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APSU Baseball teams with Fort Campbell’s joins 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment for preseason prep

 

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APSU BaseballFort Campbell, KY – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball team opened its preseason preparation with a visit to Fort Campbell and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR) for team-building activities.

Austin Peay Baseball begins preseason preparation doing team building activities with Fort Campbell's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR). (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball begins preseason preparation doing team building activities with Fort Campbell’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR). (APSU Sports Information)

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Fort Campbell dentistry residents offer complete dentures for qualifying retirees and their family members

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – The Fort Campbell Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency Program is offering complete dentures for qualifying retirees and family members now.

The General Dentistry Residency Program is looking for complete denture patients (no teeth remaining in the upper or lower jaws). Military ID card holders, including retired or family members, are eligible to participate.

Fort Campbell’s Prosthodontists will consider if individuals are qualified for the purposes of residency training.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

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For the New Year, Give Blood to American Red Cross

 

American Red Cross

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross encourages people to help meet the urgent need for blood and platelets by resolving to give blood this January – National Blood Donor Month.

Donating blood or platelets is a way to make a lifesaving impact in the new year for patients like Judy Janssen, who was diagnosed with end-stage autoimmune liver disease in 2016. Janssen received frequent blood transfusions – sometimes multiple times a week – until she underwent a liver transplant last January.

Zachary Sterbens gives a Power Red donation at the Red Cross Salt Lake City Blood Donation Center. He received a blood transfusion as a baby and has been donating for 5 years. (Amanda Romney/American Red Cross)

Zachary Sterbens gives a Power Red donation at the Red Cross Salt Lake City Blood Donation Center. He received a blood transfusion as a baby and has been donating for 5 years. (Amanda Romney/American Red Cross)

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For Second Year, Millions Turn to American Red Cross for Help after Record Wildfires, Hurricanes and Devastating Weather

 

American Red Cross

American Red CrossClarksville, TN – In a second consecutive year of record-breaking disasters, millions of people from coast to coast turned to the American Red Cross for shelter, food and comfort.

This year, massive wildfires scorched more than 8.5 million acres—in California alone, residents have suffered back-to-back years of the most destructive wildfires in state history, with the Camp Fire being the most severe.

American Red Cross volunteers deliver meals to emergency workers and volunteers helping with debris clean-up in between storms. (Beth Ferguson/American Red Cross)

American Red Cross volunteers deliver meals to emergency workers and volunteers helping with debris clean-up in between storms. (Beth Ferguson/American Red Cross)

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As original Gander Memorial closes at Fort Campbell, plans for new site take shape

 

Written by Maria McClure
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Gander memorial – Task Force 3-502nd Memorial Park – sits on the peninsula between the post’s Screaming Eagle and Normandy boulevards.

It was established to honor the U.S. Army Soldiers and crew members who lost their lives in the December 12th, 1985, crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 at Gander, Newfoundland, Canada.

The flight was scheduled to bring 248 Soldiers – all of whom were attached or assigned to 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, “Strike and Kill,” 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division – home to Fort Campbell following a six-month peacekeeping mission to the Sinai Peninsula in the Middle East. There were no survivors.

The new Task Force 3-502nd Memorial site will feature two sugar maples standing on either side of the black granite monuments representing the commander and the command sergeant major of Task Force 3-502nd – Lt. Col. Marvin Jeffcoat and Command Sgt. Maj. Hasland O. Black. (Courtesy Graphic)

The new Task Force 3-502nd Memorial site will feature two sugar maples standing on either side of the black granite monuments representing the commander and the command sergeant major of Task Force 3-502nd – Lt. Col. Marvin Jeffcoat and Command Sgt. Maj. Hasland O. Black. (Courtesy Graphic)

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Fort Campbell Gander ceremony bittersweet as post readies for memorial relocation

 

Written by Maria McClure
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – U.S. Army Soldiers, Families, veterans and friends gathered December 12th, 2018, at the Task Force 3-502nd Memorial Park for one final remembrance ceremony.

“Today is a time to say goodbye. Today is the last day that the Gander remembrance will be conducted on this hallowed ground,” said U.S. Army Col. Joseph Escandon, commander of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), in the opening remarks of this speech. “We could be sad, but there is much to rejoice in for this is a time of renewal.”

The memorial is dedicated to 248 Soldiers – all of whom were attached or assigned to 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, “Strike and Kill,” 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and eight crewmembers, who died in when their flight crashed shortly after takeoff from Gander, Newfoundland, Canada.

