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101st Airborne Division Soldiers to Return from Afghanistan

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division will continue to return here through February, following a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

More than 500 Soldiers with “Task Force Destiny,” 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, and “Task Force Lifeliners,” 101st Sustainment Brigade, will return in four welcome home ceremonies, scheduled to occur February 21st and February 28th, 2019.

During their deployment, the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade provided aviation support to U.S., coalition and Afghan forces throughout the Combined Joint Operations Area-Afghanistan.

101st Airborne Division soldiers return home this month from a nine month deployment to Afghanistan. (Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

101st Airborne Division soldiers return home this month from a nine month deployment to Afghanistan. (Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Welcomes Major General Brian Winski as New Commanding General

 

101st Airborne Division 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The historic and accomplished 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) welcomed its 47th commanding general Thursday, February 14th, 2019, as Major General Andrew Poppas relinquished command to Major General Brian Winski.

Under Poppas’ leadership, the 101st Airborne Division deployed Soldiers to combat, contingency and peacekeeping missions around the world, to include Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan, dozens of training and partnership missions on the African and European continents, and hurricane and disaster relief missions in Puerto Rico and the United States. He spoke to the thousands of “Screaming Eagle” Soldiers, Veterans and community members who assembled for the ceremony at Fort Campbell’s parade field.

Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson, acting commanding general for U.S. Forces Command, hands the "Screaming Eagle" colors to Maj. Gen. Brian Winski, as he assumes command of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Feb. 14, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Winski succeeds Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, who, after commanding the world's only air assault division for the past two years, will move on to the Pentagon, as the director of operations for the Joint Staff. (Sgt. James Griffin, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson, acting commanding general for U.S. Forces Command, hands the “Screaming Eagle” colors to Maj. Gen. Brian Winski, as he assumes command of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Feb. 14, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Winski succeeds Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, who, after commanding the world’s only air assault division for the past two years, will move on to the Pentagon, as the director of operations for the Joint Staff. (Sgt. James Griffin, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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Entry Control Point Glacier: Sustaining Safety in a Deployed Environment

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne
101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

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Dahlke, Afghanistan – Out in a deployed environment, surrounded by unfamiliar terrain and possible enemy combatants, the development of safety precautions and protective measures are paramount.

Thanks to the efforts of expeditionary teams from the 495th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, entry control points have been constructed, further protecting the service members and civilians of the forward operating bases they surround.

A view of Entry Control Point Glacier, in Dahlke, Afghanistan, portraying the progress that was made by the 495th Combat Support Sustainment Brigade team, February 5, 2019. Thanks to the efforts of expeditionary teams from the 495th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, numerous entry control points have been constructed, further protecting the service members and civilians of the forward operating bases they surround. (CPT Jeremy Hargis, 495th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion)

A view of Entry Control Point Glacier, in Dahlke, Afghanistan, portraying the progress that was made by the 495th Combat Support Sustainment Brigade team, February 5, 2019. Thanks to the efforts of expeditionary teams from the 495th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, numerous entry control points have been constructed, further protecting the service members and civilians of the forward operating bases they surround. (CPT Jeremy Hargis, 495th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion)

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101st Airborne Division to Welcome New Commanding General Brian Winski

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 46th commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Major General Andrew Poppas, will relinquish command of the world’s only air assault division to Major General Brian Winski, in a ceremony at Fort Campbell on Thursday, February 14th at 1:00pm

Under Poppas’ leadership, the 101st Airborne Division deployed Soldiers to combat, contingency and peacekeeping missions around the world, to include Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan, dozens of training and partnership missions on the African and European continents, and hurricane and disaster relief missions in Puerto Rico and the United States.

Major General Brian Winski to become the next commander of the 101st Airborne Division.

Major General Brian Winski to become the next commander of the 101st Airborne Division.

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Fort Campbell to hold two Welcome Home Ceremonies for 101st Airborne Division Soldiers returning from Afghanistan

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers assigned to “Task Force Destiny,” 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will continue to return here through February, after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

More than 300 Soldiers will return in two welcome home ceremonies, scheduled to occur February 11th, at 9:30pm and February 15th, at 12:20pm. They will join more than 300 who returned earlier this month.

During their deployment, the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade provided aviation support to U.S., coalition and Afghan forces throughout the Combined Joint Operations Area-Afghanistan.

101st Combat Aviation Brigade soldiers are returning home to Fort Campbell from deployment to Afganistan.  (Spc. Alexes Anderson)

101st Combat Aviation Brigade soldiers are returning home to Fort Campbell from deployment to Afganistan. (Spc. Alexes Anderson)

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Elias Lugo of Clarksville grand prize winner in Army & Air Force Exchange Service sweepstakes

 

Written by Alexandra Pirkle
Army & Air Force Exchange Service HQ

Army & Air Force Exchange Service.Dallas, TX – When Elias Lugo found out he was the grand-prize winner of the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s worldwide You Made the Grade sweepstakes, he thought he was dreaming.

