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  • 101st Airborne first to test Army’s new M17 pistol: ‘An easy, smooth-firing weapon’

    12/02/2017 11:16:09 AM PST · by GonzoII · 58 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, November 30, 2017 | Douglas Ernst -
    Soldiers from the U.S. Army’s iconic 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, were the first to field the new M17 pistol this week. The era of the Beretta-made M9 for Army leaders is over with the introduction of Sig Sauer’s new Modular Handgun System. A select group of soldiers tested M17s on Monday. Roughly 2,000 pistols were inventoried and inspected prior to the demonstration.
  • 2 Fort Campbell soldiers charged with murder in disappearance of fellow soldier

    11/30/2016 8:35:54 AM PST · by nickedknack · 16 replies ^ | November 30, 2016 |
    Two Fort Campbell soldiers were charged with murder, kidnapping and conspiracy in the disappearance of Pfc. Shadow McClaine, federal authorities announced Tuesday. Jamal Williams-McCray and Charles Robinson of the 101st Airborne Division were charged two months after McClaine disappeared and her car was found abandoned in a Nashville parking lot...Williams-McCray is McClaine’s ex-husband.
  • Military helicopter crashes in Tennessee during routine training mission

    12/02/2015 10:13:09 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 10 replies
    FoxNews Online ^ | December 3, 2015 | A/P Contributed
    A military helicopter crashed outside Fort Campbell Ky. Wednesday night near the Tennessee border, officials said. Maj. Allen Hill, a spokesman for the 101st Airborne Division, said in a statement that crew members were flying an AH-64D Apache during a routine training mission. The aircraft went down about 12 miles south of Fort Campbell. The Tennessean reports the aircraft was found in a rural area of Montgomery County, Tenn. Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency Director Jerry Buchanan told the newspaper the helicopter was found crashed in a river bottom and was on fire when emergency personnel arrived.
  • 101st Airborne Troops Headed To Liberia In Ebola Fight

    10/01/2014 9:51:40 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 143 replies ^ | Sep 30, 2014 | Richard Sisk
    The commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division and 700 of his troops will head to Liberia in late October as the military steps up its response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. The "Screaming Eagle" troops from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, will set up a headquarters in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, and will be joined by 700 combat engineers from several commands, the Pentagon said. Once the troops have arrived, Army Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, commander of the 101st, will replace Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams, as commander of the U.S. military response to the Ebola...
  • 93-year-old WWII paratrooper marks D-Day with encore jump

    06/06/2014 12:11:53 PM PDT · by shove_it · 15 replies
    CBSnews ^ | 5 Jun 2014
    NORMANDY, France -- On Monday, the "CBS Evening News" met Jim Martin of Xenia, Ohio. On D-Day in 1944, he parachuted into Normandy with the 101st Airborne Division. On Thursday, he performed an encore. Martin, now 93, joined daredevils from all over the world to commemorate the D-Day anniversary. He landed on the same patch of land as he did 70 years ago, just behind Utah Beach...
  • LIVE: Edmond soldier, Michael Behenna, released from prison

    03/14/2014 8:28:46 AM PDT · by gwjack · 13 replies ^ | 3/14/2014 | Adam Kemp
    After five years in military prison, a former U.S. Army lieutenant from Oklahoma who was convicted of killing an Iraqi prisoner is returning home to his family.
  • Military Photo of the Day

    12/17/2013 5:54:54 AM PST · by frankenMonkey · 19 replies
    MILPOD ^ | 17 Dec 2013 | MILPOD
    U.S. Army Spc. Vergil Droumer from Chicago, Illinois, pulls security with the 101st Airborne Division in the Dewagal valley of Chawkay province Afghanistan. Sep 2010.U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Cameron Boyd.
  • Revealed: The Battle of Shah Wali Kot ("One does not simply 'win' a Victoria Cross")

    05/09/2013 2:04:57 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 17 replies ^ | 10th May 2013 | Ian McPhedran
    "It was tense, hot and arduous ... it was kill or be killed." For sniper team leader Sergeant Garry Robinson - a veteran on his third deployment to Afghanistan - it was the most intense fighting he had experienced. The commandos were surrounded by more than 100 Taliban fighters and were pinned down by withering rocket propelled grenade and machinegun fire at one of the enemy's most secure fortresses in southern Afghanistan, the village of Chenartu in Shah Wali Kot. The rate of fire raking the dangerously exposed Diggers shocked even the most hardened soldiers in their ranks. ..... The...
  • Soldiers issued enhanced M14s

    09/15/2012 10:00:47 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 99 replies
    Ft. Campbell Courier ^ | 13 Sept 2012 | Spc. Kadina Baldwin, 1st Brigade Combat Team
    Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, became familiar with their new M14 Enhanced Battle Rifles as they trained for Personnel Security Detachment duty for their battalion Sept. 6, at Johnson Field. The EBR is a magazine-fed, gas-operated, shoulder-fired weapon that also has a Mark-4 tactical scope and cantilever mount with an aluminum billet stock. The M14 EBR also has a new adjustable buttstock, cheek rest and M4-style pistol grip but can also be returned to its original configuration with no permanent modifications. “Today we are practicing and familiarizing ourselves with our...
  • (Goddess) Belgian Nurse Who Saved American Soldiers During Battle of Bulge Honored 67 Years Later

    12/12/2011 7:06:39 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    AP ^ | December 12, 2011 | SLOBODAN LEKIC
    <p>BRUSSELS (AP) -- A Belgian nurse who saved the lives of hundreds of American soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge at the end of World War II was given a U.S. award for valor Monday - 67 years late.</p>
  • EDITORIAL: An old soldier who won’t fade away

