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101st Airborne Division Blue Spaders’ hold Change of Responsibility Ceremony

 

Written by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team held a change of responsibility ceremony April 18th in which outgoing commander Lt. Col. Ryan Wylie relinquished duties to incoming commander Lt. Col. Keith Carter.

Wylie was the first commander of 1-26 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and led the unit on its first deployment in the unit’s history as part of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), where they supported Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq.

U.S Army Col. Brett Sylvia, commander, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), right, hands the guidon to Lt. Col. Keith Carter, commander, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, left, during a change of responsibility ceremony, Apr. 18, 2017, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Carter is taking over 1-26 from Lt. Col. Ryan Wylie, who led the unit since its activation at Fort Campbell. (U.S Army Photo by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

U.S Army Col. Brett Sylvia, commander, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), right, hands the guidon to Lt. Col. Keith Carter, commander, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, left, during a change of responsibility ceremony, Apr. 18, 2017, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Carter is taking over 1-26 from Lt. Col. Ryan Wylie, who led the unit since its activation at Fort Campbell. (U.S Army Photo by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

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Fort Campbell Defense Military Pay Office exceeds Army standard in annual inspection

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – Representatives from Defense Finance and Accounting Service inspected the Soldiers and civilians of the Defense Military Pay Office February 27th- March 3rd.

The DMPO, which includes Soldiers of the 101st Financial Management Support Unit, part of 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, scored the highest score in unit history with 99.68 percent.

Every year DFAS sends a team of experts from the Network Audit Field Compliance Division (NAFCD) to inspect documentation behind the functional areas of the DMPO including customer service, internal review and disbursing operations.

Pfc. Detron R. Mitchell, left, and Spc. Iris I. Claros, right, consolidate documents Feb. 20, 2017, in the disbursing section of the Defense Military Pay Office for an inspection by the Network Audit Field Compliance Division of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service. (1st Lt. Todd A. Kuzma)

Pfc. Detron R. Mitchell, left, and Spc. Iris I. Claros, right, consolidate documents Feb. 20, 2017, in the disbursing section of the Defense Military Pay Office for an inspection by the Network Audit Field Compliance Division of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service. (1st Lt. Todd A. Kuzma)

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BDE FTX prepares 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade for next Rendezvous with Destiny

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Kimberly Lessmeister
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – As the unit responsible for sustaining the Army’s only air assault division, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division is constantly running support missions all over the world.

To make sure they are capable of meeting mission essential tasks no matter what the environment, Soldiers of the brigade headquarters and 101st Special Troops Battalion participated in a field training exercise March 28th-April 3rd, on training areas here.

A Soldier from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., fires during a live-fire range, April 3, 2017, on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Companies were evaluated on their performance during a live-fire exercise as part of the brigade field training exercise. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

A Soldier from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., fires during a live-fire range, April 3, 2017, on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Companies were evaluated on their performance during a live-fire exercise as part of the brigade field training exercise. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Pre-trial hearing for Two Fort Campbell Soldiers concludes

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The pre-trial hearing in the cases of two 101st Airborne Division Soldiers who have been charged in the disappearance and death of Pfc. Shadow McClaine concluded April 11th on Fort Campbell after two days of proceedings.

Pursuant to Article 32 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and Rules for Courts-Martial (RCM) 405, the purpose of the Article 32 preliminary hearing for the cases against Sgt. Jamal Williams-McCray and Spc. Charles Robinson was to:

(L to R) Sgt. Jamal Williams-McCray and Spc. Charles Robinson.

(L to R) Sgt. Jamal Williams-McCray and Spc. Charles Robinson.

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101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade 716th MP platoons enhance readiness through evaluations

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – Military police platoons from the 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div. tested their skills during a platoon external evaluation, March 13th – 17th, here.

Observers from 16th MP Brigade from Fort Bragg, NC and 101st Airborne Division, evaluated the Fort Campbell MPs on their ability to react to enemy contact, establish traffic control points, respond to site exploitation, evacuate casualties, and perform convoy security.

A squad leader with 1st Platoon, 194th Military Police Company, 716th MP Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., directs a Soldier, March 14, 2017, as the platoon establishes a traffic control point during a platoon external evaluation on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

A squad leader with 1st Platoon, 194th Military Police Company, 716th MP Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., directs a Soldier, March 14, 2017, as the platoon establishes a traffic control point during a platoon external evaluation on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Army Airfield to undergo needed repairs

 

Written by Leejay Lockhart
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Campbell Army Airfield’s main runway will close for repairs April 10th and should reopen in late July or early August.

