Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner Douglas Varney and Tennessee Department Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder today announced the number of suicides by Veterans increased from 197 in 2012 to 214 in 2013.
September is National Suicide Prevention Month which is an initiative to raise awareness about the tragic trend and the resources available to offer support.
Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 584th Support Maintenance Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, conducted Air Assault operations training September 3rd, at Fort Campbell, KY.
The unit worked with aviators from Company B, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., during the training.
Fort Campbell, KY – The Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Campbell, Kentucky received the Army Superior Unit Award Friday, September 5th, 2014 for their support to over 18,000 warfighters deploying to and from combat operations in Afghanistan from October 1st, 2011 to September 30th, 2012.
An award that is not easily earned, Fort Campbell’s WTB was awarded the Superior Unit ribbon from the United States Army.
Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers, family members and friends of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) gathered in front of the division headquarters September 11th, for a wreath-laying ceremony in honor of those who lost their lives in the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks.
The ceremony was also held to pay tribute to those 101st Soldiers who lost their lives overseas in missions dedicated to hunting those responsible for the 9/11 attacks.
Brigadier General Mark R. Stammer, the division’s deputy commanding general for operations, spoke about the horrific events of that day.
Center to treat Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Psychological Health conditions in America’s Wounded Military Service Members
Fort Campbell, KY – Since September 11th, 2001, psychological health conditions, including Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), have become an epidemic among members of the American military, due to violent encounters with IEDs during deployments, combat related incidents and training activities.
On Monday, service members, and thousands of others who experience TBI or psychological health conditions have new hope, as the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) joined with military leaders to officially dedicate the new $11 million Intrepid Spirit Center set to provide crucial treatment of psychological injuries in returning service members at Fort Campbell, KY.
Intrepid Spirit Center Will Treat Returning Service Members with Invisible Wounds of War
Fort Campbell, KY – Military leaders, including General Richard Cody, USA (Ret.), former Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, and Major General Gary J. Volesky, Commanding General, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell will join the leadership of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) for a dedication ceremony of the new $11 million Intrepid Spirit Center Monday, September 8th, 2014 from 11:00am to noon at Fort Campbell, KY.
The Intrepid Spirit staff began providing crucial treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and psychological health conditions to American military heroes stationed at or living near Fort Campbell in the center last month.
Clarksville, TN – One afternoon in 2002, Luma Mufleh made a simple wrong turn that ended up changing her life and the lives of an entire refugee community outside of Atlanta.
She was on an unfamiliar street in the town of Clarkston, GA, looking to do a little grocery shopping, when she happened to spot a pickup soccer game in a parking lot. The young players, from war-torn countries like Sudan and Afghanistan, reminded Mufleh of her own childhood playing soccer in Jordan.
Fort Campbell 2nd Brigade “Strike” officer Brigid Calhoun credits family, mentors and experiences for success
Written by Sgt. David Cox
Laghman Province, Afghanistan – Forty-three years ago, U.S. Congress designated August 26th as Women’s Equality Day to commemorate granting women the right to vote.
When put into historical military context, the roles women have filled in their service to their country have gone under measureable change in the 239 year history of the U.S. Army — when women would help nurse the wounded and sick during the Revolutionary War.
Now, women make up approximately 15 percent of the active-duty Army and represent 95 percent of its’ career fields.
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) welcomes new Deputy Commanding General for Support at Fort Campbell August 8th
Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell officially welcomed the new deputy commanding general for support at an Honor Eagle ceremony held August 8th, 2014 in front of the division headquarters building.
Colonel Frank W. Tate and his wife, Beverly, were received by Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, the commanding general of the 101st, who was happy to have them join the Screaming Eagle team, he said during the ceremony.
By David Vergun, Army News Service
Washington, DC – Building personal relationships — whether with lawmakers, with state governors or with political and military leaders of nations engaged in the war on terror — is just as important, sometimes even more so, as the ability to project force, Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell said on August 1st.
Campbell spoke during a farewell media roundtable at the Pentagon. He departs for Afghanistan later this month as the next International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan commander.
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