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101st Airborne Division to deploy to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Headquarters, Fort Campbell, will deploy as the Joint Force Command for Operation United Assistance in Monrovia, Liberia.

The mission of the JFC-United Assistance is to support the lead federal agency, the U.S. Agency for International Development, response to the Ebola virus outbreak in Liberia.

In support of USAID, the JFC-UA will help the government of Liberia contain the Ebola virus and synchronize the establishment of Ebola treatment units across Liberia, as well as train health care workers and establish logistical centers to support this effort.

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Fort Campbell Soldiers help out teammate with retirement

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – Like most weekdays, loud voices and shouting rang through the early morning air at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. However, this morning was different.

It wasn’t just the incredibly thick gray fog clinging to the dewy grass that made it different. Nor was it the unusually large numbers of Soldiers conducting conditioning foot marches on A Shau Valley Road that made it unusual.

Staff Sgt. Jonathan Rose, the kennel master for the 510th Military Police Detachment, 716th Military Police Battalion, supported by the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, gives instruction to Pfc. Jared Bridges, a dog handler also with the 510th MP Det., during a retirement assessment for Arno, a military working dog, Sept. 4 at Fort Campbell, Ky.  (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart)

Staff Sgt. Jonathan Rose, the kennel master for the 510th Military Police Detachment, 716th Military Police Battalion, supported by the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, gives instruction to Pfc. Jared Bridges, a dog handler also with the 510th MP Det., during a retirement assessment for Arno, a military working dog, Sept. 4 at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart)

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Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Veterans Day Breakfast keynote speaker to be Major General Gary J. Volesky

 

Clarksville Area Chamber of CommerceClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 22nd Annual Veterans Day Breakfast on Saturday, November 8th at 7:30am at APSU’s Morgan University Center.

22nd Annual Veterans Day Breakfast set for November 8th, 2014

22nd Annual Veterans Day Breakfast set for November 8th, 2014

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Fort Campbell soldiers train Motorcycle Safety; Teddy Bear Run

 

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

5th Special Forces GroupFort Campbell, KY – The thunder of motorcycle engines rolls across a parking lot as Soldiers with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), as well as Soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), train on motorcycle safety.

“Motorcycle safety is very important because it is a dangerous hobby, you have to take precautions,” said Staff Sgt. Elain Colon, the noncommissioned officer in charge of the water section for the Group Support Battalion, 5th SFG (A). “In the Army, we care about Soldiers, we want them in formation tomorrow morning, so we put a system in place – the Motor Cycle Safety Program teaches different levels of skills to ensure our Soldiers are properly trained while riding a motorcycle and also properly equipped with safety gear.”

A Soldier with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), shakes the hand of a patient of the Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial of Nashville, Sept. 26, 2014, while conducting a “teddy bear run.” The Soldiers rode from Fort Campbell to deliver teddy bears to the patients of the hospital in an attempt to brighten their day. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 5th SFG (A) Public Affairs)

A Soldier with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), shakes the hand of a patient of the Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial of Nashville, Sept. 26, 2014, while conducting a “teddy bear run.” The Soldiers rode from Fort Campbell to deliver teddy bears to the patients of the hospital in an attempt to brighten their day. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 5th SFG (A) Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Lifeliners commemorate September 11th at Marshall Elementary

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – Thirteen years after one of the most tragic days in American history, Soldiers, families and civilians at Fort Campbell still feel the effects of the September 11th attacks.

Soldiers from the installation are still in Afghanistan fighting America’s longest war and their families are still making the sacrifices to support them.

With that in mind, Soldiers from the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” 101st Airborne Division, had the honor of commemorating September 11th with the children of their adopted school, Marshall Elementary School, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Soldiers from the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, commemorated the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States with the students and staff at Marshall Elementary School during an assembly Sept. 11 at Fort Campbell, KY. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade)

Soldiers from the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, commemorated the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States with the students and staff at Marshall Elementary School during an assembly Sept. 11 at Fort Campbell, KY. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade)

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584th Support Maintenance Company conducts 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 584th Support Maintenance Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, conducted Air Assault operations training September 3rd, at Fort Campbell, KY.

