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159th Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers from Fort Campbell receive combat patch

 

Written by Spc. Joseph Green
159th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFOB Fenty, Afghanistan – Soldiers with Task Force Attack, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, gathered at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, to receive their combat patches in a ceremony February 14th, 2014.

TF Attack has been in country for a little over a month. The patch ceremony held to recognize not only soldiers deployed for the first time, but also those of whom it’s their first deployment with the 159th CAB.

Col. Jimmy Blackmon, the commander of Task Force Thunder, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, awards combat patches to Soldiers with Task Force Attack at Forward Operating Base Fenty Feb 14, 2014. Blackmon was present at Task Force Attack’s combat patch ceremony to participate in awarding patches and speak to the soldiers. (Capt. John Giaquinto/U.S. Army)

Col. Jimmy Blackmon, the commander of Task Force Thunder, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, awards combat patches to Soldiers with Task Force Attack at Forward Operating Base Fenty Feb 14, 2014. Blackmon was present at Task Force Attack’s combat patch ceremony to participate in awarding patches and speak to the soldiers. (Capt. John Giaquinto/U.S. Army)

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Fort Campbell’s 159th Combat Aviation Brigade soldiers work at maintaining relationships across the globe

 

Fort Campbell, KY. The Home of the Screaming Eagles159th Combat Aviation BrigadeBagram Air Field, Afghanistan – Admit it! Your spouse is a million miles away; you are in Afghanistan. Before boarding the plane, you knew just what to do. While deployed, you would write, Skype and dedicate all of your free time to family and friends. But of course, nothing is going as planned! Exhausted, you wonder how you could possibly keep your relationship(s) strong while serving your country, under unparalleled stress– in an unfamiliar and ever-changing environment.

Communication and conflict resolution are paramount in relationships, especially those that are under duress. Sgt. Carl Israel, Behavioral Health NCOIC of Task Force Thunder at Bagram Air Field, helps Soldiers to develop their communication and conflict resolution skills, in his training program “Relationships Across the Globe.”

1st Lt. Nicole McCoy, 159th CAB strength manager, uses Skype to stay in contact with her son Landon while her husband Michael looks on.  McCoy tries to Skype with her family as much as possible.  Skype is one of many tools used by many service members to stay in contact with their loved ones, it helps them to feel closer to home while deployed. (U.S. Army Photo)

1st Lt. Nicole McCoy, 159th CAB strength manager, uses Skype to stay in contact with her son Landon while her husband Michael looks on. McCoy tries to Skype with her family as much as possible. Skype is one of many tools used by many service members to stay in contact with their loved ones, it helps them to feel closer to home while deployed. (U.S. Army Photo)

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Fort Campbell’s 716th Military Police Battalion carries out Air Assault Training

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – In the last hours of darkness, January 27th, soldiers from the 1st Platoon, 218th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), assembled in their company area with their body armor, helmets and assault bags full of gear.

The arms room issued them weapons. The area had a low murmur of activity as the military police prepared for an upcoming mission.

Soldiers from 1st Platoon, 218th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), escort detainees to a secure area during an air assault training mission Jan. 27, at Fort Campbell, Ky. Searching and interrogating detainees can yield valuable intelligence. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Soldiers from 1st Platoon, 218th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), escort detainees to a secure area during an air assault training mission Jan. 27, at Fort Campbell, Ky. Searching and interrogating detainees can yield valuable intelligence. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Welcomes Home the 101st Airborne Division’s Command Group

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Friday, Fort Campbell welcomed home the last of the 101st Headquarters and Headquarters Brigade consisting of 24 members of the command group of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) including Commanding General, Maj. Gen. James C. McConville.

They were completing a 9 month long mission in RC-East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom where they were training the Afghan National Army to take over ensuring the security of their own country.

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101st Airborne Division’s 159th Combat Aviation Brigade soldiers refuel an AH-64D Apache Helicopter

 

Photo by Spc. Joseph Green
159th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

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Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan – Soldiers from Task Force Attack, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct a hot refuel on an AH-64D Apache helicopter before it goes back out on mission January 14th, 2014, at Jalalabad Airfield.

Hot refuel capabilities help to reduce time on station for aircraft.

Task Force Attack Soldiers with the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade conduct a hot refuel on an AH-64D Apache helicopter. ( Spc. Joseph Green)

Task Force Attack Soldiers with the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade conduct a hot refuel on an AH-64D Apache helicopter. ( Spc. Joseph Green)

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital delivers First Baby of 2014 in the Clarksville area

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) is proud to announce the first baby born in 2014 throughout the Clarksville, Tennessee area, Maya Vasquez.

