Post Tagged with: "101st Airborne/Ft Campbell"

Gen. David Rodriguez heads U.S. Africa Command. He briefed reporters at the Pentagon Wednesday on the military's mission in Liberia. Credit: DoD

Fort Campbell Soldiers Deployed To Liberia Could Start Returning In January

December 4, 2014 at 8:12 am

The Army’s mission in Liberia in response to the Ebola virus has been scaled back, according to Pentagon officials.

A color casing ceremony involves packing up a units flags for the trip. Credit: Army Photo by Sam Shore

Ebola Fighters From 101st Airborne Hold Pre-Deployment Ceremony

October 14, 2014 at 9:31 am

As a final formal ceremony before leaving for West Africa, Fort Campbell soldiers cased their colors on Tuesday, essentially boxing up their unit flags until they arrive in Liberia for a six-month stay.

Ft. Campbell Soldier Receives Posthumous Honor

January 15, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Staff Sgt. Eric B. Shaw was killed while defending a platoon of Afghan Army soliders. June 2010 was a time of heavy fighting in Afghanistan’s Kunar Province, as the as a surge of US troops began a new offensive against Taliban forces.

Body Armor for Her Shields Frontline Females

Body Armor for Her Shields Frontline Females

September 25, 2012 at 5:15 am

This year the Pentagon opened up new jobs that could land more females on the frontlines. So now the military is tailoring body armor for a smaller silhouette – an improvement over the previous generation for women of the 101st Airborne Division.

Fort Campbell Soldier to Receive Distinguished Service Cross

Fort Campbell Soldier to Receive Distinguished Service Cross

April 9, 2012 at 6:24 am

An Army sergeant from Fort Campbell is scheduled to receive the Distinguished Service Cross, the second highest award in the U.S. military.

USO Center Gives Fort Campbell Soldiers Room to Relax

November 29, 2011 at 4:27 pm

The nonprofit long known for flying musical groups and comedians to entertain deployed troops will cut the ribbon on a support center at Fort Campbell Wednesday. The USO was drawn to the post – in part – because it’s been the front line in a battle against soldier suicides.

Two Fort Campbell Soldiers Awarded Bronze Star

September 30, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Two Fort Campbell soldiers are being awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor this afternoon for their combat service in Afghanistan. Both men are from the 101st Airborne’s 3rd Brigade or Rakkasans.

Virtual Ammunition Saving Fort Campbell $4 Million a Month

September 14, 2011 at 7:21 am

The military has moved many training exercises into the virtual world. And simulations – in some instances – have cut costs. An indoor shooting range at Fort Campbell is saving $4 million a month in ammunition.

New Fort Campbell Commander Preps for More Time Home, Fewer Programs

New Fort Campbell Commander Preps for More Time Home, Fewer Programs

September 12, 2011 at 5:55 am

The new commanding general at Fort Campbell will have his troops home for longer than any period since 9/11. He plans to make the most of the time.

Spc. Brandon Kirton Falls in Attack

May 19, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Another Fort Campbell soldier has died in Afghanistan.

President Makes Plans to Visit Fort Campbell

May 5, 2011 at 7:16 am

President Barack Obama will travel to Fort Campbell Friday to address soldiers recently back from deployments to Afghanistan.

Fort Campbell Soldiers, Families Vent Retaliation Concerns after Bin Laden Killing

Fort Campbell Soldiers, Families Vent Retaliation Concerns after Bin Laden Killing

May 2, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Military installations around the country have raised the threat level and increased security as a result of Osama Bin Laden’s death. At Fort Campbell, soldiers have largely holstered any excitement about the news that one of the world’s most wanted men is dead.

Fort Campbell Bronze Star Winner Killed in Afghanistan

April 25, 2011 at 6:14 am

A Bronze Star winner and a Purple Heart recipient from Fort Campbell was killed Friday in Afghanistan.

Soldiers Prescribed Yoga to Recover from War Wounds

Soldiers Prescribed Yoga to Recover from War Wounds

March 8, 2011 at 6:20 am

For many wounded veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, push-ups, pull-ups and platoon runs have become impossible. For them, the Army has been developing what it calls “enhanced” physical training.

Fort Campbell Soldier Killed as Casualties Slow

March 1, 2011 at 7:05 am

A 21-year-old infantry soldier out of Fort Campbell was killed Sunday in Afghanistan.

Fort Campbell Remembers 14 Soldiers

January 12, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Wednesday Fort Campbell holds one of its largest remembrance ceremonies since the monthly events began. Families and soldiers on post honor 14 killed in Afghanistan.

Rakkasans Return to Fort Campbell

January 6, 2011 at 6:10 am

Homecoming ceremonies 12-months in the making begin Thursday night at Fort Campbell. The first flight of soldiers returns from Afghanistan. Many come home to wives who’ve become accustomed to the cycle of deployments.

First Wave of Fort Campbell Soldiers to Return Next Week

December 30, 2010 at 4:57 pm

The 101st Airborne Division is scheduled to start coming home from Afghanistan next week. A release from Fort Campbell Thursday says about 275 soldiers will return home January 6th.

Fort Campbell Soldiers Respond to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal

December 20, 2010 at 9:20 pm

Repeal of the military’s 17-year-old “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy concerning gay service members could mean big changes at Fort Campbell over the next few months.

Fort Campbell Preps for Homecoming after Deadly Year

Fort Campbell Preps for Homecoming after Deadly Year

December 20, 2010 at 5:46 am

Fort Campbell families are more anxious than ever to get their soldier back from Afghanistan safely. Businesses are eager too. They’ve come to depend on homecomings to make up for the slowdown during deployments.