Archive: 101st Airborne

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  • Soldiers compete in last Currahee Best Squad Competition

    Apr 10, 2014

    Six squads, each representing their respective battalion within the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), participated in the brigade's last Best Squad Competition, April 9, 2014, as a final show of which battalion is superior.

  • TF Strike advises ANSF during Afghan elections

    Apr 9, 2014

    LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Leaders with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division and the commanders of both the Train Advise and Assist Command-Northeast and the Combined Joint Task Force-10 advised and assisted their counterparts with the Afghan National Security Forces as they executed their plans to ensure a safe and secure election day process April 5, 2014, at the Operational Coordination Center- Regional, Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Laghman province, Afghanistan.

  • 101st Airborne Division conducts brigade air assault

    Apr 9, 2014

    For the first time in more than a decade, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) conducted a large-scale air assault training operation, at Fort Campbell, Ky., April 4-8, 2014.

  • Air Assault School Graduation Photo

    Apr 7, 2014

    Graduates of the Sabalauski Air Assault School at Fort Campbell, Ky, April 7th, 2014.

  • On-post motorcycle courses help Soldiers ride safe

    Apr 4, 2014

    As the weather continues to warm up, more and more motorcycle riders will begin hitting the roads. For Fort Campbell Soldiers, the joy of riding comes with a requirement to complete a motorcycle training course.

  • On Location: 'Nashville' episode intertwines country music, Army lifestyle

    Apr 4, 2014

    The Fort Campbell community got a chance to see and participate in the making of an acclaimed television drama last week, when ABC's "Nashville" set up filming at Sabre Army Airfield and at McAuliffe Hall, the headquarters of the 101st Airborne Division. The episode, set to air May 7, will feature concert scenes, special guests and the appearances of many Soldiers and Family members as background extras.

  • Warrior games: WTB Soldiers, Veterans start selection trials

    Apr 4, 2014

    More than 40 Soldiers and Veterans from the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion are participating in the Army's Warrior Games unit-level selection trials, which began Monday and runs through Friday on post.

  • 101st Airborne plans brigade-level air assault

    Apr 4, 2014

    FORT CABMPELL, Ky. -- In preparation for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team's upcoming brigade-level air assault exercise, the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), held an air commanders brief at 5th Battalion, 101st CAB headquarters April 2.

  • Lifeliners train to prevent abuse

    Mar 31, 2014

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Soldiers from the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, participated in Family Advocacy Program training March 10-11, 2014, at Fort Campbell, Ky. The mandatory training helps Soldiers identify indicators of domestic abuse and provides resources to help Soldiers prevent abuse.

  • Rakkasans host future Soldiers

    Mar 25, 2014

    Fourteen future Soldiers from the Bloomington, Ind. Recruiting Station were given a glimpse of their future during a visit here March 19 as part of a communit outreach visit.

  • Balls of the Eagle inducts NCOs to the Corps

    Mar 24, 2014

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- The importance of recognizing the transition from "just one of the guys or gals" to a noncommissioned officer should be shared among the superiors, peers and soldiers of the newly promoted. (Army Field Manual 7-22.7, Appendix F)

  • 101st Airborne advances training with Army network

    Mar 24, 2014

    As they prepare for their first large-scale air assault exercise since before 9/11, the Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) are not just getting "back to basics" with their core mission -- they are using the Army's new tactical network to take it to the next level.

  • Strike PSD Soldier prepares to depart

    Mar 21, 2014

  • Leader Battalion Field Training Exercise builds Soldiers for future missions

    Mar 21, 2014

    Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team 'Rakkasans', 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), recently wrapped up a ten-day training exercise here March 17, 2014.

  • Longest deployed Red Currahee receives induction as Distinguished Member of 506th

    Mar 20, 2014

    Soldiers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team "Currahee", 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), hosted an induction ceremony, March 13, 2014, for Distinguished and Honorary members of the 506th Infantry Regiment, at the 4th BCT Headquarters on Fort Campbell.

