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Fort Campbell Soldiers support training effort for XCTC Exercise at Fort McCoy

 

Written by 1st Lt. Riley Foster
2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment

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

Fort McCoy, WI – In the heat of June, Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment (2nd, 502nd), 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division prepared to rotate out to training sites as the opposition force to the 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) of the Illinois Army National Guard here.

If that weren’t enough, the battalion moved directly from playing as opposing forces to conducting squad live fires and crew gunnery to prepare for follow-on training back at Fort Campbell, KY.

Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment of Fort Campbell, Ky., practice patrolling formations in a wooded area outside of Integrated Tactical Training Base Freedom on South Post during operations for the Exportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) Exercise on June 9, 2017, at Fort McCoy, WI. (Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, WI)

Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment of Fort Campbell, Ky., practice patrolling formations in a wooded area outside of Integrated Tactical Training Base Freedom on South Post during operations for the Exportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) Exercise on June 9, 2017, at Fort McCoy, WI. (Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, WI)

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Fort Campbell’s 2nd Brigade Strike Force readies for Deployment with Stress Shoot

 

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

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

Fort Campbell, KY – When the bullets are flying and the enemy is sight, a Soldier’s heart is beating fast, his adrenaline is pumping and his mind races, but he keeps his cool, maintains his composure and eliminates the enemy.

The only way he reaches that level of skill is by continuous training and the deploying Strike Force Security Force Assistance Teams from the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), played out this heart racing scenario by conducting a stress shoot training exercise at Fort Campbell’s Range 40a, February 16th.

Capt. James Nardelli, part of a deploying Security Force Assistance Team with the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fires at a target during a stress shoot training exercise at Fort Campbell’s Range 40a, Feb. 16th. The stress shoot training exercise conditions Soldiers to effectively hit their targets in highly intense situations. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

Capt. James Nardelli, part of a deploying Security Force Assistance Team with the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fires at a target during a stress shoot training exercise at Fort Campbell’s Range 40a, Feb. 16th. The stress shoot training exercise conditions Soldiers to effectively hit their targets in highly intense situations. (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 Force gives back to the Community, Builds Home for Family

 

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

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Hopkinsville, KY – On a cold Saturday morning, Soldiers gathered together to help a family in need of assistance. With tools in hand, they began to erect the walls on a concrete foundation for a house, which will one day become a home.

Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), worked with Habitat for Humanity to construct a house for a family in need, in Hopkinsville, KY, December 10th.

This volunteer opportunity was a way for Soldiers to give back to the communities that support Fort Campbell, said 2nd Lt. Mark Patton, an officer who helped coordinate the project with Strike Force.

2nd Lt. Mark Patton and Pvt. 1st Class Shammah Nasheed, both with 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), carry pre-made walls to be installed at a house under construction in Hopkinsville, KY, Dec. 10th. Strike Force Soldiers volunteered with Habitat for Humanity to help construct a home for a family in need. (U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Shawn Denham, PAO, 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div.)

2nd Lt. Mark Patton and Pvt. 1st Class Shammah Nasheed, both with 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), carry pre-made walls to be installed at a house under construction in Hopkinsville, KY, Dec. 10th. Strike Force Soldiers volunteered with Habitat for Humanity to help construct a home for a family in need. (U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Shawn Denham, PAO, 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div.)

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Dancing With The Stars Winner revisits 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell

 

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

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – J.R. Martinez, ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” Season 13 winner and former Soldier with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), came back to Fort Campbell and met with today’s Screaming Eagles and their families, December 4th.

Martinez was an infantryman with Company D, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team back in 2003 and the 19-year-old deployed with the Strike Brigade to Iraq that year in February. About two months later, the HMMWV, better known as a Humvee, he was driving rolled over a land mine and Martinez suffered smoke inhalation and severe burns to more than 40 percent of his body.

J.R. Martinez, ABC’s ‘Dancing With The Stars’ winner and former 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldier, speaks to 101st Soldiers and their families about overcoming great challenges while visiting Fort Campbell, KY, Dec. 4th. Martinez revisited his old unit, Company D, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

J.R. Martinez, ABC’s ‘Dancing With The Stars’ winner and former 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldier, speaks to 101st Soldiers and their families about overcoming great challenges while visiting Fort Campbell, KY, Dec. 4th. Martinez revisited his old unit, Company D, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

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Strike Force Soldiers Ride for the Fallen

 

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

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

Clarksville, TN – Motorcycles are a common recreational mode of transportation for Soldiers and civilians alike. Bikers have many reasons for why they ride; from enjoying the freedoms the bike can provide to the mechanics behind it, bikes are represented throughout the area.

Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), ride motorcycles for a reason closer to their heart.

The Soldiers of Strike Force gathered in support of the ‘Ride for the Fallen’ motorcycle-training event in Clarksville, TN, August 26th.

Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fill Highway 41-A during its ‘Ride for the Fallen’ starting in Clarksville, TN, August 26th. The event combined a motorcycle safety class with a ride to Nashville, TN, in remembrance of their fallen Soldiers from Operation Enduring Freedom 2010-2011. (U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Shawn Denham, PAO)

Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fill Highway 41-A during its ‘Ride for the Fallen’ starting in Clarksville, TN, August 26th. The event combined a motorcycle safety class with a ride to Nashville, TN, in remembrance of their fallen Soldiers from Operation Enduring Freedom 2010-2011. (U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Shawn Denham, PAO)

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