    09/01/2011 4:42:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 1, 2011 | Editorial
    Obama is outclassed and outsmarted by retiring Gen. PetraeusGen. David H. Petraeus closed his phenomenal 37-year Army career this week with a joint review at Fort Myer in Arlington. Service members from every branch were present, and flags of all 50 states fluttered in the breeze. A substantial crowd had come to hear the general’s farewell address. Many were classmates from the West Point Class of 1974, smartly attired but enthusiastic and occasionally whooping like they were cadets. Others were people with whom he had served over his storied career, whom he recognized from the dais during his speech. The...
  • Official: 5 troops killed in Afghanistan bombing are all Americans

    04/17/2011 4:26:00 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | April 17, 2011 6:27 p.m. EDT | Barbara Starr
    (CNN) -- Five troops killed in a suicide bombing this weekend at a military base in eastern Afghanistan were members of the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division, a senior U.S. military official said Sunday. Earlier, authorities had said only that five members of NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, which includes troops from the United States and other nations, were killed in the Saturday incident. The families of all five have been notified of the deaths, and a formal announcement from the Army is forthcoming, said the official, who declined to be identified pending the announcement. On March 29, the same...
  • 101st says 6 killed in ongoing Afghanistan battle

    03/31/2011 4:48:27 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 40 replies
    AP via Miami Herald ^ | Thursday, 03.31.11 | KRISTIN M. HALL
    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- A tough battle continues in eastern Afghanistan's most volatile area where six U.S. soldiers died on Tuesday, said Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division. Campbell spoke to reporters at Fort Campbell on the Tennessee-Kentucky state line during a video conference from his headquarters in Bagram on Thursday and said that 117 members of the 101st have died in Afghanistan since last March. All six soldiers were from the 1st Brigade Combat Team. The latest deaths came during ongoing combat to clear insurgents from eastern Afghanistan. Campbell said he couldn't discuss...
  • [Major] Dick Winters, of 'Band of Brothers' fame, dies

    01/09/2011 5:43:04 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 118 replies ^ | Sunday, January 09, 2011 | MONICA VON DOBENECK
    <p>Dick Winters, the former World War II commander whose war story was told in the book and miniseries “Band of Brothers,” has died.</p> <p>Dick Winters led a quiet life on his Fredericksburg farm and in his Hershey home until the book and miniseries “Band of Brothers” threw him into the international spotlight.</p>
  • Obama arrives in Afghanistan on surprise visit

    12/03/2010 10:34:13 AM PST · by Justaham · 102 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12-3-10 | Carol E. Lee
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan – President Barack Obama arrived here tonight on an unannounced visit to thank U.S. forces and meet with American officials. Air Force One touched down at the sprawling air base at 8:35 pm local time after a 13-hour flight from Washington. Obama, dressed in a brown leather bomber jacket and dark slacks, was met by Gen. David Petraeus, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and U.S. ambassador Karl Eikenberry. Obama is expected to remain on the ground for only three hours in what had been planned as a six-hour visit. Bad weather will prevent him from...
  • A friend of mine in Afghanistan just lost a "battle"/fellow soldier.

    11/02/2010 3:50:06 PM PDT · by streetpreacher · 41 replies
    Personal ^ | November 02, 2010 | Me
    My wife's friend (who I served with) just wrote: "One of Mike's friends from his company lost his life on Saturday fighting for our freedom :( Along with 4 others who got injured. He has an 18 month old daughter and wife he left behind. How sad." Please pray for my friend Mike and his battles as well as all of the families involved.
  • Member of Unit Linked to 'Dirty Dozen' Dies in Pennsylvania

    04/12/2010 8:01:05 AM PDT · by Puppage · 15 replies · 1,051+ views ^ | 04/12/2010
    PHILADELPHIA -- John "Jack" Agnew, one of the original members of a U.S. Army unit that operated behind enemy lines in World War II and is often credited with having loosely inspired the movie "The Dirty Dozen," has died at age 88.
  • Repya turns to fight for IP endorsement in gubernatorial race

    01/20/2010 4:07:38 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 6 replies · 317+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 1-20-10 | Billy Salisbury
    Joe Repya is one old soldier who won't fade away. Repya, a 63-year-old retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel from Eagan who served in three wars, today will join a political battle by launching a campaign for the Independence Party endorsement for governor. He's a political newcomer but the veteran of 10 years of combat duty in Vietnam and of the Persian Gulf War and one of the oldest U.S. soldiers to volunteer for Operation Iraqi Freedom said Tuesday, "No other candidate is as battle-tested as I am." He planned to file paperwork with the state campaign finance board today to...
  • A Remarkable Recovery (video)

    08/25/2009 12:06:30 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 697+ views
    Lt. Brian Brennan was severely wounded in Iraq and faced unbeatable odds but, as David Martin reports, he made a remarkable recovery with a little help from a special Cherokee word. (and a visit from Gen. Patraeus)
  • Lest We&#8200;Forget: Screaming Eagles Know Freedom’s Cost

    05/23/2009 4:02:52 PM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 3 replies · 576+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | May 22, 2009 | MICHAEL P. TREMOGLIE
    Lest We Forget: Screaming Eagles Know Freedom’s Cost The men of the 101st Airborne Division, or Screaming Eagles, train. (Courtesy of US Army) By MICHAEL P. TREMOGLIE, The Bulletin Friday, May 22, 2009 It is said that freedom is not free. The wise person knows this to be true. However, it takes more than wisdom to know the exact value. If anyone knows the price, it is the men of the 101st Airborne Division. They know it all too well because they have paid it many times. They are known as the Screaming Eagles, the men of the 101st Airborne. They are...