101st Airborne

7:03 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Fort Campbell Units Return To Afghanistan

Two combat brigades based at Fort Campbell are returning to the war in Afghanistan. The Pentagon announced yesterday 4,800 soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division will rotate back into the conflict.

They are scheduled to deploy over this winter. The 2nd Brigade Combat Team is sending 3,000 soldiers, a majority of that brigade.

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4:25 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Fort Campbell Officials Reaffirm Commitment to Hold Sexual Assault Perpetrators Accountable

Brigadier General Mark Stammer, senior commander of Fort Campbell's 101st Airborne Division, (right) speaks on the military installation's programs and policies addressing sexual harassment and assault within its ranks.
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Fort Campbell officials asserted their commitment today to hold soldiers who commit sexual assault and harassment accountable for their actions. This comes in the wake of widespread media attention on several sexual misconduct claims filed by military personnel.

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7:52 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Fort Campbell Unit Completes Afghan Deployment

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The last return flight for soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division arrived at Fort Campbell this weekend. The brigade’s return marked the end of a 9-month deployment to Afghanistan.

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5:06 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

McConville Quiet on Effects of Cuts on 101st

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If the Army’s 101st Airborne Division Commander knows what impact the upcoming “fiscal cliff” will have on the unit, he’s not saying. Major General James McConville leads the 24,000 soldiers in the 101st based at Fort Campbell.

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4:21 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Half-Staff Flags Honor Fallen Soldier

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Governor Steve Beshear has ordered all Kentucky state buildings to fly flags at half staff tomorrow in honor of a fallen Fort Campbell soldier. Twenty-year-old Shane Wilson of Kuna, Idaho, died Oct. 18 in Afghanistan. He was a private first class in the 101st Airborne Division.

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3:57 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

2,800 Troops To Deploy from Fort Campbell This Winter

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2,800 1st Brigade Combat Team soldiers from Fort Campbell’s 101st Airborne Division will deploy to Afghanistan this winter. 

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Morning Cram
9:37 am
Fri August 10, 2012

the morning cram [the next big thing edition]

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From NPR: Curiosity is (somewhat) safe on mars and NPR explores the high pressure environment of mission control as the rover touched down. 

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9:12 am
Tue May 15, 2012

Army Opens Jobs in Combat Battalions to Women


Fort Campbell's 4th Brigade Combat Team will be among the first nine brigades in the US Army selected to test new jobs for women in combat units this week.  The move is part of a policy change and pilot program announced earlier this year to more accurately reflect how women have been serving alongside infantry units on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan.  

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Fort Campbell
9:27 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Hamburger Hill Veterans Returning to Fort Campbell

Dozens of Vietnam era military veterans are at Fort Campbell today to commemorate the 43rd anniversary of the Battle of Hamburger Hill. The battle took place in May 1969, involving the 3rd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division. After one of the bloodiest confrontations of the Vietnam War, U.S. and South Vietnamese forces captured the mountain that the Americans referred to as "Hamburger Hill." 

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9:33 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Clarksville Police Charge Teens in Killing of Soldier

Giovanni Johnson
Clarksville Police

Clarksville Police have charged two teenagers in the shooting death of a Fort Campbell soldier. Police found 22-year-old Specialist Taylor Hotzoglou inside his car with multiple gunshot wounds early Sunday morning. Yesterday, police announced the arrests of 18-year-old Giovanni Johnson and a 17-year-old youth. Johnson is held without bond at the Montgomery County Jail. The juvenile suspect is in the Columbia Juvenile Detention Center. The victim’s family says he had just returned from a deployment to Afghanistan.