The 101st Airborne Division is preparing for deployment in the coming months and they are doing it the best way possible--with the help of those they will be working along side while in Afghanistan. Deputy Commander, Colonel Andrew Poppas says the Unified Endeavor is a purpose driven exercise for the Division Headquarters.
He adds that the process is working to bring everyone to the same level of knowledge and understanding.
Among those participating in the exercise include Canadian Brigadier General Dave Corbould, who will be serving as a deputy commanding general with the 101st Airborne Division during the deployment. General Corbould says the exercise is similar to ones they hold in the north.
The 10 day exercise started early Thursday morning and is being conducted overnight so that the soldiers and leaders can work in sync with forces on Afghanistan time. In all some 1-thousand soldiers, commanders and role players are participating around the world, including some 450 who flew into Fort Campbell just for the exercise.
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