Written by Staff Sgt. Sierra Fown
Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers and leaders with 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), are packing their rucks, brushing up on battle drills and kissing their families goodbye before heading off to the swamps of Fort Polk, Louisiana, for a decisive action training environment rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center.
A decisive action training environment, better known as a DATE rotation, gives Soldiers a taste of a hybrid threat similar to the complexities of potential adversaries the nation could face in the 21st century.
Fort Campbell Soldiers get visit from U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter before upcoming Deployment
Written by Sgt. William White
Fort 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.”
Fort Campbell, KY – The Department of the Army announced last week the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) – the “Strike” Brigade – stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, will deploy with approximately 1,300 Soldiers to Iraq this spring in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
Written by Sgt. William White
Fort 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.”
Clarksville, TN – Investigators with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office have identified the human remains found in Palmyra Thursday morning as Melissa Sue Napier (Woodruff), 30, of Clarksville Tennessee.
Napier, originally from New York, is an Army veteran. She served in the military for 4 1/2 years and rose to the rank of an E-5 Sergeant. She completed 2 tours in Iraq working as a Chemical Operations Specialist.
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.
7th District of Tennessee
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today released the following statement after House passage of H.R. 4038, the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act.
This legislation would require the FBI, Homeland Security Department and director of national intelligence to certify to Congress that any refugee seeking entry to the United States from Syria or Iraq is not a threat to the security of the United States.
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.
American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report
Dallas, TX – Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are more likely to develop chronic diseases based on the severity of their combat injuries, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.
In the last 13 years of war, 52,087 U.S. service members have been wounded in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. The chronic diseases that may occur after combat injuries may be a hidden cost of the conflicts.
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.
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