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Annual Retiree Appreciation Day to be held at Fort Campbell

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 Fort Campbell will hold the annual Retiree Appreciation Day beginning at 8:00am.

This event is free to enter and open to all retirees and their Families. The Retiree Appreciation Day will be held at the Soldier Support Center located at 2702 Michigan Avenue, Fort Campbell, KY.

Retirees are an important part of the Fort Campbell community, as such the installation’s Retirement and Separation Services will host an annual appreciation day specifically designed to benefit retirees and their Families.

Annual Retiree Appreciation Day to be held at Fort Campbell, September 22nd. (Sam Shore)

Annual Retiree Appreciation Day to be held at Fort Campbell, September 22nd. (Sam Shore)

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Three Fort Campbell Soldiers compete in Army Best Medic Competition

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Three Fort Campbell Soldiers are in Texas to compete in the Army’s CSM Jack L. Clark Jr. Army Best Medic Competition at Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, Texas, which runs September 16th-20th, 2018.

The competition is a 72-84 hour arduous test of the teams’ physical and mental skills. Competitors must be agile, adaptive leaders who demonstrate mature judgement while testing collective team skills in areas of physical fitness, tactical marksmanship, leadership, warrior skills, land navigation and overall knowledge of medical, technical and tactical proficiencies through a series of hands-on tasks in a simulated operational environment.

Soldiers competing in the CSM Jack L. Clark Jr. Army Best Medic Competition begin with a physical fitness test - the Army Combat Fitness test (ACFT) - aimed at directly connecting fitness with combat readiness for all Soldiers. The U.S. Army Medical Command hosts the Army Best Medic Competition at Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, Texas, Sept. 16th-20th, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie)

Soldiers competing in the CSM Jack L. Clark Jr. Army Best Medic Competition begin with a physical fitness test – the Army Combat Fitness test (ACFT) – aimed at directly connecting fitness with combat readiness for all Soldiers. The U.S. Army Medical Command hosts the Army Best Medic Competition at Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, Texas, Sept. 16th-20th, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie)

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Retired Brigadier General Scott Brower named Austin Peay State University inaugural military adviser in residence

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On September 1st, 2018 retired Brigadier General Scott E. Brower, former deputy commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division, joined Austin Peay State University’s (APSU) senior leadership team as the institution’s first military adviser in residence.

In this new role, Brower will advise the APSU leadership team on how the University can better serve its military students and help the University optimize the process of recruiting, enrolling and graduating military-connected students.

Austin Peay State University names retired Brigadier General Scott E. Brower as APSU's first military adviser in residence.

Austin Peay State University names retired Brigadier General Scott E. Brower as APSU’s first military adviser in residence.

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers deploy for Hurricane Florence Relief

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Nearly 200 Soldiers consisting primarily of the 74th Composite Truck Company, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, departed Fort Campbell Friday, September 14th, 2018 en route to North Carolina to assist in Hurricane Florence response and recovery efforts.

The “Screaming Eagle” Soldiers departed with almost 100 vehicles, consisting of heavy transport trucks and associated equipment, en route to Fort Bragg, NC. There, they will assist in DOD efforts supporting FEMA and other relief agencies. The 74 CTC’s current mission task is to provide sustainment and container movement, personnel movement, and any additional transportation tasking.

Soldiers assigned to 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct preparations and deploy in support of Hurricane Florence relief efforts, Sept. 14, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The “Screaming Eagle” Soldiers will provide logistics and transportation to assist FEMA and other relief agencies. (Pfc. Beverly Roxane Mejia)

Soldiers assigned to 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct preparations and deploy in support of Hurricane Florence relief efforts, Sept. 14, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The “Screaming Eagle” Soldiers will provide logistics and transportation to assist FEMA and other relief agencies. (Pfc. Beverly Roxane Mejia)

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101st Airborne Division Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade farewells Stanley Sliwinski, welcomes Stephanie Barton

 

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

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Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Col. Stanley Sliwinski relinquished command of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade to Col. Stephanie Barton during a change of command ceremony attended by NATO Resolute Support Mission and U.S Forces-Afghanistan Soldiers and friends of the brigade, August 26th.

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, the Resolute Support deputy chief of staff for operations and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander, officiated the ceremony by presenting Sliwinski a Bronze Star and Legion of Merit award for his accomplishments while serving as the brigade commander for the last 26 months.

Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony McAdoo passes the Brigade guidon to the outgoing Brigade Commander Colonel Stanley J. Sliwinski during a change of command ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 26. The change of command ceremony represents the transfer of responsibility and authority from the outgoing commander, Col. Stanley J. Sliwinski to Col. Stephanie A. Barton. (Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne Public Affairs)

Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony McAdoo passes the Brigade guidon to the outgoing Brigade Commander Colonel Stanley J. Sliwinski during a change of command ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 26. The change of command ceremony represents the transfer of responsibility and authority from the outgoing commander, Col. Stanley J. Sliwinski to Col. Stephanie A. Barton. (Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Master Sergeant Squad Forged in Afghanistan, “We are the Backbone of the Army”

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne
101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

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Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – It is said that people are bound together through adversity, and under the added demands of a deployment, the members of the self-proclaimed Master Sergeant Squad came together as a cohesive team in order to tackle the challenges presented to them.

