Topic: Scott Schroeder
Nashville, TN – On Wednesday night the sold-out crowd at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN was brought to a standing ovation when four war heroes were invited onstage and presented with Henry Military Service Tribute Rifles during the Charlie Daniels’ 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam.
Anthony Imperato, President of Henry Repeating Arms, gifted the rifles to thank the veterans for their heroic contributions to our country.
Fort Campbell, KY – On Monday, Fort Campbell held their annual Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony at the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters.
The ceremony featured an invocation by the 101st Airborne Division Chaplain Paul Hurley, remarks by Maj. Gen. John C. McConnell, a wreath laying, a 21 gun salute, and the playing of taps.
The ceremony honors and recognizes the veterans of 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); and the 7,000 Screaming Eagles who have lost their lives in battle since the formation of the division, along with their families and loved ones.
Written by Sgt. Joe Padula
Fort Campbell, KY – Foreheads touching, eyes closed, a half a minute of silence then soft whispers saying, ‘I love you, I love you so much,’ A tear falls from her eye.
The deploying Strike advisory teams of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), embraced and said goodbye to their loved ones as they begin their mission as ‘the new tip of the spear’ in the War on Terror, departing Fort Campbell’s flight line, April 27th-30th, for eastern Afghanistan.
Returning Soldiers part of the 101st Finance Company
Fort Campbell, KY – Early yesterday morning Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division welcomed home 53 soldiers from the 101st Finance Company part of the 101st Sustainment Brigade after a year long deployment to Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
The unit was responsible for handling financial transactions in RC-East and RC-South. “When you talk about the effect of this company it’s pretty staggering. 1.7 Billion dollars this company has either touched or passed back to the Defense Finance and Accounting Services to make sure we are able to pay our financial obligations going forward,” said Col. Michael Peterman the Commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade.«Read the rest of this article»
Written by Spc. Shawn Denham
Fort Campbell, KY – A year ago the Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), celebrated the holiday season in southern Afghanistan, 7,741 miles away from Fort Campbell, friends and family. For this year in garrison, Strike Brigade celebrates the season at home with its Soldiers and family members together.
Soldiers of Strike Brigade were served Thanksgiving Dinner by the brigade’s command staff at Strike’s dining facility, at Fort Campbell, KY, November 22nd.
The tradition of the command staff serving the Soldiers shows the respect the leaders have for the Soldiers under their command.
2nd Brigade Combat Team Soldiers Battle for Expert Infantryman Badge
Written by Sgt. Joe Padula
Fort Campbell, KY – The Expert Infantryman Badge is defined as a military badge presented for completion of a course of testing designed to demonstrate proficiency in infantry skills and the 11 series Soldiers of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), battled harsh weather conditions and demanding challenges to obtain the significant EIB badge.
Fort Campbell, KY – The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) held a change of command ceremony on Friday July 22nd, 2011. Col. Andrew P. Poppas relinquished command to Col. Joseph P. McGee before the entire brigade.
The change of command ceremony is rooted in military history dating back to the 18th century during the reign of Frederick the Great of Prussia. At that time, organizational flags were developed with color arrangements and symbols unique to each particular unit. To this flag and its commander, the soldiers of the unit would dedicate their loyalty and trust. When a change of command takes place, the flag is taken from the outgoing commander and then passed to the individual assuming the command by their superior officer. This gesture is done in front of the unit so that all could see and witness their new leader assuming his dutiful position. He who holds the flag also holds the soldier’s allegiance. This symbolic tradition has survived throughout military history.
Fort Campbell, KY – The first of two flights arrived at Campbell Army Airfield around 6:45pm Tuesday evening bring home 195 soldiers with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team. As notice was given that the plane was approximately 15 minutes away, the crowd headed outside to wait for their arrival.
Even the high heat and humidity did not stop friends and family from making their way out to welcome home their soldiers. There were signs of all sizes and colors that had messages to the returning soldiers.
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.
Fort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell held a Welcome Home Ceremony today for elements of its 101st Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion; the flight included the 101st Airborne Division Flag; Fort Campbell’s Commanding General Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell, Command Sgt. Maj. Scott Schroeder, and 25 soldiers. «Read the rest of this article»
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