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As original Gander Memorial closes at Fort Campbell, plans for new site take shape

 

Written by Maria McClure
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Gander memorial – Task Force 3-502nd Memorial Park – sits on the peninsula between the post’s Screaming Eagle and Normandy boulevards.

It was established to honor the U.S. Army Soldiers and crew members who lost their lives in the December 12th, 1985, crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 at Gander, Newfoundland, Canada.

The flight was scheduled to bring 248 Soldiers – all of whom were attached or assigned to 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, “Strike and Kill,” 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division – home to Fort Campbell following a six-month peacekeeping mission to the Sinai Peninsula in the Middle East. There were no survivors.

The new Task Force 3-502nd Memorial site will feature two sugar maples standing on either side of the black granite monuments representing the commander and the command sergeant major of Task Force 3-502nd – Lt. Col. Marvin Jeffcoat and Command Sgt. Maj. Hasland O. Black. (Courtesy Graphic)

The new Task Force 3-502nd Memorial site will feature two sugar maples standing on either side of the black granite monuments representing the commander and the command sergeant major of Task Force 3-502nd – Lt. Col. Marvin Jeffcoat and Command Sgt. Maj. Hasland O. Black. (Courtesy Graphic)

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Fort Campbell Gander ceremony bittersweet as post readies for memorial relocation

 

Written by Maria McClure
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – U.S. Army Soldiers, Families, veterans and friends gathered December 12th, 2018, at the Task Force 3-502nd Memorial Park for one final remembrance ceremony.

“Today is a time to say goodbye. Today is the last day that the Gander remembrance will be conducted on this hallowed ground,” said U.S. Army Col. Joseph Escandon, commander of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), in the opening remarks of this speech. “We could be sad, but there is much to rejoice in for this is a time of renewal.”

The memorial is dedicated to 248 Soldiers – all of whom were attached or assigned to 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, “Strike and Kill,” 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and eight crewmembers, who died in when their flight crashed shortly after takeoff from Gander, Newfoundland, Canada.

Amy Gallo, a Gander widow, shakes hands with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldiers Wednesday, December 12th, 2018, following the final remembrance ceremony at Task Force 3-502nd Memorial Park at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Maria Rice McClure, Fort Campbell Courier/Fort Campbell Public Affairs)

Amy Gallo, a Gander widow, shakes hands with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldiers Wednesday, December 12th, 2018, following the final remembrance ceremony at Task Force 3-502nd Memorial Park at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Maria Rice McClure, Fort Campbell Courier/Fort Campbell Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 4th Brigade Combat Team encourages Cooperation, One village at a time

 

Written by Maj. Kamil Sztakolper
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

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Khowst Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army soldiers from Whiskey Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, and leaders from 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, met with their Afghan National Security Force counterparts and village elders of Kunday village to discussion historical security concerns, September 9th.

Sgt. Kamal, an Afghan Uniformed Police officer, discusses security issues with villagers from Kunday on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Sept. 8, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joshua Dwyer, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

Sgt. Kamal, an Afghan Uniformed Police officer, discusses security issues with villagers from Kunday on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Sept. 8, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joshua Dwyer, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team along with Afghan Border Police deliver Supplies to Local School

 

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionJalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan – The Zone 1 Afghan Border Police along with 2nd Brigade Afghan National Civil Order Police delivered school supplies to hundreds of students as part of a community outreach mission, May 25th, at a school in western Jalalabad.

U.S. Army Soldiers with ABP Zone 1 Security Forces Advise and Assistance Team, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division assisted their Afghan National Security Forces counterparts by providing security and help hand out supplies.

A local Afghan schoolgirl smiles after she receives school supplies from Afghan Border Police and 2nd Brigade Afghan National Civil Order Police soldiers during a community outreach mission, May 25, 2013, in Jalalabad, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, CT 1-101 Public Affairs)

A local Afghan schoolgirl smiles after she receives school supplies from Afghan Border Police and 2nd Brigade Afghan National Civil Order Police soldiers during a community outreach mission, May 25, 2013, in Jalalabad, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, CT 1-101 Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Soldiers observe Air Assault, the Afghan way

 

Written by U.S. Army National Guard Spc. Margaret Taylor
129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan – Dozens of Afghan National Army soldiers, Afghan Uniformed Police, and a smattering of U.S. Army Soldiers serving as mission advisors sat by their heavy packs on the gravel, talking and laughing in quiet anticipation, waiting for a sound.

After several hours of checks and double-checks, roll calls and final updates from the command center, the punchy staccato of rotors came faintly in the distance. Louder and louder the noise sounded, until the reverberations deafened and the dusty prop-wash buffeted those waiting at the landing zone for the choppers.

