FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. – Lieutenant General of the U.S. Army, John F. Campbell, sent out a birthday message to the Screaming Eagles of the 101st Airborne Division in his “Friends of the Army” August Update:
“Happy 70th birthday to all the past and present Screaming Eagles of the 101st Airborne Division! Seventy years ago this week young volunteers assembled at Camp Claiborne, LA to begin training for WWII. MG William C. Lee, the first Eagle 6, welcomed those recruits with ‘[The division has] no history but has a rendezvous with destiny.’ The intervening 70 years have proven how prescient he was! The 101st Airborne has played a critical, if not decisive, role in every US Military involvement since. Even now one brigade of the 101st Airborne remains deployed in Afghanistan, with another on its way shortly, continuing the division’s enduring ‘rendezvous with destiny’ with the same distinction and honor as the original Band of Brothers. Today in fact the Division is passing in review as part of the Week of the Eagles…CSM Hill retired this morning with his old battle buddy General David Petreaus doing the honors; thanks to CSM Hill for his service to our Nation!”
Spc. Tocarra Courtrier, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, embraces Roosevelt Gongob after being proposed to at a welcome home ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky., May 22, 2013. (U.S. Army Photo by Sg
Sgt. Kyle Zobel, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) reunites with his wife Christine after returning from a nine-month deployment at Fort Campbell, Ky., May 18, 2013. (U.S. Army pho
Will take place May 24-25 at Ruby Tuesday on Ft. Campbell Blvd. The restaurant will give back 20% of every diner’s bill to the Fort Campbell Fisher House. Flyer must be presented. For more information, call 270-798-8330.
Personal Protection in the Home Course
Will take place Saturday, May 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at C.I.R.T.R.A. Training ANNEX, 137 Dean Drive. Learn home defense planning, the defensive mindset, legal responsibilities regarding the defense of your home, using a handgun in home defense and more during this detailed course sponsored by Clarksville Indoor Range & Threat Reduction Academy. Space is limited to the first 6 registered Students. Call 877-424-8333 for more information.