The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell cancel Week of the Eagles; leaders explore alternatives

by 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs Staff

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) 2020 Week of the Eagles, which celebrates the proud history and tradition of the Screaming Eagles division by bringing together Troopers past and present for celebration and spirited competition, has been cancelled.

The weeklong event, which was scheduled for May 15 through May 20, will not be held this year as originally planned due to safety considerations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This was a very difficult decision,” said Maj. Gen. Brian Winski, commanding general, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell.  “The health of our Soldiers, our Families, and our veterans must remain Fort Campbell’s top priority.”

There are plans to incorporate some of the Week of the Eagles signature activities into other events later in the year.  Activities being considered include the Fort Campbell Boot Display, Retiree Appreciation Day, Division Run, Division Review, and Air Assault competitions.

Winski added, “It is important that we find the right balance between safety, readiness, and tradition, and that we maintain adherence to CDC and DoD guidelines for all planning considerations.”

Although several weeks away, the decision was made now to account for planning and travel considerations.

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