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101st Airborne Division held ceremony to welcome new deputy commanding general at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Matthew Ard
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell welcomed the new deputy commanding general for support at an Honor Eagle ceremony held August 12th, 2015, in front of the division headquarters building here.

Brig. Gen. John E. Novalis II and his wife, Mary, were received by Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, the commanding general of the 101st and Fort Campbell, who felt privileged to have them join the Screaming Eagle team, he said during the ceremony.

“With three and a half years in combat in both Afghanistan and Iraq, I can think of no better leader to have on the Screaming Eagle team for our rendezvous with destiny,” said Volesky.

Brig. Gen. John E. Novalis II, deputy commanding general for support, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stands before a formation of Screaming Eagles while being welcomed by Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general of the 101st and Fort Campbell, Ky., during an Honor Eagle ceremony outside the division headquarters building, Fort Campbell, Aug. 12, 2015.(Staff Sgt. Matthew W. Ard, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Brig. Gen. John E. Novalis II, deputy commanding general for support, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stands before a formation of Screaming Eagles while being welcomed by Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general of the 101st and Fort Campbell, Ky., during an Honor Eagle ceremony outside the division headquarters building, Fort Campbell, Aug. 12, 2015.(Staff Sgt. Matthew W. Ard, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Clarksville resident honored onstage at Charlie Daniels’ Volunteer Jam in Nashville

 

Charlie Daniels' Volunteer Jam 2015Nashville, TN – On Wednesday night the sold-out crowd at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN was brought to a standing ovation when four war heroes were invited onstage and presented with Henry Military Service Tribute Rifles during the Charlie Daniels’ 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam.

Anthony Imperato, President of Henry Repeating Arms, gifted the rifles to thank the veterans for their heroic contributions to our country.

(L to R) Charlie Daniels, Ryan Weaver, Scott Schroeder, Jack Ten Napel, Sam Schoenheit, Anthony Imperato; President of Henry Repeating Arm.

(L to R) Charlie Daniels, Ryan Weaver, Scott Schroeder, Jack Ten Napel, Sam Schoenheit, Anthony Imperato; President of Henry Repeating Arm.

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Fort Campbell Intrepid Spirit center doctor provides Traumatic Brain Injury advice to UK Scientific and Medical Advisory Board

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – The director of the Intrepid Spirit at Fort Campbell recently met with a scientific and medical advisory board in Lexington, KY, to share lessons learned in establishing Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) regional excellence care.

Dr. Bret Logan, who serves as Intrepid Spirit director and Army Medicine Ambassador, met with the board, known as the Traumatic Brain Injury Project. Logan shared with the board initiatives and programs in place at Fort Campbell to help treat Soldiers with TBI and psychological injures.

Dr. Silke Bernert, medical director for TBI and Acquired Brain Injury Unit at Cardinal Hill Hospital in Lexington, KY, shows Dr. Bret Logan, director of the Fort Campbell Intrepid Spirit, her physical and occupational therapy rooms at Cardinal Hill. Bernert serves as part of the scientific and medical advisory board in Lexington, KY.

Dr. Silke Bernert, medical director for TBI and Acquired Brain Injury Unit at Cardinal Hill Hospital in Lexington, KY, shows Dr. Bret Logan, director of the Fort Campbell Intrepid Spirit, her physical and occupational therapy rooms at Cardinal Hill. Bernert serves as part of the scientific and medical advisory board in Lexington, KY.

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101st Airborne Division holds inactivation ceremony for 159th Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Campbell

 

Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

159th Combat Aviation BrigadeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers, families and friends of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), gathered at the division parade field here, May 7th to conduct the final official ceremony in the brigade’s history.

After 18 years of service, the 159th CAB colors were cased at the ceremony by Col. Jimmy Blackmon, the final brigade commander of the 159th CAB “Thunder Brigade,” and retired Col. Bob Freeman, the honorary colonel of the brigade, signifying a conclusion to the legacy of this historic aviation unit.

