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APSU ROTC Ranger Challenge team heading to prestigious West Point competition

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) Ranger Challenge team will be one of 16 ROTC teams to compete next month at West Point’s Sandhurst 2019, the world’s premier academy-level military skills competition.

The Austin Peay State University Ranger Challenge Team. (APSU)

The Austin Peay State University Ranger Challenge Team. (APSU)

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1st Theater Sustainment Command deploys to Fort Campbell Kentucky

 

Written by Master Sgt. Jonathan Wiley
1st Theater Sustainment Command

1st Theater Sustainment CommandFort Knox, KY – For the third time in less than 12 months, the 1st Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) conducted a large-scale field training exercise – this time to Fort Campbell, KY February 13th-23rd.

The unit deployed its Early Entry Command Post (EECP), a mobile command post that allows the unit to conduct operational-level sustainment from any location in the world, the creation of which is an initiative began by Major General Flem B. “Donnie” Walker Jr. commanding general, 1st Theater Sustainment Command (TSC), shortly after he assumed command of the unit.

Soldiers from the Support Operations (SPO) section of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command unfold a large Airbeam tent Feb. 14, 2019 at Fort Campbell, KY. The tent is part of the unit’s Early Entry Command Post. (Master Sgt. Jonathan Wiley)

Soldiers from the Support Operations (SPO) section of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command unfold a large Airbeam tent Feb. 14, 2019 at Fort Campbell, KY. The tent is part of the unit’s Early Entry Command Post. (Master Sgt. Jonathan Wiley)

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101st Airborne Division Rakkasans on the River at Fort Knox

 

Written by Sgt. Aaron Daugherty
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Knox, KY – U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Troop C “Shadow,” 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division conducted off-post live-fire training at Fort Knox, KY January 28th, 2019.

Shadow Troop serves as the forward reconnaissance element for the Brigade, and is considered the eyes and the ears of the command when planning operations. Gathering, collecting, and delivering important battlefield information to the commander from positions far forward of the established front line is their specialty.

Scouts of Charlie Troop “Shadow”, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, prepare to embark upon a patrol along the Porter River at the Fort Knox Riverine Range, Fort Knox, KY, Jan 28th (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Aaron Daugherty)

Scouts of Charlie Troop “Shadow”, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, prepare to embark upon a patrol along the Porter River at the Fort Knox Riverine Range, Fort Knox, KY, Jan 28th (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Aaron Daugherty)

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Three states, two times zones, Fort Campbell 3rd Brigade Combat Team’s culminating mission

 

Written by Sgt. Patrick Kirby
40th Public Affairs Detachment

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Readiness is an Army priority, and training like this prepares Soldiers for various current and future threats. This readiness training took place at Fort Campbell’s training area in Tennessee, Fort Knox, Kentucky, and the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center at Camp Atterbury, Indiana.

“We’re training for a near peer threat,” said Cpt. Vincent Shaw, commander, C Company, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. “Anywhere that is similar strength and capacity as the United States.”

An infantryman from 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) provides cover fire with the M240B at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center at Camp Atterbury, Indiana on Dec. 7, 2018. This machine gun fire helped initiate one of the final days of the BCT training exercise which spanned Tennessee, Kentucky and two time zones. (Sgt. Patrick Kirby, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

An infantryman from 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) provides cover fire with the M240B at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center at Camp Atterbury, Indiana on Dec. 7, 2018. This machine gun fire helped initiate one of the final days of the BCT training exercise which spanned Tennessee, Kentucky and two time zones. (Sgt. Patrick Kirby, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Austin Peay State University ROTC cadets finish second at Bold Warrior Challenge

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville,TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) Governor’s Guard ROTC cadets continue to show why they’re among the best in the nation.

Their latest achievement – finishing runner-up in the 7th Brigade ROTC Bold Warrior Challenge November 2nd-4th, 2018 at Fort Knox, Kentucky – strengthens the battalion’s claim to an eighth General Douglas MacArthur Award, which goes to the eight top-performing ROTC units in U.S. Army Cadet Command.

Standing from the left are Paul Kearney, Braydon Donnell, Alden Marvin, Thomas Rose, Steven Price, coach Keith Colman, Jasmine Barrios, Kylie Head, Brendan Hagens; kneeling from the left are Daniel Cole, Wesley Gray and Thomas Porter.

