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    Aug 16, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY - Basketball is just one of the 14-events that took place during the Week of the Eagles, 2012. The Strike team, made up of Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), has provided much excitement during the basketball tournament. This inter-division 3-day competition, held at Fort Campbell's Lozada gym began Aug. 13. The Strike team gave fans that came out to support more than their money's worth.

  • Week of the Eagle's 5th Annual Run for the Fallen

    Aug 16, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky- Roughly 2,200 supporters participated in the 2012 Week of the Eagles Run for the Fallen, Aug. 11, 2012 which began at the Sabalauski Air Assault School at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Strike's Team "Lat Attack" creates history with ultimate frisbee

    Aug 16, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - This year, for the first time in the Screaming Eagle's history, the game of Ultimate Frisbee is a part of the Week of the Eagles competition. The Week of the Eagles is celebrated each year to honor the activation of the 101st Airborne Division in 1942. This year is the division's 70th anniversary.

  • 5 and 10 kilometers run is fun

    Aug 14, 2012

    Go figure, one of the most competitive five and ten kilometer races at Fort Campbell is a called a Fun Run. They are both a timed team event, in which the outcome depends on an individual's performance. Each brigade within the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), has representing teams for each race. The teams met up on the Sunday morning of Aug. 12 at Fort Campbell's Sabalauski Air Assault School and put on display all of that hard work and physical training they've invested in for this 'fun' competition.

  • Week of the Eagles Run held for fallen but not forgotten Soldiers

    Aug 14, 2012

    During this Week of the Eagles 2012, the Run for the Fallen event was held at the Sabalauski Air Assault School, Aug. 11, 2012, bringing Soldiers, veterans and family members together to remember.

  • Week of the Eagles Basketball Tournament

    Aug 14, 2012

    The Screaming Eagles Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), compete in a basketball tournament, Aug. 13., part of Week of the Eagles. The seven day event host competitions and activities to promote physical fitness, Soldiering skills and esprit de corps throughout the division's brigades.

  • 101st Airborne Division kicks off Week of the Eagles 2012 with Division run

    Aug 13, 2012

    The Screaming Eagles Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), kick off the Week of the Eagles 2012 with a four mile division run through Fort Campbell, Aug. 10. The seven day event host competitions and activities to promote physical fitness, Soldiering skills and esprit de corps throughout the division's brigades.

  • Super Saturday Air Show celebrates 70-year legacy of Air Assault Division

    Aug 11, 2012

    Approximately 20,000 spectators turned out Aug. 11, to watch the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell Super Saturday Air Show at Campbell Army Airfield.

  • 101st Airborne Division kicks off Week of the Eagles with a division run

    Aug 10, 2012

    The Screaming Eagles Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), kick off the Week of the Eagles 2012 with a four mile division run through Fort Campbell, Aug. 10. The seven day event host competitions and activities to promote physical fitness, Soldiering skills and esprit de corps throughout the division's brigades.

  • Currahees conduct rehearsals for the 2012 Week of the Eagles

    Aug 9, 2012

    Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment; 4th Battalion,320th Field Artillery Regiment,4th Brigade Combat Team and the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, conduct air assault rehearsals for the Week of the Eagles, that starts 10 August 2012.

  • Currahees receive first Spouse Master Resiliency Trainers

    Aug 7, 2012

    Representatives from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), attended the Spouse Master Resiliency Training course from July 23 to Aug. 3, 2012, at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • ASA Lamont visits Fort Campbell to discusses force manning, manpower issues

    Aug 1, 2012

    Thomas R. Lamont, assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, visited Fort Campbell, Ky., July 25, 2012, to discuss force manning and manpower issues as well as observe several aspects of training.

  • Currahee DFAC earns Best Mess Award

    Jul 31, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky-The 4th Brigade Combat Team Dining Facility was awarded the 101st Airborne Division Commanding General's Best Dining Facility or "Best Mess" of the Quarter by Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, July 20, 2012 at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Glory conducts Platoon Air Assualt Raid

    Jul 31, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky- Soldiers from Bravo Battery, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, setup a M119A2 105mm howitzer after unloading from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter during an night air assault training exercise, July 24, 2012 at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Medics from Charlie Med. conduct a tactical field problem.

