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Clarksville to hold 4th Annual Welcome Home Veterans Celebration

 

New in 2018: Lee Greenwood, Remembering our Fallen, Hero Breakfast, & Valor Run

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Clarksville, Tennessee is a community that appreciates veterans. The city borders the Fort Campbell Army Post, so appreciating military service is simply the way of life for both residents and businesses.

Beyond the ingrained respect that happens daily, this community publicly shows its support annually–in a big way–with a five-day Welcome Home Veterans Celebration.

The Clarksville Welcome Home Veterans Celebration will be held September 12th-16th, 2018.

The Clarksville Welcome Home Veterans Celebration will be held September 12th-16th, 2018.

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101st Airborne Division Soldier finds calling in medicine

 

Written by Sgt. Sharifa Newton
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Many people join the Army trying to figure out what to do with themselves and Spc. Anthony Gonzalez was no different.

“I enlisted because I didn’t want to stay home and do nothing,” said Gonzalez, a Fontana, California, native, and a combat medic specialist with Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. “I joined because I wanted to find out what I wanted to do with my life.”

Gonzalez joined at the age of 17 after completing high school. He originally wanted to be an AH-64 Apache repairer, but when he went to the recruiting office they did not have an opening.

Spc. Anthony Gonzalez, a Combat Medic Specialist and a Fontana, California, native, with 2nd platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade, poses for a photo during the unit’s Table XV gunnery exercise 9th May at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Sharifa Newton, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Spc. Anthony Gonzalez, a Combat Medic Specialist and a Fontana, California, native, with 2nd platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade, poses for a photo during the unit’s Table XV gunnery exercise 9th May at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Sharifa Newton, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division assumes Afghanistan mission, looks to enable enemy reconciliation

 

Written by Master Sgt. Tanya Polk
U.S. Forces Afghanistan

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) colors unfurled at Bagram Airfield, April 15th, during a ceremony that marked the beginning the unit’s fourth deployment to Afghanistan in the last decade.

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims, 101st Airborne Division senior enlisted leader, uncased the division headquarters’ colors during a transfer of authority ceremony, officially assuming their new mission from the 3rd Infantry Division.

“The 101st Airborne Division is ready for this new ‘Rendezvous with Destiny,'” said Poppas during the ceremony. “Since the day I took command, our future was written, and we knew we were returning to Afghanistan and have trained specifically for this mission.”

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims, 101st Abn. Div. senior enlisted leader, unfurl the division headquarters' colors, April 15, during a transfer of authority ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (Staff Sgt. Lerone Simmons, U.S. Forces Afghanistan)

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims, 101st Abn. Div. senior enlisted leader, unfurl the division headquarters’ colors, April 15, during a transfer of authority ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (Staff Sgt. Lerone Simmons, U.S. Forces Afghanistan)

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101st Airborne Division Headquarters prepares to Deploy, Cases Colors

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Major General Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander and Command Sergant Major Todd Sims, 101st Airborne Division senior enlisted leader, cased the division headquarters’ colors, April 3rd, 2018 at McAuliffe Hall, in advance of the unit’s next “Rendezvous with Destiny,” a deployment to Afghanistan.

“The next stop for our colors once we case them is back in Bagram, where we have fought and dominated before,” said Poppas before furling the Screaming Eagle colors in front of hundreds of onlookers who attended the ritualistic ceremony. “This is nothing new for the 101st. In the 17 years of continuous combat, the 101st is the most deployed division.”

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims, 101st Abn. Div. senior enlisted leader, case the division headquarters’ colors, April 3, at McAuliffe Hall, in advance of the unit’s deployment, its fourth to Afghanistan in the last decade. (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims, 101st Abn. Div. senior enlisted leader, case the division headquarters’ colors, April 3, at McAuliffe Hall, in advance of the unit’s deployment, its fourth to Afghanistan in the last decade. (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Headquarters to case colors for Afghanistan deployment

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Major General Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander and Command Sergeant Major Todd Sims, 101st Airborne Division senior enlisted leader, will case the division headquarters’ colors, April 3rd, at McAuliffe Hall, in advance of the unit’s next “Rendezvous with Destiny,” a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

“The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) remains, as it did 75 years ago when it was forged during the maelstrom of World War II, ready to answer the call to fight and win our nation’s wars,” said Poppas, after the Department of the Army announced the Screaming Eagles’ Spring deployment, January 10th. “We know the terrain, we know our partners and we know our mission.”

Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), speaks to Soldiers and local community members during the division's color casing ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, Feb. 25, 2016. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), speaks to Soldiers and local community members during the division’s color casing ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, Feb. 25, 2016. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Leadership served authentic Afghan dishes before deployment

 

Written by Capt. Jennifer Cruz
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers and civilians who attended the Oasis Dining Facility during lunch on February 23rd, 2018 were treated to a taste of Afghan cuisine.

Leadership of Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) planned and coordinated with the Oasis Dining Facility to provide a meal influenced by Afghanistan.

