Topic: Screaming Eagles
Fort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) has announced the upcoming deployment of their Combat Aviation Brigade to Europe.
The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade will replace the 3rd Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade and will participate in Atlantic Resolve in support of the United States’ commitment to NATO allies and partners.
“Wings of Destiny is a unit of highly skilled combat aviators and expert support personnel,” said Col. Matthew Weinshel, commander of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade. “They are ready to defeat any adversary.”
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs Staff
Fort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) defeated the 82nd Airborne Division in the finals of an online unit pride competition, on April 22nd, 2020.
The Screaming Eagles and their supporters around the world cast 93 more votes than the All Americans to win the sports bracket-style competition and bragging rights as the Unit Madness 2020 Challenge winners. In all, participants cast more than 98,000 votes on Facebook and Twitter in the final round alone.
“It was no surprise that two of the most iconic symbols of freedom were the finalists in the competition. Both patches, as well as all of the others in the competition, have a rich proud legacy that we strive to build upon every day until our next rendezvous with destiny,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Bryan Barker, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) command sergeant major.
101st Airborne Division Screaming Eagles put skills to test for Expert Field Medical Badge at Fort Campbell
Fort Campbell, KY – More than 100 Screaming Eagles began preparation November 18th to test their skills in the medical field and earn an Expert Field Medical Badge.
“It is by standard one of the hardest badges to earn across the Army,” said Maj. Sarah Burlee, medical operations officer for 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and officer in charge of EFMB testing. “Not everyone can be an expert.”
Experts are considered to be at the top of their fields. For Soldiers who earn the EFMB this is no different.
“It was built statistically so that your top percentages earn the EFMB,” Burlee said. “It’s not your medium block, not your top-half block, it’s the top block.”
Fort Campbell, KY – Over 90 Future Soldiers from recruiting centers all around the western Missouri and southern Illinois area were excused from their high school classes to tour the home of the Screaming Eagle, Fort Campbell, KY, on November 6th, 2019.
Future Soldiers are students or young adults who have already signed their Army enlistment contract and are waiting until the day they ship out to basic combat training. Recruiters have been taking initiatives to prepare these Future Soldiers for basic but this specific visit is vital for their preparations.
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
Fort Campbell, KY – The 46th commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Major General Andrew Poppas, will relinquish command of the world’s only air assault division to Major General Brian Winski, in a ceremony at Fort Campbell on Thursday, February 14th at 1:00pm
Under Poppas’ leadership, the 101st Airborne Division deployed Soldiers to combat, contingency and peacekeeping missions around the world, to include Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan, dozens of training and partnership missions on the African and European continents, and hurricane and disaster relief missions in Puerto Rico and the United States.
Written by Sgt. Sharifa Newton
Fort 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.
Written by Master Sgt. Tanya Polk
Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) colors unfurled at Bagram Airfield, April 15th, during a ceremony that marked the beginning the unit’s fourth deployment to Afghanistan in the last decade.
Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims, 101st Airborne Division senior enlisted leader, uncased the division headquarters’ colors during a transfer of authority ceremony, officially assuming their new mission from the 3rd Infantry Division.
“The 101st Airborne Division is ready for this new ‘Rendezvous with Destiny,'” said Poppas during the ceremony. “Since the day I took command, our future was written, and we knew we were returning to Afghanistan and have trained specifically for this mission.”
Fort 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.”
Fort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) invited prominent city officials and key leaders from Kentucky and Tennessee to participate in a tandem jump with the U.S. Army’s Golden Knights Parachute Team at Clarksville Regional Airport’s Outlaw Field, March 2nd-3rd.
Hosted by the U.S. Army Marketing and Engagement Brigade, in conjunction with U.S. Army Recruiting Command, the skydiving event is one of several showcased annually across the nation as part of the Total Army Recruitment Effort.
The Golden Knights, who serve as Army ambassadors, jump to increase Army awareness to the American public while bolstering relationships within the communities.
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Evansville, IN – Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team earned their first win of the season over Southern Indiana, Friday, at the Evansville Tennis Center.
The Govs (1-4) defeated the previously unbeaten Screaming Eagles (3-1) by a score of 6-3, with the match including the stipulation that all three doubles matches were treated as an individual point, instead of one single point.
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