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Recent Publications

Wings of Destiny - 04.01.2013
Wings of Destiny - 04.01.2013
In this edition of The Wings of Destiny highlights the hardwork and dedication it takes to get ready to return home to Fort Campbell and where to go for the latest...
Wings of Destiny - 02.14.2013
Wings of Destiny - 02.14.2013
In this edition of Wings of Destiny reflections on Valentine's Day and reaching the half way point in the deployment.
Wings of Destiny - 12.31.2012
Wings of Destiny - 12.31.2012
101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Rear Detachment, Deceember newsletter from Fort Campbell, Ky.
Wings of Destiny - 12.29.2012
Wings of Destiny - 12.29.2012
December 2012 deployment newsletter for 101st CAB
Wings of Destiny - 11.01.2012
Wings of Destiny - 11.01.2012
Stories from TF Destiny, TF No Mercy, TF Saber, TF Troubleshooters, TF Eagle Assault and TF Shadow. Introduction to 12th CAB units and Utah National Guard units attached...
Wings of Destiny - 11.01.2012
Wings of Destiny - 11.01.2012
Stories from TF Destiny's Rear Detachment from Fort Campbell, KY.


Recent News Stories

Wings of Destiny extends resiliency beyond mandatory training Wings of Destiny extends resiliency beyond mandatory...
Soldiers with the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), participated in resiliency events at Fort Campbell, Sept. 20-26.
Eagle Attack NCOs mentor ROTC cadets Eagle Attack NCOs mentor ROTC cadets
Noncommissioned officers with 3rd Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), mentored students participating in cadet troop...
Wings of Destiny Soldiers balance maintenance and restoring history Wings of Destiny Soldiers balance maintenance and...
Airframe structural repair specialists from Company B, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, have been restoring...
2-17 CAV retires modern-day war horse
Pilots from 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, flew an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter Wednesday to the Don...
Air scouts use aviation to teach about the importance of math Air scouts use aviation to teach about the importance of...
Pilots from 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), hosted sixth-grade students from Kenwood Middle...
Medevac pilot earns honor grad during badge lanes Medevac pilot earns honor grad during badge lanes
A Soldier from 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Divison (Air Assault), was the honor graduate for the expert field medical badge class at...


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Wings of Destiny extends resiliency beyond mandatory training Wings of Destiny extends resiliency beyond mandatory...
Soldiers from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), participate in the first value-of-life run at Fort Campbell, Ky., Sept. 22,...
Eagle Attack NCOs mentor ROTC cadets Eagle Attack NCOs mentor ROTC cadets
Cadets Daniel Camacho, left, from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. and Olivia Lynch, right, from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University at Daytona Beach,...
Wings of Destiny Soldiers balance maintenance and restoring history Wings of Destiny Soldiers balance maintenance and...
An aileron to a C-47 Skytrain waits restoration at the Company B, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, hangar at...
2-17 CAV retires modern-day war horse 2-17 CAV retires modern-day war horse
Lt. Col. Jack Murphy, commander, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and Chief Warrant Officer...
Air scouts use aviation to teach about the importance of math Air scouts use aviation to teach about the importance of...
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Frank Laudano, OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter pilot, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat...
Medevac pilot earns honor grad during badge lanes Medevac pilot earns honor grad during badge lanes
First Lt. Kenneth Danos, aeromedical-evacuation pilot, Company C, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), is...



Wings of Destiny extends resiliency beyond mandatory training


Story by Sgt. Duncan Brennan

Wings of Destiny extends resiliency beyond mandatory training FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. – Soldiers with the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), participated in resiliency events at Fort Campbell, Sept. 20-26.

The events, a value-of-life run and a single-Soldiers strong bonds retreat, emphasized the value of “Wings of Destiny” Soldiers to their organizations as well as themselves.

The run was part of suicide awareness month and encouraged Soldiers to realize that they are a valued member of the team so they can make better decisions. The retreat was held to give single Soldiers more tools to interpret and improve interpersonal communication.

“The end state for having the value-of-life run and the strong bonds retreat was to give Soldiers additional tools to make better life decisions in relation to themselves, other Soldiers and people in general,” said Maj. Miller Eichelberger, the chaplain for the 101st CAB. “Some of the things the 101st is facing on a weekly basis are suicide, sexual assault, alcohol incidents and domestic violence. I believe that a lot of these could be avoided if Soldiers made better decisions.”

During the run, Soldiers heard from equal opportunity, medical, and the sexual harassment and assault response program about how the value of life affects their work. In the sexual harassment and assault and response program, understanding how someone’s perception of their self-worth can seriously affect how an interaction proceeds.

“Part of my duties as the response coordinator is to receive calls at any given time, to go meet someone, most likely at the hospital who has just been the victim of sexual assault,” said Sgt. 1st Class Gary Jager, the sexual assault response coordinator for the 101st CAB. “Going there as the response coordinator for sexual assault, I can provide them with options, criminal investigation division availability and all the options open to them. If the severity of the incident has them questioning the value of their own life, I have a bigger issue on my hand than just the sexual assault.”

Supporting someone who has been the victim of sexual assault can have disastrous consequences. Sometimes a victim may question whether continuing to live is worth it.

A victim of sexual assault has just had their humanity forcibly taken away from them, said Jager. Helping them to realize that they still have value as a human being and there are people who still care for them and care what happens to them is critical. Nothing else can happen until their self-worth is in place.

Just as critical to the Army is how Soldiers relate to each other and family members. At the Strong Bonds retreat, single Soldiers were shown tools that can help them through relationships, which can become turbulent at times.

The strong bonds program, at least for the single Soldiers, teaches them to spend time with someone before deciding to marry them, said Eichelberger. Spending a lot of time with someone will lead to disagreements. That's the point. The program teaches that disagreeing with someone can inform about that person and whether or not they're a compatible mate and how one deals with problems.

The strong bonds program benefits the Army by giving Soldiers better tools to communicate with more kinds of people. Relationships, both professional and personal, depend on how well people work and make decisions together.

The Strong-Bonds program is significant to the Army because it gives Soldiers tools and techniques that can help avoid getting into relationships that are doomed due to lack of communication and relationship skills, said Eichelberger. The divorce rate in the Army is pretty high, and some of them can be avoided by making good decisions where relationships are concerned.

At the end of the day, the kinds of relationships that Soldiers have with their peers and families can affect how they see themselves and their worth. Service members who do not have good relationships with their families can be at greater risk for suicide.

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Wings of Destiny extends resiliency beyond mandatory training

Recent Publications

Wings of Destiny - 04.01.2013
Wings of Destiny - 04.01.2013
In this edition of The Wings of Destiny highlights the hardwork and dedication it takes to get ready to return home to Fort Campbell and where to go for the latest...
Wings of Destiny - 02.14.2013
Wings of Destiny - 02.14.2013
In this edition of Wings of Destiny reflections on Valentine's Day and reaching the half way point in the deployment.
Wings of Destiny - 12.31.2012
Wings of Destiny - 12.31.2012
101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Rear Detachment, Deceember newsletter from Fort Campbell, Ky.
Wings of Destiny - 12.29.2012
Wings of Destiny - 12.29.2012
December 2012 deployment newsletter for 101st CAB
Wings of Destiny - 11.01.2012
Wings of Destiny - 11.01.2012
Stories from TF Destiny, TF No Mercy, TF Saber, TF Troubleshooters, TF Eagle Assault and TF Shadow. Introduction to 12th CAB units and Utah National Guard units attached...
Wings of Destiny - 11.01.2012
Wings of Destiny - 11.01.2012
Stories from TF Destiny's Rear Detachment from Fort Campbell, KY.


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