CIA director visits Army post and unit he once led

CIA Director David Petraeus returned to Fort Campbell to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the famed 101st Airborne Division, a unit he once led in combat in Iraq.

The outgoing U.S. and NATO led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) commander, Gen. David Petraeus second left, hands over the flag to US military commander James Mattis head of US Central Command during a changing of command ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday, July 18, 2011. Gen. John Allen took over command of American and coalition forces in Afghanistan on Monday from Gen. David Petraeus, assuming responsibility as Afghanistan's international allies draw up exit plans from the nearly 10-year conflict.(AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) -- CIA Director David Petraeus returned to Fort Campbell to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the famed 101st Airborne Division, a unit he once led in combat in Iraq.

The retired four-star general also on Friday spoke at the retirement ceremony for Command Sgt. Maj. Marvin Hill, one of his closest military partners who served as his senior enlisted leader in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Thousands of troops have been celebrating the division's history this week at the installation on the Tennessee-Kentucky state line, even as its troops prepare for upcoming deployments to Afghanistan.

Petraeus was jovial during his visit, telling jokes and stories about his time in the Army and leading several rounds of the Army battle cry, "Hooah!"


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