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Fort Campbell’s 159th Combat Aviation Brigade to welcome New Commander

159th Combat Aviation BrigadeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 159th Combat Aviation Brigade is scheduled to receive a new brigade commander during a change of command ceremony scheduled for 9:30am May 23rd at the Division Parade Field on Fort Campbell.

Col. Todd Royar will transfer command of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade to Col. Jimmy Blackmon, who is a former commander of the brigade’s 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, and most recently served as the deputy chief of staff for the 101st Airborne Division.

Royar, who led the brigade during its Operation Enduring Freedom 11-12 rotation, is departing to attend the Naval War College in Rhode Island.

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