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5th Special Forces Group’s 4th Battalion changes command at Fort Campbell

 

5th Special Forces GroupFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers, families and friends with the 4th Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), also known as “Legion,” welcomed their new commander July 17th, 2014.

During a ceremony held here at Gabriel Field, Lt. Col. Joseph Lock relinquished command of the 4th Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) to Lt. Col. Michael Harris.

“I characterize this day as bittersweet, because we’re saying goodbye to the Locks, who are a true Legion power family,” said Col. John W. Brennan, commander of the 5th SFG (A). “It is also sweet today, because we welcome Mike [Lt. Col. Harris] and Bren [spouse of Lt. Col. Harris] into the Legion fold for the very first time.”

Col. John W. Brennan (right), commander of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), receives the 4th Battalion colors from Lt. Col. Joseph Lock, outgoing commander of 4th Bn., 5th SFG(A), during a change of command ceremony held July 17, 2014, here at Gabriel field. (Sgt. Justin A. Moeller/U.S. Army)

Col. John W. Brennan (right), commander of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), receives the 4th Battalion colors from Lt. Col. Joseph Lock, outgoing commander of 4th Bn., 5th SFG(A), during a change of command ceremony held July 17, 2014, here at Gabriel field. (Sgt. Justin A. Moeller/U.S. Army)

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DOD Identifies Fort Campbell Units for Upcoming Afghanistan Rotation

 

United States Department of Defense - DoDWashington, DC – The Department of Defense today identified three units to deploy as part of the upcoming rotation of forces operating in Afghanistan.

The scheduled rotation involves elements of one infantry brigade combat team (IBCT) with roughly 1,000 personnel (1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division); elements of one infantry brigade combat team with roughly 900 personnel (3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division); and elements of one combat aviation brigade with roughly 1,725 personnel (82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division) to rotate in fall 2014 in support of the combatant commander’s mission requirements. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade tackles Sabalauski Air Assault Obstacle Course

 

Video by Staff Sgt. Peter Sinclair
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with the 101st Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), negotiate the The Sabalauski Air Assault School obstacle course to hone their agility, strength and Air Assault skills and to assist non-air assault qualified Soldiers with their confidence prior to going through Fort Campbell’s Air Assault qualification course.

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Traveling wounded warrior band empowers Soldiers through music at Fort Campbell Soldier and Family Assistance Center

 

Written by Megan Broadnax
APSU Intern

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – The Warrior Spirit Band, a group of four musicians who have been wounded in combat, recently performed at the Fort Campbell Soldier and Family Assistance Center within the Warrior Transition Battalion Complex.

As a combat wounded warrior band visiting Warrior Transition Units across the United States, they work to fulfill a specific mission.

The Warrior Spirit Band, a band consisting of combat wounded veterans, performed for wounded, injured and ill Soldiers in the Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Campbell, KY July 15, 2014 to empower Soldiers through music and give them a chance to share their stories. (Laura Boyd)

The Warrior Spirit Band, a band consisting of combat wounded veterans, performed for wounded, injured and ill Soldiers in the Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Campbell, KY July 15, 2014 to empower Soldiers through music and give them a chance to share their stories. (Laura Boyd)

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Fort Campbell MWR to hold Hocus Pocus Magic Show at D.W. Recreation July 27th, 2014

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWR2014 Hocus Pocus Magic ShowFort Campbell, KY – Join Family and MWR and “Experience the Magic” of master magician, Russ Nowack, as he performs amazing magic tricks with silks, ropes, rings, cards, appearing and disappearing objects and more!

This is a high energy show filled with comedy, magic and surprises that the entire Family can enjoy.

Magician Russ Nowack astounds a young girl with one of his magic tricks

Magician Russ Nowack astounds a young girl with one of his magic tricks

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Instant Peay Play: Austin Peay State University and a second chance for memories

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – This week will be a little off script for this installment of Instant Peay Play, as this will be more of a personal dealing the Austin Peay and the athletic department.

