Topic: R. J. Lillibridge
Written by Army Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton
Fort Campbell, KY – The change of command and change of responsibility ceremony is a time honored tradition within the Army.
Leaders pass on their responsibility for taking care of and training Soldiers to new leadership after they serve their time within that position.
Leaders, both commissioned and noncommissioned, within 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasan,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), will not only pass their responsibilities over to new leaders, but also their knowledge, their strengths and the commitment of upholding the legacy of being a Rakkasan. «Read the rest of this article»
Written by U.S. Army Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton
Fort Campbell, KY – With the summer months quickly approaching, Soldiers ready themselves and their equipment to enjoy their time off with their family, friends and loved ones.
More than 60 Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), take part in a motorcycle safety course to get reacquainted with riding after returning home from their deployment.
Written by Sgt. Alan Graziano
Fort Campbell, KY – Family Readiness Group leaders from all six battalions of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), joined together April 18th in the brigade conference room for what they call a “Rak (pronounced ‘rock’) Sale,” in an effort to raise funds for FRG events held throughout the year.
Written by Sgt. Alan Graziano
Fort Campbell, KY – The “Rakkasans” of the 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) have been trusted to carry out some of the nation’s most difficult missions for many years and through every war since World War II.
The regiment’s 70th anniversary was celebrated with an activation ceremony here February 20th, although the official anniversary was February 25th.
Fort Campbell, KY – Christmas is an especially tough time for soldiers on deployment to foreign lands as they are separated from their families and friends. This includes the soldiers of the 320th Field Artillery Regiment part of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division “Air Assault” who are serving in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Soldiers from each of the Regiments component companies were given the opportunity to send holiday greetings to their families.
Video by Staff Sgt. John Briggs
Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan – COL R.J. Lillibridge and CSM Eric Crabtree of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT) from Fort Campbell KY give their thanks to the Rakkasan families and friends during the Thanksgiving holiday.
Written by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington
Khowst Province, Afghanistan – The 101st Airborne Division has a remarkable and distinguished history. Within the storied lineage, the book of the Rakkasans is thick with chapters of heroism and success.
Since it’s activation in 1943, Rakkasans have played a vital part in every major conflict in which our nation fought.
3rd BCT Public Affairs, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT)
Fort Campbell, KY – While facing insurmountable odds with their backs against a wall and their comrades’ lives at stake; brave men and women, without hesitation, place the well-being of others before their own. Today we remember these brave and courageous warriors.
In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill creating the Medal of Honor. The distinguished award was designed to recognize those whom displayed valorous actions while serving on the battlefield, “The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, presents this unique award.
Today, March 25th, marks the 149th anniversary of the first presentation of the medal in 1863.
Fort Campbell, KY – The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) held a change of command ceremony on Friday June 17th, 2011, Colonel Viet Luong relinquished command to Col. R.J. Lillibridge 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.«Read the rest of this article»
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