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101st Airborne Division Soldiers return to Fort Campbell from deployment to Iraq

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Approximately 170 Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and 101st Airborne Division Artillery, were welcomed home during a ceremony as they returned from a nine-month deployment to Iraq.

Family, friends and fellow Soldiers gathered to welcome home the unit which performed duties as the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command (CJFLCC) in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the land component command advising and assisting Iraqi Security Forces in defeating DA’ESH.

Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, speaks to Families, friends and Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division during a welcome home ceremony at Hangar 3, Fort Campbell, Ky., Nov. 18, 2016. Volesky spoke of his Air Assault Soldiers' success in enabling Iraqi Security Forces to defeat DA'ESH and begin the retaking of Mosul in Iraq as the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command - Operation Inherent Resolve headquarters.

Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, speaks to Families, friends and Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division during a welcome home ceremony at Hangar 3, Fort Campbell, Ky., Nov. 18, 2016. Volesky spoke of his Air Assault Soldiers’ success in enabling Iraqi Security Forces to defeat DA’ESH and begin the retaking of Mosul in Iraq as the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve headquarters.

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Veterans at Tennessee State Veteran’s Home in Clarksville receive Quilts of Valor

 

Quilts of Valor FoundationClarksville, TN – On Veterans Day, Friday, November 11th, 2016, members of Quilting in Clarksville presented 15 Quilts of Valor to veterans at Clarksville’s Tennessee State Veteran’s Home. The presentation began at 10:00am.

The Veterans home was filled with people there to watch the presentation of the quilts. Some of the people in attendance included: Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts; Members of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Association; Quilting in Clarksville Members:  Dawn Wilcox, Jerry Church, Gloria Underwood, Lannette Miller , Roberta Samuels, Kathy Huff, Michelle Roberts; and members of the 101st Airborne Division.

Veterans at Clarksville's Tennessee State Veteran's Home draped in their Quilts of Valor with members of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Association standing behind them.

Veterans at Clarksville’s Tennessee State Veteran’s Home draped in their Quilts of Valor with members of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Association standing behind them.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan’s 2016 Veterans Day Message

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – I’m honored to serve as Mayor of the City of Clarksville, the home of Fort Campbell and a large number of military veterans.

On Veterans Day, we honor all who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and their family members. We take time to remember their dedicated service and the sacrifices they have made.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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Fort Campbell Veterans Day Holiday Gate Hours for November 11th-14th, 2016

 

Fort Campbell Directorate of Emergency Services

Fort Campbell Directorate of Emergency ServicesFort Campbell, KY – The Fort Campbell Directorate of Emergency Services reports that Fort Campbell’s Gate 3, Gate 6, Angels Gate, and Mabry Gate will be closed for the Veterans Day Holiday/DONSA weekend beginning on Friday, November 11th, 2016 and going through Monday, November 14th, 2016.

All other gates (Gates 1, 4, 7 and 10) will continue their normal hours of operation during the weekend.

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Fort Campbell to hold Education Fair, November 16th

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell Army Continuing Education Services (ACES) is hosting an education fair November 16th from 9:00am until 2:00pm at the SSG Glenn H. English, Jr. Army Education Center.

Twenty three colleges and universities will be represented, along with a number of education-related programs and organizations including, Veterans Affairs (VA), Sink Library, AMEDD, Military One Source, Women Veterans of America Chapter 20 and others.

This event is open to the public and provides an opportunity for military personnel, family members, civilians, retirees and others to speak face-to-face with representatives from public and private colleges and universities from across the nation regarding degree programs, enrollment policies and financial pathways.

Education Fair to be held at Fort Campbell on Wednesday, November 16th.

Education Fair to be held at Fort Campbell on Wednesday, November 16th.

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Lifeliners enforce readiness through “Not in My Squad” week at Fort Campbell

 

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 – Last spring Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey announced the “Not in My Squad” initiative which emphasizes responsibility of junior leaders when it comes to Soldier care.

Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” 101st Abn. Div., held “Not in My Squad” Week from October 31st to November 2nd, here.

According to Dailey, “Not in My Squad” is designed to empower leaders by building trust, cohesion, and taking ownership of achievements and failures within their group of Soldiers.

Col. Stanley Sliwinski, commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., explains to the Soldiers the importance behind activities throughout the “Not In My Squad” event, Oct. 31, 2016, behind the brigade headquarters building on Fort Campbell, KY. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield /101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Col. Stanley Sliwinski, commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., explains to the Soldiers the importance behind activities throughout the “Not In My Squad” event, Oct. 31, 2016, behind the brigade headquarters building on Fort Campbell, KY. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield /101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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2016 Clarksville-Montgomery County Veterans Day Parade

 

Clarksville, TN – Clarksville-Montgomery County gathered together in front of the Montgomery County Historic Courthouse this past Saturday, November 5th to honor our veterans, as well as those who are still serving their country.

The day started off at 9:00am with a Veterans Day Ceremony. Veterans Service Organization director Frank Mir gave the opening remarks followed by the 101st Airborne Division Honor Guard Posting the Colors.

101st Airborne Division Honor Guard Posting the Colors at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Veterans Day Ceremony.

101st Airborne Division Honor Guard Posting the Colors at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Veterans Day Ceremony.

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital has Nurse Positions opening

 

BACH nurse shares career path, urges others to join team

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – A civilian licensed practical nurse at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) loves her job and urges other nurses to consider a career at BACH, as nearly two dozen nurse positions open soon.

A military family member for years, Candace Martin had been around military treatment facilities most of her life. Her father had served in the Army for 20 years, so she was familiar with military treatment facilities as a patient, having received care since childhood.

Candace Martin, a licensed practical nurse at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, prepares to perform a fetal non-stress test on Monique Rich, a 32-week expectant mother who receives care within the Women's Health Clinic at BACH, November 3rd.

Candace Martin, a licensed practical nurse at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, prepares to perform a fetal non-stress test on Monique Rich, a 32-week expectant mother who receives care within the Women’s Health Clinic at BACH, November 3rd.

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Austin Peay State University to hold Military Appreciation Day during APSU Football game Saturday, November 5th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – This Saturday, November 5th, 2016, the Austin Peay State University athletics department will honor local veterans and military-affiliated individuals with a special Military Appreciation Day during APSU’s 4:00pm football game at Fortera Stadium.

All veterans, active-duty personnel and their families will receive free admission to the game with a current military I.D., and several military vehicles will be on display in tailgate alley and inside the stadium.

Military Appreciation Day to be held during APSU Football game vs. Tennessee State at Fortera Stadium Saturday, November 5th.

Military Appreciation Day to be held during APSU Football game vs. Tennessee State at Fortera Stadium Saturday, November 5th.

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Montgomery County announces Billy Ray Cyrus to Ride in Veterans Day Parade

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Government is pleased to announce that country singer Billy Ray Cyrus will be riding in the Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 5th, as a guest of Appleton’s Harley Davidson.

Cyrus, along with a special guest of his, will be riding with a group of motorcyclists in the parade to support Operation Home Front.

Billy Ray Cyrus to Ride in Veterans Day Parade as a guest of Appleton’s Harley Davidson

Billy Ray Cyrus to Ride in Veterans Day Parade as a guest of Appleton’s Harley Davidson

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