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101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Definition/Scope: The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, provides forcible entry capability through heliborne ’air assault’ operations. Capable of inserting a 4,000 soldier combined arms task force, 150-kilometers into enemy terrain in one lift, and possessing 281 helicopters, including three battalions of Apache attack helicopters, this division is the most versatile in the Army. For this reason, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) is the division most in demand by combatant commanders. The divisions nickname is the "Screaming Eagles". The 101st is unique in that it normally conducts operations 150 to 300 kilometers beyond the line of contact or forward-line-of-own-troops, requiring theater- and national-level intelligence support as a matter of course.



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101st Airborne Division

Broader Terms:

Army divisions (active)
Fort Campbell
Kentucky

Narrower Terms:

SSG John W. Kreckel NCO Academy

Related Terms:

Fort Campbell
Infantry Division
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Screaming Eagles
Zuwad Khalaf, Iraq


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