A lot in the news lately about re-enlistment ceremonies, here's how they do it in 101st CAB, Wings of Destiny! 🇺🇸
U.S. Army Soldier Spc. Austin J. Hope, a 25U, signal support systems specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5-101, 5th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment "Eagle Assault" reenlists during CS training in MOPP level 4 at Fort Campbell, Ky., Apr 20, 2018. Choosing to continue to serve, Spc. Hope, a Marion Illinois native, said"Do it becasue you love it, do it because you want to, do it for the right reasons."#GasGasGas #SignalCorps #ReUpPosted by 101st CAB, Wings of Destiny on Friday, April 20, 2018
An outstanding group of Soldiers traveled to US Army Fort Benning last week to represent the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in the 2018 Lacerda Cup Combatives tournament.
Bantam Weight 2nd place overall - CPT Tilton, 2BCT
Welter Weight 1st place overall - PFC Cannon, 1BCT
Heavy Weight 2nd place overall - SPC Bourque, 101 CAB
Old Abe just saluted No Slack Battalion 2/327 (Official) Indirect Fire Infantrymen (11C) two days ago, here they are again! Congratulations on their 3rd place finish in the inaugural US Army Fort Benning "Best Mortar" competition! ♣️🦅
#ICYMI - A mighty "Air Assault!" to 1LT Callas and 1LT Wentlandt for representing the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at the Best Ranger Competition! They came home #11 of 52 U.S. Army teams, and were the best team in XVIII Airborne Corps! The competition tests the team members' physical abilities, mental agility, and technical and tactical skills under stressful conditions throughout three days with no scheduled sleep. (U.S. Army photo by Markeith Horace)
This is the only kind of smoke Old Abe approves on U.S. Army Fort Campbell. Happy #AirAssault Friday everyone!
#ICYMI - No Slack Battalion 2/327 (Official), 1st Brigade Combat Team "Bastogne" trains rain or shine! Here is a rare example of "shine."
Today the U.S. Army announced the next Rendezvous with Destiny for 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade "Lifeliners".
"The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade is highly trained and ready to answer the call to sustain U.S. and coalition forces operating in Afghanistan," said Col. Stan Sliwinski, LIFELINER 6.
Six #ScreamingEagle Soldiers are ready to prove they are the best of the best - #Ranger that is, and will take to the 35th Annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition April 13-15 at US Army Fort Benning.
Help Old Abe cheer on these three 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) U.S. Army Fort Campbell buddy-teams as they challenge themselves amongst 52 total U.S. Army teams during the 3-day grueling event:
Team 17: 1LT Gabriel Wentlandt and 1LT Michael Callas
Team 18: SSG Phillip Lusk and SGT Dylan McKenna
3rd BCT, 101st ABN DIV (AASLT)
Team 40: SSG Emmett Browne and SFC Chris Beauchamp
3rd BCT, 101st ABN DIV (AASLT)
If you want it done, call the 101!
For more: log on to www.bestranger2018.com
Here’s another great Meet your Army video coming out of the 40th PAD. Be sure to like their Facebook page for more great videos and events!
MYA - Springfield
Staff Sgt. Justin Caton, an instructor with the The Sabalauski Air Assault School, 101st Airborne Division, tells us why he loves his job in the U.S. Army in a new Meet Your Army video. Caton, a native of Springfield, Illinois, says the best part of his job is training soldiers and preparing them to be assets to their respective units.Caton also said his choice to serve as an infantryman in the U.S. Army was the best decision he’s ever made. (Video by Staff Sgt. Sean Callahan)#TSAAS #AASLT #101ST #101stAirAssaultSchool#ScreamingEagles #FORSCOM #Infantry #11B #USARMY #WICS FOX 55/27 Illinois ABC NewsChannel 20#Fort_CampbellPosted by 40th Public Affairs Detachment on Thursday, April 12, 2018
Now that the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters departed U.S. Army Fort Campbell and have arrived safely to Afghanistan, here are some photos of their departure.
