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101st Airborne Division’s Sabalauski Air Assault School to Welcome New Commander

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – 101st Airborne Division’s Sabalauski Air Assault School soldiers will welcome a new commander, Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 at 11:30am.

Capt. Matt Rivas, who has commanded the unit for the last two years, will pass the mantle of command to Capt. Kevin Gibbons in a ceremony at the school.

“Over the last two years it’s been my honor to oversee the training of over 3,800 students who earned the coveted Air Assault badge,” said Rivas. “I’m also proud of the team for developing the Air Assault symposium program to develop and share techniques across the division, building a new Sling Load Master course, and hosting the Secretary of the Army and numerous celebrities to share and promote the ‘Screaming Eagle’ culture.”

A soldier low crawls under barbed wire at The Sabalauski Air Assault School’s on Fort Campbell, KY. (Sgt. Sharifa Newton, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

A soldier low crawls under barbed wire at The Sabalauski Air Assault School’s on Fort Campbell, KY. (Sgt. Sharifa Newton, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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President Obama Awards the Congressional Medal of Honor to 24 Army Veterans Who Were Victims of Discrimination

 

The White HouseWashington, DC – Yesterday afternoon, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to 24 Army veterans in recognition of their valor during major combat operations in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

Each veteran honored yesterday had already received the Distinguished Service Cross – the nation’s second-highest military award – but 19 of them were previously overlooked for the Medal of Honor due to their racial or ethnic backgrounds. Yesterday’s ceremony follows a 12-year Pentagon review, ordered by Congress, of past discrimination in the military. «Read the rest of this article»

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Former Fort Campbell Soldier, Vietnam hero to receive Congressional Medal of Honor

 

By Elizabeth M. Collins, Soldiers Live

United States Department of Defense - DoDWashington, DC – The year was 1968. It was a year of war, of protests, of death.

It was the year Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy were both assassinated. It was also the year the Vietnam War exploded into new levels of violence. And as troops poured into ‘Nam and more and more young men died — 1968 was the deadliest year of the Vietnam War — Americans watched it all from their living rooms with anger and disgust. The protest movement gained traction. Protesters spit on returning Soldiers, called them rapists and baby killers. In fact, the U.S. agreed to begin peace talks in Paris that year, due in part to the dwindling support at home.

It was also the year Santiago Erevia became a Soldier.

Former Spc. 4 Santiago Erevia reflects on his service medals and awards, which include a South Vietnamese medal, an Army Commendation Medal, a Purple Heart, a Bronze Star and the nation’s second highest award for valor, the Distinguished Service Cross. While Erevia was deployed to Vietnam in May 1969 as a radio-telephone operator with the 101st Airborne Division, he had been assigned to care for the wounded during a search-and-clear mission while the rest of his platoon penetrated an enemy defensive perimeter. After North Vietnamese soldiers attacked his position, Erevia rushed forward into heavy fire, single-handedly destroying four enemy bunkers with grenades and M-16 fire. After reviewing Erevia’s actions, President Barack Obama will award Erevia the Medal of Honor in a February 2014 ceremony. (Elizabeth M. Collins/DOD)

Former Spc. 4 Santiago Erevia (Elizabeth M. Collins/DOD)

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Fort Campbell 5th Special Forces Operations Complex Memorialized as Howard Hall

 

Written by Maj. Brandon Bissell
5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs

5th Special Forces based at Fort Campbell, KYFort Campbell, KY – Bob Howard grew up in Opelika, Alabama, in a house on a hill accessed by a single road. At the bottom of the hill living in two houses on either side of the road were two families, each with several boys that were both older and bigger than him.

Bob Howard was a smart boy. He knew the odds were not in his favor if he challenged the boys, so every day on his way home from school he would devise a different plan to get past the boys and up the hill to his home without getting into trouble.

Colonel Scott Brower, commander of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), is joined by Mrs. Melissa Gentsch, daughter of retired Army Col. Robert Howard, following the dedication of the 5th SFG (A) headquarters building in honor of Col. Howard July 3rd, 2013, at Fort Campbell, KY. (Photo courtesy of Staff Sgt. Barbara Ospina)

Colonel Scott Brower, commander of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), is joined by Mrs. Melissa Gentsch, daughter of retired Army Col. Robert Howard, following the dedication of the 5th SFG (A) headquarters building in honor of Col. Howard July 3rd, 2013, at Fort Campbell, KY. (Photo courtesy of Staff Sgt. Barbara Ospina)

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Fort Campbell’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike” Soldier presented with the Distinguished Service Cross

 

Written by Megan Locke Simpson
Fort Campbell Courier

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – A humble 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldier received the nation’s second-highest military honor in a ceremony today at McAuliffe Hall.

Sgt. Felipe Pereira is the first “Screaming Eagle” to be awarded the Distinguished Service Cross since Vietnam. The A Company, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, squad leader earned the recognition for what the official citation calls “distinguished service and heroism” during a firefight in Kandahar, Afghanistan, November 1st, 2010.

U.S. Army Gen. Ray Odierno, the Chief of Staff of the Army, presents the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) to Sgt. Felipe Pereira an infantryman from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Strike", 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at McAuliffe Hall, Fort Campbell, KY on April 12th, 2012. (U.S. Army Photo by Sam Shore/Released.)

U.S. Army Gen. Ray Odierno, the Chief of Staff of the Army, presents the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) to Sgt. Felipe Pereira an infantryman from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Strike", 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at McAuliffe Hall, Fort Campbell, KY on April 12th, 2012. (U.S. Army Photo by Sam Shore/Released.)

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4th BCT Soldiers to Represent 101st Airborne Division at Memorial for Famed Commander

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionThe CurraheesFort Campbell, KY – Two Fort Campbell Soldiers will represent the 506th Infantry Regiment and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at a memorial ceremony honoring the late Richard “Dick” Winters, March 19th, in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Major Dick Winters, United States Army Veteran. (AP Photo/Courtesy of  Sgt. Maj. Herman W. Clemens, Ret.)

Major Dick Winters, United States Army Veteran. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Sgt. Maj. Herman W. Clemens, Ret.)

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Dedication Ceremony Set for Fort Campbell’s Olinto M. Barsanti Elementary School

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A dedication ceremony will be held at 2:00pm, Friday, January 7th, in order to commemorate the opening of Fort Campbell’s newest school and its namesake – Maj. Gen. Olinto M. Barsanti. 

The Olinto M. Barsanti Elementary School opened its doors to approximately 550 Pre-K through 5th grade students on January 3rd, 2011. The 93,000 square-foot, $18 million building was built to accommodate the growing availability of on-post-housing. «Read the rest of this article»

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