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MWR Week of the Eagles 2012 Program Guide Editor: Tara Goodson Fort Campbell’s Week of the Eagles Magazine is an event magazine produced by the Fort Campbell MWR Marketing Department under the authority of AR 215-1. Facilities and activities publicized are open to authorized patrons. Views and opinions expressed are those of the authors. The mention or appearance of commercial advertisers, commercial sponsors and/or their logos does not constitute endorsement by the Federal Government. The information in this issue is current at the time of publication; activities and events are subject to change. MWR Marketing is located at 5663 Screaming Eagle Blvd, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. MWR Commercial Sponsorship, Ms. Marty Sims, 270-798-2853.


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MAJOR GENERAL James C. McConville COMMANDING GENERAL 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell

MG James C. McConville of Quincy, Massachusetts graduated from the United States Military Academy and was commissioned as an infantry officer in the Regular Army in 1981. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the United States Military Academy, a Master of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and was a 2002 National Security Fellow at Harvard University. MG McConville’s command assignments include command of an air cavalry troop in the 7th Infantry Division (Light) at Fort Ord, CA, command of 2-17 CAV in 101st Airborne Division (AASLT) at Fort Campbell, KY and command of an air cavalry brigade in the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, TX. MG McConville commanded the 4th Brigade, 1st Cavalry in Iraq from 2004-2005 during OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM and based on the heroism of his aviators and the tireless efforts of his Soldiers, his Brigade was selected as the 2004 AAAA Aviation Unit of the Year. MG McConville served as the Deputy Commanding General (Support) for 101st Airborne Division (AASLT)/ CJTF-101/ Regional Command East in Afghanistan during OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM from 2008 to 2009. MG McConville’s key staff assignments include S-3 for Flight Concepts Division, S-3 for 5th Squadron, 9th Cavalry, S-3 for the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, J5 Strategic Planner for the United States Special Operations Command, G-3 for the 101st Airborne Division (AASLT), Executive Officer to the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, and Deputy Chief and Chief of the Office of Legislative Liaison. MG McConville is a Master Army Aviator qualified in the OH-58 Kiowa Warrior, the AH-64D Longbow Apache, the AH-6, AH-1 Cobra and other aircraft. His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Bronze Star (with Oak Leaf Cluster), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), the Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Air Medals (with numeral device “2”), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (3OLC), the Combat Action Badge, the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Master Army Aviator Badge, Air Assault Badge, Parachutist Badge, and others.

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Command Sergeant Major Alonzo J. Smith Division/Post Command Sergeant Major 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell

In June 2012 Alonzo J. Smith was assigned as the Division Command Sergeant Major, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Command Sergeant Major Smith entered the Army in August 1984 and graduated One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Georgia as an Infantryman. During his 27 years of service, Command Sergeant Major Smith has held numerous leadership positions to include: Squad Leader, Section Leader, Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant, Battalion and Brigade Command Sergeant Major. His previous assignments with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) include serving as the Operations Sergeant Major for 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Battalion Command Sergeant Major for 1st Battalion 502nd Infantry Regiment and Brigade Command Sergeant Major for 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). His previous assignments include 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas; 2nd Infantry Division, Korea; 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York; 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii and the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In addition, Command Sergeant Major Smith has served at Fort Benning as a Drill Sergeant and Airborne Instructor, as well as serving as the Battalion Command Sergeant Major for the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry). Command Sergeant Major Smith has been deployed to Guam, Wake Island, Haiti, Albania, Macedonia, and Kosovo. He has also participated in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom I as a First Sergeant with the 82nd Airborne Division, Operation Iraqi Freedom 05-07 as an Operations Sergeant Major with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Operation Iraqi Freedom 07-09 as a Battalion Command Sergeant Major with the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), and Operation Enduring Freedom 10-11 as a Brigade Command Sergeant Major with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). Command Sergeant Major Smith’s training deployments include Germany, Australia, Thailand, Japan, Panama, four National Training Center (NTC) rotations and seven Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) rotations. Command Sergeant Major Smith is a graduate of all of the NCOES courses, to include the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, First Sergeant Course, Master Fitness Trainer, Jumpmaster, Pathfinder, Master Gunner, Drill Sergeant, Airborne, and Air Assault School. His military awards and decorations include the Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Air Assault Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with six Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with six Oak Leaf Clusters, and various deployment and campaign ribbons. Command Sergeant Major Smith is a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina and is married to the former Sandra Grier, of Rome, Georgia. 5



