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Fort Campbell’s Strike First Unit in Army Issued M26 Shotgun

 

Written by Sgt. Joe Padula
2nd Brigade Combat Team PAO

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

Fort Campbell, KY – It weighs 3.5 pounds, has a barrel length of 7.75 inches, fires 12-gauge shells and can be mounted on the M4 carbine or act as a stand alone firearm; it is the M26 Modular Accessory Shotgun System and the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) is the first unit in the Army to be issued the combat enhancer.

“This is a new capability that is now in your hands for you to conduct your mission downrange,” said Col. Scott C. Armstrong, with Project Manager Soldier Weapons, during a presentation ceremony held at Fort Campbell’s Strike Academy, February 7th. “This is a big day, not just for the 2nd Brigade, but for the Army.”

Sgt. Vincent Mennell, a combat engineer with Company A, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fires the newly issued M26 Modular Accessory Shotgun System at Fort Campbell’s Range 44b, Feb. 10th. The 2nd BCT, also known as the Strike Brigade, is the first unit in the Army to be issued the future weapon. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

Sgt. Vincent Mennell, a combat engineer with Company A, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fires the newly issued M26 Modular Accessory Shotgun System at Fort Campbell’s Range 44b, Feb. 10th. The 2nd BCT, also known as the Strike Brigade, is the first unit in the Army to be issued the future weapon. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

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Holidays at Home with Strike’s Little Bulldogs

 

Written by Sgt. Joe Padula
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) PAO

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell, KY – A year ago during the holidays, the Soldiers of Company B, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), were 7,440 miles away from Fort Campbell and partnered with the Afghan National Army, climbing six-foot grape walls made of mud and patrolling the villages of Kandahar. This year, they are partnered with their families and enjoying a rare holiday season at home.

Company B, known as the Bulldogs, know the importance of spending time with their families and made this year memorable. The Soldiers, the Bulldog Family Readiness Group and the Occupational Therapy Group from Milligan College partnered in created a Christmas Giving Tree for the children of the unit and handed out an array of presents at Strike Academy December 15th.

Thea Wendel, wife of Spc. Jason Wendel of Company B, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and their children Mason, Audrey and Christian receive presents for Christmas donated by the Occupational Therapy Group from Milligan College at Strike Academy Dec. 15th. The Milligan College campus and its surrounding communities in eastern Tennessee provided the gifts for 89 little Bulldogs. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

Thea Wendel, wife of Spc. Jason Wendel of Company B, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and their children Mason, Audrey and Christian receive presents for Christmas donated by the Occupational Therapy Group from Milligan College at Strike Academy Dec. 15th. The Milligan College campus and its surrounding communities in eastern Tennessee provided the gifts for 89 little Bulldogs. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

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Strike Force Wins Strike Iron Competition

 

Written by Spc. Shawn Denham
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) PAO

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell, KY – As the Army prepares to implement its new physical training program and new physical fitness test, the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) is already prepared.

Soldiers of Strike Brigade’s Company D, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, competed and won the latest Strike Iron Competition at Fort Campbell, KY, December 15th.

Soldiers of Company A, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), start the first 800-meter run during Strike Iron Challenge at Fort Campbell, KY, Dec. 15th. The competition was modified to contain most of the events in a smaller area while increasing the amount of running between each event, increasing the physical difficulty. (U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Shawn Denham, PAO, 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div.)

Soldiers of Company A, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), start the first 800-meter run during Strike Iron Challenge at Fort Campbell, KY, Dec. 15th. The competition was modified to contain most of the events in a smaller area while increasing the amount of running between each event, increasing the physical difficulty. (U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Shawn Denham, PAO, 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div.)

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Strike Officers Win latest Iron Strike Competition

 

Written by Spc. Shawn Denham
PAO, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division2nd Brigade Combat Team - Strike

Fort Campbell, KY – Physical training is one of the cornerstones of the Army and its day-to-day activities. Every aspect of performance contains the basic principles of good physical conditioning and capabilities. The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), holds a monthly combat focused competition for the brigade’s Soldiers and Leaders with the Strike Iron Competition.

Each of Strike’s battalions go head to head with one and other and the brigade staff officers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, won the latest Iron Strike Competition held at Strike and Johnson Field, October 20th.

Staff officers with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), do pushups during the first part of the Iron Strike Challenge at Fort Campbell, KY, Oct. 20th. The competition puts teams from each battalion within the brigade together to see who can win based on finishing the course in the shortest amount of time. (U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Shawn Denham, PAO, 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div.)

Staff officers with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), do pushups during the first part of the Iron Strike Challenge at Fort Campbell, KY, Oct. 20th. The competition puts teams from each battalion within the brigade together to see who can win based on finishing the course in the shortest amount of time. (U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Shawn Denham, PAO, 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div.)

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Eagle 6 recognizes Strike’s Four-Tour Veterans

 

Written by Spc. Shawn Denham
PAO, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division2nd Brigade Combat Team - Strike

Fort Campbell, KY – Most Soldiers expect to deploy at least once within their time in the Army. Two, maybe even three deployments are somewhat common for today’s Soldiers as well, but then there are the others who have deployed more times than this.

Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), who served during four deployments with the Strike Brigade, were recognized at Strike Academy earlier this month by Maj. Gen. James McConville, commander of the 101st Airborne Division.

Maj. Gen. James McConville, commander, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), shakes the hand of Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Dorsey with the 101st’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team who has deployed with Strike four separate times. McConville addressed the Strike Soldiers who served through four deployments, during a ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, earlier this month. (U.S. Army Photo By Sgt. Joe Padula, PAO, 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div.)

Maj. Gen. James McConville, commander, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), shakes the hand of Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Dorsey with the 101st’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team who has deployed with Strike four separate times. McConville addressed the Strike Soldiers who served through four deployments, during a ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, earlier this month. (U.S. Army Photo By Sgt. Joe Padula, PAO, 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div.)

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Strike Force wins Iron Strike Challenge

 

Written by Spc. Shawn Denham
PAO, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division2nd Brigade Combat Team - Strike

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers endure physical hardship throughout their training on a daily basis. From running, heavy lifting, climbing and many other activities, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), works to improve their Soldier’s performance at every opportunity, one is called the Iron Strike Challenge.

Soldiers with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, won the latest Iron Strike Challenge at Fort Campbell, KY, September 15th.

Spc. Darren Snyder, a rifleman with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), throws a medicine ball across Strike Field during the monthly Iron Strike Challenge at Fort Campbell, KY, September 15th. Snyder and his teammates won first place out of six competing teams, one from each battalion within Strike Brigade. (U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Shawn Denham, PAO, 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div.)

Spc. Darren Snyder, a rifleman with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), throws a medicine ball across Strike Field during the monthly Iron Strike Challenge at Fort Campbell, KY, September 15th. Snyder and his teammates won first place out of six competing teams, one from each battalion within Strike Brigade. (U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Shawn Denham, PAO, 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div.)

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