Soldiers from the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pay honors to the nation during the national anthem at the Thunder Brigade's inactivation ceremony at the division parade field on Fort Campbell, Ky., May 7, 2015. The 159th CAB cased its brigade colors for the final time during the ceremony, as well as all of its subordinate battalion colors and company guidons. (Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Soldiers from the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pay honors to the nation during the national anthem at the Thunder Brigade’s inactivation ceremony at the division parade field on Fort Campbell, Ky., May 7, 2015. The 159th CAB cased its brigade colors for the final time during the ceremony, as well as all of its subordinate battalion colors and company guidons. (Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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AAA reports Highest Gas Prices of the Year, However Relief may be in Sight

 

AAATampa, FL – Motorists headed to the pump are finding the highest gas prices of 2015. The national average price for regular unleaded is $2.62 per gallon, up 59 cents since this year’s low of $2.03 in late January.

“Rising crude oil has pushed gas prices to their highest levels of the year ,” said Josh Carrasco, spokesperson, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Although prices are at their highest level of the year, they are still more than a dollar cheaper than this time last year.”

Motorists see lowest May gas prices since 2009.

Motorists see lowest May gas prices since 2009.

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APSU awards ROTC CSM Darol Walker Award to decorated soldier Kevin Doss

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The recipient of the 2015 Command Sgt. Maj. Darol Walker Award at Austin Peay State University is ROTC Cadet Kevin Doss, a decorated career soldier.

Doss, born in San Antonio, Texas, graduated from Boerne High School in 2001 and attended the University of Texas from 2001-03. He will graduate May 8th from APSU with a degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Military Science.

Cadet Kevin Doss is awarded the 2015 CSM Darol Walker Award at a breakfast on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at Austin Peay State University. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

Cadet Kevin Doss is awarded the 2015 CSM Darol Walker Award at a breakfast on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at Austin Peay State University. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

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Kentucky Author writes “Gravity” a book about the History of a Tennessee Army National Guard Unit’s Deployment in Iraq

 

Red Engine PressBridgeville, PA – Red Engine Press is proud to announce the release in trade paperback and Kindle format of Gravity by Kentucky author Beth Underwood a powerful account in the spirit of bestselling narrative nonfiction author Eric Larson of a Tennessee Army National Guard unit’s bitter combat experience in the Triangle of Death in Iraq.

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 2-17 Cavalry Regiment retires OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Pilots from 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, flew an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter Wednesday to the Don F. Pratt Museum here where it will be permanently displayed.

The helicopter, tail number 95-0008, will be on display across the street from the museum, marking a long, storied history for 2-17 CAV.

Chief Warrant Officer 5 Bud Kenney, left, brigade maintenance officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, and Lt. Col. Jack Murphy, commander, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pose in front of an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter, before transferring it to the Don F. Pratt museum, Fort Campbell, Ky., April 22, 2015. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

Chief Warrant Officer 5 Bud Kenney, left, brigade maintenance officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, and Lt. Col. Jack Murphy, commander, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pose in front of an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter, before transferring it to the Don F. Pratt museum, Fort Campbell, Ky., April 22, 2015. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

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Montgomery County Government announces John Clement to intern as Military Affairs Administrator

 

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Mayor’s Office is pleased to announce Chief Warrant Officer 3 John Clement will be serving as the County’s Military Affairs Administrator through an internship program.

Chief Clement has flown numerous Air Assault and Medical Evacuation (Medevac) missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, served as a maintenance test pilot and most recently served as the Officer in Charge (OIC) for the Adaptive Reconditioning Program for Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion.

Chief Warrant Officer 3 John Clement

Chief Warrant Officer 3 John Clement

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Fort Campbell Workshop uses Filmmaking as healing process for Veterans

 

Written by David E. Gillespie
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Lacking only the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s red carpet, Veteran filmmakers were stars in their own rights as a four-day “I Was There” Film Workshop culminated in a packed-house screening event at Cole Park Commons Thursday.

With a unique approach to treating the psychological damages of war, the free workshop encouraged Soldiers to share their experiences through mentored filmmaking classes at Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion.

Pfc. Robert Blackmore, B Co., Warrior Transition Battalion, films a scene for the short film "Come Back," as Yessica Curiel Montoya reacts to news from a doctor played by Spc. John Russino, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. The film is a collaborative project created during an I Was There film workshop at Fort Campbell. (David E. Gillespie)

Pfc. Robert Blackmore, B Co., Warrior Transition Battalion, films a scene for the short film “Come Back,” as Yessica Curiel Montoya reacts to news from a doctor played by Spc. John Russino, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. The film is a collaborative project created during an I Was There film workshop at Fort Campbell. (David E. Gillespie)

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