Major General J.H. Cushman hosted Fort Campbell’s first “Week of the Eagles” May 21-25, 1973; one year after the 101st was officially welcomed back from Vietnam. The week was touted as a celebration of the Division’s combat readiness and was held in the same time period as Armed Forces and Memorial Days. The week also featured both a Kentucky Day of the Eagles and a Tennessee Day of the Eagles. Kentucky Governor Wendell Ford and Tennessee Governor Winfield Dunn both visited Fort Campbell to mark the occasions. In addition to displays and tours of the post, there were a number of activities held during the initial Week of the Eagles. Individual reviews were held to honor both states that border Fort Campbell along with a Vulcan squad, 106 recoilless rifles, squad field firing, and other military skills competitions that pitted units and Soldiers against each other. The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) also dedicated Gardner Hills in the memory of 1st Lieutenant James A. Gardner, a platoon leader with 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, who was killed in Vietnam in 1967. He was later posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions. An “Old-Timers” Day was also part of the first Week of the Eagles, to allow former 101st Soldiers to revisit the “Screaming Eagles.” Capping the event was a Division Review. Lieutenant General Melvin Zais, 3rd U.S. Army Commanding General at the time, was one of the special guests in the reviewing stand as 15,000 101st Soldiers marched by.


The 101st Airborne Division was activated on 15 August 1942 at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana. Its first Commanding General, Major General William C. Lee, noted that the Division had no history, but that it had a “rendezvous with destiny” and that the new Division would be habitually called into action when the need was “immediate and extreme”. Throughout its 66-year history, the Division has amassed a proud record, in both war and peace, unmatched by any other unit. Following its activation and initial training in the United States, the Division embarked for the European Theater of Operations in September, 1943 where it continued its training in England. During the early morning hours of June 6th, 1944, the Screaming Eagles parachuted into the Cotentin Peninsula becoming the first Allied Soldiers to set foot onto occupied France. The 101st Airborne Division, charged with clearing the way for the 4th Infantry Division’s landing on Utah Beach,

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eventually linked the Utah and Omaha beachheads and liberated the city of Carentan. After a month of fighting, the Division returned to England to prepare for future operations. On September 17th, 1944 the Division jumped into The Netherlands spearheading Operation MARKET GARDEN. Holding a narrow 16-mile corridor through enemy-held territory, the Division fought against heavy odds for 72 days. In late-November, 1944, the Division returned to France for a well-deserved rest. The rest would be a short one. To counteract the massive German offensive through the Ardennes Forest in mid-December 1944, the 101st Airborne Division was unexpectedly recalled to the front. Responsible for

defending the critical road junction at Bastogne, Belgium, the 101st Airborne Division was surrounded by strong enemy forces that demanded its immediate

surrender. Responding to the German ultimatum, Brigadier Anthony C. McAuliffe made history with his famous one-word reply…”Nuts!”. Although the siege of Bastogne was broken on December 26th, 1944, intense fighting continued until mid-January, 1945 as Allied units reduced Nazi gains in the Ardennes salient. Attacking the heart of Germany through the Ruhr valley, the 101st Airborne Division pursued retreating German forces into Bavaria. In spring 1945, the Screaming Eagles liberated the Landsberg concentration camp and Hitler’s mountaintop retreat in Bertchtesgaden. The end of World War II in Europe relegated the 101st Airborne to occupation duties in Germany, Austria, and France. The Division was inactivated on November 30th, 1945. The immediate post-war period marked an intermittent existence for the Screaming Eagles. The period is marked by several reactivations and inactivations at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky and Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Official reactivation ceremonies, held on September 21, 1956, marked the 101st Airborne Division’s return to active duty as the Army’s first nuclear capable, Pentomic Division and its debut at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. In September 1956, elements of the 101st Airborne Division were ordered to Little Rock, Arkansas by President Eisenhower. As part of Operation ARKANSAS, the 1st Airborne Battle Group, 327th Infantry escorted the first nine African-American students – the “Little Rock

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Nine”– as they attended classes at Little Rock Central High School. Successful, the Bastogne Bulldogs returned to Fort Campbell in late-1956. On July 29th, 1965, the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division was ordered to the Republic of Vietnam earning the nick-name of “The Nomads of Vietnam”. The remainder of the Division remained at Fort Campbell until ordered to Vietnam in late-1967. During the enemy’s ill-fated Tet Offensive in 1968, the Screaming Eagles were involved in combat operations from Saigon to Quang Tri Province. In August 1968, the Screaming Eagles shed their parachutes in favor of helicopter-borne operations earning a new designation – the 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile). After the Tet Offensive, the Division settled into Thua Thien Province and continued offensive operations there until redeployed to the United States in early-1972. The post Vietnam period was a time of change for the Army and the 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile). In February 1974, then-Major General Sidney Berry signed Division General Order 179 authorizing wear of the new Airmobile (late Air Assault) qualification badge. Reflecting a shift in structure and orientation, the Division was re-designated as the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) on October 4th, 1974.

