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101st Airborne Division to hold Change of Command Ceremony, Friday

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs Staff

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will conduct a change of command ceremony Friday, March 5th, 2021.

Maj. Gen. Brian Winski will relinquish command of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell to Maj. Gen. JP McGee.

The ceremony is scheduled for 2:00pm and will be live-streamed on www.facebook.com/101st

 

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James Salome retiring, Joseph Kuchan takes command at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Leejay Lockhart
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell garrison, which serves more than 26,000 Soldiers as well as more than 45,000 Family members, civilian employees and contractors, held a change of command ceremony at Wilson Theater Friday.

Colonel James “Rob” Salome, Fort Campbell’s garrison commander for the past two years, relinquished command to Col. Joseph Kuchan in a ceremony presided over by Brenda McCullough, director of Installation Management Command-Readiness.

Salome will retire after more than 23 years of Army service later in the year, while Kuchan is a familiar face at Fort Campbell, having most recently served as operations officer for the 101st Airborne Division.

Colonel James “Rob” Salome, Fort Campbell’s garrison commander for the past two years, addresses attendees at a retirement ceremony Friday held moments before he relinquished command of Fort Campbell to Col. Joseph Kuchan. Both Salome and Kuchan had served with the 101st Airborne Division before becoming garrison commander. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

Colonel James “Rob” Salome, Fort Campbell’s garrison commander for the past two years, addresses attendees at a retirement ceremony Friday held moments before he relinquished command of Fort Campbell to Col. Joseph Kuchan. Both Salome and Kuchan had served with the 101st Airborne Division before becoming garrison commander. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

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101st Airborne Division’s Task Force Strike M777 Howitzer Battery welcomes new Commander

 

Written by Maj. Ireka Sanders
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Kara Soar Base, Iraq – Artillerymen from Battery C, 1st Battalion 320th Field Artillery conducted a change of command ceremony at the Kara Soar Base, Iraq, July 25, 2016.

A change of command is a military tradition that represents a formal transfer of authority and responsibility for a unit from one commander to another. The passing of colors from an outgoing commander to an incoming one signifies the unit and its soldiers is never without official leadership, a continuation of trust, and also signifies an allegiance of soldiers to their unit’s commander.

Lt. Col. Charles W. Kean, left, commander, of 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Task Force Strike, passes the Battery C guidon to Capt. Joseph Berlin, center, symbolizing his new authority as the commander of the battery at Kara Soar Base, Iraq, July 25, 2016. Battery C’s mission in Iraq is to provide precision, surface-to-surface fires during Operation Inherent Resolve. (Maj. Ireka Sanders)

Lt. Col. Charles W. Kean, left, commander, of 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Task Force Strike, passes the Battery C guidon to Capt. Joseph Berlin, center, symbolizing his new authority as the commander of the battery at Kara Soar Base, Iraq, July 25, 2016. Battery C’s mission in Iraq is to provide precision, surface-to-surface fires during Operation Inherent Resolve. (Maj. Ireka Sanders)

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Fort Campbell’s 52nd Ordnance Group gets New Command, Mission

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Angel D. Martinez
20th CBRNE Command

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Fort Campbell, KY – Col. Mark Faria accepted command of the 52nd Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) from Col. Marty L. Muchow during a change of command ceremony at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, February 18th.

The 52nd will be deploying in the next few weeks, and Faria’s main focus is on the success of this mission.

Col. Mark Faria accepted command of the 52d Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group from Col. Marty L. Muchow during a Change of Command ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky., Feb. 18. (Courtesy Photo)

Col. Mark Faria accepted command of the 52d Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group from Col. Marty L. Muchow during a Change of Command ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky., Feb. 18. (Courtesy Photo)

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Fort Campbell’s 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment changes Command

 

Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), participated in a change of command ceremony August 2nd at the division parade field on Fort Campbell, KY.

During the ceremony, Lt. Col. Jared J. Galazin, the outgoing battalion commander, relinquished command to Lt. Col. Timothy Shaffer, the incoming commander.

Col. Edward O’Neill, commander of the 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, passes the battalion colors to Lt. Col. Timothy Shaffer, incoming commander of the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart/U.S. Army)

Col. Edward O’Neill, commander of the 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, passes the battalion colors to Lt. Col. Timothy Shaffer, incoming commander of the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart/U.S. Army)

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Fort Campbell Rakkasans to get new Leaders

 

Written by Army Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – The change of command and change of responsibility ceremony is a time honored tradition within the Army.

Leaders pass on their responsibility for taking care of and training Soldiers to new leadership after they serve their time within that position.

Leaders, both commissioned and noncommissioned, within 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasan,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), will not only pass their responsibilities over to new leaders, but also their knowledge, their strengths and the commitment of upholding the legacy of being a Rakkasan. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell Garrison Change of Command

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Garrison Commander Col. Perry C. Clark will relinquish command of U.S. Army Garrison Fort Campbell, Kentucky to Col. David “Buck” Dellinger, Monday, July 9th, 2012 at the Garrison Headquarters building.

Clark has been garrison commander of Fort Campbell since July 2009. His next assignment will be with the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq, to work as a military advisor to the Iraqi Special Forces. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners” to conduct Change of Command Ceremony

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Sustainment Brigade, the U.S. Army’s premiere logistics unit, will conduct a change of command ceremony June 20th, 2012 at the Division Parade Field here.

Outgoing commander, Col. Michael P. Peterman, will officially relinquish command to Col. Charles Hamilton at the ceremony. «Read the rest of this article»

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to hold Change of Command

 

Col. John P. Cook to relinquish command to Col. Paul R. Cordts

Blanchfield Army Hospital - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s (BACH) commander Col. John P. Cook will relinquish command to Col. Paul R. Cordts July 27th at 9:00am at BACH’s emergency center lawn. Parking for the event will be located in the overflow parking lot off Bastogne Avenue’s entrance to the hospital.

Cook has served as the commander for the USA Medical Activity at Fort Campbell since July 11th, 2009. «Read the rest of this article»

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101st Combat Aviation Brigade Welcomes New Commander

 

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) held a change of command ceremony on Friday June 24th, 2011, Col. William K. Gayler relinquished command to Col. Paul Bontrager before the entire brigade.

Gayler has commanded the 101st CAB since 2009. During his tenure, the brigade deployed to southern Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Under Gayler’s command, the brigade provided Army aviation support for U.S. and NATO operations in Regional Command-South, West and Southwest from February 2010 to March 2011.

Col. Bontrager receives the command of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade from Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell, the commander of the 101st Airborne Division

Col. Bontrager receives the command of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade from Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell, the commander of the 101st Airborne Division

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