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Tennessee House Republicans reject Commitment to Property Tax Relief for Veterans, Seniors and Disabled

 

Tennessee House DemocratsNashville, TN – Tennessee House Democrats yesterday introduced and fought for legislation that would reaffirm the state’s commitment to property tax relief for the disabled, veterans and seniors. The proposed amendment was filed in response to HB1197, sponsored by Oak Ridge Representative John Ragan.

The sponsor conceded that the bill significantly cuts a program of property tax relief for veterans, the disabled and seniors. Democratic caucus members fought against the bill and the cuts. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike” holds activation cermony for 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion

 

Written by Sgt. David Cox
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division held an activation ceremony for 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion April 16th at Freedom Fighters Physical Fitness Center Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

The 39th BEB, first activated April 25th, 1942, at Camp Bowie, Texas, received various unit citations during the Vietnam War. It has been reactivated because the restructuring of BCTs laid out in the Department of the Army’s BCT 2020 initiative.

Lt. Col. Christopher D. Payant, center, commander of the 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, passes the unit colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Vincent Silva, the senior noncommissioned officer of the 39th BEB, during an activation ceremony for the aforementioned battalion April 16, 2015, at Freedom Fighters Physical Fitness Center here. (Sgt. David Cox, 2BCT PAO)

Lt. Col. Christopher D. Payant, center, commander of the 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, passes the unit colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Vincent Silva, the senior noncommissioned officer of the 39th BEB, during an activation ceremony for the aforementioned battalion April 16, 2015, at Freedom Fighters Physical Fitness Center here. (Sgt. David Cox, 2BCT PAO)

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Clarksville’s Rivers and Spires Festival provided fun and entertainment for everyone

 

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – The 13th annual Rivers and Spires Festival concluded Saturday, April 18th with beautiful weather, great music, wonderful food and entertainment for everyone.

Speaking of food, there were freshly dipped corn dogs, kettle corn, funnel cakes, hotdogs, brats, gyros along with plenty of iced tea and lemonade. The gyros was particularly good. Everything was reasonably priced.

Everybody had a swashbuckling good time at Rivers and Spires.

Everybody had a swashbuckling good time at Rivers and Spires.

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Montgomery County Government creates Community Web Site for Veterans, Service Members and their Families

 

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Government has created the Veterans Network of Care, a breakthrough Web solution for individuals, families and agencies concerned with veterans’ issues.

A kick off event is scheduled for 2:00pm, April 24th at the William O. Beach Civic Hall, located at 350 Pageant Lane, Clarksville, TN.  For more information call 931.648.8482.

The Network of Care empowers veterans, service members, their families and service providers by providing online access to comprehensive services available within Clarksville/Montgomery County/Fort Campbell Area. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital welcomes new top NCO

 

Written by David E. Gillespie
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) served as a fitting backdrop as Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas D. Sutphin assumed responsibility as the top noncommissioned officer in a ceremony on the parade field Thursday morning.

A familiar face to many in the Fort Campbell community, Sutphin previously served as first sergeant at the post’s Dental Activity nearly a decade ago.

Assuming responsibility in a ceremony Thursday, Blanchfield's top NCO, Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Sutphin, right, will serve as senior advisor to hospital commander Col. George N. Appenzeller, as well as directors and department chiefs. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie/RELEASED)

Assuming responsibility in a ceremony Thursday, Blanchfield’s top NCO, Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Sutphin, right, will serve as senior advisor to hospital commander Col. George N. Appenzeller, as well as directors and department chiefs. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie/RELEASED)

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APSU students, Fort Campbell soldiers earn medals at 40th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University made its mark on the national stage recently as active duty soldiers, including APSU students, stationed at Fort Campbell traveled to Fort Lee, VA for the 40th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event (MCACTE).

Held March 7th-12th, service members from the U.S. Army, other Department of Defense components and multinational teams squared off for the title of top military chef.

Members of the Fort Campbell Culinary Team are celebrated for their wins at the 40th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event during a special tasting event at the Austin Peay Center at Fort Campbell. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

Members of the Fort Campbell Culinary Team are celebrated for their wins at the 40th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event during a special tasting event at the Austin Peay Center at Fort Campbell. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

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101st Airborne Division Soldier killed in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

 

RakkasanFort Campbell, KY. The Home of the Screaming EaglesFort Campbell, KY – The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Resolute Support.

Spc. John M. Dawson, 22, of Whitinsville, Massachusetts, died April 8th in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he was attacked by small arms fire while he was on an escort mission.

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Fort Campbell Workshop uses Filmmaking as healing process for Veterans

 

Written by David E. Gillespie
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Lacking only the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s red carpet, Veteran filmmakers were stars in their own rights as a four-day “I Was There” Film Workshop culminated in a packed-house screening event at Cole Park Commons Thursday.

With a unique approach to treating the psychological damages of war, the free workshop encouraged Soldiers to share their experiences through mentored filmmaking classes at Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion.

Pfc. Robert Blackmore, B Co., Warrior Transition Battalion, films a scene for the short film "Come Back," as Yessica Curiel Montoya reacts to news from a doctor played by Spc. John Russino, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. The film is a collaborative project created during an I Was There film workshop at Fort Campbell. (David E. Gillespie)

Pfc. Robert Blackmore, B Co., Warrior Transition Battalion, films a scene for the short film “Come Back,” as Yessica Curiel Montoya reacts to news from a doctor played by Spc. John Russino, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. The film is a collaborative project created during an I Was There film workshop at Fort Campbell. (David E. Gillespie)

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital launches pandemic exercise to meet immunization requirements

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – The Army recently changed the immunization documentation process, and Fort Campbell found a unique way to meet the requirements efficiently and quickly last week.

In collaboration with Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Department of Preventive Medicine, the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell tenant units participated in a post-wide pandemic exercise.

Spec. Heather Rogers, medic from 1-33 Cavalry with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, administers the MMR vaccine to Sgt. Kyle Allison, assigned to the Intelligent & Sustainment Co., 101st Headquarter and Headquarter Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, during a two-day post-wide Pandemic Exercise held at the Soldier Readiness Processing Center March 25 and 26. (BACH)

Spec. Heather Rogers, medic from 1-33 Cavalry with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, administers the MMR vaccine to Sgt. Kyle Allison, assigned to the Intelligent & Sustainment Co., 101st Headquarter and Headquarter Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, during a two-day post-wide Pandemic Exercise held at the Soldier Readiness Processing Center March 25 and 26. (BACH)

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Fort Campbell Soldiers unload equipment from Liberia deployment

 

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

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – While the majority of Fort Campbell Soldiers have returned from their deployment in support of Operation United Assistance, there is still work to do.

All of the units that deployed have the massive task of retrieving their equipment so they can prepare it for reset. Reset is where the Army refurbishes equipment used or damaged during a deployment and restores it so it is fully capable for the unit’s next Rendezvous with Destiny.

Soldiers from the 194th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, supported on Fort Campbell by the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, push a Humvee off of a tractor-trailer March 26th at Fort Campbell, KY. The 194th MP was one of several units that deployed to Africa that was taking part in a mission to receive equipment returning from the deployment. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Soldiers from the 194th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, supported on Fort Campbell by the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, push a Humvee off of a tractor-trailer March 26th at Fort Campbell, KY. The 194th MP was one of several units that deployed to Africa that was taking part in a mission to receive equipment returning from the deployment. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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