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Fort Campbell MPs conduct active shooter training

 

Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
101st Sustainment Brigade

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Two Fort Campbell police cars sped with their blue lights on to a barracks complex off of Fifth Street. As the cars came to a stop, four military police exited their vehicles, and rushed for the building. They stacked up at the side door, not knowing what was waiting for them inside of the building.

The Soldiers were one of multiple groups of military police taking part in an active shooter scenario during the Military Police’s law enforcement training December 5th at Fort Campbell. Lurking inside the building in its dark halls were a group of role players from the 163rd Military Police Detachment and members of the Fort Campbell Special Reaction Team – the military equivalent of a SWAT team along with a trainer from the Department of the Army civilian police.

Military police with the 716th Military Police Battalion, supported by the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, subdue a role player during an active shooter training exercise Dec. 5 at Fort Campbell. The scenarios try to divide the MPs attention and split them up into smaller groups. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart | 101st Sust. Bde.)

Military police with the 716th Military Police Battalion, supported by the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, subdue a role player during an active shooter training exercise Dec. 5 at Fort Campbell. The scenarios try to divide the MPs attention and split them up into smaller groups. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart | 101st Sust. Bde.)

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Fort Campbell Welcomes Home 141 Soldiers from the 561st Military Police Company

 

The Soldiers were returning from a year in Kandahar, Afghanistan

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division gave a joyous welcome home to the 141 soldiers from the 561st Military Police Company as they returned from a year long deployment in Kandahar, Afghanistan on the evening of Friday, July 6th, 2012.

The returning soldiers had spent the last year in Kandahar, Afghanistan  building relationships with the Afghan people as they trained the Afghan Uniformed Police. “Predominately we focused on training and mentorship of the Afghan uniformed police in and around Kandahar city that includes the city limits. As recognized by the Kandahar government, but also up into to the Arghandab River Valley, and some of the outlying areas as well,” said Capt. Anthony Douglass, who up until February was the commander of the 561st Military Police Company.

The returning soldiers begin to disembark

The returning soldiers begin to disembark

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‘Warhorse’ Brigade remembers MP Soldier Spc. Christopher Scott

 

U.S. Army Sgt. Ruth Pagan
2nd Brigade Combat Team, PAO, 4th Infantry Division

Warhorse BrigadeKandahar, Afghanistan – Warhorse Brigade mourns the loss of one of our own, who was killed September 3rd while conducting a dismounted patrol with Afghan Uniformed Police partners in Kandahar City.

Spc. Christopher John Scott, a 21 year-old native of Tyrone, NY, was assigned to 561st Military Police Company, 716th MP Battalion, attached to 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division while deployed.

“As a leader I couldn’t ask for a better Soldier,” said Sgt. Christopher Coats, a team leader with the 561st MP Co. “The way (he) conducted (himself) on a daily basis was 100 percent professional.”

Christopher Scott

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