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In March 1982, elements of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) began six-month deployments to the Sinai Peninsula as members of the Multinational Force of Observers. Tragedy struck in December 1985, when 248 Screaming Eagles redeploying from the Sinai were killed in a charter airplane crash near Gander, Newfoundland.


In August 1990, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) deployed to the Middle East in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. During the Liberation of Kuwait, the Division fired the first shots of the air war, and conducted the longest and largest air assault operations to date, securing Iraqi territory in the Euphrates River Valley. With announcement of the Safwan cease-fire in February 1991, the 101st began redeployment preparations. By May 1991, the Screaming Eagles were home.

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Division concentrated on the goals of re-establishing security, the restoration of basic services, and reconstruction of civilian infrastructure. During this period, the Screaming Eagles underwrote the completion of 5,000 reconstruction projects, killed Uday and Qusay Hussein, and captured over 500 anti-Coalition insurgents. The Division redeployed to Fort Campbell in early 2004. During the year that followed, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) fully recovered and completely reorganized under the new Army Transformation Organizational structure in anticipation of its second deployment to Iraq. In November 2005, the Division Headquarters, the 1st and 3rd Brigade Combat Teams, and the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade deployed to Iraq for a second time. As Task Force Band of Brothers, the Division assumed responsibility for the Northern half of Iraq; the largest area of operation in the country. Partnered with four Iraqi Army divisions, the Screaming Eagles focused their efforts on

The 1990s was a busy time for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) seeing numerous deployments in support of stability and support operations world-wide. Fort Campbell-based units were deployed to Somalia, Haiti, the Sinai Peninsula, Central and South America, Bosnia, and Kosovo. In the wake of the 9-11 terrorist attacks, elements of the Division quickly deployed to protect susceptible facilities in the United States from potential attack. Almost immediately, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team deployed to Afghanistan in November 2001. In March 2002, the Rakassans were, in part, responsible for offensive operations in the Shoh-I-Khot Valley that dealt a crippling early blow to the Taliban and al-Qaeda. After a challenging six-month deployment, 3rd Brigade redeployed to the United States In February and March 2003, the Division deployed to Kuwait in anticipation of combat operations against Saddam Hussein’s regime. In a grueling air and ground movement of 570 kilometers through hostile territory and intense combat in urban areas, the Division exhibited its flexibility, lethality and firepower at every turn. Fighting its way from Najaf, through Karbala and Hillah, the Division eventually consolidated in Southern Baghdad in mid-April 2003. Ordered to Northern Iraq shortly thereafter, the Division conducted the longest air assault in history and quickly assumed responsibility for Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, and the four surrounding provinces. In the months that followed, the

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developing credible Iraqi Security Force units that were capable of independent counter-insurgency operations. This monumental effort resulted in vastly improved security and the transfer of several areas to Iraqi control prior to the Division’s redeployment in October 2006. Under the new modular structure, 2nd and 4th Brigade Combat Teams and the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade were attached to other Multinational Division or Multinational Force commands elsewhere in Iraq. Fort Campbell entered the final phases of the Army’s historic modular transformation in late 2006. In this phase, the XVIII Airborne Corps shed its peacetime command responsibilities for the 101st Airborne Division (AASLT) – a relationship that began prior to the 1944 invasion of Holland, and the Division became a direct reporting unit to Forces Command. Additional command and control changes saw Fort Lee, Virginia’s 49th Quartermaster Group join the Fort Campbell family.

