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  • 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.

  • Commitment, taking the oath

    Nov 20, 2013

    As the U.S. Army "right-sizes" into a more lean and lethal fighting force, soldiers face fewer career opportunities. Today's soldiers have to make the decision to continue their service even with the looming budget and reduction tensions.

  • A dog gone good time

    Nov 20, 2013

    This soldier walked in with her head held high, standing on all four legs ready for her mission. The task at hand - to give a paw and warm woof to other soldiers deployed in a high-stress combat area.

  • Bastogne takes a ride

    Nov 20, 2013

    The soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, gathered Nov. 15 for a brigade motorcycle ride outside the brigade headquarters, here.

  • Soldiers help build 'Habitats for Humanity'

    Nov 20, 2013

    Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, helped build homes with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville Nov. 16-17 in Antioch, Tenn.

  • Soldiers help build 'Habitats for Humanity'

    Nov 19, 2013

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, helped build homes with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville Nov. 16-17 in Antioch, Tenn.

  • Bastogne takes a ride

    Nov 19, 2013

    Soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, gathered Nov. 15 for a brigade motorcycle ride outside the brigade headquarters here.

  • 2-44 ADA soldiers train for upcoming deployment

    Nov 15, 2013

    Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Regiment, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), have been busy preparing for not one, but two separate deployments. Even as the battalion trains for an upcoming indirect fire protection mission, the soldiers of the Sentinel radar platoon in Battery C, prepare themselves for their mission of scanning the air for threats.

  • Teacher, Convoy Commander

    Nov 12, 2013

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan - Army National Guardsmen bring unique skill sets from their civilian lives to the frontline of operations in Afghanistan; for 1st Lt. Monicia Porter her ability to lead students in the classroom gives her an advantage as she leads her troops throughout Northern Afghanistan.

  • Combat cash

    Nov 12, 2013

    Support, management and accountability are all three key elements to support financial operations throughout Afghanistan.

  • The two sides of luck

    Nov 11, 2013

    At this phase of the Afghanistan Campaign, the most common method the enemies of Afghanistan use to attack Coalition Forces is indirect fire, launching mortars or rockets at their bases. Forward Operating Base Fenty has received these kinds of attacks.

  • Currahees transfer FOB Salerno to ANA

    Nov 6, 2013

    For the last time, U.S. Army soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th BCT, 101st Airborne Division, exited through the gates of Forward Operating Base Salerno, after transitioning the FOB to Afghan National Security Forces.

  • Afghan Soldiers compete for best signal team

    Nov 6, 2013

    Soldiers with the Afghan National Army's 203rd Corps, Signal Khandak, competed in the first-ever Signal Olympics, Oct. 27-30, 2013, at Forward Operating Base Thunder, Afghanistan.

  • 101st HHB hosts NCO and Soldier of the Year

    Nov 2, 2013

    The Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Gladiator held its annual two-day competition culminating in the selection of Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year at Bagram Air Field, Oct. 30, 2013.

  • From soldier to noncommissioned officer

    Nov 1, 2013

    Fifty-two newly promoted noncommissioned officers (NCO) crossed into the corps with a symbolic induction ceremony, which represented their right of entry into, what is known as, the time honored Corps of the noncommissioned officer.

  • Shadow of the Eagle volunteers for Barclay Elementary Fall Festival

    Nov 1, 2013

    Soldiers from 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), volunteered to help run Barclay Elementary's Fall Festival at Fort Campbell, Ky., Oct. 25, 2013.

  • 'Lifeliners' prep Soldiers, vehicles for Afghanistan winter hazards

    Oct 31, 2013

    As winter sets in throughout eastern Afghanistan, the cold weather will bring slippery ice covered roads that can put Soldier's driving skills to the test if they are not prepared for these types of conditions.

  • Black Sheep conduct medical training

    Oct 31, 2013

    Soldiers from Headquarters Support Company, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted Eagle first responder training at Fort Campbell, Ky., Oct. 24, 2013.