Despite their more ominous title, the Master Sergeant Squad is nothing but courteous and professional, with the word “squad” instead representing their ferocious dedication to Soldiers, the accomplishment of the mission and each other.

The Master Sergeant Squad of the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, consists of (from left to right): Master Sgt. Mark Gomez, signal support systems chief and native of San Antonio, TX; Master Sgt. Fontella Keesee, native of Erin, TN and operations NCOIC for the brigade; Master Sgt. Amy Prince, native of Statesboro, GA and noncommissioned officer in charge of the brigade’s supply section; Master Sgt. Kelvin Ladner, the senior human resources sergeant and native of Hattiesburg, MI. (Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne, 101st Sustainment Brigade PAO)

The Master Sergeant Squad of the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, consists of (from left to right): Master Sgt. Mark Gomez, signal support systems chief and native of San Antonio, TX; Master Sgt. Fontella Keesee, native of Erin, TN and operations NCOIC for the brigade; Master Sgt. Amy Prince, native of Statesboro, GA and noncommissioned officer in charge of the brigade’s supply section; Master Sgt. Kelvin Ladner, the senior human resources sergeant and native of Hattiesburg, MI. (Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne, 101st Sustainment Brigade PAO)

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Reserve, Cadets participate in Tactical Combat Physical Training at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Cadets from the Reserve Officer Training Corps and United States Military Academy joined Brig. Gen. K. Todd Royar, acting senior commander of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell, August 8th, 2018 for tactical combat physical training.

The event culminated three weeks training at Fort Campbell for the Army’s Cadet Troop Leader Training program, and required these future officers to navigate a 4.2-mile course with six lanes along the trail. In 10-person teams, the cadets competed for the fastest time while successfully completing requirements at each lane.

At the first lane, the Buy-In, each team member performed 60 pushups, 80 air squats and 25 burpees.

Reserve Officer Training Corps and United States Military Academy cadets perform a litter carry with a simulated casualty during a six-lane physical training course Aug. 8 on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Reserve Officer Training Corps and United States Military Academy cadets perform a litter carry with a simulated casualty during a six-lane physical training course Aug. 8 on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade Takes On the New Army Combat Fitness Test

 

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

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Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Over 100 “Lifeliner” leaders of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade gathered during the early morning hours to take on the new Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT).

The event began with leaders conducting the ten physical readiness training (PRT) preparation drills to get them warmed up. Upon completion, participants dispersed to five demonstration stations where they got the opportunity to witness and perform the strength deadlift, standing power throw, hand release push up, sprint/drag carry, and leg tuck.

Senior leaders of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade participated in the Army Combat Fitness Test, Aug 14, 2018, on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Service members stand in line waiting for their turn to participate in the hand release push up event. (1st Lt. Verniccia Ford, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Senior leaders of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade participated in the Army Combat Fitness Test, Aug 14, 2018, on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Service members stand in line waiting for their turn to participate in the hand release push up event. (1st Lt. Verniccia Ford, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade – Spiritual Hike to Resiliency

 

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

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Camp Morehead, Afghanistan – While deployed to combat or contingency environments, Army chaplains make it their mission to travel frequently, ensuring even the most remote troops get religious support that they need.

Chaplain (Cpt.) Marcin Bulinski assigned to the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, supports Soldiers of his unit, along with all other deployed service members, by conducting routine Catholic sermons at numerous locations in the Combined Joint Operations Area in Afghanistan.

Chaplain (Cpt.) Marcin Bulinski, assigned to the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, performs a Requiem Mass at Camp Morehead, Afghanistan. (U.S Army Photo by Spc. Alexes Anderson)

Chaplain (Cpt.) Marcin Bulinski, assigned to the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, performs a Requiem Mass at Camp Morehead, Afghanistan. (U.S Army Photo by Spc. Alexes Anderson)

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101st Airborne Division’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team White Currahee Spouses take on Soldier lifestyle with G.I. Jane Day

 

Written by Pfc. Beverly Mejia
40th Public Affairs Detachment

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Fort Campbell, KY – Spouses of 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, gathered bright and early Thursday morning for the battalion’s first G.I. Jane Day, August 2nd, 2018, Fort Campbell, KY.

“I want to bring the spouses together and give them a taste for what their Soldiers do on a daily basis,” said Lt. Col. Christopher Midberry, commander of 2-506th Infantry Regiment.

Spouses of 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) conducted the units first G.I. Jane Day PT run, August 6th, 2018, Fort Campbell, KY. G.I.  (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Beverly R. Mejia)

Spouses of 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) conducted the units first G.I. Jane Day PT run, August 6th, 2018, Fort Campbell, KY. G.I. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Beverly R. Mejia)

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