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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners” receive Bronze Star Medals

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division101st Sustainment Brigade - Lifeliners

Fort Campbell, KY – Twenty-two Soldiers from the 101st Sustainment Brigade received their end of tour awards from recent deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq at a ceremony here Tuesday.

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey N. Colt, deputy commanding general (support), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), hosted the ceremony and presented the awards.

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey N. Colt, deputy commanding general (support), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) pins the Army Commendation Medal with Valor award to Staff Sgt. Luis M. Velez.

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey N. Colt, deputy commanding general (support), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) pins the Army Commendation Medal with Valor award to Staff Sgt. Luis M. Velez.

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Purple Heart Ceremony

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) held a Purple Heart Ceremony for two young heroes December 15th at the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion. Sgt. Joseph Sandlin received the medal for wounds received in action in Afghanistan. Retired Sgt. Cory Perrin was awarded the medal for wounds received in action while deployed to Iraq.

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey N. Colt 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Deputy Commanding General for Support presided over the ceremony and pinned the soldiers with their Purple Heart medals.

Retired Sgt. Cory Perrin, his wife Nancy and their daughter Sumer listen as Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Colt 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Deputy Commanding General for Support explains the history and honor behind the Purple Heart medal before presenting one to Perrin Dec. 15th at the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion.

Retired Sgt. Cory Perrin, his wife Nancy and their daughter Sumer listen as Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Colt 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Deputy Commanding General for Support explains the history and honor behind the Purple Heart medal before presenting one to Perrin Dec. 15th at the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion.

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The Secretary of the Army, John McHugh Welcomes Home 4th BCT Soldiers

 
Secretary of the Army, John McHugh

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Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – It was a joyful day at Campbell Army Airfield as 538 soldiers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team arrived home after a year long deployment to Afghanistan. As they stepped off the plane, they were greeted by The Secretary of the Army, John McHugh along with Major General John F. Campbell and others.

Friends and family members packed hanger 3 for the arrival of their soldier.  As the 15 minute notice was given many made their way out to watch the plane arrive.

SGT Rachael Ward along with Joshua Jackson and her family, Gerri, Lucia, Brice, Scott, Tasha, Karie, Christian and Miley

SGT Rachael Ward along with Joshua Jackson and her family, Gerri, Lucia, Brice, Scott, Tasha, Karie, Christian and Miley

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Early Morning Arrival for 273 Soldiers Wednesday

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Shortly after a beautify sunrise Wednesday morning, 273 soldiers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team and the 49 EOD arrived back to Campbell Army Airfield.

A huge crowd of friends and family gathered inside the hanger then made their way out to the tarmac to watch the plane as it descended upon the airfield once the 15 minute notice was given.

SGT Jaime McFall and his Finance Jessica Roche

SGT Jaime McFall and his Finance Jessica Roche

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270 Soldiers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team Return

 

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Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Early Sunday morning just before 2:00am the airplane carrying 270 soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team landed safely at Campbell Army Airfield.  Not even the wee early morning hours would keep friends and family including the children away.

SPC Jonathan Lounds with his girlfriend Natalie Snyder and Father Greg along with his brothers Christopher, Josh and Kyle

SPC Jonathan Lounds with his girlfriend Natalie Snyder and Father Greg along with his brothers Christopher, Josh and Kyle

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4th Brigade Combat Team Soldiers Return

 

The CurraheesFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Saturday, July 9th, 81 members of the 4th Brigade Combat Team returned to Campbell Army Airfield.

Family and friends gathered to welcome home their soldiers. As the announcement was made that the plane was on 15 minutes away, many made their way out to the tarmac to watch the plane as it arrived.

Sargent Major Noel Foster along with his wife Lanette along with Jessica Roche, her two sons Miguel & Giovanni Roche and Brandy Jones and her two daughters Shelny & Brooklyn

Sergeant Major Noel Foster along with his wife Lanette and family members Jessica Roche, her two sons Miguel & Giovanni Roche and Brandy Jones and her two daughters Shelny & Brooklyn

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40 Soldiers Return Tuesday Night

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The second of two flights arrived at Campbell Army Airfield around 8:00pm Tuesday night bring home another 40 soldiers with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team. Just a short time after another amazing sun set on Campbell Army Airfield, the plane made it way to the tarmac.

As Chinook, Black Hawk and Scout helecopters flew above, Soldiers made their way toward Hanger 3 as they returned from a year long deployment to Afghanistan as a group of friends and family members gathered to welcome them home.

The Color Guard making their way to the plane for the disembarkment.

The Color Guard making their way to the plane for the disembarkment.

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Fort Campbell’s Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony

 

Fort Campbell, KY – Today, Fort Campbell held it’s annual Wreath Laying Ceremony in front of the Division Headquarters.  Deputy Commander, Brigadier General Jeffrey N. Colt spoke to the crowd and he along with Command Sgt. Maj. Scott Schroeder place the wreath at the monument to honor those soldiers who have lost their life and soldiers corrently serving.

General Colt stated that there are still some 8,000 soldiers deployed in Afghanistan along with members of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, who are also still in Iraq.

Allison Smith, Randy Ball, Steven and Katrina Morris along with their children Madison, Bella and Lucas Morris.

Allison Smith, Randy Ball, Steven and Katrina Morris along with their children Madison, Bella and Lucas Morris.

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Sunday morning 217 soldiers with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team returned to Campbell Army Airfield

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Early Sunday morning 217 soldiers with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team returned to Campbell Army Airfield.  Even a slight delay on the arrival didn’t damper the spirits of friends and family who gathered to welcome home their soldier.

With the first sighting of the plane, word quickly spread through the crowd and cheers broke out across the tarmac.  Once the aircraft was on the ground, signs and banners quickly went up along the fence. There were plenty of cheers and tears of joy.

2nd Brigade Combat Team Soldiers Returning From Afghanistan led in by Wounded Soldiers

2nd Brigade Combat Team Soldiers Returning From Afghanistan led in by Wounded Soldiers

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192 Soldiers with the 2nd BCT and 723rd EOD return at Sun Set

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – After several days with no flights arriving to Campbell Army Airfield, Saturday, May 28th,  192 soldiers with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team (BCT) and 723rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company (EOD ) returned home as the sun set. Just as the sun cleared the tree line, the plane was in site.  Friends and family who gathered just outside hanger 3 began to cheer as the plane carried their soldier was about to land.

This is a day they have been waiting for a year to arrive.  There were many tears and cheers as the plane taxied  along the tarmac.

The sun sets over Campbell Army Airfield as friends and family await the arrival of the flight bringing their loved ones home.

The sun sets over Campbell Army Airfield as friends and family await the arrival of the flight bringing their loved ones home.

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