U.S. Army Soldiers from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, secure a landing zone for Afghan Air Force Mi-17 helicopters outside the village of Hesarak, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, May 17. The Mi-17s will transport Afghan National Army Soldiers back to Forward Operating Base Connolly after a successful Afghan led clearing operation. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Vang Seng Thao, 55th Signal Company, Combat Camera)

U.S. Army Soldiers from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, secure a landing zone for Afghan Air Force Mi-17 helicopters outside the village of Hesarak, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, May 17. The Mi-17s will transport Afghan National Army Soldiers back to Forward Operating Base Connolly after a successful Afghan led clearing operation. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Vang Seng Thao, 55th Signal Company, Combat Camera)

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APSU History Professor Dr. Sheena Harris teaches classes in Honduras

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Soto Cano Air Base sits at the bottom of the Comayagua Valley in the Central American nation of Honduras. It’s home to about 500 U.S. Army soldiers, and this past January, a handful of them gathered inside a small wood hut with a sheet metal roof.

The building served as a classroom for the first “on-the-ground” college courses offered at the remote base, and Dr. Sheena Harris, Austin Peay State University assistant professor of history, traveled all the way from Clarksville to teach the new classes.

Austin Peay Professor Dr. Sheena Harris

Austin Peay Professor Dr. Sheena Harris

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team becomes first Army Unit to fire the XM1156 Precision Guidance Kit fuse in Combat

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Jon Heinrich
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division PAO

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Soldiers from Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division have been training diligently with a new artillery fuse at Forward Operating Base Joyce, Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

The XM1156 Precision Guidance Kit fuse is a fuse with GPS capabilities that increases the accuracy of conventional High Explosive and Rocket-Assisted Projectile artillery rounds, according to U.S. Army 1st Lt. Anthony Jones, the platoon leader for 1st Platoon, Btry. A., and native to Ellsworth, Maine.

U.S. Army Soldiers with Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, practice using the Enhanced Portable Inductive Artillery Fuse Setter on a XM1156 Precision Guidance Kit Fuse and the M795 Rocket-Assisted Projectile April 28, 2013 at Forward Operating Base Joyce, Kunar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, CT 1-101 Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Soldiers with Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, practice using the Enhanced Portable Inductive Artillery Fuse Setter on a XM1156 Precision Guidance Kit Fuse and the M795 Rocket-Assisted Projectile April 28, 2013 at Forward Operating Base Joyce, Kunar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, CT 1-101 Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne” conducts DANCON March

 

Written by Sgt. Jon Heinrich
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan – Stepping off at dawn with more than 22 pounds of weight from combined gear and bag, they began their march in the early morning hours.

U.S. Army soldiers with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conducted a Danish Contingent, or DANCON March, at Forward Operating Base Fenty, April 20th.

Three U.S. Army soldiers of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, stand with their medals after completing a 25 kilometer Danish Contingent March, April 20th, 2013. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

Three U.S. Army soldiers of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, stand with their medals after completing a 25 kilometer Danish Contingent March, April 20th, 2013. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team helps Afghan soldiers succeed with training

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Jon Heinrich
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division PAO

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan – Heavy clouds and a chance of rain, conditions any Soldier would say are good for training.

These are the conditions Afghan National Army soldiers from 4th Combat Support Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 201st Corps, experienced as they conducted their latest training with U.S. Army Soldiers from Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Phalanx, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, March 12th, at Combat Outpost Fortress, Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Chad Clark, the noncommissioned officer in charge of Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Phalanx, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, teach Afghan National Army soldiers from 4th Combat Support Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 201st Corp, on weapons handling, March 12, 2013, at Combat Outpost Fortress, Kunar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, Task Force 1-101 Public Affairs.)

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Chad Clark, the noncommissioned officer in charge of Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Phalanx, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, teach Afghan National Army soldiers from 4th Combat Support Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 201st Corp, on weapons handling, March 12, 2013, at Combat Outpost Fortress, Kunar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, Task Force 1-101 Public Affairs.)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team Soldiers get visit from U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Jon Heinrich
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division PAO

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan – Secretary of Defense, the Honorable Chuck Hagel, visited the U.S. Army Soldiers of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, March 9th.

Hagel and his team landed at Forward Operating Base Fenty in a U.S. Air Force C-130 and were given a briefing by the command team of 1st BCT about the status of operations in Kunar and Nangarhar provinces in Afghanistan.

After the briefing, Hagel made his way to the entrance of the FOB where he addressed Combined Team Bastogne Soldiers.

U.S. Secretary of Defense, the Honorable Chuck Hagel, speaks to Combined Team Bastogne, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, March 9, 2013, at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, Combined Team 1-101 Public Affairs)

U.S. Secretary of Defense, the Honorable Chuck Hagel, speaks to Combined Team Bastogne, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, March 9, 2013, at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, Combined Team 1-101 Public Affairs)

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