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101st Airborne Division Welcomes Major General Brian Winski as New Commanding General

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The historic and accomplished 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) welcomed its 47th commanding general Thursday, February 14th, 2019, as Major General Andrew Poppas relinquished command to Major General Brian Winski.

Under Poppas’ leadership, the 101st Airborne Division deployed Soldiers to combat, contingency and peacekeeping missions around the world, to include Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan, dozens of training and partnership missions on the African and European continents, and hurricane and disaster relief missions in Puerto Rico and the United States. He spoke to the thousands of “Screaming Eagle” Soldiers, Veterans and community members who assembled for the ceremony at Fort Campbell’s parade field.

Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson, acting commanding general for U.S. Forces Command, hands the "Screaming Eagle" colors to Maj. Gen. Brian Winski, as he assumes command of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Feb. 14, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Winski succeeds Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, who, after commanding the world's only air assault division for the past two years, will move on to the Pentagon, as the director of operations for the Joint Staff. (Sgt. James Griffin, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson, acting commanding general for U.S. Forces Command, hands the “Screaming Eagle” colors to Maj. Gen. Brian Winski, as he assumes command of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Feb. 14, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Winski succeeds Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, who, after commanding the world’s only air assault division for the past two years, will move on to the Pentagon, as the director of operations for the Joint Staff. (Sgt. James Griffin, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division to Welcome New Commanding General Brian Winski

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 46th commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Major General Andrew Poppas, will relinquish command of the world’s only air assault division to Major General Brian Winski, in a ceremony at Fort Campbell on Thursday, February 14th at 1:00pm

Under Poppas’ leadership, the 101st Airborne Division deployed Soldiers to combat, contingency and peacekeeping missions around the world, to include Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan, dozens of training and partnership missions on the African and European continents, and hurricane and disaster relief missions in Puerto Rico and the United States.

Major General Brian Winski to become the next commander of the 101st Airborne Division.

Major General Brian Winski to become the next commander of the 101st Airborne Division.

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Downtown Commons Ice Rink to host Mayor vs. General Second Annual Broomball Game, January 16th

 

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Downtown Commons Ice RinkMontgomery County, TN – The public is invited to attend the second annual Broomball match between Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett and Fort Campbell’s Major General Andrew Poppas to a backyard broomball game on January 16th, 2019 at 6:00pm at the Downtown Commons Winter Ice Rink.

Broomball is a variation of ice hockey played on ice without skates and with brooms and a ball instead of sticks and a puck. Running around in shoes on ice while trying to “sweep” a ball into a goal presents a unique challenge that includes a lot of slipping, sliding and falling.

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101st Airborne Division to Uncase Colors after Afghanistan Deployment, December 19th

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will uncase its colors during a ceremony open to the public and media at Fort Campbell’s McAuliffe Hall, the 101st Airborne Division headquarters, 10:30am, December 19th, 2018.

An Army tradition, the ceremonial uncasing of the Division’s colors represents its return to Fort Campbell following a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

More than 250 Soldiers from the Division’s headquarters served at the fore of the conditions-based U.S. South Asia Strategy and the NATO-led, 41-nation Resolute Support mission.

More than 250 101st Airborne Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion solders to return to Fort Campbell from Afghanistan.

More than 250 101st Airborne Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion solders to return to Fort Campbell from Afghanistan.

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101st Airborne Division Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade farewells Stanley Sliwinski, welcomes Stephanie Barton

 

Written by 1st Lt. Verniccia Ford
101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

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Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Col. Stanley Sliwinski relinquished command of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade to Col. Stephanie Barton during a change of command ceremony attended by NATO Resolute Support Mission and U.S Forces-Afghanistan Soldiers and friends of the brigade, August 26th.

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, the Resolute Support deputy chief of staff for operations and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander, officiated the ceremony by presenting Sliwinski a Bronze Star and Legion of Merit award for his accomplishments while serving as the brigade commander for the last 26 months.

Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony McAdoo passes the Brigade guidon to the outgoing Brigade Commander Colonel Stanley J. Sliwinski during a change of command ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 26. The change of command ceremony represents the transfer of responsibility and authority from the outgoing commander, Col. Stanley J. Sliwinski to Col. Stephanie A. Barton. (Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne Public Affairs)

Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony McAdoo passes the Brigade guidon to the outgoing Brigade Commander Colonel Stanley J. Sliwinski during a change of command ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 26. The change of command ceremony represents the transfer of responsibility and authority from the outgoing commander, Col. Stanley J. Sliwinski to Col. Stephanie A. Barton. (Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division assumes Afghanistan mission, looks to enable enemy reconciliation

 

Written by Master Sgt. Tanya Polk
U.S. Forces Afghanistan

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) colors unfurled at Bagram Airfield, April 15th, during a ceremony that marked the beginning the unit’s fourth deployment to Afghanistan in the last decade.

