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Fort Campbell gets visit from Chief of Staff General Raymond Odierno

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – General Raymond T. Odierno, the Army chief of staff, visited Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) May 14th-15th.

The two-day visit to Fort Campbell allowed the Army’s top general to engage commanders, soldiers and leaders and discuss topics about the Army’s vision of Force 2025 and beyond.

“I know many of you are asking the question ‘will we continue to deploy?’ and the answer is yes,” said Odierno. “Because the stabilizing force around the world is the United States Army.”

Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the Army chief of staff, is greeted by Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, the commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, at Campbell Army Airfield, Ky., May 14, 2015. During his two-day visit, Odierno emphasized the importance of the Army’s vision of Force 2025 and beyond. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the Army chief of staff, is greeted by Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, the commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, at Campbell Army Airfield, Ky., May 14, 2015. During his two-day visit, Odierno emphasized the importance of the Army’s vision of Force 2025 and beyond. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division holds inactivation ceremony for 159th Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Campbell

 

Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

159th Combat Aviation BrigadeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers, families and friends of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), gathered at the division parade field here, May 7th to conduct the final official ceremony in the brigade’s history.

After 18 years of service, the 159th CAB colors were cased at the ceremony by Col. Jimmy Blackmon, the final brigade commander of the 159th CAB “Thunder Brigade,” and retired Col. Bob Freeman, the honorary colonel of the brigade, signifying a conclusion to the legacy of this historic aviation unit.

Soldiers from the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pay honors to the nation during the national anthem at the Thunder Brigade's inactivation ceremony at the division parade field on Fort Campbell, Ky., May 7, 2015. The 159th CAB cased its brigade colors for the final time during the ceremony, as well as all of its subordinate battalion colors and company guidons. (Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Soldiers from the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pay honors to the nation during the national anthem at the Thunder Brigade’s inactivation ceremony at the division parade field on Fort Campbell, Ky., May 7, 2015. The 159th CAB cased its brigade colors for the final time during the ceremony, as well as all of its subordinate battalion colors and company guidons. (Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell 187th Infantry Regiment “Dragon” Soldiers fire up Fort Knox range

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conducted a culminating section- and platoon-level mounted gunnery April 27th through Friday at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

The heavy weapons Soldiers of Dragon Company are tasked with providing heavy fire support for the individual rifle companies of the battalion.

A Soldier assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, engages targets at St. Vith Range at Fort Knox, KY, April 30th, 2015. The Soldiers from Dragon Company trained at Fort Knox as part of a crew, section and platoon certification used to verify the heavy weapons company's ability to provide fire support to the battalion's rifle companies. (Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (air Assault) Public Affairs)

A Soldier assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, engages targets at St. Vith Range at Fort Knox, KY, April 30th, 2015. The Soldiers from Dragon Company trained at Fort Knox as part of a crew, section and platoon certification used to verify the heavy weapons company’s ability to provide fire support to the battalion’s rifle companies. (Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (air Assault) Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division holds NCO, Soldier of the Year competition at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division held its annual Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the year competition April 20th-23rd to identify the division’s best Soldier and NCO for 2015.

All competitors scaled the ladder of excellence, but only two would Rendezvous with Destiny.

Spc. Carissa Payeur, a health care specialist, with Company C, 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and Sgt. David Payton, an infantryman, with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, earned the chance to move ahead to compete at the XVIII Airborne Corps Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the year competition scheduled for June 9th-11th at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Sgt. Nathan Joachim, Company D, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fires his M4 rifle while in the kneeling unsupported firing position on a range here during the division’s 2015 Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the year April 23, 2015. Joachim, is a native of Katy, Texas. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Sgt. Nathan Joachim, Company D, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fires his M4 rifle while in the kneeling unsupported firing position on a range here during the division’s 2015 Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the year April 23, 2015. Joachim, is a native of Katy, Texas. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division, 1st Brigade Combat Team Company D “Maddogs” compete for Best Shooter, Best Squad at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Samantha Parks
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Over the course of a week, Soldiers of Company D “Maddogs,” 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted squad level training that ended in a two-day competition to figure out the best shooter and best squad within the company.