  • Military Working Dog team visits students

    Mar 17, 2014

    A military working dog team from the 510th Military Police Detachment (Military Working Dog), 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), gave a presentation to students Feb. 26, at Wassom Middle School on Fort Campbell, Ky. During the visit, two soldiers and a dog taught 17 students in the gifted program about the Army's MWD program.

  • Strike Soldiers advise ANA through first artillery school graduation

    Mar 16, 2014

    Strike Soldiers advise Afghan Army with artillery training class

  • Military Working Dog team visits students

    Mar 14, 2014

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- A military working dog team from the 510th Military Police Detachment (Military Working Dog), 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), gave a presentation to students Feb. 26, at Wassom Middle School on Fort Campbell, Ky. During the visit, two Soldiers and a dog taught 17 students in the gifted program about the Army's MWD program.

  • 3rd STB gains knowledge of mental skills

    Mar 11, 2014

    Leaders and noncommissioned officers assigned to 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), took part in a five-day Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness leader development course here, Feb. 24 through Feb. 28.

  • Lifeliners demonstrate readiness to deploy

    Mar 7, 2014

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Soldiers from the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), carried out a readiness validation exercise Feb. 26, 2014 at Fort Campbell, Ky. The exercise validated the unit�'s ability to rapidly deploy anywhere in the world.

  • Currahees conduct NCO, Soldier of the Quarter Competition

    Mar 7, 2014

    U.S. Army soldiers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), participated in the brigade's Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Quarter Competition, Feb. 26-27, 2014, at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Strike's Transfer of Authority Ceremony

    Mar 5, 2014

    Strike's Transfer of Authority Ceremony

  • Red Currahees race in tribute of Fallen Hero, FSU alumnus

    Feb 27, 2014

    Twenty Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) participated in the first 2nd Lt. Justin Sisson Memorial 5K Race, Feb. 22, 2014 which was held on the Florida State University campus in Tallahassee, Fla.

  • New Command Sergeant Major joins Rakkasan Brigade

    Feb 25, 2014

    Soldiers with 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Walter Tagalicud to the Rakkasans

  • Rakkasans Honor Past and Future

    Feb 25, 2014

    Soldiers and families from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), gathered to celebrate the history and lineage of the unit

  • What makes a Rakkasan better

    Feb 25, 2014

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- That was the question Soldiers and the command of 3rd Brigade Combat Team 'Rakkasans, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), set out to answer during the Brigade's first ever 'Best Rakkasan' competition here, Feb. 19 and 20th.

  • A Profile in Courage

    Feb 25, 2014

    A Soldier's journey from football player to leader of Soldiers.

  • 591st Engineer Company hits ground running

    Feb 25, 2014

    The historical 591st Engineer Company has been added to the ranks of 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team �"Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

  • Patriots set replacements up for success

    Feb 24, 2014

    4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot leadership took their counterparts from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force STRIKE, to meet some of the Afghan National Security Forces they'll be working with around Forward Operating Base Fenty Feb. 17, 2014.

  • Task Force Warrior transfers authority

    Feb 24, 2014

    During a ceremony at Bagram Airfield Feb. 23, the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment transferred authority to the 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, officially ending their mission in Afghanistan.

  • Bastogne Soldiers get new hearing protection

    Feb 24, 2014

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- The U.S. Army recently began issuing a new hearing device called Tactical Communications and Protective System to units. The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), is the first brigade in the Army to receive the new TCAPS device, according to Maj. Mia P. Bruner, the assistant product manager for TCAPS with Product Manager for Soldier Warrior.

  • Strike takes the lead in assistance

    Feb 23, 2014

    LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mumaina Lagai (left), squad leader, and 1st Lt. Adam Hon (right), platoon leader, with Company B, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Strike, provide security during a key leaders meeting Feb. 22 at Forward Operating Base Gamberi. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. David Cox, Task Force Strike Public Affairs) (Released)

  • "STRIKE" HHC Soldiers hold ceremony

    Feb 23, 2014

  • Currahee artillery soldiers receive ARCOM with Valor

    Feb 20, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Kristopher J. Forchione, Sgt. Ramon A. Fernandez and Sgt. Justin M. Watson, all cannon crewmembers with 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), received Army Commendation Medals with Valor device during an award ceremony Feb. 13, 2014.

