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Bats on Fort Campbell serve important role in Ecosystem

 

Written by Sgt. Patrick Kirby
40th Public Affairs Detachment, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – As the sun sets, the humidity lets up and temperatures drop, biologists from Fort Campbell Fish and Wildlife, Environmental Division, Directorate of Public Works, are just heading into work.

Their destination is Fort Campbell’s training area to do bat habitat assessments.

Anytime a tree larger than 3 inches in diameter is removed, an Endangered Species Act compliance survey must be completed.

There are two types of surveys, mist netting and Anabat. Mist nets are used by ornithologists and bat biologists to capture wild birds and bats for average counts and other projects. Anabat is an audio monitoring system that uses the ultrasonic echolocation calls of the bats for species identification and to monitor activity.

Morgan Torres, wildlife biologist, Fort Campbell Fish and Wildlife holds a female red bat on Fort Campbell, KY, July 18th, 2018. Eastern Red Bats are forrest dwelling bats and forage for insects at night. (Sgt. Patrick Kirby, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Morgan Torres, wildlife biologist, Fort Campbell Fish and Wildlife holds a female red bat on Fort Campbell, KY, July 18th, 2018. Eastern Red Bats are forrest dwelling bats and forage for insects at night. (Sgt. Patrick Kirby, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division Big 5 Rock band pays tribute to Gold Star Families

 

Written by Sgt. Patrick Kirby
40th Public Affairs Detachment, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Select members of the 101st Airborne Division Band known as the Big 5 headed to Nashville Friday for a recording session at Columbia Studio A.

Columbia Studio A is part of Belmont University and the recording session provided a mutual training opportunity during which musicians of the 101st and Belmont graduate students could collaborate on a project.

The project: Record “Light of a Gold Star,” a song written by Air Force Lt. Col. John Stea, a Kentucky Air National Guard flight surgeon. Stea wrote the song as a tribute to Gold Star Families.

Spc. Michael Davis, pianist, 101st Airborne Division Air Assault Band plays the piano while recording ‘Light of the Gold Star’ at Columbia Studio A in Nashville on October 26. (US Army photo by Sgt. Patrick Kirby, 40th PAD)

Spc. Michael Davis, pianist, 101st Airborne Division Air Assault Band plays the piano while recording ‘Light of the Gold Star’ at Columbia Studio A in Nashville on October 26. (US Army photo by Sgt. Patrick Kirby, 40th PAD)

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101st Airborne Division Leaders attend Subterranean Training

 

Written by Sgt. Patrick Kirby  
40th Public Affairs Detachment, 101st Airborne Division 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Leaders from across the 101st Airborne Division attended a Subterranean Training course hosted by the Fort Benning Maneuver Center of Excellence throughout the month of July on Fort Campbell.

The Chief of Staff of the Army has directed that the Army take a look at dense urban environments and dense urban terrain specifically, as it builds readiness to respond to contingency operations in any location around the world.

The MCoE teams explained how they analyze all aspects of this environment within megacities, to include subterranean systems. The subterranean operational environment, which dates as far back as the American Civil War, continues to be one that is complex and can create significant challenges for today’s Soldier.

Soldiers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) launch a surveillance robot into a unknown section of the subterranean training area to check what is behind doors and corners July 27 on Fort Campbell, KY. (Sgt. Patrick Kirby, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Soldiers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) launch a surveillance robot into a unknown section of the subterranean training area to check what is behind doors and corners July 27 on Fort Campbell, KY. (Sgt. Patrick Kirby, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division to hold Final Ceremony at Gander Memorial before Re-Location

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Media members and the public are invited to the Fort Campbell Gander Memorial annual remembrance ceremony, December 12th, 2018 at Fort Campbell. This will be the final ceremony at the memorial’s current site before it is moved to a new location on the installation.

The site, consisting of a monument and 256 Canadian Sugar Maple trees, was built as a living memorial to the 248 Soldiers and eight crew members who lost their lives when Arrow Air Flight 1285 crashed in Gander, Newfoundland shortly after takeoff on the morning of December 12th, 1985.

