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  • Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division participate in Tenn. Titan's Salute to the Troops

    Nov 4, 2012

    Soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division participate in a Tennessee Titan's Salute to the Troops event, Nov. 4, 2012, held during their home game at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn.

  • Afghan National Security Forces One Step Closer

    Nov 3, 2012

    PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Oct. 23, 2012) -- Afghan National Security Forces demonstrated their ever increasing ability to conduct independent counter insurgent operations in Chamkani District near the Pakistan border, Oct. 23, 2012. Members of the Afghan Uniformed Police, Afghan Border Police and Afghan Local Police successfully coordinated and executed a security mission, while Soldiers of Company C, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), augmented security and intelligence support.

  • ISAF CSM Capel Recognizes 7 Rakkasans During Visit to FOB Salerno

    Nov 3, 2012

  • 159th CAB showcases aviation assets

    Nov 2, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (Nov. 1, 2012) - Delegates from the Swedish Armed Forces visited the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Oct. 31, to see how the U.S. Army manages and operates their helicopter units. This is not the first time the 159th CAB has supported coalition forces with a tactical overview of their aviation assets in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The SwAF is the second international armed forces delegation the brigade has hosted within 40 days. SwAF Brig. Gen. Johan Svensson, the head of procurement and training for the Swedish Air Force, said he was impressed with the size and professionalism of the 101st Airborne Division, and he appreciated the generosity with which 159th CAB shared important information and experiences on the UH-60M Blackhawk helicopters. A year ago, Company C, "Dustoff," 7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th CAB, supported a Swedish medical delegation comprised of doctors and nurses. The Swedes said they were very impressed, and asked specifically to visit the 159th CAB again this time. "We will apply all the lessons learned from you into our role and use them when we deploy to Afghanistan," Svensson said.

  • Bastogne begins its next rendezvous with destiny

    Nov 1, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- With the cold of the day and even colder night, the Soldiers said their goodbyes to the Families as they climbed onto the busses to begin their deployment to Afghanistan.

  • A Price Too Great to Pay

    Oct 31, 2012

    The day started like any other. I had no idea that soon I'd come dangerously close to killing two of my friends.

  • STRIKE WINS FORT CAMPBELL SAPPER STAKES 2012

    Oct 31, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY -- "Fire in the hole! Fire in the hole, Fire in the hole!" screams a combat engineer, then the sound of a soft click leaves his hands and then a deafening boom; a secured doorway is no more. A combat engineer, also known as a Sapper, is a Soldier who performs an array of construction and demolition duties under combat conditions. They are trained in constructing and breaching trenches, building bunkers, creating tank traps and fortifications, constructing and/or demolishing bridges, roads and now perhaps most commonly known as the guys who cleared land mines and IED's from routes in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • TEAM STRIKE WINS CONNELLY AWARD

    Oct 31, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY -- An award ceremony was held to present the Forces Command Level 45th Annual Phillip A. Connelly Award to the Soldiers of the 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Oct. 24, outside of the Strike Dining Facility. Strike's 526th BSB, known as Best By Performance, won in the category for Active Army Field Kitchen-Field Feeding Operations, during the Connelly evaluation phase conducted earlier this summer; which tested Team Strike's ability to establish a field kitchen and while providing effective over-watch. Presenting the award was Maj. Gen. John R. "Jack" O'Connor, Maj. Gen. John R. "Jack" O'Connor, FORSCOM Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4.

  • Battling the odds: His amazing journey

    Oct 31, 2012

    101st Airborne Division Command Sgt. Maj. Alonzo Smith shares his story on overcoming depression.

  • Currahee DFAC two-time Best Mess Award winner

    Oct 30, 2012

    FORT 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, Oct. 17, 2012, at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Currahees take the Spur Ride Challenge

    Oct 30, 2012

    The cavalry tradition within the U.S. Army is called the Order of the Spur. Any Soldier serving with cavalry units (referred to as troopers) can be inducted into the Order of the Spur after successfully completing a "Spur Ride" or for having served during combat as a member of or with a Cavalry unit.