  • Moving out

    Oct 31, 2013

    Soldiers from Headquarters Support Company, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), extract simulated casualties on foot during medical first responder training at Fort Campbell, Ky., Oct. 24, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

  • Prepare for extraction

    Oct 31, 2013

    Soldiers from Headquarters Support Company, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), strap a simulated casualty into a Skedco litter for extraction during medical first responder training at Fort Campbell, Ky., Oct. 24, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

  • Dismounted patrol

    Oct 31, 2013

    Soldiers from Headquarters Support Company, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) conduct a dismounted patrol through an obstacle course during medical first responder training at Fort Campbell, Ky., Oct. 24, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

  • Wings of Destiny sergeants major conduct army physical fitness test

    Oct 31, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Marleny Castrejon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) taskings noncommissioned officer grades Staff Sgt. Ronnie Ables, D Company, 1st Battalion, 101st CAB, technical inspector on his pushups during an Army physical fitness test held at 101st CAB headquarters, Fort Campbell, Ky., Oct. 9, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

  • Wings of Destiny sergeants major conduct Army physical fitness test

    Oct 31, 2013

    Sgt. Frans Vandiepenhuisen, C Company, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) UH-60 Black Hawk crew chief performs the situps while Sgt. 1st Class Jimmie Jones, F Company, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, platoon sergeant holds his feet and Sgt. 1st Class Paul Goeman, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st CAB, operations noncommissioned officer grades the event ensuring all repetitions were conducted properly during an Army physical fitness test held at 101st CAB headquarters, Fort Campbell, Ky, Oct. 9, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

  • Wings of Destiny sergeants major conduct Army physical fitness test

    Oct 31, 2013

    Sgt. Reginald Banks, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) temporary duty noncommissioned officer paces Sgt. 1st Class Jimmie Jones, F Company, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, platoon sergeant during the running event of the Army physical fitness test held near 101st CAB headquarters at Fort Campbell, Ky., Oct. 9, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

  • Pathfinders jump towards next rendezvous with destiny

    Oct 31, 2013

    Soldiers from F Company, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) Pathfinders, practice parachute landing falls as part of airborne sustainment training under the watchful eye of Sgt. 1st Class Bryan Beville, F Company, 5-101st CAB, Pathfinders, airborne operations noncommissioned officer in charge, at the Sabalauski Air Assault School on Fort Campbell, Ky., Oct. 16, 2013. The soldiers practiced for a jump that was the last jump for the 101st Airborne. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

  • Pathfinders jump towards next rendezvous with destiny

    Oct 31, 2013

    The last jumper from F Company, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) Pathfinders, parachutes into the drop zone to the cheers of his fellow companymates during the last jump of the Pathfinder company at Fort Campbell, Ky., Oct. 16, 2013. The jump was the last airborne operation in the history of the 101st Airborne Division. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

  • Pathfinders jump toward next rendezvous with destiny

    Oct 31, 2013

    Pilots and crew from B Company, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) Pachyderms pose in front of the tail gate of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter after flying Pathfinders from F Company, 5-101st CAB on their final jump at Fort Campbell, Ky., Oct. 16, 2013. The dedication and willingness of the pilots and crew to fly in inclement weather allowed the Pathfinders to complete this historic jump. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

  • Pathfinders jump toward next rendezvous with Destiny

    Oct 31, 2013

    Soldiers from F Company, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) Pathfinders, pose in front of a setting sun after completing the final jump for the Pathfinder company at Fort Campbell, Ky., Oct. 16, 2013. The soldiers completed an airborne operation that was the last in the 101st Airborne Division's history. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

  • Red Currahee honors the fallen

    Oct 29, 2013

    Soldiers with the 1st Battalion 506th Infantry Regiment, as well as 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, both part of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division among others, conducted their own Run for the Fallen, running 5.06 kilometers (3.14 miles), on Oct. 26, at Forward Operating Base Gardez and Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan.

