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Austin Peay State University Army ROTC to honor memory of 1st Lt. Kip Stevens with ceremony, induction on November 17th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s Governors Guard ROTC detachment prides itself on teaching young men and women to become officers and leaders; soldiers who continually do what is necessary to achieve success on every mission – in the classroom, in training in the field and on the field of battle.

1st Lt. Kip Stevens

1st Lt. Kip Stevens

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101st Airborne Soldiers provide Critical Support and Sustainment Operations in Northern Iraq

 

Written by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public

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

Erbil, Iraq – U.S. Army sustainment Soldiers are playing a critical role in operations at Qayyarah West Airfield.

Personnel from the 526th Brigade Support Battalion, Task Force Strike, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and the 336th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion are organizing convoys, loading equipment, and coordinating with contractors to ensure the flow of supplies reaches units supporting the operation.

“Our support units in Erbil have helped move hundreds of vehicles containing multiple types of supplies,” said Capt. Heath Kennedy, supply officer, 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion, Task Force Strike. Arriving early, the 39th BEB was the lead element in the build up at Qayyarah West Airfield.

U.S Air Force Staff. Sgt. Tyler Charles, assigned to the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineering Group, levels poured concrete into a trench at Qayyarah West airfield, Iraq, Oct. 8, 2017. A Coalition of regional and international nations have joined together to enable Iraqi forces to counter ISIL, reestablish Iraq’s borders and re-take lost terrain thereby restoring regional stability and security. (Spc. Christopher Brecht)

U.S Air Force Staff. Sgt. Tyler Charles, assigned to the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineering Group, levels poured concrete into a trench at Qayyarah West airfield, Iraq, Oct. 8, 2017. A Coalition of regional and international nations have joined together to enable Iraqi forces to counter ISIL, reestablish Iraq’s borders and re-take lost terrain thereby restoring regional stability and security. (Spc. Christopher Brecht)

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Lifeliners enforce readiness through “Not in My Squad” week at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public

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Fort Campbell, KY – Last spring Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey announced the “Not in My Squad” initiative which emphasizes responsibility of junior leaders when it comes to Soldier care.

Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” 101st Abn. Div., held “Not in My Squad” Week from October 31st to November 2nd, here.

According to Dailey, “Not in My Squad” is designed to empower leaders by building trust, cohesion, and taking ownership of achievements and failures within their group of Soldiers.

Col. Stanley Sliwinski, commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., explains to the Soldiers the importance behind activities throughout the “Not In My Squad” event, Oct. 31, 2016, behind the brigade headquarters building on Fort Campbell, KY. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield /101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Col. Stanley Sliwinski, commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., explains to the Soldiers the importance behind activities throughout the “Not In My Squad” event, Oct. 31, 2016, behind the brigade headquarters building on Fort Campbell, KY. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield /101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Kentucky, Tennessee National Guard 101st Airborne Division Patch

 

Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Knox, KY – Tennessee and Kentucky National Guard Soldiers stood proudly in their formations as senior leaders of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) placed the 101st Abn. Div. patch on the left shoulders of nearly 300 guardsmen.

As part of the Army’s Associated Unit Pilot Program, Soldiers of 2123rd Transportation Company of the Kentucky National Guard and 1176th Trans. Co., of the Tennessee National Guard replaced their unit patches during ceremonies on October 22nd on Fort Knox, Kentucky, and on October 23rd in Smyrna, Tennessee, respectively.

Col. Stanley Sliwinski, commander of the 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” 101st Abn. Div. (Air Assault), places the 101st Abn. Div. patch on a Soldier from 1176th Transportation Company, Oct. 23, 2016, during the companies patching ceremony in Smyrna, TN. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/ 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Col. Stanley Sliwinski, commander of the 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” 101st Abn. Div. (Air Assault), places the 101st Abn. Div. patch on a Soldier from 1176th Transportation Company, Oct. 23, 2016, during the companies patching ceremony in Smyrna, TN. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/ 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade takes part in U.S. Army’s Associated Units pilot program

 

Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – In March, the U.S. Army launched its Associated Units Program, an Army Total Force initiative, with the intent of leveraging the capabilities and capacities of the Active component, Army Reserve and the Army National Guard as one Army, according to Gen. Mark A. Milley, the Army chief of staff.

The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, is one of the units selected by the Army to participate in the pilot program by partnering with two National Guard units.

Soldiers from 2123rd Transportation Company from the Kentucky National Guard conduct a road march, Sept. 18, 2016, with senior leaders from 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div. during the company’s inactive duty training on Fort Knox, KY. (129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion)

Soldiers from 2123rd Transportation Company from the Kentucky National Guard conduct a road march, Sept. 18, 2016, with senior leaders from 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div. during the company’s inactive duty training on Fort Knox, KY. (129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion)

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101st Airborne Division’s 584th Support Maintenance Soldiers exercise tactical skills

 

Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with 584th Support Maintenance Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., conducted a company Field Training Exercise, September 26th-30th, here.

Capt. Stanley Crockett, commander for 584th SMC, 129th CSSB, said the intent behind the FTX was to certify and validate the company’s mission essential tasks.

