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101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell Celebrate U.S. Army’s 244th Birthday

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY –  The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Campbell, soldiers, leaders, tenant units and distinguished civilian guests gathered for a ceremony to celebrate the U.S. Army’s 244th birthday, June 13th, 2019 on Fort Campbell.

The theme for the Army’s birthday this year was “America’s Army: Honoring the Call to Service from D-Day to Today.” The theme was very fitting for the “Screaming Eagle” division, as 85 Soldiers just returned from 10 days in Carentan, Normandy, France.

Col. Clair Gill (center), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Deputy Commander, Support, is joined by Fort Campbell's oldest Soldier, Lt. Col. John McDonough (right), assigned to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, and youngest Soldier, Pvt. Justin Davila (left), of 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment for a cake cutting ceremony marking the 244th Army Birthday. (Pfc. John Simpson, 101st Airborne Division)

Col. Clair Gill (center), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Deputy Commander, Support, is joined by Fort Campbell’s oldest Soldier, Lt. Col. John McDonough (right), assigned to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, and youngest Soldier, Pvt. Justin Davila (left), of 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment for a cake cutting ceremony marking the 244th Army Birthday. (Pfc. John Simpson, 101st Airborne Division)

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers Welcome 95th Air Assault Brigade of Ukraine

 

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionYavoriv, Ukraine – Soldiers of Task Force Carentan, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) participated in the opening ceremony for the 95th Air Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center here, June 3rd, 2019.

The 95th AASLT BDE began a 45 day training rotation at the YCTC that will culminate in a brigade level field training exercise. Soldiers of Task Force Carentan work alongside the Ukrainian CTC Cadre as mentors to enhance systems and NATO interoperability within the CTC.

Soldiers from the 95th Air Assault Brigade stand for the opening ceremony June 3. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin Navin)

Soldiers from the 95th Air Assault Brigade stand for the opening ceremony June 3. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin Navin)

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers are at Normandy for D-Day 75th Anniversary

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionCarentan, France – 85 Soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) which include many from the world-famous 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment highlighted in the book and TV show “Band of Brothers,” are in Normandy, France this week to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the WWII Allied invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day.

The “Screaming Eagle” Soldiers will participate in a wide range of parades, ceremonies, and military and government events.

Soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) pose for a photo before a sign bearing the division’s motto “If you want it done, ask the 101,” June 2, 2019 in Carentan, Normandy, France.

Soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) pose for a photo before a sign bearing the division’s motto “If you want it done, ask the 101,” June 2, 2019 in Carentan, Normandy, France.

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Annual Tobacco Stick Softball Game, Fort Campbell vs. Clarksville and Montgomery County, June 1st

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – On Saturday, June 1st, 2019, Fort Campbell Soldiers take on City of Clarksville and Montgomery County Employees in the 10th Annual Tobacco Stick Game.

Hosted by the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce, the game is set to begin at 10:00am.

The annual Tobacco Stick Softball Game is held to help create goodwill, fun, and community relationship building between Fort Campbell soldiers and City of Clarksville and Montgomery County employees.

Annual Tobacco Stick Softball Game will take place at the Heritage Park Sports Complex.

Annual Tobacco Stick Softball Game will take place at the Heritage Park Sports Complex.

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to be held June 6th, 2019

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.

First Thursday Art Walk in Downtown Clarksville.

First Thursday Art Walk in Downtown Clarksville.

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers deployed overseas Observe Memorial Day

 

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Yavoriv, Ukraine – Soldiers of Task Force Carentan, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) observed Memorial Day at the Joint Multinational Training Group – Ukraine here, May 27th, 2019.

Task Force Carentan Soldiers deployed to Yavoriv, Ukraine took time to honor the memory of their predecessors who died in service to the United States.

Soldiers began the day with a physical training event in remembrance of Lt. Michael Murphy, a United States Navy SEAL killed in action on June 28th, 2005 in Kunar province, Afghanistan.

Yavoriv, Ukraine – Soldiers of Task Force Carentan, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) observed Memorial Day at the Joint Multinational Training Group – Ukraine here, May 27th, 2019. (1st Lt. William Trout)

Yavoriv, Ukraine – Soldiers of Task Force Carentan, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) observed Memorial Day at the Joint Multinational Training Group – Ukraine here, May 27th, 2019. (1st Lt. William Trout)

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101st Airborne Division Lifeliner Soldiers Prepare for Warfighter Exercise

 

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Fort Campbell, KY – On May 6th, 2019, as the sun rose above the field on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Lifeliner Soldiers of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), unloaded tents and equipment from their military vehicles, as part of a Tactical Operations Center Exercise to get ready for their upcoming Warfighter Exercise in the fall.

After returning from Afghanistan in March 2019, Lifeliner Soldiers were eager to get back to work and continue to maintain optimum readiness.

Capt. Andrew Paulin (left), company commander of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, ‘Angry Dogs’, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and 1st Sgt. Antodd Richards (right), first sergeant of HHC, discuss the location of where to set up the Tactical Operations Center Exercise for the upcoming week’s training exercise, May 6, 2019, on Fort Campbell, Ky. (Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Capt. Andrew Paulin (left), company commander of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, ‘Angry Dogs’, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and 1st Sgt. Antodd Richards (right), first sergeant of HHC, discuss the location of where to set up the Tactical Operations Center Exercise for the upcoming week’s training exercise, May 6, 2019, on Fort Campbell, Ky. (Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Senator Marsha Blackburn, Armed Services Committee, Complete FY 2020 NDAA Markup

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and the Senate Armed Services Committee have completed the markup of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. Senator Blackburn advocated for several projects that are critical to groups in Tennessee.

“Tennessee is proud to be home to multiple military bases,” Senator Blackburn said. “The sacrifice our members of the military make in service to our country can never be repaid. It is essential that we provide our men and women in uniform with the support they need to protect the United States and to provide for their families. This bill seeks to meet that goal.”

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers to Commemorate “Hamburger Hill” 50th Anniversary with 31.87-mile Run / Walk

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Wednesday, May 15th, 2019, several hundred active-duty 101st Airborne Division Soldiers will be joined by almost 80 Vietnam-era U.S. Army Veterans for a 31.87-mile ultramarathon at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, as part of their commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Hamburger Hill.

This week marks 50 years since the frontal assault on Hill 937, Dong Ap Bia, Vietnam. The ten-day engagement, more commonly referred to as Hamburger Hill, was fought by U.S. Army Soldiers, including those from the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Marines and the South Vietnamese military.

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101st Airborne Division holds Assumption of Responsibility Ceremony for New Senior Enlisted Advisor

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Friday, May 10th, 2019 Command Sgt. Maj. Bryan Barker became the 33rd command sergeant major of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during an assumption of responsibility ceremony outside McAuliffe Hall, the division headquarters.

Soldiers of the division, along with families and members of the Fort Campbell community, gathered to welcome Barker, who comes to the division from 5th Armored Brigade, First Army Division West, at Fort Bliss, Texas.

“I was not sure I would be able to arrive, in-process, sign for my house, start Air Assault School, and receive my household goods all within 24 hours, but with the momentous effort of the incredible team here we pulled it off,” said Barker.

Maj. Gen. Brian Winksi, commanding general, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pins Air Assault wings on Command Sgt. Maj. Bryan Barker, senior enlisted advisor for 101st Airborne Division May 10 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. First Class Carlos Davis, 101st Airborne Division)

Maj. Gen. Brian Winksi, commanding general, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pins Air Assault wings on Command Sgt. Maj. Bryan Barker, senior enlisted advisor for 101st Airborne Division May 10 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. First Class Carlos Davis, 101st Airborne Division)

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