  • Lifeline of the Kabul Base Cluster

    Oct 29, 2013

    Forward Operating Base Phoenix, Afghanistan -- Task Force Lifeliner, Task Force Rottweiler, 1438th Transportation Company and other units work cohesively as one to render sustainment and retrograde support successfully within the Kabul Base Cluster, all in support of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command.

  • A "Rendezvous with Radio"

    Oct 29, 2013

    Radio show partnership with Division, WJZM, a first of its kind

  • Red Currahee honors the fallen

    Oct 29, 2013

    While serving their country, deployed in Afghanistan, Soldiers with the 1st Bn. 506th Inf. Regt., as well as 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, both part of the 4th BCT, 101st Abn. Div., among others, conducted their own Run for the Fallen, running 5.06 kilometers (3.14 miles), on Oct. 26, at Forward Operating Base Gardez and Combat Outpost Wilderness.

  • Afghanistan mail surge in focus

    Oct 28, 2013

    With the continued drawdown of forces and equipment along with the holiday season at the door, postal personnel take the necessary steps to prepare for current and upcoming challenges during this critical time in Afghanistan.

  • On-post accidents lower in FY13

    Oct 28, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Fort Campbell recordable workplace accidents saw a 40 percent reduction in Fiscal Year 2013, when compared to the average of the past five years on post. This number accounts for accidents involving both appropriated funds and non-appropriated funds employees on post. More than 2,000 people are employed on post in this capacity, with 23 reported accidents throughout FY13. Installation Safety Office officials see this number as a great achievement, especially when considering the Department of the Army goal called for a 10 percent reduction. "We actually achieved a 40 percent [reduction], which far exceeded the DA goal," said Michael Johnson, Installation Safety Office director. "This is really good news here."

  • UFC Fight for the Troops to broadcast live from Campbell

    Oct 28, 2013

    Combining a mix of boxing, Greco-Roman wrestling and dozens of martial arts techniques, Ultimate Fighting Championship showcases a blend of fighting skills now known as mixed martial arts. Next month, Fort Campbell Soldiers will surround The Octagon for a special, three-hour live televised event -- UFC Fight for the Troops. UFC and Fox Sports 1 have joined forces to broadcast the event live from the installation starting at 6 p.m. Nov. 6. "I think it's a very unique opportunity for Soldiers to be able to watch top-flight competition such as the UFC," said Van Stokes, recreation division chief of Fort Campbell's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. "This is a Fight for the Troops. The bottom line is we're grateful that the UFC has considered bringing this competition to Fort Campbell."

  • Soldier for Life: Herrington still enjoys thrill of jumping at 83

    Oct 28, 2013

    Typically, when people think of "golden years," they think of a time in life to sit back, relax and reflect on life. Retired Sgt. Maj. Dayton Herrington is anything but typical. Instead of spending his retirement days in warm climates, enjoying tranquil past times, 83-year-old Herrington would rather do PT with the Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division, encourage students at the Sabalauski Air Assault School or place his "knees in the breeze" on an Airborne jump as a member of a World War II Airborne Demonstration Team.

  • Currahees and Afghan National Army conduct a joint patrol

    Oct 26, 2013

    Currahees with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, head out on a joint patrol from Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Currahees and Afghan National Army conduct a joint patrol

    Oct 26, 2013

    Currahees with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), cross an open field after a joint patrol with Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, from the mountains around Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Currahees and Afghan National Army conduct a joint patrol

    Oct 26, 2013

    Currahees with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), head up the mountain on a joint patrol with Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, around Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Currahees and Afghan National Army conduct a joint patrol

    Oct 26, 2013

    Sgt. Brent Eichler, an infantryman with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stops with some of his fellow Currahees during the walk up a mountain trail on a joint patrol with the Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps from Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Currahees and Afghan National Army conduct a joint patrol

    Oct 26, 2013

    Currahees with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), walk down the mountain following the Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, after a joint patrol in the area around Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Currahees and Afghan National Army conduct a joint patrol

    Oct 26, 2013

    Sgt. Zachery McDonell, an infantryman with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), walks up with some of his fellow Currahees walk up a mountain trail on a joint patrol with the Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps from Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Currahees and Afghan National Army conduct a joint patrol

