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Fort Campbell gets visit from Chief of Staff General Raymond Odierno

 

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

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – General Raymond T. Odierno, the Army chief of staff, visited Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) May 14th-15th.

The two-day visit to Fort Campbell allowed the Army’s top general to engage commanders, soldiers and leaders and discuss topics about the Army’s vision of Force 2025 and beyond.

“I know many of you are asking the question ‘will we continue to deploy?’ and the answer is yes,” said Odierno. “Because the stabilizing force around the world is the United States Army.”

Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the Army chief of staff, is greeted by Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, the commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, at Campbell Army Airfield, Ky., May 14, 2015. During his two-day visit, Odierno emphasized the importance of the Army’s vision of Force 2025 and beyond. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the Army chief of staff, is greeted by Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, the commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, at Campbell Army Airfield, Ky., May 14, 2015. During his two-day visit, Odierno emphasized the importance of the Army’s vision of Force 2025 and beyond. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell 541st Transportation Company soldiers conduct Convoy Operations training

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 541st Transportation Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, conducted convoy operations training May 12th at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

It was the second day of training during a five-day field training exercise. The transportation company established their unit area deep in Fort Campbell’s back-forty training reservation.

Sgt. David Esquivel, a motor transport operator with the 541st Transportation Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, gives Soldiers a convoy brief May 12th, 2015, at Fort Campbell, KY. As an assistant convoy commander, he ensured the safety and accountability of his Soldiers during a five-day field training exercise. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Sgt. David Esquivel, a motor transport operator with the 541st Transportation Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, gives Soldiers a convoy brief May 12th, 2015, at Fort Campbell, KY. As an assistant convoy commander, he ensured the safety and accountability of his Soldiers during a five-day field training exercise. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell 716th Military Police Battalion Soldiers focus on Safety

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 716th Military Police Battalion, supported by the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, participated in a battalion safety training exercise May 1st at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

The battalion and their Families trained on many topics, including vehicle safety, safe alcohol use and the value of life.

Subject matter experts from the battalion and partners from Fort Campbell and Clarksville led the training.

Officer Melissa Spielhagen, with the Clarksville Police Department fatal crash investigations, trains Soldiers from the 716th Military Police Battalion on alcohol safety May 1, 2015, at Fort Campbell, Ky. She used a real-life example of a fatal crash that involved alcohol to demonstrate the importance of not driving after drinking. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Officer Melissa Spielhagen, with the Clarksville Police Department fatal crash investigations, trains Soldiers from the 716th Military Police Battalion on alcohol safety May 1, 2015, at Fort Campbell, Ky. She used a real-life example of a fatal crash that involved alcohol to demonstrate the importance of not driving after drinking. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell 187th Infantry Regiment “Dragon” Soldiers fire up Fort Knox range

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conducted a culminating section- and platoon-level mounted gunnery April 27th through Friday at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

The heavy weapons Soldiers of Dragon Company are tasked with providing heavy fire support for the individual rifle companies of the battalion.

A Soldier assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, engages targets at St. Vith Range at Fort Knox, KY, April 30th, 2015. The Soldiers from Dragon Company trained at Fort Knox as part of a crew, section and platoon certification used to verify the heavy weapons company's ability to provide fire support to the battalion's rifle companies. (Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (air Assault) Public Affairs)

A Soldier assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, engages targets at St. Vith Range at Fort Knox, KY, April 30th, 2015. The Soldiers from Dragon Company trained at Fort Knox as part of a crew, section and platoon certification used to verify the heavy weapons company’s ability to provide fire support to the battalion’s rifle companies. (Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (air Assault) Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division holds NCO, Soldier of the Year competition at Fort Campbell

 

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

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division held its annual Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the year competition April 20th-23rd to identify the division’s best Soldier and NCO for 2015.

All competitors scaled the ladder of excellence, but only two would Rendezvous with Destiny.

Spc. Carissa Payeur, a health care specialist, with Company C, 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and Sgt. David Payton, an infantryman, with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, earned the chance to move ahead to compete at the XVIII Airborne Corps Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the year competition scheduled for June 9th-11th at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Sgt. Nathan Joachim, Company D, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fires his M4 rifle while in the kneeling unsupported firing position on a range here during the division’s 2015 Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the year April 23, 2015. Joachim, is a native of Katy, Texas. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Sgt. Nathan Joachim, Company D, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fires his M4 rifle while in the kneeling unsupported firing position on a range here during the division’s 2015 Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the year April 23, 2015. Joachim, is a native of Katy, Texas. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Four 101st Airborne Division Solders tackle 2015 Best Sapper Competition

 

Written by Sgt. Samantha Parks
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – As the clock rounded over to 4:30am on April 21st, with the sun not even risen and the chilled breath of competitors filling the air, a voice sounded out with “Go!” and Soldiers from across the Army began a nonstandard physical fitness test of pushups, situps, pullups, and a 3-mile run.

