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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 Soldiers to deploy for short-notice exercise

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will deploy approximately 160 Soldiers to Fort Knox, Kentucky, in support of an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise (EDRE) to be held there.

The Soldiers, from the division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team, are projected to deploy Tuesday, April 20th, 2021.

“We have a crucial responsibility to be ready when the nation calls on us,” said Lt. Col. Kari McEwen, division public affairs officer. “This exercise is an opportunity for us to train the same procedures we use to conduct short-notice deployments anywhere in the world.”

Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) "Screaming Eagles". (Sam Shore)

Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) “Screaming Eagles”. (Sam Shore)

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers receive Honors above Army-Wide Rate

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs Staff

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) recently completed Expert Infantryman Badge and Expert Soldier Badge training and testing, during which the division performed above the Army-wide benchmark for both awards.

The 101st Airborne Divison’s pass rate for the ESB was 25 percent. Army-wide pass rates hover between 12 to 18 percent, according to the ESB test management office, with statistics updated as new training events are conducted.

EIB pass rates also outperformed the average, at 27 percent. Average EIB rates are similar to ESB rates.

Expert Soldier Badge candidate Maj. James Lucas plots navigation points on his map during ESB land navigation testing at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Capt. Steven Guevara, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault))

Expert Soldier Badge candidate Maj. James Lucas plots navigation points on his map during ESB land navigation testing at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Capt. Steven Guevara, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault))

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101st Airborne Division conducts 100% COVID-19 Testing for Training Deployment

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs Staff

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell today, Monday, July 27th, 2020, began 100% COVID-19 testing for more than 4,000 Soldiers preparing for a training deployment.

The division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team, “Strike,” will deploy as part of a regular scheduled rotation to the Army’s Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana. The deployment begins in early August and ends in early September.

Any Soldiers who test positive will be immediately isolated and remain at Fort Campbell until cleared by medical professionals.

A 101st Airborne Division Soldier receives a COVID test at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, July 27th. The Soldier is one of more than 4,000 Soldiers who will receive a mandatory COVID test prior to a deployment to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana. Soldiers who test positive will remain in isolation at Fort Campbell until cleared by medical professionals. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin Navin)

A 101st Airborne Division Soldier receives a COVID test at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, July 27th. The Soldier is one of more than 4,000 Soldiers who will receive a mandatory COVID test prior to a deployment to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana. Soldiers who test positive will remain in isolation at Fort Campbell until cleared by medical professionals. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin Navin)

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101st Airborne Soldiers to deploy for training following 100% COVID Testing

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs Staff

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell will deploy a brigade combat team of Soldiers to Fort Polk, Louisiana, in August, following 100% COVID testing at Fort Campbell.

The division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team, “Strike,” will deploy. The deployment is a training exercise that tests the brigade’s ability to fight as a team, and is part of a regular scheduled rotation to the Army’s Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk.

The deployment begins in early August and ends in early September.

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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 Soldiers, Retirees lend hand to Support Community

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers and retirees are giving back to their community by volunteering at the Fort Campbell Child Nutrition Program food distribution sites, helping to package and hand out meals while following COVID-19 Coronavirus safety protocols.

To support Army Families during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, the Fort Campbell Child Nutrition Program is offering free grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals for children up to the age of 18.

Soldiers with the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program and even retirees have joined the volunteer force to help keep distribution sites running.

Specialist Matthew Dove, vice president of the Fort Campbell BOSS program, helps package free grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals for children ages 18 and younger, April 16, at Barsanti Elementary School. The free food distribution is part of the Fort Campbell Child Nutrition Program. (Emily LaForme, Fort Campbell Courier)

Specialist Matthew Dove, vice president of the Fort Campbell BOSS program, helps package free grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals for children ages 18 and younger, April 16, at Barsanti Elementary School. The free food distribution is part of the Fort Campbell Child Nutrition Program. (Emily LaForme, Fort Campbell Courier)

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers share personal ties to Battle of the Bulge

 

U.S. Army EuropeBastogne, Belgium – Seventy-five years ago in Bastogne, Belgium, German soldiers captured American Pfc. Marold Peterson of the 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division.

Peterson escaped from the work camp where we was held prisoner, only to be captured again and killed by Hitler Youth.

Sgt. Travis Paice, the great-grandson of Peterson, said it is surreal to be in Bastogne where Peterson lived his last moments.

“Maybe he was standing right where I stood,” Paice, a Soldier with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, said.

Sgt. Coleton Jones of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101 Airborne Division, center, meets reenactors at a community event at the Bastogne Barracks in Bastogne, Belgium. The event took place before the parade commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the World War II Battle of the Bulge. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt, Erica Earl)

Sgt. Coleton Jones of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101 Airborne Division, center, meets reenactors at a community event at the Bastogne Barracks in Bastogne, Belgium. The event took place before the parade commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the World War II Battle of the Bulge. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt, Erica Earl)

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101st Airborne Division to Host First Ceremony at Relocated Gander Memorial

 

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Members of the media and the public are invited to attend the 34th Anniversary Gander Memorial remembrance ceremony, Thursday, December 12th, 2019 at Fort Campbell. This will be the first ceremony held at the recently relocated memorial. 

The memorial consists of two monuments and 256 Canadian sugar maple trees. It was built to honor the memory of the 248 Soldiers and eight crew members who lost their lives when Arrow Air Flight 1285 crashed in Gander, Newfoundland, shortly after takeoff on the morning of December 12th, 1985.

The new Gander Memorial on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, December 5th, 2019. The memorial tree park consists of 256 trees, representing the 248 Soldiers and eight civilians who were killed in a 1985 airplane crash in Gander, Newfoundland. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin Navin)

The new Gander Memorial on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, December 5th, 2019. The memorial tree park consists of 256 trees, representing the 248 Soldiers and eight civilians who were killed in a 1985 airplane crash in Gander, Newfoundland. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin Navin)

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Fort Campbell Soldiers Build Continuity Across Air Assault Division during Operation Eagle Wrench

 

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – It is not uncommon for Army brigades to have healthy competition amongst Soldiers when they are required to be in the same room for an extended period of time but during this operation there has been nothing but teamwork and willingness to learn across the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) footprint. Maintenance Soldiers are sharing their wealth of knowledge of technical expertise with one another.

Members of the 101st Sustainment Brigade command team visit the 584th Support Maintenance Company to get a better understanding of Operation Eagle Wrench. The operation is an effort to improve vehicle and maintenance readiness across the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). (Sgt. Aimee Nordin, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Members of the 101st Sustainment Brigade command team visit the 584th Support Maintenance Company to get a better understanding of Operation Eagle Wrench. The operation is an effort to improve vehicle and maintenance readiness across the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). (Sgt. Aimee Nordin, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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