101st Airborne Division de 101e Luchtlandingsdivisie van Amerika

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101st Airborne Division is de Amerikaanse benaming voor de 101e Luchtlandingsdivisie van Amerika. Deze eenheid werd op 15 augustus 1942. De oprichter van de 101st Airborne Division is de Amerikaanse generaal William C. Lee. De 101e Luchtlandingsdivisie is een speciale eenheid van het Amerikaanse leger. Het is een eenheid die gespecialiseerd is om als para’s te worden ingezet. Het embleem van de 101st Airborne Division is een kop van een Amerikaanse adelaar op een zwarte achtergrond. De bijnaam van de 101st Airborne Division is ook wel de Screaming Eagles. Deze eenheid werd onder andere ingezet in de Tweede Wereldoorlog. Daarna zijn de para’s van de 101st Airborne Division ingezet in Vietnam, Irak en Afghanistan. Hieronder staan de verschillende brigades waaruit de 101st Airborne Division bestaat.

1st Brigade Combat Team ("Bastogne")
HHC, 1st BCT ("Warriors")
1-327th Infantry Battalion ("Above the Rest")
2-327nd Infantry Battalion ("No Slack")
3-327th Reconnaissance Squadron (RSTA) ("Battle Force")
2-320th Field Artillery Battalion ("Balls of the Eagles")
326th Brigade Troops Battalion
426th Brigade Support Battalion ("Taskmasters")

2nd Brigade Combat Team ("Strike")
HHC, 2nd BCT
1-502nd Infantry Battalion ("First Strike")
2-502nd Infantry Battalion ("Strike Force")
3-502nd Reconnaissance Squadron (RSTA) ("Widowmakers")
1-320th Field Artillery Battalion ("Top Guns")
311th Brigade Troops Battalion ("Team")
526th Brigade Support Battalion ("Best By Performance")

3rd Brigade Combat Team ("Rakkasans")
HHC, 3rd BCT
1-187th Infantry Battalion ("Leader Rakkasans")
2-187th Infantry Battalion ("Raider Rakkasans")
3-187th Reconnaissance Squadron (RSTA) ("Iron Rakkasans")
3-320th Field Artillery Battalion ("Red Knight")
381st Brigade Troops Battalion
626th Brigade Support Battalion ("Assurgam")

4th Brigade Combat Team ("Currahee")
HHC, 4th BCT
1-506th Infantry Battalion
2-506th Infantry Battalion
3rd Reconnaissance Squadron (RSTA)AKA 1st of the 51st Cavalry
4-320th Field Artillery Battalion
4th Brigade Troops Battalion
801st Brigade Support Battalion

101st Aviation Brigade ("Wings of Destiny")
HHC, 101st Aviation Brigade
2-17 Air Cavalry Squadron ("Out Front")
1-101st Aviation Battalion ("Expect No Mercy")
2-101st Aviation Battalion ("Eagle Warrior")
5-101st Aviation Battalion ("Eagle Assault")
6-101st Aviation Battalion ("Pathfinder")
8-101st Aviation Battalion ("Troubleshooters")

159th Aviation Brigade ("Eagle Thunder")
HHC, 159th Aviation Brigade
1-17th Air Cavalry Squadron
3-101st Aviation Battalion ("Eagle Attack")
4-101st Aviation Battalion ("Wings of the Eagles")
7-101st General Support Aviation Battalion (GSAB) ("Eagle Lift")
9-101st Aviation Battalion ("Eagle Strike")

101st Sustainment Brigade ("Life Liners")
DMMC
63rd Chemical Company
106th Transportation Battalion
372nd TC Company
594th TC Company
613th MCT
632nd MCT
129th Combat Support Battalion
494th TC Company
561st Combat Support Battalion
95th Maint
102nd Quartermaster Company
196th Quartermaster Detachment
227th GS Company
541st TC Company
584th Maintenance Company
717th EOD Detachment
101st Sustainment Brigade Troops Battalion
101st SSB

2-44th Air Defense Artillery Battalion ("Strike Fear")
887th Engineer Company (LE) ("Empire")
86th CSH