The specialty meal provided a taste of foods the division headquarters staff, who are deploying in the next few weeks could encounter during their time in Afghanistan, in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

Private First Class Jeyson Hammond, a culinary specialist with Headquarters Support Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), prepares a plate for Maj. John Busuego, a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear officer with HSC, HHBN on Feb. 23, 2018 at the Oasis Dining Facility, Fort Campbell. Busuego brought his family to the Oasis Dining Facility to participate in the Afghan-inspired meal. (Capt. Jennifer Cruz, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Private First Class Jeyson Hammond, a culinary specialist with Headquarters Support Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), prepares a plate for Maj. John Busuego, a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear officer with HSC, HHBN on Feb. 23, 2018 at the Oasis Dining Facility, Fort Campbell. Busuego brought his family to the Oasis Dining Facility to participate in the Afghan-inspired meal. (Capt. Jennifer Cruz, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division’s Strike Brigade receives Operation Inherent Resolve streamer following Iraq deployment

 

Written by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs

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

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) stood tall on Strike Field here, February 20th, 2018 as an Iraq campaign streamer was added to the brigade’s guidon.

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Abn. Div. commander, alongside Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims, 101st Abn. Div. senior enlisted leader, joined Col. Joseph Escandon and Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Wilson, 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div. command team, to attach the streamer for the brigade’s contribution to Operation Inherent Resolve during their most recent deployment to Iraq.

(L to R) Col. Joseph Escandon, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander, Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Abn. Div. commander, Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims, 101st Abn. Div. senior enlisted leader, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Wilson, 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div. senior enlisted leader, attach a streamer to the brigade’s guidon at Strike Field, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Feb. 20, for the unit’s contribution to Operation Inherent Resolve during their most recent deployment to Iraq. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen)

(L to R) Col. Joseph Escandon, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander, Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Abn. Div. commander, Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims, 101st Abn. Div. senior enlisted leader, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Wilson, 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div. senior enlisted leader, attach a streamer to the brigade’s guidon at Strike Field, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Feb. 20, for the unit’s contribution to Operation Inherent Resolve during their most recent deployment to Iraq. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen)

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101st Airborne Division 44th Air Defense Artillery readies, retrains Soldiers for Fires Integrated Mission

 

Written by Marie Berberea
Fort Sill Public Affairs

U.S. ArmyFort Sill, OK – In recent weeks, the fields of Fort Sill were peppered with the typical sounds made by counter rocket artillery mortar. However, the unit conducting C-RAM were preparing for an atypical mission.

Soldiers in 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery are deploying to serve as a total fires integrated package under a field artillery division, 101st Airborne Division, with a field artillery battery attached to them.

“The C-RAM mission is expanding. Our formation was not big enough to encompass all the mission requirements for that. [Forces Command] recently attached a field artillery battery out of Fort Carson to us to make up the difference in what we need,” said Lt. Col. Ryan Schrock, 2-44th ADA commander.

A Soldier in 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery performs a maintenance check during a mission rehearsal exercise at Thompson Hill Range Complex Feb. 8th. (Marie Berberea, Fort Sill Public Affairs)

A Soldier in 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery performs a maintenance check during a mission rehearsal exercise at Thompson Hill Range Complex Feb. 8th. (Marie Berberea, Fort Sill Public Affairs)

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Curtis Johnson: News from the Tennessee Capitol, February 11th, 2018

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN -The House Finance, Ways, and Means Committee will begin their annual Budget hearings on Monday, February 12th. 2018.  One of the first groups that is scheduled is Higher Education with Mr. Mike Krause testifying on behalf of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. 

Also scheduled to testify is Dr. Alisa White, President of Austin Peay State University. 

The Tennessee Stolen Valor Act

The Tennessee Stolen Valor Act, House Bill 1779, makes impersonating a military veteran an offense and would be punished as a theft and graded as a misdemeanor or felony depending on the value of the money or property fraudulently obtained.

(From left) Steve Singleton, Bill Summers, Senator Mark Green, Speaker Pro Tempore Curtis Johnson, Senator John Stevens, and Representative Joe Pitts at Veterans Day on the Hill.

(From left) Steve Singleton, Bill Summers, Senator Mark Green, Speaker Pro Tempore Curtis Johnson, Senator John Stevens, and Representative Joe Pitts at Veterans Day on the Hill.

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Matt Reel announces bid for Tennessee’s 7th Congressional District

 

5th Generation Tennessean, public servant and Special Forces Green Beret to bring life of dedication, service to the U.S. Congress

Matt Reel for CongressCenterville, TN – Matt Reel, a 5th generation Tennessean and Special Forces Green Beret with a long history of public service, has announced that he will run for Tennessee’s 7th Congressional District. Matt, who has spent his life serving not only the people of his home state, but also his country as a member of the Untied States Army Special Forces, will bring his dedication and experience to Congress as an advocate for the people of Tennessee’s 7th District.

Coming from a long line of service members, preachers, teachers and farmers, Matt and his family have lived, worked and attended school in every corner of Tennessee’s 7th Congressional District.

Matt Reel

Matt Reel

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