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Late 2007 saw the majority of the Division deployed again. The Division’s 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Brigade Combat Teams and elements of the Sustainment Brigade deployed independently to Iraq where each served under the command of different Multinational Divisions then conducting combat operations throughout Iraq. Soldiers of the 49th Quartermaster deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan to support combat and combat support operations. The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade deployed to Afghanistan and was eventually relieved by the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade. In March 2008, the Headquarters (and Special Troops Battalion) 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) joined the 4th Brigade Combat Team and the 101st Sustainment Brigade in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. As Combined Joint Task Force 101 (CJTF-101), the Division Headquarters was supported by many attached Coalition units and was responsible for an area of operation the size of Pennsylvania designated as Regional Command-East. Composed of 14 provinces, including much of the volatile border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan, as well as the Hindu Kush and Afghan Control Highlands, Regional Command-East was posed with a unique and difficult set of challenges unlike anything previously experienced. The Soldiers of CJTF-101 thrived in their role as both Soldier/diplomats and warriors. CJTF-101 helped restore the Afghan people’s confidence and trust in their government, while improving their quality of life through more than 2500 innovative development projects. As warriors, CJTF-101 aggressively trained Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and, side-by-side, relentlessly pursued insurgent groups wherever they could be found. The Division’s effort in Afghanistan resulted in successful and decisive operations at every level producing a significantly improved Afghan National Security Force committed to the defense of their country. Similarly, Screaming Eagles in Iraq measurably improved the quality of life of the Iraqi people and their trust in the Iraqi Army. Every Screaming Eagle should be proud of their efforts to assist Afghanistan and Iraq to resume their rightful place among the peaceful community of nations.

Want to know more about Fort Campbell history? Visit the Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum. Building 5702, Tennessee Avenue Mon - Sat 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



Friday, August 10, 2012 6:30 a.m. 8 a.m.

Division Run Welcome Center

Division Headquarters Tax Center

Saturday, August 11, 2012 6:30 a.m. 8 a.m. 9 a.m. 10 a.m.

Run for the Fallen Welcome Center Wellness Fair Air Show and Static Display

Sabalauski Air Assault School Tax Center Passenger Processing Center (PPC) Campbell Army Airfield

Sunday, August 12, 2012 6:30 a.m. 8 a.m. 4 p.m.

10K/5K Race and 1 mile Fun Run Welcome Center Car Show

Sabalauski Air Assault School Tax Center The Exchange Parking Lot

Monday, August 13, 2012 (WWII) 8 a.m. 8 a.m. 9 a.m. 9 a.m. 9 a.m. 9 a.m. 9 a.m. 12 p.m. 5 p.m.

Welcome Center Legacy Golf Tournament Combatives Weigh-ins Basketball Tournament (1st Round) Softball Tournament (1st Round) Ultimate Frisbee (1st Round) Soccer (1st Round) Dodgeball (1st Round) Air Force Reserve Presents Tour for the Troops

Tax Center Cole Park Golf Club Freedom Fighters PFF Lozada PFF North Sports Complex Perez Field Fryar Stadium North Sports Complex Kelly Clarkson Concert Division Parade Field

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012 (Korea) 8 a.m.

Welcome Center

9 a.m.

Combatives Preliminary and Tournament

Tax Center Freedom Fighters PFF

9 a.m. 9 a.m. 9 a.m. 9 a.m. 10 a.m.. 1 p.m. 5 p.m.

Basketball (Semi-Finals) Softball (Semi-Finals) Ultimate Frisbee (Semi-Finals) Soccer (Semi-Finals) Marksmanship Competition Dodgeball (Semi-Finals) Normandy Dining Out

Lozada PFF North Sports Complex Perez Field Fryar Stadium Range 2, 9, 10, 17 and 26 North Sports Complex James E. Bruce Convention Center

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 (Vietnam) 3 a.m. 8 a.m. 9 a.m. 10 a.m. 10 a.m. 10 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m.

Toughest AASLT Soldier Competition Welcome Center Combatives (Finals) Basketball (Finals) Softball (Finals) Soccer (Finals) Softball Commanders v. Sergeants Major Cup Ultimate Frisbee (Finals) Dodgeball (Finals)

Sabalauski Air Assault School Tax Center Freedom Fighters PFF Lozada PFF North Sports Complex Fryar Stadium North Sports Complex Perez Field North Sports Complex

Thursday, August 16, 2012 (Persian Gulf/OIF/OEF) 8 a.m. 12 p.m. 4 p.m.

Welcome Center Unit Open Houses Memorial Ceremony

Tax Center McAuliffe Hall, Division Headquarters

Friday, August 17, 2012 8 a.m. 10 a.m.

Welcome Center Division Review

Tax Center Division Parade Field

All events are subject to change without notice. For more information visit www.fortcampbellmwr.com/woe or www.facebook.com/101st or call (270) 798-3172.

