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101st Airborne Division holds Week of the Eagle Division Run

 

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101st Airborne Division - Fort Campbell, KYFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) conducted a division run during the annual Week of the Eagles event June 21st–25th, 2021, at Fort Campbell.

For 101st Soldiers, Week of the Eagles is a time the past and present to come together and reflect on the great legacy of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

During this year’s WoE the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) is honoring its legacy Vietnam Veterans during an Honorary Air Assault Badge ceremony.

The 101st Airborne Division held the annual Week of the Eagles Division Run on June 21st–25th, at Fort Campbell. (Courtesy Photo, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault))

The 101st Airborne Division held the annual Week of the Eagles Division Run on June 21st–25th, at Fort Campbell. (Courtesy Photo, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault))

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101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell set to host Week of the Eagles, May 17th-23rd

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers and civilians of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell are excited to host Family members, community members, veterans and distinguished guests on Fort Campbell in celebration of our annual “Week of the Eagles” events, May 17th-23rd, 2019. This year’s WOE celebration will also include “Military Survivor Appreciation Week” and Retiree Appreciation Day.

Come see why Fort Campbell is the installation of choice for Army Soldiers, Families, civilians and veterans. Events are free and open to the public. Non-military ID card holders will need to follow normal gate entry procedures.

101st Airborne Division Review to be held May 3rd during Week of the Eagles 2019.

101st Airborne Division Review to be held May 3rd during Week of the Eagles 2019.

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101st Airborne Division celebrates its 2018 Day of the Eagles

 

Written by Sgt. Sharifa Newton
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – For over 75 years the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) has celebrated a “Legacy of Heroism,” to honor valiant Soldiers from the past and present.

The 101st Airborne Division hosted the 2018 Day of the Eagles, May 24th, here and presented this division with another opportunity to remember those who have passed and strengthen the bonds of those still here.

Day of the Eagles was open to the veterans, family members and surrounding community members. The celebration included: a division run, Best Air Assault Soldier competition, museum open house, lunch with Soldiers, Sabalauski Air Assault School tour with rappel demonstrations, unit open houses with static displays, Honor Eagle ceremony, and a memorial ceremony.

Brig. Gen. Kenneth T. Royar and Command Sgt. Maj. James L. Manning lead soldiers from 101st Airborne Division in a 4 mile division run for Week of the Eagles, May. 24 on Fort Campbell, Ky. Week of the Eagles was a tradition started in 1973 as an effort to reinvigorate the sense of community and is still carried on today to also honor those who served. (Sgt. Sharifa Newton, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Brig. Gen. Kenneth T. Royar and Command Sgt. Maj. James L. Manning lead soldiers from 101st Airborne Division in a 4 mile division run for Week of the Eagles, May. 24 on Fort Campbell, Ky. Week of the Eagles was a tradition started in 1973 as an effort to reinvigorate the sense of community and is still carried on today to also honor those who served. (Sgt. Sharifa Newton, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Fort Campbell Survivor Outreach Services honors Fallen Service Members with Boot Display and Run

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – In honor of Military Survivor Appreciation Week, the 101st Airborne Division and  Fort Campbell Survivor Outreach Services will display more than 7,000 boots on the lawn of the Division Headquarters and hold a Division Run for the Fallen.

The boots will be on display October 15th through October 18th and have been collected from military service members across Fort Campbell and abroad. Each boot is adorned with a photo of an active duty service member who has died while serving since September 11th, 2001.

This display of combat boots, designed by Morale, Welfare and Recreation engineer Thomas Kirkham, honors the memories and sacrifice of the brave military men and women who gave their lives while serving our country and is arranged to be reminiscent of Arlington National Cemetery.

Soldiers with the 551st Military Police Company and 1/506 Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team setting up the Survivor Outreach Services boot display last year honoring service members who died in support of the Global War on Terror since Sept. 11, 2001. (Photo by Nondice Thurman, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

Soldiers with the 551st Military Police Company and 1/506 Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team setting up the Survivor Outreach Services boot display last year honoring service members who died in support of the Global War on Terror since Sept. 11, 2001. (Photo by Nondice Thurman, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

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101st Airborne Division “Screaming Eagles” to celebrate it’s 72nd Birthday

 

Listen to Clarksville’s 1400AM WJZM’s “Rendezvous Radio” for a discussion of the 101st’s History

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – In celebration of its 72nd birthday, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will host a division run scheduled for 6:30am, August 8th, 2014, as well as other events the following week.