  • Currahee receives Army Nurse Corps' 2014 Leadership Award of Excellence

    Feb 13, 2014

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky - Capt. Christine Shepherd, the brigade nurse with Company C "Painkiller", 801st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), received the Army Nurse Corps' 2014 Leadership Award of Excellence, Feb. 6, 2014, in a ceremony held during the Army Nurse Corps' CJ Reddy Leadership Training Conference at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • 101st command team returns to Campbell

    Feb 7, 2014

    Members of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) command group returned to Fort Campbell, Ky., Feb. 7, following a 12-month tour in Afghanistan.

  • Rakkasans field test new equipment

    Feb 6, 2014

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - Soldiers throughout the 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) took part in a Brigade wide new equipment fielding exercise here which started Jan. 6 and ended Jan. 29. "We are out here fielding this equipment to not only work out the kinks but to also get better hands on training for everyone," said 1st Lt. Eric Williams, the Capability Set 2013 Planner assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd BCT, 101st Abn. Div. "This took the entire Brigade's effort to train up to this event as well as field the equipment." The Capability Set 2013 program is a communication system that not only allows Soldiers to use hand held devices to update locations and view maps, but to also combine that with an advanced radio network so that commanders can visually see where each Soldier is as well as communicate with that Soldier throughout the battlefield.

  • Stammer to assume Deputy Commanding General position

    Feb 5, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Mark R. Stammer, will assume one of the two deputy commanding general positions of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

  • Battalion CSM sets standard for Currahees

    Feb 4, 2014

    U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Dent, command sergeant major of 801st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team "Currahee", 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), graduated with a group of 12 other Currahees from the Fort Campbell Sabalauski Air Assault School Jan. 24, 2013.

  • Balls of the Eagle shoot with confidence

    Feb 4, 2014

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- The Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conducted a battalion-size confidence shoot Jan. 31 at Firing Point 32A here.

  • Wings of Destiny Fly over the Super Bowl

    Feb 4, 2014

    NEWBURGH, N.Y., February 4, 2014 -- Crew chiefs from 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) guided UH-60, Black Hawk, and CH-47, Chinook, helicopters over the Super Bowl at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., February 2, 2014.

  • Wings of Destiny prepares for Super Bowl XLVIII flyover

    Feb 1, 2014

    Pilots and air crews from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) conducted rehearsals for the Super Bowl flyover at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., January 31, 2014.

  • RC East Commander; farewell visit to Task Force Patriot

    Jan 31, 2014

    U.S. Army Maj. Gen. James McConville made his final visit to Forward Operating Base Gamberi Jan. 29, 2014. McConville will soon relinquish command of Regional Command East in Afghanistan. 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot currently occupies FOB Gamberi and supports the Train Advise and Assist Command Northeast mission of mentoring the 201st Afghan National Army Corps in RC East's North of Kabul area of responsibility.

  • Band of Brother's Easy Company returns; End of an Era

    Jan 28, 2014

    The last group of Soldiers of the 4th Brigade Combat Team "Currahee", 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), consisting mainly of Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, returned home in the early hours of Jan. 26, 2014, marking the end of an era for the brigade.

  • STRIKE BRIGADE CASES THEIR COLORS

    Jan 28, 2014

    STRIKE BRIGADE CASES THEIR COLORS

  • Warrior 'Stakes' high, unlike weather

    Jan 27, 2014

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Through below freezing temperatures and an even colder wind chill, the Soldiers of 511 Sapper Engineer Company, 326th Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, began their competition in the early morning hours with push-ups.

  • Ready to go! 2-44th ADA cases its colors

    Jan 24, 2014

    Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), cased their battalion colors in a ceremony Jan. 10, 2014, at Fort Campbell, Ky. The color casing ceremony symbolizes a unit is ready for movement and it serves as a prelude to deployment.