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Saturday, August 11, 2012 8:00 a.m. Gates open 9:00 a.m. Health and Wellness Fair 10:00 a.m. Opening ceremoniesPosting of the colors and Commanding General welcome National Anthem Liberty Jump Team 10:40 a.m. Dixie Commemorative Air Force Demonstration 11:15 a.m. C-45 (Beech 18) Demonstration 12:00 p.m. Army Aviation Heritage Foundation Air Assault and Rescue at Dawn 12:40 p.m. Trojan Horsemen Demonstration 1:00 p.m. Air Force Flyovers 2:15 p.m. Air Assault Demonstration 3:00 p.m. Commanding General final remarks 5:00 p.m. Gates close All times and performances subject to change

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Welcome Center Cole Park Golf Club Sabalauski Air Assault School Ranges Fryar Stadium/Perez Field Division Headquarters

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The Exchange Lozada PFF Division Parade Field North Sports Complex Freedom Fighters PFF Campbell Army Airfield Passenger Processing Center



In a story about “Mr. Know It All” — the first single off Kelly Clarkson’s new album Stronger — Entertainment Weekly calls the multi-platinum singer and songwriter “the samurai of shooting guys down.” Indeed Clarkson has earned

herself millions of devoted fans thanks to her feisty, straight-talking lyrics. Clarkson’s hits such as “Miss Independent,” “Since U Been Gone,” “Walk Away,” “Never Again,” and now “Mr. Know It All,” are bold empowerment anthems, which she sells to the fullest with her soulful, powerhouse voice and down-to-earth relatability. The vibrant, musically diverse Stronger will thrill those who love Clarkson for her resilience. The album is filled with candid, emotionally raw tunes like “The War Is Over,” “Darkside,” and “Honestly,” as well as “You Love Me”, “Einstein”, and the title track, which finds Clarkson putting a fresh spin on Nietzsche’s adage that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and declaring “it doesn’t mean I’m over ’cause you’re gone.” The fact that these gutsy sentiments are wrapped in fizzy pop melodies, bright choruses, and driving dance floor-friendly beats only makes them that much more appealing.

She may not have known how her early life would shape her artistry, but Clarkson did understand the emotional power of music from a young age. She was first drawn to singing at age eight after an eye-opening visit to an African-American church in Fort Worth. “I was like, ‘Wow, whatever they're feeling, I want to feel it too,’” she recalls. When Clarkson was in junior high school, a music teacher heard her singing in the hallway and encouraged her to join the choir. “When you’re a kid and you find something you’re good at, you cling to it. People would say nice things and that gave me confidence. Everybody always asks me what I would do if I weren’t singing and I have no clue, because I have no other talents,” she says with a laugh. As is well known by now, Clarkson first appeared on the public’s radar in 2002 during the first season of American Idol. “When I auditioned, my apartment in Los Angeles had recently burned down and I had a box of photographs to my name,” Clarkson says. “I figured I’d get to sing and make some money to pay the bills. Nobody thought that show was going to be what it is now.” Of course Clarkson won and went on to become an international pop icon, selling over 20 million albums worldwide (including 10 million in the U.S.) and notching seven singles on the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. She has released four studio albums, 2003’s double-platinum No. 1 Thankful, 2004’s 6x-platinum Breakaway (which sold over 12 million copies worldwide, spawned five Top 10 hits, and stayed on the charts for two years), 2007’s platinum-selling My December, and 2009’s All I Ever Wanted, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and produced the smash singles “My Life Would Suck Without You” and “Already Gone.” Clarkson has also received two Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, two MTV Music Awards, and 11 Billboard Music Awards. With all those accolades, it’s tempting to wonder why Clarkson is continually drawn to songs about overcoming challenges. “I think I gravitate toward songs with a defiant message because I always feel like I’m fighting just to be me,” she says. “That’s why I tend to write or choose songs about how just being you is okay. People associate me with break-up songs, but most of the time the song isn’t even about a guy. I never write about one particular thing. I always relate the topic to different situations in my life, whether it’s family, friends, or work. That’s what makes the songs connect on a broader level.”

“The whole album is very much about strength and empowerment, so ‘Stronger’ felt like the perfect title,” Clarkson says. “Plus that song is just a gold mine — it's a little bit pop, a little bit pop-rock, a little bit urban, a little bit dance, and it ties everything in. And everybody loves that message. ‘What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.’ It's a perfect representation of my life.”

And how does she think her fans around going to react to Stronger? “I have an indication that they know they're going to love it,” she says. “I ran into a fan the other day in Target. It was a mom and her daughter and they were just like, ‘Oh my God, we don't even care what you put out if you could just put something out.’ It's funny; they didn’t even care what it was. I love that people still get excited about new music.”

