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Volesky takes over 101st Airborne Division


Last updated 3/20/2014 at 6:25pm

A graduate of Eastern Washington University’s ROTC program has been named the new commander of one of the U.S. Army’s most prestigious and historical units.

Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky will take over command of the 101st Airborne Division, known as the “Screaming Eagles,” one of 10 active divisions in the Army and the only one designated specifically as an air assault division.

Volesky was promoted to the new rank from lieutenant colonel on March 12, 2014. A date when he will assume command of the 101st has yet to be determined, according to a March 13 press release.

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