Topic: Screaming Eagles
Written by Staff Sgt. Sierra A. Melendez
Fort Campbell, KY – The ceremony marks the 4th time the storied brigade cased its’ colors in preparation for a deployment to Iraq; the 7th overall in support of the Global War on Terror.
Little remains known about Strike’s impending mission, however, their focal point will be advising and assisting Iraqi counterparts against insurgents.
The Strike brigade will join the Screaming Eagle’s headquarters, who deployed to the region a few short weeks ago. Units within Strike will be deployed throughout several locations in both Iraq and Kuwait.
Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 58th Signal Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), put their Air Assault skills to the test during an air assault movement operation in the training area of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, March 14th.
The air assault operation commenced “Spartan” companies field training exercise were they will put both their tactical and technical skills to the test in preparation for the battalion’s upcoming perimeter defensive live fire exercise (PDLFX).
Written by Sgt. William White
Fort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) headquarters cased its colors February 25th before a nine-month deployment to Iraq in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve.
Soldiers, family members and community leaders attended the ceremony to bid farewell to the Screaming Eagles as they prepare to train and advise the Iraqi army in its mission to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
“Today we case our colors as we deploy in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and replace the 82nd Airborne Division headquarters as the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command in Iraq,” said Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).
Austin Peay Sports Information
Carbondale, IL – Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team travels to Southern Illinois, Friday, to continue nonconference action. In addition, Saturday’s home match against Wright State has been cancelled.
The cancellation is Austin Peay’s third of the year due to winter weather conditions.
APSU Sports Information
Evansville, IN – Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team received its toughest test of the 2016 slate, Saturday, falling 6-3 to Southern Indiana at the Evansville Tennis Center.
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins
Fort Campbell, KY – An officer with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the division’s headquarters February 11th, bringing the Soldier full circle in his career as a guardsman with the Wisconsin National Guard.
Lt. Col. Cory J. Mulhern, a liaison officer for the 101st as part of the division’s Multi-Component Unit, was promoted by his daughter, Sierra, and his son, Audie, during a ceremony surrounded by historical mementos, statues and relics of the Screaming Eagles – a detail not lost on the River Falls, Wisconsin, native.
Austin Peay State University Governors Tennis on the road this weekend to face Lipscomb, Southern Indiana
APSU Sports Information
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team begins its first road trip in 2016, 7:00pm, Friday at Lipscomb, before a 5:00pm, Saturday match at Southern Indiana.
Fort Campbell Soldiers get visit from U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter before upcoming Deployment
Written by Sgt. William White
Fort Campbell, KY – U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter visited 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldiers at Fort Campbell. January 13th, 2016.
Carter wanted to speak to 101st Airborne Division Soldiers directly prior to their upcoming deployment in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, in which they will work to train, advise and assist the Iraqi army to defeat the ISIL.
“Frankly, I know the 101st has taken Mosul before, and you could do it again,” Carter said while speaking to more than 200 Screaming Eagle Soldiers set to deploy in the coming weeks. “We could deploy multiple brigades on the ground and arrive in force, but then it would likely become our fight and our fight alone.”
Written by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen
Fort Campbell, KY – The actions of one man in Se San, Cambodia, would remain unknown to everyone but the men he saved that day in 1970, until a fellow Vietnam veteran and 101st Association columnist would stumble across a citation 25 years later in 1999.
That citation, outlining the life saving actions performed by Sgt. Leslie H. Sabo Jr. on May 10th, 1970, would eventually lead to Sabo being posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor April 16th, 2012, by President Barrack Obama.
Three years after being posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, Sabo is honored here on Fort Campbell for his courageous actions.
101st Airborne Division Headquarters to deploy to Iraq, Kuwait in support of Operation Inherent Resolve
Fort Campbell, KY – The U.S. Department of the Army announced today that the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) headquarters, stationed in Fort Campbell, will deploy to Iraq and Kuwait with approximately 500 Soldiers for a nine-month rotation in early 2016 to support Operation Inherent Resolve.
The 101st Airborne Division headquarters will assume the role of Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command-Iraq, replacing the 82nd Airborne Division headquarters. In that role, the division headquarters will provide command and control of coalition troops and training, advising, and assisting Iraqi Security Forces.
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