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Enjoy New Year’s Eve at Fort Campbell’s Hooper Bowling Center

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – Plan now to join MWR at Hooper Bowling Center for a Family friendly New Year’s Eve Party.

On December 31st, starting at 8:00pm and ending at 1:00am, Hooper will be ringing in 2015 with bowling, pizza, party favors and sparkling cider.

Your group of up to eight will enjoy unlimited bowling, shoe rental, one large one-topping pizza, a pitcher of soda, party favors, sparkling cider for a New Year’s toast to ring in the New Year and loads of fun!

Enjoy New Year's Eve at Fort Campbell's Hooper Bowling Center

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NASA’s Super Guppy lands, refuels at Fort Campbell Army Airfield

 

Written by Megan Locke Simpson
Fort Campbell Courier staff

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Super Guppy landed at Fort Campbell Army Airfield, December 11th, to refuel on a cross-country mission.

The mission of the crew aboard the NASA aircraft was to transport a 30-foot, 10,000-pound composite, multi-bay box from Long Beach, California, to Langley Research Center in Virginia. Along for the ride was the “Mighty Planes” television crew, filming an entire episode on the aircraft set to air in 2016.

NASA’s Super Guppy looks much like its name and is an oversized cargo aircraft. A successor to the Pregnant Guppy, only a handful of such planes have been built since its introduction in the 1960s.

NASA Super Guppy crew member James Isley, performs routine maintenance checks while the plane refueled at Fort Campbell, Dec. 11th. A crew from the television show “Mighty Planes” flew aboard the Super Guppy on its mission from Long Beach, CA, to Langley Research Center in Virginia, to film an hourlong episode on the unique cargo plane. (Megan Locke Simpson | Fort Campbell Courier)

NASA Super Guppy crew member James Isley, performs routine maintenance checks while the plane refueled at Fort Campbell, Dec. 11th. A crew from the television show “Mighty Planes” flew aboard the Super Guppy on its mission from Long Beach, CA, to Langley Research Center in Virginia, to film an hourlong episode on the unique cargo plane. (Megan Locke Simpson | Fort Campbell Courier)

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Fort Campbell’s MWR to hold FREE New Year’s Eve Party at The Zone

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – Join MWR at The Zone for a rocking New Year’s Eve Party on December 31st from 5:00pm to 12:30am. Enjoy free entry, free games, and prizes every hour with the grand prize at midnight. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from The Zone.

Thank you to our great sponsors for making this event possible! Premier sponsors: USAA, University of Phoenix – Military Division, and Mathews Nissan. Sponsorship does not imply Army endorsement. See AR 215-1, para. 11-8d. «Read the rest of this article»

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5th Special Forces Group “Legion”, 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne” conduct TOW missile training at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Justin Moeller
5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs Office

5th Special Forces GroupBastogneFort Campbell, KY – Green Berets with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) teamed up with Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), to conduct TOW missile training December 9th, 2014, in an effort to familiarize themselves with the weapon system.

“The TOW (Tube-launched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided) weapon system is a crew-portable, heavy antitank weapon,” said a Green Beret team sergeant with Company B, 3rd Battalion, 5th SFG (A). “It consists of a launcher and guided missile designed to complement shoulder-fired weapons.”

A special forces weapons sergeant with 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), fires a BGM-71 Tube-launched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided, or TOW, missile, during a partnered training exercise with Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team "Bastogne," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Dec. 9, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper, 5th SFG(A) Public Affairs)

A special forces weapons sergeant with 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), fires a BGM-71 Tube-launched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided, or TOW, missile, during a partnered training exercise with Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Dec. 9, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper, 5th SFG(A) Public Affairs)

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Spend New Year’s Day at Fort Campbell MWR’s The Zone

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – Join MWR at The Zone to welcome the new year with free game play, a sampling of black eyed peas for luck and greens for money!

You have a chance to win one out of five $25.00 gift cards with a food or beverage purchase of $5.00 or more. The Zone will be open from 11:00am to 11:00pm (regular hours) on New Year’s Day.

Thank you to our great sponsors for making this event possible! Premier sponsors: Fort Campbell Federal Credit Union and Mathews Nissan. Sponsorship does not imply Army endorsement. See AR 215-1, para. 11-8d.

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Fort Campbell’s 86th Damage Control Resuscitation Team provides essential medical support to Operation United Assistance

 

Written by Sgt. Dani Salvatore
27th Public Affairs Detachment

United States Africa CommandMonrovia, Liberia – Medical emergencies: something no one likes to think about but that everyone needs to prepare for. Troops deployed in West Africa are often in remote areas of operation, and accidents, injuries, and illness are always a possibility. Fortunately, the Army can address critical health concerns in theatre.

The 86th Damage Control Resuscitation Team, 86th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, is a one-of-a-kind medical team operating in the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance Field Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, capable of facilitating life-saving interventions and surgeries to personnel, specifically designed for missions like Operation United Assistance.

