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Fort Campbell’s 2nd Annual Functional Fitness Challenge

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – The Screaming Eagle community came together today at the historic 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Parade Field on Fort Campbell, KY, to participate in the 2nd Annual Functional Fitness Challenge, which was one of the Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour (ECFT) 2014 events.

Exactly 101 registered competitors came out in the early, drizzly morning to take-on the nine events in the circuit training focused course.

Participants in the 2014 Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour Functional Fitness Challenge sprint from the Single Arm Dumb Bell Push Press station to the next challenge July 19, at Fort Campbell. (Leejay Lockhart)

Participants in the 2014 Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour Functional Fitness Challenge sprint from the Single Arm Dumb Bell Push Press station to the next challenge July 19, at Fort Campbell. (Leejay Lockhart)

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5th Special Forces Group “Legion” dedicates building at Fort Campbell to Medal of Honor recipient Drew Dix

 

Written by Sgt. Justin Moell
5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs Office

5th Special ForcesFort Campbell, KY – Awarded for personal acts of valor, above and beyond the call of duty, the highest award a Soldier can earn during combat is the Medal of Honor.

Retired U.S. Army Maj. Drew D. Dix, native of Pueblo, CO, was awarded the Medal of Honor from President Lyndon B. Johnson on January 19th, 1969, for repeatedly leading a 20-man force of local fighters in to Chau Phu, Vietnam, multiple times, driving out the Viet Cong resulting in 14 confirmed Viet Cong Killed in action and a potential 25 more, the rescue of 14 United States and free world civilians, and capturing 20 enemy combatants, including a high ranking Viet Cong official, during the early days of the Tet Offensive.

(L to R) Col. John W. Brennan, commander of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), retired Maj. Drew Dix, Medal of Honor recipient and former member of the 5th SFG(A), Lt. Col. Joseph Lock, commander of 4th Battalion, 5th SFG(A) and Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stand in front of the plaque dedicating the 4th Bn. special operations complex to Dix, after a ceremony held here July 11, 2014. (Sgt. Justin A. Moeller)

(L to R) Col. John W. Brennan, commander of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), retired Maj. Drew Dix, Medal of Honor recipient and former member of the 5th SFG(A), Lt. Col. Joseph Lock, commander of 4th Battalion, 5th SFG(A) and Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stand in front of the plaque dedicating the 4th Bn. special operations complex to Dix, after a ceremony held here July 11, 2014. (Sgt. Justin A. Moeller)

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101st Sustainers hold Warrior Challenge at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, held a physical readiness competition July 2nd, at Fort Campbell.

The inaugural Warrior Challenge had teams and individuals compete in strenuous exercises to build camaraderie, cultivate warrior ethos and demonstrate the unit’s emphasis of being constantly ready to support the only Air Assault division in the world.

Members of the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), race around the unit's area during the 101st STB’s inaugural Warrior Challenge July 2, at Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart)

Members of the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), race around the unit’s area during the 101st STB’s inaugural Warrior Challenge July 2, at Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart)

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Vice Chief of the Army General John F. Campbell nominated as new ISAF commander

 

Written by Libby Howe
United States Army

U.S. ArmyWashington, D.C. – Vice Chief of Staff of the Army General John F. Campbell received a presidential nomination to serve as commander of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan.

“I am truly honored and humbled by the president’s nomination for me to serve as the next International Security Assistance Force commander,” Campbell said.

“If confirmed, I look forward to serving alongside our Afghan and coalition partners as we continue operations in Afghanistan. Until such time, I remain committed to my current responsibilities as the vice chief of staff of the Army,” he said.

Vice Chief of Staff of the Army General John F. Campbell received a presidential nomination to serve as NATO's International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan Commander. (U.S. Army)

Vice Chief of Staff of the Army General John F. Campbell received a presidential nomination to serve as NATO’s International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan Commander. (U.S. Army)

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Fort Campbell celebrates the birth of our nation with a bang!

