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Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council hosts Nashville Chamber of Commerce at Fort Campbell

 

Aspire Clarksville FoundationClarksville, TN – On Thursday, October 31st, 2019, the Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council (EDC) hosted members of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce for an informative “Soldier for a Day” experience at Fort Campbell.

The visit focused on the immense economic impact that Fort Campbell has on middle Tennessee and the greater Nashville region; the high-level technologies and skills soldiers learn & utilize during their time at Fort Campbell that makes them great leaders and a valuable asset to the workforce; as well as the many out-processing resources and training opportunities available to soldiers as they shift to civilian life.

Nashville Chamber of Commerce members took a tour of Fort Campbell, hosted by Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council..

Nashville Chamber of Commerce members took a tour of Fort Campbell, hosted by Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council..

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101st Airborne Division holds Assumption of Responsibility Ceremony for New Senior Enlisted Advisor

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Friday, May 10th, 2019 Command Sgt. Maj. Bryan Barker became the 33rd command sergeant major of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during an assumption of responsibility ceremony outside McAuliffe Hall, the division headquarters.

Soldiers of the division, along with families and members of the Fort Campbell community, gathered to welcome Barker, who comes to the division from 5th Armored Brigade, First Army Division West, at Fort Bliss, Texas.

“I was not sure I would be able to arrive, in-process, sign for my house, start Air Assault School, and receive my household goods all within 24 hours, but with the momentous effort of the incredible team here we pulled it off,” said Barker.

Maj. Gen. Brian Winksi, commanding general, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pins Air Assault wings on Command Sgt. Maj. Bryan Barker, senior enlisted advisor for 101st Airborne Division May 10 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. First Class Carlos Davis, 101st Airborne Division)

Maj. Gen. Brian Winksi, commanding general, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pins Air Assault wings on Command Sgt. Maj. Bryan Barker, senior enlisted advisor for 101st Airborne Division May 10 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. First Class Carlos Davis, 101st Airborne Division)

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101st Airborne Division to Uncase Colors after Afghanistan Deployment, December 19th

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will uncase its colors during a ceremony open to the public and media at Fort Campbell’s McAuliffe Hall, the 101st Airborne Division headquarters, 10:30am, December 19th, 2018.

An Army tradition, the ceremonial uncasing of the Division’s colors represents its return to Fort Campbell following a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

More than 250 Soldiers from the Division’s headquarters served at the fore of the conditions-based U.S. South Asia Strategy and the NATO-led, 41-nation Resolute Support mission.

More than 250 101st Airborne Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion solders to return to Fort Campbell from Afghanistan.

More than 250 101st Airborne Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion solders to return to Fort Campbell from Afghanistan.

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Fort Campbell receives visit from U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee Staff Office

 

Written by Sgt. Steven Lopez
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A huge part of the military is community relations, in a showing of how well the military can coexist with the local community, Fort Campbell opened its doors to the staff office of Mr. Cochran to see a glimpse of what it’s like to be a Soldier of the 101st Airborne Division.

The day started with the staff members meeting with Brig. Gen. K. Todd Royar, acting commander of the 101st and Fort Campbell at McAuliffe Hall Division’s Headquarters. It was here they took a small tour of McAuliffe Hall which included the Medal of Honor Rotunda, where all Medal of Honor recipients’ names are displayed, and watched a short video which highlighted the Divisions 75 year legacy.

The staff office of United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee Donald Q. Cochran visited Fort Campbell on June 6. The base opened its doors to the staff office of Mr. Cochran to see a glimpse of what it’s like to be a Soldier of the 101st Airborne Division. (Sgt. Steven Lopez, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

The staff office of United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee Donald Q. Cochran visited Fort Campbell on June 6. The base opened its doors to the staff office of Mr. Cochran to see a glimpse of what it’s like to be a Soldier of the 101st Airborne Division. (Sgt. Steven Lopez, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division celebrates its 2018 Day of the Eagles

 

Written by Sgt. Sharifa Newton
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – For over 75 years the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) has celebrated a “Legacy of Heroism,” to honor valiant Soldiers from the past and present.

The 101st Airborne Division hosted the 2018 Day of the Eagles, May 24th, here and presented this division with another opportunity to remember those who have passed and strengthen the bonds of those still here.

Day of the Eagles was open to the veterans, family members and surrounding community members. The celebration included: a division run, Best Air Assault Soldier competition, museum open house, lunch with Soldiers, Sabalauski Air Assault School tour with rappel demonstrations, unit open houses with static displays, Honor Eagle ceremony, and a memorial ceremony.

Brig. Gen. Kenneth T. Royar and Command Sgt. Maj. James L. Manning lead soldiers from 101st Airborne Division in a 4 mile division run for Week of the Eagles, May. 24 on Fort Campbell, Ky. Week of the Eagles was a tradition started in 1973 as an effort to reinvigorate the sense of community and is still carried on today to also honor those who served. (Sgt. Sharifa Newton, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Brig. Gen. Kenneth T. Royar and Command Sgt. Maj. James L. Manning lead soldiers from 101st Airborne Division in a 4 mile division run for Week of the Eagles, May. 24 on Fort Campbell, Ky. Week of the Eagles was a tradition started in 1973 as an effort to reinvigorate the sense of community and is still carried on today to also honor those who served. (Sgt. Sharifa Newton, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division Headquarters prepares to Deploy, Cases Colors

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Major General Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander and Command Sergant Major Todd Sims, 101st Airborne Division senior enlisted leader, cased the division headquarters’ colors, April 3rd, 2018 at McAuliffe Hall, in advance of the unit’s next “Rendezvous with Destiny,” a deployment to Afghanistan.