Capt. Melanie Bowman, a Camden, Tenn., native and officer in charge for the 86th Damage Control Resuscitation Team, 86th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Campbell, Ky., prepares medical supplies at the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance Field Hospital, Dec. 16, 2014. The field hospital has the equipment and personnel to address any immediate medical emergency in theater. (Sgt. Dani Salvatore, 27th Public Affairs Detachment)

Capt. Melanie Bowman, a Camden, Tenn., native and officer in charge for the 86th Damage Control Resuscitation Team, 86th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Campbell, Ky., prepares medical supplies at the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance Field Hospital, Dec. 16, 2014. The field hospital has the equipment and personnel to address any immediate medical emergency in theater. (Sgt. Dani Salvatore, 27th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Fort Campbell Soldiers lost at Gander remembered around the world

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Many gathered Friday to remember the 248 Soldiers – noncommissioned officers and officers from units across this division, the majority from 3rd Battalion of the 502nd Infantry Regiment – who lost their lives December 12th, 1985, in a plane crash at Gander, Newfoundland. The troops were returning home from a six-month peacekeeping mission in Sinai, Egypt, as part of the Multinational Force and Observers.

This year marks the 29th anniversary of that heartbreaking winter day. There were several memorial ceremonies Friday, not only at Fort Campbell, but across the world.

Col. Peter N. Benchoff and Command Sgt. Maj. John Brady pay tribute, to the 248 Soldiers who lost their lives in a plane crash in Gander, Newfoundland at the 29th Gander Memorial Ceremony. Twenty nine years  ago  this  morning,  Arrow  Airlines  flight  1285  took  off  from  Gander  Newfoundland  in  Canada  with  eight  crew  members  and  248  Soldiers,  noncommissioned officers,  and  officers  from  units  across  this  division,  the  majority  from  3rd  Battalion  of  the  502nd  Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. The flight crashed  immediately following takeoff and  there  were  no  survivors. The soldiers were returning home from a peace keeping mission in Sinai, Egypt.  Strike Soldiers and Screaming Eagle families gather yearly in remembrance. (Sgt. 1st Class Eric Abendroth/U.S. Army)

Col. Peter N. Benchoff and Command Sgt. Maj. John Brady pay tribute, to the 248 Soldiers who lost their lives in a plane crash in Gander, Newfoundland at the 29th Gander Memorial Ceremony. Twenty nine years ago this morning, Arrow Airlines flight 1285 took off from Gander Newfoundland in Canada with eight crew members and 248 Soldiers, noncommissioned officers, and officers from units across this division, the majority from 3rd Battalion of the 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. The flight crashed immediately following takeoff and there were no survivors. The soldiers were returning home from a peace keeping mission in Sinai, Egypt. Strike Soldiers and Screaming Eagle families gather yearly in remembrance. (Sgt. 1st Class Eric Abendroth/U.S. Army)

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Fort Campbell Army Community Service Offers Monthly Coupon Social

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – You’ve heard about it, seen television shows about it, read articles about it, all the cool kids are doing it – and you want to do it too! Couponing!

You want to be a savvy shopper and save money but you’re not sure how to get started or maybe you’d just like to talk to other couponers. Army Community Service (ACS) Financial Readiness Program (FRP) has a free Coupon Social which meets every month. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) announces holiday schedule

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – In honor of Christmas and New Year’s Day, Blanchfield Army  Community Hospital (BACH) personnel will observe the federal holidays December 25th  and 26th, as well as January 1st.

All Soldier and Patient-Centered Homes (primary care services) are scheduled to operate on a normal schedule Friday, January 2nd.

BACH pharmacies will operate on a Day of No Scheduled Activities January 2nd. The main pharmacy within the hospital will be open from 8:00am to 4:00pm and the Town Center Pharmacy will be open from 8:00am to 5:00pm. The Town Center Pharmacy will operate normal Saturday hours December 27th and January 3rd from 8:00am to 4:00pm, the Saturday after Christmas and New Year’s. «Read the rest of this article»

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101st Airborne Division Soldier’s Daughter Helps People in Need

 

Written by Michele Vowell
Fort Campbell Courier

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – For Lilly Bradley, the thought of children not having presents to open on Christmas morning was a sad reality that she wanted to change for at least a few youngsters.

The 6-year-old daughter of Erin and Army Spc. Adam Bradley gave 100 underprivileged children across the globe a gift to open December 25th. Her father is assigned to 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division.

Lilly Bradley, 6, shows her mother where the top of her head reaches on a tower of Operation Christmas Child boxes stacked at the Liberty Chapel on Fort Campbell, Ky., Nov. 21, 2014. Lilly donated 100 boxes filled with school supplies and other gifts to ensure 100 less-fortunate children around the world have a present to open on Christmas morning. Lilly is the daughter of Erin and Army Spc. Adam Bradley, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. (Michele Vowell/ U.S. Army)

Lilly Bradley, 6, shows her mother where the top of her head reaches on a tower of Operation Christmas Child boxes stacked at the Liberty Chapel on Fort Campbell, Ky., Nov. 21, 2014. Lilly donated 100 boxes filled with school supplies and other gifts to ensure 100 less-fortunate children around the world have a present to open on Christmas morning. Lilly is the daughter of Erin and Army Spc. Adam Bradley, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. (Michele Vowell/ U.S. Army)

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