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101st Airborne Division Soldiers set to Return from Afghanistan

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – More than 200 Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will return to the Kentucky-Tennessee area during the next two weeks from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

Two redeployment ceremonies are planned. The first will occur at 6:45pm, Thursday, December 6th, 2018 at Fort Campbell.

Details regarding the second ceremony, tentatively scheduled for next weekend, will be released once finalized.

Over 200 101st Airborne Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion solders to return to Fort Campbell from Afghanistan.

Over 200 101st Airborne Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion solders to return to Fort Campbell from Afghanistan.

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Deployed 101st Airborne Division Soldiers take strides toward financial independence in Bagram, Afghanistan

 

Written by 1st Lt. Verniccia Ford
101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – While deployed, Soldiers bear the burden of dealing with real life issues that affect mental agility, morale and mood. Throughout various formations in Afghanistan, service members navigate through combat related stress, family separation, martial issues, mourning the death of loved ones and even financial mismanagement.

All these things can influence performance and have adverse effects.

Major Jeremy Duncan, a signal officer, and North Carolina native teaches budgeting fundamentals to Sergeant Latoya McFadden, a culinary specialist assigned to the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade. Major Duncan is the primary instructor for the 9-week financial management course at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Alexes Anderson)

Major Jeremy Duncan, a signal officer, and North Carolina native teaches budgeting fundamentals to Sergeant Latoya McFadden, a culinary specialist assigned to the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade. Major Duncan is the primary instructor for the 9-week financial management course at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Alexes Anderson)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Recognizes Five Tennessee Veterans

 

Five Military Veteran Tennessee State Employees Honored for Exemplary Service

Tennessee Department of Veterans ServicesNashville, TN -Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry “Max” Haston from the Tennessee Military Department to recognize five veteran state employees and more than 470,000 Tennessee veterans of all ages and eras. 

The Governor’s Veterans Day event was held on the second floor of the State Capitol in downtown Nashville.

(Top: L to R) John Briggs, Don Coleman, Angelo Giansante, (Bot: L to R) William Houser, and Paul Nielsen.

(Top: L to R) John Briggs, Don Coleman, Angelo Giansante, (Bot: L to R) William Houser, and Paul Nielsen.

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Army vet Albert Wiley trades Special Forces to study special education at Austin Peay State University

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – If you ask Austin Peay State University (APSU) student Albert Wiley to list all the places he’s visited, you should probably take a seat because it’ll take a few minutes.

“I went to Panama, Ecuador, Belize, Honduras, Korea, Holland, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Japan, England, Canada…let’s just say numerous countries,” he said.

Austin Peay State University student Albert Wiley takes a break on campus between classes.

Austin Peay State University student Albert Wiley takes a break on campus between classes.

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962nd Quartermaster Company upholds Dignity, Reverence, and Respect in Afghanistan

 

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

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Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Soldiers from the 962nd Quartermaster Company (Mortuary Affairs), out of Fort Shafter, Hawaii, arguably have one of the hardest jobs in the Army. They arrived in Afghanistan from all parts of the Pacific: Alaska, American Samoa, Guam, and Hawaii, and they are here for one purpose.

The U.S. Army Reserve unit is responsible for receiving, processing, safeguarding and transporting the remains and accompanying personal effects of U.S. and Coalition fallen service members, contractors, and civilians throughout Afghanistan.

Mortuary affairs specialists from the 962nd Quartermaster Company, attached to the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, conduct a capabilities demonstration to showcase the importance and dedication it takes to prepare and place a flag over the transfer case for fallen service members on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 31, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sergeant Caitlyn Byrne)

Mortuary affairs specialists from the 962nd Quartermaster Company, attached to the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, conduct a capabilities demonstration to showcase the importance and dedication it takes to prepare and place a flag over the transfer case for fallen service members on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 31, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sergeant Caitlyn Byrne)

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101st Airborne Division Lifeliner medical team administers influenza vaccination to Soldiers, D.A civilians and sister services in Afghanistan

 

Written by 1st Lt. Verniccia Ford
101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

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Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – For months on end the 101st Airborne Division Lifeliner medical team has provided exceptional medical support to Soldiers, D.A civilians, and sister service members since arriving to Bagram. As snow covers the mountain peaks and temperatures begin to drop, this five-man team is prepared to combat flu season and maintain readiness.

“Medical preparedness keeps our Soldiers in the fight; it’s the number one priority for the Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Staff,” said Staff Sgt. Tyler Rector, a combat medic assigned to the brigade. “This is the best way to protect our Soldiers from the influenza virus before we enter into the rough winter months.”

