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Former, Current Rakkasans participate in Live Firing Range at Fort Campbell

 

101st Airborne Division - Fort Campbell, KYFort Campbell, KY – On Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021, Soldiers and veterans 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) along with their family members participate in an M4 and M17 live firing range at Fort Campbell, KY as part of their annual RAK Rendezvous.

The event was designed to give veterans and family members a chance to utilize the weapon systems currently used by the U.S. Army today as well as strengthen the bond of Rakkasan Soldiers and veterans of the unit.

3rd Brigade Combat Team soldiers and veterans took part in an M4 and M17 live firing range at Fort Campbell Kentucky during Week of the Eagles. (Sgt. Allen Gilman, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

3rd Brigade Combat Team soldiers and veterans took part in an M4 and M17 live firing range at Fort Campbell Kentucky during Week of the Eagles. (Sgt. Allen Gilman, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to hold Change of Command Ceremony June 28th

 

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Col. Vincent B. Myers is scheduled to assume duties as U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Commanding Officer from Col. Patrick T. Birchfield during a change of command ceremony on June 28th, 2021.

A Harrison, Tennessee native, Birchfield will report to U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, where he will serve as Command Surgeon. During his assignment at BACH, the medical team achieved a number of significant accomplishments but the greatest challenge came from the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

Col. Vincent B. Myers, shown here in 2017 while serving as Commander, McDonald Army Health Center, Fort Eustis, Virginia, is scheduled to assume duties as U.S. Army Medical Department Activity - Fort Campbell, Kentucky and Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Commanding Officer from Col. Patrick T. Birchfield during a change of command ceremony June 28th. (U.S. Army)

Col. Vincent B. Myers, shown here in 2017 while serving as Commander, McDonald Army Health Center, Fort Eustis, Virginia, is scheduled to assume duties as U.S. Army Medical Department Activity – Fort Campbell, Kentucky and Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Commanding Officer from Col. Patrick T. Birchfield during a change of command ceremony June 28th. (U.S. Army)

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Rakkasans honor fallen members of 187th Infantry Regiment, Iron Rakkasans during Fort Campbell’s Week of the Eagles

 

101st Airborne Division - Fort Campbell, KYFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers and veterans from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), honor fallen members of the Iron Rakkasans from the 187th Infantry Regiment with a wreath-laying ceremony on June 22nd, 2021, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Veterans from the unit have traveled to Fort Campbell for Week of the Eagles, a week-long celebration honoring the division’s history.

During Fort Campbell's Week of the Eagles, Rakkasans honored fallen members of 187th Infantry Regiment, Iron Rakkasans. (Sgt. Jeremy Lewis, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

During Fort Campbell’s Week of the Eagles, Rakkasans honored fallen members of 187th Infantry Regiment, Iron Rakkasans. (Sgt. Jeremy Lewis, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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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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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital hosts Retiree Health Fair during Retiree Appreciation Day

 

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – The Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) Military Retiree Health Fair is Saturday, June 19th, 2021 from 11:00am to 2:00pm at Fort Campbell’s Soldier Support Center in Building 2702.

The previously held in the fall, Retiree Appreciation Day now occurs in June and coincides with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Week of the Eagles. BACH joins more than 20 other agencies supporting the day’s activities.

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101st Airborne Division honors Memorial Day with Wreath Laying Ceremony

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Memorial Day, Monday, May 31st, 2021, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) took the time to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in a wreath-laying ceremony.

In this ceremony 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) command team, Maj. Gen. JP McGee and Command Sgt. Maj. Veronica Knapp honor the fallen United States military heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice in duty to our nation by laying a wreath in front of the division’s eternal flame.

Maj. Gen. JP McGee and Command Sgt. Maj. Veronica Knapp honors the fallen at the Memorial Day Ceremony at Fort Campbell. (Sgt. 1st Class Jacob Connor)

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101st Airborne Division invites fitness influencers to compete in a 5 on 5 Memorial Day fitness challenge

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – To kick off Memorial Day weekend members of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) share the day with members of the fitness community Demi Bagby, Robert Killian Austen Alexander, Michael Eckert, and Erik Bartell in a friendly five on five fitness competition.

This event brought members of the active duty, veterans and military supporters together for a common goal of remembering the men and women who fought for our nation, but never made it home.

“We as people die twice, when your life is taken and when your name is no longer in the stories from others. This weekend make sure you say the names out loud of your fallen brother or sister with others so we always remember their sacrifice and keep them honor alive,” said Ben Bunn a retired member of Army Special Forces.

Soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and members of the fitness community pose for a group picture as part of a 5 on 5 fitness challenge on Fort Campbell, KY, May 28th, 2021. (Staff Sgt. Michael Eaddy)

Soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and members of the fitness community pose for a group picture as part of a 5 on 5 fitness challenge on Fort Campbell, KY, May 28th, 2021. (Staff Sgt. Michael Eaddy)

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101st Airborne Division holds Change of Responsibility Ceremony

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) conducted a change of responsibility ceremony here May 27th, 2021 during which Command Sgt. Maj. Bryan Barker relinquished responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Veronica Knapp.

The official ceremony demonstrates to the “Screaming Eagles” that Barker has passed the mantle of responsibility to Knapp, and with this passing the loyalty and unity of the division’s Soldiers. The division command sergeant major is the most senior-ranking noncommissioned officer in the organization.

The division colors approach and render a salute during the playing of the National Anthem during the division change of responsibility May 27th, 2021, at the division headquarters, Fort Campbell, KY. (Spc. John Simpson, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

The division colors approach and render a salute during the playing of the National Anthem during the division change of responsibility May 27th, 2021, at the division headquarters, Fort Campbell, KY. (Spc. John Simpson, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Fort Campbell releases Mask Policy update for Fully Vaccinated Personnel

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Effective immediately, fully vaccinated individuals are exempt from wearing a mask indoors or outdoors at Fort Campbell facilities, with a few exceptions.

In concert with the new U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) policy for mask wear, personnel who are not fully vaccinated must continue to follow all applicable DoD mask guidance.

For unvaccinated Soldiers, there is no change to mask policy on post. Fort Campbell and DoD policy still require mask wear for unvaccinated personnel both outdoors when unable to physically distance and indoors.

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Col. Robert Born steps into the kitchen, serves Soldiers’ breakfast at Fort Campbell

 

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Before the sun rises on the Bastogne footprint, the Snipes Dining Facility culinary experts of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), are preparing breakfast for more than 3,000 Soldiers.

May 14th, Col. Robert Born, 1st BCT commander, joined them and personally served every one of his Soldiers.

The morning starts early at 4:45am, when the chefs begin what is called cooks mount.

Colonel Robert Born, commander, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), is ready to take the next omelet order at the grill May 14th during breakfast service in Snipes Dining Facility. Culinary experts in Snipes Dining Facility prepare meals for more than 3,000 Soldiers in the brigade every day to ensure the sustainment and readiness of the force. (Sgt. Lynnwood Thomas, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division)

Colonel Robert Born, commander, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), is ready to take the next omelet order at the grill May 14th during breakfast service in Snipes Dining Facility. Culinary experts in Snipes Dining Facility prepare meals for more than 3,000 Soldiers in the brigade every day to ensure the sustainment and readiness of the force. (Sgt. Lynnwood Thomas, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division)

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