    Oct 26, 2013

    Pfc. Travis McGehee, an infantryman with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), watches as his fellow Currahees walk up a mountain trail on a joint patrol with the Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps from Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Currahees and Afghan National Army conduct a joint patrol

    Oct 26, 2013

    Currahees with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pull security as they rest on a joint patrol with Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, from Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Currahees and Afghan National Army conduct a joint patrol

    Oct 26, 2013

    Spc. Brendon Simmons an infantryman with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), scans the mountains during a joint patrol with the Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps from Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Currahees and Afghan National Army conduct a joint patrol

    Oct 26, 2013

    Currahees with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), walk down the mountain following the Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, after a joint patrol into the mountains around Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Currahees and Afghan National Army conduct a joint patrol

    Oct 26, 2013

    Sgt. Joseph Raynal, an infantryman and his fellow Currahees with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, walk up a mountain trail on a joint patrol from Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Currahees and Afghan National Army conduct a joint patrol

    Oct 26, 2013

    Currahees with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), walk down the mountain following the Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, during a joint patrol into the mountains around Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Currahees and Afghan National Army conduct a joint patrol

    Oct 26, 2013

    Currahees with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), follow the Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, head out on a joint patrol into the mountains around Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Currahees and Afghan National Army conduct a joint patrol

    Oct 26, 2013

    Sgt. Brent Eichler, an infantryman with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), walks down the slope with some of his fellow Currahees during a joint patrol with the Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps from Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Currahees and Afghan National Army conduct a joint patrol

    Oct 26, 2013

    Currahees with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, head out on a joint patrol from Combat Outpost Wilderness as traffic on the Khowst-Gardez Road pass by, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Easy Company conducts partnered patrol

    Oct 25, 2013

    Soldiers from 1st Platoon, Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team "Currahee", 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct a ramp mission brief before sunrise at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013. The Soldiers conducted a partnered operation with the newly formed Khowst Provincial Response Company. The operation was used to validate the training that the Khwost PRC recently received and ensure that illegal weapons were not being stored in historical weapons cahce points.

  • Easy Company conducts partnered patrol

    Oct 25, 2013

    Leaders from Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team "Currahee", 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) link-up with their Afghan National Security Force counterparts before sunrise outside of Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013. The Soldiers conducted a partnered operation with the newly formed Khowst Provincial Response Company. The operation was used to validate the training that the Khwost PRC recently received and ensure that illegal weapons were not being stored in historical weapons cahce points.

  • Easy Company conducts partnered patrol

    Oct 25, 2013

    Spc. Mackenzie Venable, a combat medic with 1st Platoon, Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pulls security during a partnered patrol in Madi Khel, Khowst Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013. The Soldiers conducted a partnered operation with the newly formed Khowst Provincial Response Company. The operation was used to validate the training that the Khwost PRC recently received and ensure that illegal weapons were not being stored in historical weapons cahce points.

  • Easy Company conducts partnered patrol

    Oct 25, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Eric Blaszkowski, a forward observer with 1st Platoon, Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), scans the surrounding area under a setting moon during a partnered patrol in Madi Khel, Khowst Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013. The Soldiers conducted a partnered operation with the newly formed Khowst Provincial Response Company. The operation was used to validate the training that the Khwost PRC recently received and ensure that illegal weapons were not being stored in historical weapons cahce points.

  • Easy Company conducts partnered patrol

    Oct 25, 2013

    Soldiers from Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), exit from a compound during a partnered patrol in Madi Khel, Khowst Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013. The Soldiers conducted a partnered operation with the newly formed Khowst Provincial Response Company. The operation was used to validate the training that the Khwost PRC recently received and ensure that illegal weapons were not being stored in historical weapons cahce points.

  • Easy Company conducts partnered patrol

    Oct 25, 2013

    Capt. Lou Cascino, commander of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pulls security while Staff Sgt. Eric Stephens and 1st Lt. James Kromhout verify their position during a partnered patrol in Madi Khel, Khowst Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013. The Soldiers conducted a partnered operation with the newly formed Khowst Provincial Response Company. The operation was used to validate the training that the Khwost PRC recently received and ensure that illegal weapons were not being stored in historical weapons cahce points.

