101st Airborne

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US Army leaders at Fort Campbell in western Kentucky retired the colors of one of the 101st Airborne Division’s oldest companies.  

The Tuesday ceremony drew a crowd of veterans, family and community members to witness the end of the 74-year history of the Screaming Eagles’ Pathfinders.  

Lt. Col. Ryan Boyle ordered the dismissal of the 101st’s last maroon beret-clad soldiers.

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U.S. Army investigators have concluded that a 101st Airborne Division soldier's death during a training exercise last year was preventable.  

Fort Campbell, via release

Update Wednesday:  The soldier recently recovered in a Fort Campbell creek has been identified as 34-year-old Spc. Dhaifal Ali of Arlington, Texas. 

Major General Gary Volesky, via Twitter

Major General Gary Volesky provided an update live from Baghdad Thursday on Fort Campbell’s 101st Airborne Division’s deployment in Iraq.

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The U.S. Army is sending about 700 soldiers from the 101st Airborne to Liberia to aid in handling the Ebola outbreak. 

Fort Campbell Spokesperson Master Sergeant Brian Sipp says the deployment's length is undetermined and will depend on the situation's development.  If a soldier was infected with Ebola while in Liberia, Sipp says he is currently unsure of the procedure.

Fort Campbell Units Return To Afghanistan

Sep 26, 2013

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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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.

Fort Campbell 101st Airborne Division Patch, wikimedia commons

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.

Fort Campbell 101st Airborne Division Patch, wikimedia commons

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.

Fort Campbell 101st Airborne Division Patch, wikimedia commons

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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