The physical fitness test kicked off day one of the three-day 2015 Best Sapper Competition at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

Second Lt. Ryan Jesse assists his teammate, 1st Lt. Jonathan Pantano, is getting on his feet to complete a five-mile ruck march during day one of the Best Sapper Competition at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., April 21, 2015. Jesse and Pantano, both engineers, represented the 326th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), in this year’s competition. (Sgt. Samantha Parks, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Second Lt. Ryan Jesse assists his teammate, 1st Lt. Jonathan Pantano, is getting on his feet to complete a five-mile ruck march during day one of the Best Sapper Competition at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., April 21, 2015. Jesse and Pantano, both engineers, represented the 326th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), in this year’s competition. (Sgt. Samantha Parks, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division, 1st Brigade Combat Team Company D “Maddogs” compete for Best Shooter, Best Squad at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Samantha Parks
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Over the course of a week, Soldiers of Company D “Maddogs,” 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted squad level training that ended in a two-day competition to figure out the best shooter and best squad within the company.

Modeling the crawl, walk, run phase style of training, Soldiers in the company had to score at least marksmen during weapons qualifications on April 6th.

A Soldier in Company D “Maddogs,” 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), shoots at a 200 meter target during the best shooter competition April 9. Soldiers had to maneuver around barriers when shooting, then transport various challenges to the next barrier. (Sgt. Samantha Parks, 1st Brigade Combat Team)

A Soldier in Company D “Maddogs,” 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), shoots at a 200 meter target during the best shooter competition April 9. Soldiers had to maneuver around barriers when shooting, then transport various challenges to the next barrier. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Samantha Parks, 1st Brigade Combat Team)

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APSU staff, community members welcomed to Fort Campbell for Military Alumni & Friends Day

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Fort Campbell not only plays an important role in the efforts of the United States military, but also serves as a pillar of the local Clarksville community. With the goal of thanking community and academic leaders, Fort Campbell opened its doors Friday, April 24th for Military Alumni & Friends Day.

“We here all appreciate what you all in the community do for us … (the community) really bends over backwards to support us,” Bob Jenkins, Fort Campbell director of public affairs, said. “There is a really symbiotic relationship between Fort Campbell, Clarksville and Austin Peay State University.”

Members of the APSU Military Alumni Chapter and friends visited Fort Campbell for a tour on Friday, April 24, 2015. (APSU - Beth Liggett)

Members of the APSU Military Alumni Chapter and friends visited Fort Campbell for a tour on Friday, April 24, 2015. (APSU – Beth Liggett)

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101st Airborne Division’s 426th Brigade Support Battalion holds NCO Induction Ceremony at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Samantha Parks
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power,” Abraham Lincoln said.

These were the opening words friends and family heard at the 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, noncommissioned officer induction ceremony at Cole Park Commons March 27th.

During the 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division noncommissioned officer induction ceremony at Cole Park Commons March 27, Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney Macon, command sergeant major for 426th BSB, Sgt. Philip Thomas, an NCO inductee in 426th BSB, and Command Sgt. Maj. Joe Burney Jr., the ceremony’s guest speaker, cut the ceremony cake for friends and family to enjoy. (2nd Lt. Sarah Hutchison, 426th BSB Unit Public Affairs Team)

During the 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division noncommissioned officer induction ceremony at Cole Park Commons March 27, Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney Macon, command sergeant major for 426th BSB, Sgt. Philip Thomas, an NCO inductee in 426th BSB, and Command Sgt. Maj. Joe Burney Jr., the ceremony’s guest speaker, cut the ceremony cake for friends and family to enjoy. (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Sarah Hutchison, 426th BSB Unit Public Affairs Team)

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Fort Campbell 2nd Brigade Combat Team Strike soldiers take Yoga for benefits

 

2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Every Thursday at 6:00am at Freedom Fighter’s Physical Fitness Center, Soldiers throughout the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, participate in a Strike yoga class that is offered and taught by Joined Forces Yoga, a nonprofit organization designed to provide service members a complimentary exercise regimen.

Soldiers with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conduct yoga during one of the weekly classes offered by Joined Forces Yoga. Joined Forces Yoga is a nonprofit organization that provides free yoga classes to service members, veterans, family members and Department of Defense civilians. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sierra A. Fown, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Soldiers with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conduct yoga during one of the weekly classes offered by Joined Forces Yoga. Joined Forces Yoga is a nonprofit organization that provides free yoga classes to service members, veterans, family members and Department of Defense civilians. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sierra A. Fown, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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