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  • 1st Brigade conducts Walk and Shoot

    May 14, 2014

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted a walk and shoot exercise May 5 - 10 near Observation Post 13 here.

  • Barbers to bicycles: Barkley Elementary students explore career opportunities

    May 14, 2014

    Barkley Elementary School hosted its fifth annual career day May 2, giving students an opportunity to explore a variety of future career opportunities. With more than 25 booths set up outside of the school, students were able to rotate and listen to presenters talk about their occupations that varied from a veterinarian, to golf professionals, to a barber. Students from pre-K through fifth grade were encouraged to dress up to reflect "what they want to be when they grow up," said Shirley Chester, guidance counselor at Barkley, however the career fair goal was to introduce kids to not so obvious career paths. "Our goal is to open up the world of occupations," said Chester. "Basically, it is an exploration -- so they can have exposure to some careers or occupations that they may not know anything about."

  • Post Soldiers pedal in Bluegrass Challenge

    May 13, 2014

    Dozens of Fort Campbell Soldiers lined up the morning of May 2 in front of the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters to cheer on about 150 Ride 2 Recovery Bluegrass Challenge cyclists. The crowd waved and clapped as Sgt. 1st Class Richard Gatewood, Garrison command group operations, sped by on Indiana Avenue -- leading the rest of group, which included Garrison Commander Col. David "Buck" Dellinger. Ride 2 Recovery is a nonprofit organization which provides physical and mental rehabilitation for injured Veterans and healing service members, with cycling as the core activity.

  • Week of the Eagles to honor 101st Vietnam Veterans

    May 12, 2014

    For more than 40 years, Week of the Eagles has been a Fort Campbell tradition that has honored past and present 101st Airborne Division Soldiers. This year's Week of the Eagles will kick off May 16 with its historic division run, led by Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell, and division Command Sgt. Maj. Alonzo J. Smith. The 2014 Week of the Eagle's theme, "Remembering the 101st in Vietnam: Building on the legacy of courage and strength," will be emphasized throughout the week as the division highlights and honors Screaming Eagle and Fort Campbell Soldiers who served in Vietnam. The weeklong event will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the deployment of the 101st Airborne Division to Vietnam, as well as the storied division's 72nd anniversary. "The main purpose of the Week of the Eagles is to help honor the Soldiers of the 101st and Fort Campbell and the unit lineage and history within the division," said Sgt. Maj. Steven McNally, WoE project manager.

  • Soldier, athlete heads to training camp

    May 8, 2014

    If you happen upon a certain Fort Campbell Soldier-athlete mid-workout at her newest practice spot at the New Clarksville Base Physical Fitness Center near Gate 10, you can see the intensity in Spc. Angela Tisdale's face as sweat drops to the floor between drills. The Soldier ventures out next month to take part in the Armed Forces Women's Basketball Trial and Training Camp, May 28-June 5 at Fort Indiantown Gap, Penn. If selected, Tisdale will represent Fort Campbell on the Armed Forces team and participate in the Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) competition in Meyenheim, France, June 15-22. The Armed Forces team will compete with other similar military teams from many other nations.

  • Post to conduct antiterrorism exercise

    May 5, 2014

    Fort Campbell will conduct a full-scale antiterrorism and emergency response exercise May 8. More than 20 on-post agencies will respond to several notional scenarios throughout the morning, designed to help evaluate the installation's first responders and support organizations' emergency response procedures. The post-wide exercise will kick-off around 8:30 a.m. with an active shooter scenario, followed by a resident search in the afternoon, according to Jay Fangman, exercise director, Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security. Agencies participating include installation First Responders and other support organizations that have an emergency role or responsibility. "The senior leadership at Fort Campbell is fully engaged in the entire emergency management plan," said Brian Carrigan, DPTMS. "The protection, well-being and safety of all Soldiers, civilians and Families are a priority. Even though this full scale exercise concentrates mainly on an active shooter scenario, it exercises several other elements of protection."

  • Campbell Crossing aims for stress-free on-post residency

    May 5, 2014

    Moving can be a stressful time in a Soldier's life, whether he or she is single or has a Family. "We're here to help and to try and take that stress away from them," said Chris Leary, assistant leasing manager at Campbell Crossing LLC, Lend Lease's privatized Family on-post housing community. "It's one less stressful thing. At least they know their housing is secured." To be eligible to live in on-post housing at Fort Campbell, Soldiers must be stationed here and have accompanying dependents. Eligibility is verified via PCS orders and the DD Form 1172, which is the DEERS enrollment. Eligible inbound Soldiers should visit the "Become a Resident" page at www.campbellcrossingllc.com, to fill out a housing application first.

  • Preserving a legacy: 4th Brigade Combat Team inactivating

    May 5, 2014

    The 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, furled and cased its colors April 25 during its inactivation ceremony. As one of 10 brigades Army wide, chosen to inactive as part of the BCT 2020 model, great care has been taken to preserve its history and honors through the safeguarding and conservation of its historical property, artifacts and archives. "The 4th Brigade Combat Team is aligned with the 506th Infantry Regiment, so our history goes all the way back to 1942," said Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper, 4th BCT public affairs officer. "There are more than 100 historical artifacts related to the 506th. Thankfully, we have a much better historical item accountability process than we have had in the past, to help preserve the history, the legacy and the lineage of not only the 506th, but the entire brigade." When the brigade inactivates, 1st Battalion and 2nd Battalion of the 506th Infantry Regiment, will realign under 1st and 3rd Brigade Combat Teams of the 101st Airborne Division respectively, maintaining the "Currahee" legacy and thereby transferring with their corresponding historical artifacts.

