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101st Airborne Division Welcomes Major General Brian Winski as New Commanding General

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The historic and accomplished 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) welcomed its 47th commanding general Thursday, February 14th, 2019, as Major General Andrew Poppas relinquished command to Major General Brian Winski.

Under Poppas’ leadership, the 101st Airborne Division deployed Soldiers to combat, contingency and peacekeeping missions around the world, to include Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan, dozens of training and partnership missions on the African and European continents, and hurricane and disaster relief missions in Puerto Rico and the United States. He spoke to the thousands of “Screaming Eagle” Soldiers, Veterans and community members who assembled for the ceremony at Fort Campbell’s parade field.

Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson, acting commanding general for U.S. Forces Command, hands the "Screaming Eagle" colors to Maj. Gen. Brian Winski, as he assumes command of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Feb. 14, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Winski succeeds Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, who, after commanding the world's only air assault division for the past two years, will move on to the Pentagon, as the director of operations for the Joint Staff. (Sgt. James Griffin, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson, acting commanding general for U.S. Forces Command, hands the “Screaming Eagle” colors to Maj. Gen. Brian Winski, as he assumes command of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Feb. 14, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Winski succeeds Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, who, after commanding the world’s only air assault division for the past two years, will move on to the Pentagon, as the director of operations for the Joint Staff. (Sgt. James Griffin, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division to Welcome New Commanding General Brian Winski

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 46th commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Major General Andrew Poppas, will relinquish command of the world’s only air assault division to Major General Brian Winski, in a ceremony at Fort Campbell on Thursday, February 14th at 1:00pm

Under Poppas’ leadership, the 101st Airborne Division deployed Soldiers to combat, contingency and peacekeeping missions around the world, to include Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan, dozens of training and partnership missions on the African and European continents, and hurricane and disaster relief missions in Puerto Rico and the United States.

Major General Brian Winski to become the next commander of the 101st Airborne Division.

Major General Brian Winski to become the next commander of the 101st Airborne Division.

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101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team assumes mission in Iraq from Brave Rifles

 

Written by Capt. Jason Welch
3rd Cavalry Regiment Public Affairs Office

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Baghdad, Iraq – The 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne,” 101st Airborne Division, from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, officially assumed the mission from the outgoing 3rd Cavalry Regiment “Brave Rifles” from Fort Hood, Texas, during a ceremony held January 23rd, 2019.

The transfer of authority was part of the regular rotation of forces that support the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve.

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Adam Nash, 3rd Cavalry Regiment sergeant major, and Col. Jonathan Byrom, commander of 3rd Cav. Regt., case the regimental colors during the transfer of authority ceremony between 3rd Cav. Regt. and 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, in Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 23, 2019.(Capt. Jason Welch, 3rd Cavalry Regiment Public Affairs Office)

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Adam Nash, 3rd Cavalry Regiment sergeant major, and Col. Jonathan Byrom, commander of 3rd Cav. Regt., case the regimental colors during the transfer of authority ceremony between 3rd Cav. Regt. and 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, in Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 23, 2019.(Capt. Jason Welch, 3rd Cavalry Regiment Public Affairs Office)

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AAA says 2019 Rings in Cheapest New Year Gas Prices Since 2016

 

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AAATampa, FL – The New Year has ushered in the cheapest national gas price average in three years. To boot, at $2.25 today’s national average is even one cent cheaper than on January 1st, 2019 and trends indicate that pump prices will likely remain cheap for at least the first half of the month.

Today, 29 state gas price averages are at or below the national average of $2.25 with Missouri touting the cheapest at $1.83. Hawaii ($3.34) carries the most expensive average.

AAA expects prices to remain the same despite OPEC production cuts. (AAA)

AAA expects prices to remain the same despite OPEC production cuts. (AAA)

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Army vet Albert Wiley trades Special Forces to study special education at Austin Peay State University

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – If you ask Austin Peay State University (APSU) student Albert Wiley to list all the places he’s visited, you should probably take a seat because it’ll take a few minutes.

“I went to Panama, Ecuador, Belize, Honduras, Korea, Holland, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Japan, England, Canada…let’s just say numerous countries,” he said.

Austin Peay State University student Albert Wiley takes a break on campus between classes.

Austin Peay State University student Albert Wiley takes a break on campus between classes.

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Three Fort Campbell Soldiers compete in Army Best Medic Competition

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Three Fort Campbell Soldiers are in Texas to compete in the Army’s CSM Jack L. Clark Jr. Army Best Medic Competition at Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, Texas, which runs September 16th-20th, 2018.