    Jul 31, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky- Medics from Company C, 801st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, put all they learned in the week long Tactical Combat Causality Care class in a final training exercise, July 27, 2012 at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Currahee induct 14 DMOR/HMOR

    Jul 24, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky-Leaders from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, induct 14 individuals as Distinguished Members of the Regiment and Honorary Members of the Regiment during a ceremony celebrating the Regiment's 70th Birthday, July 20, 2012 at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Collaborative training develops muscle memory for when it matters most

    Jul 23, 2012

    For the first time in five deployment cycles, all seven companies of Eagle Lift, 7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, trained together during a collaborative situational training exercise that began at Fort Campbell, Ky., July 16, 2012.

  • Celebrating History: 101st Airborne 70th Anniversary

    Jul 19, 2012

    On August 16th, 1942, the 101st Airborne Division came into being. The unit, also known as the Screaming Eagles, have made a name for themselves, earning many accolades. Seventy years later, the division celebrates its history with a week-long tribute to Soldiers past and present. Sgt. 1st Class Stephanie Widemond walks us through a short history of the Screaming Eagles.

  • 9-year-old cancer patient takes flight

    Jul 17, 2012

    As he perched eagerly in a chair at the Fort Campbell flight simulator July 17, it would be easy to mistake 9-year-old Adam Crider for any other boy his age. His slightly shaggy blond hair and baby-blue eyes that light up as quickly as his infectious smile spreads across his face belie the 18-month battle Adam and his family have endured.

  • Letters home: Local family receives letters of Soldier killed 43 years ago

    Jul 16, 2012

    Four letters written by a Columbia Soldier killed in Vietnam have finally found their way home more than 40 years after they were first inked.

  • Communication, counseling preserve Family, unit ties

    Jul 10, 2012

    The 159th Combat Aviation Brigade has been home from deployment around 100 days, and the honeymoon is over.

  • Campbell impresses Hammack during visit

    Jul 10, 2012

    When the Honorable Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installation, Energy and Environment, visited Tuesday, her objective was two-fold: Spread the word about current and future Army efforts in her area of responsibility and learn what Fort Campbell is doing in these areas.

  • Heat wave highlights importance of Bambi Bucket training

    Jul 3, 2012

    When the Soldiers of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Campbell, Ky., are called upon, they have three hours to get up in the air and be on their way to aid in extinguishing wildland fires.

  • Field sanitation training empowers 159th CAB Soldiers

    Jul 3, 2012

    Soldiers with the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade buckled down for a 40-hour field sanitation certification class beginning June 22 to learn how to protect themselves and their battle buddies against diseases in field environments.

  • Safety before Glory

    Jun 28, 2012

    "Dakota" was announced over the Air Battle Net, indicating the flight of four CH-47s with dual shotgun HMMWVs on long lines had reached the release point and would starburst to four separate landing zones. After about one minute of flight, all aircraft lost communication with each other due to the limited line of sight and aged, failing equipment. In zero illumination, I was in the lead aircraft using my limited experience and flight training to find an LZ, which was located along the border of a non-allied country in a very austere environment. Once we delivered the load and our passengers, we exited the LZ en route to the start point. Our plan was to link up with the flight as we returned to the pickup zone for one more trip into the objective area. Just shy of the SP, I heard a broken radio transmission over the ABN: "The HMMWVs are in a pile, but we're OK."

  • Stick to the Standards

    Jun 28, 2012

    Just like many Army aviators, I've lost friends to helicopter accidents. I'd like to share what happened in one of those accidents so others can learn the hard lessons and correct the way they do business and improve the safety of operations in their units.

  • What Would You Do?

    Jun 28, 2012

    Our mission was to conduct a multiship air assault of ground forces. We were under night vision goggles with less than 20 percent illumination and below 300 feet above ground level. I suddenly noticed out of the left side of my field of view a set of wires perpendicular to our route of flight. At that exact moment, my left-side door gunner announced, "Wires!"

