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DOD Identifies Fort Campbell Units for Upcoming Afghanistan Rotation

 

United States Department of Defense - DoDWashington, DC – The Department of Defense today identified three units to deploy as part of the upcoming rotation of forces operating in Afghanistan.

The scheduled rotation involves elements of one infantry brigade combat team (IBCT) with roughly 1,000 personnel (1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division); elements of one infantry brigade combat team with roughly 900 personnel (3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division); and elements of one combat aviation brigade with roughly 1,725 personnel (82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division) to rotate in fall 2014 in support of the combatant commander’s mission requirements. «Read the rest of this article»

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) brings the healing power of planting to Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Eric Lieber
Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – “This is the first of its kind in Army Medicine” proclaimed Blanchfield Army Community Hospital chief of nutrition care Lt. Col. James Pulliam as more than 20 volunteers used pickaxes, post hole diggers and shovels to break ground May 23rd for a therapeutic garden at the Fort Campbell hospital.

After years of planning, Pulliam, BACH staff and horticultural expert Dana Chango, set their plans in motion to create the first therapeutic horticultural program and garden at an Army medical facility.

A team of volunteers create the Army's first healing garden located within a medical facility's footprint at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital May 23rd, 2014. More than 20 BACH staff members and local community members came together to build the garden, which will be used as therapy for wounded, injured and ill Soldiers while providing organic fruit and vegetables for the hospital's dining facility. (U.S. Army photo by Stacy Rzepka/RELEASED)

A team of volunteers create the Army’s first healing garden located within a medical facility’s footprint at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital May 23rd, 2014. More than 20 BACH staff members and local community members came together to build the garden, which will be used as therapy for wounded, injured and ill Soldiers while providing organic fruit and vegetables for the hospital’s dining facility. (U.S. Army photo by Stacy Rzepka/RELEASED)

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A legacy of courage, strength honored at Fort Campbell during the 101st Airborne Division Review

 

Written by Sgt. William Battle
372nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The sun may have been bright this morning, but it could not shine brighter than the pride of the 101st Airborne Division as 12,800 Soldiers stood together on the Division Parade Field to close out this year’s Week of the Eagles celebration.

The theme of the 2014 observance was “Remembering the 101st in Vietnam: Building on the legacy of courage and strength,” and gathered at the parade field were representatives of the division’s history looking upon the Soldiers that are the division’s present and future – building on that legacy created by the Veterans in attendance.

12,800 soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division stand on the Division Parade Field (Jerry Woller/ Fort Campbell Multimedia Visual Information Service Center)

12,800 soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division stand on the Division Parade Field (Jerry Woller/ Fort Campbell Multimedia Visual Information Service Center)

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Competition breeds excellence at the 2014 Week of the Eagles Marksmanship Competition on Fort Campbell

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado
3rd Brigade Combat Team

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Teams from 101st Airborne Division units and Fort Campbell competed in a series of marksmanship events on Tuesday during the 101st Airborne Division’s Week of the Eagles.

“Competition breeds Excellence,” said 1st Lt. Jonathan Pickens, the planner for the Week of the Eagles Marksmanship Competition. “It also helps build that competitive edge that we need to take to the enemy when we’re deployed overseas.”

Snipers and their spotters conduct a visual search for foreign objects placed down range.

Snipers and their spotters conduct a visual search for foreign objects placed down range.

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Fort Campbell holds car show for 2014 Week of the Eagles

 

Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) held the 2014 Week of the Eagles Car Show here May 17th.

The event gave auto enthusiasts an opportunity to view 43 superb vehicles as part of the Spectacular Saturday events on the installation. The cars ranged from a 1923 Ford T Bucket built out of scrap parts with a Chevy drive train to a 35th Anniversary Edition Nissan 350Z.

Col. Val C. Keaveny Jr., former commander, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), presents the first-place prize for the import category of the 2014 Week of the Eagles Car Show to Staff Sgt. Kevin Chau, a transmissions systems operator-maintainer assigned to HHC, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Abn. Div., May 17, 2014, at Fort Campbell, KY. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Col. Val C. Keaveny Jr., former commander, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), presents the first-place prize for the import category of the 2014 Week of the Eagles Car Show to Staff Sgt. Kevin Chau, a transmissions systems operator-maintainer assigned to HHC, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Abn. Div., May 17, 2014, at Fort Campbell, KY. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division unit completes transformation as history comes full circle

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – The 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), added to its distinguished history with the formal recognition of the addition of 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment “White Currahee” in a ceremony held at Fort Campbell May 14th.

“Both our Soldiers, our Families and our Veterans from the White Currahee nation are extremely honored to come back to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team,” said Lt. Col. Scott Kirkpatrick, commander, 2nd Bn, 506th Inf. Rgt. “It’s about two storied organizations, the Currahees and the Rakkasans, coming together to make a legendary one.”

Formal recognition ceremony of the addition of 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "White Currahee" to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans", 101st Airborne Division.

Formal recognition ceremony of the addition of 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment “White Currahee” to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans”, 101st Airborne Division.