  • Family resiliency strengthens Army

    Oct 29, 2012

    "'Man up?' What does that even mean?" The women on the right side of the room burst out into laughter. The men seated on the left side of the room began to defend their answer to "Ten things you want and need from your partner." The 20 couples attending the 563rd Aviation Support Battalion marriage retreat in Sevierville, Tn., shared their answers to demonstrate the differences in priorities men and women have in a relationship. The three-day Strong Bonds retreat, Oct. 26-28, provided resiliency training for Families utilizing workshops on love languages, how to resolve conflict, and defining wants and needs within relationships. Couples demonstrated strategies discussed during the session through role-playing. Capt. (CH) Trey Vaughn, the 563rd ASB chaplain said the message the retreats convey is cohesion -- between Families, spouses and unit members. "(This training) also tells you how to listen to one another and be sensitive, but the whole time it's stressing teamwork, and in the Army, that's definitely something they stress all the time," Vaughn said.

  • Under the cover of darkness

    Oct 26, 2012

    It was 10 p.m. on Bagram Air Field and the hustle and bustle of garrison had begun to slow down. The workday was ending and most soldiers and airmen were preparing to call it a night.

  • Currahees conquer Operation Cherokee Resolve

    Oct 25, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky-Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, completed Operation Cherokee Resolve, Oct. 16 and 17, 2012 at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Bastogne Colors Going Again

    Oct 24, 2012

    Fort Campbell, Ky.--The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division held a Colors Casing ceremony, signifying the unit's pending deployment to Afghanistan on Memorial Field Tuesday.

  • Ethics of Combat

    Oct 24, 2012

    Fort Campbell Ky.--As Soldiers, we spend a vast majority of our days training and preparing ourselves for the physically demanding stresses of combat, but last week the leaders of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division had an opportunity to study ethical decisions under stress of combat.

  • Training to save lives

    Oct 24, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, trained as Eagle First Responders Oct. 17 and 18 here.

  • Aerial Delivery

    Oct 24, 2012

    Soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division train members of a Kentucky National Guard unit on conducting Low Cost Low Altitude air drops.

  • Eagle 7 sends

    Oct 24, 2012

    I would like to share a few basic points on leadership as it applies to all Soldiers within the Division. It is important to note that you do not have to be in a leadership slot to begin practicing the qualities that will make you a better leader and future NCO and leader. These fundamentals are simple and apply to every Soldier who puts on a uniform each day, regardless of rank or position.

  • Civil Air Patrol cadets visit TF Wings

    Oct 23, 2012

    The cadets from the Civil Air Patrol Central Louisiana Composite Squadron visited Gorgas Army Airfield to view the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, "Task Force Wings," helicopters Oct. 16 during its field exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center near Fort Polk, La. Their ages ranged from 12-21 years old; they were excited to see the different types of aircraft TF Wings utilized and learn about them, but there was one highly-anticipated helicopter -- the AH64 Apache attack helicopter.

  • Helping hands have many hands helping

    Oct 23, 2012

    It is Friday morning, Oct. 19, and while most Soldiers don their uniform and go to work, Soldiers of the 7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, roll up their sleeves and head out the front gate. Organization Day this month for the "Dragons," Company D, 7th Bn, 101st Avn. Reg., consisted of 92 volunteers assisting with eight different community outreach projects spread throughout the Clarksville area in order to show their support for the surrounding community. "(There's) something to be said about going out, getting away from work but also doing some good," said Capt. Ben Summers, the Dragons' company commander.

  • Age not a factor in being Air Assault Strong

    Oct 23, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY--On a windy Wednesday morning last week at Fort Campbell's Sabalauski Air Assault School, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Hawkins, division chaplain, 101st Airborne Division, delivered his invocation with energy and zeal, as the latest class of graduates stood motionless in formation.

  • Fort Campbell honors selfless volunteers

    Oct 22, 2012

    "Ladies and gentlemen, the ceremony will begin in two minutes," the Voice of the Eagle announced over the microphone. The last of the awardees found their seats as approximately 100 friends and family members, Soldiers and leaders found theirs. The gathering in McAuliffe Hall Atrium, Oct. 18, recognized the Fort Campbell, Ky., Volunteer of the Month, where 159th Combat Aviation Brigade had three recipients. The Volunteer of the Month program is dedicated by the post to recognize all the volunteers for Fort Campbell, explained Sonya Long, the family readiness support advisor for the 159th CAB. Each brigade has two months during the year to nominate their volunteers, and the top three with the most hours or an exceptional community outreach get awarded a certificate, division pin, post parking pass and a bag with other goodies. Col. Jimmy Blackmon, the brigade commander for 159th CAB, said in a society that is increasingly self-focused, it is important to recognize people whose attention is on others.