The 101st was activated August 16th, 1942, at which time it did not have a history yet, but it had a “rendezvous with destiny.” Those enduring words were spoken then by the 101st’s first commander, Maj. Gen. William C. Lee.

The 101st Airborne Division will kick off their Birthday Celebration with a Division Run Friday, August 8th.

The 101st Airborne Division will kick off their Birthday Celebration with a Division Run Friday, August 8th.

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This History of Fort Campbell’s Week of the Eagles

 

2014 Fort Campbell Week of the EaglesFort Campbell, KY – Major General J.H. Cushman hosted Fort Campbell’s first “Week of the Eagles” May 21st-25th, 1973; one year after the 101st was officially welcomed back from Vietnam.

The week was touted as a celebration of the Division’s combat readiness and was held in the same time period as Armed Forces and Memorial Days. The week also featured both a Kentucky Day of the Eagles and a Tennessee Day of the Eagles. Kentucky Governor Wendell Ford and Tennessee Governor Winfield Dunn both visited Fort Campbell to mark the occasions.

Fort Campbell kicks off the Week of the Eagles with a Division Run.

Fort Campbell kicks off the Week of the Eagles with a Division Run.

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101st Airborne Division run kicks off 2012 Week of the Eagles

 

Thousands come out to cheer on the Troops

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The “Screaming Eagles” of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) kicked off the 2012 Week of the Eagles and their 70th Anniversary at 6:30am, August 10th with a division run lead by Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division.

Family and friends were along the street at the Division Headquarters cheering the soldiers along. As they came by, you could hear the cadences the soldiers were running to.

The total number of soldiers taking part in the run was estimated at just over 20,000. It was a sight to behold.

Fort Campbell kicked off the 2012 Week of the Eagles with a Division Run.

Fort Campbell kicked off the 2012 Week of the Eagles with a Division Run.

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Fort Campbell’s Week of the Eagles MWR and VFW 2012 Air Show

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – While Week of the Eagles 2012 will kick-off with the Division Run, starting at 6:30am August 10th, Saturday, August 11th, is the day to be on post! Gates will open for the Fort Campbell Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and Veterans of Foreign Wars Air Show at 8:00am at the Campbell Army Air Field here. A Health and Wellness Fair will also begin at 9:00am near the air field.

The air show will begin at 10:00am with opening ceremonies, posting of the colors, and a welcome from the Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, KY Maj. Gen. James C. McConville; followed by the National Anthem and a performance from the Liberty Jump Team.

Week of the Eagles Air Show

Week of the Eagles Air Show

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101st Airborne Division Week of the Eagles starts August 10th

 

Written by 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell's Week of the EaglesFort Campbell, KY – The “Screaming Eagles” of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will host the 2012 Week of the Eagles, August 10th-17th, 2012, at Fort Campbell, KY, to reflect upon all that the division’s Soldiers have achieved since the unit was created with no history, but with a “Rendezvous with Destiny.”

“Week of the Eagles is a time for 101st Soldiers of the past and present to come together and reflect on the great legacy of the 101st Airborne Division,” said Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

“This year is particularly significant because it coincides with the 70th anniversary of the division. We invite all Soldiers, families and friends to participate and experience Week of the Eagles 2012.”

2012 Week of the Eagles

2012 Week of the Eagles

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101st Airborne Division Run kicks off 2011 Week of the Eagles

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – With the blast of a howitzer yesterday morning, Fort Campbell kicked off the 38th Week of the Eagles Week of the Eagles and simultaneously the 101st Airborne Division Run. Close to 15,000 soldiers took part in the 3 mile run which was lead off by the Division Command staff including the 101st Airborne Division Commander Major Gen John F. Campbell.

They were followed by Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron of the 33rd Cavalry Regiment part of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans”. This unit was designated as the Honor Unit due to being highly decorated during the last deployment.

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