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101st Airborne Division Currahees case colors at Fort Campbell but legacy lives on

 

Written by Sgt. Justin Moeller
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division4th Brigade Combat Team - Currahee

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers, Veterans, Families and friends alike, looked on with heavy hearts as the colors of the 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahee”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), furled in the wind one last time.

As part of the U.S. Army’s Brigade Combat Team 2020 Model, the 4th BCT, 101st Abn. Div., cased their colors during an inactivation ceremony, April 25th, 2014, at the division parade field.

Maj. Gen. James C. McConville (left), commanding general, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), looks on as Col. Val C. Keaveny, Jr. (center), former commander, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Abn. Div., and Command Sgt. Maj. Franklin Velez, command sergeant major of 4th BCT, 101st Abn. Div., fold the brigade colors prior to casing them during the inactivation and relinquishment of command ceremony at the division parade field at Fort Campbell, KY, April 25th, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th BCT Public Affairs)

Maj. Gen. James C. McConville (left), commanding general, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), looks on as Col. Val C. Keaveny, Jr. (center), former commander, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Abn. Div., and Command Sgt. Maj. Franklin Velez, command sergeant major of 4th BCT, 101st Abn. Div., fold the brigade colors prior to casing them during the inactivation and relinquishment of command ceremony at the division parade field at Fort Campbell, KY, April 25th, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th BCT Public Affairs)

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Agile Eagle transitions the 101st Airborne Division to BCT 2020

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado

101st Airborne Division Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – From its roots as one of the U.S. Army’s first airborne divisions in World War II, to defining air mobile operations in Vietnam, to its current status as the world’s only air assault division, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) has a history of change and innovation.

The 101st will again answer the call as it begins implementing Operation Agile Eagle II, designed to localize and implement the larger Department of the Army-directed BCT 2020 initiative. This overarching move mandates development of a plan that will reduce the overall strength of the Army in order to meet current and future mission requirements.

Lt. Col. Zachary Miller (left), commander of the former 3rd Special Troops Battalion and commander of the newly reflagged 21st Brigade Engineer Battalion, and Command Sgt. Maj. Martin Humphreys, the senior enlisted advisor for 21st BEB, uncase the colors of the newly stood up 21st BEB during a ceremony at the division parade field on Fort Campbell, March 27, 2014. (Photo by Sgt. Brian Smith-Dutton, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

Lt. Col. Zachary Miller (left), commander of the former 3rd Special Troops Battalion and commander of the newly reflagged 21st Brigade Engineer Battalion, and Command Sgt. Maj. Martin Humphreys, the senior enlisted advisor for 21st BEB, uncase the colors of the newly stood up 21st BEB during a ceremony at the division parade field on Fort Campbell, March 27, 2014. (Photo by Sgt. Brian Smith-Dutton, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division conducts Brigade-Level Air Assault Training Operation at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) holds a unique position as the only air assault division in the world. As an air assault-focused unit, the division must be ready at a moment’s notice to plan, coordinate, and execute brigade-size air assault operations capable of seizing key terrain in support of operational objectives.

“The 101st Airborne Division provides the National Command Authority an air assault early entry force capable of working in austere environments with limited or degraded infrastructure,” said Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), secure a landing zone during the full dress rehearsal for Operation Golden Eagle here April 4, 2014. The four-day exercise was the first brigade-size air assault operation conducted by the 101st Abn. Div. in more than a decade and featured Soldiers from 3rd BCT and 101st Combat Aviation Brigade "Wings of Destiny," moving more than 1,100 Soldiers and sling-loading more than 20 pieces of equipment. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), secure a landing zone during the full dress rehearsal for Operation Golden Eagle here April 4, 2014. The four-day exercise was the first brigade-size air assault operation conducted by the 101st Abn. Div. in more than a decade and featured Soldiers from 3rd BCT and 101st Combat Aviation Brigade “Wings of Destiny,” moving more than 1,100 Soldiers and sling-loading more than 20 pieces of equipment. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division plans brigade-level Air Assault exercise at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionWings of DestinyFort Campbell, KY – In preparation for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team’s upcoming brigade-level air assault exercise, the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), held an air commanders brief at 5th Battalion, 101st CAB headquarters April 2nd.

The briefing was held to inform commanders, pilots, and crews about the roles they would play during Exercise Golden Eagle. The exercise will include lifts of equipment and personnel and integrate all aspects of a full-spectrum CAB in conjunction with ground forces.

UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters with 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) fly into Sabre Army Air Field to refuel during a rehearsal for Exercise Golden Eagle at Fort Campbell, Ky., April 4, 2014. Golden Eagle is a brigade-level air assault between 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT,) and 101st CAB to refine air assault techniques. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan/U.S. Army)

UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters with 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) fly into Sabre Army Air Field to refuel during a rehearsal for Exercise Golden Eagle at Fort Campbell, Ky., April 4, 2014. Golden Eagle is a brigade-level air assault between 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT,) and 101st CAB to refine air assault techniques. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan/U.S. Army)

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