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101st Airborne Division assumes Afghanistan mission, looks to enable enemy reconciliation

 

Written by Master Sgt. Tanya Polk
U.S. Forces Afghanistan

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) colors unfurled at Bagram Airfield, April 15th, during a ceremony that marked the beginning the unit’s fourth deployment to Afghanistan in the last decade.

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims, 101st Airborne Division senior enlisted leader, uncased the division headquarters’ colors during a transfer of authority ceremony, officially assuming their new mission from the 3rd Infantry Division.

“The 101st Airborne Division is ready for this new ‘Rendezvous with Destiny,'” said Poppas during the ceremony. “Since the day I took command, our future was written, and we knew we were returning to Afghanistan and have trained specifically for this mission.”

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims, 101st Abn. Div. senior enlisted leader, unfurl the division headquarters' colors, April 15, during a transfer of authority ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (Staff Sgt. Lerone Simmons, U.S. Forces Afghanistan)

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims, 101st Abn. Div. senior enlisted leader, unfurl the division headquarters’ colors, April 15, during a transfer of authority ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (Staff Sgt. Lerone Simmons, U.S. Forces Afghanistan)

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101st Airborne Division Headquarters to case colors for Afghanistan deployment

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Major General Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander and Command Sergeant Major Todd Sims, 101st Airborne Division senior enlisted leader, will case the division headquarters’ colors, April 3rd, at McAuliffe Hall, in advance of the unit’s next “Rendezvous with Destiny,” a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

“The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) remains, as it did 75 years ago when it was forged during the maelstrom of World War II, ready to answer the call to fight and win our nation’s wars,” said Poppas, after the Department of the Army announced the Screaming Eagles’ Spring deployment, January 10th. “We know the terrain, we know our partners and we know our mission.”

Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), speaks to Soldiers and local community members during the division's color casing ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, Feb. 25, 2016. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), speaks to Soldiers and local community members during the division’s color casing ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, Feb. 25, 2016. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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Screaming Eagles, community members partner for Golden Knights tandem jump

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) invited prominent city officials and key leaders from Kentucky and Tennessee to participate in a tandem jump with the U.S. Army’s Golden Knights Parachute Team at Clarksville Regional Airport’s Outlaw Field, March 2nd-3rd.

Hosted by the U.S. Army Marketing and Engagement Brigade, in conjunction with U.S. Army Recruiting Command, the skydiving event is one of several showcased annually across the nation as part of the Total Army Recruitment Effort.

The Golden Knights, who serve as Army ambassadors, jump to increase Army awareness to the American public while bolstering relationships within the communities.

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas (right), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander, poses with Lt. Col. Carlos Ramos (left), U.S. Army Parachute Team "Golden Knights" commander, and Key community leaders during a two-day tandem parachute skydiving event facilitated by the "Golden Knights" at Outlaw Field, Clarksville Regional Airport, March 2nd -3rd, 2018. (Staff Sgt. Lerone Simmons, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas (right), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander, poses with Lt. Col. Carlos Ramos (left), U.S. Army Parachute Team “Golden Knights” commander, and Key community leaders during a two-day tandem parachute skydiving event facilitated by the “Golden Knights” at Outlaw Field, Clarksville Regional Airport, March 2nd -3rd, 2018. (Staff Sgt. Lerone Simmons, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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APSU Men’s Tennis beats Southern Indiana Friday for seasons first win

 

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APSU Men's TennisEvansville, IN – Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team earned their first win of the season over Southern Indiana, Friday, at the Evansville Tennis Center.

The Govs (1-4) defeated the previously unbeaten Screaming Eagles (3-1) by a score of 6-3, with the match including the stipulation that all three doubles matches were treated as an individual point, instead of one single point.

Austin Peay Men's Tennis beats Southern Indiana 6-3 Friday in Evansville. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Tennis beats Southern Indiana 6-3 Friday in Evansville. (APSU Sports Information)

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Dodging the Roadkill: Bikers, Brothers and Veterans

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – I’ve been around the military my entire life.  As a boy, I spent my youth in Europe as my military family traveled the world.  I’ve had a deep rooted respect for the soldier and his family my entire life. 

While I was never able to serve, my love and respect for those who have sacrificed so much for me is passionate.

I live in a military community, the home to the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles at Fort Campbell Kentucky.  I’m surrounded by the greatest group of soldiers in the world.  I can’t turn my head and not meet a soldier or a member of his or her family.

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City of Clarksville wishes Happy 75th Anniversary to 101st Airborne Division

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan offers these words to mark the 75th Anniversary of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), which is being celebrated August 16th-26th, 2017.