  • Aircrews train on water survival skills

    Jun 25, 2012

    One by one, pilots and aircrew members assigned to the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade splashed - boots and all - into the deep end of Gardner Pool here June 20 to complete the first challenge of Dunker HEEDs training. with A2CUs (the flight uniform), boots and all individual gear aircrew members use on their person in the aircraft for a pre-dunker swim qualification.

  • Full spectrum: Army pilots, Unmanned Aircraft Systems operators to team up on battlefield

    Jun 21, 2012

    Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems will take on a new role as a Combat Aviation Brigade element with the upcoming deployment this fall of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade.

  • 159 CAB earns Army's Best of the Best Award for unit movement

    Jun 18, 2012

    "Man, equip, train - those are the things we did," said Maj. Nate Surrey, the aviation intermediate maintenance officer for 563rd Aviation Support Battalion during the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade's 2011-2012 deployment to southern Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and currently the executive officer of the brigade. "We manned (our move) properly, we equipped them with everything they needed for all the phases (and) made sure everyone had the right training -- bottom line." This mentality earned the 159th CAB the Army's coveted Best of the Best Award in Washington, D.C., June 5.

  • Normandy monument dedicated to Maj. Richard Winters

    Jun 12, 2012

    Along the causeway to Utah Beach stands a new monument to combat leadership, dedicated June 6, 2012, in memory of Maj. Richard Winters, who led paratroopers from Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, during the D-Day landings.

  • Ring leader: 159th CAB Soldier uses fighting spirit to mentor

    Jun 7, 2012

    His Soldier describes his mentoring as "punch-love" style. Sgt. 1st Class Jay Karvaski, the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade's intelligence section NCO in charge, admits his boxing experience began much that way. "If you are out of line or out of regulation, he'll come at you strong, then afterward, once you've realized what's ... wrong, then comes the love -- the mentoring," said Sgt. Ryan Pillette, an intelligence specialist with HHC, 159th CAB. A good NCO knows his strengths. A better NCO knows his weaknesses. The best NCOs work to change those weaknesses, and Karvaski seems to aspire to that.

  • Battle of beautification: Army and AF engage in facelift faceoff

    Jun 7, 2012

    A Skytrain and a Flying Boxcar are the lucky recipients of a much-needed makeover here at Fort Campbell, Ky. The aircraft, a Douglas C-47 Skytrain and Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar, are on static display on the corner of Wickham and Entrance roads. Sun damage, lack of use and weather have all left signs of aging on the aircraft, but thanks to some friendly competition between the Army and the Air Force, these beautiful ladies will soon find their fine lines and wrinkles significantly erased.

  • Vietnam 40 years later: Simple letter reunites 101st Airborne Division vets

    Jun 1, 2012

    With a simple "Letter to the Editor" to the Fort Campbell Courier from the Philippines, two Vietnam veterans were able to catch up after more than four decades apart.

  • Army promotes National Safety Month

    May 24, 2012

    June is National Safety Month, and senior Army Leaders are asking Soldiers at all levels to use this opportunity to reaffirm their commitment to safety.

  • 159th CAB changes hands

    May 23, 2012

    The outgoing commander of 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, for the past 26 months set the standard in training his Soldiers and leading them through a successful deployment, but more importantly, bringing them back home to their Families.

  • Army develops generator 1.5 tons lighter than current option

    May 22, 2012

    Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center engineers were recognized for their collaborative efforts with small business to develop a transportable 100 kW generator that is 3,150 pounds lighter than those currently in theater.

  • 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Week of the Eagles

    May 21, 2012

    The "Screaming Eagles" of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will host the 2012 Week of the Eagles, Aug. 10-17, 2012, at Fort Campbell, Ky., to reflect upon all that the division's Soldiers have achieved since the unit was created with no history, but with a "Rendezvous with Destiny."

  • Vietnam 40 years later: 101st Airborne Division veteran recalls Ripcord battle

    May 17, 2012

    Tet Offensive. Fall of Saigon. Siege of the Khe Sanh. These are just a few of the names a person might hear when discussing famous battles of the Vietnam War. Less likely to be mentioned is the final high-casualty engagement between units of the U.S. infantry and the North Vietnamese Army. Taking place between March and July 1970, the Battle of Fire Support Base Ripcord would stay tucked into a hidden chapter of the war's history for decades.