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell and the surrounding communities came together to celebrate the 4th of July, Independence Day with a bang at Fort Campbell’s USAA and MWR’s (Morale, Welfare and Recreation) Independence Day Carnival and Fireworks display.

“This is what we’re here for! We’re here to celebrate the birth of our nation, our soldiers and their families, and our civilians workers. They give so much to us and this is our way of giving back to them especially today on our nation’s birthday,” said Rayna Holly from the Fort Campbell Public Affiars Office.

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Clarksville City Council Regular Session Report for July 1st, 2014

 

Clarksville City Council - Ward 10Clarksville, TN – Due to the upcoming 4th of July weekend, the city council moved its regular voting session to July 1st. It was an interesting evening.

Ordinance 7 – 2014-15 (Homeless Shelter Distance)

This ordinance proposed to shrink the distance that a homeless shelter could be located from residential properties. Currently, the distance requirement is 1000 feet. According to map inquiries by the Planning Commission, there are only four locations left in Clarksville that would allow a shelter to be at this separation requirement. «Read the rest of this article»

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Democrat Dan Cramer looks to represent Tennessee 7th Congressional District

 

Election 2014Clarksville, TN - Retired Army Helicopter Pilot Dan Cramer has announced he will run to represent Tennessee’s 7th district in the U.S. House of Representatives, pledging to focus on the responsibility to govern that is entrusted to every member of congress.

Dan has made a commitment to restoring opportunity and prosperity to the middle class and to tackle the hard work of addressing issues like tax reform, immigration, and the national debt.

Tennessee 7th Congressional District candidate Dan Cramer.

Tennessee 7th Congressional District candidate Dan Cramer.

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Clarksville kicks off 4th of July with seventh annual Independence Day Celebration, July 3rd, 2014

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – On Thursday, July 3rd, thousands of Clarksvillians made their way to Liberty Park for the City of Clarksville’s seventh annual Independence Day Celebration. Attendees enjoyed live music, drinks, and food such as funnel cakes, hotdogs, and other festival favorites.

The evening got started with the presentation of the colors and  Staff Sergeant Scott Letourneau of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment singing the National Anthem.

The July 3rd 2014 Fireworks at Liberty Park

The July 3rd 2014 Fireworks at Liberty Park

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101st Airborne Division Lifeliners conduct sling load training at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 372nd Inland Cargo Transfer Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, concluded a two-day Air Assault training mission June 26th, at Fort Campbell.

The purpose of the exercise was to further develop the company’s competency at providing logistical support through sling-load operations.

Soldiers from the 372nd Inland Cargo Transfer Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), prepare to attach a Humvee to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter June 26, 2014, at Fort Campbell, Ky. The Soldiers participated in a two-day training exercise, which further developed the company’s competency at providing logistical support through sling loads. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Soldiers from the 372nd Inland Cargo Transfer Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), prepare to attach a Humvee to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter June 26, 2014, at Fort Campbell, Ky. The Soldiers participated in a two-day training exercise, which further developed the company’s competency at providing logistical support through sling loads. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion athletes triumph at Army Warrior Games Trials

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Two Fort Campbell Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion recently returned from the Army Warrior Games trials with gold, silver and bronze medals in hand – along with the esprit-de-corps that represents the determined and resilient strength of the famed installation that sits on the Kentucky/Tennessee border.

The trials, held June 15th-20th at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, will determine which 40 Soldiers and Veterans will be chosen to represent the Army at the 2014 Warrior Games scheduled from September 28th through October 4th, 2014 in Colorado Springs, CO.

Fort Campbell athletes bring home Gold, Silver and Bronze medals from Army Warrior Games trials held at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY. (U.S. Army photo by Stacy Rzepka)

Fort Campbell athletes bring home Gold, Silver and Bronze medals from Army Warrior Games trials held at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY. (U.S. Army photo by Stacy Rzepka)

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