Modeling the crawl, walk, run phase style of training, Soldiers in the company had to score at least marksmen during weapons qualifications on April 6th.

A Soldier in Company D “Maddogs,” 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), shoots at a 200 meter target during the best shooter competition April 9. Soldiers had to maneuver around barriers when shooting, then transport various challenges to the next barrier. (Sgt. Samantha Parks, 1st Brigade Combat Team)

A Soldier in Company D “Maddogs,” 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), shoots at a 200 meter target during the best shooter competition April 9. Soldiers had to maneuver around barriers when shooting, then transport various challenges to the next barrier. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Samantha Parks, 1st Brigade Combat Team)

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APSU staff, community members welcomed to Fort Campbell for Military Alumni & Friends Day

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Fort Campbell not only plays an important role in the efforts of the United States military, but also serves as a pillar of the local Clarksville community. With the goal of thanking community and academic leaders, Fort Campbell opened its doors Friday, April 24th for Military Alumni & Friends Day.

“We here all appreciate what you all in the community do for us … (the community) really bends over backwards to support us,” Bob Jenkins, Fort Campbell director of public affairs, said. “There is a really symbiotic relationship between Fort Campbell, Clarksville and Austin Peay State University.”

Members of the APSU Military Alumni Chapter and friends visited Fort Campbell for a tour on Friday, April 24, 2015. (APSU - Beth Liggett)

Members of the APSU Military Alumni Chapter and friends visited Fort Campbell for a tour on Friday, April 24, 2015. (APSU – Beth Liggett)

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Fort Campbell’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike” holds activation cermony for 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion

 

Written by Sgt. David Cox
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division held an activation ceremony for 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion April 16th at Freedom Fighters Physical Fitness Center Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

The 39th BEB, first activated April 25th, 1942, at Camp Bowie, Texas, received various unit citations during the Vietnam War. It has been reactivated because the restructuring of BCTs laid out in the Department of the Army’s BCT 2020 initiative.

Lt. Col. Christopher D. Payant, center, commander of the 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, passes the unit colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Vincent Silva, the senior noncommissioned officer of the 39th BEB, during an activation ceremony for the aforementioned battalion April 16, 2015, at Freedom Fighters Physical Fitness Center here. (Sgt. David Cox, 2BCT PAO)

Lt. Col. Christopher D. Payant, center, commander of the 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, passes the unit colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Vincent Silva, the senior noncommissioned officer of the 39th BEB, during an activation ceremony for the aforementioned battalion April 16, 2015, at Freedom Fighters Physical Fitness Center here. (Sgt. David Cox, 2BCT PAO)

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Fort Campbell’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike” welcomes Blue Spaders

 

Written by Sgt. David Cox
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY –  First Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment “Blue Spaders”, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division unfurled its unit colors signifying its activation during a ceremony April 14th, 2015, at Freedom Fighters Physical Fitness Center.

The addition of a third infantry battalion brings 2BCT on par with its sister brigades within the 101st Abn. Div., which have already added an addition maneuver unit in accordance with the Department of the Army’s restructuring initiative, BCT 2020.

Second Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) held an activation Ceremony for 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment April 14, 2015, at Freedom Fighters Gym at Fort Campbell, KY. (Courtesy Photo)

Second Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) held an activation Ceremony for 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment April 14, 2015, at Freedom Fighters Gym at Fort Campbell, KY. (Courtesy Photo)

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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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Campbell Crossing housing team receives multiple awards for resident satisfaction

 

Campbell CrossingNashville, TN – WinnResidential Military Housing Services, the firm providing property management and maintenance services for Lend Lease’s military housing portfolio to include Campbell Crossing, has been recognized as a 2014 SatisFacts National Award Winner in resident satisfaction.

SatisFacts, the leading national resident relationship management services company, has recognized WinnResidential Military Housing Services as a “Top Five Company” and a recipient of its “Superior Portfolio Score” in its Insite 365 Day/Year Resident Feedback Program category. «Read the rest of this article»

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