  • Operation Restored Warrior seeks to mend invisible wounds

    May 17, 2012

    The program he found was Operation Restored Warrior, a five-day, faith-based program designed to "rescue, rebuild and restore what was lost and stolen from our warriors' lives," according to the ORW website.

  • Fort Campbell Soldiers earn EFMB in record numbers

    May 17, 2012

    When an Expert Field Medical Badge is seen on the uniform of a Soldier, it is a strong indication of his commitment to training, technique and life-saving skills under pressure. Established in 1965, the EFMB is a special skill award that recognizes exceptional performance by field medical personnel. It is only awarded to Soldiers who successfully complete combat tactical lane casualty care tasks, day and night land navigation, a written test and a 12-mile forced road march.

  • Dirty bomb scenario unites Fort Campbell, community agencies

    May 17, 2012

    Fort Campbell, Ky., held its annual Full-Scale Anti-terrorism Exercise May 10, 2012, uniting both on- and off-post agencies to respond to a fictional scenario, May 10.

  • 'Screaming Eagle' Soldiers oversee demining in Democratic Republic of the Congo

    May 15, 2012

    Years after the Great War of Africa ended, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is covered with remnants of war scattered throughout the country in the aftermath of one of the deadliest conflicts worldwide since World War II.

  • Vietnam 40 years later: 101st Airborne Division veteran recalls Hamburger Hill

    May 14, 2012

    Forty-three years ago today, Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, started fighting the Battle of Hamburger Hill. Pvt. Dan Cochran was one of them.

  • 101st Airborne Division adds realism to Army network exercise

    May 10, 2012

    While thousands of Soldiers maneuver across the New Mexico desert to assess the Army's future tactical communications network, a smaller group more than a thousand miles away is playing a quieter but essential role in the Network Integration Evaluation 12.2.

  • Comancheros build houses, give back to community

    May 10, 2012

    The Comancheros of New Mexico in the 1830's built wealth by raiding and trading. The Comancheros of Fort Campbell traded their time to help build houses for Habitat for Humanity Thursday. Even before lunchtime, more than 20 Soldiers of Company A, 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, made excellent headway in completing several homes in order to bring joy to families in need in Antioch, Tenn.

  • Vietnam 40 years later: 101st Airborne Division widow to Army mom

    May 8, 2012

    Linda Eaton became a war widow in 1969, and the proud mother of a Soldier 40 years later.

  • 101st Airborne Soldiers test howitzer upgrades

    May 8, 2012

    Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky., recently assisted the Picatinny Arsenal M119A2 Howitzer Logistics Team complete the last phase of logistics training.

  • Fort Campbell Iron Rakkasans remember Hamburger Hill

    May 20, 2011

    Iron Rakkasans - both young and old - gathered Friday to remember the Battle of Hill 937, better known as Hamburger Hill. The 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Soldiers fought valiantly at Vietnam's Dong Ap Bia mountain in May 1969. A part of Operation Apache Snow, these Soldiers battled tough terrain to overcome the North Vietnamese forces' stronghold at the hill. The Rakkasans went on to eliminate more than 500 enemy troops and seize stores of weaponry.

  • Fort Campbell Army journalist honored in U.S. Capital

    May 20, 2011

    A 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Soldier was among those honored during a rededication of the Journalists Memorial at the Newseum Monday. Staff Sgt. James P. Hunter, an Army writer and photographer, was killed in Afghanistan last year while telling the Soldier's story.

  • NYC gifts 5th Group with piece of history

    May 6, 2011

    The City of New York donated two beams from the World Trade Center to the 5th Special Forces Group at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Marines, Army combine efforts at FARP

    Mar 24, 2011

    Ten Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit based out of Cherry Point, N.C., and the Marine Wing Support Squadron 373 based out of Miramar, Calif., received Army Achievement Medals here Mar. 20.