  • Vietnam veteran continues service in Afghanistan

    Oct 21, 2012

    Ask Chief Warrant Officer 4 Walter Jones why he continues to serve 43 years after he first joined the Army and he will tell you, "It's all about flying and Soldiers."

  • March for Cancer supports cancer survivors, honors victims

    Oct 20, 2012

    "For my bestie," "for my mother," "for my sister," "for my friend's dad," "for my daughter," "for my grandmother I never met." The reasons friends, families and neighbors participated in the three-mile March for Cancer at the Oak Grove War Memorial Walking Trail Oct. 20 varied from person to person, but to each individual participating, cancer was just that -- personal. Essie Saulman and Sandra Calo, Family Readiness Group leaders for Company D, 3rd Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, put the event together to raise money for cancer charities and to honor women who have had great influence on their lives.

  • 101st Airborne honors Gold Star Families

    Oct 19, 2012

    The Army is the strength of the nation. The Soldier is the strength of the Army. The Family is the strength of the Soldier. During Gold Star Family Appreciation Week, we honor the survivors and thank them for "their" service.

  • Passion for Serving Others Drives Soldier and Career

    Oct 17, 2012

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Oct. 17, 2012) -- When Spc. Stephen Palmer, a combat medic from Greenwich, R.I., took his oath of enlistment in July 2009, he proudly swore to himself to serve with a special purpose: helping those in need. Palmer, who serves as a senior medic with Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron, 33rd Calvary Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), knew well before he entered discussions with recruiters what he wanted to do in the U.S. Army.

  • Rakkasans Flex Might with Live-Fire

    Oct 17, 2012

  • Currahees are flexible in combat patrol lanes

    Oct 17, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky- Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conducted combat patrol exercises Oct. 2 to Oct. 12, 2012 as part of the brigade's field exercise, Eagle Flight III at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Currahees complete EFIII convoy live-fire exercises

    Oct 17, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky-Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, completed convoy live-fire ranges Oct. 6 to Oct. 15, 2012 during the brigade's field exercise Eagle Flight III at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Air assault school helps shape Army's future

    Oct 17, 2012

    The commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division issued an order in July to increase the number of Air Assault-qualified Soldiers within the next three years.

  • Combat medical training keeps Rakkasans ready

    Oct 17, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Rear-detachment Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) conducted combat life-saver training here Oct. 10 and 11 to maintain mission readiness within the unit.

  • Small debris, big problem

    Oct 17, 2012

    A plastic bag floats mid-air down Interstate 49, near Fort Polk, La., where Soldiers with 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, "Task Force Wings," are conducting exercises at the Joint Readiness Training Center. The bag hits a windshield and gently rolls off the vehicle with no harm done. For an aircraft, however, small or lightweight items kicked up into the air can have potentially cataclysmic results. Rotary blades can become a high-powered slingshot for hard objects, such as a bolt, or become entangled with flexible items, like a plastic bag or string. "Foreign object damage is a constant hazard to Army aircrew members and one that can increase the likelihood of accidents, possibly resulting in aircraft damage, injuries and fatalities," said Chris Tumble, a safety specialist from the U.S. Army Combat Readiness and Safety Center in Fort Rucker, Ala.

  • Eagle Express

    Oct 13, 2012

    For the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny, supporting the aviation needs of ground forces is the core of the mission. In order to achieve success, the aircraft need to be at peak performance.

  • Why we serve: Command Sgt. Major Marion Arnett

    Oct 12, 2012

    Command Sgt. Maj. Marion E Arnett, a native of Holt, Fla., is the 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Troubleshooter command sergeant major.

  • Why we serve: Command Sgt. Maj. Marion Arnett

    Oct 12, 2012

    U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Marion E. Arnett, command sergeant major Task Force Troubleshooter, places a Screaming Eagle patch on the right shoulder of Lt. Col. Benjamin S. Bahoque, commander TF Troubleshooter, during a combat patch ceremony on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, on Sept. 22, 2012.

  • Civil War teaches today's Strike leaders

    Oct 11, 2012

    DOVER, Tenn. -- There are very few things that remain constant throughout the evolution of combat and the military. Officers and senior enlisted from 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), participated in a staff ride to the Fort Donelson Battlefield Sept. 28 to learn the principles of leadership during the Civil War still hold true today.

