Topic: Air Assault Badge
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
Fort 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.
101st Airborne Division
Fort Campbell, KY – 101st Airborne Division’s Sabalauski Air Assault School soldiers will welcome a new commander, Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 at 11:30am.
Capt. Matt Rivas, who has commanded the unit for the last two years, will pass the mantle of command to Capt. Kevin Gibbons in a ceremony at the school.
“Over the last two years it’s been my honor to oversee the training of over 3,800 students who earned the coveted Air Assault badge,” said Rivas. “I’m also proud of the team for developing the Air Assault symposium program to develop and share techniques across the division, building a new Sling Load Master course, and hosting the Secretary of the Army and numerous celebrities to share and promote the ‘Screaming Eagle’ culture.”
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Clarksville, TN – When Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s golf picks up the bags for the first round of the Golfweek Challenge in September, one of the Govs will be carrying more than just her clubs.
She’ll be carrying the memory of a fallen warrior.
Written by Col. John P. Cogbill
Fort Belvoir, VA – Innovation in the Army needs to come from the top down and the ground up, and Soldiers at all levels need freedom, time and equipment to make it happen.
Maintaining overmatch against any and all potential adversaries—known as an offset strategy—places a premium on new, potentially disruptive technologies. However, technology alone will not maintain the offset.
An effective and enduring offset will require a culture of innovation that enables critical thinking and the application of the myriad emerging military and commercial technologies to address the full spectrum of national security challenges in an increasingly hostile and complex world.
Fort Campbell, KY – A Soldier with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) was pronounced deceased May 14th, 2018. He was previously missing after a May 11th boating accident at Kentucky Lake in Golden Pond, Kentucky.
Pfc. Juwan Richardson, 20, of Gordon, Alabama, was a petroleum supply specialist in 2nd Brigade Combat Team, “Strike”. He joined the Army in 2016 and arrived at Fort Campbell in 2017. Decorations include National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Air Assault Badge.
Fort Campbell, KY – As the Fort Campbell garrison command sergeant major since February 2016, CSM Foster served as the senior enlisted adviser to the Fort Campbell garrison commander for all matters involving enlisted personnel.
CSM Foster entered the Army in July 1988 and was a career infantryman. His previous assignments include Fort Benning, Georgia; Fort Polk, Louisiana and Fort Bragg, North Carolina. CSM Foster also completed multiple assignments at Fort Campbell, Kentucky including 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, command sergeant major and 3rd Brigade Combat Team rear detachment command sergeant major during their 2015 deployment to Afghanistan.
Clarksville, TN – ROTC Cadet Zachary C. Lepley was presented the 2017 Command Sgt. Maj. Darol Walker Award during a breakfast ceremony held April 27th at Austin Peay State University.
Lepley is pursuing his Bachelor of Science in political science with a minor in military science from APSU.
Fort Campbell, KY – Two 101st Airborne Division Soldiers were shot and killed at approximately 6:30pm Thursday in Oak Grove, Kentucky.
The two Soldiers have been identified as Spc. Priscilla A. East, 32, of Missouri City, Texas, and Spc. Christopher R. Hoch, 28, of Ferndale, Michigan. Hoch was posthumously promoted to the rank of sergeant.
East was a health care specialist who joined the Army in March 2011 and arrived at Fort Campbell in August 2014. Her awards and decorations include the Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Service Ribbon.
Clarksville, TN – The recipient of the 2016 Command Sgt. Maj. Darol Walker Award at Austin Peay State University is ROTC Cadet Jose Ramoslopez, a decorated career soldier.
Ramoslopez, born in Puerto Rico, will graduate May 6th from APSU with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree and a minor in military science.
Fort Campbell, KY – Two 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) pilots who were killed December 2nd as a result of a helicopter crash near Fort Campbell have been identified.
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Alex Caraballoleon, 35, a native of Patillas, Puerto Rico, enlisted in the Army in 2003 as an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter mechanic. During his six years as an enlisted Soldier, Caraballoleon served in numerous assignments, achieving the rank of sergeant, before being selected to attend the Warrant Officer Candidate School in 2009.
Following commissioning as a warrant officer and completion of the Rotary Wing Aviators Course, he served as an Apache attack helicopter pilot with Company B, 1st Battalion, and 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell.
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