101st Airborne Division

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Update 4:06 pm: Two of the five injured soldiers are being treated at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. The other three were treated at the base hospital and later released. 

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U.S. Army Major General Gary Volesky says recent terrorist attacks in the US and Europe are some indication that the so-called Islamic State is losing in Iraq.

Members of the Fort Campbell 101st Airborne Division deployed to Iraq in March as part of the 18-nation Combined Joint Forces to train Iraqi Security Forces.

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Two Fort Campbell soldiers, Chief Warrant Officer 2 David Woodward and Captain Lindsay Gordon, were presented with the Distinguished Flying Cross in a ceremony Wednesday.

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Update: the 101st has released the name of the solider killed during a live-fire training exercise Tuesday. 

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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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Fort Campbell's 101st Airborne Division replaces the 82nd Airborne Division in Iraq today. According to the Eagle 6 Facebook page (the official page of Major General Gary J. Volesky), they took charge of the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command of Operation Inherent Resolve. 

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Airborne Division is replacing the 82nd Airborne Division in Iraq. 


Gunfire from training exercises could be heard outside as Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke to a room of 200 troops from Fort Campbell heading to Iraq in the coming weeks. He noted that for some in the 101st Airborne Division, this will be a return trip with a new enemy.

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Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and members of the public are attending memorial services today for comrades killed 28 years ago while returning from Egypt. 

On December 12th, 1985, 248 soldiers in the 101st 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. 

An engineer battalion has a new home at Fort Campbell. The 326th Engineer Battalion moved from Fort Hood in Texas.

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.