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101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) remembers 9/11 at Fort Campbell

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers, family members and friends of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) gathered in front of the division headquarters September 11th, for a wreath-laying ceremony in honor of those who lost their lives in the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The ceremony was also held to pay tribute to those 101st Soldiers who lost their lives overseas in missions dedicated to hunting those responsible for the 9/11 attacks.

Brigadier General Mark R. Stammer, the division’s deputy commanding general for operations, spoke about the horrific events of that day.

Brigadier General Mark R. Stammer (center), the deputy commanding general for operations for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and Command Sgt. Maj. Gabriel A. Espinosa Jr. (right), the Fort Campbell garrison command sergeant major, observe a moment of silence after laying a wreath Sept. 11, 2014, to honor those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The division's honor guard would later fire a 21-gun salute and play Taps during the solemn ceremony. (Sam Shore)

Brigadier General Mark R. Stammer (center), the deputy commanding general for operations for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and Command Sgt. Maj. Gabriel A. Espinosa Jr. (right), the Fort Campbell garrison command sergeant major, observe a moment of silence after laying a wreath Sept. 11, 2014, to honor those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The division’s honor guard would later fire a 21-gun salute and play Taps during the solemn ceremony. (Sam Shore)

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Fort Campbell Soldiers welcome West Creek Elementary students back to school

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – For local students, the arrival of August means summer is almost over and the start of the school year isn’t far behind.

To ease students and Families back into the academic rhythm, the staff at West Creek Elementary and the 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, held a back-to-school bash Saturday, at West Creek Elementary School in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Pvt. Adam Grine, a native of Fostoria, Ohio, and a volunteer from Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, participates in a fun run with students during a back-to-school bash Saturday, at West Creek Elementary School in Clarksville, Tenn. Soldiers have volunteered at the school since it opened seven years ago. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Pvt. Adam Grine, a native of Fostoria, Ohio, and a volunteer from Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, participates in a fun run with students during a back-to-school bash Saturday, at West Creek Elementary School in Clarksville, Tenn. Soldiers have volunteered at the school since it opened seven years ago. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Montgomery County Sheriff Deputy’s investigation leads to several apprehensions

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOMontgomery County, TN – To track down some criminals who have been on the run, it takes hours of investigations, checking up on tips and checking address, and Deputy Cody Lannom did just that during a warrants round-up over the past couple of days.

Lannom said the round-up, carried out by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Unit, the U.S. Marshals Service and Clarksville Police Department led to the serving of 20 felony warrants.

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101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Command Sgt. Maj. Alonzo J. Smith Relinquishes Responsibility at Ceremony held at Fort Campbell

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Command Sgt. Maj. Alonzo J. Smith, the senior enlisted advisor for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), said goodbye to the division and Fort Campbell today during his relinquishment of responsibility ceremony in front of the division headquarters, but not without passion, emotion, and many thanks for lessons learned and passed.

Smith, who took responsibility of the 101st in June 2012, will transition to Fort Hood, Texas, where he’ll become the senior enlisted advisor of III Corps, a unit responsible for more than 100,000 Soldiers.

Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, the commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, felt the day was bittersweet.

Command Sgt. Maj. Alonzo J. Smith (background, left), the senior enlisted advisor for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), smiles as he listens to the remarks from Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, the commanding general of the 101st and Fort Campbell, during Smith's relinquishment of responsibility ceremony today. (Jerry Woller)

Command Sgt. Maj. Alonzo J. Smith (background, left), the senior enlisted advisor for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), smiles as he listens to the remarks from Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, the commanding general of the 101st and Fort Campbell, during Smith’s relinquishment of responsibility ceremony today. (Jerry Woller)

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Fort Campbell’s 2nd Annual Functional Fitness Challenge

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – The Screaming Eagle community came together today at the historic 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Parade Field on Fort Campbell, KY, to participate in the 2nd Annual Functional Fitness Challenge, which was one of the Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour (ECFT) 2014 events.

Exactly 101 registered competitors came out in the early, drizzly morning to take-on the nine events in the circuit training focused course.

Participants in the 2014 Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour Functional Fitness Challenge sprint from the Single Arm Dumb Bell Push Press station to the next challenge July 19, at Fort Campbell. (Leejay Lockhart)

Participants in the 2014 Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour Functional Fitness Challenge sprint from the Single Arm Dumb Bell Push Press station to the next challenge July 19, at Fort Campbell. (Leejay Lockhart)

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Clarksville Police Department reports stabbing suspect James Choate in Custody in Hopkinsville Kentucky

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police Department Detectives with assistance from Hopkinsville Police Department have taken a subject into custody for the stabbings that occurred at 605 Norris Drive this morning, July 11th, 2014.

Original 911 call advised that one individual was possibly shot, but both victims were stabbed.

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Clarksville Commandos win 10-U Championship at Trigg County Tournament

 

BaseballClarksville, TN - A group of talented young baseball players spent the fourth of July weekend winning a baseball championship in Trigg County Kentucky.

The Clarksville Commandos 10 and under team battled teams from Murray Kentucky, Todd County, Hopkinsville KY, Trigg County and Lyons County on their way to the championship.

The Clarksville Commandos 10U baseball team wins Championship. Pictured are Head Coach Josh Moon, Head Assistant Coach Tim Conley, Assistant Coach Reggie Sampson, Mason McKinnon, Kaleb Dacosta, Junior Palmer, Jackson Cook, Collin Rittenberry, Nathan Conley, Dustin Moon, Jabez Sampson, Jayden McClain.

The Clarksville Commandos 10U baseball team wins Championship. Pictured are Head Coach Josh Moon, Head Assistant Coach Tim Conley, Assistant Coach Reggie Sampson, Mason McKinnon, Kaleb Dacosta, Junior Palmer, Jackson Cook, Collin Rittenberry, Nathan Conley, Dustin Moon, Jabez Sampson, Jayden McClain.

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Guthrie Kentucky to take part in Highway 41 Yard Sale this weekend

 

Guthrie Tourism CommissionGuthrie, KY – The Guthrie Tourism Commission is announcing that it will join Trenton, Hopkinsville and cities stretching all the way to the Indiana state line in a massive yard sale this weekend, June 27th-28th.

Billed as the Highway 41 Yard Sale, the organized event extends the length of U.S. Highway 41 in Kentucky, from Henderson in the north to Guthrie in the south, nearly 100 miles in length. In addition, it includes approximately 50 miles of Hwy. 41A in Henderson, Webster and Hopkins counties.

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Flags Donated at The American Dream Celebration to be Retired on July 3rd at Trail of Tears Commemorative Park in Hopkinsville, KY

 

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day SaintsHopkinsville, KY – Flag Day, June, 14th, 2014 would not have been the same in Hopkinsville, KY without the stirring concert performed by The Cumberland Winds Concert Band, directed by Mike Ritter.

Sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the annual American Dream Celebration featured a rousing patriotic concert by the famed orchestra from Clarksville, TN.

The Cumberland Winds Concert Band performed at the American Dream Celebration in Hopkinsville, KY, June 14th.

The Cumberland Winds Concert Band performed at the American Dream Celebration in Hopkinsville, KY, June 14th.

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Planters Bank Promotes Amanda Vinson and Jessica Shaw

 

Planters BankHopkinsville, KY – Planters Bank announces the promotions of Amanda Vinson to Vice President/Commercial Lending and Jessica Shaw to Commercial Banking Officer.

Vinson joined Planters Bank in January 2005 as a customer service representative and was later promoted to credit analyst, senior credit analyst, and assistant vice president. Vinson graduated from Houston County High School and received a B.B.A with a concentration in Finance from Austin Peay State University in 2002. She is married to Dane.

(L to R) Amanda Vinson and Jessica Shaw.

(L to R) Amanda Vinson and Jessica Shaw.

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