Topic: 502nd Infantry Regiment
Fort Campbell, KY – Many gathered Friday to remember the 248 Soldiers – noncommissioned officers and officers from units across this division, the majority from 3rd Battalion of the 502nd Infantry Regiment – who lost their lives December 12th, 1985, in a plane crash at Gander, Newfoundland. The troops were returning home from a six-month peacekeeping mission in Sinai, Egypt, as part of the Multinational Force and Observers.
This year marks the 29th anniversary of that heartbreaking winter day. There were several memorial ceremonies Friday, not only at Fort Campbell, but across the world.
Fort Campbell, KY – The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Pfc. Matthew H. Walker, 20, of Hillsboro, Missouri, died June 5th in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by enemy fire.
Fort Campbell, KY – The 2nd Brigade Combat Teamheld a change of command ceremony On Monday July 22nd, to honor the outgoing battalion commander, Col. Daniel R. Walrath, and to recognize the incoming Commander Col. Pete Benchoff before the entire Brigade.
Colonel Benchoff has had several previous assignments at Fort Campbell including a stint in 2009 as the commander of the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment part of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, and as the Assistant Chief of Staff for 101st Airborne Division.
Fort Campbell’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team honors outgoing Commander Col. Daniel R. Walrath, and his wife Christine
Fort Campbell, KY – Col. Daniel R. Walrath, the outgoing commander of the 2nd brigade combat team; and his wife Christine were recognized a short ceremony for their leadership of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). They were credited with improving the quality of life for the soldiers and families in a ceremony that took place shortly before the 2nd Brigade Combat Team’s Change of Command Ceremony ceremony on Monday, July 22nd at the division parade field on Fort Campbell.
During the ceremony Col. Walrath was awarded the Legion of Merit, and the Distinguished Member of the Regiment Pin for the 502nd Infantry Regiment by Brig. Gen. Mark R. Stammer, the acting commander of Fort Campbell, KY, while the 101st Airborne Division is deployed to Afghanistan.
Written by Sgt. David Hodge
Fort Campbell, KY – Leaders of Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) gathered to recognize two Soldiers as winners of the 2013 Non-Commissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition, Monday, June 3rd, at McAuliffe Hall.
Sgt. Jose L. Orozco and Spc. Jonathan D. Gragert appeared calm and collected as they stood at attention; representing both the 101st Airborne Division, and “the future of the U.S. Army,” according to Command Sgt. Major Mark F. Herndon, rear detachment command sergeant major.
Written by Sgt. Joe Padula
Fort Campbell, KY – Top Gear, an American motoring television series on the History Channel, is scheduled to air their second episode of its third season, February 5th, which was filmed inside the gates of Fort Campbell, KY during this past fall.
The week long production combined Hollywood magic with the military might of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), as the Screaming Eagle Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team and 159th Combat Aviation Brigade became part of the show’s cast.
2nd Brigade Combat Team
Fort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell Strike’s 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), battled Taliban in their birthplace during their deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 10-11.
Here are some of their stories.
Civil War Battle at Fort Donelson teaches principles of Leadership to Fort Campbell’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike” leaders
Written by Sgt. Charlene Moler
Dover, TN – There are very few things that remain constant throughout the evolution of combat and the military. Officers and senior enlisted from 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), participated in a staff ride to the Fort Donelson Battlefield September 28th to learn the principles of leadership during the Civil War still hold true today.
The concept of a staff ride is to learn from historical battles by understanding what happened, the reason for the outcome of the battle and how those lessons can be applied in present conflicts.
Written by Sgt. Jon Heinrich
Fort Campbell, KY – Rain and lightning may have canceled all the softball games Monday, but it did little to dampen the spirits of the players.
Competitors showed up to muddy fields Tuesday morning ready to play in the Week of the Eagles 2012 Softball Tournament at North Sports complex here.
Thirteen teams representing the various brigades, division, medical, chemical and military police played strongly, but in the end 2nd Brigade Combat Team came out the winner of the tournament against 4th Brigade Combat Team.
Written by Spc. Paul Russ
Fort Campbell, KY – Basketball is just one of the 14-events that took place during the Week of the Eagles, 2012. The Strike team, made up of Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), has provided much excitement during the basketball tournament.
This inter-division 3-day competition, held at Fort Campbell’s Lozada gym began August 13th. The Strike team gave fans that came out to support more than their money’s worth.
The first game for the Strike Team seemed like an easy one. It started with tough defense, which was the focal point for the team during the competition.
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