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Exercise helps Army medical logistics team from Fort Campbell ‘see ourselves,’ identify potential shortfalls

 

U.S. Department of the ArmySierra Army Depot, CA – When lives are in danger, every second counts.

Being prepared can often be the difference in a life and death situation when caring for wounded Soldiers on the battlefield.

With that in mind, a team from the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency helped facilitate an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise (EDRE) in late October 2019 that tested over 300 Soldiers from the 531st Hospital Center at Fort Campbell, KY.

The U.S. Army Forces Command exercise was held at Sierra Army Depot in Herlong, CA.

Maj. Craig Keech, chief of centralized contingency programs for the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency, organizes medical equipment on Oct. 18, 2019 at Sierra Army Depot, California, where units from the 531st Hospital Center from Fort Campbell, KY, participated in an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise. (Maj. Bryan Pamintuan)

Maj. Craig Keech, chief of centralized contingency programs for the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency, organizes medical equipment on Oct. 18, 2019 at Sierra Army Depot, California, where units from the 531st Hospital Center from Fort Campbell, KY, participated in an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise. (Maj. Bryan Pamintuan)

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101st Airborne Division, Iowa Red Bulls Strengthen Relationship

 

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Iowa National Guard (IANG) Soldiers with the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (2nd IBCT), 34th Infantry Division, were assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (101st ABN) for Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan from 2010-2011.

Now, ten years after that deployment, which was the largest mobilization of the IANG since World War II, the National Guard and active duty units continue to strengthen their working relationship.

Iowa National Guard and 101st Airborne Division engineer Soldiers shield themselves as they conduct a live urban breach during an eXportable Combat Training Capability rotation at Camp Ripley, Minn., on July 15, 2019. (Sgt. Tawny Schmit)

Iowa National Guard and 101st Airborne Division engineer Soldiers shield themselves as they conduct a live urban breach during an eXportable Combat Training Capability rotation at Camp Ripley, Minn., on July 15, 2019. (Sgt. Tawny Schmit)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s transition to Defense Health Agency eyed by Army Leaders

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – On June 25th, 2019, the commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command, General Michael X. Garrett, visited Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) to discuss how the hospital’s transition to the Defense Health Agency will impact Soldier medical readiness on Fort Campbell and medical care for service members, retirees and family members enrolled at the facility.

The National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 called for transitioning the management of the three separate military health systems of the Army, Navy and Air Force to one, managed by a single Defense Health Agency. Blanchfield’s transition from an Army Medicine managed facility to DHA is scheduled for October 1st.

Col. Patrick T. Birchfield, center, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Earle, right, welcome Gen. Michael X. Garrett, U.S. Army Forces Command commander, to the hospital, June 25. (U.S. Army photo by David Gillespie)

Col. Patrick T. Birchfield, center, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Earle, right, welcome Gen. Michael X. Garrett, U.S. Army Forces Command commander, to the hospital, June 25. (U.S. Army photo by David Gillespie)

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1st Theater Sustainment Command deploys to Fort Campbell Kentucky

 

Written by Master Sgt. Jonathan Wiley
1st Theater Sustainment Command

1st Theater Sustainment CommandFort Knox, KY – For the third time in less than 12 months, the 1st Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) conducted a large-scale field training exercise – this time to Fort Campbell, KY February 13th-23rd.

The unit deployed its Early Entry Command Post (EECP), a mobile command post that allows the unit to conduct operational-level sustainment from any location in the world, the creation of which is an initiative began by Major General Flem B. “Donnie” Walker Jr. commanding general, 1st Theater Sustainment Command (TSC), shortly after he assumed command of the unit.

Soldiers from the Support Operations (SPO) section of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command unfold a large Airbeam tent Feb. 14, 2019 at Fort Campbell, KY. The tent is part of the unit’s Early Entry Command Post. (Master Sgt. Jonathan Wiley)

Soldiers from the Support Operations (SPO) section of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command unfold a large Airbeam tent Feb. 14, 2019 at Fort Campbell, KY. The tent is part of the unit’s Early Entry Command Post. (Master Sgt. Jonathan Wiley)

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101st Airborne Division Welcomes Major General Brian Winski as New Commanding General

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The historic and accomplished 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) welcomed its 47th commanding general Thursday, February 14th, 2019, as Major General Andrew Poppas relinquished command to Major General Brian Winski.

Under Poppas’ leadership, the 101st Airborne Division deployed Soldiers to combat, contingency and peacekeeping missions around the world, to include Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan, dozens of training and partnership missions on the African and European continents, and hurricane and disaster relief missions in Puerto Rico and the United States. He spoke to the thousands of “Screaming Eagle” Soldiers, Veterans and community members who assembled for the ceremony at Fort Campbell’s parade field.

Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson, acting commanding general for U.S. Forces Command, hands the "Screaming Eagle" colors to Maj. Gen. Brian Winski, as he assumes command of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Feb. 14, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Winski succeeds Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, who, after commanding the world's only air assault division for the past two years, will move on to the Pentagon, as the director of operations for the Joint Staff. (Sgt. James Griffin, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson, acting commanding general for U.S. Forces Command, hands the “Screaming Eagle” colors to Maj. Gen. Brian Winski, as he assumes command of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Feb. 14, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Winski succeeds Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, who, after commanding the world’s only air assault division for the past two years, will move on to the Pentagon, as the director of operations for the Joint Staff. (Sgt. James Griffin, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, 101st Airborne Division Soldiers moving forward to Army Best Medic Competition

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – A team from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital and two Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) prevailed following three days of grueling competition to earn the title of the 2018 Regional Health Command-Atlantic – 101st Airborne Division Best Medic Competition August 2nd, 2018.

