Topic: 101st Airborne Division Headquarters
Written by Sgt. William White
Fort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) headquarters, along with other combat and support units, conducted an in-depth deployment simulation known as the Warfighter Exercise here November 12th-21st.
The WFX measures combat effectiveness of a headquarters asset, such as a division or corps, in working with subordinate units to execute a full-scale offensive against a modern and equipped enemy. It also gives them the opportunity to work with simulated government and aid organizations.
101st Airborne Division Headquarters to deploy to Iraq, Kuwait in support of Operation Inherent Resolve
Fort Campbell, KY – The U.S. Department of the Army announced today that the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) headquarters, stationed in Fort Campbell, will deploy to Iraq and Kuwait with approximately 500 Soldiers for a nine-month rotation in early 2016 to support Operation Inherent Resolve.
The 101st Airborne Division headquarters will assume the role of Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command-Iraq, replacing the 82nd Airborne Division headquarters. In that role, the division headquarters will provide command and control of coalition troops and training, advising, and assisting Iraqi Security Forces.
Fort Campbell, KY – In honor of Military Survivor Appreciation Week, the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell Survivor Outreach Services will display more than 7,000 boots on the lawn of the Division Headquarters and hold a Division Run for the Fallen.
The boots will be on display October 15th through October 18th and have been collected from military service members across Fort Campbell and abroad. Each boot is adorned with a photo of an active duty service member who has died while serving since September 11th, 2001.
This display of combat boots, designed by Morale, Welfare and Recreation engineer Thomas Kirkham, honors the memories and sacrifice of the brave military men and women who gave their lives while serving our country and is arranged to be reminiscent of Arlington National Cemetery.
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins
Fort Campbell, KY – The 39th chief of staff of the Army visited with the commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell and other senior leaders during a luncheon at the 2nd Brigade Combat Team’s dining facility here September 11th.
Gen. Mark A. Milley discussed with Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky and brigade commanders and command sergeants major his vision for the Army and addressed issues facing the force moving forward.
During his visit the CSA spoke about his number-one priority – readiness.
101st Airborne Division receives second highest unit award for mission to Liberia during Ebola breakout
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins
Fort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) was awarded the Joint Meritorious Unit Award by the commanding general of U.S. Africa Command, Gen. David M. Rodriquez, during a ceremony held in the division headquarters building here August 27th. The JMUA is the second highest award a unit can receive.
Rodriquez and Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, the commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division, unveiled the award and a campaign streamer, recognizing the division’s five-month deployment in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development-led mission to fight the spread of Ebola in western Africa.
“The day the 101st got into Africa, things started changing,” said Rodriguez. “Every day they were there, the confidence and courage of the Liberian people started picking up.”
Written by Staff Sgt. Matthew Ard
Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell welcomed the new deputy commanding general for support at an Honor Eagle ceremony held August 12th, 2015, in front of the division headquarters building here.
Brig. Gen. John E. Novalis II and his wife, Mary, were received by Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, the commanding general of the 101st and Fort Campbell, who felt privileged to have them join the Screaming Eagle team, he said during the ceremony.
“With three and a half years in combat in both Afghanistan and Iraq, I can think of no better leader to have on the Screaming Eagle team for our rendezvous with destiny,” said Volesky.
Fort Campbell, KY – Today the Secretary of the Army announced the next round of Army force reductions for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 that decrease the Army’s Active Component size from 490,000 to 450,000 Soldiers, and cuts Army Civilian positions by 17,000. The reductions affect the entire Army and are a direct result of sequestration.
If sequestration continues, the Army will be required to further reduce Active Army end strength to much lower levels.
Based on the Secretary’s announcement, Fort Campbell will lose approximately 360 military positions, or about 1% of our total population.
Clarksville, TN – I have just received confirmation from MG Gary J. Volesky, Commanding General of Fort Campbell, that there will be minimal troop reductions at Fort Campbell. I’m sure there may be comments from some about the economic impact the soldiers have on our economy.
But the people of Clarksville don’t see our men and women in uniform as dollar signs. For us, this is about family.
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
Fort Campbell, KY – Honor roll students from West Creek Middle School, Clarksville, Tennessee, visited the 716th Military Police Battalion to experience a day in the life of an MP May 15th.
The 716th MP Bn., 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, partnered with WCMS faculty, teachers and staff to recognize honor roll students for their dedication to academic excellence throughout the year with a field trip to spend the day visiting with Fort Campbell’s military police.
Written by Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes
Fort Campbell, KY – General Raymond T. Odierno, the Army chief of staff, visited Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) May 14th-15th.
The two-day visit to Fort Campbell allowed the Army’s top general to engage commanders, soldiers and leaders and discuss topics about the Army’s vision of Force 2025 and beyond.
“I know many of you are asking the question ‘will we continue to deploy?’ and the answer is yes,” said Odierno. “Because the stabilizing force around the world is the United States Army.”
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