Topic: 101st Airborne Division
Nashville, TN – Campbell Crossing, Lend Lease’s privatized military housing community located on Fort Campbell, will host its annual National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 5th from 4:00pm-7:00pm.
This nationwide celebration is geared toward heightening crime prevention awareness and strengthening the neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships while sending a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are fighting back.
You don’t want to miss this event! «Read the rest of this article»
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
Fort Campbell, KY – Mid-term elections will be held November 4th, 2014.
Uniformed service members, and their eligible Family members stationed outside of their location voting jurisdiction may register and request an absentee ballot using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) at www.fvap.gov
Here’s a video from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel encouraging service members and their Families to exercise their right to vote:
The scheduled rotation involves elements of one infantry brigade combat team (IBCT) with roughly 1,000 personnel (1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division); elements of one infantry brigade combat team with roughly 900 personnel (3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division); and elements of one combat aviation brigade with roughly 1,725 personnel (82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division) to rotate in fall 2014 in support of the combatant commander’s mission requirements. «Read the rest of this article»
Video by Staff Sgt. Peter Sinclair
Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with the 101st Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), negotiate the The Sabalauski Air Assault School obstacle course to hone their agility, strength and Air Assault skills and to assist non-air assault qualified Soldiers with their confidence prior to going through Fort Campbell’s Air Assault qualification course.
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
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.
5th Special Forces Group “Legion” dedicates building at Fort Campbell to Medal of Honor recipient Drew Dix
Written by Sgt. Justin Moell
Fort 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.
Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
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.
Written by Libby Howe
Washington, 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.
Fort 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.
Clarksville, 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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