  • Easy Company conducts partnered patrol

    Oct 25, 2013

    Afghan National Security Forces and soldiers from 1st Platoon, Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), depart their objective after completing a partnered operation in Madi Khel, Khowst Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013. The Soldiers conducted a partnered operation with the newly formed Khowst Provincial Response Company. The operation was used to validate the training that the Khwost PRC recently received and ensure that illegal weapons were not being stored in historical weapons cahce points.

  • Easy Company conducts partnered patrol

    Oct 25, 2013

    Sgt. Damon Miers and Pfc. James Rightley, infantrymen with 1st Platoon, Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), walk down a road during a partnered patrol in Madi Khel, Khowst Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013. The Soldiers conducted a partnered operation with the newly formed Khowst Provincial Response Company. The operation was used to validate the training that the Khwost PRC recently received and ensure that illegal weapons were not being stored in historical weapons cahce points.

  • Easy Company conducts partnered patrol

    Oct 25, 2013

    Pfc. James Rightley an infantryman with 1st Platoon, Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pulls security around a corner during a partnered patrol in Madi Khel, Khowst Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013. Easy Company Soldiers conducted a partnered operation with the newly formed Khowst Provincial Response Company. The operation was used to validate the training that the Khwost PRC recently received and ensure that illegal weapons were not being stored in historical weapons cahce points.

  • Easy Company conducts partnered patrol

    Oct 25, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Eric Blaszkowski, a forward observer with 1st Platoon, Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), scans the surrounding area from a roof top position during a partnered patrol in Madi Khel, Khowst Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013. Easy Company Soldiers conducted a partnered operation with the newly formed Khowst Provincial Response Company. The operation was used to validate the training that the Khwost PRC recently received and ensure that illegal weapons were not being stored in historical weapons cahce points.

  • Combat engineers finish field exercise with a bang

    Oct 24, 2013

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky., (Oct. 16, 2013) - Combat engineers assigned to Company A, 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), took part in a three day field training exercise to gain proficiency in their job specific skills. "Our training objectives while out here were to perform heavy demolitions and urban breaching demolitions," said Capt. Scott F. Mertz, Commander of Company A. "We are here to focus on our foundation." The combat engineers used a multitude of explosives to complete their various missions while in the field. These missions ranged from destroying terrain to prevent enemy vehicle movement to breaching doors and walls for easy entrance into buildings.

  • Hang! Fire! Currahes teach the ANA basic 82mm mortar skills

    Oct 23, 2013

    Under a harsh Afghanistan sun, in what would be a picturesque mountain scene, a group of Afghanistan National Army Soldiers listen intensly as Sgt. 1st. Class Bo Lathrop, a mortarman with the Mortar Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st. Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st. Airborne Division (Air Assault), goes over the steps they will need to effectively use their 82mm mortar system, both safely and accurately.

  • Red Currahee's Baker Company provide security for KLE

    Oct 21, 2013

    Soldiers with Baker Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), provide security for a key leader engagement at Combat Outpost Band-e Sarde, Afghanistan, on Oct. 9, 2013.

  • Pathfinders jump toward next 'rendezvous with destiny'

    Oct 21, 2013

    Soldiers with F Company, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) Pathfinders, conducted the unit's last scheduled jump, at Corregidor Drop Zone, on Fort Campbell, Ky., Oct. 16, 2013.