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As the musical ambassador of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, the musicians of the Air Assault Band continue the storied legacy of the military musician. Commanded and conducted by Chief Warrant Officer (CW4) W. Scott MacDonald, the 40-piece concert band employs a variety of repertoire, ranging from traditional military brass band literature to contemporary favorites. Since its inception in 1942, the Soldier Musicians of the Air Assault Band have deployed and served alongside their fellow comrades in campaigns including World War II, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. During its most recent deployment during Operation Enduring Freedom, the band provided critical musical support, sustaining Soldier morale and esprit de corps. The Screaming Eagle Band also provided musical mentorship to the Afghan National Army Band.

While stationed at Fort Campbell, the Air Assault Band maintains a robust mission that provides musical support for the Soldiers and Civilians of Fort Campbell, as well as its surrounding communities. Currently the 101st Airborne Division Band’s premier super group, “Rock 101” is the 101st Airborne Division’s answer to every big show or festival need within the Clarksville and Nashville area. Playing the hits of yesterday and today, “Rock 101” is sure to satiate just about any audience’s musical appetite. Formed from members recently returned from deployment to Afghanistan and new members of our unit, “Rock 101” brings much pride, experience, and expertise in serving and fulfilling the Army Band’s Mission.

Whether playing for Soldiers downrange or the general public, tiding goodwill and outreach, “Rock 101” proudly represents the US Army and our Nation. We look forward to further tightening our patriotic bond with each other as citizens of our fine country as well as reaching out a peaceful hand in fellowship to other Nations through the healing and bonding power of music.



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Division Run Friday August 10, 6:30 a.m. , McAuliffe Hall Division Headquarters Major General James McConville, commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), will lead over 15,000 Soldiers in the Division Run to kick off this year’s Week of the Eagles. We honor our Soldiers with The History of Valor marking Fort Campbell’s 70th anniversary. This impressive sight holds no comparison to anything you have seen before and promotes the Division esprit-de-corps. Spectators are urged to find a place on the run route early and cheer on the runners as Major General McConville gathers each unit when he passes their prospective headquarters. The run begins and ends at Division Headquarters, be sure to bring your camera!

Run for the Fallen Saturday, August 11, 6:30 a.m • Sabalauski Air Assault School Beginning Flag Day, 2008, a dedicated team of runners ran across America from Fort Irwin to Arlington National Cemetery. One mile for every Soldier, Sailor, Airmen, and Marine killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom. For ten weeks, team members marked each mile with an American flag and sign card in an apolitical reflection of remembrance of each service member. Each year since the run across America, runners from around the world have joined Run for the Fallen in remembering our fallen. Over 150,000+ miles have been collectively run in remembrance of those fallen in OIF and OEF since 2008. Join our community by honoring fallen Soldiers on Saturday morning with this commemorative walk/run. Participants are urged to walk in memory of fallen Soldiers and you may preprint your remembrance bib at www.fortcampbellmwr.com prior to the event.

Super Saturday Saturday, August 11, 9 a.m • Campbell Army Airfield, Passenger Processing Center 2012 Week of the Eagles events continue with fun for the whole Family at the Super Saturday Air Show in conjunction with the Health and Wellness Fair. Gates open at 8 a.m. at Campbell Army Airfield with the opening remarks and festivities starting at 10 a.m. The Health and Wellness Fair will open their doors at 9 a.m. with activities beginning shortly afterward. This is a great way to beat the heat and there will be something for everyone including inflatables, cooking demonstrations, face painting, dance demonstrations, education and information tables and much more. Fill your punch card by visiting tables and you just might win a prize! After you cool down, check out the static displays, Air Assault demonstrations and the many more activities and excitement this year’s Air Show has to offer!

10K/5K Race 1 Mile Fun Run Sunday, August 12, 6 a.m. • Sabalauski Air Assault School Celebrate the Week of the Eagles and get some exercise as you race to the finish line in the 10K/5K Race and 1 mile Fun Run. This race is open to all Soldiers, Retirees, Civilians, and their Families. There will be many different entrance categories for males and females as well as different age brackets. The run starts at 7 a.m. and will be a free event this year! This chip timed race will allow the Soldier’s team to place points for the Commander’s Cup but is open for all to participate. The 1 mile Fun Run will not be timed and is stroller friendly. Preregister for the 10k/5k at www.fortcampbellmwr.com. 2012 Week of the Eagles t-shirts will be available for purchase on site.

