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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 101st Airborne Division’s Hero of the Battle for July 27th 2013

 

Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, the Command of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) announced the 101st Airborne Division Hero of the Battle for July 27th.

The 4th Brigade Combat TeamFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Air Base, Afghanistan – This week’s Hero of the Battle for the 101st Airborne Division is Sgt. Corey Slayton, of A Troop, 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101 Airborne Division (Air Assault).

Sgt. Slayton has demonstrated an innate ability to understand and lead Soldiers in a combat environment. As a squad leader, he addresses the readiness of his Soldiers to be prepared for mounted and dismounted patrols while balancing their basic skills and professional growth.

Sgt. Corey Slayton, of A Troop, 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101 Airborne Division (Air Assault) (U.S. Army Photo)

Sgt. Corey Slayton, of A Troop, 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101 Airborne Division (Air Assault) (U.S. Army Photo)

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101st Combat Aviation Brigade “Wings of Destiny” uncases Colors at Fort Campbell

 

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – During a short ceremony on Tuesday the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade uncase the colors signifying the completion of their return to Fort Campbell after a nine-month deployment in RC East and RC North in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 2012–13.

Brig. Gen. Mark R. Stammer, the Acting Senior Commander of Fort Campbell officiated the ceremony which was hosted by Col. Paul Bontrager, the commander of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade.

101st Combat Aviation Brigade Uncasing Ceremony at Fort Campbell

101st Combat Aviation Brigade Uncasing Ceremony at Fort Campbell

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Fort Campbell 101st Combat Aviation Brigade “Wings of Destiny” Soldiers Return Home

 

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) reunited with their Families at a welcome home ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, May 22nd, 2013.

The Ceremony marked the end of a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Regional Command – East. This ceremony marks the return of the entire brigade.

Spc. Tocarra Courtrier, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, embraces Roosevelt Gongob after being proposed to at a welcome home ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky., May 22, 2013. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan)

Spc. Tocarra Courtrier, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, embraces Roosevelt Gongob after being proposed to at a welcome home ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky., May 22, 2013. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan)

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Fort Campbell’s 4th Brigade Combat Team cases their colors as they prepare to deploy to Afghanistan

 

By Bill Larson and Spc. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

The 4th Brigade Combat TeamFort Campbell, KY – The 4th Brigade Combat Team on Thursday held a color casing ceremony marking the transition of the unit to a wartime footing as they prepare to once again deploy to Afghanistan. In November 2012, the Currahees received the news that they would be deploying to Regional Command East (RC-East) this spring, where they will continue to provide training and mentoring to Afghan security forces.

The Brigade and Regimental colors were cased during the ceremony on Thursday and will remain furled until the unit’s command completes its transition to Afghanistan where the colors will be unfurled to fly in combat.

4th Brigade Combat Team Commander Colonel Valery C. Keaveny, Jr. and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston prepare the Brigade Flag for casing in preparation for unit's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan

4th Brigade Combat Team Commander Colonel Valery C. Keaveny, Jr. and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston prepare the Brigade Flag for casing in preparation for unit’s upcoming deployment to Afghanistan

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team Taskmasters maintain traditions in Afghanistan

 

Written by  Sgt. 1st Class John D. Brown

1st Brigade Combat TeamFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionForward Operating Base Fenty,  Afghanistan – To be called a noncommissioned officer, or NCO, in the U.S. Army means that you have met the requirements set forth by the Army to be promoted to the rank of sergeant and the senior enlisted Soldiers and officers above you have the confidence in your ability to allow you to lead your fellow Soldiers. But that is just the beginning.

On February 6th, at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan, Task Force Taskmaster, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, hosted an NCO induction ceremony to welcome 53 newly promoted Soldiers into the corps of NCOs that make up the backbone of the Army.

The official party for the Task Force Taskmaster NCO Induction Ceremony, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, renders a salute to the colors during the playing of the National Anthem at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 6, 2013. (Sgt. 1st Class John D. Brown/U.S. Army)

The official party for the Task Force Taskmaster NCO Induction Ceremony, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, renders a salute to the colors during the playing of the National Anthem at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 6, 2013. (Sgt. 1st Class John D. Brown/U.S. Army)

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Fort Campbell Welcomed Home 65 “Strike” Soldiers on Saturday

 

Fort Campbell, KYFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeOn Saturday, February 9th, 2013 65 soldiers from 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike,” returned home to Fort Campbell, Kentucky the home of the 101st Airborne Division (air assault). These soldiers were returning from a nine-month deployment to RC-East in Afghanistan, where they continued the process of training and mentoring the Afghan National Security Forces and the Afghan National Police in preparation for their assumption of responsibility for the Afghan people security in that region.

“For the past 9 months. The Strike advisory teams have been deployed to Eastern Afghanistan, where they were put in charge of transferring combat power over to the Afghan National Security Forces, like the Afghan Army and the Afghan National Police. What that really means in layman terms is that our leaders from Strike were hand-picked to be sent over to help of our Afghan brothers by providing training and mentoring the leadership over there,” said Sgt. Joe Padula, the 2nd Brigade Combat Team’s Public Affairs Officer. “They’ve done an outstanding job!” He said.

The returning soldiers disembark from the aircraft and head past their families to the hanger

The returning soldiers disembark from the aircraft and head past their families to the hanger

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Insurgent attacks kill 19, injure 37 civilians in eastern Afghanistan in December

 

Written by RC-East Public Affairs

Regional Command EastBagram, Afghanistan – Insurgents killed 19 civilians and wounded 37 others in eastern Afghanistan during the month of December.

Of the 22 insurgent attacks that caused death or injury during this time period, the deadliest incident occurred when a bomb placed at the main bazaar in Bak district of Khost province exploded, killing three innocent civilians and severely injuring four others. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell holds Welcome Home Ceremony for 116 soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team

 

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

First Lt. Mathew Miller places an engagement ring on the finger of his girlfriend, Caitlain Stein, moments after returning from his deployment to Afghanistan during a welcome home ceremony, Dec. 13, at Fort Campbell.  (U.S. Army Photo)

First Lt. Mathew Miller places an engagement ring on the finger of his girlfriend, Caitlain Stein, moments after returning from his deployment to Afghanistan during a welcome home ceremony, Dec. 13, at Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army Photo)

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