Topic: 101st Airborne Division
Fort Campbell, KY – Two 101st Airborne Division Soldiers were shot and killed at approximately 6:30pm Thursday in Oak Grove, Kentucky.
The two Soldiers have been identified as Spc. Priscilla A. East, 32, of Missouri City, Texas, and Spc. Christopher R. Hoch, 28, of Ferndale, Michigan. Hoch was posthumously promoted to the rank of sergeant.
East was a health care specialist who joined the Army in March 2011 and arrived at Fort Campbell in August 2014. Her awards and decorations include the Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Service Ribbon.
Fort Campbell, KY – At approximately 11:07am today, January 31st, a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), went down in the local training area on Fort Campbell.
Four Soldiers aboard the aircraft suffered injuries while conducting training and were transported by air and ground to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. Notification to Families is ongoing. Their names and the nature of their injuries is not releasable at this time.
Fort Campbell, KY – At approximately 11:07am today, January 21st, a UH60 Blackhawk helicopter from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) was involved in a training incident on Fort Campbell.
More information will be released as it becomes available.
The incident is under investigation.
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Fort Campbell, KY – The skeletal remains found Monday near Exit 19 off of Highway 24 in Robertson County, Tennessee, have been confirmed by medical examiners as Fort Campbell Soldier Pfc. Shadow McClaine.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation recovered the remains of McClaine, a 101st Airborne Division Soldier, who had been missing since September 2016.
Senior officials at Fort Campbell and special agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command – the lead investigative agency – are in close communication with the family and TBI at this time.
General Andrew Poppas takes command of 101st Airborne Division, Screaming Eagles bid farewell to General Gary Volesky
Written by Sgt. William White
Fort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) has opened a new chapter in its rendezvous with destiny. Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, the 45th commanding general of the 101st, placed the division in the hands of Maj. Gen. Andrew P. Poppas, the incoming division commander, during a change of command ceremony January 19th, 2017.
During the ceremony, Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, XVIII Airborne Corps commander, praised Volesky’s leadership during his command.
“Our Army couldn’t have chosen a better leader to command this division two and a half years ago than Gary Volesky,” Townsend said. “During his watch, elements of the 101st have deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Liberia and a whole list of other nations around the world in support of both combat and shaping operations for our nation.”
Written by Capt. Patrick Morgan
Kandahar Province, Afghanistan – A 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division nurse deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel saved the life of an Afghan National Defense Security Force member Saturday.
Captain Christine Kampas, a medical adviser, saved the Afghan by conducting CPR on him after he went into respiratory failure while being transported from an Afghan medical facility to a NATO military medical facility at Kandahar Airfield.
Written by Staff Sgt. Jason Hull
Iraq – Before he enlisted, Spc. Erik Salmon was a traveler fond of seeing new places and experiencing different cultures. When the 26-year-old intelligence analyst deployed to Iraq in May, 2016, with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), he found himself trapped in tiny Camp Swift behind dirt barriers, concrete walls and concertina wire.
“For the last nine months, I’ve only spent a total of eight hours outside Swift for my buddy’s reenlistment in Erbil,” he stated. “I jumped on a convoy during my off-shift. I got about four hours of sleep that night.”
Salmon is just days away from returning to Fort Campbell, KY.
Mayor McMillan orders flags flown at half-staff in his honor
Clarksville, TN – Former Clarksville Mayor Ted Crozier Sr., who devoted his life to family, country and community, died Monday from a respiratory illness at the age of 91.
Col. Crozier served in the U.S. Army for 32 years, retiring at the rank of colonel in 1977. He served as the first Commander of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Campbell and was the first aviator to serve as the chief of staff for the 101st Airborne Division.
101st Airborne’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team Artillerymen support Mosul counter-offensive come rain or shine
Written by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson
Northern Iraq – Christmas Eve. Some of the Soldiers in U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Johnathan Walker’s section shiver as freezing rain continues to fall upon their position.
“Fire!” yells Walker as he makes a cutting motion through the rain with his hand. The round leaves the tube of the M777 artillery piece with its trademark boom and smoke and the artillerymen begin to move again. The soft sound of boots impacting the mud and gravel echoes through the gun pit.
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