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Fort Campbell Soldiers and Families attend Earth Day 2016

 

Campbell CrossingFort Campbell, KY – Campbell Crossing’s 2016 Earth Day event was a huge success over the weekend. Fort Campbell Soldiers and family members came out for an afternoon full of exciting games and activities including fun crafts, face painting, educational booths, food from Whitt’s BBQ and more.

Although the event was planned to be outdoors, the rain did not keep residents away. The event held at the Family Resource Center, kicked off with the National Anthem, the Fort Campbell Troop 101 Boy Scouts presenting the Colors, and the Department of Environment-Forestry presenting the Tree City Award to Garrison Commander Col. James R. Salome.

The Department of Environment-Forestry presented the Tree City Award to Garrison Commander Col. James R. Salome.

The Department of Environment-Forestry presented the Tree City Award to Garrison Commander Col. James R. Salome.

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MP follows family tradition of service at Fort Campbell

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – The military lifestyle is nothing new to Matthew Lassitter, also known as Cpl. Lassitter, a military police specialist with 218th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion. In 2012 he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps, and he enlisted in the U.S. Army. So, when it came time to re-enlist he didn’t hesitate to ask his father to do the honors.

Col. Doyle Lassitter accepted his son’s request and the ceremony was conducted at the 716th MP Bn. motor pool on Fort Campbell, KY, April 18th.

Col. Doyle Lassitter, commander for Distribution Management Center, Army Sustainment Command, stands in front of the United States flag along with his son, Cpl. Matthew Lassitter, as he re-enlists his son for four more years in the U.S. Army on Fort Campbell, Ky., April 18, 2016. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

Col. Doyle Lassitter, commander for Distribution Management Center, Army Sustainment Command, stands in front of the United States flag along with his son, Cpl. Matthew Lassitter, as he re-enlists his son for four more years in the U.S. Army on Fort Campbell, Ky., April 18, 2016. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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Tennessee Titans announce Academy Sports + Outdoors Titans Caravan to stop in Clarksville, May 2nd

 

Tennessee Titans release schedule for Academy Sports + Outdoors Titans Caravan

16 players highlight the team’s tour through the Mid-South which starts on April 30th

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans have announced the complete itinerary for the Academy Sports + Outdoors Titans Caravan, a regional series of free, public autograph signings. The Caravan will make 20 total stops in Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama and Mississippi from April 30th through May 7th.

Academy Sports + Outdoors Titans Caravan public stops are free events that allow fans to meet players, T-Rac and the “Voice of the Titans” Mike Keith. Posters are provided at no cost to all Caravan attendees for autographs, and photos are encouraged. Public stops generally last one hour.

Tennessee Titans' Jurrell Casey, Justin Hunter, and Harry Douglas with Academy Sports + Outdoors representatives at Titans Caravan schedule announcement. (Tennessee Titans)

Tennessee Titans’ Jurrell Casey, Justin Hunter, and Harry Douglas with Academy Sports + Outdoors representatives at Titans Caravan schedule announcement. (Tennessee Titans)

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Fort Campbell to host Drug Take Back event

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Spring is in the air, and that means time for spring cleaning – your medicine cabinet.

Members of the Fort Campbell community are encouraged to dispose of expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs from 10:00am to 2:00pm Saturday, April 30th, inside the Fort Campbell Main Post Exchange mall.

The semi-annual Drug Take Back Day is a collaborative effort by Fort Campbell Military Police, Army Substance Abuse Program, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Pharmacy, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Fort Campbell to host Drug Take Back event April 30th inside the Fort Campbell Main Post Exchange mall.

Fort Campbell to host Drug Take Back event April 30th inside the Fort Campbell Main Post Exchange mall.

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101st Airborne Division’s Wedge Battalion conducts field training exercise 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 of 129 Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted a Battalion level field training exercise, Operation Eagle Hammer, on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, from April 4th-13th.

The Soldiers of 129 CSSB went through situational training exercise lanes, convoy live fires, and company field training exercises in order to prepare for Operation Eagle Hammer.

Within the first days of the exercise each company was given a designated area. Soldiers then had to set up their perimeter defense in order to defend their company’s area from enemy forces.

A CH-47 Chinook helicopter transports a Humvee after the sling load team from 227th Quartermaster Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), attached the vehicle to the aircraft during battalion’s field training exercise on Fort Campbell, Ky., April 12, 2016. (U.S. Army Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

A CH-47 Chinook helicopter transports a Humvee after the sling load team from 227th Quartermaster Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), attached the vehicle to the aircraft during battalion’s field training exercise on Fort Campbell, Ky., April 12, 2016. (U.S. Army Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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U.S. Army Health of Force report wake up call for improving readiness

 

Written by David Vergun
Defense Media Activity – Army

U.S. ArmyWashington, D.C. – Obesity and overweight metrics, along with health indicators like tobacco use, injuries, substance abuse and the Performance Triad were among the topics at a conference last week discussing the inaugural “Health of the Force” report.

