Fort Campbell holds Division Change of Command ceremony - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Fort Campbell holds Division Change of Command ceremony


In a Division Change of Command ceremony at Fort Campbell on Friday, a crowd honored outgoing commander Maj. Gen. James C. McConville and welcomed incoming commander Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky.

"To the soldiers in the field and people in the stands, I want to let you know I'll give you 110 percent every day, and I know you'll do the same," said Volesky, speaking to the crowd.

Arriving by parachute in the sky or by marching in a sea of uniforms and berets, more than 13,600 soldiers took the field on post.

"We want to make sure we have our units trained and ready," said Volesky. "We have our next rendezvous with destiny waiting, so we're going to make sure our soldiers are trained and ready. We're physically, mentally tough and just get after whatever our nation needs us to do."

In a message to the men and women he'll now lead, Volesky said he's just ready to write the next chapter in the division's history.

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