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The 101st Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team at Fort Campbell is changing leadership this week. 

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More 101st soldiers in the 2nd Brigade Combat Team are set to return to Fort Campbell on Thursday. 

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Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team in the 101st Airborne Division are returning home from a nine-month deployment to Iraq and Southwest Asia this week. 

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Fort Campbell is holding a memorial service for 248 soldiers who were killed 31 years ago in a plane crash.

A statement from the Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee line says the service will be held Monday at the Gander Memorial Site.

The plane crashed Dec. 12, 1985, at Gander International Airport in Newfoundland, Canada. The soldiers were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. They were headed back to the post from a six-month peacekeeping mission in the Sinai Peninsula.

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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.