Standing from the left are Paul Kearney, Braydon Donnell, Alden Marvin, Thomas Rose, Steven Price, coach Keith Colman, Jasmine Barrios, Kylie Head, Brendan Hagens; kneeling from the left are Daniel Cole, Wesley Gray and Thomas Porter.

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Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers set to knock out 200 miles in road to recovery

 

Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers will complete a 200-mile bike ride on and around Fort Campbell September 27th and 28th, 2018.

“This will be the fifth iteration of our endurance ride,” said Lt. Col. Shawn Butler, WTB commander. “This year the ride will take place on post and in the communities surrounding Fort Campbell and we’ve extended the ride by 33 miles this year.”

Participants reach the final 20-mile stretch during last year's Bluegrass Rendezvous Bike Ride. This week Soldiers from Fort Campbell's Warrior Transition Battalion will complete a 200-mile bike ride on and around Fort Campbell Thursday, September 27th and Friday, September 28th. The event is focused on both the physical and mental healing of wounded, ill and injured Soldiers at the WTB. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Participants reach the final 20-mile stretch during last year’s Bluegrass Rendezvous Bike Ride. This week Soldiers from Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion will complete a 200-mile bike ride on and around Fort Campbell Thursday, September 27th and Friday, September 28th. The event is focused on both the physical and mental healing of wounded, ill and injured Soldiers at the WTB. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Youth deserve ability to make an informed decision about their future

 

Written by Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Snow
Commanding General for U.S. Army Recruiting Command

U.S. ArmyFort Knox, KY – Unfortunately, the growing divide between the military and society was apparent last week when a teacher’s inaccurate and misinformed statements about the quality of America’s armed forces made national headlines.

As a U.S. Army officer for more than 30 years, I can tell you our nation’s military services are among the most respected organizations in the world, and the individuals who choose to serve deserve the support of our nation’s people.

About 50 percent of young Americans today admit they know little to nothing about our military. As a nation, we are failing them, and we are failing ourselves.

Major General Jeffrey Snow

Major General Jeffrey Snow

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Austin Peay State University ROTC looking for college sophomores, offering $5,000 bonus

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s ROTC program is looking for the best and brightest college students in the country, and the U.S. Army is willing to pay a little extra for these qualified soldiers.

Through the Army, Austin Peay’s ROTC program is now offering a $5,000 bonus to college sophomores who complete the program’s cadet basic training and go on to become commissioned officers.

Austin Peay State University ROTC

Austin Peay State University ROTC

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Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program Aims to Address “One Size Fits All”

 

Written by Jenny Hale
U.S. Army Human Resources Command

U.S. Army Human Resources Command

Fort Knox, KY – In 2016, the Army’s transition program, the Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP), began a two year pilot program at six installations worldwide to test the “one size fits all” concept behind transition.

Congress enacted the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act in 2011, which mandated Preseparation Counseling, Department of Labor Employment Workshop (DOLEW), and Veterans Affairs Briefings I and II. This was followed by the Department of Defense mandating Career Readiness Standards (CRS) that Soldiers are required to complete before leaving active duty service.

Katie Copeskey, left, a master resilience trainer-performance expert at the Fort Hood Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Training Facility, takes notes during a Resilience Trainer Assistant Course in Killeen, Texas. (Sgt. John Couffer)

Katie Copeskey, left, a master resilience trainer-performance expert at the Fort Hood Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Training Facility, takes notes during a Resilience Trainer Assistant Course in Killeen, Texas. (Sgt. John Couffer)

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Viral Photo of Soldier Saluting Funeral Procession Identified

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – The viral photo of a Soldier saluting a funeral procession while standing in the rain has been identified. Colonel Jack L. Usrey is the Senior Army Advisor to the Adjutant General at Tennessee National Guard Headquarters in Nashville.

While driving from Fort Knox, KY last week, Col. Usrey met a funeral procession, stopped, got out of his vehicle and paid his respects to the deceased.

Tennessee National Guard Colonel Jack L. Usrey saluting funeral procession

Tennessee National Guard Colonel Jack L. Usrey saluting funeral procession

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