101st Combat Aviation Brigade Airborne Division Public Affairs
Fort Campbell, KY – Approximately 250 Soldiers from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), arrived at Fort Campbell, KY, May 14th, 2013.
Soldiers were reunited with their families after the successful completion of a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Fort Campbell, KY – Military Spouses are an invaluable asset to the Army. They support their Soldiers though mission, deployment, reintegration and reset and keep the home fires burning. Throughout history, military Spouses have been the backbone that provides support for the Soldiers and holds the Family together.
The Army recognizes the support and sacrifices made with Military Spouse Appreciation Day on May 10th. Instead of just one day of appreciation, Fort Campbell’s Family Resource Center (FRC) will host three days worth of activities and events to honor our Spouses. «Read the rest of this article»
Written by U.S. Army Capt. Erik Alfsen
Khowst Province, Afghanistan – As the sun rose on a beautiful day in eastern Afghanistan, hundreds of Soldiers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), came together to celebrate Easter, March 31st.
Eight different Religious Support Teams at locations across Khowst and Paktya provinces led more than 15 services for more than 400 Soldiers, Sailors, Airman and civilians throughout the weekend.
Fort Campbell, KY – Volunteers are mission essential! Volunteers are found throughout the military community and they play an integral role in the lives of Soldiers and their Families. Their selfless service to the community makes the military’s mission possible.
On April 16th, we will come together to honor our Fort Campbell volunteers at the 2013 Volunteer of the Year Ceremony. The ceremony will be held at Cole Park Commons with doors opening at 6:00pm and the ceremony beginning at 6:30pm. «Read the rest of this article»
Written by U.S. Army Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton
Khowst Province, Afghanistan – Most families have running traditions that strengthen their bonds.
For the last three generations, the Fay household shares something very unique.
U.S. Army Spc. Robert Fay Jr., an infantryman assigned to Company D, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), is the third Soldier to be part of the Rakkasans in his family; following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps.
Clarksville, TN – One of the Army’s top leaders told recruiters here that their mission remains relevant and vital even in times when the Army is undergoing a major transition.
General Robert W. Cone, who commands the U.S. Army’s Training and Doctrine Command, visited the Clarksville U.S. Army Recruiting Center on Saturday. He spoke with the center’s recruiters and was given a briefing by its leaders.
Written by U.S. Army Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton
Khowst Province, Afghanistan – One asset being used today against roadside bombs is a different type of tool often seen on the battlefield.
The fact that it isn’t another electronic item stored away in a backpack or vehicle is a change for some Soldiers.
Military working dogs have worked hand-in-hand with the military for decades as guard dogs or attack dogs. However, Soldiers are now seeing more and more bomb sniffing dogs going on missions with them.
Written by Sgt. Jon Heinrich
Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan – U.S. Army soldiers from Provincial Reconstruction Team Nangarhar, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division at Forward Operating Base Finley-Shields, Afghanistan, volunteer their time and services to help local children learn English.
The civil affairs soldiers volunteer to be teachers, on their own time, while still managing their normal work schedules for PRT Nangarhar.
Written by Sgt. Grant Matthes
Fort Campbell, KY – Prior to its scheduled return to Afghanistan, Screaming Eagle Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters must complete one final task of knowledge and skill to prove they are up to the challenge for their next rendezvous with destiny.
This final task, operationally titled Unified Endeavor 13-1, will feature more than 600 participants from multiple U.S. Army divisions and units, as well as members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and will stretch over multiple countries and time zones from Fort Campbell to Germany to Kabul, Afghanistan.
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington
Khowst Province, Afghanistan – Some people search their entire life for signs telling them what to do. For Erika Espeseth, it was a billboard for military chaplaincy that pointed her in the direction she had been searching for.
She finally knew what she wanted in life: a life of ministry and service.
In January 2010, she would agree to enlist as a chaplain’s assistant half-way through her senior year of high school, something she never thought possible.
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