A grove of 256 Canadian Sugar Maple trees at the Gander Memorial on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The 256 trees represent 248 101st Airborne Division Soldiers and eight civilians, who were killed in a 1985 airplane accident in Gander, Newfoundland. The trees, donated by Canadian citizens, have grown too close together and a new memorial is being constructed on Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photos by Maj. Kevin Andersen)

A grove of 256 Canadian Sugar Maple trees at the Gander Memorial on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The 256 trees represent 248 101st Airborne Division Soldiers and eight civilians, who were killed in a 1985 airplane accident in Gander, Newfoundland. The trees, donated by Canadian citizens, have grown too close together and a new memorial is being constructed on Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photos by Maj. Kevin Andersen)

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Fort Campbell to hold Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony December 7th

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will host the Annual Division Tree Lighting Ceremony to kick off the holiday season on Friday, December 7th, 2018 at Division Headquarters.

The ceremony will begin at 5:30pm. This event is free and open to the public.

The ceremony will include holiday music from the 101st Airborne Division Band, season’s greetings from Fort Campbell and 101st Airborne Division leadership, caroling, holiday activities, a surprise visitor from the North Pole and more.

Fort Campbell's Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony to take place Friday, December 7th.

Fort Campbell’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony to take place Friday, December 7th.

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers set to Return from Afghanistan

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – More than 200 Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will return to the Kentucky-Tennessee area during the next two weeks from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

Two redeployment ceremonies are planned. The first will occur at 6:45pm, Thursday, December 6th, 2018 at Fort Campbell.

Details regarding the second ceremony, tentatively scheduled for next weekend, will be released once finalized.

Over 200 101st Airborne Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion solders to return to Fort Campbell from Afghanistan.

Over 200 101st Airborne Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion solders to return to Fort Campbell from Afghanistan.

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Deployed 101st Airborne Division Soldiers take strides toward financial independence in Bagram, Afghanistan

 

Written by 1st Lt. Verniccia Ford
101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – While deployed, Soldiers bear the burden of dealing with real life issues that affect mental agility, morale and mood. Throughout various formations in Afghanistan, service members navigate through combat related stress, family separation, martial issues, mourning the death of loved ones and even financial mismanagement.

All these things can influence performance and have adverse effects.

Major Jeremy Duncan, a signal officer, and North Carolina native teaches budgeting fundamentals to Sergeant Latoya McFadden, a culinary specialist assigned to the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade. Major Duncan is the primary instructor for the 9-week financial management course at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Alexes Anderson)

Major Jeremy Duncan, a signal officer, and North Carolina native teaches budgeting fundamentals to Sergeant Latoya McFadden, a culinary specialist assigned to the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade. Major Duncan is the primary instructor for the 9-week financial management course at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Alexes Anderson)

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Army vet Albert Wiley trades Special Forces to study special education at Austin Peay State University

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – If you ask Austin Peay State University (APSU) student Albert Wiley to list all the places he’s visited, you should probably take a seat because it’ll take a few minutes.

“I went to Panama, Ecuador, Belize, Honduras, Korea, Holland, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Japan, England, Canada…let’s just say numerous countries,” he said.

Austin Peay State University student Albert Wiley takes a break on campus between classes.

Austin Peay State University student Albert Wiley takes a break on campus between classes.

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Tennessee Higher Education Commission Awards Veterans Reconnect Grant to Austin Peay State University

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Earlier this fall, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) awarded Austin Peay State University (APSU) with a Veterans Reconnect Grant to support a new Military Pathway Pilot Project designed to help military and veteran students transition quickly and easily into college or new career fields.

Retired Lt. Gen. Ronald Bailey and retired Brig. Gen. Scott E. Brower joined APSU's senior leadership team.

Retired Lt. Gen. Ronald Bailey and retired Brig. Gen. Scott E. Brower joined APSU’s senior leadership team.

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Austin Peay State University to hold Military Appreciation Football Game November 17th

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – November isn’t a typical month at Austin Peay State University (APSU). As the state’s leader in higher education for military-affiliated students, the institution traditionally recognizes the entire month, with its connection to Veterans Day, as an extended salute to all veterans and active-duty military personnel.

In previous years, the Austin Peay State University football team has worn special uniforms to honor the military.

In previous years, the Austin Peay State University football team has worn special uniforms to honor the military.

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