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims, 101st Airborne Division senior enlisted leader, uncased the division headquarters’ colors during a transfer of authority ceremony, officially assuming their new mission from the 3rd Infantry Division.

“The 101st Airborne Division is ready for this new ‘Rendezvous with Destiny,'” said Poppas during the ceremony. “Since the day I took command, our future was written, and we knew we were returning to Afghanistan and have trained specifically for this mission.”

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims, 101st Abn. Div. senior enlisted leader, unfurl the division headquarters' colors, April 15, during a transfer of authority ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (Staff Sgt. Lerone Simmons, U.S. Forces Afghanistan)

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims, 101st Abn. Div. senior enlisted leader, unfurl the division headquarters’ colors, April 15, during a transfer of authority ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (Staff Sgt. Lerone Simmons, U.S. Forces Afghanistan)

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101st Airborne Division Headquarters prepares to Deploy, Cases Colors

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Major General Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander and Command Sergant Major Todd Sims, 101st Airborne Division senior enlisted leader, cased the division headquarters’ colors, April 3rd, 2018 at McAuliffe Hall, in advance of the unit’s next “Rendezvous with Destiny,” a deployment to Afghanistan.

“The next stop for our colors once we case them is back in Bagram, where we have fought and dominated before,” said Poppas before furling the Screaming Eagle colors in front of hundreds of onlookers who attended the ritualistic ceremony. “This is nothing new for the 101st. In the 17 years of continuous combat, the 101st is the most deployed division.”

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims, 101st Abn. Div. senior enlisted leader, case the division headquarters’ colors, April 3, at McAuliffe Hall, in advance of the unit’s deployment, its fourth to Afghanistan in the last decade. (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims, 101st Abn. Div. senior enlisted leader, case the division headquarters’ colors, April 3, at McAuliffe Hall, in advance of the unit’s deployment, its fourth to Afghanistan in the last decade. (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division receives visit from Business Executives for National Security

 

Written by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Members of the Business Executives for National Security visited Fort Campbell, March 7th, 2018 for a tour of the installation and to gain a better understanding of the unique capabilities the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) provides to the U.S. Army.

During their visit, BENS members received an aerial tour of the installation and had the opportunity to visit The Sabalauski Air Assault School, which provided an overview of the division’s air assault capabilities.

“An Air Assault operation is a complex, combined arms operation requiring absolute precision in a three dimensional framework,” said Major General Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division commander. “The division wide focus and dedicated training of the world’s only Air Assault division ensures this operation can be conducted in any environment. When executed correctly, it puts our nation’s foes in an untenable position.”

Micheal Tritt, a member of the Business Executives for National Security and president of Lane Power & Energy Solutions Inc., fires an MP5 suppressed submachine gun at Range 70, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, March 7, as part of an overall tour of the installation. (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Micheal Tritt, a member of the Business Executives for National Security and president of Lane Power & Energy Solutions Inc., fires an MP5 suppressed submachine gun at Range 70, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, March 7, as part of an overall tour of the installation. (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Headquarters to case colors for Afghanistan deployment

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Major General Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander and Command Sergeant Major Todd Sims, 101st Airborne Division senior enlisted leader, will case the division headquarters’ colors, April 3rd, at McAuliffe Hall, in advance of the unit’s next “Rendezvous with Destiny,” a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

“The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) remains, as it did 75 years ago when it was forged during the maelstrom of World War II, ready to answer the call to fight and win our nation’s wars,” said Poppas, after the Department of the Army announced the Screaming Eagles’ Spring deployment, January 10th. “We know the terrain, we know our partners and we know our mission.”

Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), speaks to Soldiers and local community members during the division's color casing ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, Feb. 25, 2016. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), speaks to Soldiers and local community members during the division’s color casing ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, Feb. 25, 2016. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell wins Broomball Challenge at Downtown Commons Ice Rink

 

Downtown CommonsMontgomery County, TN – Major General Andrew Poppas and his 101st Airborne Division team won the inaugural Mayor vs Major Broomball game at the Downtown Commons ice rink Wednesday night, January 10th, 2 to 1 in overtime.

TRC Executive Director Norman Quirion commented after the game, “What an event. I’m going to say there were at least 300 people out here, and the condition of the ice made tonight’s game more competitive than expected. It wasn’t a high-scoring game, but the competition was real.”

Fort Campbell and Montgomery County competed in Clarksville’s first ever broomball match at the Downtown Commons outdoor ice skating rink.

Fort Campbell and Montgomery County competed in Clarksville’s first ever broomball match at the Downtown Commons outdoor ice skating rink.

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