  • IRON STRIKE CHALLENGE: COMBAT FOCUS PHYSICAL TRAINING AND BRAGGING RIGHTS

    Oct 11, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY -- Physical fitness is a major part of the Army lifestyle and missions overseas as well as ones stateside, depend on the fitness of Soldiers to succeed. The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), recognizes this and challenges their Soldiers' physical capabilities through a series of events known as the Iron Strike Challenge. Most recently, Oct. 4 at Fort Campbell's Strike Field, the members of Strike's Headquarters and Headquarters Company, competed in the team-based activity that pitted four teams against each other in a timed matchup testing every muscle group of those participating.

  • Food Service Specialists: The stomach of the operations and unsung heroes

    Oct 11, 2012

    FORT POLK, La. (Oct. 11, 2012) - When you think of an aviation brigade you think of pilots and helicopters, and when you think of U.S. Army Soldiers you think of infantry, war, fighting and communication. But an often forgotten group of Soldiers who help to keep the morale up, put a smile on your face when you finally get to see them, and keep your body nourished are the food service specialist -- the stomach of the operations. Meals ready-to-eat, better known as MREs, are what many Soldiers are used to when in the field, but the leadership of the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, "Task Force Wings," know it takes more than that to keep the mission going. "If you take care of your Soldiers, they will take care of you," said Chaplain (Capt.) Tim Raburn, the chaplain for TF Wings.

  • Training failures provide training benefits

    Oct 10, 2012

    FORT POLK, La. (Oct. 9, 2012) - "Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit." -- author Napoleon Hill Training prepares the troops for real-world engagements, providing room for failure and room for improvement for future training events. "A successful mission has a multitude of things incorporated into the equation -- hard work, dedication, taking notes during constructive criticism, learning from failure, paying attention detail, and remembering that communication is key," said Sgt. Mario Smith, a signal support specialist team leader for 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, "Task Force Wings".

  • Rakkasans Complete Transition

    Oct 10, 2012

    The 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans", 101st Airborne Brigade (AASLT), are beginning their sixth deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism, making them the most deployed brigade in the Army.

  • Technical Inspectors assess downed equipment to keep mission going

    Oct 9, 2012

    FORT POLK, La. (Oct. 9, 2012) -- Two technical inspectors, a part of the Downed Aircraft Recovery Team attached to the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, "Wings of the Eagle," get in full battle gear along with their cold weather protection to go to a downed-aircraft location. They must successfully assess whether the downed AH-1 Cobra helicopter needs to be repaired on site or slingloaded back to Gorgas Army Airfield for intensive repairs.

  • Currahees conduct CALFEX during Eagle Flight III

    Oct 9, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky-Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conducted combined arms live-fire exercises, Oct. 4 to Oct. 10, 2012 as part of the brigade's Eagle Flight III field exercise at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • MASCAL drills make MEDEVAC plan more proficient

    Oct 9, 2012

    FORT POLK, La. (Oct. 9, 2012) -- Mortars hit Gorgas Army Airfield, as a field training exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center near Fort Polk, La., Oct. 8, causing the number of casualties to exceed the hospital's capabilities to provide immediate medical care. Soldiers made a high-speed sprint to the closest place for adequate cover; when the "All Clear" sounded, all first responders and all participating parties helped to get the wounded personnel to immediate care.

  • Ready and Resilient at Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division (AASLT)

    Oct 3, 2012

    For years, the military has focused on the physical strength of its force. It now realizes that soldiers and their families need strength in all areas of their lives including physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual strength.

  • Currahees walk, shoot during Eagle Flight III

    Oct 2, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky- Soldiers with 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conducted walk-and-shoot training exercises Sept. 28 to Oct. 4, 2012 as part of the Eagle Flight III field exercise at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Practice makes perfect: Muscle memory makes for greater results

    Oct 2, 2012

    Pilots with companies B and C, 3rd Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, will be spending three weeks in October sharpening their skills here at Fort Campbell, Ky. To qualify annually, the pilots must be able to prove their proficiency in certain tasks, from tight turns and rolls to hitting targets accurately. The AH-64 Apache helicopter aerial gunnery tables consist of day and night time firing. The purpose is to engage and destroy enemy targets efficiently in combat.