Sgt. 1st Class Justin Cauthen, BACH Gold Army Medical Home non-commissioned officer in charge, and Maj. J. Tyler Garrett, BACH Clinical Services Division chief, were named 2018 RHC-A Best Medics and will represent RHC-A in the Army-wide Command Sgt. Maj. Jack L. Clark, Jr. Army Best Medic Competition at Fort Sam Houston, Texas and Camp Bullis, Texas later this year.

Regional Health Command-Atlantic Commander, Brig. Gen. Telita Crosland and Command Sgt. Maj. Diamond Hough, senior enlisted advisor, congratulate Capt. Brent Turpin, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, and Sgt Daryus Jenkins, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, as winners of the 2018 101st Airborne Division Best Medic Competition at Fort Campbell, KY. The two will represent the division during an Army-wide competition later this year. (U.S. Army photo by David Gillespie)

Regional Health Command-Atlantic Commander, Brig. Gen. Telita Crosland and Command Sgt. Maj. Diamond Hough, senior enlisted advisor, congratulate Capt. Brent Turpin, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, and Sgt Daryus Jenkins, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, as winners of the 2018 101st Airborne Division Best Medic Competition at Fort Campbell, KY. The two will represent the division during an Army-wide competition later this year. (U.S. Army photo by David Gillespie)

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U.S. Army Culture as an offset

 

Written by Col. John P. Cogbill
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

U.S. Army Acquisition Support CenterFort Belvoir, VA – Innovation in the Army needs to come from the top down and the ground up, and Soldiers at all levels need freedom, time and equipment to make it happen.

Maintaining overmatch against any and all potential adversaries—known as an offset strategy—places a premium on new, potentially disruptive technologies. However, technology alone will not maintain the offset.

An effective and enduring offset will require a culture of innovation that enables critical thinking and the application of the myriad emerging military and commercial technologies to address the full spectrum of national security challenges in an increasingly hostile and complex world.

Col. John P. Cogbill, right, and Brig. Gen. K. Todd Royar, 101st Airborne Division deputy commanding general (Support), discuss 3rd BCT training inside the brigade tactical operations center in May. Hands-on training like this helps reinforce classroom instruction and encourages adaptive thinking, the author argues. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Harding, 3-101)

Col. John P. Cogbill, right, and Brig. Gen. K. Todd Royar, 101st Airborne Division deputy commanding general (Support), discuss 3rd BCT training inside the brigade tactical operations center in May. Hands-on training like this helps reinforce classroom instruction and encourages adaptive thinking, the author argues. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Harding, 3-101)

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101st Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team arrives at Fort Bliss for NIE 17.2

 

Written by Sgt. Maricris McLane
24th Press Camp Headquarters

24th Press Camp Headquarters at Fort Bliss1st Armored Division at Fort BlissFort Bliss, TX – Approximately 1,900 Soldiers from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, arrived for the Network Integration Exercise 17.2 here, July 5th-6th, 2017.

NIE started in 2011 and since then the major participant of the exercise was 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division.

The “Strike” Brigade is the first rotational unit to conduct NIE here.

As an expeditionary light infantry unit recently returning from supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, the brigade provides an operational mindset that will assist in the overall assessment of practices and systems being used during the NIE exercise.

Soldiers with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, disembark the plane during their arrival for the Network Integration Exercise 17.2, here, July 5. The "Strike" Brigade with 101st ABN DIV is the first rotational brigade to conduct NIE here. (Capt. Earl Wilson)

Soldiers with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, disembark the plane during their arrival for the Network Integration Exercise 17.2, here, July 5. The “Strike” Brigade with 101st ABN DIV is the first rotational brigade to conduct NIE here. (Capt. Earl Wilson)

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Austin Peay State University announces Fort Campbell Colonel James R. Salome to deliver keynote at Summer Commencement

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Fort Campbell Garrison Commander Colonel James R. Salome will deliver the keynote address at Austin Peay State University’s 88th Summer Commencement on August 5th.

Salome took command of Fort Campbell on June 18th, 2015, after arriving from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he served as the Commander’s Initiatives Group director, U.S. Army Forces Command. Salome previously served with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, as an operations officer.

Fort Campbell Garrison Commander Colonel James R. Salome

Fort Campbell Garrison Commander Colonel James R. Salome

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101st Airborne Division Lifeliners demonstrate capabilities during Sea Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise

 

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

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

Port Arthur, TX – A bright yellow sign with the words “convoy follows” sits in the front of a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle as about twenty more vehicles follow behind it.

This symbolizes the last convoy with Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) to leave Port Arthur, TX, on May 1st, thus finalizing the Lifeliner’s mission for the Sea Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise.

Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div. (Air Assault), arrived in Port Arthur, TX, April 22nd in support of the SEDRE.

U.S. Naval Ship Benavidez arrives to Port Arthur, Tx., April 25, 2016 for the next phase in the Sea Emergency Readiness Deployment Exercise. Soldiers from 372nd Inland Cargo Transfer Company and 613th Movement Control Team, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) begin the first day of unloading equipment. The SEDRE will test their ability to rapidly mobilize forces. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

U.S. Naval Ship Benavidez arrives to Port Arthur, Tx., April 25, 2016 for the next phase in the Sea Emergency Readiness Deployment Exercise. Soldiers from 372nd Inland Cargo Transfer Company and 613th Movement Control Team, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) begin the first day of unloading equipment. The SEDRE will test their ability to rapidly mobilize forces. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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