  • Housing Services helps troops find off-post homes

    May 5, 2014

    Relocating to a new Army duty station can be tough for any Soldier and his or her Family if they've never lived at that location. Moving to a home off post may pose some challenges for service members without knowledge of the area. Officials at Fort Campbell's Housing Services Office provide off-post residency guidance to all Soldiers. "We focus on Soldiers that live off-post -- guiding them to a stress-free move," said Yolanda McDaniel, Housing Services Offices chief. "It's mandatory to in-process and out-process HSO."

  • Quartermasters welcomed home

    May 4, 2014

    Families and friends welcomed home 115 Soldiers from the 227th Quartermaster Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade "Lifeliners," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), May 4, as they returned to Fort Campbell, Ky. The Soldiers returned in the middle of the night from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of the U.S. Central Command Materiel Retrograde Element which focused on redistribution, disposal, and retrograde of excess materiel in Afghanistan.

  • Storied 'Currahees' prepare to inactivate

    May 1, 2014

    Soldiers with the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion; the 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment; the 801st Brigade Support Battalion; the 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment; and the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); cased their colors during an inactivation ceremony, April 25, 2014, at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Currahees case colors but legacy lives on

    Apr 30, 2014

    As part of the U.S. Army's Brigade Combat Team 2020 Model, the 4th BCT, 101st Abn. Div., cased their colors during an inactivation ceremony, April 25, 2014, at the division parade field.

  • Be a Hero

    Apr 30, 2014

  • All For the Family

    Apr 28, 2014

    Throughout the Army there are stories about second and third generation Soldiers following in their parents and grandparents footsteps, but what about a young Soldier making a difference in a parents military career? For Spc. Yemima Tarber, a communications specialist from Charlie Company, 326th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), that's exactly what happened.

  • Reflecting back on a successful deployment

    Apr 23, 2014

    Having lunch is a thing few people normally associate with danger. However, for deployed Soldiers any large gathering of personnel brings about risk of attack, so Soldiers in a combat zone must always remain vigilant for threats.

  • 101st Airborne begins transitioning to BCT 2020

    Apr 23, 2014

    The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) is beginning Operation Agile Eagle II, designed to localize and implement the larger Department of the Army-directed Brigade Combat Team 2020 initiative.

  • First Lady, Dr. Biden speak at Fort Campbell jobs summit

    Apr 23, 2014

    First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden delivered remarks to more than 1,200 Soldiers and family members gathered at Campbell Army Airfield, Ky., focused on providing a smooth takeoff after the military for service members and their families.

  • Jackson Elementary celebrates military children

    Apr 21, 2014

    For 10-year-old Jackson Elementary School student Nathan Miller, the life of a military child is both "hard and fun." When his Dad left for deployment on his birthday, it was hard. However, there are perks. "I get to go places normal kids don't usually get to," he said. To celebrate the resilience and sacrifices of Miller and his peers, the Department of Defense designates April as the Month of the Military Child. During this month, the U.S. military, along with Department of Defense schools, child care organizations and other groups, set aside time to celebrate military children. Fort Campbell kicks off the month with parades at the Child Development Centers, Family fun days and other events.

  • Post hosts Warrior Games trials

    Apr 21, 2014

    More than 200 Wounded Warriors and Veterans from all military branches will gather at the U.S. Olympic Training Center and United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., this September to vie for top honors at the Warrior Games. But before the seven-sport competition can commence, the Warriors must be chosen. This year, Fort Campbell was tapped to host the South East Regional Medical Command-East regional trials -- which began Monday morning and wrapped up today. Wounded Warriors and Veterans who completed level one trials had the opportunity to compete against fellow athletes from Forts Benning, Gordon and Stewart, Ga. "We're happy to be able to host our sister WTBs from Georgia and show them how we do business here at Fort Campbell," said Rebecca Murphy, physical therapy supervisor for the Fort Campbell Adaptive Reconditioning program. "It's been so awesome to see how excited our Soldiers are to be out here competing."

  • Lifeliners remember fallen with 3rd annual run

    Apr 16, 2014

    Change occurs constantly in the Army. Units receive a steady stream of new Soldiers to replace Soldiers who leave for new assignments, retire or move on for a variety of other reasons. Equipment and uniforms change over time. Policies, procedures and tactics are also constantly evolving. Units activate and inactivate. The Army is always changing.

  • Lifeliner Transportation Company Takes on Retrograde Support Mission in Kuwait

    Apr 15, 2014

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- The 101st Sustainment Brigade's 594th Transportation Company, also known as the "Professionals," officially started its nine-month deployment with a relief in place transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, March 28. The medium truck company took over a heavy and medium transportation mission supporting contingency operations in Kuwait.

  • Job fairs provide Soldiers post-Army career options

    Apr 14, 2014

    Not every Soldier is the same -- so it is safe to assume that not every Soldier will have an airtight plan in mind when it comes to the transition from Army life to one in the civilian world. Even as a military career dwindles down to the final months, a Soldier might still be sorting through decisions about continuing education, post-military careers and entrepreneurship.

  • 626th BSB behind the scenes of Operation Golden Eagle

    Apr 14, 2014

    In a combat zone overseas or in the back-40 of Fort Campbell, every Air Assault mission requires a support element to keep the operation going forward. On Tuesday, Soldiers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team and the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, conducted Operation Golden Eagle, the first brigade-sized Air Assault training mission conducted by a Screaming Eagle unit in more than a decade.

  • 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.

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