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CIA Director and former Eagle 6 Retired General David Petraeus returns to Fort Campbell August 17th

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division Retired Gen. David Petraeus, current director of the Central Intelligence Agency and a former commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)Fort Campbell, KY – Retired Gen. David Petraeus, current director of the Central Intelligence Agency and a former commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), will attend the retirement of Command Sgt. Maj. Marvin Hill, who served as the division command sergeant major during Petraeus’s tenure with the 101st, and the Division Review here, Friday, August 17th, capping off Week of the Eagles 2012: A History of Valor. «Read the rest of this article»

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New investigative and war reporting class comes to Austin Peay Center at Fort Campbell

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Early one morning in 2007, journalist Willy Stern arrived at a palace formerly owned by Saddam Hussein to go on a friendly jog with retired Gen. David Petraeus, then-commander of U.S. troops in Iraq.

The general’s public affairs officer referred to it as a social run – three miles at a slow pace. Nothing to worry about, right?

“I can do that,” Stern recalled. “So I’m standing outside the palace at 0600 hours and 17 Olympic athletes walk out. I started to realize, hey, I’m being hazed.”

Journalist Willy Stern

Journalist Willy Stern

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Eagle 6 recognizes Strike’s Four-Tour Veterans

 

Written by Spc. Shawn Denham
PAO, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division2nd Brigade Combat Team - Strike

Fort Campbell, KY – Most Soldiers expect to deploy at least once within their time in the Army. Two, maybe even three deployments are somewhat common for today’s Soldiers as well, but then there are the others who have deployed more times than this.

Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), who served during four deployments with the Strike Brigade, were recognized at Strike Academy earlier this month by Maj. Gen. James McConville, commander of the 101st Airborne Division.

Maj. Gen. James McConville, commander, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), shakes the hand of Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Dorsey with the 101st’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team who has deployed with Strike four separate times. McConville addressed the Strike Soldiers who served through four deployments, during a ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, earlier this month. (U.S. Army Photo By Sgt. Joe Padula, PAO, 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div.)

Maj. Gen. James McConville, commander, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), shakes the hand of Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Dorsey with the 101st’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team who has deployed with Strike four separate times. McConville addressed the Strike Soldiers who served through four deployments, during a ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, earlier this month. (U.S. Army Photo By Sgt. Joe Padula, PAO, 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div.)

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Providing better care for the community

 

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

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Balkh Province, Afghanistan – Local leaders of the Dehdadi District and the 101st Sustainment Brigade broke ground on renovations to the Dehdadi District Public Hospital.

The hospital renovations are being completed by a local workforce and will enhance the staff’s ability to care for Afghans in the area.

“This is the only free hospital around, so a lot of people come from the villages around,” said Dr. Khaleque, the hospital administrator.

Maj. Deidre Lockhart, medical operations officer for the 101st Sustainment Brigade, and Col. Michael Peterman, brigade commander, 101st Sus. Bde., Sayed Padshahy, a local contractor, and Dr. Khaleque, the hospital administrator, stand in the sole operating room at the Dehdadi District Public Hospital, September 6th. (Photo by Spc. Michael Vanpool)

Maj. Deidre Lockhart, medical operations officer for the 101st Sustainment Brigade, and Col. Michael Peterman, brigade commander, 101st Sus. Bde., Sayed Padshahy, a local contractor, and Dr. Khaleque, the hospital administrator, stand in the sole operating room at the Dehdadi District Public Hospital, September 6th. (Photo by Spc. Michael Vanpool)

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‘Mavericks’ deliver humanitarian aid to Afghan village

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Afghan truck drivers loaded their vehicles this past week with much-needed supplies from the Bagram Air Field Humanitarian Assistance Yard to support a humanitarian aid mission in Regional Command North.

The 142nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, spear-headed the relief effort to provide rice, beans, flour, cooking oil, coal, tarps, prayer rugs and hygiene for the villagers in the town of Sar –E Pol, located in the Balkh province, said Navy Chief Petty Officer Tychicious Turner, non-commissioned officer in charge for the Bagram Humanitarian Assistance Yard.

Staff Sgt. William Lyons of the 584th Supply Maintenance Company, 142nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, loads bags of flour into the back of a truck Bagram Humanitarian Yard. The battalion recently sent more than 600,000 pounds of supplies to a local village of Sar-E Pol, which was suffering from a drought. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes)

Staff Sgt. William Lyons of the 584th Supply Maintenance Company, 142nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, loads bags of flour into the back of a truck Bagram Humanitarian Yard. The battalion recently sent more than 600,000 pounds of supplies to a local village of Sar-E Pol, which was suffering from a drought. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes)

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Why Hairatan Gate matters

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Pete Mayes
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBalkh Province, Afghanistan – The 101st Sustainment Brigade has continued to work with their northern Afghan partners in ensuring the success of the ambitious Hairatan gate border crossing project.

The project, also known as the Northern Distribution Network, has been cited by brigade commander Col. Michael Peterman as a “logistical game-changer” if done correctly, particularly in terms of what it will mean for the Afghan community and U.S. forces as they prepare for the eventual withdrawal.

The “Lifeliners” serve as the proverbial “eyes and ears” for coalition forces in Regional Command North for U.S. and Afghan cargo supply and distribution coming in and out of the country through the area, said Maj. Jesse Wentworth, former tactical command post officer in charge for Forward Operating Base Hairatan.

The rail line at the Hairatan Gate Border Crossing provides residents in Northern Afghanistan not only a chance for economic stability, but a means for helping troops get cargo and equipment back home during the future drawdown. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes)

The rail line at the Hairatan Gate Border Crossing provides residents in Northern Afghanistan not only a chance for economic stability, but a means for helping troops get cargo and equipment back home during the future drawdown. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes)

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Strike Zone Afghanistan – episode 10, Part 3

 

Video by Sgt. Joe Padula
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionKandahar, Afghanistan – Strike Zone Afghanistan is the TV show telling the stories of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). The 2nd BCT, nicknamed, Strike, was called the “Tip of the Spear” by Gen. David Petraeus for Operation Enduring Freedom during its deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Produced by Sgt. Joe Padula. Part 3 of 3.

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Strike Zone Afghanistan – episode 10, Part 2

 

Video by Sgt. Joe Padula
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionKandahar, Afghanistan – Strike Zone Afghanistan is the TV show telling the stories of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). The 2nd BCT, nicknamed, Strike, was called the “Tip of the Spear” by Gen. David Petraeus for Operation Enduring Freedom during its deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Produced by Sgt. Joe Padula. Part 2 of 3.

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Strike Zone Afghanistan – episode 10, Part 1

 

Video by Sgt. Joe Padula
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionKandahar, Afghanistan – Strike Zone Afghanistan is the TV show telling the stories of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). The 2nd BCT, nicknamed, Strike, was called the “Tip of the Spear” by Gen. David Petraeus for Operation Enduring Freedom during its deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Produced by Sgt. Joe Padula. Part 1 of 3.

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General Petraeus Bestows Awards Downrange

 

Written/Produced by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller
16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Regional Command SouthKandahar Province, Afghanistan – While visiting Regional Command South to see and hear what is operationally and strategically important, General David Petraeus made time to present multiple awards of valor, including the Silver Star, Bronze Stars for Valor, Army Commendation Medals for Valor, and Purple Hearts at Forward Operating Base Wilson.

He also handed out coins to engineers that worked on the Kandahar Power Bridging Solution.

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