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Lineages and Honors Information
Divisions and Brigades

Lineage and Honors Information as of 29 March 2018

Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion
101st Airborne Division
(Screaming Eagles)

  • Constituted 23 July 1918 in the National Army as Headquarters, 101st Division
  • Organized 2 November 1918 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi
  • Demobilized 11 December 1918 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi
  • Reconstituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves as Headquarters, 101st Division
  • Organized 10 September 1921 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Redesignated 31 March 1942 as Division Headquarters, 101st Division
  • Disbanded 15 August 1942; concurrently reconstituted in the Army of the United States as Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division, and activated at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana
  • Inactivated 30 November 1945 in France
  • Allotted 25 June 1948 to the Regular Army
  • Activated 6 July 1948 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky
  • Inactivated 27 May 1949 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky
  • Activated 25 August 1950 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky
  • Inactivated 1 December 1953 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky
  • Activated 15 May 1954 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina
  • Reorganized and redesignated 3 February 1964 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Airborne Division
  • Reorganized and redesignated 16 September 2004 as Headquarters and Tactical Command Posts, 101st Airborne Division
  • Reorganized and redesignated 16 October 2009 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (organic elements of Headquarters Battalion concurrently constituted and activated)

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War II
  • Normandy (with arrowhead)
  • Rhineland (with arrowhead)
  • Ardennes-Alsace
  • Central Europe
  • Vietnam
  • Counteroffensive, Phase III
  • Tet Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase IV
  • Counteroffensive, Phase V
  • Counteroffensive, Phase VI
  • Tet 69/Counteroffensive
  • Summer-Fall 1969
  • Winter-Spring 1970
  • Sanctuary Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase VII
  • Consolidation I
  • Consolidation II
  • Southwest Asia
  • Defense of Saudi Arabia
  • Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
  • War on Terrorism
  • Iraq:
  • Liberation of Iraq
  • Transition of Iraq
  • Iraqi Governance
  • National Resolution
  • Afghanistan:
  • Consolidation II
  • Consolidation III
  • (Additional campaigns to be determined)

Decorations

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered NORMANDY
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered BASTOGNE
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 1990-1991
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2005-2006
  • Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 2014-2015
  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered NORMANDY
  • Belgian Croix de Guerre 1940 with Palm, Streamer embroidered BASTOGNE; cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at Bastogne
  • Belgian Fourragere 1940
  • Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in France and Belgium
  • Netherlands Orange Lanyard
  • Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1969
  • Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1971
  • Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1970
  • Headquarters Battalion additionally entitled to:
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2013-2014

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

CHARLES R. BOWERY, JR.
Chief of Military History


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