Car Show Sunday, August 12, 4 p.m. • The Exchange parking lot Do you have a sweet ride you want to show off or are you a car enthusiast? 2012 host’s the first ever Week of the Eagles Car Show in The Exchange south parking lot. Preregister at www.fortcampbellmwr.com for only $10 until August 11. You will still be able register the day of the event but it’ll cost you $20. Admission is free for spectators and trophies will be awarded for each of the six categories, best in show and the fan favorite.

Legacy Golf Tournament Monday, August 13, 8 a.m. • Cole Park Golf Club Get into the swing of things and fight for bragging rights as brigades compete in the Legacy Golf Tournament. A shotgun start at 8 in the morning kicks off this 18-hole, 4 person team scramble played using the best ball concept. There is a $100 entry fee per team ($25 per person) which includes greens fee and 2 carts per team. Rental clubs will be available as well. Eight teams will be allotted for Retirees, Civilians, sponsors, and other distinguished guests. All teams are welcome, but only pure unit teams can compete for unit honors. Registration takes place at 7:00 a.m. at Cole Park Golf Club on Monday, August 13. Top finishers earn points for the Commander’s Cup.

Combatives Weigh-ins Monday, August 13, 9 a.m. • Freedom Fighters PFF Tournament Tuesday August 14, 9 a.m. • Freedom Fighters PFF Finals Wednesday August 15, 9 a.m. • Freedom Fighters PFF Cheer on your brigade while you take in the thrilling spectacle of Modern Army Combatives. What is combatives? Combatives is a form of hand to hand combat which combines Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Muay Thai, SOMBO and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It is a style of wrestling with submission holds such as armbars, chokes and leg locks. Competitors will fight in eight weight classes with a modified double elimination tournament format. Each brigade and separate battalion sized element located on Fort Campbell will be represented by no more than a 16 Soldier team - two fighters per weight class. The final match will take place in an octagon cage. Soldiers will earn points for the coveted Commander’s Cup, so come out and cheer on your brigade!

Basketball Tournament Monday, August 13 - Wednesday, August 15, 9 a.m. • Lozada PFF Whether you are a fan of professional basketball or just like to shoot hoops in the driveway, the Week of the Eagles Basketball Tournament will be fun for everyone. Come out and cheer as you watch brigade teams battle it out and shoot for three. The single elimination tournament starts Monday, August 13 at 9 a.m. with the winners from round one playing in the semi-finals starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, August 14. The finals will be played from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15 with the awards ceremony to follow. Don’t miss out on the courtside action! Brigade teams play for Commander Cup points, so come out to cheer on your unit!

Softball Tournament Monday, August 13 - Wednesday, August 15, 9 a.m. • North Sports Complex Every team is the home team as Fort Campbell’s brigades swing their bats and compete for bragging rights in the Week of the Eagles Softball Tournament. This is a single elimination tournament and first round play begins Monday, August 13 at 9 a.m. Winners from this round will compete in the semi-finals starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, August 14. The finals will be played at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 15 with the awards ceremony to follow. The Commanders vs. Sergeants Major game for bragging rights will follow the tournament. Come out and enjoy America’s game and cheer your team on to victory!

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Ultimate Frisbee Tournament Monday, August 13 - Wednesday, August 15, 9:30 a.m. Perez Field 16 teams will play in for the championship in the inaugural Ultimate Frisbee Tournament during this year’s Week of the Eagles. Otherwise known as disc golf or Frisbee golf, this sport is a new craze in this area. This is a single elimination tournament and first round play begins Monday, August 13 at 9:30 a.m. Winners from this round will compete in the semi-finals starting at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 14. The finals will be played at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 15 with the awards ceremony to follow. Come cheer on your Brigade for points earned towards the Commander’s Cup. Perez Field is adjacent to Fryar Stadium.

Soccer Tournament Monday, August 13 - Wednesday, August 15, 9 a.m. • Fryar Stadium America’s love of the game brings the first ever soccer tournament to the 2012 Week of the Eagles. 16 teams will compete during the single elimination game at Fryar Stadium beginning Monday, August 13 at 9:30 a.m. Winners from this round will compete in the semi-finals starting at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 14. The finals will be played at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 15 with the awards ceremony to follow. Two games will be played simultaneously on the field for double the excitement. Be sure to cheer loud for your team as they race to the Commander’s Cup.