The HOF report, released at the end of 2015, provides Army leaders, including installation commanders, a starting point regarding where best to invest resources to help Soldiers lead healthier lives, and consequently, improve combat readiness, said Col. Deydre Teyhen, assistant deputy chief of staff, Army Public Health Center.

That report, she said during a media roundtable conducted from the Office of the Army Surgeon General in Falls Church, Virginia, March 16th, is similar to, but much more comprehensive than “The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America” report, issued by the non-profit Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2014.

The Health of the Force report provides Army leaders, including installation commanders, a starting point regarding where best to invest resources to help Soldiers lead healthier lives, and consequently, improve combat readiness, said Col. Deydre Teyhen, assistant deputy chief of staff, Army Public Health Center. (David Vergun, Defense Media Activity - Army)

The Health of the Force report provides Army leaders, including installation commanders, a starting point regarding where best to invest resources to help Soldiers lead healthier lives, and consequently, improve combat readiness, said Col. Deydre Teyhen, assistant deputy chief of staff, Army Public Health Center. (David Vergun, Defense Media Activity – Army)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bulldog” tackles Peason Ridge at JRTC

 

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

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Fort Polk, LA – To kick off training, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team Soldiers convoyed to the Peason Ridge training area for a battalion level live fire April 10th, 2016.

“We did great collective training at the squad, platoon and company level [on Fort Campbell], and we were able to facilitate a battalion field training exercise, but truly a culminating maneuver live fire like this was unique because of the facilities given here at JRTC,” said Lt. Col. Eric Beaty, “Bulldog” commander. “The JRTC live fires are great because of the feedback and realism that you get as you go through the scenario.”

1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldiers fire and maneuver to their object during a battalion live fire at the Peason Ridge training area April 10, 2016. (Operations Group Public Affairs)

1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldiers fire and maneuver to their object during a battalion live fire at the Peason Ridge training area April 10, 2016. (Operations Group Public Affairs)

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Austin Peay State University announces APSU Governors Stadium to be renamed Fortera Stadium

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s historic Governors Stadium will soon don a new name through a partnership with Fortera Credit Union. The 25-year, $2.5 million agreement will see the home of APSU football be renamed Fortera Stadium.

Crews will begin work to install signage reflecting its new identity in the days to come as the University and Fortera prepare to celebrate a new era.  A celebration will take place Saturday, April 23rd at the home entrance of the stadium, following the final day of spring football practice. The event is free and open to the public.

APSU Governors Stadium to become Fortera Stadium. (APSU Sports Information)

APSU Governors Stadium to become Fortera Stadium. (APSU Sports Information)

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Fort Campbell’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike” inducts new members into the regiment

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – The inductees were Honorary Colonel of the Regiment, Col. (R) Theodore Purdom and Honorary Sergeant Major of the Regiment Master Sgt. (R) Alonzo Rollins.

The Distinguished Members inductees were Command Sgt. Maj. John A. Brady, Maj. Michael Haith, Wayne Dugger, Jorge Otero and J.R. Martinez.

The regiment’s Honorary Members were Sgt. 1st Class Bryan K. Hardy, Darlene Castillo, Kelli Caldwell, and Paul McConville.

Col. Brett G. Sylvia, commander of Strike brigade, began the ceremony by recognizing the contributions of each individual.

The newest members of the 502nd Infantry Regiment are all smiles during an induction ceremony, here, March 24, 2016. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

The newest members of the 502nd Infantry Regiment are all smiles during an induction ceremony, here, March 24, 2016. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade conquers Live Fire Exercise

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – “Contact, Contact!! Enemy to your twelve, enemy to your twelve!”” is heard by the Soldiers of the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), as the smell of ammunition engulfs the air surrounding Sustain Base on Fort Campbell, KY.

The 101st Special Troops Battalion conducted a Perimeter Defense Live-Fire (PDLFX), from March 29th-31st, to refocus the battalion’s ability to execute their field craft and deploy rapidly and expeditiously.

A Soldier from the 101st Financial Management Support Unit, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), calmly watches his sector during the battalions defense live fire exercise on Fort Campbell, Ky., March 31, 2016. (U.S. Army Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

A Soldier from the 101st Financial Management Support Unit, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), calmly watches his sector during the battalions defense live fire exercise on Fort Campbell, Ky., March 31, 2016. (U.S. Army Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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