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101st Airborne Division Soldiers return to Fort Campbell from deployment to Iraq

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Approximately 170 Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and 101st Airborne Division Artillery, were welcomed home during a ceremony as they returned from a nine-month deployment to Iraq.

Family, friends and fellow Soldiers gathered to welcome home the unit which performed duties as the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command (CJFLCC) in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the land component command advising and assisting Iraqi Security Forces in defeating DA’ESH.

Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, speaks to Families, friends and Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division during a welcome home ceremony at Hangar 3, Fort Campbell, Ky., Nov. 18, 2016. Volesky spoke of his Air Assault Soldiers' success in enabling Iraqi Security Forces to defeat DA'ESH and begin the retaking of Mosul in Iraq as the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command - Operation Inherent Resolve headquarters.

Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, speaks to Families, friends and Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division during a welcome home ceremony at Hangar 3, Fort Campbell, Ky., Nov. 18, 2016. Volesky spoke of his Air Assault Soldiers’ success in enabling Iraqi Security Forces to defeat DA’ESH and begin the retaking of Mosul in Iraq as the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve headquarters.

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101st Airborne Division Strike Fear Soldiers return home

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – Signs, balloons, Families and friends filled Hanger 3, here, to welcome approximately 250 Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, home November 5th.

The air defense artillery Soldier returned from a nine-month deployment in support of Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan.

Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., wait to be released to their families, Nov. 5, 2016, at Hanger 3 on Fort Campbell, Ky. during their homecoming ceremony after spending nine months overseas. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., wait to be released to their families, Nov. 5, 2016, at Hanger 3 on Fort Campbell, Ky. during their homecoming ceremony after spending nine months overseas. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell welcomes home 115 soldiers from the 227th Quartermaster Company, 101st Sustainment Brigade

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Families and friends welcomed home 115 Soldiers from the 227th Quartermaster Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), May 4th, as they returned to Fort Campbell, KY.

The Soldiers returned in the middle of the night from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of the U.S. Central Command Materiel Retrograde Element which focused on redistribution, disposal, and retrograde of excess materiel in Afghanistan.

Capt. Patrick L. Peacock, commander of the 227th Quartermaster Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), leads his Soldiers to their final stop before the unit releases them to their Families after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan, May 4, at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Capt. Patrick L. Peacock, commander of the 227th Quartermaster Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), leads his Soldiers to their final stop before the unit releases them to their Families after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan, May 4, at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 551st Military Police Company “Hooligans” return home

 

Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – After their nine-month deployment in Afghanistan, Soldiers with the 3rd Platoon, 551st Military Police Company “Hooligans,” 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), successfully completed their mission and proudly return home April 10th, to Fort Campbell.

Soldiers with the 551st Military Police Company "Hooligans," 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade "Lifeliners," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stand at attention during a welcome home ceremony April 10, at Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Soldiers with the 551st Military Police Company “Hooligans,” 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stand at attention during a welcome home ceremony April 10, at Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Lifeliners return home from Afghanistan

 

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

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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.

Soldiers from the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), march into the hangar as they return from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan Feb. 9, at Fort Campbell. During the deployment, the brigade provided sustainment operations and retrograde support to coalition forces throughout Afghanistan. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Soldiers from the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), march into the hangar as they return from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan Feb. 9, at Fort Campbell. During the deployment, the brigade provided sustainment operations and retrograde support to coalition forces throughout Afghanistan. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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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 Welcomes Home the last of the 4th Brigade Combat Team

 

CurraheeFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The never ending cycling of soldiers between the battlefield to the home front and vise versa continued Wednesday evening with the return of the final flight of 105 soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Currahees) who returned up early Saturday morning.

“This deployment was scheduled to be nine months, a good portion of our brigade about 2000 soldiers returned back at the 6-7 month mark. These soldiers returning today Easy Company of the 2nd/506th Infantry Regiment of the HBO Band of Brothers fame. They were contacting a TA Uplift Mission, or a Train, Assist, and Advise Uplift Mission. Easy company was selected because they finished their mission ahead of schedule out of FOB Salerno in the Khost Province of Afghanistan.” said Major Kamil Sztalkoper, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

The returning soldiers approach the hanger and their waiting families

The returning soldiers approach the hanger and their waiting families

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team completes redeployment from Afghanistan

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division1st Brigade Combat TeamFort Campbell, KY – The never ending cycling of soldiers between the battlefield to the home front and vise versa continued Wednesday evening with the return of the final flight of 259 soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team (Bastogne).

For the past nine months the 1st Brigade Combat Team had been in the Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan as part of SFAAT Blackhorse which has been working to help prepare the Afghan National Army’s 1st Kandak, 4th brigade, 201st Corps for the upcoming transfer of authority as U. S. Forces prepare to withdraw from that country.

Families wait for the airplane carrying their soldier's home to land

Families wait for the airplane carrying their soldier’s home to land

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101st Airborne Division welcomes back Soldiers from Afghanistan to Fort Campbell

 

3rd Brigade Combat Team Soldiers reunite with loved ones

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Fort Campbell, KY – A welcome home ceremony was held for 33 returning Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), at Fort Campbell, KY, May 20th, to recognize the completion of  their deployment to Afghanistan.

Soldiers from 3rd Brigade “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), exit the air craft after their long journey home at Fort Campbell Ky., May 29, 2013. The returning Soldiers have just completed their nine month deployment to Afghanistan, where they assisted the Afghan National Security Forces in taking the lead in operations for their country. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton, 3/101 Public Affairs)

Soldiers from 3rd Brigade “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), exit the air craft after their long journey home at Fort Campbell Ky., May 29, 2013. The returning Soldiers have just completed their nine month deployment to Afghanistan, where they assisted the Afghan National Security Forces in taking the lead in operations for their country. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton, 3/101 Public Affairs)

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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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