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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital welcomes new top NCO

 

Written by David E. Gillespie
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) served as a fitting backdrop as Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas D. Sutphin assumed responsibility as the top noncommissioned officer in a ceremony on the parade field Thursday morning.

A familiar face to many in the Fort Campbell community, Sutphin previously served as first sergeant at the post’s Dental Activity nearly a decade ago.

Assuming responsibility in a ceremony Thursday, Blanchfield's top NCO, Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Sutphin, right, will serve as senior advisor to hospital commander Col. George N. Appenzeller, as well as directors and department chiefs. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie/RELEASED)

Assuming responsibility in a ceremony Thursday, Blanchfield’s top NCO, Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Sutphin, right, will serve as senior advisor to hospital commander Col. George N. Appenzeller, as well as directors and department chiefs. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie/RELEASED)

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101st Airborne Division Soldier killed in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

 

RakkasanFort Campbell, KY. The Home of the Screaming EaglesFort Campbell, KY – The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Resolute Support.

Spc. John M. Dawson, 22, of Whitinsville, Massachusetts, died April 8th in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he was attacked by small arms fire while he was on an escort mission.

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Montgomery County Government announces John Clement to intern as Military Affairs Administrator

 

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Mayor’s Office is pleased to announce Chief Warrant Officer 3 John Clement will be serving as the County’s Military Affairs Administrator through an internship program.

Chief Clement has flown numerous Air Assault and Medical Evacuation (Medevac) missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, served as a maintenance test pilot and most recently served as the Officer in Charge (OIC) for the Adaptive Reconditioning Program for Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion.

Chief Warrant Officer 3 John Clement

Chief Warrant Officer 3 John Clement

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Fort Campbell Workshop uses Filmmaking as healing process for Veterans

 

Written by David E. Gillespie
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Lacking only the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s red carpet, Veteran filmmakers were stars in their own rights as a four-day “I Was There” Film Workshop culminated in a packed-house screening event at Cole Park Commons Thursday.

With a unique approach to treating the psychological damages of war, the free workshop encouraged Soldiers to share their experiences through mentored filmmaking classes at Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion.

Pfc. Robert Blackmore, B Co., Warrior Transition Battalion, films a scene for the short film "Come Back," as Yessica Curiel Montoya reacts to news from a doctor played by Spc. John Russino, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. The film is a collaborative project created during an I Was There film workshop at Fort Campbell. (David E. Gillespie)

Pfc. Robert Blackmore, B Co., Warrior Transition Battalion, films a scene for the short film “Come Back,” as Yessica Curiel Montoya reacts to news from a doctor played by Spc. John Russino, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. The film is a collaborative project created during an I Was There film workshop at Fort Campbell. (David E. Gillespie)

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Train Advise Assist Command – East welcomes 101st Airborne Division “Rakkasans”, says goodbye to 3rd Cavalry Regiment “Brave Rifles”

 

Written by Capt. Jarrod Morris
TAAC-E Public Affairs

Train Advise Assist Command - EastLaghman Province, Afghanistan – Train, Advise, Assist Command – East held a casing and uncasing ceremony for the outgoing 3rd Cavalry Regiment “Brave Rifles” and incoming 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Tactical Base Gamberi February 15th, 2015.

Col. Cameron Cantlon, the 3rd CR commander, and Senior Enlisted Leader Command Sgt. Maj. Roger Heinze carefully folded and cased the regimental colors, a symbolic representation of a mission completion for the Brave Rifles.

The 3rd Cavalry Regiment commander Col. Cameron Cantlon (left) and 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Commander Col. J.B. Vowell pose for a photo following the casing and uncasing ceremony held at Tactical Base Gamberi Feb. 15, 2015. (Capt. Jarrod Morris, TAAC-E Public Affairs)

The 3rd Cavalry Regiment commander Col. Cameron Cantlon (left) and 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Commander Col. J.B. Vowell pose for a photo following the casing and uncasing ceremony held at Tactical Base Gamberi Feb. 15, 2015. (Capt. Jarrod Morris, TAAC-E Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans” uncase colors in Afghanistan

 

Written by Capt. Charles Emmons
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Laghman Province, Afghanistan – The 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division, uncased their colors recently during a ceremony at Tactical Base Gamberi, recognizing their new role within Train Advise Assist Command-East February 15th, 2015.

As the Rakkasans unfurled their colors, the Soldiers of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment “Brave Rifles,” cased their colors in advance of the unit’s return to Fort Hood after a nine month deployment conducting various missions throughout eastern Afghanistan.

