego brought his family to the Oasis Dining Facility to participate in the Afghan-inspired meal. (Capt. Jennifer Cruz, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division 44th Air Defense Artillery readies, retrains Soldiers for Fires Integrated Mission

 

Written by Marie Berberea
Fort Sill Public Affairs

U.S. ArmyFort Sill, OK – In recent weeks, the fields of Fort Sill were peppered with the typical sounds made by counter rocket artillery mortar. However, the unit conducting C-RAM were preparing for an atypical mission.

Soldiers in 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery are deploying to serve as a total fires integrated package under a field artillery division, 101st Airborne Division, with a field artillery battery attached to them.

“The C-RAM mission is expanding. Our formation was not big enough to encompass all the mission requirements for that. [Forces Command] recently attached a field artillery battery out of Fort Carson to us to make up the difference in what we need,” said Lt. Col. Ryan Schrock, 2-44th ADA commander.

A Soldier in 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery performs a maintenance check during a mission rehearsal exercise at Thompson Hill Range Complex Feb. 8th. (Marie Berberea, Fort Sill Public Affairs)

A Soldier in 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery performs a maintenance check during a mission rehearsal exercise at Thompson Hill Range Complex Feb. 8th. (Marie Berberea, Fort Sill Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Soldiers Remembered by State of Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of Veterans AffairsNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder recognize the service and sacrifice of U.S. Army Sergeant Eric M. Houck, 25, of Baltimore, Maryland, Sergeant William M. Bays, 29, of Barstow, California and Sergeant Dillon C. Baldridge, 22, of Youngsville, North Carolina.

The Fort Campbell soldiers were serving with the 101st Airborne Division in Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel when they were killed on June 10th.

Sgt. Eric M. Houck, Sgt. William M. Bays, and Corporal Dillon C. Baldridge were killed June 10th, 2017 in Afghanistan. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s 52nd Ordnance Group Year in Review

 

20th CBRNE Command

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division52nd Ordnance GroupFort Campbell, KY – The 52nd Ordnance Group’s (EOD) mission is to deploy and support military and civilian authorities throughout full spectrum operations by identifying, accessing, diagnosing, rendering safe, exploiting and disposing of all explosive ordnance or comparable threats.

As a part of the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives Command, the 52nd supports the Army’s worldwide mission to provide support to humanitarian mine action operations, VIP protection support for Secret Service and Department of State, including the Papal visit, and its continuous support to Homeland Defense by responding to explosive threats on and off installation.

U.S. Army? Soldiers, assigned to the 52nd Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), use a hand-held scanner to locate buried training ordnance and subsequently identify and render it safe during an annual explosive ordnance disposal competition held on Fort Knox, KY, April 16th, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Rachael Tolliver)

U.S. Army? Soldiers, assigned to the 52nd Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), use a hand-held scanner to locate buried training ordnance and subsequently identify and render it safe during an annual explosive ordnance disposal competition held on Fort Knox, KY, April 16th, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Rachael Tolliver)

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