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Promotion brings Guardsman full circle in 101st Airborne Division

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – An officer with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the division’s headquarters February 11th, bringing the Soldier full circle in his career as a guardsman with the Wisconsin National Guard.

Lt. Col. Cory J. Mulhern, a liaison officer for the 101st as part of the division’s Multi-Component Unit, was promoted by his daughter, Sierra, and his son, Audie, during a ceremony surrounded by historical mementos, statues and relics of the Screaming Eagles – a detail not lost on the River Falls, Wisconsin, native.

Lt. Col. Cory Mulhern, a liaison officer for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), smiles at his daughter, Sierra, as she pins on his rank during his promotion ceremony in the division headquarters, Fort Campbell, Ky., Feb. 11, 2016. (Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Lt. Col. Cory Mulhern, a liaison officer for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), smiles at his daughter, Sierra, as she pins on his rank during his promotion ceremony in the division headquarters, Fort Campbell, Ky., Feb. 11, 2016. (Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Soldiers graduate Master Fitness Trainer Course at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. William White
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Master Fitness Trainer Course is sweeping the Army, bringing sports nutrition and researched-backed exercise science down to the squad level by informing senior squad members.

On January 20th, 2016, MFT instructors from the U.S. Army Physical Fitness School in Fort Jackson, SC, dispatched to Fort Campbell, KY, to bring the science of physical training to officers and noncommissioned officers the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

“We say it all the time: PT is not the most important thing we do as a Soldier, but it’s the most important thing we do every day” said Staff Sgt. John Wood, a Master Fitness Trainer instructor with U.S. Army Physical Fitness School.

Sgt. 1st Class Liela Cowhig, a senior instructor for the Master Fitness Training Course, demonstrates how to position a Soldier before lifting him during an MFTC at Fort Campbell, Ky., Jan. 26, 2016. Cowhig and the other MFTC instructors spent two weeks at Fort Campbell teaching 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldiers about nutrition and exercise science. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Sgt. 1st Class Liela Cowhig, a senior instructor for the Master Fitness Training Course, demonstrates how to position a Soldier before lifting him during an MFTC at Fort Campbell, Ky., Jan. 26, 2016. Cowhig and the other MFTC instructors spent two weeks at Fort Campbell teaching 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldiers about nutrition and exercise science. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Soldiers get visit from U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter before upcoming Deployment

 

Written by Sgt. William White
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter visited 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldiers at Fort Campbell. January 13th, 2016.

Carter wanted to speak to 101st Airborne Division Soldiers directly prior to their upcoming deployment in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, in which they will work to train, advise and assist the Iraqi army to defeat the ISIL.

“Frankly, I know the 101st has taken Mosul before, and you could do it again,” Carter said while speaking to more than 200 Screaming Eagle Soldiers set to deploy in the coming weeks. “We could deploy multiple brigades on the ground and arrive in force, but then it would likely become our fight and our fight alone.”

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter speaks to 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldiers during a visit to Fort Campbell, Ky., Jan. 13, 2016. Carter visited Fort Campbell Soldiers to talk about the division's upcoming mission and to thank deploying Soldiers for their sacrifices. (Sgt. William White)

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter speaks to 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldiers during a visit to Fort Campbell, Ky., Jan. 13, 2016. Carter visited Fort Campbell Soldiers to talk about the division’s upcoming mission and to thank deploying Soldiers for their sacrifices. (Sgt. William White)

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101st Airborne Division welcomes new acting Senior Commander at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. William White
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers and leaders from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell gathered to welcome their new acting senior commander at an Honor Eagle ceremony Tuesday in the division headquarters building here.

Brig. Gen. Scott E. Brower, who is returning to Fort Campbell for his fourth assignment will take interim responsibility of Fort Campbell and its units from Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, Commanding General, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

“Over 90 percent of the division is going to remain here and we need a competent and reliable leader to sustain readiness and take care of our Soldiers and Family members while we’re deployed,” Volesky said during the ceremony. “And Scott is exactly the right officer to fill this critical role.”

