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Fort Campbell to hold 31st Gander Memorial Ceremony Monday, December 12th

 

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On December 12th, 2016 the 2nd Brigade Combat, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will hold the 31st Gander Memorial Ceremony at 9:30am at the Gander Memorial Site located at Screaming Eagle Boulevard, Fort Campbell, KY.

This ceremony marks the 31st anniversary of the plane crash at Gander International Airport in Newfoundland, Canada, which took the lives of 248 Screaming Eagles.

A past remembrance ceremony for Soldiers who perished at Gander, Newfoundland International Airport on their way back to Fort Campbell after a six-month peacekeeping deployment to the Sinai Peninsula is pictured. A ceremony has been held ever since the crash on Dec. 12, 1985. (Courtesy photo)

A past remembrance ceremony for Soldiers who perished at Gander, Newfoundland International Airport on their way back to Fort Campbell after a six-month peacekeeping deployment to the Sinai Peninsula is pictured. A ceremony has been held ever since the crash on Dec. 12, 1985. (Courtesy photo)

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Fort Campbell receives visit from U.S. Army Materiel Command

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Kimberly Lessmeister
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Command Sgt. Maj. James K. Sims, the 15th command sergeant major of U.S. Army Materiel Command, engaged Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” 101st Abn. Div. and Army Field Support Battalion-Campbell about readiness, November 17th, at Fort Campbell.

AMC is a global command that has a presence in approximately 144 countries and in every state in the United States, according to Sims.

Command Sgt. Maj. James K. Sims (far left), the senior enlisted adviser of U.S. Army Materiel Command, Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Perry, the senior enlisted adviser of 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., and Command Sgt. Maj. Gabriel Espinosa, the rear detachment provisional command sergeant major for the 101st Abn. Div., lead a noncommissioned officer run, Nov. 17, 2016, on Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/ 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Command Sgt. Maj. James K. Sims (far left), the senior enlisted adviser of U.S. Army Materiel Command, Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Perry, the senior enlisted adviser of 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., and Command Sgt. Maj. Gabriel Espinosa, the rear detachment provisional command sergeant major for the 101st Abn. Div., lead a noncommissioned officer run, Nov. 17, 2016, on Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/ 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Lifeliners take top awards in Fort Campbell MWR Commander’s Cup Tournament

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Kimberly Lessmeister
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public

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Fort Campbell, KY – Out of nearly 50 teams, it came down to teams from 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion and 716th Military Police Battalion for the final game of the Commander’s Cup Tournament held by Fort Campbell’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation program.

The tournament began in January and ended mid-November with a tie-breaker flag football game between the two teams from 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” 101st Abn. Div.

Soldiers from 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., receive the Battalion Commander’s Cup, Nov. 17, 2016, during a ceremony at Cole Park Commons Conference Center on Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Soldiers from 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., receive the Battalion Commander’s Cup, Nov. 17, 2016, during a ceremony at Cole Park Commons Conference Center on Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Lifeliners show diversity during annual Eighth-Grade Career Exploration Day

 

Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public

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Fort Campbell, KY – Every year, the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System hosts an Eighth-Grade Career Exploration Day to inform the students of the different career fields available for them when they graduate from high school.

This year, Soldiers of 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” 101st Abn. Div., participated in the seventh annual Eighth-Grade Career Exploration Day at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center in Clarksville, Tennessee, November 16th-17th.

Chief Warrant Officer 1 Jason Emig, the network management technician for 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., listens to a student asking questions about the communications career field of the military, Nov. 16, 2016, during the Eighth-Grade Career Exploration Day. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Chief Warrant Officer 1 Jason Emig, the network management technician for 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., listens to a student asking questions about the communications career field of the military, Nov. 16, 2016, during the Eighth-Grade Career Exploration Day. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Two 101st Airborne Soldiers charged in disappearance of Pfc. Shadow McClaine

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The U.S. Government preferred charges November 18th, 2016 against Sgt. Jamal Williams-McCray and Spc. Charles Robinson in the disappearance of Pfc. Shadow McClaine.

Both Soldiers are assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

The Soldiers are currently in pre-trial confinement, pending a preliminary hearing. 

(L to R) Sgt. Jamal Williams-McCray and Spc. Charles Robinson have been charged with the disappearance of Pfc. Shadow McClaine.

(L to R) Sgt. Jamal Williams-McCray and Spc. Charles Robinson have been charged with the disappearance of Pfc. Shadow McClaine.

