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Fort Campbell holds car show for 2014 Week of the Eagles

 

Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) held the 2014 Week of the Eagles Car Show here May 17th.

The event gave auto enthusiasts an opportunity to view 43 superb vehicles as part of the Spectacular Saturday events on the installation. The cars ranged from a 1923 Ford T Bucket built out of scrap parts with a Chevy drive train to a 35th Anniversary Edition Nissan 350Z.

Col. Val C. Keaveny Jr., former commander, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), presents the first-place prize for the import category of the 2014 Week of the Eagles Car Show to Staff Sgt. Kevin Chau, a transmissions systems operator-maintainer assigned to HHC, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Abn. Div., May 17, 2014, at Fort Campbell, KY. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Col. Val C. Keaveny Jr., former commander, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), presents the first-place prize for the import category of the 2014 Week of the Eagles Car Show to Staff Sgt. Kevin Chau, a transmissions systems operator-maintainer assigned to HHC, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Abn. Div., May 17, 2014, at Fort Campbell, KY. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Currahees case colors at Fort Campbell but legacy lives on

 

Written by Sgt. Justin Moeller
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers, Veterans, Families and friends alike, looked on with heavy hearts as the colors of the 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahee”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), furled in the wind one last time.

As part of the U.S. Army’s Brigade Combat Team 2020 Model, the 4th BCT, 101st Abn. Div., cased their colors during an inactivation ceremony, April 25th, 2014, at the division parade field.

Maj. Gen. James C. McConville (left), commanding general, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), looks on as Col. Val C. Keaveny, Jr. (center), former commander, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Abn. Div., and Command Sgt. Maj. Franklin Velez, command sergeant major of 4th BCT, 101st Abn. Div., fold the brigade colors prior to casing them during the inactivation and relinquishment of command ceremony at the division parade field at Fort Campbell, KY, April 25th, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th BCT Public Affairs)

Maj. Gen. James C. McConville (left), commanding general, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), looks on as Col. Val C. Keaveny, Jr. (center), former commander, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Abn. Div., and Command Sgt. Maj. Franklin Velez, command sergeant major of 4th BCT, 101st Abn. Div., fold the brigade colors prior to casing them during the inactivation and relinquishment of command ceremony at the division parade field at Fort Campbell, KY, April 25th, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th BCT Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s longest deployed Currahee receives induction as Distinguished Member of 506th Infantry Regiment

 

Written by Sgt. Justin Moeller
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

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Fort Campbell, KY – “It is always so humbling to celebrate the greatness of the Currahee Nation….we truly do walk among heroes,” said Col. Val C. Keaveny Jr., commander of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). “Inducting true patriots as distinguished and honorary members of our regiment and reverently memorializing our fallen makes this day priceless.”

Soldiers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahee”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), hosted an induction ceremony, March 13th, 2014, for Distinguished and Honorary members of the 506th Infantry Regiment, at the 4th BCT Headquarters on Fort Campbell.

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Billy R. Weiland, a Soldier with 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), was presented a certificate by Col. Val C. Keavney Jr., commander of the 4th BCT, 101st Abn. Div., formally inducting him as a Distinguished Member of the 506th Infantry Regiment, during a ceremony March 13, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Billy R. Weiland, a Soldier with 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), was presented a certificate by Col. Val C. Keavney Jr., commander of the 4th BCT, 101st Abn. Div., formally inducting him as a Distinguished Member of the 506th Infantry Regiment, during a ceremony March 13, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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A Year in Review with Fort Campbell’s Currahees

 

Written by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division4th Brigade Combat Team - CurraheeFort Campbell, KY – The 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahee,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), started 2013 running fast and hard, as the brigade deployed to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, LA, in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Currahees with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), walk down the mountain following the Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, after a joint patrol into the mountains around Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

Currahees with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment “Red Currahee,” 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), walk down the mountain following the Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, after a joint patrol into the mountains around Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 4th Brigade Combat Team Commanders sends out Christmas Greetings

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KYThe 4th Brigade Combat TeamThe  Command team of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Brigade; Commander, Col. Val C. Keaveny Jr. and Brigade Command Sergeant Major, CSM Franklin Velez join together in order to send out a video holiday greeting to the Currahee nation.

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Fort Campbell Currahees transfer Forward Operating Base Salerno to Afghan National Army

 

Written by Sgt. Justin Moeller
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

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Khowst Province, Afghanistan – For the last time, U.S. Army soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th BCT, 101st Airborne Division, exited through the gates of Forward Operating Base Salerno, after transitioning the FOB to Afghan National Security Forces.

“For 10 years, America’s sons and daughters have been here,” said Col. Val C. Keaveny Jr., commander of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). “Today, we bring an end to an era.”

