The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell Host Week of the Eagles, May 19-25, 2023.
First held in 1974, Week of the Eagles honors the legacy and heritage of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and involves both Veterans and current Soldiers of the Division.
The 101st was activated on Aug. 16, 1942, at Claiborne, Louisiana. Its first Commanding General, Maj. Gen. William C. Lee, noted that the Division had no history, but that it had a “rendezvous with destiny.” He added that the new Division would habitually be called into action when the need was “immediate and extreme” and that it would “fall on its enemies like a thunderbolt from the skies.”
Maj. Gen. William C. Lee, commander 101st Airborne Division), reviews his men at Camp Claiborne, La. during activation day ceremonies. Source: "The Epic of the 101st Airborne Division, A Pictorial Biography of the United States 101st Airborne Division Compiled and Arrange By the Unit Public Relations Office, Auxette, France, 1945." (Photo Credit: U.S. Army)
All visitors will be required to stop at the TC Freeman (Gate 4) Visitor Control Center to receive a visitor pass. Visitors should ensure they arrive early to allow plenty of time to get a pass before attending any events. For information about requirements for a visitor pass, click here.
Many events take place outdoors. Everyone is encouraged to dress comfortably for the weather and outdoor activities and to bring water. To stay up-to-date on the heat category, click here, and for other weather alerts, click here.
Individuals can also use the free Digital Garrison app on a mobile device to stay up-to-date on any impacts to Week of the Eagles events in the announcements and push notifications and even navigate to various locations on post. After downloading the app, create an account and select Fort Campbell. To enable push notifications in Digital Garrison: Click Account at the Bottom, Click Communication Preferences, Click Push Notifications, Enable Installation Notifications, Select “I agree to receive notifications from Digital Garrison”, and Click Save.