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Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Soldier prepares to make his transition

 

Written by Leejay Lockhart
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Specialist Avery Harbin, a Soldier assigned to the Warrior Transition Battalion, confidently shook hands and spoke with many of the 73 civilian job recruiters at the Soldier for Life-Transition Assistance Program and Army Community Service’s Employment Readiness Program International and National job fair Wednesday at Cole Park Commons.

Harbin also prepared for the job fair featuring 73 local and regional employers on March 23rd, 2017.

He will leave the Army at the end August, but he has already started preparing for his transition. Harbin said he feels confident he will be able to find employment allowing him to eventually reach his long-term goals of going to college for graphic design and business management as well as becoming an entrepreneur.

Specialist Avery Harbin, a Soldier assigned to the Warrior Transition Battalion, participates in a mock interview with local business and political leaders March 16, 2017, at Fort Campbell. On Harbin’s panel was Jim Durrett, Montgomery County, mayor, Mariah Carey, human resources director with Lowes and Connie Freeman, executive assistant to the chief executive officer at 1st Advantage Bank. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

Specialist Avery Harbin, a Soldier assigned to the Warrior Transition Battalion, participates in a mock interview with local business and political leaders March 16, 2017, at Fort Campbell. On Harbin’s panel was Jim Durrett, Montgomery County, mayor, Mariah Carey, human resources director with Lowes and Connie Freeman, executive assistant to the chief executive officer at 1st Advantage Bank. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

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Lifeliner Soldiers train on MEDEVAC operations at Fort Campbell

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., and Soldiers from Company C, 6th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., teamed up to conduct medical evacuation training, March 16th, at Hanger 5, here.

Soldiers learned how to call a nine-line medical evacuation request, how to load patients onto an HH60-M Blackhawk provided by C Co., 6th Bn., 101st Avn. Regt., 101st Combat Avn. Bde., and aircraft safety, such as maintaining a low silhouette when approaching an aircraft.

A four-man litter team from the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., unloads a simulated patient from an aircraft, March 16, 2017, during medical evacuation training at Hanger 5, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

A four-man litter team from the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., unloads a simulated patient from an aircraft, March 16, 2017, during medical evacuation training at Hanger 5, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division’s 227th Quartermaster Co. deploys in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – Approximately 200 Soldiers from 227th Quartermaster Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div. deployed to the United States Army Europe area of operations March 20th, in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

Capt. Amanda Fonk, commander for 227th Qm. Co., 129th CSSB, 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde., 101st Abn. Div., said Soldiers will be divided throughout several countries in order to provide needed support in the different areas.

Capt. Amanda Fonk, commander for 227th Quartermaster Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., speaks to her Soldiers and their families, March 20, 2017, before leaving for a nine-month deployment to United States Army Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Capt. Amanda Fonk, commander for 227th Quartermaster Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., speaks to her Soldiers and their families, March 20, 2017, before leaving for a nine-month deployment to United States Army Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)n

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Warrior Transition Battalion to host Change of Command Ceremony

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Lt. Col. Lyle (Chip) Finley, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Warrior Transition Battalion Commander, is slated to change command with Lt. Col. Shawn D. Butler at 2:00pm March 23rd at the installation’s Passenger Processing Center.

Finley took charge of the WTB at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, July 10th, 2015. Finley is deactivating from his active duty reserve status and returning back to his home in North Carolina.

Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Campbell to hold Change of Command Ceremony March 23rd, 2017. (Sam Shore)

Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Campbell to hold Change of Command Ceremony March 23rd, 2017. (Sam Shore)

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101st Airborne Division’s 621st Mobility Support Operations Squadron conducts Mobility Exercise

 

Written by Tech. Sgt. Gustavo Gonzalez
621st Contingency Response Wing

U.S. Air Force621st Contingency Response WingTrenton, NJ – As he grew frustrated that one of his team members was not following his orders, he yelled, “Don’t you know what the sign for stop is!? What is this, your first day in the Army!?”

The members of the 101st Airborne Division were working out their kinks as they were attempting to seize an airfield at Lakehurst Air Station here, during a mobility exercise called WAREX 78-17-01, March 13th-21st, 2017.

