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101ST Airborne Division Colors casing Ceremony

The Logo of the 101st Airborne DivisionFORT CAMPBELL, KY – Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell and Command Sgt. Maj. Scott C. Schroeder, Commanding General and Command Sergeant Major of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, will case the 101st Airborne Division colors and welcome Col. Dominic J. Caraccilo as the post Senior Mission Commander during a 10:00 am ceremony at the Division headquarters on Wed., May 19th.

The colors casing ceremony marks the final step in deployment preparation for the 101st Airborne Division headquarters as it will assume operational control of NATO’s Regional-Command East in Bagram, Afghanistan this summer from the 82nd Airborne Division.

Colonel Caraccilo will assume duties as the senior military representative on Fort Campbell during the upcoming deployment in Afghanistan.

Just prior to the ceremony, Maj. Gen. Campbell and Command Sgt. Maj. Schroeder will unveil the new “Champions of Fort Campbell” wall in the division headquarters and will recognize each of the new champions separately at an awards dinner later that night. The “Champions of Fort Campbell” is a new award which recognizes select community individuals for their efforts in supporting the Soldiers and Families of Fort Campbell.

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