  • 'Rakkasans' deploy to assist Afghan forces

    Oct 2, 2012

    The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, "Rakkasans,"101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), is preparing to assume responsibility of eastern Afghanistan from the 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, as part of the unit's sixth deployment since 2001.

  • Recovery teams train to return downed aircraft to safety

    Oct 1, 2012

    Soldiers of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade performed a full-scale rehearsal of a downed aircraft recovery, Sept. 24-28, 2012, at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • A chance to showcase

    Sep 28, 2012

    Pilots, maintainers and analysts from the Republic of Korea Army, Test and Evaluation Group and the Boeing Company received guided tours and operational briefings from the 3rd Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, Sept. 24-25 at Fort Campbell, Ky. The South Korean government is currently looking at several attack helicopter platforms for purchase that would improve their ability to meet current and future threats in the Pacific region.

  • "Back to Basics"

    Sep 28, 2012

    "Strike Fear" battalion trains on sling load operations with Avengers

  • "ASISTing" a fellow Soldier

    Sep 28, 2012

    Lifeliners, MP's learn to identify comrades in need during suicide skills training

  • Currahees laugh their way to stronger bonds

    Sep 26, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky-Soldiers and their Families from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division attend Strong Bonds Retreat, Sept. 21 to Sept. 23, 2012 as part of the brigade's Family resiliency program at Nashville, Tenn.

  • Fort Campbell suicide prevention efforts target a killer

    Sep 26, 2012

    September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell community is ready to stand up to suicide.

  • Medal of Honor recipient trains Currahees

    Sep 25, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky-Medal of Honor recipient, retired Lt. Col. Charles Hagemeister assisted with training Currahees with 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Sept. 10 to Sept. 18, 2012 as a member of the Mission Command Training Program from Fort Leavenworth, Kan. during the Warfighter Exercise at the Fort Campbell Kinnard Mission Training Complex at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Walk to Afghanistan

    Sep 22, 2012

    Take a hike -- a 10,644-mile hike. Or a run. Or a bike ride. An estimated 350 Family members and other participants from the community show support for deployed Soldiers by doing just that. The 101st Combat Aviation Battalion kicked off the second Walk to Afghanistan Saturday at Fort Campbell, Ky., held in support of Soldiers participating in Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division deploys to Afghanistan

    Sep 22, 2012

    Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans", 101st Airborne Division deployed from Fort Campbell, Ky. to Afghanistan Sept. 2012 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Before the Soldiers departed, they spent time with their loved ones and listened to their leaders as they imparted words of wisdom about why they are deploying and the mission they will need to accomplish.

  • New Chemical suit for Aviators

    Sep 21, 2012

    Soldiers from the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division become the first Army unit in the continental U.S. to receive the latest Joint Protective Aircrew Ensemble, Sept. 20, at Fort Campbell, Ky. The JPACE is a flame resistant, light weight, chemical and biological protective coverall that resembles a standard flight suit worn over the physical fitness uniform and consists of an inner CB lining attached to an outer shell.

  • Stand Up! for suicide awareness

    Sep 21, 2012

    Soldiers of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade attended an all-day training event to increase suicide awareness, reduce suicidal and high-risk behavior, and improve the health and discipline of the force. "We will accomplish this in-part by educating the force of the warning signs, risk factors and the resources available to our Soldiers," said Maj. (CH) Edward J. Yurus, the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade's chaplain. The Department of the Army has designated September as Army Suicide Prevention Month, and on Sept. 27, the Army will conduct a suicide prevention day to focus on promoting good health, teammate involvement, risk reduction and resiliency.

  • Eagle 7 sends

    Sep 20, 2012

    Command Sgt. Maj. Alonzo J. Smith, division command sergeant major, speaks to Soldiers on initiatives and opportunities for single Soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Building resiliency in military children

    Sep 19, 2012

    With the constant moving, changing of schools and friends and having a parent who's deployed or geographically dispersed, being in a military family can, at times, be exceedingly stressful for children.

  • Currahees train using VBSII

    Sep 19, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky-Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division conduct walk-and-shoot mission rehearsal using Virtual Battle Space II, Sept. 4 to 6, 2012, at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Deploying Soldiers test new female body armor prototype

    Sep 18, 2012

    Female Soldiers at Fort Campbell, Ky., preparing for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan are getting a chance to weigh in on the latest innovation in personal protective equipment: body armor designed specifically to fit them.

