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101st Airborne Division’s 32nd Cavalry Regiment uses Video Games for Training

 

Written by Sgt. Samantha Parks
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – The room had six Soldiers sitting at tables with headsets on, moving their character across a computer screen, participating in what appeared to be a video game.

“The Virtual Battlespace System is pretty much a war-training video game, but the difference is we have a white cell that is operating behind the scenes, putting injects into the game and conducting actual face-to-face key leader engagements to simulate and add more dynamics to the game,” said 2nd Lt. Katherine Brennan, assistant S-2 with 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

Cavalry scouts with 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) conduct intelligence training on a virtual patrol Feb. 12. The training’s intent is to train Soldiers without an intelligence background in providing better intelligence at the company level. (Sgt. Samantha Parks, 1st Brigade Combat Team)

Cavalry scouts with 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) conduct intelligence training on a virtual patrol Feb. 12. The training’s intent is to train Soldiers without an intelligence background in providing better intelligence at the company level. (Sgt. Samantha Parks, 1st Brigade Combat Team)

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Four 101st Airborne Division Solders tackle 2015 Best Sapper Competition

 

Written by Sgt. Samantha Parks
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – As the clock rounded over to 4:30am on April 21st, with the sun not even risen and the chilled breath of competitors filling the air, a voice sounded out with “Go!” and Soldiers from across the Army began a nonstandard physical fitness test of pushups, situps, pullups, and a 3-mile run.

The physical fitness test kicked off day one of the three-day 2015 Best Sapper Competition at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

Second Lt. Ryan Jesse assists his teammate, 1st Lt. Jonathan Pantano, is getting on his feet to complete a five-mile ruck march during day one of the Best Sapper Competition at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., April 21, 2015. Jesse and Pantano, both engineers, represented the 326th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), in this year’s competition. (Sgt. Samantha Parks, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Second Lt. Ryan Jesse assists his teammate, 1st Lt. Jonathan Pantano, is getting on his feet to complete a five-mile ruck march during day one of the Best Sapper Competition at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., April 21, 2015. Jesse and Pantano, both engineers, represented the 326th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), in this year’s competition. (Sgt. Samantha Parks, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division, 1st Brigade Combat Team Company D “Maddogs” compete for Best Shooter, Best Squad at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Samantha Parks
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Over the course of a week, Soldiers of Company D “Maddogs,” 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted squad level training that ended in a two-day competition to figure out the best shooter and best squad within the company.

Modeling the crawl, walk, run phase style of training, Soldiers in the company had to score at least marksmen during weapons qualifications on April 6th.

A Soldier in Company D “Maddogs,” 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), shoots at a 200 meter target during the best shooter competition April 9. Soldiers had to maneuver around barriers when shooting, then transport various challenges to the next barrier. (Sgt. Samantha Parks, 1st Brigade Combat Team)

A Soldier in Company D “Maddogs,” 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), shoots at a 200 meter target during the best shooter competition April 9. Soldiers had to maneuver around barriers when shooting, then transport various challenges to the next barrier. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Samantha Parks, 1st Brigade Combat Team)

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101st Airborne Division’s 426th Brigade Support Battalion holds NCO Induction Ceremony at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Samantha Parks
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power,” Abraham Lincoln said.

These were the opening words friends and family heard at the 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, noncommissioned officer induction ceremony at Cole Park Commons March 27th.

During the 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division noncommissioned officer induction ceremony at Cole Park Commons March 27, Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney Macon, command sergeant major for 426th BSB, Sgt. Philip Thomas, an NCO inductee in 426th BSB, and Command Sgt. Maj. Joe Burney Jr., the ceremony’s guest speaker, cut the ceremony cake for friends and family to enjoy. (2nd Lt. Sarah Hutchison, 426th BSB Unit Public Affairs Team)

During the 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division noncommissioned officer induction ceremony at Cole Park Commons March 27, Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney Macon, command sergeant major for 426th BSB, Sgt. Philip Thomas, an NCO inductee in 426th BSB, and Command Sgt. Maj. Joe Burney Jr., the ceremony’s guest speaker, cut the ceremony cake for friends and family to enjoy. (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Sarah Hutchison, 426th BSB Unit Public Affairs Team)

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