Topic: 101st Airborne Division Run
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
Fort 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.
101st Airborne Division
Fort 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.
Written by Sgt. Sharifa Newton
Fort 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.
Fort 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.
Listen to Clarksville’s 1400AM WJZM’s “Rendezvous Radio” for a discussion of the 101st’s History
Fort 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 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.
Thousands come out to cheer on the Troops
Fort 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, 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.
Written by 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs
Fort 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.”
Fort 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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