Topic: Fort Campbell
Montgomery County, TN – As Bi-County Solid Waste Management works to get additional landfill airspace permitted, it seems like a good time to educate the community on its operations
Bi-County landfill is currently undergoing some challenges with permitted air space. Since people are paying attention to what is happening with the landfill we thought we would take this opportunity to share Facts with the public. We will do this with our Myth and Fact starting out with rumors and clarifying it with a Fact.
Congressman Marsha Blackburn
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) applauded passage of H.R. 5293—the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for FY 2017.
“As our nation faces unprecedented threats at home and abroad, we must ensure our military men and women have the necessary funding for mission success.”
“The Department of Defense Apportions Act prioritizes military training and readiness while also meeting the needs of our troops at home by funding a 2.1% pay raise, $450 million for medical facility upgrades, $407 million for medical research and $296 million for sexual assault prevention and response.”
Fort Campbell, KY – On Friday, June 10th, 2016, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell will host a Family Day full of activities, events, vendors and fun for Soldiers, Family members and Veterans at the Sabalauski Air Assault School. The event will be from 9:00am until 4:00pm.
Visitors will be able to tour TSAAS facilities and observe rappel and fast-rope insertion extraction system (FRIES) demonstrations throughout the day. There will be activities for children of all ages, to include bounce houses and access to the famed O-Course.
Fort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell reports Gate 1 will be closed June 17th-19th, weather pending, for sealing and striping.
This is a DONSA weekend. While Gate 1 is closed, Gate 3 will be open the Gate 1 DONSA hours, 4:30am-9:00pm.
You can find the DONSA schedule and gate hours at http://tiny.cc/ju6wby
Clarksville, TN – Nothing worth having comes easy – a lesson that former soldier Kali Cooper understands as well as anyone. But the services Austin Peay State University provides military and veteran students did make the transition to college life a little less difficult.
A Minnesota native who left her home and enlisted in the army at the age of 17, Cooper’s life has more or less revolved around the military ever since.
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs
Buchanan, TN – Charlie Rock began the day by learning the basic boat drills, and becoming familiarized with the combat rubber raiding craft (CRRC), also known as the Zodiac.
The Zodiac familiarization taught the Scouts capsizing drills, and how to react in the event of the boat flipping. They learned how to operate the boat, and were instructed on how to do beach landing sight (BLS) operations.
Congressman Marsha Blackburn
Fort Campbell Funds Included, Gitmo Transfers Prohibited
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) applauds House passage of H.R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, legislation that provides critical resources to the Fort Campbell community and our nation’s military.
“At the same time our nation faces unprecedented threats, the men and women who protect it are facing unprecedented cuts in training and equipment. It is dangerously irresponsible to continue down the President’s path of forcing our military to do more with fewer resources. This year’s NDAA authorizes essential funds for our troops to train for strength, agility and readiness,” Blackburn said.
Written by 1st Lt. Daniel I. Johnson
Erbil, Iraq – The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), took over the division-level advise and assist mission in northern Iraq from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, during a ceremony May 15th, in Erbil, Iraq.
About 1,250 1st BCT “Warriors” of the 10th Mountain Division making up Task Force Warrior redeployed back to Fort Drum, New York, after serving nine months in Iraq and Kuwait, training and advising and assisting Iraqi Security Forces in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
Clarksville, TN – Today, May 20th, 2016, members of the Clarksville Community, along with communities across the United States throughout this National Police Week, gathered to remember law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty and to honor their memory.
In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15th falls as “National Police Week.” Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.
Written by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson
Asia – As the Soldiers of Task Force Strike arrive in theater as part of Operation Inherent Resolve on their way to many different locations throughout Iraq, personnel here ensure they get to where they need to go at the time they are supposed to.
Many of the liaisons here deployed early, arriving in the country weeks before other Soldiers to ensure that the conditions would be set for the task force’s arrival.
“I deployed about three weeks ago” said CW1 Issac German, Task Force Strike mobility warrant officer. “My duty is to get all the Strike personnel and equipment from Fort Campbell to their end location, wherever that may be.”
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