  • Avionics Shop: Essential to mission readiness

    Mar 20, 2011

    Though the pilots, and their crew in any aviation brigade seem to be the most important mission while deployed, they could not fly without equipment working properly.

  • SecDef visits wounded Soldiers at Bagram hospital

    Mar 9, 2011

    PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates pins the Purple Heart Medal and a Combat Action Badge on the chest of wounded service members, March 7 at the Heathe N. Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Airfield. Gates gave a quick speech to troops at Bagram before he left.

  • Simplifying the Logistics ground

    Mar 9, 2011

    How the 101st Sustainment Brigade is undertaking an ambitious project to re-configure Bagram Airfield's Logistics complex

  • Granddaughter's research yields Bronze Star for WWII hero

    Mar 8, 2011

    The family of a New Jersey World War II-era veteran received a posthumous Bronze Star commending the heroic actions of their loved one, Technician Fifth Grade John F. Morgan Jr., nearly 70 years after his heroic action in World War II.

  • "Wings" over Afghanistan

    Mar 7, 2011

    A UH60M Blackhawk helicopter flies alongside the snow-capped mountains of southern Afghanistan.

  • Bastogne Soldiers navigate 'most dangerous road in Afghanistan'

    Mar 7, 2011

    Late Feb. 28, Soldiers from Forward Support Company G, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Task Force Balls, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, escorted a convoy through the shadow of the Hindu Kush Mountains.

  • Safety, teamwork aid in FARP success

    Mar 6, 2011

    Forward arming and refueling points for Task Force Thunder, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, are places where aircraft can receive fuel and ammunition to continue providing coverage for troops on the ground.

  • CSM Grippe visits Regional Command South

    Mar 4, 2011

    CENTCOM CSM visits troops in Regional Command South.

  • CENTCOM CSM visits Regional Command South

    Mar 4, 2011

    Various photos of Command Sergeant Major Frank Grippe conducting battlefield circulation in Regional Command South.

  • Army's vice chief checks BRAC construction at Bragg

    Mar 3, 2011

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli visited the future home of the headquarters elements of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., today, for an up close and personal view of the 631,000-square-foot facility slated for completion June 21.

  • VTCs keep Soldiers, Families connected during deployments

    Mar 3, 2011

    Video teleconferencing is one of the many ways Soldiers of the Task Force Thunder, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, can communicate with their families while deployed here.

  • Gates nominates Thurman to command in Korea

    Mar 2, 2011

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced March 1 his recommendaiton to the President that he nominate Army Gen. James D. Thurman to take command of U.S. Forces in the Republic of Korea. A native of Marietta, Okla., Thurman currently commands U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), the U.S. Army's largest organization, where he is responsible for the oversight, manning, training, and equipping of 237,000 Active Component Soldiers and the training and readiness oversight of 560,000 Soldiers of the Army National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve. Dr. Gates made the announcement during a Pentagon press briefing. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Thurman would succeed Army Gen. Walter "Skip" Sharp in Korea who is set to retire after his tour as commander of the 28,500 U.S. troops stationed in South Korea.

  • Trauma center named after fallen Currahee medic opens

    Mar 2, 2011

    PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - A new trauma center named after a fallen Task Force Currahee medic who sacrificed his life to save another Soldier officially opened at Forward Operating Base Sharana March 1.

  • TF Bastogne Soldiers rebuild damaged Afghan roads

    Mar 2, 2011

    Engineers attached to 1st Brigade Combat Team, Task Force Bastogne, in cooperation with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Afghan National Security Forces, began the process of rebuilding damaged roads in the Khogyani and Sherzad districts of Nangarhar rrovince in early February.

  • Shadow Surpasses 600,000 Total Flight Hours

    Mar 1, 2011

    This is a release by Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office and Ground Maneuvers Product Office acknowledging the "workhorse" performance of the Shadow unmanned aircraft system and all the achievement of all the Warfighters that made this achievement come to pass.

  • Lifeliners aid local clinic

    Mar 1, 2011

    Soldiers with the 101st Sustainment Brigade and the 87th CSSB CERP Team visit a local Afghan hospital to assess medical supply needs.