  • Army encourages stigma reduction

    Sep 18, 2012

    Soldiers of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade and other 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldiers participated in a Stigma Reduction Communications Campaign workshop, Sept. 18, 2012, at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Don't forget the house when preparing for winter

    Sep 17, 2012

    Cold weather is on the horizon, and as members of the Army Family begin their preparations for winter, officials want them to pay special attention to one area in particular - their homes.

  • Zero Tolerance for Sexual Harassment, Hazing, and Bullying

    Sep 14, 2012

    All service members have a personal responsibility to intervene and stop any occurrences of sexual harassment, hazing or bullying.

  • Units push to reduce non-deployable personnel

    Sep 14, 2012

    During 2012, the medically non-deployable population at Fort Campbell, Ky., has increased to approximately 20 percent of the Division's overall assigned strength, according to medical profile data reported by Blanchfield Army Community Hospital and the Integrated Disability Evaluation System. To enhance the readiness posture of the brigades, all units must continue to reduce the medically non-deployable population by half, no later than the end of 2013. In an effort to streamline the process and make as many Soldiers as battle-ready as possible, unit commanders will assist with reviews and revisions of policies, processes and training requirements that have caused the medical non-deployable rate to rise.

  • 2012 National Hispanic American Heritage Month

    Sep 11, 2012

    Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

  • Rakkasans deploy to Afghanistan

    Sep 11, 2012

    Rakkasan Soldiers and Families say farewell during a deployment ceremony on Fort Campbell Sept. 6, 2012.

  • 101st Airborne Division receives first female chaplain in combat arms unit

    Sep 10, 2012

    Capt. Delana I. Small, chaplain with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and a native of Springfield, Miss., arrived June 28, 2012, and was assigned as the 101st Airborne Division's first female chaplain in a combat arms unit as part of the Department of Defense initiative, Women in the Service Review.

  • September 11, 2012--11 years later: Honoring the fallen - moving forward

    Sep 10, 2012

    For Americans, the date "September 11, 2001" evokes very distinct memories of that specific time in our lives when the world, as we knew it, changed forever. Our memories mark this day far more poignantly than any words ever will.

  • Eagle 6 Patriot Day message

    Sep 10, 2012

    As I personally reflect on the attacks of September 11th, I want to remember all the Patriots who lost their lives to terrorists.

  • Resiliency required for successful Soldiers

    Sep 6, 2012

    Soldiers are not just in the Army -- they are the Army, and when they overcome personal hurdles, the Army is that much stronger from it. Resiliency training for Soldiers is just as essential as any other military training. Discussing theories is important, but working the techniques into practical, every day activities is where the rubber meets the road. "Soldier resiliency is a Soldier's ability to bounce back from adverse situations much wiser, stronger, and better equipped," said Capt. Vincent L. Hardy, the chaplain for 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment. "Each experience shows a person a new facet about themselves and it brings out new coping mechanisms. The bottom line is that the information, if utilized, can help a person or family unit bounce back from adversity wiser and stronger." Resiliency training is just one part of the Army's holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to suicide prevention.

  • Currahees receive 1st female chaplain

    Sep 5, 2012

    U.S. Army Chaplain (Cpt.) Delana I. Small, with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and a native of Springfield, Miss., arrived June 28, 2012 and was assigned as the 101st Airborne Division's first female chaplain in a combat arms unit as part of the Department of Defense initiative, Women in the Service Review.

  • Eagle Dustoff stands ready to serve

    Sep 5, 2012

    The four aircraft formed a perfect line, then parted ways and danced delicately into individual parking places Saturday at Fort Campbell, Ky. The trip was over, and the Medevac crews were ready to begin what was left of their 4-day weekend. Within only hours of notification, eight crews of Eagle Dustoff (Company C, 7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade) traveled to Fort Rucker, Ala., Thursday. They were staged for potential search-and-rescue missions, ready to assist at a moment's notice. With the National Guard and the other government agencies in place, the Medevac crews were not needed and returned home. Response time can mean the difference between life and death, and the Army excels at rehearsing for all kinds of emergencies.

