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101st Airborne Division Rakkasans conduct Bushido

 

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Bushido is a Japanese collective term for the many codes of honor and ideals that directed the samurai way of life; meaning “the way of the warrior,” the “way” originates from the samurai moral values, most commonly stressing some combination of sincerity, frugality, loyalty, martial arts mastery, and honor until death.

Leaders with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), carry out the incoming brigade commander’s intent in the third annual Bushido training event where leaders are led by leaders and where senior leaders mentor the next generation of leaders at Camp Rudder, Eglin Air Force Base, FL on August 26th-29th.

Senior leaders with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) on Fort Campbell, Ky., conduct swamp water survival training during the third annual, three-day training event called Bushido starting at Fort Campbell to Camp Rudder, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., on August 26th-29th. (Staff Sgt. Michael Eaddy, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public)

Senior leaders with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) on Fort Campbell, Ky., conduct swamp water survival training during the third annual, three-day training event called Bushido starting at Fort Campbell to Camp Rudder, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., on August 26th-29th. (Staff Sgt. Michael Eaddy, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public)

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Transition from civilian to Army Nurse

 

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – National Nurses Week is a time for everyone to recognize the vast contributions and positive impact of more than four million registered nurses in the United States.

In 1993, National Nurses Week was established and is a time to celebrate and elevate the nursing profession. Each year, the celebration begins on May 6th, ending on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday.

Capt. Lisa Kasper, an Emergency Room Nurse assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), inserts an intravenous needle into a patient during a training exercise at Fort Campbell, KY, May 1st. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. John J. Moore)

Capt. Lisa Kasper, an Emergency Room Nurse assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), inserts an intravenous needle into a patient during a training exercise at Fort Campbell, KY, May 1st. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. John J. Moore)

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101st Airborne Division Rakkasans, Army Futures Command sign partnership with Vanderbilt University

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Cody Harding 
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs 

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Nashville, TN – Leaders from the U.S. Army Futures Command, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and Vanderbilt University signed an Education Partnership Agreement during an event celebrating their continuing partnership April 9th.

Army Futures Command, which activated in 2018 to help modernize the fighting force, has already fostered partnerships across the Army with private and public organizations, ranging from NASA to Virginia Commonwealth University to help accomplish its mission.

Dr. Padma Raghavan, the Vice Provost for research for Vanderbilt University, signs the Educational Partnership Agreement between Army Futures Command and Vanderbilt April 9th in Nashville. The agreement, the first of its kind since AFC was established in 2018, was overseen by Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Crosby, the senior enlisted advisor for AFC, and Col. John Cogbill, commander of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). (Staff Sgt. Cody Harding, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

Dr. Padma Raghavan, the Vice Provost for research for Vanderbilt University, signs the Educational Partnership Agreement between Army Futures Command and Vanderbilt April 9th in Nashville. The agreement, the first of its kind since AFC was established in 2018, was overseen by Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Crosby, the senior enlisted advisor for AFC, and Col. John Cogbill, commander of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). (Staff Sgt. Cody Harding, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Rakkasans pay a visit to South Christian Elementary School

 

Written by 2nd Lt. Adam J. Odle
1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment UPAR

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Herndon, KY – Soldiers assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division visited South Christian Elementary School in Herdon, KY February 8th, 2019 to assist the faculty and staff with classes and interact with the students.

The day began when Soldiers met students as they arrived at school and accompanied them to breakfast. After breakfast, Soldiers assisted the teachers by joining their classes.

Spc. Grayson Sauer, an infantryman with C Co., 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, poses in front of South Christian Elementary. (U.S. Army Photo by 1st Lt. John Radigan)

Spc. Grayson Sauer, an infantryman with C Co., 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, poses in front of South Christian Elementary. (U.S. Army Photo by 1st Lt. John Radigan)

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Rakkasans conduct Fire Control Exercise at Fort Campbell

 

Written by 1st. Lt. John C. Nicholson
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment “Red Knight,” conducted live fire missions on Fort Campbell’s south impact area in support of the Brigade Combat Team’s maneuver battalions January 28th to February 1st.

