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“Bandits” honor fallen Soldier at Fort Campbell

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – In an intimate ceremony, the “Bandit” squadron honored one of their fallen and presented his family with the Ohio Medal of Distinction award on Bastogne Field May 13th, 2016.

The Martin family accepted the award on behalf of Staff Sgt. Jonathon Martin, a native of Bellevue, Ohio, who served with the squadron from 2005 until November 2007.

Family and friends pause during an award ceremony May 13, 2016 at Bastogne Field, to reflect on the actions and selfless service of Staff Sgt. Jonathon Martin, who was killed in action November 2007 while serving with 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). His family was presented the Ohio Military Medal of Distinction by the command team of the “Bandit” Squadron. (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Family and friends pause during an award ceremony May 13, 2016 at Bastogne Field, to reflect on the actions and selfless service of Staff Sgt. Jonathon Martin, who was killed in action November 2007 while serving with 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). His family was presented the Ohio Military Medal of Distinction by the command team of the “Bandit” Squadron. (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment Welcomes Veterans to Fort Campbell

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Jesse Anderla
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – “How do you recognize those that don’t get to pick up a rifle anymore or possibly never did, yet still want to be a part of the team?” said 1st Bn. 506th Inf. Regt. Battalion Commander, Lt. Col. Buddy Ferris. “This ceremony is a great opportunity to do that.”

The annual event gives veterans an opportunity to come back to Fort Campbell, rekindle friendships and talk about their shared experiences with the regiment.

“The veterans have told me that something was missing in their life,” said Ferris, “It’s usually that shared set of friendships and experiences they had from when they were younger.”

Alfred May places a wreath by the Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) memorial to honor his fallen brothers-in-arms during his time in Vietnam on May 13, 2016. May, who attended the 1st Bn. 506th Inf Regt. Distinguished and Honorary Member of the Regiment induction ceremony, was one of the original members that helped to create the first memorial in Camp Evans, Vietnam in 1971 and the recreated memorial that stands in Fort Campbell today. (Staff Sgt. Jesse Anderla, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Alfred May places a wreath by the Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) memorial to honor his fallen brothers-in-arms during his time in Vietnam on May 13, 2016. May, who attended the 1st Bn. 506th Inf Regt. Distinguished and Honorary Member of the Regiment induction ceremony, was one of the original members that helped to create the first memorial in Camp Evans, Vietnam in 1971 and the recreated memorial that stands in Fort Campbell today. (Staff Sgt. Jesse Anderla, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s Lifeliner NCOs inducted into NCO Corps

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – “As you walk through those arches know that this is your starting point as an NCO,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Michael J. Perry, senior enlisted advisor for the 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

Soldiers from 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde. hosted the brigade Noncommissioned Officer Induction Ceremony at Wilson Theater on Fort Campbell, KY, May 18th.

Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Graham Jr., command sergeant major for 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), swears in the newly inducted noncommissioned officers to the NCO corps during the NCO Induction Ceremony at Wilson Theater on Fort Campbell, Ky., May 18, 2016. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Graham Jr., command sergeant major for 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), swears in the newly inducted noncommissioned officers to the NCO corps during the NCO Induction Ceremony at Wilson Theater on Fort Campbell, Ky., May 18, 2016. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to observe Memorial Day

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – In honor of the national observance of Memorial Day, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) personnel will observe the federal holiday Monday, May 30th.

All clinics and pharmacies will be closed. Hospital staff members will continue to provide acute and emergency medical care 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the Emergency Department and inpatient services.

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Clarksville Police participate in 716th MP Battalion Summer Safety Day

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On May 6th, 2016, Clarksville Police Traffic Unit Officers were invited to participate in the 716th MP Battalion Summer Safety Day.

The battalion and their families trained on many topics including Motorcycle Safety, Impaired Driving, Distracted driving, Occupant protection, and Speed awareness. With this event, Fort Campbell is implementing a proactive way of creating a culture of safety, and CPD were excited to be a part of it.

