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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Soldier named U.S. Army Medical Command Career Counselor of the Year

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell KY – Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth Parrish of Blanchfield Army Community Hospital has been named the U.S. Army Medical Command Career Counselor of the Year.

He was presented the award by Brig. Gen. Barbara R. Holcomb and Command Sgt. Major Jayme Johnson in a small ceremony at the Hospital yesterday. He will compete against other major commands in the Secretary of the Army Career Counselor of the Year board in January.

Brig. Gen. Barbara R. Holcomb and Command Sgt. Major Jayme Johnson congratulate Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth Parrish, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Career Counselor, who was recently selected as the U.S. Army Medical Command Career Counselor of the Year. (Erin Perez/U.S. Army)

Brig. Gen. Barbara R. Holcomb and Command Sgt. Major Jayme Johnson congratulate Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth Parrish, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Career Counselor, who was recently selected as the U.S. Army Medical Command Career Counselor of the Year. (Erin Perez/U.S. Army)

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel thanks Fort Campbell Soldiers for Anti-Ebola Efforts

 

By Nick Simeone, Defense Media Activity

United States Department of Defense - DoDWashington, DC – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel yesterday thanked troops at Fort Campbell for making a “huge difference” in working to contain the spread of Ebola in West Africa, and characterized the deadly disease as being as serious a threat to the world as terrorism.

“You all understand the perils, the threats, the challenges that face our country,” Hagel told troops during a visit to the base as he made his way back to Washington from four days on the road visiting bases and service personnel around the country. “The challenges and threats that face our country in the world today are not just from Islamic fundamentalists or from terrorists but from health diseases and pandemic health threats that threaten the world. Ebola is part of that overall scope of threats.”

A group of 30 U.S. military personnel, including Marines, Airmen, and Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, board a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal, Oct. 19, 2014. The service members are bound for Monrovia, Liberia, where U.S. troops will construct medical treatment units and train health care workers as part of Operation United Assistance, the U.S. Agency for International Development-led, whole-of-government effort to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. (Maj. Dale Greer/U.S. Air National Guard)

A group of 30 U.S. military personnel, including Marines, Airmen, and Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, board a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal, Oct. 19, 2014. The service members are bound for Monrovia, Liberia, where U.S. troops will construct medical treatment units and train health care workers as part of Operation United Assistance, the U.S. Agency for International Development-led, whole-of-government effort to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. (Maj. Dale Greer/U.S. Air National Guard)

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Fort Campbell 716th Military Police Battalion Soldiers celebrate Veterans Day with Students

 

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

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Clarksville, TN – As students packed into the gym at West Creek Middle School in Clarksville, Friday, months of planning had finally came to fruition.

The school’s administration had worked closely with Soldiers from the 716th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade, supported by the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, to give the students something special for Veterans Day.

The students, West Creek Middle School’s faculty, members of the 716th MP Bn., veterans, and community members gathered for a patriotic ceremony honoring Veterans Day.

Students from West Creek Middle School in Clarksville, Tenn., carry water cans as part of an obstacle course set up by the 551st Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade, supported by the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, for a Veterans Day event Nov. 7 at West Creek Middle School. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart)

Students from West Creek Middle School in Clarksville, Tenn., carry water cans as part of an obstacle course set up by the 551st Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade, supported by the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, for a Veterans Day event Nov. 7 at West Creek Middle School. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade takes on logistics role in Liberia

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Monrovia, Liberia – The logistical element for Joint Forces Command – United Assistance unfurled its colors in a military ceremony held at Firestone, Monrovia, Liberia, November 12th.

The 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner, from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, provides sustainment and support to Ebola treatment units, as well as the health care workers and other enablers assisting in Operation United Assistance across Liberia.

Col. Kimberly Daub, commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner, and Command Sgt. Maj. Ian Griffin, the brigade senior enlisted adviser, uncase their unit’s colors in a ceremony held in Firestone, Monrovia Province, Liberia on Nov. 12, 2014. Task Force Lifeliner is the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance sustainment asset for the logistical efforts being made and planned for Operation United Assistance. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt)

Col. Kimberly Daub, commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner, and Command Sgt. Maj. Ian Griffin, the brigade senior enlisted adviser, uncase their unit’s colors in a ceremony held in Firestone, Monrovia Province, Liberia on Nov. 12, 2014. Task Force Lifeliner is the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance sustainment asset for the logistical efforts being made and planned for Operation United Assistance. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt)

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Tubmanburg Liberia Ebola Treatment Unit brings partnership through critical mission

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Terrance Rhodes
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionTubmanburg, Liberia – In 2014, the most widespread epidemic of the Ebola virus disease hit western African countries like never before. Many people feared the epidemic would cause total mayhem. Some countries have encountered difficulties controlling the epidemic, but in the city of Tubmanburg there’s a chance at a new life.

The first Ebola treatment unit opened in Tubmanburg, Liberia, due to the efforts of the Armed Forces of Liberia in partnership with Operation Onward Liberty, November 10th.

Operation Onward Liberty is a U.S. military-led team who mentors and advise the AFL in order to develop a national military that is responsible, operationally capable, respectful of civilian authority and the rule of law, and is a force for good among the Liberian people.

Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, right, the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance commander addresses Ambassador Joseph N. Boakai, far left, vice president of the Republic of Liberia, and his staff at the dedication of Ebola treatment unit ceremony in Tubmanburg, Liberia, Nov. 10, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes)

Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, right, the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance commander addresses Ambassador Joseph N. Boakai, far left, vice president of the Republic of Liberia, and his staff at the dedication of Ebola treatment unit ceremony in Tubmanburg, Liberia, Nov. 10, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes)

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U.S. Service members in Liberia to contain the Ebola virus outbreak receive morale booster

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Terrance Rhodes
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionMonrovia, Liberia – As the first group of service members arrived in Monrovia, Liberia, in support of Operation United Assistance, many of them didn’t know what to expect – from living situations to the day-to-day schedules. But what they did expect was pre-packaged rations – Meals, Ready-to-Eat – for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

However, that changed after a few weeks.

Hot quality meals were served for the first time on Barclay Training Center here as well as other locations across Liberia, November 9th. The meal provided a well-needed change of pace for Soldiers, and a morale booster.

Soldiers wait in line for the first hot meal served on Barclay Training Center Nov. 9, 2014. Since arriving more than three weeks ago, service members have only consumed Meals, Ready-to-Eat. The hot meal gave service members something different to look forward to and boosted morale throughout the camp.  (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes)

Soldiers wait in line for the first hot meal served on Barclay Training Center Nov. 9, 2014. Since arriving more than three weeks ago, service members have only consumed Meals, Ready-to-Eat. The hot meal gave service members something different to look forward to and boosted morale throughout the camp. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes)

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Fort Campbell 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment soldiers return from Afghanistan

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, supported by the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, returned to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and uncased their battalion colors October 30th signifying the end of a successful mission.

In addition to the air defenders from the battalion’s headquarters and Battery A, approximately 20 members of the 72nd Veterinary Detachment, 86th Combat Support Hospital, returned home as well.

Lt. Col. Timothy Shaffer (left), the battalion commander and native of Pontiac, Ill., and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Brown (right), the battalion’s senior enlisted adviser and native of Fort Riley, Kan., uncase the battalion colors after returning from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan Oct. 30 at Fort Campbell, Ky. The battalion supported Operation Enduring Freedom by providing counter-rocket, artillery and mortar attacks capabilities to coalition forces. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart)

Lt. Col. Timothy Shaffer (left), the battalion commander and native of Pontiac, Ill., and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Brown (right), the battalion’s senior enlisted adviser and native of Fort Riley, Kan., uncase the battalion colors after returning from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan Oct. 30 at Fort Campbell, Ky. The battalion supported Operation Enduring Freedom by providing counter-rocket, artillery and mortar attacks capabilities to coalition forces. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade welcomes Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Graham at Change of Responsibility Ceremony

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers, families, dignitaries and friends of the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division gathered to send off Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher T. Crawford and welcome Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Graham to the battalion during a change of responsibility ceremony October 28th at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The ceremony furthered the Army’s heritage and carried on traditions dating back to the Continental Army.

Lt. Col. Alexander Gallegos, commander of the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, passes the battalion colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Graham, incoming senior adviser for the 101st STB during a change of responsibility ceremony Oct. 28 at Fort Campbell, Ky. During the ceremony, Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher T. Crawford relinquished his responsibilities as senior adviser of the 101st STB. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart)

Lt. Col. Alexander Gallegos, commander of the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, passes the battalion colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Graham, incoming senior adviser for the 101st STB during a change of responsibility ceremony Oct. 28 at Fort Campbell, Ky. During the ceremony, Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher T. Crawford relinquished his responsibilities as senior adviser of the 101st STB. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade ‘Lifeliners’ hold Color Casing Ceremony

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – The 101st Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” cased their colors in a color casing ceremony October 27th at its headquarters at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

The ceremony signaled the brigade’s readiness to deploy to West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance, the humanitarian mission to combat Ebola.

Col. Kimberly J. Daub and Command Sgt. Maj. Ian C. Griffin the command team of the 101st Sustainment Brigade furl the brigade colors during a color casing ceremony Oct. 27 at Fort Campbell, Ky. The brigade will deploy Soldiers from three of its battalions - the 101st Special Troops Battalion, the 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion and the 716th Military Police Battalion - to carry out its logistical support and humanitarian aid mission as part of the United States Agency for International Development led comprehensive U.S. government response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart)

Col. Kimberly J. Daub and Command Sgt. Maj. Ian C. Griffin the command team of the 101st Sustainment Brigade furl the brigade colors during a color casing ceremony Oct. 27 at Fort Campbell, Ky. The brigade will deploy Soldiers from three of its battalions – the 101st Special Troops Battalion, the 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion and the 716th Military Police Battalion – to carry out its logistical support and humanitarian aid mission as part of the United States Agency for International Development led comprehensive U.S. government response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart)

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APSU Governors Football to sacrifice timeouts in order to wear Camo Jersey in honor Fort Campbell

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s football team will play Tennessee State for homecoming, 4:00pm, Saturday with just two timeouts.

The camouflaged jerseys Austin Peay chose to wear Saturday with the respective Fort Campbell unit nicknames across the upper back are in violation of NCAA Rule 1, Article 5 regarding proper numerals and lettering. For every quarter Austin Peay wears those jerseys, the Govs will be assessed a timeout.

Fort Campbell units to be honored at APSU Homecoming this Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Fort Campbell units to be honored at APSU Homecoming this Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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