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B Company, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade prepares for Afghanistan deployment

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs Staff

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) has announced the upcoming 2020 deployment to Afghanistan of B Company, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

“The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade is proud to provide superior aviation support,” said Col. Matthew Weinshel, commander of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade. “Our Wings of Destiny Soldiers remain ready to accomplish any mission our nation asks of them. We look forward to building upon the success of the brigade and the 101st Airborne Division while working with our allies and partners.”

B Company “Pachyderms” will be attached to Task Force Ivy Eagle of 4th Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade, providing additional CH-47F Chinook aircraft and aircrews. 4th CAB will replace the 10th Mountain Division Combat Aviation Brigade as part of a regular rotation of forces to support the United States’ commitment to Operation Freedom Sentinel. (Capt. Adam OReilly, 101st Airborne Division)

B Company “Pachyderms” will be attached to Task Force Ivy Eagle of 4th Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade, providing additional CH-47F Chinook aircraft and aircrews. 4th CAB will replace the 10th Mountain Division Combat Aviation Brigade as part of a regular rotation of forces to support the United States’ commitment to Operation Freedom Sentinel. (Capt. Adam OReilly, 101st Airborne Division)

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101st Airborne Division announces Combat Aviation Brigade deployment to Europe

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs Staff

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort 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.”

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. The 101st CAB will deploy and will operate UH-60 and HH-60 Black Hawks, CH-47 Chinooks, AH-64 Apaches, as well as support vehicles and additional equipment. (Capt. Adam OReilly, 101st Airborne Division)

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. The 101st CAB will deploy and will operate UH-60 and HH-60 Black Hawks, CH-47 Chinooks, AH-64 Apaches, as well as support vehicles and additional equipment. (Capt. Adam OReilly, 101st Airborne Division)

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Thanksgiving Day message from Fort Campbell’s Major General Andrew P. Poppas

 

Written by Major General Andrew P. Poppas
Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – “I do, therefore, invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a Day of Thanksgiving…”

It was with these words that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday on October 3rd, 1863. America was embroiled in conflict just like we are now, yet there was much to be thankful for as a nation – “needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defense…,” as Lincoln described. The same holds true today.

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Combat Aviation Brigade “Wings of Destiny” extends resiliency beyond mandatory training

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), participated in resiliency events at Fort Campbell, September 20th-26th.

The events, a value-of-life run and a single-Soldiers strong bonds retreat, emphasized the value of “Wings of Destiny” Soldiers to their organizations as well as themselves.

The run was part of suicide awareness month and encouraged Soldiers to realize that they are a valued member of the team so they can make better decisions. The retreat was held to give single Soldiers more tools to interpret and improve interpersonal communication.

Soldiers from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), participate in the first value-of-life run at Fort Campbell, Ky., Sept. 22, 2015. The run was held as part of suicide prevention month to convey to participants how Soldiers’ views of themselves can affect the all aspects of a Soldier’s life. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

Soldiers from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), participate in the first value-of-life run at Fort Campbell, Ky., Sept. 22, 2015. The run was held as part of suicide prevention month to convey to participants how Soldiers’ views of themselves can affect the all aspects of a Soldier’s life. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

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101st Wings of Destiny Soldiers balance maintenance and restoring history at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

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Fort Campbell, KY – Airframe structural repair specialists from Company B, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, have been restoring ailerons for a display airplane at the company’s hangar, here, for more than a month.

Ailerons are control surfaces that are attached by hinges to the trailing edge of an airplane’s wings and are used to maintain side-to-side stability during flight. On this aircraft, the ailerons are nearly as long as the wings.

Pfc. Jacob Capps, an airframe structural repair specialist with Company B, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, drills to enlarge holes in the metal of an aileron of a C-47 Skytrain, here, May 18, 2015. Sheet metal will replace canvas, and drilling the holes ensure that the replacement rivets will fit properly when installed. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Pfc. Jacob Capps, an airframe structural repair specialist with Company B, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, drills to enlarge holes in the metal of an aileron of a C-47 Skytrain, here, May 18, 2015. Sheet metal will replace canvas, and drilling the holes ensure that the replacement rivets will fit properly when installed. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division conducts Brigade-Level Air Assault Training Operation at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) holds a unique position as the only air assault division in the world. As an air assault-focused unit, the division must be ready at a moment’s notice to plan, coordinate, and execute brigade-size air assault operations capable of seizing key terrain in support of operational objectives.