#101AirAssault #ScreamingEagles #LegacyofHeroism
US Forces Afghanistan; 101st Airborne Division Artillery "Guns of Glory"; U.S. Army; Clarksville, Tennessee
Follow up to the Apache crash:
At approximately 9:50 p.m. Friday, two Soldiers of the 101st Combat Aviation “Destiny” Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) were killed in an AH-64E Apache helicopter crash in the local training area on Fort Campbell.
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Ryan Connolly, 37, was an instructor pilot in the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade. He joined the Army in 2001 and arrived at Fort Campbell in 2016. Decorations include; two Air Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Superior Unit Award, two Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, two Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbons, Army Service Ribbon and an Overseas Service Ribbon.
Warrant Officer James Casadona, 28, was a pilot in the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade. He joined the Army in 2012 and arrived at Fort Campbell in 2018. Decorations include; National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and an Army Service Ribbon.
“The Destiny Brigade has suffered a great tragedy and our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the deceased,” said Col. Craig Alia, commander, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. “This is an unfortunate event, and we are saddened by the loss of our fellow Soldiers. We ask that everyone respect the privacy of the families as they grieve the loss of their loved ones.”
The cause of the accident is under investigation.
U.S. Army Fort Campbell; 101st CAB, Wings of Destiny; U.S. Army
At approximately 9:50 p.m. Friday, two Soldiers of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) were killed in an AH-64E Apache helicopter crash in the local training area on Fort Campbell
The names of the deceased will not be released until 24 hours after next-of-kin notification is complete.
The crew was conducting routine training at the time of the accident. There were no other casualties. Fort Campbell Fire and Emergency Services are on site and recovery operations are ongoing.
“This is a day of sadness for Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne,” said Brig. Gen. Todd Royar,” acting senior commander of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Families during this difficult time.”
The cause of the accident is under investigation.
U.S. Army Fort Campbell, 101st CAB, Wings of Destiny
Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division #AirAssault commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims, 101st Abn. Div. senior enlisted advisor, cased the division headquarters' colors, April 3, at McAuliffe Hall, U.S. Army Fort Campbell, in advance of the unit's next #RendezvousWithDestiny - a 9-month deployment to Afghanistan. The division headquarters will embark upon its 4th deployment to Afghanistan in the last decade, replace the 3rd Infantry Division headquarters, and oversee NATO's train, advise and assist mission and U.S. counterterrorism operations nationwide.
#ScreamingEagles Resolute Support Mission U.S. Army US Forces Afghanistan
The Tennessee Titans are providing a free event in #Nashville to reveal their new uniforms, for their upcoming season, tomorrow. The event will also feature a #free concert from Multi-Platinum duo Florida Georgia Line.
#ScreamingEagles #Titansup #FreeEvent
1st Brigade Combat Team "Bastogne"; 2nd Brigade Combat Team "STRIKE"; 3rd BCT, 101st ABN DIV (AASLT); 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade "Lifeliners"; 101st CAB, Wings of Destiny; 52nd Ordnance Group - EOD; 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) Recruiting Team; 5th Group Special Forces Fort Campbell Ky; 101st Airborne Division Artillery "Guns of Glory"
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commanding general, Maj. Gen. Andrew P. Poppas and Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims recognized Capt. Shawn and Ashley Dorman, from 3rd BCT, 101st ABN DIV (AASLT), as the proud parents of the #101stBaby born in March at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. Congratulations to the Dorman family on the birth of their daughter, Gianna Marie!
#101AirAssault #ScreamingEagles #Rakkasans
101st Baby of the Month
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commanding general, Maj. Gen. Andrew P. Poppas and Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims recognized Capt. Shawn and Ashley Dorman as the proud parents of the #101stBaby born in March at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. Congratulations to the Dorman family on the birth of their daughter, Gianna Marie! HHC, 21st Engineer BattalionPosted by Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on Thursday, March 22, 2018
The 52nd Ordnance Group - EOD recently had a change of command bidding farewell to Colonel Mark Faria and welcoming Colonel Daniel Duncan into the fold. Check out their page to see how it went down. Also, don’t forget to like their page to see all the amazing things they are doing!