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After Almost 5 Years, Army's 101st Airborne Will Return to Full Air Assault Power
U.S. Army aviation officials have launched an effort to restore full air assault capability to the 101st Airborne Division -- a capability the Screaming Eagles have been without since 2015.
As the Army's only air-assault division, the 101st has traditionally had two combat aviation brigades -- instead of one CAB like other divisions -- to allow the unit to lift a full brigade combat team into combat at one time.
But mandatory budget cuts under sequestration prompted the Army to take one of the 101st's CABs away.