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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team completes redeployment from Afghanistan

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division1st Brigade Combat TeamFort Campbell, KY – The never ending cycling of soldiers between the battlefield to the home front and vise versa continued Wednesday evening with the return of the final flight of 259 soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team (Bastogne).

For the past nine months the 1st Brigade Combat Team had been in the Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan as part of SFAAT Blackhorse which has been working to help prepare the Afghan National Army’s 1st Kandak, 4th brigade, 201st Corps for the upcoming transfer of authority as U. S. Forces prepare to withdraw from that country.

Families wait for the airplane carrying their soldier's home to land

Families wait for the airplane carrying their soldier’s home to land

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The Story of “Old Abe,” famous Wisconsin War Eagle on 101st Airborne Division patch

 

Written by Capt. James A. Page

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Screaming Eagle insignia of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) is perhaps the most recognized and famous shoulder sleeve insignia in the United States Army.

However the history and symbolism of the patch is often forgotten. The eagle on your shoulder is not just any American Bald Eagle, but instead, it commemorates the most famous animal mascot that ever served in the United States Army.

Old Abe and the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment Color Guard 1863.

Old Abe and the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment Color Guard 1863.

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101st Airborne Division Celebrates 70 Years of Valor

 

Written by Maj. Robin Ochoa
101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell's Week of the EaglesFort Campbell, KY – The Week of the Eagles events have taken a look back on a truly storied past, and the Division can look forward to what undoubtedly is history yet to be made.

It’s truly a privilege to serve in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) with the greatest Air Assault Soldiers in the world. 101st has been left a proud legacy by those who have served before us and we are honored to carry on the heritage. We truly have a history of Valor. «Read the rest of this article»

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The 159th Combat Aviation Brigade uncased their colors in a ceremony at Fort Campbell yesterday

 

159th Combat Aviation BrigadeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 159th Combat Aviation Brigade part of the 101st Airborne Division held a ceremony uncasing their unit colors at the Fort Campbell Army Airfield’s Passenger Processing Center on March 22nd.

The colors uncasing ceremony is a time-honored tradition that marks the final step of redeployment for the brigade from its yearlong mission providing rotary-wing aviation support throughout southern Afghanistan.

Col. Royar, the Commander of the 159th addressing the assembled soldiers and family members

Col. Royar, the Commander of the 159th addressing the assembled soldiers and family members

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Austin Peay State University’s ROTC program celebrates 40 years

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Lt. Col. Robert Gordon, chair of the Austin Peay State University Department of Military Science and Leadership, presented Col. Paul Bontrager with a plaque honoring his service with the APSU Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Governors Guard Battalion December 1st.

Lt. Col. Robert Gordon (left) presents Col. Paul Bontrager with a plaque honoring his service. (Photo by Beth Liggett, APSU photographer)

Lt. Col. Robert Gordon (left) presents Col. Paul Bontrager with a plaque honoring his service. (Photo by Beth Liggett, APSU photographer)

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Fort Campbell plans remembrance ceremony

 

Fort Campbell, KY.  The Home of the Screaming EaglesThe monthly remembrance ceremony honoring soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at McAuliffe Hall.

These remembrance ceremonies are held to honor division Soldiers deployed in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom and those who have died in the effort. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell troops to return; change of command announced

 

Fort Campbell, KY.  The Home of the Screaming EaglesApproximately 400 Fort Campbell soldiers are scheduled to return from Iraq and Afghanistan during the next five days.

Ceremony time and units are as follows:

  • Thursday, 2 p.m., Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101s Sustainment Brigade; 326th Engineering Battalion; Human Resources Company, 101st Sust. Bde., and one soldier from 101st Division Special Troops Battalion, approximately 200 soldiers «Read the rest of this article»
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3rd Brigade Combat Team change of command announced

 

Fort Campbell, KY.  The Home of the Screaming EaglesCol. Dominic J. Caraccilo will relinquish command of the  101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) to Col. Viet X. Luong during a change of command ceremony Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, at 10 a.m. in hanger three at Campbell Army Airfield.

Caraccilo assumed command of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team (187th Infantry Regiment) in November 2006 and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Prior to commanding 3rd Brigade he held several positions within the 101st Airborne Division. He served as the Division’s operations officer for transformation and the deployment to the Multi-National Division-North, Iraq. Caraccilo will be the Executive Officer to the Commander of Multi-National Forces-Iraq. «Read the rest of this article»

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“Eagle Remembrance” ceremony planned

 

Fort Campbell, KY.  The Home of the Screaming EaglesThe January Eagle Remembrance Ceremony is Wednesday, Jan. 14. This monthly remembrance ceremony, which honors soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday at McAuliffe Hall.

These remembrance ceremonies are held to honor division soldiers deployed in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom and those who have died in the effort. «Read the rest of this article»

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