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Fort Campbell’s Eagle 6 Patriot’s Day message to the Clarksville Community

 

Written by Maj. Gen. James C. McConville
Commander, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Combined Joint Task Force 101 and Regional Command East, Afghanistan

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionAfghanistan – In Afghanistan, there is a steel beam from the towers of the World Trade Center in New York directly adjacent to the headquarters building of Regional Command – East (RC-East) and Combined Joint Task Force – 101 (CJTF-101). This beam, and the flags of our partner nations standing next to it like the flags in front of the United Nations buildings, is a reminder to every one of us why we are here.

We are here to ensure that our Nation and our global partners’ remain safe from the threat of terrorism and acts of violence by those in the world who would do us harm.

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Fort Campbell Currahee Soldiers receive Combat Patch on D-Day Anniversary

 

Written by U.S. Army National Guard Spc. Ryan Scott
129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionThe Currahees

Paktya Province, Afghanistan – The 101st Airborne Division combat patch was presented to Currahee Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Lightning, during a patching ceremony, June 6th.

On this day, 69 years ago, Currahee Soldiers participated in Operation Overlord, the invasion of Normandy, France.

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Funk, noncomissioned officer in charge, Forward Operating Base Lightning Base Defense Operations Center, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahee”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted a combat patching ceremony for the Currahee Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Lightning June 6th, 2013. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Ryan Scott, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Funk, noncomissioned officer in charge, Forward Operating Base Lightning Base Defense Operations Center, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahee”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted a combat patching ceremony for the Currahee Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Lightning June 6th, 2013. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Ryan Scott, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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The 159th Combat Aviation Brigade uncased their colors in a ceremony at Fort Campbell yesterday

 

159th Combat Aviation BrigadeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 159th Combat Aviation Brigade part of the 101st Airborne Division held a ceremony uncasing their unit colors at the Fort Campbell Army Airfield’s Passenger Processing Center on March 22nd.

The colors uncasing ceremony is a time-honored tradition that marks the final step of redeployment for the brigade from its yearlong mission providing rotary-wing aviation support throughout southern Afghanistan.

Col. Royar, the Commander of the 159th addressing the assembled soldiers and family members

Col. Royar, the Commander of the 159th addressing the assembled soldiers and family members

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DLA, RIC-GEO team up to simplify Afghan logistics

 

Written by Spc. Michael Vanpool
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – When the 101st Sustainment Brigade arrived in Afghanistan six months ago, the commander, Col. Michael Peterman, and his staff aimed their sights at simplifying the logistical battlefield after ten years of war.

They sought to work closely with other logistical elements in their area of responsibility, Regional Commands North, East and Capitol. The Lifeliners began to re-manage the storage of cargo and supplies on Bagram Air Field, in a project called BAF After Next.

Millions of dollars of unused equipment have been found on the Billing of Material Yard at Bagram Air Field. The 101st Sustainment Brigade set their sights on simplifying the logistical fielding with their "BAF After Next" concept. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes)

Millions of dollars of unused equipment have been found on the Billing of Material Yard at Bagram Air Field. The 101st Sustainment Brigade set their sights on simplifying the logistical fielding with their "BAF After Next" concept. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes)

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New literacy program educates Afghan children

 

Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Whitney Hughes
Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain) 
 
Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Afghan children participate in a new literacy program at the Egyptian Field Hospital. The program, which started about one month ago, is facilitated by members of the Combined Joint Task Force 101 Human Terrain Analysis Team to educate children who visit the Egyptian Hospital for Women and Children’s Day every Thursday and Sunday.

An Afghan child participates in a new literacy program at the Egyptian Field Hospital here Oct. 28th. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Whitney Hughes, Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain))

An Afghan child participates in a new literacy program at the Egyptian Field Hospital here Oct. 28th. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Whitney Hughes, Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain))

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CJTF–101 hosts first Career Counselor of Year Board in Afghanistan

 

Written by By U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Willene Orr
Combined Joint Task Force-101, 101st Airborne Division Command Career Counselor

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionRegional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – History was made October 12th-14th when Combined Joint Task Force–101 hosted the first Regional Command–East and 101st Airborne Division Career Counselor of the Year Board here.

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Calhoun of Visalia, CA, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Task Force Strike, was selected as the 101st Airborne Div. Career Counselor of the Year; and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Yelixa Mawhorr of Brooklyn, NY, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon, was selected as the RC-East Career Counselor of the Year.

There were 10 participants who competed at the board, which mirrored the components and events of the Headquarters, Forces Command Career Counselor of the Year board.

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Calhoun (center left) of Visalia, CA, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Task Force Strike, was selected as the 101st Airborne Div. Career Counselor of the Year; and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Yelixa Mawhorr (center right) of Brooklyn, NY, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon, was selected as the RC-East Career Counselor of the Year here Oct. 14th. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army)

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Calhoun (center left) of Visalia, CA, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Task Force Strike, was selected as the 101st Airborne Div. Career Counselor of the Year; and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Yelixa Mawhorr (center right) of Brooklyn, NY, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon, was selected as the RC-East Career Counselor of the Year here Oct. 14th. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army)

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