“The next stop for our colors once we case them is back in Bagram, where we have fought and dominated before,” said Poppas before furling the Screaming Eagle colors in front of hundreds of onlookers who attended the ritualistic ceremony. “This is nothing new for the 101st. In the 17 years of continuous combat, the 101st is the most deployed division.”

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims, 101st Abn. Div. senior enlisted leader, case the division headquarters’ colors, April 3, at McAuliffe Hall, in advance of the unit’s deployment, its fourth to Afghanistan in the last decade. (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims, 101st Abn. Div. senior enlisted leader, case the division headquarters’ colors, April 3, at McAuliffe Hall, in advance of the unit’s deployment, its fourth to Afghanistan in the last decade. (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Headquarters to case colors for Afghanistan deployment

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Major General Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander and Command Sergeant Major Todd Sims, 101st Airborne Division senior enlisted leader, will case the division headquarters’ colors, April 3rd, at McAuliffe Hall, in advance of the unit’s next “Rendezvous with Destiny,” a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

“The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) remains, as it did 75 years ago when it was forged during the maelstrom of World War II, ready to answer the call to fight and win our nation’s wars,” said Poppas, after the Department of the Army announced the Screaming Eagles’ Spring deployment, January 10th. “We know the terrain, we know our partners and we know our mission.”

Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), speaks to Soldiers and local community members during the division's color casing ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, Feb. 25, 2016. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), speaks to Soldiers and local community members during the division’s color casing ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, Feb. 25, 2016. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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Six 101st Airborne Division Soldiers receive Soldier’s Medal for response to Helicopter Crash

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Six Soldiers belonging to C Troop, 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) received the Soldier’s Medal during a ceremony held, November 28th, 2017 at McAuliffe Hall, the division headquarters.

Staff Sgt. Beau Corder, Staff Sgt. Richard Weaver, Staff Sgt. Engel Becker, Sgt. Damon Seals, Spc. Christopher White and Pfc. Ryan Brisson were recognized by Gen. Mark A. Milley, Army chief of staff, for their heroic actions following a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crash, January 31st, on Fort Campbell.

“I’m very humbled to be a part of this,” said Milley. “I’ve been in the Army for 40 years and I’ve only seen a few Soldier’s Medals. It’s a very rare thing. What you (Soldiers) did took tremendous courage; you knew it was very likely you would be hurt yourself, but you did it anyway. You make anyone who has been associated with the 101st enormously proud.”

Six Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), received the Soldier’s Medal, Nov. 28, during a ceremony held at the 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) headquarters. The Soldiers earned the highest peacetime award for valor for their life-saving actions following a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crash, Jan. 31. (Spc. Patrick Kirby, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Six Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), received the Soldier’s Medal, Nov. 28, during a ceremony held at the 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) headquarters. The Soldiers earned the highest peacetime award for valor for their life-saving actions following a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crash, Jan. 31. (Spc. Patrick Kirby, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division Iron Rakkasans: 50 years later

 

Written by Leejay Lockhart
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Friday morning people boarded two white buses on the final leg of a trip 50 years in the making. Many of the passengers were founding members of D Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, Rakkasans, 101st Airborne Division, created in 1967 during the Vietnam War.

Traveling with these men were other veterans, spouses, children, grandchildren and siblings. Throughout the day they talked and joked with each other, as they caught up since their last reunion. The group looked more like a large Family than anything else, and that is because of how close these men became when they were young Soldiers.

Veterans and their Families who returned to Fort Campbell Sept. 8, 2017, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of D Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, visits a wall that includes the names of the Rakkasans that fell in combat during a search and destroy mission in March 1968. These veterans did not find out the fate of the Soldiers evacuated from the battlefield with critical wounds for decades, and the reunion was the first time some of the veterans had seen each other since Vietnam. (Leejay Lockhart)

Veterans and their Families who returned to Fort Campbell Sept. 8, 2017, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of D Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, visits a wall that includes the names of the Rakkasans that fell in combat during a search and destroy mission in March 1968. These veterans did not find out the fate of the Soldiers evacuated from the battlefield with critical wounds for decades, and the reunion was the first time some of the veterans had seen each other since Vietnam. (Leejay Lockhart)

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101st Airborne Division receives second highest unit award for mission to Liberia during Ebola breakout

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) was awarded the Joint Meritorious Unit Award by the commanding general of U.S. Africa Command, Gen. David M. Rodriquez, during a ceremony held in the division headquarters building here August 27th. The JMUA is the second highest award a unit can receive.

Rodriquez and Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, the commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division, unveiled the award and a campaign streamer, recognizing the division’s five-month deployment in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development-led mission to fight the spread of Ebola in western Africa.

“The day the 101st got into Africa, things started changing,” said Rodriguez. “Every day they were there, the confidence and courage of the Liberian people started picking up.”

Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commanding general, U.S. Africa Command, speaks to the crowd during the Joint Meritorious Unit Award presentation ceremony at McAuliffe Hall August 27, 2015. The JMUA, the second most prestigious award a unit can receive, was presented to the 101st Airborne Division for their humanitarian mission during the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commanding general, U.S. Africa Command, speaks to the crowd during the Joint Meritorious Unit Award presentation ceremony at McAuliffe Hall August 27, 2015. The JMUA, the second most prestigious award a unit can receive, was presented to the 101st Airborne Division for their humanitarian mission during the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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