506th Infantry Regiment Lineage, Honors, & History

Coat of Arms

Currahee Song

Books, Movies, and Music Written by or about Currahees
(WWII - present)

506th Regimental Commanders
(WWII - present)

Parachute Infantry Regiment
World War II
1942 - 1945

Basic Training
Camp Breckinridge, KY

1948 - 1949
1950 - 1953
Fort Jackson, SC

1954 - 1956

1st Airborne Battle Group
Fort Campbell, KY
1956 - 1964

Airborne Infantry
Fort Campbell, KY
1st and 2nd BN (3rd Bde, 101st) activated 1964 - 1967
3rd BN (1st Bde, 101st) activated 1967

Airborne Infantry/Airmobile
1st and 2nd BN (3rd Bde, 101st)
3rd BN (1st Bde,101st; then 2nd Bde, 101st)

1967 - 1971

1967 - July 1969

July 1969 - 1971

Airmobile/Air Assault
Fort Campbell, KY
(only 1st BN activated)
1972 - 1984

Air Assault
Republic of Korea
(only 1st BN activated)
1987 - 2004

Air Assault
Republic of Iraq
(only 1st BN activated)

4th Brigade Combat Team, 506th Infantry
Fort Campbell, KY -- 2004-current
Republic of Iraq -- 2005-2006
Afghanistan -- 2008-2009
Afghanistan -- 2010-2011
Afghanistan -- 2013-2014

The above dates reflect documented information and do not necessarily represent the actual dates the events took place.

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506th Airborne Infantry Regiment Association (Airmobile - Air Assault)
This page updated 04/06/13