The $28 million project includes resurfacing the runway, repairing ramps, taxiways, adding lights to the secondary runway, and moving lights to make them easier to maintain on the main runways.

Terry Ennis, airfield manager for Campbell Army Airfield, said the repairs also will decrease the runway width by 50 feet to the industry standard of 150 feet in width. Its overall length will decrease from 11,822 feet to 10,500 feet. The excess portion of the runways will become paved overrun that serve as a safety measure to decrease damage to aircraft on takeoff and landings if something goes wrong.

Construction equipment with suction devices that can lift concrete slabs from taxiways at Campbell Army Airfield will speed repairs to CAAF and make them cheaper since it preserves the rock subbase. The repairs are part of a $28 million contract awarded by the Army Corps of Engineers. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

Construction equipment with suction devices that can lift concrete slabs from taxiways at Campbell Army Airfield will speed repairs to CAAF and make them cheaper since it preserves the rock subbase. The repairs are part of a $28 million contract awarded by the Army Corps of Engineers. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

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101st Airborne Division’s 320th Field Artillery Regiment has first female in it’s history to lead an artillery platoon in Combat

 

Written by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – When U.S. Army 1st Lt. Austen Boroff arrived in Iraq last October as part of Operation Inherent Resolve to take over 1st platoon, Battery C, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), she was the only female Soldier in the battery. She was also the first female in 1-320th’s history to lead an artillery platoon in a combat environment.

“It was an exciting time to head over,” said Boroff. “I was grateful I was getting the opportunity to join the operation. I had been following the unit and all of their accomplishments all summer.”

U.S Army 1st Lt. Austen Boroff, platoon leader, Battery C, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) poses near her battery’s guidon, Mar 24, 2017, at Fort Campbell, KY. Boroff, a graduate of the United States Military Academy was the first female platoon leader in 1-320th’s history to lead Soldiers in a combat environment. (1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

U.S Army 1st Lt. Austen Boroff, platoon leader, Battery C, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) poses near her battery’s guidon, Mar 24, 2017, at Fort Campbell, KY. Boroff, a graduate of the United States Military Academy was the first female platoon leader in 1-320th’s history to lead Soldiers in a combat environment. (1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

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Tennessee Opioid Abuse Task Force travels to East Tennessee

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – On Monday, March 20th, the Opioid Abuse Task Force attended a forum at East Tennessee State University located in Johnson City, Tennessee. 

Dr. Rob Pack presented an overview of the Department of Community and Behavioral Health programs that are designed to improve the health of citizens in their community.  Dr. Nick Hagemeier, who specializes in pharmacy medicine, gave an update on his research activities and outcomes from his program.

 The Task Force also visited a methadone clinic that will be opening this year in Gray, Tennessee. 

Brigadier General Wendell H. Gilbert Tennessee State Veterans Home

Brigadier General Wendell H. Gilbert Tennessee State Veterans Home

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Lifeliner Soldiers train on MEDEVAC operations at Fort Campbell

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., and Soldiers from Company C, 6th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., teamed up to conduct medical evacuation training, March 16th, at Hanger 5, here.

Soldiers learned how to call a nine-line medical evacuation request, how to load patients onto an HH60-M Blackhawk provided by C Co., 6th Bn., 101st Avn. Regt., 101st Combat Avn. Bde., and aircraft safety, such as maintaining a low silhouette when approaching an aircraft.

A four-man litter team from the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., unloads a simulated patient from an aircraft, March 16, 2017, during medical evacuation training at Hanger 5, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

A four-man litter team from the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., unloads a simulated patient from an aircraft, March 16, 2017, during medical evacuation training at Hanger 5, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division’s 227th Quartermaster Co. deploys in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve

 

Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public

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Fort Campbell, KY – Approximately 200 Soldiers from 227th Quartermaster Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div. deployed to the United States Army Europe area of operations March 20th, in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

Capt. Amanda Fonk, commander for 227th Qm. Co., 129th CSSB, 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde., 101st Abn. Div., said Soldiers will be divided throughout several countries in order to provide needed support in the different areas.

Capt. Amanda Fonk, commander for 227th Quartermaster Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., speaks to her Soldiers and their families, March 20, 2017, before leaving for a nine-month deployment to United States Army Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Capt. Amanda Fonk, commander for 227th Quartermaster Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., speaks to her Soldiers and their families, March 20, 2017, before leaving for a nine-month deployment to United States Army Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)n

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