  • Lifeliners aid local clinic

    Mar 1, 2011

    101st Sustainment Brigade and 87th CSSB CERP team visit local Afghan hospital to assess medical supply needs.

  • Army Small Arms Championship right around the corner

    Feb 28, 2011

    Time and open slots are running out for Soldiers of any rank in the entire Army formation, including West Point and college ROTC cadets, Army Reservists and National Guardsmen, to compete in the 2011 U.S. Army Small Arms Championships March 19-26 on Fort Benning.The championships, hosted by the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit in conjunction with the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning, consist of Small Arms Firing Schools, Excellence-in-Competition Matches, rifle and pistol matches, and special combined-arms combat matches.

  • Army Observes Presidents Day at Mount Vernon

    Feb 24, 2011

    "It's a privilege for the Military District of Washington and The Old Guard to be here today."

  • FORSCOM's Annual AFAP Conference

    Feb 23, 2011

    U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) G-1 Well-Being officials are steadily preparing for the command's 2011 Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) conference which will be held March 7-11, in Atlanta, Ga.

  • Task Force Thunder rolls into Afghanistan

    Feb 23, 2011

    Task Force Thunder, composed of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade and its subordinate battalions, started its relief in place in Regional Command South here with its sister brigade, the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade (Task Force Destiny), in early February.

  • Transportation unit puts in heavy miles to provide escort, deliver supplies to Soldiers

    Feb 19, 2011

    Since first arriving in Afghanistan in July 2010, the drivers with the 109th Transportation Company so far have logged approximately more than 600,000 miles.

  • TF Iron selects Soldier, NCO of the Year

    Jan 21, 2011

    GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Soldiers and noncommissioned officers with 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team took part in an annual NCO and Soldier of the Year competition Jan. 4-5 at Forward Operating Base Andar.

  • Building Bak one shura at a time

    Jan 21, 2011

    KHOWST Province, Afghanistan - Among the new construction surrounding the Bak District Center, local elders, mullahs and government officials met three times in the last week to discuss the future of the district.

  • TF Iron Rakkasan radio connects GIRoA to people in Miri

    Jan 21, 2011

    GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan - The Afghan government and 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, are expanding their reach with a second Radio in a Box station at the Miri District Center in Andar Province.

  • Bagram Airfield receives new aircraft fueling system

    Jan 13, 2011

    A new aircraft fueling system at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, will cut refueling time in half.

  • The foundations of education

    Jan 13, 2011

    Lifeliners, ANA team up to provide school with desks, chairs

  • "Family Ties on Enemy Lines"

    Jan 13, 2011

    Cousins who have not seen each other in years reunite in Afghanistan

  • Experts keep machine guns in the fight

    Jan 11, 2011

    Bringing their experience and expertise to bear on the battlefield, logistics assistance representatives connect the Materiel Enterprise to warfighters.

  • Brothers serve in Afghanistan, meet on Christmas Eve

    Jan 5, 2011

    GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Sgt. Joel Borchardt and U.S. Army Pfc. James Borchardt, brothers, met on Forward Operating base Ghazni Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, after 11 months of serving separately in Afghanistan.

  • Awards ceremony marks start of TF Iron's road home

    Jan 5, 2011

    GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan- The first Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, will be heading home soon after spending the last 11 months in eastern Afghanistan.

  • Commo troops spread cheer to Afghans

    Jan 5, 2011

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Communication Soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division bag toys and clothes alongside Bagram Airfield's Korean Hospital workers Jan. 2 to pass out to local Afghans. The gifts were donated by communications specialists of Co. C, HHB, 101st Abn. Div. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Grant Matthes, Combined Joint Task Force-101 Public Affairs)

  • Southern Soldier reflects on God, family, country

    Jan 5, 2011

    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - God. Family. Country. In that order. The only colors are a red and blue American flag draped over a black-inked cross with those three words: God. Family. Country. U.S. Army Pfc. Gregory K. Martin, a fire control direction specialist from Pleasant Grove, Ala., wears this tattoo on his forearm proudly. For him, it's a symbol for the three most important things in his life.

