Units of the 101st Airborne Division are sent to Europe to support NATO

FORT CAMPBELL, KY (NOW CLARKSVILLE) – Elements of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell have been ordered to deploy to Europe in support of Joint Task Force Dragon “to ensure our allies and partners of NATO in the region,” according to a press release.

Units from Fort Campbell will join elements of the 18th Airborne Corps already deployed in the area, the statement said.

“As we have done since 1942, the 101st Airborne Division stands ready to deploy anywhere to support and defend the nation and our allies,” said Major General JP McGee, commanding general of the 101st.

As one of the U.S. Army’s contingency response forces, the 101st has units ready to deploy around the world on short notice to conduct a range of military operations from aid humanitarian aid to combat capabilities, according to the statement.

“Fort Campbell units are always ready to deploy anywhere in the world on short notice to conduct contingency operations in support of our national security objectives. Preparations for this deployment have been underway for several weeks and our soldiers are ready. They will provide valuable support to our higher headquarters and reassure our Polish allies at this critical time,” said Lt. Col. Kari McEwen, 101st Public Affairs Officer.

Mary I. Bruner