101st Airborne

6:42 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Soldiers Return to Fort Campbell


Sixty-five soldiers are set to return to Fort Campbell today after a yearlong deployment to Kuwait and Afghanistan. They are members of the 227th Quartermaster Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade. A welcome ceremony is scheduled at the PPC Bay A.

10:19 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Fort Campbell Soldier Receives Distinguished Service Cross


A Fort Campbell soldier credited with saving the lives of two fellow soldiers while wounded during an attack in Afghanistan will be presented with the nation's second highest military honor. Sergeant Felipe Pereira of the 101st Airborne Division will receive the Distinguished Service Cross today at the post. According to the citation, Pereira suffered shrapnel wounds to his spleen, lung and liver when his unit was attacked in November 2010 in Kandahar province. He refused medical treatment and helped evacuate two other wounded soldiers. 


7:13 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Defense Secretary to Visit Fort Campbell


AP Report...

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will visit Fort Campbell Friday to observe training and meet with soldiers and others.  He will watch predeployment training and medical response training and have a question-and-answer session. Panetta will also speak to 400 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division.  This is Panetta's first visit to Fort Campbell since taking office last July 1.

10:34 am
Wed February 22, 2012

The 101st Airborne Division is Home

AP Report...

For the first time in two years, the entirety of the 101st Airborne Division is on post at Fort Campbell. The return of the last 186 troops of a combat aviation brigade from deployment in Afghanistan marks the first time that all units were on base together since 2010. The news comes as President Obama's plan to withdrawal some 33,000 troops from Afghanistan continues.