Fort Campbell, KY. – Over 20,000 people filled Campbell Army Airfield at Fort Campbell Saturday for Week of the Eagles as the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) celebrated the 70th anniversary of the unit’s inception.
In 1942, the first Commanding General of the 101st, Major General William Lee, said the Division had no history, but that it had a “rendezvous with destiny”. Crowds of people made their own “rendezvous with destiny” at Fort Campbell for Week of the Eagles on what was known as Super Saturday.
“Week of the Eagles is a time for 101st soldiers of the past and present to come together and reflect on the great legacy of the 101st Airborne Division,” said Major General James McConville, Commanding General of the 101st and Fort Campbell.
This year’s theme for Week of the Eagles is “a history of valor” as the 101st and the Fort Campbell community honors the soldiers who have served before them as well as alongside them.
The Super Saturday Air Show sponsored by Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) and Veterans of Foreign Wars truly was super as the Screaming Eagles Parachute Demonstration Team opened the show. Their parachute jump was followed by a Dixie Commemorative Air Force Demonstration featuring a WWII C-45 aircraft and more Parachute jumps.
There were Air Force Flyovers and an Air Assault demonstration by Screaming Eagles from the Sabalauski Air Assault School. There were a number of aircraft on the airfield for visitors to view close up or even experience a walk-thru on some of the larger aircraft.
Week of the Eagles events continue on Sunday morning with a 10K/5K Race and a One Mile Fun Run from 6:30-10:30 at Sabalauski Air Assault School. by acar and motorcycle show at the Post Exchange parking lot from 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Kelly Clarkson will headline the Tour for the Troops presented by the Air force Reserve at 7:00 p.m. Monday at the Division Parade Field at Fort Campbell. Clarkson’s performance is free for all military ID cardholders and their families.
Week of the Eagles activities continue through Friday, August 17 at Fort Campbell. For more information call the MWR 24-hour information line at (270) 798-3172 or visit www.fortcampbellmwr.com.
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Miss and Teen Tennessee Latina Pageant 2013
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