Topic: 1st Armored Division
Fort Campbell, KY – On June 19th, 2021, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team conducted a change of command ceremony for Col. Mark D. Federovich, incoming commander, and Col. Brandon S. Teague, outgoing commander, on the Division Parade Field.
“Watching the Soldiers and families of the great Rakkasan brigade efforts over the past few years has been truly humbling and inspiring,” said Teague. “They are truly living up to the standards of those that have gone before them; may God bless each and every one of them and their families.”
Written by Sgt. Maricris McLane
Fort Bliss, TX – Approximately 1,900 Soldiers from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, arrived for the Network Integration Exercise 17.2 here, July 5th-6th, 2017.
NIE started in 2011 and since then the major participant of the exercise was 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division.
The “Strike” Brigade is the first rotational unit to conduct NIE here.
As an expeditionary light infantry unit recently returning from supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, the brigade provides an operational mindset that will assist in the overall assessment of practices and systems being used during the NIE exercise.
101st Airborne Division cases colors, heads home to Fort Campbell after successful mission in Liberia
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins
Monrovia, Liberia – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) cased its colors in a ceremony February 26th at the Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, Liberia, marking the end of Operation United Assistance for the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance and the Screaming Eagles.
The ceremony signified the successful completion of a five-month deployment to Liberia in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development-led mission to fight the spread of Ebola in western Africa.
The Screaming Eagles led the JFC-UA – the Department of Defense arm of the United State’s effort – was comprised of engineers, medical personnel, logisticians and others, which built Ebola treatment units, trained health care workers to staff the ETUs, and built a logistic infrastructure to supply the ETUs.
Task Force Iron Knights are the wings of Joint Forces Command – United Assistance’s fight against Ebola
Written by Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes
Monrovia, Liberia – As service members of the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance continue the fight against the Ebola virus disease, some challenges are still present. Many Liberian roadways aren’t developed to the standard of what service members are accustomed to back in America, some of them impassable with ground vehicles.
However, Soldiers from Task Force Iron Knights, 2nd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, make sure getting from one place to another isn’t a problem.
Written by Sgt. Matthew Britton
Monrovia, Liberia – Every job in the military has its own unique level of difficulty. Service members have come to learn that becoming an expert in their job doesn’t happen overnight but is instead crafted over time. Some even become proficient in their original jobs and those of others that they have little-to-no experience in. But troops adapt, overcome and just like the Army song, they keep on rolling along.
This week, Sgt. Yinette Lizardo, water purification specialist, Company E, 2nd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas, was recognized for not only her own outstanding performance, but also the additional jobs she completed for the troops here.
Department of Defense announces Units for Upcoming Afghanistan Rotation; Fort Campbell’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team and 159th Combat Aviation Brigade to deploy
Washington, D.C. – The Department of Defense today identified six units to deploy as part of the upcoming rotation of forces operating in Afghanistan.
The scheduled rotation involves elements of two infantry brigade combat teams (IBCT) – one with roughly 1,830 personnel (4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division) and one with roughly 2,000 personnel (2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division); elements of one armored brigade combat team (ABCT) with roughly 1,160 personnel (3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division); elements of one combat aviation brigade with roughly 1,800 personnel (159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division). «Read the rest of this article»
Fort Campbell, KY – Brig. Gen. Mark Stammer, the acting commander of Fort Campbell, KY, while the 101st Airborne Division is deployed to Afghanistan, held a press conference yesterday to discuss the Upcoming Force Reduction and Reorganization Strategy that will see the 101st Airborne Division lose the storied 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahees”.
The 101st Airborne Division was quick to assure the community that this does not mean a mass loss of personnel from Fort Campbell as the Soldiers and other personnel will be redistributed among the remaining brigades both locally and within the Army, which will mean an increase in personnel for the remaining Brigade Combat Teams on post.
Specialist Jason Edens is killed in action in Afghanistan
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder respectfully announce the loss of Tennessee soldier, Specialist Jason K. Edens of Franklin, TN.
Edens died on April 26th, in Bethesda, Maryland from wounds he sustained during an enemy attack on his unit in Laghman province in Afghanistan on April 15th. The 22-year old Williamson County native was an Infantryman assigned to 1st Squadron, 13th Calvary Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.
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