Topic: James C. McConville
Written by Maj. Gen. James C. McConville
Afghanistan – 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.
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 – 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.«Read the rest of this article»
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.
A Message from Maj. Gen. James McConville, Commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell
Fellow 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.
Fort 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.
Fort Campbell Major General James C. McConville’s statement on 4th Brigade Combat Team’s deactivation
Fort 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.
Written by Eagle 6
101st Airborne Division
Bagram 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.
Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Justin Moeller
Khowst Province, Afghanistan – The 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahees”, 101st Airborne Division, participated in a transfer of authority ceremony held at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, May 22nd.
The ceremony featured the casing of the 3rd BCT “Rakkasan”, 101st Abn. Div., colors and the uncasing of the Currahee colors. The ceremony signified the transfer of authority of the Khowst and Paktya Provinces to the Currahees.
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.
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