Amy Gallo, a Gander widow, shakes hands with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldiers Wednesday, December 12th, 2018, following the final remembrance ceremony at Task Force 3-502nd Memorial Park at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Maria Rice McClure, Fort Campbell Courier/Fort Campbell Public Affairs)

Amy Gallo, a Gander widow, shakes hands with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldiers Wednesday, December 12th, 2018, following the final remembrance ceremony at Task Force 3-502nd Memorial Park at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Maria Rice McClure, Fort Campbell Courier/Fort Campbell Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Remembrance offers Gander survivors reconnection, healing

 

Written by Maria McClure
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Jeremy Rains remembers his father’s love of flying. He remembers he was tall, so tall he was almost too tall to become a helicopter pilot for the U.S. Army.

“He was a big guy, everybody called him a gentle giant,” Rains said. “He was 6-4 and if you look at pictures he is always the tallest guy. I just remember him as a larger than life personality.”

U.S. Army Capt. Terry L. Rains died December 12th, 1985, in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 that also killed 247 of his fellow Soldiers and eight crewmembers.

Jeremy Rains was 9 years old.

Jeremy Rains (left) speaks with Frank Moore Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, during a reception at the Brig. Gen. Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The reception was part of the final remembrance ceremony at Task Force 3-502nd Memorial Park. (Maria Rice McClure, Fort Campbell Courier/Fort Campbell Public Affairs)

Jeremy Rains (left) speaks with Frank Moore Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, during a reception at the Brig. Gen. Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The reception was part of the final remembrance ceremony at Task Force 3-502nd Memorial Park. (Maria Rice McClure, Fort Campbell Courier/Fort Campbell Public Affairs)

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Wreaths Across America Volunteers hang 101 wreaths at Fort Campbell’s main gate

 

Written by Mari-Alice Jasper
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – U.S. Army Soldiers, veterans, community members and Fort Campbell leadership gathered Saturday, December 15th, 2018, at 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Headquarters to honor the fallen during a Wreaths Across America ceremony.

Fort Campbell hosted the event that was part of the Clarksville Sunrise Rotary club’s participation in the worldwide wreath-laying effort. This year, more than 2 million volunteers visited about 1,400 locations around the globe to place wreaths.

Wreaths Across America is a nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

Kim Fields, Wreaths Across America volunteer, holds her 3-year-old grandson, Austin, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, as he straightens the velvet red bow on a wreath honoring fallen service members during a Wreaths Across America ceremony on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. More than 50 volunteers worked together to hang 101 wreaths along the fence inside T.C. Freeman Gate, Fort Campbell’s main gate, to honor fallen service members. (Mari-Alice Jasper, Fort Campbell Courier)

Kim Fields, Wreaths Across America volunteer, holds her 3-year-old grandson, Austin, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, as he straightens the velvet red bow on a wreath honoring fallen service members during a Wreaths Across America ceremony on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. More than 50 volunteers worked together to hang 101 wreaths along the fence inside T.C. Freeman Gate, Fort Campbell’s main gate, to honor fallen service members. (Mari-Alice Jasper, Fort Campbell Courier)

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101st Airborne Division Chaplains provide quality of life support

 

Written by Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – An Army chaplain’s primary mission is to provide spiritual support and guarantee free religious expression in the military.

However, chaplains also offer a variety of quality of life counseling to Soldiers and their Families including relationship building, premarital and marriage counseling, ethics training, financial management and suicide prevention.

Sergeant Alonzo Johnson, religious affairs specialist, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division sought out his chaplain’s counsel before he and his wife were married.

Chaplain Lt. Col. Sean Wead, acting division chaplain, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) counsels a Soldier Dec. 12, at the Installation Chaplain’s Office on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The chaplaincy offers many types of religious and non-religious support to soldiers and their families to help enrich their quality of life. (Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Chaplain Lt. Col. Sean Wead, acting division chaplain, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) counsels a Soldier Dec. 12, at the Installation Chaplain’s Office on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The chaplaincy offers many types of religious and non-religious support to soldiers and their families to help enrich their quality of life. (Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division commanding general Major General Andrew P. Poppas Holiday Message

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – 101st Airborne Division commanding general Major General Andrew P. Poppas said, “Reflecting this Christmas on the past two weeks, I was humbled to receive the Ghazi Mir Bacha Khan High State Medal from Afghan President Ashraf Ghani alongside U.S. Embassy Kabul Ambassador John Bass and US Forces Afghanistan and Resolute Support Mission commander General Austin “Scott” Miller”

“These gentlemen work tirelessly to ensure America and the other nations who contribute to the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan can enjoy a holiday without the worry of terrorism, and to seek a peaceful solution to the conflict.”

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