The training was part of the Brigade’s Fire Control Exercise in preparation for the Rakkasan’s JRTC rotation at Fort Polk, LA. By utilizing 155mm and 105mm howitzers, the Red Knights achieved lethal and non-lethal effects on templated enemy formations at 3rd Brigade’s walk and shoot.

Soldiers from Leader FIST Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery call for fire in support of their maneuver company. (3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

Soldiers from Leader FIST Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery call for fire in support of their maneuver company. (3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Rakkasans provide Eye-In-The-Sky Training

 

Written by Sgt. Aaron Daugherty
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public

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Fort Campbell, KY –  The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Brigade Aviation Element certified nine Soldiers from across the Division on the RQ-11 Raven Unmanned Aerial System, culminating with a live test flight at Range 75, January 14th, 2019.

The test flight serves as the final portion of the Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) course, which validated the Soldiers on the use of the system.

Sgt. Jamal Lewis, a Soldier with 626 Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) processes information for a simulated flight mission during the classroom portion of the Small Unmanned Aerial System course on Fort Campbell, KY, Jan. 11. (Sgt. Aaron Daugherty)

Sgt. Jamal Lewis, a Soldier with 626 Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) processes information for a simulated flight mission during the classroom portion of the Small Unmanned Aerial System course on Fort Campbell, KY, Jan. 11. (Sgt. Aaron Daugherty)

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101st Airborne Division Leader Rakkasans visit South Christian Elementary

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Cody Harding
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) visited South Christian Elementary School in Herdon, Kentucky to meet with the students January 11th, 2019.

“Leader” Battalion sent Soldiers from Headquarters Company to visit South Christian in order to assist the faculty with classes and interact with the students.

Spc. Morgan T. Henry, a medic assigned to Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) looks at a student’s art project during a visit to South Christian Elementary School Jan. 11. (1st Sgt. Jason Lyday)

Spc. Morgan T. Henry, a medic assigned to Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) looks at a student’s art project during a visit to South Christian Elementary School Jan. 11. (1st Sgt. Jason Lyday)

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101st Airborne Division’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team White Currahee Spouses take on Soldier lifestyle with G.I. Jane Day

 

Written by Pfc. Beverly Mejia
40th Public Affairs Detachment

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Fort Campbell, KY – Spouses of 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, gathered bright and early Thursday morning for the battalion’s first G.I. Jane Day, August 2nd, 2018, Fort Campbell, KY.

“I want to bring the spouses together and give them a taste for what their Soldiers do on a daily basis,” said Lt. Col. Christopher Midberry, commander of 2-506th Infantry Regiment.

Spouses of 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) conducted the units first G.I. Jane Day PT run, August 6th, 2018, Fort Campbell, KY. G.I.  (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Beverly R. Mejia)

Spouses of 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) conducted the units first G.I. Jane Day PT run, August 6th, 2018, Fort Campbell, KY. G.I. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Beverly R. Mejia)

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101st Airborne Division Band leads Clarksville Christmas parade

 

Written by Spc. Patrick Kirby
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Band marched in this years Clarksville Christmas parade, around Clarksville on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017.

Thousands of people filled the streets of downtown Clarksville Saturday for the 58th annual Christmas Parade.

“It’s nice to be able to get off post and interact with the community and entertain them,” said Spc. Kenneth Fahle, Army musician, saxophonist, 101st Abn. Div. band and a native of Madison, Ohio. “It’s nice to see the community come together and celebrate this holiday season.”

The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Band marched in this years Clarksville Christmas parade, around Clarksville on Dec. 2. There were more than 130 businesses, schools and organizations took part in the floats in this years parade each decorated with a different theme all around the theme, “Christmas around the world” (Spc. Patrick Kirby)

The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Band marched in this years Clarksville Christmas parade, around Clarksville on Dec. 2. There were more than 130 businesses, schools and organizations took part in the floats in this years parade each decorated with a different theme all around the theme, “Christmas around the world” (Spc. Patrick Kirby)

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Thanksgiving Day message from Fort Campbell’s Major General Andrew P. Poppas

 

Written by Major General Andrew P. Poppas
Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – “I do, therefore, invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a Day of Thanksgiving…”

It was with these words that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday on October 3rd, 1863. America was embroiled in conflict just like we are now, yet there was much to be thankful for as a nation – “needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defense…,” as Lincoln described. The same holds true today.

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