Maya is not only the first baby of the new year, but also the first child of Leticia Vasquez and her husband Louis.

Maya Vasquez rests at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on Fort Campbell, KY. (U.S. Army photo by Stacy Rzepka/RELEASED)

Maya Vasquez rests at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on Fort Campbell, KY. (U.S. Army photo by Stacy Rzepka/RELEASED)

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Department of Defense announces Units for Upcoming Afghanistan Rotation; Fort Campbell’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team and 159th Combat Aviation Brigade to deploy

 

United States Department of Defense - DoDWashington, D.C. – The Department of Defense today identified six units to deploy as part of the upcoming rotation of forces operating in Afghanistan.

The scheduled rotation involves elements of two infantry brigade combat teams (IBCT) – one with roughly 1,830 personnel (4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division) and one with roughly 2,000 personnel (2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division); elements of one armored brigade combat team (ABCT) with roughly 1,160 personnel (3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division); elements of one combat aviation brigade with roughly 1,800 personnel (159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division). «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s Importance to the U.S. Army shown by the Army’s Force Reduction and Reorganization Strategy

 

FFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Divisionort Campbell, KY – On Friday, Clarksville Online published the first of two pieces on a Thursday press conference with Brig. Gen. Mark Stammer, the acting commander of Fort Campbell, KY, while the 101st Airborne Division is deployed to Afghanistan about the Army’s Upcoming Force Reduction and Reorganization Strategy, and it’s effects on Fort Campbell.

The first article from the interview calmed community fears about the possibility of a mass loss of personnel at the Army post. In the second we will be discussing the level of importance assigned to Fort Campbell by the U.S. Army and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Brig. Gen. Mark Stammer, the acting commander of Fort Campbell, KY, while the 101st Airborne Division is deployed to Afghanistan

Brig. Gen. Mark Stammer, the acting commander of Fort Campbell, KY, while the 101st Airborne Division is deployed to Afghanistan

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Restored historic OH-23 Raven helicopter dedicated to Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion is now the proud home of a Korean War era OH-23 Raven medical evacuation helicopter. WTB leadership, along with the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital commander and 101st Airborne Division leaders, dedicated the aircraft display at a ceremony in its new home at the WTB Complex today.

During the ceremony, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell Senior Mission Commander Brig. Gen. Mark R. Stammer recognized all of the men and women within the WTB, honoring them for their dedication to healing, overcoming personal obstacles and transitioning either back to their units or into the civilian world as honored veterans.

Senior mission commander for the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell Brig. Gen. Mark R. Stammer applauds veterans in attendance who served in the Korean War during a helicopter dedication ceremony June 19, 2013 at the WTB Complex on Fort Campbell, KY. (U.S. Army photo by Victoria Tarter, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital intern from Austin Peak State University)

Senior mission commander for the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell Brig. Gen. Mark R. Stammer applauds veterans in attendance who served in the Korean War during a helicopter dedication ceremony June 19, 2013 at the WTB Complex on Fort Campbell, KY. (U.S. Army photo by Victoria Tarter, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital intern from Austin Peak State University)

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Fort Campbell, 101st Airborne Division Names Non-Commissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year

 

Written by Sgt. David Hodge
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Leaders of Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) gathered to recognize two Soldiers as winners of the 2013 Non-Commissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition, Monday, June 3rd, at McAuliffe Hall.

Sgt. Jose L. Orozco and Spc. Jonathan D. Gragert appeared calm and collected as they stood at attention; representing both the 101st Airborne Division, and “the future of the U.S. Army,” according to Command Sgt. Major Mark F. Herndon, rear detachment command sergeant major.

Sgt. Jose L. Orozco (left), and Spc. Jonathan D. Gragert were named Non-Commissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year during a ceremony, June 3, at Fort Campbell, KY, and their pictures hang in the atrium of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) headquarters building. (Sgt. David Hodge, 101st Airborne Division)

Sgt. Jose L. Orozco (left), and Spc. Jonathan D. Gragert were named Non-Commissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year during a ceremony, June 3, at Fort Campbell, KY, and their pictures hang in the atrium of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) headquarters building. (Sgt. David Hodge, 101st Airborne Division)

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