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Week of the Strike – 2nd Brigade Combat Team brings home Commander’s Cup

 

Written by Sgt. Joe Padula
2nd Brigade Combat Team PAO

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

Fort Campbell, KY – The official color of the Strike Brigade is once again gold as the teams representing the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), brought back the well sought after Week of the Eagles 2012 Commander’s Cup.

“A phenomenal job winning the Week of the Eagles,” said Lt. Col. Townley Hedrick, the deputy commanding officer for the Strike brigade, when speaking about the Strike Soldiers. “This brigade has great, young leaders, officers and non-commissioned officers, who lead by example and make things happen.” «Read the rest of this article»

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101st Airborne Division announces the Toughest Air Assault Soldier Winners

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell's Week of the EaglesFort Campbell, KY – The winners of the Toughest Air Assault Soldier Competition, held here today, are 1st Lt. Jackson Wittkamper and 2nd Lt. Samuel Wilkins, both infantry platoon leaders with 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.

The Toughest Air Assault Soldier Competition is one of many events held during Week of the Eagles. Thirty three teams entered the competition which featured a 12-mile foot march, obstacle course, written test, sling load test, and rappelling. This year’s Week of the Eagles celebrates the 70th anniversary of the 101st Airborne Division.

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101st Airborne Division Week of the Eagles starts August 10th

 

Written by 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell's Week of the EaglesFort Campbell, KY – The “Screaming Eagles” of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will host the 2012 Week of the Eagles, August 10th-17th, 2012, at Fort Campbell, KY, to reflect upon all that the division’s Soldiers have achieved since the unit was created with no history, but with a “Rendezvous with Destiny.”

“Week of the Eagles is a time for 101st Soldiers of the past and present to come together and reflect on the great legacy of the 101st Airborne Division,” said Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

“This year is particularly significant because it coincides with the 70th anniversary of the division. We invite all Soldiers, families and friends to participate and experience Week of the Eagles 2012.”

2012 Week of the Eagles

2012 Week of the Eagles

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Soldier Attempts Second World Record at Go Commando

 

Go Commando Half Marathon and 5k

Montgomery County, TN – To say Marc DiBernardo runs for a reason is an understatement. On Saturday, October 15th, this Fort Campbell Soldier will run in the Go Commando Half Marathon presented by CDE Lightband in hopes of breaking his second world record. His mission is to bring awareness to Team Red, White & Blue, a non-profit organization committed to wounded veterans and their families.

DiBernardo began running when he joined the military in 2002. However, he soon took running to a new level. Each time he enters an event, DiBernardo wears a unique piece of racing equipment, a gas mask. What started as a lighthearted approach to fitness turned into a passion. DiBernardo has participated in several military challenge competitions, including Fort Campbell’s ‘Toughest Air Assault Competition’ in 2007. Now he has set his sights to Go Commando and he’s bringing the mask with him.

Fort Campbell Soldier Marc DiBernardo will attempt a second world record at the Go Commando Half Marathon Saturday, October 15th.

Fort Campbell Soldier Marc DiBernardo will attempt a second world record at the Go Commando Half Marathon Saturday, October 15th.

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Fort Campbell Hosts 38th Annual Week of the Eagles

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The fourth largest Army installation in the continental United States will kick off the 38th annual Week of the Eagles celebration, Friday, August 5th.

The weeklong event will commence with more than 15,000 Soldiers participating in a division run led by Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell, who recently led Screaming Eagles in combat in Afghanistan. Events will continue through Friday, August 12th, when Campbell will relinquish his command to Maj. Gen. James McConville during the division change of command ceremony.

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) run.

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) run.

 

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Toughest Air Assault Competition tests the best of the 101st Airborne Division

 

101st Airborne Divison at Fort Campbell101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) soldiers are tough by nature, that is why I was so excited about being able to attend the Toughest Air Assault Soldier Competition as a part of the 2009 Week of the Eagles at Fort Campbell, KY. It gave me a chance to see what tough really is.

The competition started at 0400 at the Sabalauski Air Assault School, it was originally scheduled to begin at 0800, but had been moved forward due to the extreme heat during the day.

Two soldiers just past the first turn around point.

Two soldiers just past the first turn around point.

The first event was a Ruck march where the soldier puts on load bearing equipment, a 30-pound rucksack, helmet, gets an M-16 rifle, then moves to the starting point for the 12-mile road march. While the starting point was lighted the rest of the march was in darkness, with a blue light marking the turn around point. From the school, the turn around point was 3 miles away. They had to do this route twice. From the school to the turn around point, back to the school, back to the turn around point, and back to the school to finish. They had three hours to complete this portion of the competition. «Read the rest of this article»

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The Week of the Eagles starts August 14th

 

WOEbutton2Fort Campbell, Ky – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell will celebrate the Week of the Eagles Aug. 14-20.

The theme for this year’s festivities is “Their Strength and Courage Strike the Spark: Honoring our Sergeants,” in recognition of the Army’s Year of the NCO campaign.

Soldiers will compete in various events throughout the week, which are open to the public as spectators:

  • Marksmanship Competition at Ranges 10, 13, and 14, Aug. 14, 10 a.m.
  • Toughest Air Assault Soldier Competition at the Sabalauski Air Assault School, Aug. 16, 8 a.m.
  • Combatives at the Personnel Processing Center (briefings begin at 8 a.m.), Aug. 17-18, 9 a.m.
  • Basketball at Freedom Fighters Gym, Softball at the North Sports Complex (between Kentucky and Indiana Aves. at 47th and 49th Streets), Aug. 17-19, 9 a.m.

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