The competition is a 72-84 hour arduous test of the teams’ physical and mental skills. Competitors must be agile, adaptive leaders who demonstrate mature judgement while testing collective team skills in areas of physical fitness, tactical marksmanship, leadership, warrior skills, land navigation and overall knowledge of medical, technical and tactical proficiencies through a series of hands-on tasks in a simulated operational environment.

Soldiers competing in the CSM Jack L. Clark Jr. Army Best Medic Competition begin with a physical fitness test - the Army Combat Fitness test (ACFT) - aimed at directly connecting fitness with combat readiness for all Soldiers. The U.S. Army Medical Command hosts the Army Best Medic Competition at Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, Texas, Sept. 16th-20th, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie)

Soldiers competing in the CSM Jack L. Clark Jr. Army Best Medic Competition begin with a physical fitness test – the Army Combat Fitness test (ACFT) – aimed at directly connecting fitness with combat readiness for all Soldiers. The U.S. Army Medical Command hosts the Army Best Medic Competition at Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, Texas, Sept. 16th-20th, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie)

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Clarksville’s 4th Annual Welcome Home Veterans Celebration set for September 12th-16th

 

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Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Clarksville Tennessee is a community that appreciates veterans. The city borders the Fort Campbell Army Post, so appreciating military service is simply the way of life for both residents and businesses.

Beyond the ingrained respect that happens daily, this community publicly shows its support annually–in a big way–with a five-day Welcome Home Veterans Celebration.

New in this years elcome Home Veterans Celebrationis Lee Greenwood, Remembering our Fallen, Hero Breakfast, & Valor Run.

New in this years elcome Home Veterans Celebrationis Lee Greenwood, Remembering our Fallen, Hero Breakfast, & Valor Run.

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APSU Women’s Golf to honor fallen hero through Folds of Honor program

 

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APSU Women's GolfClarksville, TN – When Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s golf picks up the bags for the first round of the Golfweek Challenge in September, one of the Govs will be carrying more than just her clubs.

She’ll be carrying the memory of a fallen warrior.

Austin Peay Women's golf to honor fallen hero Staff Sergeant Shaun Mittler during the entire 2018-19 season. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s golf to honor fallen hero Staff Sergeant Shaun Mittler during the entire 2018-19 season. (APSU Sports Information)

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Fort Campbell to host 101st Airborne Division and Regional Health Command-Atlantic Best Medic Competition

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – About 30 competitors from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Regional Health Command-Atlantic will compete in the Fort Campbell Best Medic Competition July 30th to August 2nd, 2018 here.

The winners will go on to represent the 101st and RHC-A in the Army-wide Command Sergeant Major Jack L. Clark, Jr. Army Best Medic Competition at Fort Sam Houston, Texas and Camp Bullis, Texas later this year.

BACH's Soldiers, Maj. J. Tyler Garrett (rear) and Sgt. 1st Class Justin Cauthen (front), practice combat trauma assessment on a training  dummy, July 26th, in preparation for next week's 2018 Fort Campbell Best Medic Competition. Soldiers from RHC-A, which includes BACH, and Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will compete together in the 2018 Fort Campbell Best Medic Competition July 30th to August 2nd.  (U.S. Army photo by Laura Boyd)

BACH’s Soldiers, Maj. J. Tyler Garrett (rear) and Sgt. 1st Class Justin Cauthen (front), practice combat trauma assessment on a training dummy, July 26th, in preparation for next week’s 2018 Fort Campbell Best Medic Competition. Soldiers from RHC-A, which includes BACH, and Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will compete together in the 2018 Fort Campbell Best Medic Competition July 30th to August 2nd. (U.S. Army photo by Laura Boyd)

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101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade: 1-320th earns prestigious Henry A. Knox Award

 

Written by Sgt. Sharifa Newton
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Henry A. Knox Award is named after Maj. Gen. Henry A. Knox, the first chief of field artillery. The award recognizes active component air defense artillery and field artillery outstanding battery of the year for exceptional achievement, superior mission accomplishment and overall unit excellence. Nominations are evaluated on tactical proficiency, operational readiness rate, safety, and other key and distinguishing indicators.

The Soldiers of Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, were awarded the Knox award June 27th for their actions in providing fires in support of Operation Inherent Resolve in northern Iraq, as well as conducting multiple intensive training cycles and community outreach events during FY 2017.

Command Sgt. Maj. Berk Parsons, command sergeant major of the Field Artillery, shakes the hands of the Soldiers with Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), after the Henry A. Knox Award ceremony, June 27, on Fort Campbell, KY. (Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Command Sgt. Maj. Berk Parsons, command sergeant major of the Field Artillery, shakes the hands of the Soldiers with Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), after the Henry A. Knox Award ceremony, June 27, on Fort Campbell, KY. (Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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