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U.S. Army moves to reclaim lost time in Modernization Programs

 

U.S. ArmyWashington, D.C. – Signature modernization programs remain on track to deliver capabilities to Soldiers, despite facing delays due to the coronavirus, Army leaders said Thursday.

Some of the more than 30 programs have already postponed tests, including Soldier-input events, as a result of safety concerns and supply chain challenges.

The service, though, plans to make up for lost time to stay on schedule, said Gen. John M. Murray, commander of Army Futures Command.

Army Futures Command demonstrates the Integrated Visual Augmentation System on November 6th, 2019. The Army is working closely with industry partners to fulfill critical modernization programs on time, all while reviewing procedures to mitigate future delays amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Luke Allen)

Army Futures Command demonstrates the Integrated Visual Augmentation System on November 6th, 2019. The Army is working closely with industry partners to fulfill critical modernization programs on time, all while reviewing procedures to mitigate future delays amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Luke Allen)

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Fort Campbell Garrison Command Sergeant Major Change of Responsibility Ceremony Monday, June 23rd

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Command Sergeant Major Stephen Bower will relinquish responsibility and authority as command sergeant major of the Fort Campbell Garrison, a component of the Installation Management Command, to Command Sergeant Major Gabriel Espinosa at a ceremony in front of the Garrison Headquarters, Monday, June 23rd at 3:00pm.

Command Sgt. Maj. Espinosa joins the Fort Campbell Garrison Command Group from Fort Riley, KS, where he was the Battalion Command Sgt. Maj. for 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery, and, most recently, the Command Sgt. Maj. of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.

(L to R) Command Sergeant Major Stephen Bower and Command Sergeant Major Gabriel Espinosa.

(L to R) Command Sergeant Major Stephen Bower and Command Sergeant Major Gabriel Espinosa.

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President Obama Awards the Congressional Medal of Honor to 24 Army Veterans Who Were Victims of Discrimination

 

The White HouseWashington, DC – Yesterday afternoon, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to 24 Army veterans in recognition of their valor during major combat operations in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

Each veteran honored yesterday had already received the Distinguished Service Cross – the nation’s second-highest military award – but 19 of them were previously overlooked for the Medal of Honor due to their racial or ethnic backgrounds. Yesterday’s ceremony follows a 12-year Pentagon review, ordered by Congress, of past discrimination in the military. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell Reassures Community over Planned 4th Brigade Combat Team Inactivation

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division4th Brigade Combat Team - CurraheeFort 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.

Brig. Gen. Mark Stammer, the acting commander of Fort Campbell, KY, while the 101st Airborne Division is deployed to Afghanistan

Brig. Gen. Mark Stammer, the acting commander of Fort Campbell, KY, while the 101st Airborne Division is deployed to Afghanistan

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101st Airborne Division assumes command of Regional Command-East, Afghanistan

 

Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBagram, Afghanistan – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), known famously as the “Screaming Eagles,” assumed responsibility of the combined joint task force in eastern Afghanistan March 14th in a ceremony on Bagram Air Field.

Combined Joint Task Force-101, will operate in Regional Command – East, an area roughly the size of Virginia, which includes 14 provinces and 7.5 million Afghans.

The 1st Infantry Division wrapped up its yearlong deployment and will be heading back to Fort Riley, Kansas.

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. James C. McConville and U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Alonzo J. Smith (forefront), the command team of 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Combined Joint Task Force-101, salute the unit’s flag at a transfer of authority ceremony at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, March 14th, 2013. The 101st Airborne Division assumed responsibility of Regional Command-East from the 1st Infantry Division. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David J. Overson, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. James C. McConville and U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Alonzo J. Smith (forefront), the command team of 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Combined Joint Task Force-101, salute the unit’s flag at a transfer of authority ceremony at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, March 14th, 2013. The 101st Airborne Division assumed responsibility of Regional Command-East from the 1st Infantry Division. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David J. Overson, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division begins latest Rendezvous with Destiny

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Hartman
115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionParwan Province, Afghanistan — The casing ceremony for the outgoing 1st Infantry Division headquarters battalion and the uncasing ceremony for the incoming 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) headquarters battalion, took place at Bagram Airfield, February 28th.

With its battalion colors cased, the 1st Infantry Division headquarters battalion continues its redeployment to Kansas, while the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) headquarters battalion begins its latest rendezvous with destiny.

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Tonika Scott-Morris (left), and Lt. Col. Scott Noon, Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) command team, uncase the unit flag during the casing ceremony for the division headquarters battalion for the outgoing 1st Infantry Division and the uncasing ceremony for the division headquarters battalion for the incoming 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Feb. 28, 2013, at Bagram Airfield.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Hartman, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Tonika Scott-Morris (left), and Lt. Col. Scott Noon, Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) command team, uncase the unit flag during the casing ceremony for the division headquarters battalion for the outgoing 1st Infantry Division and the uncasing ceremony for the division headquarters battalion for the incoming 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Feb. 28, 2013, at Bagram Airfield. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Hartman, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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Colors Casing Ceremony to Mark End of 71-year Armor Era at Fort Knox

 

Fort Knox KYFort Knox, KY – After 71 years at Fort Knox, the U.S. Army Armor School will case its flags at 9:00am on June 10th at Brooks Parade Field here, marking the transition of the last remaining Armor School elements here to their new home at Fort Benning, GA.

Fort Knox’s longtime identity as the Home of Armor and Cavalry changed with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure announcement, or BRAC, which directed that by September 2011 Fort Knox would no longer retain the armor and cavalry training mission. «Read the rest of this article»

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