  • Task Force Thunder assumes authority

    Jan 24, 2014

    Task Force Thunder, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), officially took over aviation operations in Regional Command East from Task Force Falcon, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, during a transfer of authority ceremony held at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Jan. 18, 2014.

  • Mortar gunners brave the cold

    Jan 22, 2014

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Soldiers from the Mortar Platoons of 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), recently braved the frigid weather to conduct gunner preparedness training Jan. 15, 2014, at Johnson field here.

  • Fort Campbell's Defense Military Pay Office opens

    Jan 22, 2014

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Soldiers from the 101st Financial Management Support Unit, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and their civilian counterparts held a grand opening ceremony Jan. 16, 2014, at Fort Campbell for the Fort Campbell Defense Military Pay Office. The building will provide finance and pay support for Fort Campbell.

  • 2nd BCT Soldiers participate in Soldier 2020 Study

    Jan 16, 2014

    More than 60 Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division participated in a physical demand study conducted here, Dec. 9-13, 2013. The physical demand study is part of "Soldier 2020," a scientific approach for the Army led by Training and Doctrine Command, TRADOC, to identify and validate standards for high demand tasks in its Combat Arms branches. The main purpose of the study is to ensure the defined tasks are executed without compromising readiness or mission accomplishment regardless of gender.

  • From Soldiers to Martians: Two advance in Mars One contest, aim for stars

    Jan 13, 2014

    For two Soldiers at Fort Campbell, childhood dreams are one step closer to reality after the Mars One announcement, Dec. 30. Mars One is a privatized foundation with the goal of establishing a permanent settlement on Mars by 2025. As a preliminary step in this process, the foundation is assembling a pool of cadets who will help colonize the Red Planet. 1st Lt. Heidi Beemer and Chief Warrant Officer 4 David Woodward heard about this mission several months ago and they were two of about 200,000 to start the application process for the outerspace opportunity. Both Soldiers are celebrating making it past the first cut. A more intensive second-round elimination process, including medical screenings and one-on-one interviews, will trim the remaining 1,058. The applicants come from across the globe with the eventual goal of creating four-person teams for the one-way trip to Mars.

  • Commissary begins scanning IDs

    Jan 13, 2014

    Fort Campbell Commissary cashiers began scanning customers' Defense Department ID cards as part of a new Defense Commissary Agency checkout requirement Jan. 6. Currently, many military activities actively scan DoD ID cards to positively identify individuals and verify benefit entitlement. DeCA commissaries are now part of that group. "Verifying eligibility has been a problem in the past," said Patricia King, Fort Campbell Commissary store administration. "Some may have a military ID card but do not have commissary privileges. On busy days with long lines, sometimes you won't catch that." The information captured during the scanning process will serve two purposes. It will verify a patron's eligibility to use the commissary and will also help identify preferences that will enable commissaries to provide products and services that are directly related to its patrons.

  • Sustainment Soldiers support troops through sling load operations

    Jan 9, 2014

    No matter what obstacles arise two riggers with Task Force Lifeliner make sure they successfully complete their daily mission with skill as sling load operators.

  • Officers versus enlisted

    Jan 8, 2014

    Officers and enlisted soldiers with Task Force Lifeliner dribble into the New Year. They competed against each other in a friendly game of basketball to prove once and for all "Who the better basketball player is?" This game gave the Lifeliners an opportunity to demonstrate their sportsmanship and to further build on unit camaraderie outside of their operational mission.

  • Christmas Feast in Afghanistan

    Jan 7, 2014

    Servicemembers stationed at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan celebrated Christmas with a feast.

  • Staying Ready Through the Holidays

    Jan 7, 2014

    Soldiers with the 51st Transportation Company, Task Force Lifeliner show how they stay prepared through the holidays. Produced by Staff Sgt. Peter Sinclair. Includes soundbites from Pfc. Lorenzo D. Mann, from Dayton, Ohio, gunner, and Staff Sgt. Jose A. Antepara, from Mableton, Ga., truck commander, both with 51st Transportation Company.