Lt. Col. Scott W. Kirkpatrick, commander of 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), addresses his soldiers on the last day of their control of Forward Operating Base Salerno, Khowst province, Afghanistan, October 31st. (Photo by Sgt. Justin Moeller)

Lt. Col. Scott W. Kirkpatrick, commander of 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), addresses his soldiers on the last day of their control of Forward Operating Base Salerno, Khowst province, Afghanistan, October 31st. (Photo by Sgt. Justin Moeller)

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Fort Campbell’s Currahees don 101st Combat Patch 69 years after D-Day

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Justin Moeller
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

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Khowst Province, Afghanistan – Approximately 6,600 paratroopers from the 101st Airborne Division, including the Currahees, filled the sky above Normandy as they entered in to combat for the first time, June 6th, 1944.

In support of Operation Enduring Freedom, 69 years later, the Currahees are still answering their nation’s call to service.

Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahee”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), donned their “Screaming Eagle” Shoulder Sleeve Insignia-Former Wartime Service during a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, June 6th.

Waiting in the hands of Command Sgt. Maj. Lamont Christian, command sergeant major of 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat team “Currahee”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), is the combat patch for the 101st Airborne Division known as the “Screaming Eagle”, that the Currahees donned during a patch ceremony at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, on June 6, 2013 (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Publuc Affairs)

Waiting in the hands of Command Sgt. Maj. Lamont Christian, command sergeant major of 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat team “Currahee”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), is the combat patch for the 101st Airborne Division known as the “Screaming Eagle”, that the Currahees donned during a patch ceremony at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, on June 6, 2013 (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Publuc Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Currahees uncase colors in Afghanistan

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Justin Moeller
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionThe Currahees

Khowst Province, Afghanistan – The 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahees”, 101st Airborne Division, participated in a transfer of authority ceremony held at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, May 22nd.

The ceremony featured the casing of the 3rd BCT “Rakkasan”, 101st Abn. Div., colors and the uncasing of the Currahee colors. The ceremony signified the transfer of authority of the Khowst and Paktya Provinces to the Currahees.

U.S. Army Soldiers and Afghan National Security Force members, attending the transfer of authority ceremony, salute the National flags of Afghanistan and the United States of America during the playing of each country’s National Anthem at Forward Operating Base Salerno, on May 22, 2013. The transfer of authority ceremony signifies the beginning of the Currahee’s mission as a partner with their Afghan National Security Force partners. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Justin Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division)

U.S. Army Soldiers and Afghan National Security Force members, attending the transfer of authority ceremony, salute the National flags of Afghanistan and the United States of America during the playing of each country’s National Anthem at Forward Operating Base Salerno, on May 22, 2013. The transfer of authority ceremony signifies the beginning of the Currahee’s mission as a partner with their Afghan National Security Force partners. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Justin Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division)

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Fort Campbell’s 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahee” Dining Facility two-time Best Mess Award winner

 

Written by Sgt. Kimberly Menzies
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionThe CurraheesFort Campbell, KY – The 4th Brigade Combat Team Dining Facility was awarded the 101st Airborne Division Commanding General’s Best Dining Facility or “Best Mess” of the Quarter for the second quarter in-a-row, October 17th, 2012, at Fort Campbell, KY.

The dining facilities on the entire installation are inspected and graded on criteria to include food preparation, food safety, customer service and cleanliness of each facility.

Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Carl E. Christian, who retired as the FORSCOM command sergeant major in 2005, emphasizes to soldiers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Oct. 17, 2012, the significance of earning the 101st Airborne Division Commanding General’s Best Dining Facility or “Best Mess” of the Quarter at Fort Campbell, Ky. This is the second time back-to-back that the Currahee Dining Facility earned this award. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Carl E. Christian, who retired as the FORSCOM command sergeant major in 2005, emphasizes to soldiers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Oct. 17, 2012, the significance of earning the 101st Airborne Division Commanding General’s Best Dining Facility or “Best Mess” of the Quarter at Fort Campbell, Ky. This is the second time back-to-back that the Currahee Dining Facility earned this award. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahees” prepare for Eagle Flight III

 

Written by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionThe CurraheesFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, started a transition point in their training as elements of 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, “White Currahee”, began rehearsals for the brigade’s upcoming Eagle Flight III, a company level walk-and-shoot, on August 28th, 2012 at Son Drop Zone, Fort Campbell, KY.

Eagle Flight III consists of seven training evolutions with a walk-and-shoot rehearsal at the Son Drop Zone being the first event.

Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment and 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conduct walk-and-shoot rehearsals on Son Drop Zone, Aug. 28, 2012 at Fort Campbell, Ky. The walk-and-shoot rehearsals are designed to provide an additional iteration for company, battery, and troop leadership with an opportunity to exercise and refine their capability to call for fire and request close combat aircraft prior to a live fire exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment and 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conduct walk-and-shoot rehearsals on Son Drop Zone, Aug. 28, 2012 at Fort Campbell, Ky. The walk-and-shoot rehearsals are designed to provide an additional iteration for company, battery, and troop leadership with an opportunity to exercise and refine their capability to call for fire and request close combat aircraft prior to a live fire exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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