Topic: Regional Command East
By David Vergun, Army News Service
Washington, DC – Building personal relationships — whether with lawmakers, with state governors or with political and military leaders of nations engaged in the war on terror — is just as important, sometimes even more so, as the ability to project force, Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell said on August 1st.
Campbell spoke during a farewell media roundtable at the Pentagon. He departs for Afghanistan later this month as the next International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan commander.
Fort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division held a Change of Command Ceremony which saw Maj. Gen. James C. McConville relinquish command of the 101st Airborne Division to his replacement Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky. The ceremony and passing of the division colors was presided over by Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command.
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.
Fort Campbell, KY – Maj. Gen. James C. McConville relinquished command of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) to Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky during a change of command ceremony, June 20th, 2014, at the division parade field here.
The ceremony and passing of the division colors was presided over by Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command.
Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), returned from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom February 9th, at Fort Campbell.
A large number of families, friends and fellow soldiers turned out to greet the 122 returning troops during a welcome home ceremony at Hangar 3 on Campbell Army Airfield.
Fort 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.
Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
Forward Operating Base Phoenix, Afghanistan – Task Force Lifeliner, Task Force Rottweiler, 1438th Transportation Company and other units work cohesively as one to render sustainment and retrograde support successfully within the Kabul Base Cluster, all in support of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command.
Soldiers with Task Force Rottweiler are considered the lifeline of the Kabul Base Cluster because of a rather special operation they manage called a forward logistics element.
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»
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.
Bagram 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.
Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – Soldiers in Afghanistan require a few things in order to remain mission ready; food, rest, and most of all bullets. For Task Force Lifeliner getting bullets to the troops is a top priority.
Regional commands North, East and Capital all depend on it, which is half the Afghanistan Theater from one ammunition supply point (ASP) operated by one hardworking team.
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