“The 101st Airborne Division provides the National Command Authority an air assault early entry force capable of working in austere environments with limited or degraded infrastructure,” said Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), secure a landing zone during the full dress rehearsal for Operation Golden Eagle here April 4, 2014. The four-day exercise was the first brigade-size air assault operation conducted by the 101st Abn. Div. in more than a decade and featured Soldiers from 3rd BCT and 101st Combat Aviation Brigade "Wings of Destiny," moving more than 1,100 Soldiers and sling-loading more than 20 pieces of equipment. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), secure a landing zone during the full dress rehearsal for Operation Golden Eagle here April 4, 2014. The four-day exercise was the first brigade-size air assault operation conducted by the 101st Abn. Div. in more than a decade and featured Soldiers from 3rd BCT and 101st Combat Aviation Brigade “Wings of Destiny,” moving more than 1,100 Soldiers and sling-loading more than 20 pieces of equipment. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Pathfinders jump towards next rendezvous with destiny

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with F Company, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) Pathfinders, conducted a jump at Corregidor drop zone on Fort Campbell, KY, October 16th, 2013.

This jump was the last airborne exercise for the Pathfinders. The jump is being conducted because the Pathfinder companies are coming off jump status for the foreseeable future.

Taking the Pathfinders off of jump status is the end of an era. The Pathfinders of the 101st CAB trace their roots back to World War II.

The last jumper from F Company, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) Pathfinders, parachutes into the drop zone to the cheers of his fellow companymates during the last jump of the Pathfinder company at Fort Campbell, Ky., Oct. 16, 2013. The jump was the last airborne operation in the history of the 101st Airborne Division. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

The last jumper from F Company, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) Pathfinders, parachutes into the drop zone to the cheers of his fellow companymates during the last jump of the Pathfinder company at Fort Campbell, Ky., Oct. 16, 2013. The jump was the last airborne operation in the history of the 101st Airborne Division. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s Importance to the U.S. Army shown by the Army’s Force Reduction and Reorganization Strategy

 

FFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Divisionort Campbell, KY – On Friday, Clarksville Online published the first of two pieces on a Thursday press conference with Brig. Gen. Mark Stammer, the acting commander of Fort Campbell, KY, while the 101st Airborne Division is deployed to Afghanistan about the Army’s Upcoming Force Reduction and Reorganization Strategy, and it’s effects on Fort Campbell.

The first article from the interview calmed community fears about the possibility of a mass loss of personnel at the Army post. In the second we will be discussing the level of importance assigned to Fort Campbell by the U.S. Army and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Brig. Gen. Mark Stammer, the acting commander of Fort Campbell, KY, while the 101st Airborne Division is deployed to Afghanistan

Brig. Gen. Mark Stammer, the acting commander of Fort Campbell, KY, while the 101st Airborne Division is deployed to Afghanistan

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101st Combat Aviation Brigade “Wings of Destiny” uncases Colors at Fort Campbell

 

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – During a short ceremony on Tuesday the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade uncase the colors signifying the completion of their return to Fort Campbell after a nine-month deployment in RC East and RC North in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 2012–13.

Brig. Gen. Mark R. Stammer, the Acting Senior Commander of Fort Campbell officiated the ceremony which was hosted by Col. Paul Bontrager, the commander of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade.

101st Combat Aviation Brigade Uncasing Ceremony at Fort Campbell

101st Combat Aviation Brigade Uncasing Ceremony at Fort Campbell

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Fort Campbell 101st Combat Aviation Brigade “Wings of Destiny” Soldiers Return Home

 

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) reunited with their Families at a welcome home ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, May 22nd, 2013.

The Ceremony marked the end of a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Regional Command – East. This ceremony marks the return of the entire brigade.

Spc. Tocarra Courtrier, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, embraces Roosevelt Gongob after being proposed to at a welcome home ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky., May 22, 2013. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan)

Spc. Tocarra Courtrier, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, embraces Roosevelt Gongob after being proposed to at a welcome home ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky., May 22, 2013. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan)

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