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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Teams mission behind the mission

 

Written by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – As Bastogne soldiers prepared themselves for their month long mission at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, LA, individuals worked vigorously behind the scenes to ensure their smooth transition to and from their destination.

These types of personnel movement missions require time, resources and a lot of planning from soldiers and officers behind the scenes.

Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conduct preventive maintenance on their vehicles July 1st at the Joint Readiness Training Center here. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conduct preventive maintenance on their vehicles July 1st at the Joint Readiness Training Center here. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team Platoons train to Air Assault

 

Written by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – The whirling blades picked up speed creating nearly deafening sound and incredible swirling winds as the soldiers charged in and secure a ride their next objective.

Attending the corresponding school is definitely a bonus, but with or without it, soldiers continue to train to do air assaults in preparation for future deployments at Johnson Field, here, February 22nd.

Soldiers of the 3rd Platoon, Company A, 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, pull security after unloading a helicopter, here, at Johnson Field, Feb. 22nd. This is their first air assault as a platoon since they returned from Afghanistan in 2011. (Photo by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.)

Soldiers of the 3rd Platoon, Company A, 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, pull security after unloading a helicopter, here, at Johnson Field, Feb. 22nd. This is their first air assault as a platoon since they returned from Afghanistan in 2011. (Photo by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.)

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Fort Campbells’ 1st Brigade Combat Team Leads on the Fire Line

 

Written by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division1st Brigade Combat TeamFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conducted live fire squadron training at the ranges, here, February 15th.

To prepare for a Joint Readiness Training Center rotation, the 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, soldiers focus on the essential skills needed to for maintain and dominate a combat environment.

Pfc. Mckindrea Harvey, a cook with 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, shoots her M4 rifle during a squad live fire exercise, here, Feb. 15th. The live fire was both a training opportunity for the soldiers and a test for leadership within the unit. (Photo by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.)

Pfc. Mckindrea Harvey, a cook with 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, shoots her M4 rifle during a squad live fire exercise, here, Feb. 15th. The live fire was both a training opportunity for the soldiers and a test for leadership within the unit. (Photo by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.)

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Fort Campbell Exercise trains unit Mechanics to recover Vehicles in Combat

 

Written by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Damaged nearly beyond repair, they work quickly to bring the vehicle right side up knowing one day bullets will accompany their struggles.

The reintroduction of recovering vehicles in the midst of battle is still a ways away for the Taskmaster mechanics, but their training started here at the ranges January 31st.

Soldiers of Company B, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, work together to place their rigging system back in its place during wrecker training here at the ranges Jan. 31st. (Photo by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.)

Soldiers of Company B, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, work together to place their rigging system back in its place during wrecker training here at the ranges Jan. 31st. (Photo by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.)

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101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team receives new Armored Knights

 

Written by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team readied their tool bags as they prepared to learn and work on the M1200 Armored Knight vehicle January 10th at their motor pool here.

The three-week course, which started on January 5th, gave blocks of instruction to the soldiers of Company D, 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, and 426th Brigade Support Battalion, and was taught from a company based out of St. Louis.

The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, received new M1200 Armored Knight here. Mechanics from the 426th Brigade Support Battalion and 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, are currently taking a three-week course, which started Jan. 5th, to learn about the new aspects of the redesigned vehicle. (Photo by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.)

The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, received new M1200 Armored Knight here. Mechanics from the 426th Brigade Support Battalion and 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, are currently taking a three-week course, which started Jan. 5th, to learn about the new aspects of the redesigned vehicle. (Photo by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.)

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Soldiers learn Pashto, Dari to connect with Foreign Partners

 

Written by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Students graduating from the Eagle Language Training Center took center stage during a skit demonstrating their newfound skill to translate Dari and Pashto here at Wilson Theater, December 15th.

Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division graduated the nearly four-month long course and rank the top class since the course began. This included two 1st Brigade soldiers receiving honors for their outstanding accomplishment during the duration of the course.

The course provides Dari and Pashto language training for general purposes in a deployed environment and supports up to 70 to 75 students. The goal is to produce within students a high knowledge and low intermediate proficiency. The course also takes the students out of the class room environment and submerses them into the foreign culture. «Read the rest of this article»

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Bastogne Engineers have a Blast

 

Written by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Remnants of door and wire fell to the ground as soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division held demolitions training here at the ranges December 8th-9th.

Soldiers from the 1st Special Troops Battalion and 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment trained up on various techniques on preparing explosives and breaching as time draws near for their upcoming deployment.

Soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, detonate a bangelore torpedo to destroy concertina wire during a training scenario here at the range Dec. 9th. (Photo by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.)

Soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, detonate a bangelore torpedo to destroy concertina wire during a training scenario here at the range Dec. 9th. (Photo by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.)

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Bastogne soldier receives Charity Tree

 

Written by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division gathered at the Fryar Stadium here December 3rd-6th to collect a special holiday gift donated by a charity.

Hundreds of soldiers around Fort Campbell including Spc. William Snyder from the 1st Brigade Combat Team received vouchers to pick up a free Christmas tree donated by Trees for Troops.

Snyder, a gunner with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, was one soldier who arrived at the stadium on Monday to pick up his tree.

Spc. William Snyder, a gunner with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, carries a Christmas tree for Spc. Joshua Hulburt, a mortar man with HHC, 1-327th Inf. Bn, donated by Trees for Troops here at the Fryar Stadium Dec. 5th. (Photo by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr)

Spc. William Snyder, a gunner with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, carries a Christmas tree for Spc. Joshua Hulburt, a mortar man with HHC, 1-327th Inf. Bn, donated by Trees for Troops here at the Fryar Stadium Dec. 5th. (Photo by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr)

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Fort Campbell Soldiers shoot to relax

 

Written by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – With the objective before them and the enemy coming from all directions, they rush to the nearest firing position – killing three hostiles along the way and losing a teammate to an airstrike.

Video games such as this have become the modern day battlefield for many soldiers seeking solace from life in the military here in the Fort Campbell community.

Video games offer a chance for soldiers to retreat from everyday life and provide a chance for them to relax while engaging with artificial intelligence or with other players. (Photo by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.)

Video games offer a chance for soldiers to retreat from everyday life and provide a chance for them to relax while engaging with artificial intelligence or with other players. (Photo by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.)

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No Slack soldiers certify to drive to survive

 

Written by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Afghanistan – It’s no secret that the roads in Afghanistan and Iraq are some of the most dangerous in the world, but No Slack soldiers train to drive their tactical vehicles in preparation November 17th, outside their battalion here.

Nearly 20 soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, finished their drivers’ certification this week on the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement and the MaxxPro Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles.

Second Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, assists in backing up a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle Nov. 17th, outside their battalion here. (Photo by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.)

Second Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, assists in backing up a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle Nov. 17th, outside their battalion here. (Photo by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.)

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