Dodgeball Tournament Monday, August 13, 12 p.m. - Wednesday, August 15, 1 p.m. • North Sports Complex Find out if your Brigade’s team can “dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge” in this year’s Dodgeball Tournament to the ultimate goal of winning the Commander’s Cup. This single elimination tournament will take place at the North Sports Complex tennis courts. The first round playoffs will begin at 12 p.m. on Monday, August 13. Winners from this round will compete in the semi-finals starting at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14. The finals will be played at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15 with the awards ceremony to follow. Commander’s Cup points will be awarded to the top three teams.

2012 Week of the Eagles Concert Monday, August 13, 5 p.m. • Division Parade Field The Air Force Reserve Band will start the night rocking with their ensemble band. We will then be entertained by our very own Rock 101 Band! Rock 101 Band’s interactive set is made up of our very own Soldiers and will set the mood to celebrate the Troops. Join the Air Force Reserve Tour for the Troops as they present Kelly Clarkson at 7 p.m. No outside food or beverages will be allowed. Please remember to leave all glass bottles and pets at home as they are not permitted on the Division Parade Field. Text “MWR” to 68683 for a chance to win VIP access to the Text Club Tent! You must be age 21 or older to win access. Past winners have enjoyed an unobstructed view of the stage, free food and beverages. Enter today for your chance to win!

Marksmanship Competition Tuesday, August 14, 10 a.m. • Range 2, 9, 10, 17 and 26 It takes ultimate concentration and focus to be a marksman and make that crucial shot on the run if necessary. The Marksmanship Competition focuses the limelight on those individuals who have taken this duty to the highest level. Participants will check in at the range prior to the competition beginning at 10 a.m. with the Team S3-weapon combat stress shoot followed by the squad battle position scenario, M240 competition, and a sniper rifle shoot. The awards ceremony will begin at 3:45 p.m.

Normandy Dining Out Tuesday, August 14, 5 p.m. • James E. Bruce Convention Center, Hopkinsville, KY Attend a formal evening filled with Military tradition, ceremony, and fabulous food at the Normandy Dining Out. This dining experience enhances esprit de corps and promotes the history of the 101st Airborne Division (AASLT). This year’s event will pay homage and recognize the sacrifices of all 101st Soldiers, past and present in our 70 year history. There will be a photographer on site for those attendees who would like to purchase a commemorative photo. All those who wish to attend the Dining Out will be required to purchase tickets. Tickets will be available initially through unit ticket allocation and then any unsold tickets will be available from a general pool. For more information about this event or to purchase tickets, please contact your unit representative or the Division Protocol Office at (270) 798-9913.

Toughest Air Assault Soldier Competition Wednesday, August 15, 3 a.m. • Sabalauski Air Assault School To be called the toughest Air Assault Soldier takes a lot of strength, hard work, and dedication to training. The Soldiers who will be competing for this title will be put through the paces as they compete for the ultimate bragging rights. The competition starts at 3 a.m. with a 12 mile foot march, followed by an equipment inspection, obstacle course, rappelling, sling load testing, a written test and ending with a mystery event. Toughest doesn’t just mean muscle; there must be brains to back up the brawn. An awards ceremony will conclude the day and name Fort Campbell’s Toughest Air Assault Soldier for the 2012 Week of the Eagles.

Division Memorial Ceremony Thursday, August 16, 4 p.m. • McAuliffe Hall, Division Headquarters As we celebrate the Week of the Eagles, we must not forget those who have gone before and made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure our freedom. As the end of the day approaches, the Division will honor the fallen in a memorial in front of McAuliffe Hall, Division Headquarters. Major General McConville, as well as a guest speaker, will make remarks after a wreath is placed at the Division Memorial Monument. There will be a symbolic remembrance of historic Division battles as well as a ceremonial firing and the playing of “Taps.” A brief reception with refreshments will follow inside McAuliffe Hall.

Division Review Friday, August 17, 10 a.m. • Division Parade Field The 2012 Week of the Eagles will conclude with the Division Review at the Division Parade Field. Soldiers, Family Civilians and Retirees are invited to attend this spectacular site in which every unit is represented by Soldiers and their colors in formation and will pass and review a distinguished Screaming Eagle Veteran. The Commander’s Cup will be presented to the unit with the most points and the Soldier of the Year and NCO of the Year will also be recognized. You will be able to see 101st Soldiers in period uniforms representing the 101st from WWII to the current era escorting out honored Veterans. Fort Campbell may have started their Rendezvous with Destiny 70 years ago, but the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will always live up to the legacy of a History of Valor.

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