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Fort Campbell’s 2nd Annual Functional Fitness Challenge

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – The Screaming Eagle community came together today at the historic 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Parade Field on Fort Campbell, KY, to participate in the 2nd Annual Functional Fitness Challenge, which was one of the Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour (ECFT) 2014 events.

Exactly 101 registered competitors came out in the early, drizzly morning to take-on the nine events in the circuit training focused course.

Participants in the 2014 Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour Functional Fitness Challenge sprint from the Single Arm Dumb Bell Push Press station to the next challenge July 19, at Fort Campbell. (Leejay Lockhart)

Participants in the 2014 Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour Functional Fitness Challenge sprint from the Single Arm Dumb Bell Push Press station to the next challenge July 19, at Fort Campbell. (Leejay Lockhart)

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Fort Campbell’s 551st Military Police Company “Hooligans” return home

 

Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – After their nine-month deployment in Afghanistan, Soldiers with the 3rd Platoon, 551st Military Police Company “Hooligans,” 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), successfully completed their mission and proudly return home April 10th, to Fort Campbell.

Soldiers with the 551st Military Police Company "Hooligans," 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade "Lifeliners," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stand at attention during a welcome home ceremony April 10, at Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Soldiers with the 551st Military Police Company “Hooligans,” 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stand at attention during a welcome home ceremony April 10, at Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 510th Military Police Detachment Military Working Dog team gives presentation to Students

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – A military working dog team from the 510th Military Police Detachment (Military Working Dog), 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), gave a presentation to students February 26th, at Wassom Middle School on Fort Campbell, KY.

During the visit, two soldiers and a dog taught 17 students in the gifted program about the Army’s MWD program.

Tomi a patrol explosive detector dog assigned to the 510th Military Police Detachment (Military Working Dog), 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), participates in a school visit Feb. 26, at Wassom Middle School at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Tomi a patrol explosive detector dog assigned to the 510th Military Police Detachment (Military Working Dog), 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), participates in a school visit Feb. 26, at Wassom Middle School at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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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 101st Sustainment Brigade soldiers conduct Air Assault Training exercise

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 1st Platoon, 218th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), rush to establish a secure perimeter moments after dismounting from UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters during an air assault training mission January 27th at Fort Campbell, KY.

The purpose of the training was to integrate the military police’s ability to secure, search, process and ultimately remove detainees from the battlefield, which allows freedom of movement for offensive operations.

101st Sustainment Brigade soldiers hurry to create a secure perimeter during an air assault training mission at Fort Campbell, KY.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

101st Sustainment Brigade soldiers hurry to create a secure perimeter during an air assault training mission at Fort Campbell, KY. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Eagles protect Fort Campbell’s Gates

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – Two lines of cars trying to enter Fort Campbell through Gate 4, one of the busiest of the installation’s 10 access control points, stretch nearly back to Fort Campbell Boulevard.

Three soldiers stop cars at the gate. Judging by outward appearances, including the fluorescent yellow vest, large black belts and pistols, the only thing different about these soldiers from the military police soldiers who normally staff the ACP is their patch. They all wear the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) eagle patch on their left shoulder.

Sgt. Andre Garrett, a light wheel mechanic from Troop E, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), checks identifications Dec. 12, at Fort Campbell's main gate. Garrett is one of 72 soldiers from the division who recently assumed the bulk of Fort Campbell's access control point mission. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Sgt. Andre Garrett, a light wheel mechanic from Troop E, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), checks identifications Dec. 12, at Fort Campbell’s main gate. Garrett is one of 72 soldiers from the division who recently assumed the bulk of Fort Campbell’s access control point mission. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 716th Military Police Battalion holds Peacekeeper Challenge to honor Fallen Warriors

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – On August 27th, 2011, Spc. Michael C. Roberts died in combat in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. Only a week later, on September 3rd, Spc. Christopher J. Scott would also die in combat in Kandahar.

Both men were in their early 20s and each one gave all they had serving the nation during Operation Enduring Freedom. Both men were also part of the 716th Military Police Battalion, one of the most storied and highly decorated military police battalions in the U.S. Army.

Spc. Damaris Gonzalez, an MP in the 194th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), competes in the obstacle course portion of the Peacekeeper Challenge Oct. 3rd at Fort Campbell, KY.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Spc. Damaris Gonzalez, an MP in the 194th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), competes in the obstacle course portion of the Peacekeeper Challenge Oct. 3rd at Fort Campbell, KY. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 716th Military Police Battalion held Change of Command Ceremony June 28th

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers of the 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted a change of command ceremony June 28th on the division parade field at Fort Campbell.

Col. Robert Dillon, commander of the 89th Military Police Brigade, traveled from Fort Hood, Texas, to oversee the ceremony in which Lt. Col. Leevaine Williams Jr. took command of the battalion from outgoing commander Lt. Col. David G. Thompson.

Col. Robert Dillon, commander of the 89th Military Police Brigade, passes the 716th Military Police Battalion's colors to Lt. Col. Leevaine Williams Jr., incoming commander of the 716th MP Battalion, June 28 at Fort Campbell, Ky. The 716th MP Battalion is the most decorated military police battalion in the U.S. Army. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Col. Robert Dillon, commander of the 89th Military Police Brigade, passes the 716th Military Police Battalion’s colors to Lt. Col. Leevaine Williams Jr., incoming commander of the 716th MP Battalion, June 28 at Fort Campbell, Ky. The 716th MP Battalion is the most decorated military police battalion in the U.S. Army. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 716th Military Police conduct stun gun training

 

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Fort Campbell, KY – Military police officers with the 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct stun gun certication at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

In order for MPs to certify and carry a stun gun, they must be subjected to its effects firsthand.

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Fort Campbell Welcomes Home 186 Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team and the 716th Military Police Battalion

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – An early morning flight into Campbell Army airfield on Fort Campbell, Kentucky brought 186 soldiers home to the families in time for the Christmas holidays. The flight included 151 Strike Advisory Team soldiers, and 35 soldiers from the 716th Military Police Battalion.

The soldiers were returning from a nine-month deployment to Regional Command East in Afghanistan, where they continued the process of readying the Afghan National Security Forces for the 2014 withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan.

The flight arrived 24 hours after it was originally expected as a result of inclement weather in Shannon in County Clare, Ireland.

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