  • Holiday Heroes

    Jan 7, 2014

    The day before the winter holidays commence the U.S. Army Combat Action Badge is awarded to nineteen Soldiers of the 1084th Transportation Company. These Soldiers proved themselves in combat situations here in Afghanistan. Includes sound bites from Col. Charles R. Hamilton, Task Force Lifeliner Commander. Hometown: Houston Tx. and Spc. Marcus Dempsey, Gunner for 1084th Transportation Company, Task Force lifeliner. Hometown: Metairie, La. Also available in high definition.

  • Currahee Year in Review

    Jan 7, 2014

    A look back at the highlights of 2013 from the 101st Airborne Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team.

  • Thunder Year in Review

    Jan 7, 2014

    A look back at the highlights of 2013 from the 101st Airborne Division's 159th Combat Aviation Brigade.

  • Rakkasan Year in Review

    Jan 7, 2014

    A look back at the highlights of 2013 from the 101st Airborne Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team.

  • Bastogne Year in Review

    Jan 7, 2014

    A look back at the highlights of 2013 from the 101st Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team.

  • Strike Year in Review

    Jan 7, 2014

    A look back at the highlights of 2013 from the 101st Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team.

  • Wings of Destiny Year in Review

    Jan 7, 2014

    A look back at the highlights of 2013 from the 101st Airborne Division's 101st Combat Aviation Brigade.

  • Lifeliner Year in Review

    Jan 7, 2014

    A look back at the highlights of 2013 from the 101st Airborne Division's Sustainment Brigade.

  • Eagles at the gates

    Jan 7, 2014

    Two lines of cars trying to enter Fort Campbell through Gate 4, one of the busiest of the installation's 10 access control points, stretch nearly back to Fort Campbell Boulevard. Three soldiers stop cars at the gate. Judging by outward appearances, including the fluorescent yellow vest, large black belts and pistols, the only thing different about these soldiers from the military police soldiers who normally staff the ACP is their patch. They all wear the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) eagle patch on their left shoulder.

  • Farewell to a True Patriot

    Jan 5, 2014

    The 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot, bids farewell to Capt. David Wilson as he returns home from Afghanistan to prepare for ranger school and his next assignment. Wilson has been with the brigade since March 2010, serving as the commander of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, and Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, with his most recent assignment being at Headquarters and Headquarters Company Brigade as a plans officer.

  • Securing Advisors in Nangarhar

    Jan 5, 2014

    Guardian Angels with 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot, help secure a Security Forces Advise and Assist Team making their way to the the Nangarhar Province police headquarters Jan. 2, 2014, to discuss election security with their counterparts.

  • Finishing the mission is 'Easy'

    Dec 29, 2013

    Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division's historic Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, received a new mission after successfully completing everything that was asked of them while they were operating in the Khost province of Afghanistan.

  • Christmas with the Patriots

    Dec 27, 2013

    Across Regional Command-East, Task Force Patriot Soldiers got into the holiday spirit and spent their Christmas enjoying the fellowhip of their comrades in arms with food, games, gifts, and friendship.

  • 'Currahee' year in review

    Dec 27, 2013

    The 4th Brigade Combat Team "Currahee," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), started 2013 running fast and hard, as the brigade deployed to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La., in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Soldier adopts battle buddy

    Dec 23, 2013

    Sergeant Pamela Collen, 163rd Military Police Detachment, 716th MP Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, stands in the grassy field behind Fort Campbell's MP Headquarters. In spite of the frigid temperature, she wears a broad smile on her face. It isn't long before the source of her grin comes rocketing toward her at a dizzying speed, carrying with it the ultimate prize - a squeaky tennis ball. "Good girl, Astra," says Collen, giving her 8-year-old Belgian Malinois a well-deserved scratch behind the ears. Collen and Astra don't have a typical dog/owner relationship. Though the typical hallmarks of loyalty, love and affection are all there, theirs was a relationship built through professional training, strengthened through two deployments and cemented when Collen gave Astra a "forever home" when she retired from service as a military working dog.

