Topic: 101st Airborne Divsion
Clarksville, TN – GOV 1 has landed. Austin Peay State University (APSU) officials on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 unveiled the first of three helicopters in its new rotor-wing fleet. The helicopters bolster the state’s first and only aviation science program with a rotor-wing concentration.
101st Airborne Division holds inactivation ceremony for 159th Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Campbell
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers, families and friends of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), gathered at the division parade field here, May 7th to conduct the final official ceremony in the brigade’s history.
After 18 years of service, the 159th CAB colors were cased at the ceremony by Col. Jimmy Blackmon, the final brigade commander of the 159th CAB “Thunder Brigade,” and retired Col. Bob Freeman, the honorary colonel of the brigade, signifying a conclusion to the legacy of this historic aviation unit.
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – A ceremony was held to denote the transfer of authority of sustainment operations and retrograde support at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, June 8th.
Task Force Durable, headquartered by 1st Sustainment Brigade from Fort Riley, KS, cased its colors as Task Force Lifeliners, headquarter by the 101st Sustainment Brigade from Fort Campbell, KY, unfurled its colors during the ceremony. The task force provides sustainment to Soldiers and retrograde support throughout the Regional Commands: East, North and Capital.
Written by U.S. Army National Guard Spc. Margaret Taylor
Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan – Dozens of Afghan National Army soldiers, Afghan Uniformed Police, and a smattering of U.S. Army Soldiers serving as mission advisors sat by their heavy packs on the gravel, talking and laughing in quiet anticipation, waiting for a sound.
After several hours of checks and double-checks, roll calls and final updates from the command center, the punchy staccato of rotors came faintly in the distance. Louder and louder the noise sounded, until the reverberations deafened and the dusty prop-wash buffeted those waiting at the landing zone for the choppers.
Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Todd Christopherson
Paktika Province, Afghanistan – One hundred and eighteen Task Force Currahee medics and Soldiers attended classes May 2nd-20th at the Currahee Café on Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan, to learn about wilderness medicine.
The course was designed to help Soldiers care for service members who suffer wounds, illness or other injuries while in the field.
Written by 3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs
Fort Campbell, KY – U.S. Army Capt. Joshua Powers, commander of A Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, was awarded the 2010 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award for recognition of his leadership abilities both at home station and while deployed to Afghanistan, March 1st.
Powers, a 2004 graduate of Virginia Military Institute, was one of 14 active duty officers selected for the 2010 calendar year award in the Army-wide competition. «Read the rest of this article»
Fort Campbell, KY – More than 55 Soldiers from the 72nd Veterinary Detachment are scheduled to return from Afghanistan, October 16th.
A welcome home ceremony is planned for 9:30pm at the Passenger Processing Center on Fort Campbell. Colonel Stephen Lomax, commander of the 86th Combat Support Hospital, is the scheduled guest speaker.
The 72nd Vet Det deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in order to provide veterinary service support and consultation in the Afghan theater of operations. Their duties included inspection of subsistence items and provision of veterinary care to military working dogs.
“The Soldiers of the 86th Combat Support Hospital are tremendously proud of all members of this unit for the job they did this last year. The 72nd Vet Det has proven the positive impact and value of well-trained, highly motivated medical personnel in the areas of animal medicine, food inspection and public health” said Lomax.
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