“I was shaking because I didn’t think I actually won,” he said.

Elias received his academic excellence prize, a $2,000 Exchange gift card, at a presentation February 1st, 2019 at the Fort Campbell Exchange.

Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Jason W. Osborne joins the Fort Campbell Exchange Store Manager Annette Montgomery and General Manager David Swenson in celebrating Elias Lugo, 14, of Clarksville, TN for his academic achievement. Elias was presented with a $2,000 Exchange gift card Feb. 1 as part of the You Made the Grade program. (Army & Air Force Exchange Service HQ)

Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Jason W. Osborne joins the Fort Campbell Exchange Store Manager Annette Montgomery and General Manager David Swenson in celebrating Elias Lugo, 14, of Clarksville, TN for his academic achievement. Elias was presented with a $2,000 Exchange gift card Feb. 1 as part of the You Made the Grade program. (Army & Air Force Exchange Service HQ)

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101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team assumes mission in Iraq from Brave Rifles

 

Written by Capt. Jason Welch
3rd Cavalry Regiment Public Affairs Office

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Baghdad, Iraq – The 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne,” 101st Airborne Division, from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, officially assumed the mission from the outgoing 3rd Cavalry Regiment “Brave Rifles” from Fort Hood, Texas, during a ceremony held January 23rd, 2019.

The transfer of authority was part of the regular rotation of forces that support the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve.

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Adam Nash, 3rd Cavalry Regiment sergeant major, and Col. Jonathan Byrom, commander of 3rd Cav. Regt., case the regimental colors during the transfer of authority ceremony between 3rd Cav. Regt. and 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, in Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 23, 2019.(Capt. Jason Welch, 3rd Cavalry Regiment Public Affairs Office)

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Adam Nash, 3rd Cavalry Regiment sergeant major, and Col. Jonathan Byrom, commander of 3rd Cav. Regt., case the regimental colors during the transfer of authority ceremony between 3rd Cav. Regt. and 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, in Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 23, 2019.(Capt. Jason Welch, 3rd Cavalry Regiment Public Affairs Office)

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Mayor Jim Durrett Appoints Kyle Johnson as New Chief of Staff

 

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Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Kyle D. Johnson has been selected for the position of Government Chief of Staff to County Mayor Jim Durrett.  Johnson will begin serving as chief of staff on January 29th. He will be replacing current Chief of Staff Jeff Truitt.

Johnson most recently served as policy advisor for Tennessee State Representative and Speaker Pro Tempore Curtis Johnson. Since July 2015, Johnson has served in various federal and state positions such as field director, staff assistant, and policy advisor for Tennessee politicians such as Bob Corker, Mark Green and Curtis Johnson.

Montgomery County Government Chief of Staff Kyle D. Johnson.

Montgomery County Government Chief of Staff Kyle D. Johnson.

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APSU Hoops for Heroes Spaghetti Dinner set for February 8th

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s (APSU) Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, in conjunction with Altra Federal Credit Union, will present their annual Hoops For Heroes Spaghetti Dinner, 7:00pm, Friday, February 8th, 2019 at the Echo Power Club Level at Fortera Stadium.

Come join the athletics department and help send U.S. Army veteran Albert Wiley—a retired Special Forces operative who served 25 years and completed six combat tours in Iraq and four in Afghanistan—along with his family to the 2019 Ohio Valley Conference Basketball Tournament in Evansville, Indiana.

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101st Combat Aviation Brigade: Father, Son National Guard Soldiers serve, deploy together

 

Written by Sgt. Steven Lopez
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

101st Combat Aviation Brigade - Wings of DestinyKandahar Airfield, Afghanistan – As a member of the U.S. Army, the wellbeing of your seniors, peers and subordinates is just as important as that of your own family.

Now imagine if your family members were those people to your left and right. Command Sgt. Maj. John Cole, senior enlisted advisor, and CW2 Bradley Cole, AH-64 Apache Helicopter pilot, with 1st Battalion, 130th Aviation Regiment (Attack Reconnaissance Battalion), Task Force Panther, of the North Carolina National Guard, assigned to 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

Command Sgt. Maj. John Cole, senior enlisted advisor, and CW2 Bradley Cole, AH-64 Apache Helicopter pilot, with 1st Battalion, 130th Aviation Regiment (Attack Reconnaissance Battalion), Task Force Panther, of the North Carolina National Guard, assigned to 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pose for a picture at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan Dec. 29, 2018. (Sgt. Steven Lopez, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

Command Sgt. Maj. John Cole, senior enlisted advisor, and CW2 Bradley Cole, AH-64 Apache Helicopter pilot, with 1st Battalion, 130th Aviation Regiment (Attack Reconnaissance Battalion), Task Force Panther, of the North Carolina National Guard, assigned to 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pose for a picture at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan Dec. 29, 2018. (Sgt. Steven Lopez, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

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