  • Merry Christmas from Eagle 6

    Dec 20, 2013

    Eagle 6 sends his best wishes from Afghanistan for a very Merry Christmas this holiday season, 2013.

  • Bastogne's newest expert infantrymen

    Dec 18, 2013

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- After an early, cold, dark start the morning of Day 5, the first Soldier was seen in the distance running toward the finish line; he is quickly followed by more and more of his comrades.

  • Rakkasan infantryman compete to earn EIB.

    Dec 18, 2013

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - More than 800 Soldiers from the 3rd BCT "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), took part in the Brigade's Expert Infantryman's Badge event here, Dec. 9th through the 13th. "EIB is extremely important, it is the qualification that demonstrates that you are an expert in your given tasks," said Lt. Col. Marc Cloutier, commander of 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd BCT "Rakkasans," 101st Abn. Div. "The EIB separates the good from the superior." In 1944, the Army Chief of Staff Gen. George C. Marshall initiated the development of the EIB to recognize Infantrymen who have demonstrated their mastery of critical tasks that build the core foundation of individual proficiency that allow them to locate, close with, and destroy the enemy through fire and maneuver and repel an enemy assault through fire and close combat. "Expert Infantryman's Badge is exactly that, being an expert in your field; it's something that separates you from your peers and shows that you're a higher echelon among your peers," said 1st Lt. Jack Abate, the executive officer for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Bn., 187th Inf. Reg. The EIB event continuously tested infantry Soldiers with both mental and physical challenges such as land navigation, weapons recognition and proper usage, a physical fitness test and a multitude of combat related scenarios such as clearing buildings and establishing traffic control points. "Preparing for EIB was intense, every chance we had I was out there learning whatever I could from anybody," said Abate. "I was teaching Soldiers things that I knew and at the same time I was learning a lot from other Soldiers." Throughout the different levels of EIB tasks, infantry Soldiers were given three chances on different stations and two chances on the same station to succeed. If the Soldier failed then they would have to wait until the next EIB event to try again. "Historically the EIB has only had a ten percent pass rate," said 1st Sgt. Brad Amstutz, the senior non-commissioned officer for Troop C, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3BCT. "It's a big honour to earn the EIB, I still remember when I got mine, it gives you pride in yourself as an infantryman." EIB candidates agreed that the training they received during the event was exceptionally planned to go hand in hand with deployment style scenarios and tasks. "The difference between actual training and training during the EIB is the pressure, you have a time limit for everything and when you're under the gun the time limit doesn't seem long at all," said Amstutz. "Now at the same time it's great training because when you're downrange you're usually on a time pressure to complete tasks as well." The 21 Soldiers that successfully completed the EIB are considered to be some of the most proficient Soldiers in their field. "EIB holders have demonstrated a higher degree of mastery of tasks, attention to detail, and they also exhibit more pride in their own accomplishments," said Cloutier. "It means that you have the necessary skills and attention to detail to accomplish the most important individual tasks of an infantryman."

  • Currahees facilitate local 5th grade class field trip

    Dec 17, 2013

    Soldiers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), in conjunction with educators with West Creek Elementary School of Clarksville, Tenn., facilitated a field trip for the school's 5th graders, to Fort Campbell on Dec. 10, 2013.

  • Rakkasans develop System of Systems training

    Dec 17, 2013

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - Soldiers of the 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), recently completed initial fielding and training of new communication systems that will provide leaders with the ability to better command their troops while on the move. While the Rakkasan Brigade is not the first to make use of the Capability Set 2013 equipment and other new technologies, they are the first in the Army to train their personnel to integrate all systems, rather than focus on training single components at a time.

