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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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Fort Campbell Welcomes Home the 101st Airborne Division’s Command Group

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Friday, Fort Campbell welcomed home the last of the 101st Headquarters and Headquarters Brigade consisting of 24 members of the command group of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) including Commanding General, Maj. Gen. James C. McConville.

They were completing a 9 month long mission in RC-East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom where they were training the Afghan National Army to take over ensuring the security of their own country.

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Fort Campbell Command Team Sends Christmas Greetings from Afghanistan

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionBagram, Afghanistan – Combined Joint Task Force 101 (CJTF-101) Commanding General, Maj. Gen. James C. McConville and Command Sgt. Maj. Alonzo Smith took a few moments from their busy schedule to send a Holiday Season from Bagram, Afghanistan to the Families back home.

The 101st Airborne Division is currently in the middle of a deployment helping ready the Afghan forces to take over responsibility for their own security.

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Fort Campbell’s Eagle 6 Patriot’s Day message to the Clarksville Community

 

Written by Maj. Gen. James C. McConville
Commander, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Combined Joint Task Force 101 and Regional Command East, Afghanistan

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionAfghanistan – In Afghanistan, there is a steel beam from the towers of the World Trade Center in New York directly adjacent to the headquarters building of Regional Command – East (RC-East) and Combined Joint Task Force – 101 (CJTF-101). This beam, and the flags of our partner nations standing next to it like the flags in front of the United Nations buildings, is a reminder to every one of us why we are here.

We are here to ensure that our Nation and our global partners’ remain safe from the threat of terrorism and acts of violence by those in the world who would do us harm.

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Fort Campbell hosts visit by U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff and former Commander of the 101st Airborne Division, General John F. Campbell,

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff and former Commander, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), General John F. Campbell, who is the second highest-ranking officer within the Department of the Army visited Fort Campbell yesterday, August 1st 2013, to discuss the Army’s Ready and Resilient Campaign and meet with Soldiers, Families and members of the civilian workforce.

Accompanying General Campbell on his visit was Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management Command and Commanding General, Installation Management Command, Lieutenant General Mike Frettier who commands U.S. Army garrisons world-wide.

General John F. Campbell frowns as he talks about how the lack of a defense budget impacts Army planning during a press conference at Fort Campbell on Thursday August 2nd 2013

General John F. Campbell frowns as he talks about how the lack of a defense budget impacts Army planning during a press conference at Fort Campbell on Thursday August 2nd 2013

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Fort Campbell’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team honors outgoing Commander Col. Daniel R. Walrath, and his wife Christine

 

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort 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.

Brig. Gen. Mark R. Stammer pins the Distinguished Member of the Regiment pin on Col. Daniel R. Walrath as Col. Walrath's wife Christine looks on.

Brig. Gen. Mark R. Stammer pins the Distinguished Member of the Regiment pin on Col. Daniel R. Walrath as Col. Walrath’s wife Christine looks on.

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A Message from Maj. Gen. James McConville, Commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFellow Screaming Eagles and Friends of the 101st:

Through the fall of the Taliban and the Bonn Conference in December 2001; endorsement of the Afghan Constitution in 2004; and two periods of national level elections between 2004 and 2009 the Government, Security Forces, and the people of Afghanistan developed, and continue to develop, as a democratic nation, absent the oppression of the Taliban Regime.

Reflecting on this evolution during our American Independence Day, I cannot help but wonder if there any similarities between the experience of the people of Afghanistan and us.

Happy Independence Day
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Fort Campbell Reassures Community over Planned 4th Brigade Combat Team Inactivation

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division4th Brigade Combat Team - CurraheeFort Campbell, KY – Brig. Gen. Mark Stammer, the acting commander of Fort Campbell, KY, while the 101st Airborne Division is deployed to Afghanistan, held a press conference yesterday to discuss the Upcoming Force Reduction and Reorganization Strategy that will see the 101st Airborne Division lose the storied 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahees”.

The 101st Airborne Division was quick to assure the community that this does not mean a mass loss of personnel from Fort Campbell as the Soldiers and other personnel will be redistributed among the remaining brigades both locally and within the Army, which will mean an increase in personnel for the remaining Brigade Combat Teams on post.

Brig. Gen. Mark Stammer, the acting commander of Fort Campbell, KY, while the 101st Airborne Division is deployed to Afghanistan

Brig. Gen. Mark Stammer, the acting commander of Fort Campbell, KY, while the 101st Airborne Division is deployed to Afghanistan

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Fort Campbell Major General James C. McConville’s statement on 4th Brigade Combat Team’s deactivation

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division4th Brigade Combat Team - CurraheeFort Campbell, KY – Major General James C. McConville, the Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division, said as part of The U.S. Army’s reorganization, the number of active-component Brigade Combat Teams will decrease from 45 to 33 by 2017.

As a result, the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101 Airborne Division will deactivate.

Major General James C. McConville

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Fort Campbell’s Eagle 6 Memorial Day Message

 

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101st Airborne Division

Maj. Gen. James C. McConvilleFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – On Memorial Day, tradition dictates that the Stars and Stripes are raised briskly against the wind to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to the position of half-staff, where it remains only until noon.

It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day.

101st Airborne Division, Air Assault

101st Airborne Division, Air Assault

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