  • Suicide prevention: A healthy force is a ready force

    Sep 4, 2012

    The Army has designated September as Suicide Prevention Month and joins the nation in observing National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 10-14, 2012, and World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10.

  • Currahees prepare for Eagle Flight III

    Sep 4, 2012

    FORT 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 28, 2012 at Son Drop Zone, Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • 101st Airborne Division female Soldiers first to test prototype body armor

    Aug 28, 2012

    While advances in female Army Combat Uniforms are already available, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) first suggested changes be made to Improved Outer Tactical Vests for women in 2009.

  • Week of the Eagles 2012 - Wrap Up

    Aug 28, 2012

    Week of the Eagles 2012 wrap up.

  • MEDEVAC crews fit into tight spaces

    Aug 28, 2012

    U.S. Army Soldiers are great at what they do, but they don't always make it through the mission without injury or Mother Nature getting in their way. To aid their injured battle buddies, the Medevac aviation crews with the Company C "Eagle Dustoff," 7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, attached to Task Force Wings, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, prepare for those unfortunate circumstances by combat hoist training operations.

  • CK brightens Soldiers field training

    Aug 28, 2012

    When Soldiers get off work at their duty stations, many of them look forward to a shower and a meal. For the Task Force Wings Soldiers conducting training at Fort Bragg, N.C., Aug. 19-29, that luxury can be hard to come by. However, to keep the morale up, leaders brought food service specialists on the Joint Operations Aviation Exercise to cook and serve food by use of the containerized kitchen.

  • Currahee is Best Cook of the Quarter

    Aug 28, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky-U.S. Army Spc. James F. McCollum from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and native of Radcliff, Ky., was awarded the 101st Airborne Division Commanding General's Best Cook of the Quarter, Aug. 22, 2012 at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Crew chiefs learn to train future generations through MTT

    Aug 24, 2012

    For nearly five weeks, 10 crew chiefs with 4th and 7th battalions, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, have been studying standards and immersed in instruction as they take the Aircraft Crewmember Standard Instruction course. The objective of the course is to qualify the crewmembers to be flight instructors, meaning they will have all the tools they need to be a certified flight instructor. Soon, the crew chiefs who graduate from the course will be able to train and evaluate future crew chiefs. This means they will be even more proficient in tasks such as aircraft systems, malfunction analysis, aviation medicine and other aviation safety subjects.

  • TF Wings tests deployment readiness plan

    Aug 24, 2012

    Soldiers of the Task Force Wings (4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade) spent four days, Aug. 21-24, rehearsing their quick-response deployment readiness capabilities. The brigade exercised all facets of preparing an aviation task force, including its supporting elements, to deploy on short or no notice, from initial notification to loading the aircraft with personnel, gear and equipment. "In the event we get a prepare-to-deploy order, we have to be capable of getting ourselves out the door with short notice and internal assets, meaning the majority of our support is coming out of our brigade," said Maj. Kareem J. Toomer, the brigade's support operations officer.

  • Jump-FARP fuels monumental outcome

    Aug 24, 2012

    The Forward Support Company, 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, for the newly formed Task Force Wings element provides responsive, manifold logistic support to the task force. The support does not stop at providing the companies with drinkable water, equipment movement, or drivers for convoys; they provide fuel and lots of it.

  • SWO: Forecasts factor in mission execution

    Aug 24, 2012

    Three staff weather officers provide Task Force Wings with weather predictions during a Joint Operations Aviation Exercise at Fort Bragg, N.C., Aug. 20-29. The SWO team monitors the weather in the task force's tactical operations center to keep pilots and their crews updated on the latest weather forecasts and apprised of changes in conditions while they are on mission.

  • Petraeus returns to Fort Campbell to celebrate 70th anniversary

    Aug 23, 2012

    Although rain clouds loomed over the Division Parade Field Friday morning, the 101st Airborne Division closed the "Week of the Eagles 2012: A History of Valor" with the traditional pass and review. About 15,000 Soldiers and other tenant units gathered on the Division Parade Field for the pass and review by Division and Fort Campbell Commander, Maj. Gen. James C. McConville.

  • Welcome to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

    Aug 20, 2012

    Welcome to the official homepage of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Screaming Eagles, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

  • Soldiers, Families remember fallen

    Aug 17, 2012

    Roughly 2,200 supporters participated in the 2012 Week of the Eagles' Run for the Fallen, Saturday, which began at the Sabalauski Air Assault School. Attendees honored fallen heroes by participating in the 5th Annual Run for the Fallen, a tribute event that involved a 3.2-mile run or 2-mile walk.