  • Never Forget: Strike holds remembrance ceremony

    Dec 16, 2013

    2nd BCT holds remebrance ceremony

  • 101st ABN Band Donates Musical Instruments & Equipment to ANA 203rd Corps Band

    Dec 15, 2013

    The 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division Band donates over forty thousand dollars worth of musical instruments and equipment to the Afghan National Army 203rd Corps Band.

  • One Army School System epitomizes component cohesiveness

    Dec 12, 2013

    After 31 years of service as a Warrior Citizen, Master Sgt. Goliath Singletary is not ready to retire because he is waiting for one thing...the 80th Training Command's transition from the Total Army School System to the One Army School System.

  • On-post recycling nets big returns

    Dec 12, 2013

    Fort Campbell Schools' employee Thomas Frasier delivered a truckload of used pre-school and teachers' chairs to the installation's Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services -- Campbell office Monday afternoon. The load of furniture from Lincoln Elementary School is being replaced with new, Frasier said as he lifted a chair and placed it next to the storage building wall. He anticipated several more deliveries from the schools to the site. "Due to the fact that we can no longer use them, we want to see who else can use them within the Fort Campbell arena or within the school system," he said. "We conferred with our CDCs to see if they could use any of it. We distributed what they wanted and the remainder, we brought it down here." Schools, military units, offices and directorates on the installation may take furniture to DLA at 5212 Eighth St. and Oregon Avenue to be recycled or reused by someone else.

  • Why Gander still matters

    Dec 11, 2013

    "Strike" Brigade prepares to remember fallen Soldiers of Flight 1285 this week at Gander Memorial Ceremony

  • War Rakkasans train for "Excellence"

    Dec 10, 2013

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky., - More than 40 Soldiers from the 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), took part in the squadron's first Excellence in Armor event at Fort Campbell, Ky., which started Dec. 2, 2013.

  • ANA use modern battlefield logistics to supply their force

    Dec 9, 2013

    The Afghan National Army (ANA) acquisitioned small arms ammunition from Coalition partners in the later part of August in Parwan province, Afghanistan. The transfer of ammunition was in response to a shortage in the southern regions of the country.

  • One brigade, one big mission

    Dec 9, 2013

    The 15th Sustainment Brigade "Wagonmasters", 1st Armored Division, from Fort Bliss, Texas, cased its colors during a transfer of authority ceremony held on Dec. 4, 2013, as they handed the reins to the 101st Sustainment Brigade "Lifeliners", 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) from Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Clarksville, 101st Airborne Division unveil "101st Tribute Bus"

    Dec 5, 2013

    City bus honors Screaming eagle, Fort Campbell Legacy

  • The road to becoming expert infantrymen

    Dec 5, 2013

    If you drove past Johnson Field here anytime from Dec. 2-5, you may have noticed several hundred soldiers in full gear conducting different forms of training.

  • 101st Band Covers Down on FOB Gamberi

    Dec 5, 2013

    Cover Down, the 101st Ariborne Division's rock band, performed classic rock and country hits for Soldiers and civilians stationed at Forward Operating Base Gamberi Dec. 5, 2013, to help boost morale and bring some more holdiay cheer to Task Force Patriot.

  • Farewell brothers

    Dec 5, 2013

    "Within Easy Company they had made the best friends they had ever had, or would ever have. They were prepared to die for each other; more important, they were prepared to kill for each other." -- Stephen E. Ambrose, "Band of Brothers" On the training grounds of Camp Toccoa, Ga., they learned the skills necessary to parachute into hostile territory. Under the rallying cry of "Three miles up, three miles down," they fortified their endurance by running up and down the slopes of Currahee Mountain. Guided by the command of Maj. Richard "Dick" Winters, they headed into the mouth of the lion that was World War II, enduring such treacherous missions as Operation Overlord and the Battle of the Bulge. The Nation had made them Soldiers; their experiences in the heat of relentless battle made them a Band of Brothers. The exploits of Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, are among the most recognized and revered in the annals of U.S. Army history. The Soldiers' tales became notably immortalized in the best-selling novel by Stephen E. Ambrose that would become a popular HBO miniseries. Beyond the screen and off the printed pages, however, exist the flesh-and-blood heroes for whom the experiences are more than an entertaining story. Very recently, the Nation bid a fond farewell to two of them. Corporal Earl "One Lung" McClung passed away Nov. 24, and Pfc. Edward J. "Babe" Heffron died Dec. 1. Both men were 90 years old.