On behalf of all the citizens of Clarksville, I’m honored to say “Happy 75th Anniversary” to the famous Screaming Eagles of the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers involved in famous Vietnam photo interviewed for first time since image was taken 49 years ago

 

Written by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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

Fort Campbell, KY – In April 1968, Associated Press photographer Art Greenspon took a photograph widely considered to be one of the most telling photos of the Vietnam War that is now titled “Help From Above.”

Embedded with the Soldiers of Company A, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Greenspon caught the moment after an ambush where Soldiers from the company were moving casualties to a landing zone to be evacuated. Among other honors, the image inspired the poster for the Vietnam War Movie ‘Platoon’ and graces the covers books and front pages of newspapers.

A copy of “Help From Above”, which hangs in the headquarters of 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division(Air Assault). The photo was donated by Art Greenspon to the 101st when he was inducted as an honorary member of the 327th Infantry Regiment in 2014. Greenspon identified the names and positions of the Soldiers in the photo. Sgt. Maj Watson Baldwin stands with his hands raised signaling to a helicopter. Spc. 4 Dallas Brown lays on the ground grimacing in pain. Sgt. Tim Wintenburg, helmetless on the far right, glances back at the camera. (Original Photo by Art Greenspon, Associated Press, April, 1968. U.S Army Photo by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

A copy of “Help From Above”, which hangs in the headquarters of 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division(Air Assault). The photo was donated by Art Greenspon to the 101st when he was inducted as an honorary member of the 327th Infantry Regiment in 2014. Greenspon identified the names and positions of the Soldiers in the photo. Sgt. Maj Watson Baldwin stands with his hands raised signaling to a helicopter. Spc. 4 Dallas Brown lays on the ground grimacing in pain. Sgt. Tim Wintenburg, helmetless on the far right, glances back at the camera. (Original Photo by Art Greenspon, Associated Press, April, 1968. U.S Army Photo by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

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General Andrew Poppas takes command of 101st Airborne Division, Screaming Eagles bid farewell to General Gary Volesky

 

Written by Sgt. William White
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) has opened a new chapter in its rendezvous with destiny. Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, the 45th commanding general of the 101st, placed the division in the hands of Maj. Gen. Andrew P. Poppas, the incoming division commander, during a change of command ceremony January 19th, 2017.

During the ceremony, Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, XVIII Airborne Corps commander, praised Volesky’s leadership during his command.

“Our Army couldn’t have chosen a better leader to command this division two and a half years ago than Gary Volesky,” Townsend said. “During his watch, elements of the 101st have deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Liberia and a whole list of other nations around the world in support of both combat and shaping operations for our nation.”

Maj. Gen. Andrew P. Poppas, the incoming division commander for the 101st Airborne Division, speaks to Fort Campbell community members, Families and 101st Airborne Division Soldiers during a change of command ceremony held at the division parade field, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Jan. 19, 2017. Poppas assumes a command position in the 101st for the second time, as he previously commanded the 1st Brigade Combat Team. (Sgt. William White)

Maj. Gen. Andrew P. Poppas, the incoming division commander for the 101st Airborne Division, speaks to Fort Campbell community members, Families and 101st Airborne Division Soldiers during a change of command ceremony held at the division parade field, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Jan. 19, 2017. Poppas assumes a command position in the 101st for the second time, as he previously commanded the 1st Brigade Combat Team. (Sgt. William White)

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Fort Campbell’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike” cases colors in preparation for deployment to Iraq

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Sierra A. Melendez
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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

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.

Guidon bearers stand with the American flag and the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division unit colors during a traditional colors of the casing ceremony at ‘Hangar 3’, Apr. 27, 2016. This the fourth time the unit cases its colors for a deployment to Iraq. (Spc. Andres Alegria, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault))

Guidon bearers stand with the American flag and the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division unit colors during a traditional colors of the casing ceremony at ‘Hangar 3’, Apr. 27, 2016. This the fourth time the unit cases its colors for a deployment to Iraq. (Spc. Andres Alegria, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault))

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101st Sustainment Brigade’s Spartan Company tests Air Assault skills

 

Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

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).

A UH-60 with Soldiers from 58th Signal Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) takes off from training area 12 to transport the Soldiers so they can commence their week long training exercise on Fort Campbell, Ky., March 14, 2016. (U.S. Army Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

A UH-60 with Soldiers from 58th Signal Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) takes off from training area 12 to transport the Soldiers so they can commence their week long training exercise on Fort Campbell, Ky., March 14, 2016. (U.S. Army Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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