Topic: James C. McConville
Fort Campbell, KY – The never ending cycling of soldiers between the battlefield to the home front and vise versa continued yesterday morning with the return of 170 soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team from the Khowst Province of Afghanistan.
Their families and friends were on hand awaiting them when their aircraft touched down. As the door to the aircraft opened, the overcast sky opened up and a cold rain began falling. Some family members opened umbrella’s and continued to watch the soldiers disembark, as others scurried back indoors to await their loved one’s entry.
The Soldiers couldn’t care less about the rain they were excited to see their loved ones after being apart for 224 very long days.
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
Fort Campbell, KY – The 101st Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” along with the brigade’s 101st Special Troops Battalion, case their colors in an outdoor ceremony, April 12th, at Fort Campbell, KY.
Col. Charles R. Hamilton, the brigade’s commander and his senior noncommissioned officer in charge Command, Sgt. Maj. Eugene J. Thomas Jr., simultaneously with Lt. Col. Derek G. Bean, the battalion’s commander and his senior noncommissioned officer in charge Command, Sgt. Maj. Christopher T. Crawford, roll their colors and sheath them in sleeves.
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
Bagram, Afghanistan – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), known famously as the “Screaming Eagles,” assumed responsibility of the combined joint task force in eastern Afghanistan March 14th in a ceremony on Bagram Air Field.
Combined Joint Task Force-101, will operate in Regional Command – East, an area roughly the size of Virginia, which includes 14 provinces and 7.5 million Afghans.
The 1st Infantry Division wrapped up its yearlong deployment and will be heading back to Fort Riley, Kansas.
Nashville, TN – With looming sequester cuts threatening everything from Head Start programs to our military personnel, leaders in Tennessee urged Governor Bill Haslam to use the proposed increase to the state’s rainy day fund to weather the storm.
Tennessee has $356 million in its rainy day fund, with another $100 million to be added in this year’s budget. Using that $100 million to fund vital services instead would save Tennesseans from the pain of Washington’s inaction. «Read the rest of this article»
101st Airborne Division Welcomes Home 100 Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team after Shortened Tour in Afghanistan
Written by Sgt. Alan Graziano
Fort Campbell, KY – Approximately 100 soldiers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) were recognized at a welcome home ceremony here February 1st when they returned from a deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Originally scheduled for a nine-month deployment, the company returned after only five months due to the progress made by Afghan National Security Forces in their area of responsibility.
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.
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
Fort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell recognized installation personnel who led the way in the post exceeding its annual Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) goal on Tuesday, January 22th, 2013.
The goal for the 2012 campaign was $800,000 and more than $870,000 was raised through donations and pledges, according to Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, the commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). “We ask so much of our Soldiers, our Families and our civilians. Every time we ask you to come through,” said McConville. “The CFC is where we can reach out, and during this campaign you gave a lot. It was a team effort”
Fort Campbell, KY – Major General James C. McConville, Division Commander, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell wishes a Merry Christmas to you and yours.
I especially want to wish a Merry Christmas to those serving in harm’s way and their loved ones.
Fort Campbell, KY – Yesterday morning At the crack of dawn 116 soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike” returned home to Fort Campbell after a nine-month deployment to RC East in Afghanistan. The soldiers continued the process of readying the Afghan National Security Forces for the 2014 withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan.
Wintry temperatures had finally touched Clarksville after an unseasonably warm fall, with the outdoor temperature running a chilly 28°F, causing family members to bundle up against the cold. In their excitement, I doubt many of them really noticed.
Video by Sgt. Bradley Parrish
Fort Campbell, KY – U.S. Army Staff Sergeant James E. Alsobrooks was awarded the Purple Heart by the Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division, Maj. Gen. James C. McConville and Tennessee’s 7th District Congressman Marsha Blackburn, 67 years after he sustained wounds during World War II, December 7th 2012, at Fort Campbell, KY.
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