  • Qualified Recycling Program educates, enables

    Dec 5, 2013

    Rob Anderson donned his gloves, boots and goggles before literally jumping into his work. He was going dumpster diving. As Fort Campbell's new Qualified Recycle Program manager, Anderson dedicates several hours of his work week to hands-on inspections of dumpsters across post in search of improperly disposed materials and equipment. "On a daily basis I will go out and randomly select three to four trash containers to sample," he said in an email. "A 'dumpster dive' is exactly what it sounds like -- getting up close and personal with the 'trash.'"

  • 101st Medics teach First Aid to ANA Infantry Officers

    Dec 4, 2013

    Army medics train Afghan officers on life saving techniques employed during battlefield siuations.

  • The road to becoming expert infantrymen

    Dec 4, 2013

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- If you drove past Johnson Field here anytime from Dec. 2-5, you may have noticed several hundred Soldiers in full gear conducting different forms of training.

  • "Rakkasans" provide gun safety mentorship at Fort Campbell

    Dec 3, 2013

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky., - Soldiers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), took part in safety classes and range training during the first privately owned weapons mentorship day at Fort Campbell, Ky., Nov. 27, 2013.

  • Lifeliners serve food and more at Mahaffey Middle School

    Dec 2, 2013

    For many Americans, Thanksgiving is not only a time to reflect on what they are thankful for, but it's an opportunity to give back to the community. Seven soldiers from the 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), took that opportunity to give back to their community by helping serve the Thanksgiving meal at Mahaffey Middle School Nov. 21, at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • RC-East Commander Maj. Gen. James McConville Acknowledges 3/10 Mountain Division Soldiers

    Dec 1, 2013

    Major General James McConville Acknowledges 3/10 Soldiers with CABS and coins during their Combat Patch Ceremony.

  • Resilient Eagle: Soldier beats cancer, volunteers time during recovery process

    Nov 27, 2013

    "I've always wanted to be a Soldier, ever since I was little," said Sgt. Grant Feeny. "There were these little plastic Army men they sold [when I was a kid] called Warheads, so I thought Soldiers were called Warheads and that's what I told my parents I wanted to be -- a Warhead." "It wasn't until I got older I realized that was the front of a missile," said Feeny with a smile. "I remember wearing different kinds of camouflage, playing Soldier with Nerf guns -- it was destined to be." That dream became reality December 2005 as Feeny left his hometown of Warsaw, Ind., and enlisted in the Army. Shortly after, Feeny returned home and married his hometown sweetheart Leslie. Together, they began their journey in the Army.

  • Fort Campbell Soldiers take the spotlight at Bridgestone Arena

    Nov 26, 2013

    Soldiers from Fort Campbell's Sabaluaski Air Assault School conduct a rappel demonstration during the Nashville Predators game at Bridgestone Arena Nov. 25 as part of Hometown Heroes Night.

  • Rakkasan Soldier breaks 12-mile Air Assault foot march record

    Nov 22, 2013

    Capt. Jason Burnes, a Soldier with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Soldier breaks the unofficial record for the final foot march at the Sabalauski Air Assault School Nov. 21.

  • War Rakkasans train hard at Fort Knox cavalry grounds

    Nov 21, 2013

    The 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), traveled across Kentucky to train at Fort Knox's cavalry grounds during a two week Field Training Exercise from Oct. 28 to Nov. 7, 2013 to exercise their cavalry skills as a squadron.

  • Rakkasan Soldier breaks 12-mile Air Assault foot march record

    Nov 21, 2013

    While 202 new graduates stood at attention to receive the coveted, Air Assault Badge at The Sabalauski Air Assault School, one officer's achievement made the November 21 ceremony a historic occasion.

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