Pvt. Anthony Ennist, a light-wheeled vehicle mechanic with 584th Support Maintenance Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., pulls guard in his foxhole, Sept. 27, 2016, during his company field training exercise on Fort Campbell, Ky. (Pfc. Tyler Owen/ 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion UPAR)

Pvt. Anthony Ennist, a light-wheeled vehicle mechanic with 584th Support Maintenance Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., pulls guard in his foxhole, Sept. 27, 2016, during his company field training exercise on Fort Campbell, Ky. (Pfc. Tyler Owen/ 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion UPAR)

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101st Airborne Soldiers in Iraq find ways to keep up morale

 

Written by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public

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

Erbil, Iraq – Throughout Iraq, U.S. Soldiers assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), “Task Force Strike,” are finding ways to stay mentally, physically, and spiritually resilient. They are deployed to the country in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and are now midway through their tour.

One common way Soldiers relieve stress is through physical activity. Once gym facilities were established at Camp Swift, unit leadership organized a workout competition event for Soldiers to test their physical fitness goals.

Soldiers with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Task Force Strike, enjoy a game of dominoes during down time Sept. 28, 2016, at Kara Soar Base, Iraq. As the deployment has gone on, Soldiers are staying resilient through a variety of different techniques – from games to physical fitness events. (1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

Soldiers with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Task Force Strike, enjoy a game of dominoes during down time Sept. 28, 2016, at Kara Soar Base, Iraq. As the deployment has gone on, Soldiers are staying resilient through a variety of different techniques – from games to physical fitness events. (1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

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Clarksville Montgomery County School System recognizes Two ‘Lifeliner’ Battalions for Volunteer Efforts

 

Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public

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

Fort Campbell, KY – Every year the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System recognizes a military unit that has gone above and beyond while supporting its partnered school by presenting them with the Boots on the Ground award.

This year, CMCCS gave the award to two units from 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

The 101st Special Troops Battalion and D Battery, 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment received the award during the CMCSS’s annual Partners in Education breakfast, September 1st, at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Left to right: Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Graham Jr., senior enlisted adviser for 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div. (Air Assault), Kim McMillan, mayor for the city of Clarksville, Tn., Lt. Col. Wally Vives-Ocasio, commander of the 101st STB, and 2nd Lt. Virgil A. Binion, executive officer for Charlie Detachment, 101st Financial Management Support Unit, 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde., take a photo together Sept. 1, 2016 after 101st STB received the Boots on ground award at the Partners in Education Breakfast at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center in Clarksville, TN. (Lt. Col. Wally Vives-Ocasio)

Left to right: Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Graham Jr., senior enlisted adviser for 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div. (Air Assault), Kim McMillan, mayor for the city of Clarksville, Tn., Lt. Col. Wally Vives-Ocasio, commander of the 101st STB, and 2nd Lt. Virgil A. Binion, executive officer for Charlie Detachment, 101st Financial Management Support Unit, 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde., take a photo together Sept. 1, 2016 after 101st STB received the Boots on ground award at the Partners in Education Breakfast at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center in Clarksville, TN. (Lt. Col. Wally Vives-Ocasio)

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Fort Campbell announces Increased Noise, Range Activity Expected During Upcoming Explosives Training

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Select units of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will employ live Mine Clearing Line Charges (MICLIC) in the Fort Campbell training area August 25th-26th. These charges carry a high quantity of explosives and residents in and around Fort Campbell should expect increased noise and vibrations during this period.

Major impacts are expected August 25th between 10:00am and 4:00pm and August 26th between 11:00am and 5:00pm. The training and detonations will occur near Training Area 20, in the vicinity of Los Banos Drop Zone, south of Jordon Springs Road. This notice of significant range activity is provided as a courtesy for residents of neighboring communities.

Fort Campbell Kentucky. Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) "Screaming Eagles". (U.S. Army Photo by Sam Shore/Released)

Fort Campbell Kentucky. Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) “Screaming Eagles”. (U.S. Army Photo by Sam Shore/Released)

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Army Human Resources Command Road Show visits Fort Campbell

 

Written by Lt. Col. Janet Herrick
U.S. Army Human Resources Command

U.S. Army Human Resources CommandFort Campbell, KY – The commanding general of Human Resources Command met with executive leaders, human resource managers and officers to discuss the latest in force shaping and career management during a two-day HRC Road Show at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, August 16th-17th.

Maj. Gen. Thomas C. Seamands reflected on past drawdowns and shared the Army’s guiding principles in transitioning the force: optimize readiness, retain the best, build depth and invest in experience.

Maj. Gen. Thomas C. Seamands, commanding general of the Human Resources Command (HRC), meets with personnel managers and answers their questions during an HRC Road Show at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Aug. 16. Seamands discussed key topics including force shaping, career management, and promotions. (Lt. Col. Janet Herrick, U.S. Army Human Resources Command)

Maj. Gen. Thomas C. Seamands, commanding general of the Human Resources Command (HRC), meets with personnel managers and answers their questions during an HRC Road Show at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Aug. 16. Seamands discussed key topics including force shaping, career management, and promotions. (Lt. Col. Janet Herrick, U.S. Army Human Resources Command)

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