Bantam Weight 2nd place overall - CPT Tilton, 2nd Brigade Combat Team "STRIKE"
Welter Weight 1st place overall - PFC Cannon, 1st Brigade Combat Team "Bastogne"
Heavy Weight 2nd place overall - SPC Bourque, 101st CAB, Wings of Destiny
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 US Army Fort Benning's 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)
#101AirAssault #ScreamingEagles #LegacyofHeroism
Old Abe couldn't be prouder for these Rakkasan Sappers! CPT Chelednik and SFC Clark of 3rd BCT, 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) took First Place 🏆out of 40 teams across the U.S. Army Engineer Regiment Best Sapper Competition #101AirAssault #ScreamingEagles
Congratulations to Best Sapper Team 13, CPT Chelednik and SFC Clark from our very own 3BCT, "Rakkasans!" Team 13 won the 2018 Best Sapper Competition, where Sa...ppers from across the U.S. Military competed in a grueling competition for the coveted title of "Best Sapper." You can watch the Best Sapper Awards Ceremony below. Everyone here at Fort Campbell is very proud of CPT Chelednik and SFC Clark and honored to have them on our team!
Looks like lucky #13 is working well for 3rd BCT, 101st ABN DIV (AASLT), their team is currently #1 in the Army's Best Sapper competition at U.S. Army Fort Leonard Wood! Tune in to Best Sapper Competition's page to follow all the Screaming Eagles 🦅
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.
Transition between two U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) and XVIII Airborne Corps divisions in #Afghanistan is now complete. The #ScreamingEagles of the 101st... Airborne Division (Air Assault) are officially responsible for integrating NATO's Resolute Support Mission and US Forces Afghanistan operations nationwide. My sincere thanks to the entire 3rd Infantry Division, who ironically solidified their 101st-year reputation as the 'Rock of the Marne,’ for their service, sacrifice and resolve during an incredibly dynamic period of change. We are committed to building upon their successes. As I told U.S. Army Gen. Nicholson, and U.S. Embassy Kabul Amb. Bass, #Afghan Gen. Yaftali and others gathered at #BagramAirfield today, we are ready for our new 'Rendezvous with Destiny.' I am supremely confident in the #ScreamingEagles' ability to synchronize complex, combined-arms activities down to the most infinite detail on a three-dimensional battlefield. The Soldiers of this division are as bright and innovative as they are lethal. They have built the 75-year 'Legacy of Heroism' we enjoy today. We are honored to apply it once again and to continue our work, begun ten years ago on the 101st day of 2008, with the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, who continue to seize the initiative and drive our common enemies to reconciliation, or capitulation. #AirAssault! NATO in Afghanistan I U.S. Central Command I U.S. Central Command - Dari/Pashto I U.S. Army Central
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!
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)
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....
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 Com...mendation 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.