The unit worked with aviators from Company B, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., during the training.

Soldiers from the 584th Support Maintenance Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, prepare to sling load a water buffalo to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter Sept. 3 at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Soldiers from the 584th Support Maintenance Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, prepare to sling load a water buffalo to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter Sept. 3 at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond Chandler visits Fort Campbell

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Candice Funchess
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – With the current drawdown and budget restraints, can the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) still produce Soldiers ready to engage the enemy and win? “Absolutely.”

That was the response given by Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, when the question was asked during his visit to Fort Campbell, September 3rd-5th. Chandler came to meet with Soldiers and families to scout and hear what their issues and concerns were, in order to bring that information back to the Secretary of the Army John McHugh and the Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno.

Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III renders a hand salute as the colors are being posted during the 555th Parachute Infantry Association monument dedication, Sept. 4, 2014, at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Candice Funchess, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III renders a hand salute as the colors are being posted during the 555th Parachute Infantry Association monument dedication, Sept. 4, 2014, at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Candice Funchess, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion receives Army Superior Unit Award

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Campbell, Kentucky received the Army Superior Unit Award Friday, September 5th, 2014 for their support to over 18,000 warfighters deploying to and from combat operations in Afghanistan from October 1st, 2011 to September 30th, 2012.

An award that is not easily earned, Fort Campbell’s WTB was awarded the Superior Unit ribbon from the United States Army.

Col. George N. Appenzeller and Command Sgt. Major James Smith attach the Army Superior Unit Award ribbon on the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion colors Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. The Battalion earned this award for their actions in support of the combat operations in Afghanistan from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2012

Col. George N. Appenzeller and Command Sgt. Major James Smith attach the Army Superior Unit Award ribbon on the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion colors Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. The Battalion earned this award for their actions in support of the combat operations in Afghanistan from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2012

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101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) remembers 9/11 at Fort Campbell

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers, family members and friends of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) gathered in front of the division headquarters September 11th, for a wreath-laying ceremony in honor of those who lost their lives in the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The ceremony was also held to pay tribute to those 101st Soldiers who lost their lives overseas in missions dedicated to hunting those responsible for the 9/11 attacks.

Brigadier General Mark R. Stammer, the division’s deputy commanding general for operations, spoke about the horrific events of that day.

Brigadier General Mark R. Stammer (center), the deputy commanding general for operations for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and Command Sgt. Maj. Gabriel A. Espinosa Jr. (right), the Fort Campbell garrison command sergeant major, observe a moment of silence after laying a wreath Sept. 11, 2014, to honor those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The division's honor guard would later fire a 21-gun salute and play Taps during the solemn ceremony. (Sam Shore)

Brigadier General Mark R. Stammer (center), the deputy commanding general for operations for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and Command Sgt. Maj. Gabriel A. Espinosa Jr. (right), the Fort Campbell garrison command sergeant major, observe a moment of silence after laying a wreath Sept. 11, 2014, to honor those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The division’s honor guard would later fire a 21-gun salute and play Taps during the solemn ceremony. (Sam Shore)

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Fort Campbell Soldiers welcome West Creek Elementary students back to school

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – For local students, the arrival of August means summer is almost over and the start of the school year isn’t far behind.

To ease students and Families back into the academic rhythm, the staff at West Creek Elementary and the 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, held a back-to-school bash Saturday, at West Creek Elementary School in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Pvt. Adam Grine, a native of Fostoria, Ohio, and a volunteer from Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, participates in a fun run with students during a back-to-school bash Saturday, at West Creek Elementary School in Clarksville, Tenn. Soldiers have volunteered at the school since it opened seven years ago. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Pvt. Adam Grine, a native of Fostoria, Ohio, and a volunteer from Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, participates in a fun run with students during a back-to-school bash Saturday, at West Creek Elementary School in Clarksville, Tenn. Soldiers have volunteered at the school since it opened seven years ago. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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