Topic: Fort Campbell KY
Written by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen
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.
Written by Staff Sgt. Jesse Anderla
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.”
Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
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.
Fort 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.
Clarksville, 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.
Fort 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, 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.
Nashville, 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.
Written by Staff Sgt. Sierra A. Melendez
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.
Written by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson
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.
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