716th MP Battalion Summer Safety Day

716th MP Battalion Summer Safety Day

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101st Airborne Division releases name of Soldier Killed during Training Exercise at Fort Polk

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldier died May 10th, 2016 from injuries sustained during a live-fire training exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, LA.

Pfc. Victor J. Stanfill, an infantryman with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, “Rakkasans,” 19, was pronounced dead at approximately 11:08am at Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital on Fort Polk.

A native of Fulton, MD, Stanfill enlisted into the U.S. Army September 22nd, 2015, completing one-station unit training at Fort Benning, GA, as an infantryman. After graduating from training, he was assigned as an infantryman in Co. A, 2nd Bn., 506th Inf. Regt., in January 2016.

Fort Campbell Soldier passed away from injuries sustained during training exercise at Fort Polk, May 10th.

Fort Campbell Soldier passed away from injuries sustained during training exercise at Fort Polk, May 10th.

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101st Airborne Division Soldier dies from injuries sustained during training exercise at Fort Polk

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldier died May 10th from injuries sustained during a live-fire training exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, LA.

Soldiers and Department of Emergency Services personnel responded immediately to the incident, where the Soldier was transported to Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital on Fort Polk where he was later pronounced deceased.

The incident is currently under investigation and the name of the Soldier is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Fort Campbell Soldier passes away from injuries sustained during training exercise at Fort Polk.

Fort Campbell Soldier passes away from injuries sustained during training exercise at Fort Polk.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Tornado Warning

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service in Nashville has issued a Tornado Warning for Northern Montgomery County in Middle Tennessee until 8:30pm CDT.

At 8:01pm CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Fort Campbell Kentucky north, moving east at 35 mph.

Tornado watch 162 is in effect until 11:00pm CDT for the following locations Tennessee. Tennessee counties included are Benton County, Carroll County, Cheatham County, Clay County, Davidson County, and Dickson County.

Tornado Warning has been issued for Montgomery County

Tornado Warning has been issued for Montgomery County

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Fort Campbell’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike” cases colors in preparation for deployment to Iraq

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Sierra A. Melendez
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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

Fort Campbell, KY – The ceremony marks the 4th time the storied brigade cased its’ colors in preparation for a deployment to Iraq; the 7th overall in support of the Global War on Terror.

Little remains known about Strike’s impending mission, however, their focal point will be advising and assisting Iraqi counterparts against insurgents.

The Strike brigade will join the Screaming Eagle’s headquarters, who deployed to the region a few short weeks ago. Units within Strike will be deployed throughout several locations in both Iraq and Kuwait.

Guidon bearers stand with the American flag and the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division unit colors during a traditional colors of the casing ceremony at ‘Hangar 3’, Apr. 27, 2016. This the fourth time the unit cases its colors for a deployment to Iraq. (Spc. Andres Alegria, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault))

Guidon bearers stand with the American flag and the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division unit colors during a traditional colors of the casing ceremony at ‘Hangar 3’, Apr. 27, 2016. This the fourth time the unit cases its colors for a deployment to Iraq. (Spc. Andres Alegria, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault))

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101st Airborne Blue Spaders gain ‘G.I. Janes’

 

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

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

Fort Campbell, KY – As part of the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division’s ‘GI Jane day’ conducted here on April 21st, wives of the Blue Spaders were able to participate in a variety of different events throughout the day.

The ladies started their day at the Sabalauski Air Assault School, conquering the 40 foot rappel tower. Instructed by cadre from the school, spouses were walked taught on how to tie a swiss rappel seat and proper rappelling techniques.

Spouses of Soldiers in 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division are coached by their husbands on M4 rifle skills here, April 21, 2016. (1st Lt. Daniel I. Johnson, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) UPAR)

Spouses of Soldiers in 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division are coached by their husbands on M4 rifle skills here, April 21, 2016. (1st Lt. Daniel I. Johnson, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) UPAR)

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