Brig. Gen. Scott E. Brower, incoming acting senior commander for 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), speaks to Fort Campbell Soldiers, families and community leaders during an Honor Eagle ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky., Jan. 5, 2016. Brower will step in for Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky during the division's deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Brig. Gen. Scott E. Brower, incoming acting senior commander for 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), speaks to Fort Campbell Soldiers, families and community leaders during an Honor Eagle ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky., Jan. 5, 2016. Brower will step in for Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky during the division’s deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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New-age combat simulation challenges 101st Airborne Division to think outside the ‘box’

 

Written by Sgt. William White

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort 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.

Maj. Mindi Furnier, a military intelligence officer, Capt. David-Shea Melloy, an operations planner, and Warrant Officer Mike Rieber, an imagery technician with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), coordinate plans for split-based operations during Warfighter Exercise 16-02 at Fort Campbell, Ky., Nov. 19. The WFX tested the 101st staff sections' abilities to coordinate with other combat and combat support elements in a simulated full-scale war. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Maj. Mindi Furnier, a military intelligence officer, Capt. David-Shea Melloy, an operations planner, and Warrant Officer Mike Rieber, an imagery technician with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), coordinate plans for split-based operations during Warfighter Exercise 16-02 at Fort Campbell, Ky., Nov. 19. The WFX tested the 101st staff sections’ abilities to coordinate with other combat and combat support elements in a simulated full-scale war. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Headquarters to deploy to Iraq, Kuwait in support of Operation Inherent Resolve

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort 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 is home to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) "Screaming Eagles". (Sam Shore)

Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) “Screaming Eagles”. (Sam Shore)

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Fort Campbell Survivor Outreach Services honors Fallen Service Members with Boot Display and Run

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort 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.

Soldiers with the 551st Military Police Company and 1/506 Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team setting up the Survivor Outreach Services boot display last year honoring service members who died in support of the Global War on Terror since Sept. 11, 2001. (Photo by Nondice Thurman, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

Soldiers with the 551st Military Police Company and 1/506 Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team setting up the Survivor Outreach Services boot display last year honoring service members who died in support of the Global War on Terror since Sept. 11, 2001. (Photo by Nondice Thurman, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

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U.S. Army’s top General visits 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort 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.

Gen. Mark A. Milley, the 39th chief of staff of the Army, shakes hands with Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, the commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, after arriving to Fort Campbell, Sept. 11, 2015, for a brief luncheon with senior leaders. Milley focused on his number one priority – readiness of the force. (Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Gen. Mark A. Milley, the 39th chief of staff of the Army, shakes hands with Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, the commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, after arriving to Fort Campbell, Sept. 11, 2015, for a brief luncheon with senior leaders. Milley focused on his number one priority – readiness of the force. (Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division receives second highest unit award for mission to Liberia during Ebola breakout

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort 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.”

Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commanding general, U.S. Africa Command, speaks to the crowd during the Joint Meritorious Unit Award presentation ceremony at McAuliffe Hall August 27, 2015. The JMUA, the second most prestigious award a unit can receive, was presented to the 101st Airborne Division for their humanitarian mission during the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commanding general, U.S. Africa Command, speaks to the crowd during the Joint Meritorious Unit Award presentation ceremony at McAuliffe Hall August 27, 2015. The JMUA, the second most prestigious award a unit can receive, was presented to the 101st Airborne Division for their humanitarian mission during the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division held ceremony to welcome new deputy commanding general at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Matthew Ard
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort 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.

Brig. Gen. John E. Novalis II, deputy commanding general for support, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stands before a formation of Screaming Eagles while being welcomed by Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general of the 101st and Fort Campbell, Ky., during an Honor Eagle ceremony outside the division headquarters building, Fort Campbell, Aug. 12, 2015.(Staff Sgt. Matthew W. Ard, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Brig. Gen. John E. Novalis II, deputy commanding general for support, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stands before a formation of Screaming Eagles while being welcomed by Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general of the 101st and Fort Campbell, Ky., during an Honor Eagle ceremony outside the division headquarters building, Fort Campbell, Aug. 12, 2015.(Staff Sgt. Matthew W. Ard, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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