  • Retired Sergeant Major Soldier for life

    Oct 18, 2013

    It's 6:20 a.m. on a typical Fort Campbell morning. As Soldiers begin to fall in formation and prepare for the strenuous physical training session that normally begins their day, they may or may not notice an additional member to their ranks. Dressed in his PT uniform and sporting a fresh Army regulation haircut, this "guest" could easily go under the radar during the initial morning darkness; however, eventually his enthusiasm would give him away. The next thing the Soldiers may also notice is that this new addition to the formation is a bit older than the average Soldier in the formation -- a lot older. Nevertheless, as the Soldiers hit the pavement running, so does their 83-year-old visitor, joining them as they sound off with cadence. While this guest may be a stranger to some, this new member to their ranks is really no stranger at all. Retired Sgt. Maj. Dayton Herrington spent 16 and a half of his 30 years of service in the 101st Airborne Division and, as a Screaming Eagle, has had many rendezvous with destiny -- a destiny he foresaw at a very young age.

  • Letter from Eagle 6 to Friends of the 101st - October 2013

    Oct 17, 2013

    With another exciting and challenging month past, your Screaming Eagles continue to fight and win here in Afghanistan; honoring the legacy of all who have gone before, accomplishing their mission to advise and assist the Afghan National Security Forces to defeat the enemies of Afghanistan as they secure their country and a better future for their children. The Summer Fighting Season is near completion and the Screaming Eagle Soldiers continue to accomplish a great deal through their efforts.

  • Currahee works Construction

    Oct 15, 2013

    Currahees continue to improve FOB Lightning

  • Currahees conduct change of responsibility cremony

    Oct 15, 2013

    The Currahees would like to thank Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston for the time he spent as the command sergeant major of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and would like to wish him the best of luck as he steps in to his new role as the division command sergeant major of the 1st Infantry Division "Big Red One".

  • Currahee Cav receive gold spurs

    Oct 14, 2013

    Approximately 300 Troopers with the 1st Sqdn., 61st Cav. Regt., 4th BCT, 101st Abn. Div., stood in formation at Camp Clark, Afghanistan, waiting to be called up and inducted in to the Order of the Spur with the donning of the gold spurs on Oct. 11, 2013.

  • SFAAT 4 supports ANA vehicle maintainance

    Oct 13, 2013

    U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Heath Kennedy, forward support company advisor with Security Advise and Assist Team 4, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), along with the help of Soldiers with the 850th Horizontal Engineer Company, Minnesota National Guard, assisted the Afghan National Army's 203rd Engineer Khandak with the maintenance of military trucks as well as construction vehicles at Forward Operating Base Thunder, Afghanistan, Oct. 6.

  • Currahee Cav conducts MASCAL alongside ANA

    Oct 13, 2013

    U.S. Army Soldiers with 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), alongside medics with the Afghan NAtional Army, conducted a mass-casualty exercise on Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, Oct. 12, 2013.

  • Lifeliners compete to be best Stinger

    Oct 9, 2013

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - Teams of Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 101st Sustainment Brigade "Lifeliners", 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), competed in six events Sept. 30 -- Oct. 3, at Fort Campbell. The competition was an opportunity for the Soldiers to demonstrate their skills and win recognition as the best Stinger missile or Sentinel radar team in the battalion.

  • Jordanian Engagement Team meets local elders and Afghan Uniform Police

    Oct 8, 2013

    The Imam of the Jordanian Engagement Team is handing out Korans to the local elders after speaking to them about the importance of the elections and freedom of thought at the Tani District Center, Afghanistan, Oct. 1, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Jordanian Engagement Team meets local elders and Afghan Uniform Police

    Oct 8, 2013

    The imam of the Jordanian Engagement Team receives a gift from the leaders and patrolmen of the local Afghan Uniformed Police after talking to them about the importance of the elections and freedom of thought at the Tani district center, Afghanistan, Oct 1, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Jordanian Engagement Team meets local elders and Afghan Uniform Police

    Oct 8, 2013

    The Imam of the Jordanian Engagement Team speaks to the leaders and patrolmen of the local Afghan Uniformed Police about the importance of the elections and freedom of thought at the Tani District Center, Afghanistan, Oct. 1, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Jordanian Engagement Team meets local elders and Afghan Uniform Police

    Oct 8, 2013

    The imam of the Jordanian Engagement Team, leadership of the Afghan Uniformed Police and members of their Strategic Forces Advisory Team share a lunch together after the imam talked to the local AUP about the importance of the elections and freedom of thought at the Tani district center, Afghanistan, Oct. 1, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Army approved to continue fielding WIN-T Increment 2

    Oct 8, 2013

    The Army has received approval to continue with further limited additional production and fielding of its mobile tactical communications network backbone, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2.