  • Toughest Air Assault Soldier on Fort Campbell

    Aug 16, 2012

    The moon still hovers in a predawn sky, visibility is low but the distinct sound of Soldiers adjusting their kits, boots and gear can still be strongly heard. They step off into the dark, the first of many in the next 12- miles, which has to be to be finished in under three hours time. This is the Toughest Air Assault Soldier Competition. Soldiers from each brigade are tested on their physical stamina, attention to detail and knowledge of tactical aerial operations. By day's end, one team will be the Toughest Air Assault Soldiers in Fort Campbell.

  • Strike's dodgeball team wins new event

    Aug 16, 2012

    The Week of the Eagles has been a Fort Campbell tradition for over 70 years. This tradition brings not only Soldiers, but also their family members and Veterans of the Screaming Eagle family as well. The events started in 1970's to build the cohesion of Soldiers. Over that span, the events have evolved not just for Soldier participation, but also former Screaming Eagles and family members alike. The week is a highlight for some.

  • 3rd Bn., 5th SFG, takes home 2012 Week of the Eagles basketball title

    Aug 16, 2012

    The crowd roars as their favorite brigade basketball team from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) steps on the court to compete in the final round of the 2012 Week of the Eagles basketball tournament.

  • Soccer Tournament Scores a Winning Goal for All: Rakkasan Wears Gold at Week of the Eagles 2012

    Aug 16, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY -- Soccer, or football to the rest of the world, is a sport that is gaining popularity in the United States. The Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), competed in a tournament during Week of the Eagles to determine the best Soccer team in the division. Beginning with nine teams consisting of Soldiers from all across Fort Campbell, the championship was decided Aug. 15. The tournament stretched out over three-days and was a test of all the preparations leading up to Week of the Eagles 2012.

  • Strike Brigade wins legacy golf tournament

    Aug 16, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Golf is a sport loved by people all over; Soldiers are no different. Fort Campbell's Cole Park Commons Golf Course hosted the Week of the Eagles, Legacy Golf Tournament Aug. 13. Despite inclement weather, 36 teams came out for the best ball style tournament hoping to emerge on top.

  • Team 'Strike' wins 2012 Week of Eagles marksmanship competition

    Aug 16, 2012

    Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, "Strike," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), took top honors in the Week of the Eagles 2012 Marksmanship Competition held Aug. 14, 2012, at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • STRIKE'S BASKETBALL JONES

    Aug 16, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY - Basketball is just one of the 14-events that took place during the Week of the Eagles, 2012. The Strike team, made up of Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), has provided much excitement during the basketball tournament. This inter-division 3-day competition, held at Fort Campbell's Lozada gym began Aug. 13. The Strike team gave fans that came out to support more than their money's worth.

  • Week of the Eagle's 5th Annual Run for the Fallen

    Aug 16, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky- Roughly 2,200 supporters participated in the 2012 Week of the Eagles Run for the Fallen, Aug. 11, 2012 which began at the Sabalauski Air Assault School at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Strike's Team "Lat Attack" creates history with ultimate frisbee

    Aug 16, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - This year, for the first time in the Screaming Eagle's history, the game of Ultimate Frisbee is a part of the Week of the Eagles competition. The Week of the Eagles is celebrated each year to honor the activation of the 101st Airborne Division in 1942. This year is the division's 70th anniversary.

  • 5 and 10 kilometers run is fun

    Aug 14, 2012

    Go figure, one of the most competitive five and ten kilometer races at Fort Campbell is a called a Fun Run. They are both a timed team event, in which the outcome depends on an individual's performance. Each brigade within the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), has representing teams for each race. The teams met up on the Sunday morning of Aug. 12 at Fort Campbell's Sabalauski Air Assault School and put on display all of that hard work and physical training they've invested in for this 'fun' competition.

  • Week of the Eagles Run held for fallen but not forgotten Soldiers

    Aug 14, 2012

    During this Week of the Eagles 2012, the Run for the Fallen event was held at the Sabalauski Air Assault School, Aug. 11, 2012, bringing Soldiers, veterans and family members together to remember.

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