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City of Clarksville announces Veterans Spouses invited to help with Workforce Research

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – A coalition of local governments and workforce development agencies is looking for military spouses in the community to help with a study of how veterans make a successful transition into civilian employment.

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to hold Annual Multi-Venue Flu Vaccine Events

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s (BACH) patient care teams are slated to begin providing flu vaccines to families within the Patient-Centered Medical Homes the middle of October, offering the vaccine at multiple Fort Campbell locations again this year.

“By offering the influenza vaccine in multiple venues, we hope to make it easily accessible to individuals who do not want to make a doctor’s appointment off post or may just be putting off getting the vaccine. We hope our eligible population takes advantage of this free, but extremely beneficial benefit,” said chief of BACH Preventive Medicine Maj. John Downs.

Spec. Heather Rogers, medic from 1-33 Cavalry with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, administers vaccine to Sgt. Kyle Allison, assigned to the Intelligent & Sustainment Co., 101st Headquarter and Headquarter Battalion, 101st Airborne Division. (BACH)

Spec. Heather Rogers, medic from 1-33 Cavalry with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, administers vaccine to Sgt. Kyle Allison, assigned to the Intelligent & Sustainment Co., 101st Headquarter and Headquarter Battalion, 101st Airborne Division. (BACH)

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City of Clarksville held ‘Welcome Home Veterans’ events

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan greeted hundreds of military veterans at Liberty Park on Thursday for a Welcome Home Parade, a picnic lunch and musical entertainment.

“We welcome you to Clarksville, we honor you, and we thank you for your service to America,” McMillan said to a lunchtime audience in the Wilma Rudolph Events Center. “Please know that the City of Clarksville, with its special connection to Fort Campbell, especially loves our veterans.”

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan greets military veterans in town for a Welcome Home Parade on Thursday.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan greets military veterans in town for a Welcome Home Parade on Thursday.

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Clarksville Montgomery County School System recognizes Two ‘Lifeliner’ Battalions for Volunteer Efforts

 

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

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

Fort Campbell, KY – Every year the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System recognizes a military unit that has gone above and beyond while supporting its partnered school by presenting them with the Boots on the Ground award.

This year, CMCCS gave the award to two units from 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

The 101st Special Troops Battalion and D Battery, 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment received the award during the CMCSS’s annual Partners in Education breakfast, September 1st, at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Left to right: Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Graham Jr., senior enlisted adviser for 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div. (Air Assault), Kim McMillan, mayor for the city of Clarksville, Tn., Lt. Col. Wally Vives-Ocasio, commander of the 101st STB, and 2nd Lt. Virgil A. Binion, executive officer for Charlie Detachment, 101st Financial Management Support Unit, 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde., take a photo together Sept. 1, 2016 after 101st STB received the Boots on ground award at the Partners in Education Breakfast at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center in Clarksville, TN. (Lt. Col. Wally Vives-Ocasio)

Left to right: Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Graham Jr., senior enlisted adviser for 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div. (Air Assault), Kim McMillan, mayor for the city of Clarksville, Tn., Lt. Col. Wally Vives-Ocasio, commander of the 101st STB, and 2nd Lt. Virgil A. Binion, executive officer for Charlie Detachment, 101st Financial Management Support Unit, 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde., take a photo together Sept. 1, 2016 after 101st STB received the Boots on ground award at the Partners in Education Breakfast at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center in Clarksville, TN. (Lt. Col. Wally Vives-Ocasio)

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Fort Campbell Soldiers injured in downed helicopter

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – At approximately 10:30pm Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 a helicopter made a hard landing during a routine training exercise on Fort Campbell.

All five Soldiers aboard the aircraft suffered injuries and were transported to medical treatment facilities.

The nature of their injuries is not releasable at this time. The incident is under investigation.

No further information will be released at this time.

Fort Campbell reports that during a routine training excercise, five soldiers were injured during a hard helicopter landing. (Sam Shore)

Fort Campbell reports that during a routine training excercise, five soldiers were injured during a hard helicopter landing. (Sam Shore)

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2016 Fort Campbell Run for the Fallen

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – On October 1st, 2016 the Fort Campbell community is invited to join MWR for the 2016 Run for the Fallen.

This is a free commemorative walk/run and is not timed.

Participants are urged to run/walk in memory of fallen Soldiers. Strollers are welcome. Please – no pets or glass.

The Run for the Fallen will have routes to accommodate everyone with a 3.3 mile route and a 1.18 mile route.

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City of Clarksville supports Hidden Heroes campaign

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Research shows that an alarming number of military and veteran caregivers are suffering debilitating metal, physical, and emotional effects as a result of their caregiving duties.

In an effort to battle the problem in the home of Fort Campbell, the City Council unanimously approved a resolution September 1st expressing support for “Hidden Heroes: The National Coalition for Military Caregivers.”

A soldier is welcomed home after deployment to Afghanistan.

A soldier is welcomed home after deployment to Afghanistan.

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Fort Campbell to Hold Soldiers and Families for Life Appreciation Week September 21st-24th

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – In honor of the contributions and sacrifices made by military Retirees, Veterans, survivors and their Families, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell will host a Soldiers and Families for Life Appreciation Week September 21st-24th.

The week-long event will be held at various locations on the installation and will include an assortment of activities including a two-day job fair, Retiree appreciation day, benefits fair, golf tournament and street fair.

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Fort Campbell 2016 Wellness Walk

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – MWR invites you to join Fort Campbell for their 5th Annual Wellness Walk on September 17th, 2016.

There will be free children’s activities including inflatables and face painters. This walk is a stroller friendly event with both a 3k and 5k route through the woods.

The first 400 participants to finish the course will receive a participation award.

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Fort Campbell Soldier, Volunteer Firefighter receives commendation for saving a child

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Congratulations to Woodlawn Volunteer Firefighter and Staff Sergeant James Munns for receiving a letter of commendation from the City of San Antonio Fire Department for his heroic efforts on August 11th while he was in Texas for military schooling.

According to the letter from San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood, “Munns took quick, skilled actions in treating a toddler for symptoms of potential heat exhaustion from being left alone in a hot car for an extended amount of time.”

Woodlawn Volunteer Firefighter and Fort Campbell 3rd Brigade Combat Team soldier Staff Sergeant James Munns.

Woodlawn Volunteer Firefighter and Fort Campbell 3rd Brigade Combat Team soldier Staff Sergeant James Munns.

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