The exercise is conducted to identify and fix any issues the units may have before deploying in a real-world environment.

U.S. Army Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division make their way towards the woods for cover after debarking a UH-60 Black Hawk as they attempt to sieze an airfield during a mobilty exercise called WAREX at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., March 13, 2017. (U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Gustavo Gonzalez)

U.S. Army Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division make their way towards the woods for cover after debarking a UH-60 Black Hawk as they attempt to sieze an airfield during a mobilty exercise called WAREX at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., March 13, 2017. (U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Gustavo Gonzalez)

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Fort Campbell receives donation of over 37,000 packages of cookies from Girl Scouts

 

Girl Scouts of Middle TennesseeNashville, TN – Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee (GSMIDTN) donated 37,444 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to Fort Campbell soldiers through its Gift of Caring program on March 17th. This donation amount was a 20.37% increase from last year’s gift.

Through Gift of Caring, Girl Scouts are able to show their appreciation for men and women in uniform or support those in need by giving them Girl Scout Cookies.

Girl Scouts with Fort Campbell soldiers on March 17th.

Girl Scouts with Fort Campbell soldiers on March 17th.

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Fort Campbell hosts annual Spring Job Fair

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell’s Soldier for Life-Transition Assistance Program and Army Community Service’s Employment Readiness Program will host its spring job fairs March 22nd-23rd at Cole Park Commons from 9:00am until 3:00pm.

The job fairs will feature 73 employers each day, representing a wide range of industries that are recruiting for international, national and regional job opportunities.

International and national employers will be featured on March 22nd, and local employers on March 23rd.

Spring Job Fair at Fort Campbell

Spring Job Fair at Fort Campbell

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Clarksville Police investigate Fatality Crash on Fort Campbell Boulevard and Tiny Town Road

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On March 17th, 2017 at 5:16pm, Clarksville Police Investigator L. Harris responded to a fatal crash at US-41A (Fort Campbell Boulevard) and SR-236 (Tiny Town Road).

Austin McElwrath, 21 years old, from Bumpus Mills, was driving a 2005 Suzuki Forenza in the right south bound Fort Campbell Boulevard travel lane waiting on a red light. His vehicle was struck from behind by Tyler Pettie, 25 years old, from Fort Campbell, KY.

On Friday, March 17th, Clarksville Police responded to a fataility crash on Fort Campbell Boulevard and Tiny Town Road.

On Friday, March 17th, Clarksville Police responded to a fataility crash on Fort Campbell Boulevard and Tiny Town Road.

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Fort Campbell targets readiness with Army Wellness Center

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s medical team is boosting community fitness and military readiness as Fort Campbell’s Army Wellness Center opens with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 2:30pm March 21st, 2017.
 
The Army Wellness Center, Building 5662 Screaming Eagle Boulevard, is the 31st to open throughout the Army as part of a U.S. Army Medical Command initiative overseen by the Army Public Health Command. The AWC team provides standardized primary prevention programs and services designed to build and sustain good health and improve the overall healthy lifestyles of Soldiers, family members, retirees, and Department of Army civilians.

Fort Campbell's Army Wellness Center opens March 21st. (Sam Shore)

Fort Campbell’s Army Wellness Center opens March 21st. (Sam Shore)

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101st Airborne Division central to Nation’s Security says House Representative William Thornberry

 

Written by Leejay Lockhart
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The congressional delegation that toured Fort Campbell on March 7th, 2017, held a brief press conference before returning to Washington D.C.

The delegation included House Representatives William “Mac” Thornberry, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee; Diane Black, chairman of the House Budget Committee; Marsha Blackburn of the Tennessee 7th district which includes part of Fort Campbell, and chairman of the subcommittee on communications and technology.

Major Gen. Andrew P. Poppas, Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell, escorted the delegation as they met with Soldiers, toured facilities and saw firsthand how budget cuts in previous years had affected readiness across the installation.

Major Gen. Andrew P. Poppas, commander of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell, answers questions during a press conference following a congressional delegation visit to post. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

Major Gen. Andrew P. Poppas, commander of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell, answers questions during a press conference following a congressional delegation visit to post. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

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