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U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Soldiers visit Lifeliners at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public

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Fort Campbell, KY – Music filled the multipurpose room of Shaw Physical Fitness Center, here, as Soldiers dripping with sweat conducted warm-up exercises before their training with the Soldiers of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program.

The WCAP selects distinguished Soldier athletes across the entire Army and provides them the opportunity to train and compete in national and international competitions that lead into the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Sgt. Whitney Conder and Sgt. Spenser Mango, both wrestlers with the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, demonstrate take down techniques to Soldiers of 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., Nov. 15, 2016 at Shaw Physical Fitness Center on Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Sgt. Whitney Conder and Sgt. Spenser Mango, both wrestlers with the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, demonstrate take down techniques to Soldiers of 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., Nov. 15, 2016 at Shaw Physical Fitness Center on Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Lifeliners build cohesion through physical, mental challenges

 

Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public

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Fort Campbell, KY – Command teams of 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” 101st Abn. Div., participated in a Command Team Physical Training Challenge at the 74th Composite Transportation Company motor pool, here.

Sgt. 1st Class David M. Taylor, the master fitness trainer for 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde., created the event.

“The intent behind the [challenge] was to build team work within the senior leaders of the brigade,” said Taylor. “The stations were both physically and mentally challenging.”

(L to R) Capt. Kenny K. Nguyen, Sgt. 1st Class Lashelle Webb, and Capt. Abdoul R. Kane, all with 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., work together to properly place the blocks in the correct position, Nov. 9, 2016, with the help of their fourth team member, Maj. Jose G. Beltre (behind the group), who has an image of how the assembled pieces should look during the Command Team Physical Training Challenge at the 74th Composite Transportation Company motor pool on Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

(L to R) Capt. Kenny K. Nguyen, Sgt. 1st Class Lashelle Webb, and Capt. Abdoul R. Kane, all with 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., work together to properly place the blocks in the correct position, Nov. 9, 2016, with the help of their fourth team member, Maj. Jose G. Beltre (behind the group), who has an image of how the assembled pieces should look during the Command Team Physical Training Challenge at the 74th Composite Transportation Company motor pool on Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Soldiers, Special Marine Ground Task Force advise Iraqi security forces in push towards Mosul

 

Written by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionQayyarah West, Iraq – The United States Marine Corps and the U.S. Army are partnering to enhance the readiness of Iraqi security forces as they move towards the critical city of Mosul.

The Marines, from 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command, and Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), are leveraging their previous experiences to aid the ISF as part of the Coalition’s mission to provide advice and assistance.

“These men [the ISF] are going to win,” said Marine Maj. Ryan Hunt, the team’s officer in charge. “They’re a very adaptive organization. They’ve had multiple successes since we’ve arrived that we’re very excited about.”

U.S Army 1st Lt. Patrick Abele, left, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Strike, and U.S. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Travis Madden , right, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command, monitor the status of a joint United States Army and United States Marine Corps readiness drill, Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, Nov. 17 2016. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

U.S Army 1st Lt. Patrick Abele, left, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Strike, and U.S. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Travis Madden , right, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command, monitor the status of a joint United States Army and United States Marine Corps readiness drill, Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, Nov. 17 2016. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers return to Fort Campbell from deployment to Iraq

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Approximately 170 Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and 101st Airborne Division Artillery, were welcomed home during a ceremony as they returned from a nine-month deployment to Iraq.

Family, friends and fellow Soldiers gathered to welcome home the unit which performed duties as the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command (CJFLCC) in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the land component command advising and assisting Iraqi Security Forces in defeating DA’ESH.

Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, speaks to Families, friends and Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division during a welcome home ceremony at Hangar 3, Fort Campbell, Ky., Nov. 18, 2016. Volesky spoke of his Air Assault Soldiers' success in enabling Iraqi Security Forces to defeat DA'ESH and begin the retaking of Mosul in Iraq as the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command - Operation Inherent Resolve headquarters.

Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, speaks to Families, friends and Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division during a welcome home ceremony at Hangar 3, Fort Campbell, Ky., Nov. 18, 2016. Volesky spoke of his Air Assault Soldiers’ success in enabling Iraqi Security Forces to defeat DA’ESH and begin the retaking of Mosul in Iraq as the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve headquarters.

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Austin Peay State University Army ROTC to honor memory of 1st Lt. Kip Stevens with ceremony, induction on November 17th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s Governors Guard ROTC detachment prides itself on teaching young men and women to become officers and leaders; soldiers who continually do what is necessary to achieve success on every mission – in the classroom, in training in the field and on the field of battle.

1st Lt. Kip Stevens

1st Lt. Kip Stevens

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