Written by Sgt. Marcus Floyd
101st Combat Aviation Brigade
Scott Air Force Base, IL – Soldiers with the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, assisted airmen June 29th, 2017 near Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, in completing lifesaving training.
“We’re doing overwater training for the Air Force out of Scott Air Force Base as part of their [Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape] refresher course,” said Sgt. Blake Armstrong, a flight paramedic with C Company, 6th Battalion, 101st General Support Aviation Battalion, 101st CAB.
Sgt. Blake Armstrong, a flight medic with Company C, 6th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, uses a hoist June 29, 2017 near Scott Air force Base during over-water training. The training was used to simulate rescuing someone from a life raft while stranded in open water. (Sgt. Marcus Floyd, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)
Fort Campbell, KY – Due to a large number of vehicular accidents in the area, the Fort Campbell Military Police have closed 59th Street between Wickham and Market Garden Road.
The recommendation to close the short section of 59th Street came from traffic engineers from the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command at Scott Air Force Base after a safety study of the area was performed. Engineers determined the increase in vehicular accidents was the result of commuters using 59th Street to bypass the traffic signal at Glider Road and Wickham.
Fort Campbell, KY – On April 14th and 15th, the Sesame Street and USO Experience for Military Families USO tour put on three free performances for Fort Campbell families active duty, Retirees, National Guard, reserves and Department of Defense Civilians. Over 1,800 people came out to watch the shows.
The 30 minute performance was a special event for the military community since it is specifically designed to educate children about coping with military deployments and homecomings.
Fort Campbell, KY – Everyone’s favorite residents from the street where the clouds are swept away and the air is sweet will be making their way to Wilson Theater on Saturday, April 14th and Sunday, April 15th.
The Sesame Street and USO Experience for Military Families is a free, traveling USO tour based on Sesame Workshop’s award winning Talk, Listen, Connect initiative. The 30 minute performance is a special event for the military community since it is specifically designed to educate children about coping with military deployments and homecomings.
Sesame Street and USO Experience for Military Families
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs
Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Soldier with the 101st Sustainment Brigade are no strangers to the effectiveness of the Army’s new joint recovery and distribution system. It was their input and recommendations that directly resulted in the equipment’s fielding to Operation Enduring Freedom.
The vehicle’s effectiveness in a combat environment showed itself as the 584th Maintenance Company recently used the JRADS to recover a downed Apache helicopter. It took the recovery approximately four hours to safely recover and transport the aircraft back to Bagram Airfield, company officials said.
The joint recovery and distribution system is proving successful in vehicle recovery in Afghanistan. Here, soldiers with the 584th Maintainence Company, 142nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, use the JRADS to recover a downed Apache helicopter. (Courtesy Photo)