  • TF White Eagle, TF Iron Rakkasan demonstrate coalition warfare success

    Jan 5, 2011

    Soldiers with Company C, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conducted a combined operation with Polish Battle Group A in Bashir Village, Andar district, in eastern Ghazni province, Afghanistan, to cordon and search an insurgent safe haven, Dec. 30.

  • Soldiers invent 'Bastogne' bumper to help with supply mission

    Jan 3, 2011

    Looking to improve their vehicles' performance, two Soldiers came up with an idea for a new bumper on the Mine-Resistant, Ambushed-Protected All-Terrain Vehicle.

  • Keeping the lights on in Afghanistan

    Dec 30, 2010

    Operating under the aegis of Army Sustainment Command's 401st Army Field Support Brigade, the 4BCT/101ABN BLST is the leading element of the Materiel Enterprise, bringing logistics experience and expertise to bear on the battlefield.

  • Lifeliners conduct 'Big Drop II'

    Dec 24, 2010

    101st Sustainment Brigade and Unit Ministry Team team up for special Christmas aerial delivery mission.

  • CSA visits medical center at Kandahar

    Dec 23, 2010

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited Kandahar, Afghanistan, Dec. 23.

  • Families weather holidays without deployed loved ones

    Dec 22, 2010

    As a 20-plus-year military spouse, Pat Moseley has grown accustomed to celebrating her family's dual, month-long holiday season without her husband.

  • Mortarman shares close calls, passion for his job

    Dec 22, 2010

    He's a calm individual. His voice is barely above a whisper. Maybe because waiting for the enemy to attack in a hastily built fighting position in the Hindu Kush Mountains makes everybody whisper. Maybe because he doesn't get that excited anymore.

  • USO tour celebrities visit FOB Shank Soldiers

    Dec 22, 2010

    LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Celebrities traveling throughout Afghanistan on a USO tour stopped at Forward Operating Base Shank to meet and entertain and troops for the holiday season Dec. 21.

  • Riggers, chaplain ready for 'The Big Drop' in Afghanistan

    Dec 21, 2010

    The unit ministry team and riggers of the 101st Sustainment Brigade teamed up to prepare for 101 air drops slated to take place next week. The "Big Drop" will bring 101 bundles of care packages and other supplies to service members in two dozen remote Forward Operating Bases across Regional Command-East.

  • Commentary: deployed Soldiers think of others during holidays

    Dec 17, 2010

    Are the children here much different than anywhere else' No, they were just born into less-fortunate circumstances. Their lives don't include white picket fences and manicured lawns. As the holidays approach, think about those less fortunate around the world. For the most part, Americans are lucky to be born Americans and haven't earned it.

  • Con man's son serves honorably to right father's wrongs

    Dec 16, 2010

    Pfc. Bruce S. Simms, a 34-year-old rifleman from Calabasas, Calif. thought about joining the Army and righting wrongs done by his father, a con-artist, every day for 10 years, until he finally did.

  • Lifeliner Spotlight: Pfc. Stephanie Daniels

    Dec 14, 2010

    Spotlight profile on PFC Stephanie Daniels, a former Purdue University student who is now assigned to the 101st Sustainment Brigade as a member of the Personnel Security Detachment. She is one of two females assigned to the team.

  • ANSF partners with TF Bastogne to rid area of insurgents

    Dec 13, 2010

    Afghan National Security Forces partnered with Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, to conduct operations in the greater Sarkani District of Kunar Province beginning Dec. 10, to rid the area of insurgents.

  • Campbell talks security, governance with Team Paktya

    Dec 13, 2010

    PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Maj. Gen. John Campbell, Combined Joint Task Force 101 and Regional Command East commander, visited Forward Operating Base Gardez to meet with Team Paktya's board of directors Dec. 8 to discuss counterinsurgency operations in Paktya and the future of the provincial governance.

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade armament Soldier sets standard for hard work, job discipline

    Dec 13, 2010

    During the last nine months at Multi-National Base Tarin Kot, Afghanistan, Spc. Jessica Newton has been a fixture on the flight line as an armament specialist with D Company, 1st Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade.