Topic: Fort Knox KY
Clarksville, TN – Active duty and military veteran students who will graduate fromthis week will receive APSU’s military coin.
The military and veteran graduate recognition and coin presentation ceremony, with the theme “All Hail to Those Who Serve,” is scheduled for 5:00pm, Wednesday, May 8th in the Mabry Concert Hall, located inside the Music/Mass Communication Building. The event is open to the public.
Lend Lease (US) Community Fund offers new Scholarship Opportunity to Fort Campbell High School Seniors
Now Accepting Applications through April 1st, 2013
Fort Campbell, KY – A new scholarship opportunity is being offered by Lend Lease (US) Community Fund (LLCF) to sons and daughters of Service Members who live in a Lend Lease privatized military community, like Campbell Crossing, and attend the installation’s DoDEA high school.
There are currently only three locations where this is possible: Fort Knox and Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. «Read the rest of this article»
Written by Capt. John Giaquinto
Fort Knox, KY – Whoop… whoop… whoop. To any person off the street the sound of helicopter blades would be heard as just noise, but to injured soldiers on the battlefield, that sound is one that brings hope. Medical evacuation operations are one of many key functions of an aviation unit.
The 7-101st General Support Aviation Battalion, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, KY, conducted this essential training on January 9th, 2013.
Fort Campbell, KY – The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade yesterday held a color casing ceremony marking the transition of the unit to a wartime footing as they prepare to deploy to Afghanistan. The Brigade will be deploying to Regional Command East (RC East), and supporting ground units in both RC East and Regional Command North (RC North).
The host for the ceremony was Col. Paul Bontrager, Commander of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, the Commander of Troops was Lt. Col. Sal Herrera, Deputy Commander of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade.
Soldiers from Fort Campbell’s 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment conduct live fire training at Fort Knox, KY
Video by Spc. Bradley Parrish
Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division conduct platoon live fire training to take over a bunker at Fort Knox, KY.
Lt. Col. Jack L. Rich conducts an after action review with the soldiers.
Fort Campbell’s 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahees” is the first Air Assault Unit to accept Women into select Direct Combat Positions
Written by Sgt. Kimberly Menzies
Fort Campbell, KY – Thirty-five female soldiers join the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, as part of the Department of Defense initiative, Women in the Service Review, May 14th, 2012, at Fort Campbell, KY.
The “Currahee” brigade is the only brigade combat team in the 101st Abn. Div. and the only air assault unit to be included in this initiative.
Written by Sgt. Jon Heinrich
Fort Campbell, KY – Two units from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, have spent more than a week occupying the training areas in Fort Knox, KY.
The Bastogne Brigade’s 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry, and 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, have been conducting their gunnery and artillery tables and other various types of training since as early as November 28th.
Maj. Dean Scaletta, the operations officer for 1-32 Cav., says that Knox offers better training areas than Campbell.
Clarksville, TN – In 1971, the U.S. Army established atthe Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) for recruiting, training and commissioning future Army officers.
In the 40 years since, hundreds of cadets have been commissioned at APSU as second lieutenants in the Army. The program also has earned the reputation as one of the nation’s finest, having won several awards for training and management performance standards. In addition, the program has been the best in the nation and had the top cadet in the nation in previous years. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The man who spent “A Night With Saddam” has tossed his hat into the political ring. Dr. Mark Green, who authored the book describing the capture of Saddam Hussein and his subsequent medical care is planning to challenge State Senator Tim Barnes in the 2012 election.
“I was encouraged to run by Lt Governor Ron Ramsey” said Green. “I’ve seen many opportunities missed by the incumbent, and I want to represent the district and take advantage of those opportunities” according to Green.
In an exclusive interview with «Read the rest of this article», Doctor Green said “”The size of government and individual opportunity are inversely related. As government grows, individual opportunity plummets.
Essay Written by Alayna Pike of Kenwood Middle School
James W. Hooten, the only son of James and Dottie Hooten served and sacrificed for our nation. He is my Great Uncle. He was eighteen years old when he was first drafted, right after he graduated from high school in 1969.
He had to do his training (boot camp) at Fort Knox, then he was sent to Fort Campbell Kentucky for six months, before he had to leave his close family and friends to go in fight in Vietnam War.
He was SP4 field artillery, so he was in the thick of it all! All his life up to this point was spent with his family, so he had to grow up fast. He had no idea what he was getting himself into. He was scared, but he told himself if he wanted to make it home alive. He had to be strong and become a man fast.
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