Col. J.B. Vowell (right) and Command Sgt. Maj. Walter Tagalicud (left), the command team for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division, unfurl the unit colors during an uncasing ceremony Feb. 15, 2015, in Laghman Province, Afghanistan. The ceremony marked the brigade’s fourth deployment to Afghanistan, now serving as combat advises to Afghan National Security Forces under Train Advise Assist Command-East. (Capt. Charlie Emmons, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

Col. J.B. Vowell (right) and Command Sgt. Maj. Walter Tagalicud (left), the command team for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division, unfurl the unit colors during an uncasing ceremony Feb. 15, 2015, in Laghman Province, Afghanistan. The ceremony marked the brigade’s fourth deployment to Afghanistan, now serving as combat advises to Afghan National Security Forces under Train Advise Assist Command-East. (Capt. Charlie Emmons, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

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TWRA announces 5th Annual Daniel Greer Memorial Youth Waterfowl Hunt set for February 7th in Cheatham County

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is among the partners to host the Fifth Annual Daniel Greer Memorial Youth Waterfowl Hunt. The event will be held Saturday, February 7th at Cheatham Lake Wildlife Management Area.

The event is held in honor of U.S. Marine Corporal Daniel Greer who lost his life in August 2010 while serving in southern Afghanistan. He was an Ashland City firefighter and avid outdoorsman. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade lead logistics in Liberia

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Buchanan, Liberia – As service members of the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance complete their missions, the logistical mission to redeploy the equipment used to battle the virus is picking up speed.

The 101st Sustainment Brigade (Lifeliners), Task Force Lifeliner, JFC-UA, from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, is the lead logistics element for Operation United Assistance in West Africa.

Task Force Lifeliner brings numerous capabilities for assisting the government of Liberia and the U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in western Africa.

Pvt. 1st Class Joshua Bone with the 227th Quartermaster Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliners, Joint Task Force - United Assistance, offloads a tactical water purification system (TWPS) at a waterfront in Buchanan, Liberia, on Jan. 8, 2015. The TWPS is a logistical capability that is used to provide clean water for forces supporting Operation United Assistance.  (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade)

Pvt. 1st Class Joshua Bone with the 227th Quartermaster Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliners, Joint Task Force – United Assistance, offloads a tactical water purification system (TWPS) at a waterfront in Buchanan, Liberia, on Jan. 8, 2015. The TWPS is a logistical capability that is used to provide clean water for forces supporting Operation United Assistance. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade)

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101st Sustainment Brigade Finance Soldiers bring cash to troops, boost morale in Liberia

 

Written by Staff Sgt. V. Michelle Woods
27th Public Affairs Detachment

United States Africa CommandMonrovia, Liberia – Cashiers from the 101st Financial Management Support Unit, Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, have been traveling to various camps throughout Liberia to give service members the opportunity to withdraw cash from their paychecks.

Remote locations combined with a lack of established commercial infrastructure has resulted in the need to provide troops deployed to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance a way to access their money.

Spc. Jon Heien, right, cashier, 101st Financial Management Support Unit, Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, dispenses cash to Pfc. Vashawn Robinson, military policeman, 194th Military Police Company, JFC– UA, at the Barclay Training Center, Dec. 15, 2014. Troops deployed to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance depend entirely on the finance unit to bring them cash in order to purchase goods. (Staff Sgt. V. Michelle Woods, 27th Public Affairs Detachment)

Spc. Jon Heien, right, cashier, 101st Financial Management Support Unit, Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, dispenses cash to Pfc. Vashawn Robinson, military policeman, 194th Military Police Company, JFC– UA, at the Barclay Training Center, Dec. 15, 2014. Troops deployed to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance depend entirely on the finance unit to bring them cash in order to purchase goods. (Staff Sgt. V. Michelle Woods, 27th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Behavioral Health helps Soldiers better manage stress in fight against Ebola

 

Written by Capt. Eric Hudson
7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

United States Africa CommandPaynesville, Liberia – It’s a common story for many deployed Soldiers. The stress from their deployment causes problems with their marriages and other relationships, which distracts them from their job as a Soldier. Helping Soldiers deal with that stress is where the Behavioral Health Team can play a vital role.

“We look at the stress levels of the force and help mitigate any symptoms that may be keeping them ineffective, ” said Maj. Alexander Ragan, Behavioral Health Officer for the 36th Engineer Brigade from Fort Hood, Texas.

Maj. Alexander Ragan, Behavior Health Officer for the 36th Engineer Brigade from Fort Hood, Texas speaks to a group of Soldiers about the importance of monitoring your overall health during the deployment to Liberia. Operation United Assistance is a Department of Defense operation in Liberia to provide logistics, training and engineering support to U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in western Africa. (Capt. Eric Hudson/U.S. Army)

Maj. Alexander Ragan, Behavior Health Officer for the 36th Engineer Brigade from Fort Hood, Texas speaks to a group of Soldiers about the importance of monitoring your overall health during the deployment to Liberia. Operation United Assistance is a Department of Defense operation in Liberia to provide logistics, training and engineering support to U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in western Africa. (Capt. Eric Hudson/U.S. Army)

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