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Field Training Exercise prepares 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion at Fort Campbell for next Rendezvous with Destiny

 

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101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – The Soldiers of 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., executed a battalion field training exercise, October 17th-26th, 2017, here.

Capt. Jared Peacock, operations officer in charge during the FTX, said the purpose of the exercise was to increase Soldier and equipment readiness, and validate the battalion’s mission essential task list.

(L to R) Spc. Anthony Addcock and Staff Sgt. Jerry Barnhart from 594th Transportation Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., conduct a sling load operation during 129th CSSB’s field training exercise on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Oct. 25, 2017. (Pfc. Alexes Anderson/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade)

(L to R) Spc. Anthony Addcock and Staff Sgt. Jerry Barnhart from 594th Transportation Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., conduct a sling load operation during 129th CSSB’s field training exercise on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Oct. 25, 2017. (Pfc. Alexes Anderson/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade)

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101st Airborne Division 2nd Brigade Soldiers First Warfighters to Sling Load TCN-Light

 

Written by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and pilots from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, became the first Soldiers in the operational Army to sling load the Tactical Command Node-Light last week.

This training was done in preparation for the brigade’s upcoming rotation as part of the Network Integration Exercise at Fort Bliss, Texas, in July. At NIE 2BCT will validate new systems that will be fielded to the Army for future mission sets.

A CH-47 Chinook flown by Soldiers from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), sling loads the Tactical Control Node-Light at Fort Campbell, KY, Jun. 15, 2017. The training was part of 2nd Brigade, 101st’s preparation for the upcoming Network Integration Exercise at Fort Bliss, where they will be the first light BCT to participate. (Sgt. Bradford Alex)

A CH-47 Chinook flown by Soldiers from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), sling loads the Tactical Control Node-Light at Fort Campbell, KY, Jun. 15, 2017. The training was part of 2nd Brigade, 101st’s preparation for the upcoming Network Integration Exercise at Fort Bliss, where they will be the first light BCT to participate. (Sgt. Bradford Alex)

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101st Airborne Division Strike Soldiers First to Sling TCN-Light

 

Video by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – U.S Army Soldiers with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) validate the technique to sling load the Tactical Command Node-Light at Fort Campbell, Kentucky June 15th, 2017.

The validation was part of the brigade preparation for the upcoming Network Integration Exercise at Fort Bliss, where they will be the first light BCT to participate.

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101st Airborne Division Task Force Strike Soldiers and Aviation units refine sling load skills

 

Written by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Taji, Iraq – Soldiers from Task Force Strike, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and pilots from Company B, 1st Battalion, 168th Aviation Brigade refined their sling load skills at Camp Taji, Iraq, July 15th.

As the U.S. Army’s only Air Assault division, the 101st is trained and equipped to conduct operations to rapidly move around the battlefield.

A hook-up team, consisting of Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, Task Force Strike, attach an M1151 Humvee to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during a sling load training exercise July 16 2016, in Taji, Iraq. (1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

A hook-up team, consisting of Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, Task Force Strike, attach an M1151 Humvee to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during a sling load training exercise July 16 2016, in Taji, Iraq. (1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

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Fort Campbell Maintenance Soldiers train to improve skills

 

Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with the 584th Support Maintenance Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, conducted field maintenance and sustainment operations training, September 15th through Friday.

The training ensured the Soldiers are ready for any combat mission and improved their Soldier skills.

First Sgt. Brian K. Walker, 584th Support Maintenance Company “Warpath,” 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, explains to Staff Sgt. Darris A. Rutherford, a wheeled vehicle mechanic with the 584th SMC, how to properly hook the chain links to a Humvee as they rig the vehicle during a field training exercise, Sept. 18, at Fort Campbell. The Soldiers of the 584th are training on how to properly and effectively rig their equipment. (Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

First Sgt. Brian K. Walker, 584th Support Maintenance Company “Warpath,” 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, explains to Staff Sgt. Darris A. Rutherford, a wheeled vehicle mechanic with the 584th SMC, how to properly hook the chain links to a Humvee as they rig the vehicle during a field training exercise, Sept. 18, at Fort Campbell. (Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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101st Sustainment Brigade ‘Wedge Challenge’ demonstrates air assault support operations at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – In the early morning hours of April 25th, small teams of Soldiers started their preparation for the long morning that awaited them. Their preparation was for the “Wedge Challenge” hosted by the 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion (CSSB) “Drive the Wedge,” 101st Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners.”

The teams consisted of five to seven Soldiers from the battalion’s subordinate companies. Not only did these teams come from within this particular battalion, they were, by design, all made up of unit leadership – officers and noncommissioned officers.

Sgt. Bill Eldridge, part of the winning team in the Wedge Challenge negotiates the six vaults obstacle April 25, 2014 at Fort Campbell, Ky. The Wedge Challenge was a battalion event, where teams of unit leaders demonstrated air assault skills to junior Soldiers during a friendly competition. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Sgt. Bill Eldridge, part of the winning team in the Wedge Challenge negotiates the six vaults obstacle April 25, 2014 at Fort Campbell, Ky. The Wedge Challenge was a battalion event, where teams of unit leaders demonstrated air assault skills to junior Soldiers during a friendly competition. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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3rd Brigade Combat Team’s Helicopter Landing Zone team keeps Soldiers supplied in the fight

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionRakkasanKhowst Province, Afghanistan – “There is no rush like sling loading,” said U.S. Army Sgt. Joshua Keller, the day-shift Helicopter Landing Zone noncommissioned officer in charge.

Getting soldiers the supplies they need to sustain combat operations takes careful planning. Delivery methods vary given the type of items in need and the degree of danger taken to deliver them to their destination.

U.S. Army Spc. Pete Sigala, who hails from Anaheim, Calif., a helicoper landing zone sling load specialist from Headquarters Company, 626th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), awaits as a civilian contacted air asset helicopter approaches for a sling load of supplies at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Nov. 5, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, TF 3/101 Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Spc. Pete Sigala, who hails from Anaheim, Calif., a helicoper landing zone sling load specialist from Headquarters Company, 626th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), awaits as a civilian contacted air asset helicopter approaches for a sling load of supplies at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Nov. 5, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, TF 3/101 Public Affairs)

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