Written by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Pubilc Affairs
Fort Campbell, KY – Command Sergeant Major Gregory Nowak became the 34th command sergeant major of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during an assumption of responsibility ceremony at McAuliffe Hall, the division headquarters, here October 9th.
Soldiers of the division, along with Families and members of the Fort Campbell community, gathered to welcome Nowak, who comes to the division from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division at Camps Casey and Hovey in the Republic of Korea.
Command Sergeant Major Gregory Nowak assumes responsibility as the 34th command sergeant major of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during a ceremony held at McAuliffe Hall, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Oct. 9, 2014. (Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)
Bagram, Afghanistan – Combined Joint Task Force 101 (CJTF-101) Commanding General, Maj. Gen. James C. McConville and Command Sgt. Maj. Alonzo Smith took a few moments from their busy schedule to send a Holiday Season from Bagram, Afghanistan to the Families back home.
The 101st Airborne Division is currently in the middle of a deployment helping ready the Afghan forces to take over responsibility for their own security.
Written by Sgt. Jon Heinrich
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs
Fort Campbell, KY – Rain and lightning may have canceled all the softball games Monday, but it did little to dampen the spirits of the players.
Competitors showed up to muddy fields Tuesday morning ready to play in the Week of the Eagles 2012 Softball Tournament at North Sports complex here.
Thirteen teams representing the various brigades, division, medical, chemical and military police played strongly, but in the end 2nd Brigade Combat Team came out the winner of the tournament against 4th Brigade Combat Team.
First Sgt. Frederick Jones, first sergeant for Company C, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, hits the ball during a game against 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div. Aug. 15 at North Sports Complex here. The softball game was the Championship Match for the Week of the Eagles 2012 Softball Tournament and was won by 2nd BCT. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)
Written By Sgt. Joe Padula
2nd Brigade Combat Team PAO
Fort Campbell, KY – “You’ve found in one another, a bond, that exists only in combat, among brothers,” said Cpl. Joseph Liebgott, from the TV mini-series, “Band of Brothers.”
The bonds that were formed on the Kandahar battlefield created a strong connection between the Strike Soldiers, which continues today, especially with those wounded during the Afghanistan surge, which are now healing in other units.
The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), maintain the bond with their wounded warriors and held its wounded warrior lunch at the Strike Dining Facility, January 12th, where the wounded and Strike Soldiers ate together, reconnected with their units and confirmed they are still a part of the Strike family.
Command Sgt. Maj. Alonzo Smith, command sergeant major, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101 Airborne Division (Air Assault) and 12-Strike Wounded Warriors, stand in front of the Combined Task Force Strike Fallen Hero Monument during a visit back to Strike, Jan. 12th. The wounded warriors are currently assigned to Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion and still carry a strong bond with the 2nd BCT. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)
Written by Sgt. Joe Padula
2nd Brigade Combat Team PAO
Fort Campbell, KY – “Love is never wasted, love is never lost, love lives on and sees us through sorrow,” said President Ronald Reagan during the December 16th, 1985 Fort Campbell memorial service held for the victims of Arrow Airlines flight 1285, which killed 248 Screaming Eagle Soldiers, majority being from 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). “From the moment love is born, it is always with us, keeping us aloft in the time of flooding and strong in the time of trial.”
The Strike Brigade continues the love of its Gander fallen by honoring and recognizing the importance of their accomplishments more than a quarter of a century ago.
Col. Dan Walrath, commander, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Command Sgt. Major Alonzo Smith, command sergeant major, 2nd BCT, salute at Fort Campbell’s monument to the Gander tragedy during the annual remembrance ceremony, The names of the 248 Screaming Eagle Soldiers who died in the crash of Arrow Airlines flight 1285, December 12th, 1985, are etched into the face of the monument. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)
Written By Spc. Shawn Denham
PAO, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers train daily to perform to the best of their abilities and sometimes compete for special badges and professional recognition. These challenges present an opportunity for a Soldier to practice their skills and prove their competence in their line of work.
Medics from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), participated in the division’s Expert Field Medical Badge qualification October 5th.
Sgt. Matthew Baumann, with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), tests a the responses of a simulated casualty during testing for the Expert Field Medical Badge at Fort Campbell, KY, October 5th. Medics throughout the division competed together to earn the prestigious badge which represents their abilities and knowledge in combat medical care. (U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Shawn Denham, PAO, 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div.)