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Fort Campbell Center to treat Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) nears completion

 

Fort Campbell, KY -The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund announced today that the construction of the third in a series of nine (NICoE) Satellite Centers has reached a new milestone with a watertight roof and 90% of plumbing and electric work complete.

When finished, the center, named Intrepid Spirit, will provide the most advanced diagnosis and treatment protocols for wounded, injured and ill military heroes while creating effective programs for rehabilitation and recovery. The centers are designed to focus on injuries of the brain, most notably Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), the signature wounds of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, in our wounded military troops.

The National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) Satellite Centers at Fort Campbell (National Intrepid Center of Excellence)

The National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) Satellite Centers at Fort Campbell (National Intrepid Center of Excellence)

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Fort Campbell Currahee soldier receives ARCOM with Valor, Purple Heart

 

Written by Sgt. Justin Moeller
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

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Fort Campbell, KY  – Spc. Brian D. Messersmith, a soldier with Able Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), received two Army Commendation Medals, one with a Valor device, as well as a Purple Heart, during a ceremony February 7th, 2014.

Spc. Brian D. Messersmith, a soldier with Able Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), received two Army Commendation Medals, one with a Valor device, as well as a Purple Heart, during a ceremony Feb. 7, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

Spc. Brian D. Messersmith, a soldier with Able Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), received two Army Commendation Medals, one with a Valor device, as well as a Purple Heart, during a ceremony Feb. 7, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Lifeliners deliver supplies using Caribou Low Cost Low Altitude Air Drops

 

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

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionBagram, Afghanistan – Transporting cargo rapidly, safely and precisely is the main goal for the riggers and their partners that take part in the daily aerial supply delivery operations.

The importance of this sort of operation is in its name, low cost low altitudes. The reason it’s called this is because the parachutes are one time disposable parachutes.

Supply aerial bundles within the DHC-4T Turbo Caribou aircraft, Aug. 24, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. The Caribou uses the low cost low altitude airdrop delivery method to distribute these supplies to one of the Forward Operating Bases in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

Supply aerial bundles within the DHC-4T Turbo Caribou aircraft, Aug. 24, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. The Caribou uses the low cost low altitude airdrop delivery method to distribute these supplies to one of the Forward Operating Bases in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is August 21st, 2013

 

The 113th meeting.

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Gateway Medical Center. This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall.

The meeting begins at 7:00pm and is always open to the public. Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

Topic: “Serving Uncle Sam in the 50th Ohio Infantry”

The Civil War Memoirs of Corporal Erastus Winters

The Civil War Memoirs of Corporal Erastus Winters

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Fort Campbell Lifeliners get support from 157th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – They call themselves the Mavericks. Members of the 32nd Transportation Company, 157th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion in support of Task Force Lifeliner.

Their mission is a big one. To make sure supplies get out to remote operating bases. Then to turn back around with equipment that is no longer needed. Ensuring security for those full, heavy loads; they travel some of the most dangerous highways in the world. Not a job that could be considered typical.

The scout-truck team with 32nd Transportation Company, Task Force Chain in support of Task Force Lifeliner, performs pre-combat checks on their improvised explosive devise reconnaissance robot for a sustainment convoy escort mission, July 8, 2013. The 32nd Transportation Company conducts sustainment and retrograde support operation out of Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, Task Force Lifeliner)

The scout-truck team with 32nd Transportation Company, Task Force Chain in support of Task Force Lifeliner, performs pre-combat checks on their improvised explosive devise reconnaissance robot for a sustainment convoy escort mission, July 8, 2013. The 32nd Transportation Company conducts sustainment and retrograde support operation out of Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, Task Force Lifeliner)

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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear orders Flags to Half Staff on July 10th to honor fallen Fort Campbell Soldier

 

Kentucky GovernmentFrankfort, KY – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 in honor of a Fort Campbell soldier who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Fort Campbell fallen soldier Sergeant Corey Edwin Garver

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Fort Campbell Sgt. Joe Padula says ‘To tell the Soldier’s story, you must fight by their side’

 

Written by Sgt. Joe Padula
2nd Brigade Combat Team PAO

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Fort Campbell, KY – Staff Sgt. James P. Hunter was posthumously awarded the Kentucky Medal of Freedom, May 28th. His Family accepted the honor during a ceremony held in Lexington, KY.

In April of 2009, I, then Pfc. Joe Padula, was introduced to a young, strong man of about 24 years old. He stood tall in a stance, built with confidence. He wore a combat patch on his right sleeve. I could tell this man has been tested before, and I was a lost Soldier at Fort Campbell who had just found Staff Sgt. James P. Hunter — thank God.

Staff Sgt. James P. Hunter views his photos while following other Soldiers of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, during a field training exercise. Hunter's face was rarely in front of the camera, as his job as an Army journalist was to record the lives of Soldiers " whether they were training at Fort Campbell or patrolling the streets of Afghanistan. Hunter died while deployed with Strike in Afghanistan, June 18th, 2010. (Fort Campbell Courier archive)

Staff Sgt. James P. Hunter views his photos while following other Soldiers of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, during a field training exercise. Hunter’s face was rarely in front of the camera, as his job as an Army journalist was to record the lives of Soldiers ” whether they were training at Fort Campbell or patrolling the streets of Afghanistan. Hunter died while deployed with Strike in Afghanistan, June 18th, 2010. (Fort Campbell Courier archive)

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Fort Campbell’s 4th Brigade Combat Team EOD supports Afghan National Army IED lanes

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Justin Moeller
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

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Khowst Province, Afghanistan – Soldiers with 2nd Platoon, 49th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, attached to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), supported the Afghan National Army’s EOD team from the 4th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203 Corps, with running a counter improvised explosive device lane for the 4th Khandak Route Clearance Company, June 20th, at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan.

Soldiers with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conduct an “after action review” with the instructors from the 49th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, attached to the 4th BCT, 101st Abn. Div., after going through a counter improvised explosive device lane, June 20, 2013 at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan.  (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

Soldiers with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conduct an “after action review” with the instructors from the 49th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, attached to the 4th BCT, 101st Abn. Div., after going through a counter improvised explosive device lane, June 20, 2013 at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell 4th Brigade Combat Team Soldier killed in Afghanistan

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division4th Brigade Combat Team - CurraheeFort Campbell, KY – Sergeant Corey Edwin Garver, 26, of Topsham, Maine, died June 23rd when his dismounted patrol encountered an Improvised Explosive Device in the Paktiya Province of Afghanistan.

Garver was assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) as an infantryman. He joined the Army in June 2007.

Sergeant Corey Edwin Garver

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade gets support from Down Home Transportation Company

 

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

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Mazar-E-Sharif, Afghanistan – As the only transportation company in Regional Command-North and nearly a couple months away from completing their deployment in Afghanistan, a special group of tight-knit soldiers drive on as they continue to conduct convoy escort team missions.

The 1245th Transportation Company, 1034th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, gear-up daily to support Task Force Lifeliner, which is charged with the sustainment of the warfighter, all while supporting the retrograde mission.

U.S. Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Platoon, 1245th Transportation Company, 1034th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, escort military vehicles in preparation for a convoy escort team mission en route to two forward operating bases in the Regional Command North, at Mazar-e-Sharif, Balkh province, Afghanistan, June 18, 2013. (U.S. photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario/Released)

U.S. Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Platoon, 1245th Transportation Company, 1034th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, escort military vehicles in preparation for a convoy escort team mission en route to two forward operating bases in the Regional Command North, at Mazar-e-Sharif, Balkh province, Afghanistan, June 18, 2013. (U.S. photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario/Released)

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