  • Currahees pull security at FOB Lightning

    Oct 7, 2013

    U.S. Army Soldiers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), provide security during a battle drill on Forward Operating Base Lightning, Afghanistan, Oct. 2-3.

  • Mortar's fire in the field, exercise for excellence

    Oct 7, 2013

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky., (Sept. 19, 2013) -- More than 20 Soldiers assigned to 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) participated in a mortar fire field training exercise, September 19, 2013. Two mortar teams worked in unison with forward observers to shoot more than 100 mortar rounds in order increase both groups' proficiency. The live fire portion is the culminating event of the exercise once teams have successfully completed their gunner's exams, fire direction center certifications, and safety checks.

  • Coalition support

    Oct 4, 2013

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Task Force Razorback, a two member task force charged with the management of a unique Central Issue Facility (CIF) to supply coalition forces with basic combat equipment in support of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command.

  • Sergeant Audie Murphy award ceremony

    Oct 4, 2013

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joshua Cook, a cannon crewmember with Battery A, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stands read to receive his medallion and induction in to the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, during a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Lightning, Sept. 24, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Sergeant Audie Murphy award ceremony

    Oct 4, 2013

    (From left) U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Danielle A. Whitaker, Sgt. 1st Class Tcherry Samedy and Sgt. 1st Class Spencer A. Headley, all with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, were inducted in the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club during a ceremony, Sept. 17, 2013, at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Sergeant Audie Murphy award ceremony

    Oct 4, 2013

    U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Danielle A. Whitaker (right) and Sgt. 1st Class Tcherry Samedy, both with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, listen to, Col. Val C. Keaveny Jr., commander, 4th BCT, 101st Abn. Div., speak during a Sergeant Audie Murphy Club induction ceremony, Sept. 17, 2013, at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Sergeant Audie Murphy award ceremony

    Oct 4, 2013

    U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Danielle A. Whitaker (left), medical operations non-commissioned officer in charge for the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, gives a verbal presentation about Audie Murphy during a Sergeant Audie Murphy Club induction ceremony on Sept. 17, 2013, at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Currahees take to the range

    Oct 4, 2013

    1st Lt. Dan J. Thueneman, a platoon leader with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), engages targets with his M4A1 rifle on Forward Operating Base Thunder, Paktia province, Afghanistan, Sept. 27, 2013.

  • Currahees take to the range

    Oct 4, 2013

    Spc. David I. Hull and Pfc. Skyler Keeanu, both with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), engage targets with a M249 Squad Automatic Weapon as part of a platoon machine gun range on Forward Operating Base Thunder, Paktia province, Afghanistan, Sept. 27, 2013.

  • Currahees take to the range

    Oct 4, 2013

    Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct a machine gun range on Forward Operating Base Thunder, Paktia province, Afghanistan, Sept. 27, 2013.

  • Currahees take to the range

    Oct 4, 2013

    Cpl. Patrick W. Franzen and Spc. Travis S. Suho both with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), change the barrel of a M240B 7.62mm machine gun while conducting a machine gun range on Forward Operating Base Thunder, Paktia province, Afghanistan, Sept. 27, 2013.

  • Currahees take to the range

    Oct 4, 2013

    Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct a machine gun range on Forward Operating Base Thunder, Paktia province, Afghanistan, Sept. 27, 2013.

  • Currahees take to the range

    Oct 4, 2013

    Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct a machine gun range on Forward Operating Base Thunder, Paktia province, Afghanistan, Sept. 27, 2013.

  • Currahees take to the range

    Oct 4, 2013

    Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct a machine gun range on Forward Operating Base Thunder, Paktia province, Afghanistan, Sept. 27, 2013.

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