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The Great Tennessee Air Show Flies On for Fallen Angel

 

The Great Tennessee Air ShowSmyrna, TN – On Sunday, June 5th, 2016 the sun finally arrived at The Great Tennessee Air Show. The popular Mid-Tenn attraction needed it after a week when tragedy struck the event and loomed over it like a sad black cloud. On Thursday, Pilot Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss was killed when his Blue Angels jet crashed at 3:01pm near Smyrna Airport.

This brought an unprecedented media spotlight as the world famous flight team pulled out leaving fans and organizers to grapple with whether or not the show should go on in light of the ill-fated accident.

The Great Tennessee Air Show was held on Sunday, June 5th, 2016.

The Great Tennessee Air Show was held on Sunday, June 5th, 2016.

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The Great Tennessee Airshow Is Set to Take Flight in Smyrna

 

The Great Tennessee Air ShowSmyrna, TN – The Great Tennessee Air Show has announced its complete powerhouse lineup for the 2016 show happening Saturday, June 4th and Sunday, June 5th at Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport. The beloved family outing for aviation enthusiasts will consist of a schedule of top air show talent featuring fan favorites such as the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team and Breitling Jet Team.

The Great Tennessee Air Show was rebranded in 2005 and prior events in Smyrna were known as Tennessee Aviation Days going all the way back to 1970. So, there is a long tradition of high-flying fun in the region and this year promises to be the best yet.

U.S. Navy Blue Angels to perform at The Great Tennessee Air Show in Smyrna

U.S. Navy Blue Angels to perform at The Great Tennessee Air Show in Smyrna

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101st Airborne Division run kicks off 2012 Week of the Eagles

 

Thousands come out to cheer on the Troops

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The “Screaming Eagles” of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) kicked off the 2012 Week of the Eagles and their 70th Anniversary at 6:30am, August 10th with a division run lead by Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division.

Family and friends were along the street at the Division Headquarters cheering the soldiers along. As they came by, you could hear the cadences the soldiers were running to.

The total number of soldiers taking part in the run was estimated at just over 20,000. It was a sight to behold.

Fort Campbell kicked off the 2012 Week of the Eagles with a Division Run.

Fort Campbell kicked off the 2012 Week of the Eagles with a Division Run.

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Fort Campbell’s 2nd Batalion, 506th Infantry Regiment and 159th CAB rehearse for Air Assault Demostration for Week of the Eagles Air Show

 

Video by Spc. Bradley Parrish
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

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Fort Campbell, KY – U.S. Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division and the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade conduct a rehearsal for the Air Assault demonstration August 7th, 2012 at Fort Campbell, KY, for the upcoming Week of the Eagles air show set to take place August 11th, 2012.

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Fort Campbell’s Week of the Eagles MWR and VFW 2012 Air Show

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – While Week of the Eagles 2012 will kick-off with the Division Run, starting at 6:30am August 10th, Saturday, August 11th, is the day to be on post! Gates will open for the Fort Campbell Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and Veterans of Foreign Wars Air Show at 8:00am at the Campbell Army Air Field here. A Health and Wellness Fair will also begin at 9:00am near the air field.

The air show will begin at 10:00am with opening ceremonies, posting of the colors, and a welcome from the Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, KY Maj. Gen. James C. McConville; followed by the National Anthem and a performance from the Liberty Jump Team.

Week of the Eagles Air Show

Week of the Eagles Air Show

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101st Airborne Division Week of the Eagles starts August 10th

 

Written by 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell's Week of the EaglesFort Campbell, KY – The “Screaming Eagles” of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will host the 2012 Week of the Eagles, August 10th-17th, 2012, at Fort Campbell, KY, to reflect upon all that the division’s Soldiers have achieved since the unit was created with no history, but with a “Rendezvous with Destiny.”

“Week of the Eagles is a time for 101st Soldiers of the past and present to come together and reflect on the great legacy of the 101st Airborne Division,” said Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

“This year is particularly significant because it coincides with the 70th anniversary of the division. We invite all Soldiers, families and friends to participate and experience Week of the Eagles 2012.”

2012 Week of the Eagles

2012 Week of the Eagles

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Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division gears up for Week of the Eagles 2012

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – “The 101st Airborne Division […] has no history, but it has a rendezvous with destiny,” Maj. Gen. William C. Lee told troops during an address August 19th, 1942. Since that historic day at Camp Claiborne, LA, the Screaming Eagles have had many a rendezvous with destiny, and this year the storied division and the Fort Campbell community will mark the 70th anniversary of the unit’s inception during the 2012 Week of the Eagles: A history of valor.

“Week of the Eagles is a time for 101st soldiers of the past and present to come together and reflect on the great legacy of the 101st Airborne Division,” said Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). “This year is particularly significant because it coincides with the 70th anniversary of the division. We invite all soldiers, families and friends to participate and experience Week of the Eagles 2012.”

The Army Aviation Heritage Foundations Sky Soldiers Cobra Demonstration Team at Week of the Eagles.

The Army Aviation Heritage Foundations Sky Soldiers Cobra Demonstration Team at Week of the Eagles.

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