Specialist Phillip Pounders, a US Army combat medic assigned to the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, inoculates Sgt. Michael Williams, an automated logistics specialist with the influenza vaccine at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 17. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Alexes Anderson)

Specialist Phillip Pounders, a US Army combat medic assigned to the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, inoculates Sgt. Michael Williams, an automated logistics specialist with the influenza vaccine at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 17. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Alexes Anderson)

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101st Airborne Division Lifeliner Soldiers Demonstrate Character, Presence and Intellect in New Junior Leadership Course

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne

101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

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Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – In the fading light, nine 101st Airborne Division Task Force Lifeliner Soldiers took turns conducting the Soldier’s Manual of Common Tasks challenge in the concrete square of the “Eagle’s Nest,” on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, September 27th, 2018.

There were three stations, one station per task, to include: maintain an M16- series rifle carbine /M4 series rifle carbine, determine the grid coordinates of a point on a military map, and evaluate a casualty (tactical combat casualty care).

Sergeant Crystal Falcon (left), the support operations transportation contracting officer representative for the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, speaks to her audience, instructing them on the proper way to determine the grid coordinates of a point on a military map, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 27, 2018. (SSG Caitlyn Byrne, 101st Sustainment Brigade PAO)

Sergeant Crystal Falcon (left), the support operations transportation contracting officer representative for the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, speaks to her audience, instructing them on the proper way to determine the grid coordinates of a point on a military map, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 27, 2018. (SSG Caitlyn Byrne, 101st Sustainment Brigade PAO)

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers take on the “Schutzenschnur” in Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan

 

Written by 1st Lt. Verniccia Ford
101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

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Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – In the spirit of camaraderie, partnership, and marksmanship, 130 Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and their German counterparts occupied the Maholic Range Complex to participate in the “Schutzenschnur” to earn their German proficiency marksmanship badge.

German army Maj. Andreas Mehlhron, a field artillery officer who serves as the German liaison for the Northern Train, Advise and Assist Command, and Sgt.1st Class Michael Michna, a combat medic, hosted the event to grant “Screaming Eagle” Soldiers the opportunity to qualify on the German weapon systems.

German army Maj. Andreas Mehlhron, a field artillery officer, and officer in charge of the “Schutzenschnur” event, coaches Spc. Anthony Addcock, a motor transportation specialist with the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, while he fires the Koch P8 Pistol at Maholic Range on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, September 14th, 2018. (Spc. Alexes Anderson, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

German army Maj. Andreas Mehlhron, a field artillery officer, and officer in charge of the “Schutzenschnur” event, coaches Spc. Anthony Addcock, a motor transportation specialist with the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, while he fires the Koch P8 Pistol at Maholic Range on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, September 14th, 2018. (Spc. Alexes Anderson, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Bagram Airfield K9 Competition

 

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

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Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Pebbles and dust flew as the black and tan German Shepard, Larry, a working dog from United States Forces-Afghanistan Mad Dog Kennels, hurtled toward his intended target, a burly man from AMK9’s contract working dog team in a bite suit.

In an explosion of muscle and fur, Larry launched himself at the man, clamping his jaws around a healthy portion of the suit.

Larry, the working dog who is handled by Spc. Austin Lancaster, native of Amarillo, Texas and military working dog handler for the 180th Military Working Dog Detachment in Fort Leonard Wood, latches on to the bite sleeve of an AMK9 contractor during the controlled aggression portion of the K9 Competition here on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Larry, the working dog who is handled by Spc. Austin Lancaster, native of Amarillo, Texas and military working dog handler for the 180th Military Working Dog Detachment in Fort Leonard Wood, latches on to the bite sleeve of an AMK9 contractor during the controlled aggression portion of the K9 Competition here on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Three Fort Campbell Soldiers compete in Army Best Medic Competition

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Three Fort Campbell Soldiers are in Texas to compete in the Army’s CSM Jack L. Clark Jr. Army Best Medic Competition at Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, Texas, which runs September 16th-20th, 2018.

The competition is a 72-84 hour arduous test of the teams’ physical and mental skills. Competitors must be agile, adaptive leaders who demonstrate mature judgement while testing collective team skills in areas of physical fitness, tactical marksmanship, leadership, warrior skills, land navigation and overall knowledge of medical, technical and tactical proficiencies through a series of hands-on tasks in a simulated operational environment.

Soldiers competing in the CSM Jack L. Clark Jr. Army Best Medic Competition begin with a physical fitness test - the Army Combat Fitness test (ACFT) - aimed at directly connecting fitness with combat readiness for all Soldiers. The U.S. Army Medical Command hosts the Army Best Medic Competition at Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, Texas, Sept. 16th-20th, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie)

Soldiers competing in the CSM Jack L. Clark Jr. Army Best Medic Competition begin with a physical fitness test – the Army Combat Fitness test (ACFT) – aimed at directly connecting fitness with combat readiness for all Soldiers. The U.S. Army Medical Command hosts the Army Best Medic Competition at Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, Texas, Sept. 16th-20th, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie)

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