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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 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 Opens New Commissary in Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell has officially opened their new state-of-the-art, DeCA commissary facility during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 13th, 2012. The groundbreaking ceremony was standing room only with a line of eager soldiers and their families stretched out almost around the block, all waiting for the chance to get a look inside the new facility.

The Ribbon Cutting officially opens the new DeCA commissary facility on Fort Campbell

The Ribbon Cutting officially opens the new DeCA commissary facility on Fort Campbell. Cutting ribbon are Store Director Tony Matthias, Director of Store Operations Keith Hagenbuch, DeCA Director and CEO Joseph Jeu, Soldier of the Year Spc. Samuel Torset, NCO of the Year Sgt. Andrew Lee, and Garrison Commander Col. Perry Clark.

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Secretary of the Army visits Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Scott Davis
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited Fort Campbell, August 11th-12th, toured parts of the installation and received insight from soldiers on their concerns about the Army.

McHugh started his visit to Fort Campbell by getting a detailed brief on the new UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter by Capt. Oliver Moore, Company A commander, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

“We talked about the advantages of the UH-60M versus the UH-60L models,” Moore said. “We talked about how those differences transfer over to the battlefield and what we can do now for the ground soldiers who are fighting the battle.”

Secretary of the Army John McHugh gets a brief on the new UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter from Lt. Col. Christopher Waters, 5th Battalion commander, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), at Fort Campbell, August 11th. (Photo by Sgt. Scott Davis)

Secretary of the Army John McHugh gets a brief on the new UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter from Lt. Col. Christopher Waters, 5th Battalion commander, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), at Fort Campbell, August 11th. (Photo by Sgt. Scott Davis)

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101st Airborne Division Welcomed New Commander in Change of Command Ceremony on Friday

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) has a new commanding general. Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell relinquished command to Maj. Gen. James C. McConville during a ceremony on Friday.

McConville comes to the 101st Airborne Division  from a tour in the Pentagon, where he served as the chief legislative liaison in the office of the Secretary of the Army in Washington, D.C. He has served multiple tours at Fort Campbell. His combat experience  includes tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. McConville’s former command assignments include the 7th Infantry Division at Fort Ord, California; an Air Cav Squadron at Fort Campbell, Kentucky; and the 1st Calvary Division at Fort Hood in Texas. He served as the Deputy Commanding general for the 101st during the division’s Afghanistan deployment in 2008-2009.

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The Secretary of the Army, John McHugh Welcomes Home 4th BCT Soldiers

 
Secretary of the Army, John McHugh

John McHugh

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – It was a joyful day at Campbell Army Airfield as 538 soldiers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team arrived home after a year long deployment to Afghanistan. As they stepped off the plane, they were greeted by The Secretary of the Army, John McHugh along with Major General John F. Campbell and others.

Friends and family members packed hanger 3 for the arrival of their soldier.  As the 15 minute notice was given many made their way out to watch the plane arrive.

SGT Rachael Ward along with Joshua Jackson and her family, Gerri, Lucia, Brice, Scott, Tasha, Karie, Christian and Miley

SGT Rachael Ward along with Joshua Jackson and her family, Gerri, Lucia, Brice, Scott, Tasha, Karie, Christian and Miley

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Major General John F. Campbell’s Letter to the local Communities

 

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Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionTo the Fort Campbell community and surrounding areas:

I wanted to thank you for the support you provided to our Army Families and Soldiers here at Fort Campbell.  It is difficult to leave the 101st, a division with outstanding Soldiers and Families, a rich history, and an especially strong and supportive community.

Ann and I have continuously been impressed with the level of support between Fort Campbell and the great surrounding communities, including Clarksville, Hopkinsville, Oak Grove, and other areas in Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky.  Each of your communities does so much for our Soldiers and our Families which makes Fort Campbell such a desirable duty assignment for so many military Families.

Major General John F. Campbell

Major General John F. Campbell

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101st Airborne Division Run kicks off 2011 Week of the Eagles

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – With the blast of a howitzer yesterday morning, Fort Campbell kicked off the 38th Week of the Eagles Week of the Eagles and simultaneously the 101st Airborne Division Run. Close to 15,000 soldiers took part in the 3 mile run which was lead off by the Division Command staff including the 101st Airborne Division Commander Major Gen John F. Campbell.

They were followed by Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron of the 33rd Cavalry Regiment part of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans”. This unit was designated as the Honor Unit due to being highly decorated during the last deployment.

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Fort Campbell Hosts 38th Annual Week of the Eagles

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The fourth largest Army installation in the continental United States will kick off the 38th annual Week of the Eagles celebration, Friday, August 5th.

The weeklong event will commence with more than 15,000 Soldiers participating in a division run led by Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell, who recently led Screaming Eagles in combat in Afghanistan. Events will continue through Friday, August 12th, when Campbell will relinquish his command to Maj. Gen. James McConville during the division change of command ceremony.

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) run.

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) run.

 

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The 1st Brigade Combat Team welcomed new commander last week

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) held a change of command ceremony on Friday July 22nd, 2011.  Col. Andrew P. Poppas relinquished command to Col. Joseph P. McGee before the entire brigade.

The change of command ceremony is rooted in military history dating back to the 18th century during the reign of Frederick the Great of Prussia. At that time, organizational flags were developed with color arrangements and symbols unique to each particular unit. To this flag and its  commander, the soldiers of the unit would dedicate their loyalty and trust. When a change of command takes place, the flag is taken from the outgoing commander and then passed to the individual assuming the command by their superior officer. This gesture is done in front of the unit so that all could see and witness their new leader assuming his dutiful position. He who holds the flag also holds the soldier’s allegiance. This symbolic tradition has survived throughout military history.

Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell places the 1st Brigade Combat Team colors into the hands of its new Commander Col. Joseph P. McGee

Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell places the 1st Brigade Combat Team colors into the hands of its new Commander Col. Joseph P. McGee

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