Strike welcomes Blue Spaders

Strike welcomes Blue Spaders

Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment “Blue Spaders,” 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division unfurl their unit colors during an activation ceremony at Freedom Fighters Physical Fitness Center. The Blue Spaders lineage dates to 1901 when...
Blue Spaders 2010-2012 Afghanistan Deployment History

Blue Spaders 2010-2012 Afghanistan Deployment History

by LTC Jesse Pearson, Former Spader 6, 2010-2012 The 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment Blue Spaders deployed from Fort Knox, Kentucky in December 2010 as the main effort of the 3d Duke Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. The battalion departed from...