As most you who know me, I’m into sports – have been all my life, as a player, coach, umpire, scorekeeper, etc.

Well this week past week my father passed away, a little short of four years after my mother passed.

APSU Lady Govs Softball.

APSU Lady Govs Softball.

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Fort Campbell’s 2nd Annual Functional Fitness Challenge

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – The Screaming Eagle community came together today at the historic 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Parade Field on Fort Campbell, KY, to participate in the 2nd Annual Functional Fitness Challenge, which was one of the Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour (ECFT) 2014 events.

Exactly 101 registered competitors came out in the early, drizzly morning to take-on the nine events in the circuit training focused course.

Participants in the 2014 Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour Functional Fitness Challenge sprint from the Single Arm Dumb Bell Push Press station to the next challenge July 19, at Fort Campbell. (Leejay Lockhart)

Participants in the 2014 Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour Functional Fitness Challenge sprint from the Single Arm Dumb Bell Push Press station to the next challenge July 19, at Fort Campbell. (Leejay Lockhart)

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Fort Campbell Abandoned Vehicle and MWR Equipment Open Bid Auction

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – Air Assault Auto will hold an Abandoned Vehicle & MWR Equipment Open Bid Auction on August 16th at the lot located on the corner of 5300 Airborne Street & Tennessee Avenue. Registration begins at 8:00am and the auction starts at 9:00am.

Everyone must have cash or a credit card and be at least 18 years of age to receive a paddle for bidding and to place a bid. No one under the age of 12 will be allowed to attend. Please do not bring babies, toddlers, strollers, carriers, and pets. There will be no exceptions to these policies.

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Fort Campbell Outdoor Recreation Adventure Programs to offer Rough and Tough Hiking Tour

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – Do you love to be outside? If the answer is yes, then you should join Outdoor Recreation Adventure Programs for the Rough & Tough Hiking Tour.

The Rough & Tough Hiking Tour is a series of hikes designed to get adventurous souls out into some of the most wild and beautiful country in the area.

Outdoor Recreation staff will be leading these long strenuous hikes over rough terrain into remote areas where you will see old-growth trees, waterfalls, caves, cliffs, vistas, and wilderness.

2014 Rough & Tough Hiking Tour

2014 Rough & Tough Hiking Tour

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5th Special Forces Group “Legion” dedicates building at Fort Campbell to Medal of Honor recipient Drew Dix

 

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

5th Special ForcesFort Campbell, KY – Awarded for personal acts of valor, above and beyond the call of duty, the highest award a Soldier can earn during combat is the Medal of Honor.

Retired U.S. Army Maj. Drew D. Dix, native of Pueblo, CO, was awarded the Medal of Honor from President Lyndon B. Johnson on January 19th, 1969, for repeatedly leading a 20-man force of local fighters in to Chau Phu, Vietnam, multiple times, driving out the Viet Cong resulting in 14 confirmed Viet Cong Killed in action and a potential 25 more, the rescue of 14 United States and free world civilians, and capturing 20 enemy combatants, including a high ranking Viet Cong official, during the early days of the Tet Offensive.

(L to R) Col. John W. Brennan, commander of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), retired Maj. Drew Dix, Medal of Honor recipient and former member of the 5th SFG(A), Lt. Col. Joseph Lock, commander of 4th Battalion, 5th SFG(A) and Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stand in front of the plaque dedicating the 4th Bn. special operations complex to Dix, after a ceremony held here July 11, 2014. (Sgt. Justin A. Moeller)

(L to R) Col. John W. Brennan, commander of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), retired Maj. Drew Dix, Medal of Honor recipient and former member of the 5th SFG(A), Lt. Col. Joseph Lock, commander of 4th Battalion, 5th SFG(A) and Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stand in front of the plaque dedicating the 4th Bn. special operations complex to Dix, after a ceremony held here July 11, 2014. (Sgt. Justin A. Moeller)

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