101st Airborne Division http://wkms.org en 101st Remembers Comrades Lost at Gander http://wkms.org/post/101st-remembers-comrades-lost-gander <p>Soldiers of the 101<sup>st</sup> Airborne Division (Air Assault) and members of the public are attending memorial services today for comrades killed 28 years ago while returning from Egypt.&nbsp;</p><p>On December 12<sup>th</sup>, 1985, 248 soldiers in the 101<sup>st</sup> and eight crew members aboard Arrow Air Flight 1285 died when their plane went down a short distance from Gander International Airport in Newfoundland, Canada.&nbsp; Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:43:32 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 37292 at http://wkms.org 101st Remembers Comrades Lost at Gander Engineer Battalion Moves To Fort Campbell http://wkms.org/post/engineer-battalion-moves-fort-campbell <p></p><p>An engineer battalion has a new home at Fort Campbell. The 326th Engineer Battalion moved from Fort Hood in Texas.</p><p>The battalion, which is known as the Sapper Eagles, is joining the 101st Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team. The battalion joins the brigade's ranks before it integrates with the brigade's 1st Special Troops Battalion into the 326th Brigade Engineer Battalion in April. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 12:47:20 +0000 The Associated Press 36256 at http://wkms.org Engineer Battalion Moves To Fort Campbell Flags at Half Staff for Two Fort Campbell Soldiers http://wkms.org/post/flags-half-staff-two-fort-campbell-soldiers <p></p><p>Two Fort Campbell soldiers who died earlier this month are being honored tomorrow with flags flying half-staff.</p><p>Second Lt. Justin Sisson of Phoenix and Spc. Robert Pierce of Huntingdon, Arkansas, died June 3 in Tsamkani, Afghanistan. Both were wounded when their unit was attacked by a suicide bomber. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 21:39:26 +0000 Whitney Jones 32114 at http://wkms.org Flags at Half Staff for Two Fort Campbell Soldiers Fort Campbell Museum Commemorates D-Day with Living History Event http://wkms.org/post/fort-campbell-museum-commemorates-d-day-living-history-event <P>The 101st Airborne commemorates the events of D-Day this weekend at the Don F. Pratt Museum on Fort Campbell with a living history event.</P> <P>June 6th&nbsp;marked the 69th anniversary of the military operation on the beaches of Normandy considered a turning point for the allied effort in World War II. Fri, 07 Jun 2013 15:02:16 +0000 Rob Canning 31920 at http://wkms.org Fort Campbell Museum Commemorates D-Day with Living History Event Aviation Brigade Details Progress in Afghanistan http://wkms.org/post/aviation-brigade-details-progress-afghanistan <p></p><p>The commander of Fort Campbell’s 101st Combat Aviation Brigade says Afghan security forces are becoming more capable both on the ground and in the air. Col. Paul Bontrager says Afghans can now medically evacuate their own personnel using helicopters and that the air corps’ success will be vital when the U.S. removes combat forces in 2014. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 14:34:58 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 25818 at http://wkms.org Aviation Brigade Details Progress in Afghanistan Aviation Brigade to Detail Afghanistan Progress http://wkms.org/post/aviation-brigade-detail-afghanistan-progress <p></p><p>Leaders from Fort Campbell’s 101st Combat Aviation Brigade will speak with the media today about their first 100 days of deployment to Afghanistan. The brigade went overseas this year to provide helicopter support throughout two regions of the country, including areas where other Fort Campbell units are deployed. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 14:13:30 +0000 The Associated Press & Whitney Jones 25770 at http://wkms.org Aviation Brigade to Detail Afghanistan Progress Memorial Honors Soldiers Killed in 1985 Crash http://wkms.org/post/memorial-honors-soldiers-killed-1985-crash <p></p><p>The 101st Airborne Division and its 2nd Brigade Combat Team will hold a memorial service Wednesday to mark the anniversary of a 1985 plane crash that took the lives of 248 Fort Campbell soldiers. It’s been 27 years since Arrow Airlines Flight 1285 crashed in Gander, Newfoundland killing soldiers were from the 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division. Wed, 12 Dec 2012 13:28:18 +0000 The Associated Press & Whitney Jones 25578 at http://wkms.org Memorial Honors Soldiers Killed in 1985 Crash 101st Troops to Deploy to Afghanistan http://wkms.org/post/101st-troops-deploy-afghanistan <p></p><p>More than 3,400 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell deploy to Afghanistan during the next several months. The Defense Department says about 2,800 from the 4th Brigade and about 620 from Division Headquarters ship out to Afghanistan during the winter and spring. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 16:48:11 +0000 Shelly Baskin 25204 at http://wkms.org 101st Troops to Deploy to Afghanistan 101st Airborne Soldier Dies in Afghanistan http://wkms.org/post/101st-airborne-soldier-dies-afghanistan <p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:13.5pt;margin-left: 0in;line-height:18.0pt"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:#2C2C2C">A soldier assigned to the 101st Airborne Division died Friday in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Afghanistan</st1:country-region></st1:place>. According to a Department of Defense news release, 20-year-old Pfc. Patricia L. Mon, 27 Aug 2012 12:44:05 +0000 Dave Shinall & The Associated Press 21316 at http://wkms.org 101st Airborne Soldier Dies in Afghanistan 101st Airborne's 1st Brigade Combat Team Returns to Afghanistan http://wkms.org/post/101st-airbornes-1st-brigade-combat-team-returns-afghanistan <p></p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 12:18:55 +0000 Dave Shinall & The Associated Press 21314 at http://wkms.org 101st Airborne's 1st Brigade Combat Team Returns to Afghanistan