101st Airborne Division
Fort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) honored fallen Soldiers, veterans, and the men and women currently serving during The Week of the Eagles. Specifically, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) hosted a memorial ceremony to give homage to the Soldiers who paid the ultimate price for freedom.
Gone, but not forgotten is the message the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commanding general wants to echo throughout time. Maj. Gen. McGee lamented on the sacrifices of veterans.
“It’s only fitting that we honor our fallen comrades who have given their last for our Army, and this great division. We honor the works of all those who ever donned the Screaming Eagle patch with ceremony and devoted words, as 7800 boots still rest on the soil of the Division Headquarters, representing those who lost their lives defending this nation since September 11th, 2001 while nearly 700 of those boots representing Fort Campbell soldiers,” said McGee.
Fort Campbell, KY – Before the sun rises on the Bastogne footprint, the Snipes Dining Facility culinary experts of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), are preparing breakfast for more than 3,000 Soldiers.
May 14th, Col. Robert Born, 1st BCT commander, joined them and personally served every one of his Soldiers.
The morning starts early at 4:45am, when the chefs begin what is called cooks mount.
Sgt. 1st Class Jacob Connor
Fort Campbell, KY – Saturday morning brought cool temperatures and brisk winds, but that didn’t hinder the excitement among Screaming Eagle Soldiers who were selected to be a part of the annual turkey hunt here, hosted by the Military Officers Association of America.
Dressed in camouflage and armed with duck calls and rifles, nearly 60 Veterans and Soldiers from around the Fort Campbell area gathered at Kyle Lake. The focus of the event, build bonds based on shared passions between the young and experienced . . . and to hunt turkeys of course.
Fort Campbell, KY – Recently the Bastogne senior enlisted adviser, Command Sgt. Maj. Wray E. Gabelmann, briskly walked through the tinted glass doors of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), headquarters and warmly greeted the Soldiers manning the staff duty desk.
Gabelmann turned the corner and passed a wall of photos of past leaders of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), as he made his way into his office as he had done so many times in the past 30 months.
Bastogne, 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.
Fort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne” said farewell to Col. Derek Thomson and welcomed Col. Robert Born on Saturday, November 22nd, 2019 during a change of command ceremony.
Thomson, affectionately known as “Bastogne 6”, and his wife Erin, served the division with distinction for 2 years.
“Over the past 2 years on this journey one word comes to mind,” said Thomson. “Gratitude.”
Baghdad, Iraq – The 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne,” 101st Airborne Division, officially cased its colors and transitioned its mission to 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team “Arctic Wolves,” 25th Infantry Division, during a ceremony held September 25th, 2019 at Forward Operating Base Union III.
The casing of the colors signified the end of Bastogne’s current mission in Iraq, as they were a part of a regular rotation of forces that support the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve.
Baghdad, Iraq – On June 30th, 2019, Maj. Dana Lafarier ended his tour of duty in Iraq serving as the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division fire support officer.
Lafarier ended his tour in Iraq at six months in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. He served with the brigade stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky for two years.
“Dana is one of the most hardest working officers I have ever met”, said U.S. Army Col. Derek Thomson, deputy commander of Task Force Iraq and 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division commander.
Written by Staff Sgt. Cody Harding
Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division conducted live-fire exercises in the trenches of Fort Campbell’s Training Area January 15th to January 20th.
The exercises, which tested the battalion’s ability to breach, clear and organize in tight spaces, allowed the Soldiers to help build their team and unit cohesion, clear a large area of enemy forces and defend against a counterattack.
Written by Capt. Jason Welch
Baghdad, Iraq – The 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne,” 101st Airborne Division, from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, officially assumed the mission from the outgoing 3rd Cavalry Regiment “Brave Rifles” from Fort Hood, Texas, during a ceremony held January 23rd, 2019.
The transfer of authority was part of the regular rotation of forces that support the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve.
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