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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office identifies Body found on Tarcus Road

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – Investigators with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office have identified the human remains found in Palmyra Thursday morning as Melissa Sue Napier (Woodruff), 30, of Clarksville Tennessee.

Napier, originally from New York, is an Army veteran. She served in the military for 4 1/2 years and rose to the rank of an E-5 Sergeant.  She completed 2 tours in Iraq working as a Chemical Operations Specialist.

Human Remains Found in Palmyra identified as Melissa Sue Napier (Woodruff).

Human Remains Found in Palmyra identified as Melissa Sue Napier (Woodruff).

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New-age combat simulation challenges 101st Airborne Division to think outside the ‘box’

 

Written by Sgt. William White

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) headquarters, along with other combat and support units, conducted an in-depth deployment simulation known as the Warfighter Exercise here November 12th-21st.

The WFX measures combat effectiveness of a headquarters asset, such as a division or corps, in working with subordinate units to execute a full-scale offensive against a modern and equipped enemy. It also gives them the opportunity to work with simulated government and aid organizations.

Maj. Mindi Furnier, a military intelligence officer, Capt. David-Shea Melloy, an operations planner, and Warrant Officer Mike Rieber, an imagery technician with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), coordinate plans for split-based operations during Warfighter Exercise 16-02 at Fort Campbell, Ky., Nov. 19. The WFX tested the 101st staff sections' abilities to coordinate with other combat and combat support elements in a simulated full-scale war. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Maj. Mindi Furnier, a military intelligence officer, Capt. David-Shea Melloy, an operations planner, and Warrant Officer Mike Rieber, an imagery technician with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), coordinate plans for split-based operations during Warfighter Exercise 16-02 at Fort Campbell, Ky., Nov. 19. The WFX tested the 101st staff sections’ abilities to coordinate with other combat and combat support elements in a simulated full-scale war. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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Congressman Marsha Blackburn Votes to Strengthen National Security

 

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U.S. CongressWashington, D.C. – Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today released the following statement after House passage of H.R. 4038, the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act.

This legislation would require the FBI, Homeland Security Department and director of national intelligence to certify to Congress that any refugee seeking entry to the United States from Syria or Iraq is not a threat to the security of the United States.

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

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101st Airborne Division Headquarters to deploy to Iraq, Kuwait in support of Operation Inherent Resolve

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The U.S. Department of the Army announced today that the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) headquarters, stationed in Fort Campbell, will deploy to Iraq and Kuwait with approximately 500 Soldiers for a nine-month rotation in early 2016 to support Operation Inherent Resolve.

The 101st Airborne Division headquarters will assume the role of Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command-Iraq, replacing the 82nd Airborne Division headquarters. In that role, the division headquarters will provide command and control of coalition troops and training, advising, and assisting Iraqi Security Forces.

Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) "Screaming Eagles". (Sam Shore)

Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) “Screaming Eagles”. (Sam Shore)

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American Heart Association says Severity of Combat Injury linked to future Chronic Diseases

 

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are more likely to develop chronic diseases based on the severity of their combat injuries, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

In the last 13 years of war, 52,087 U.S. service members have been wounded in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. The chronic diseases that may occur after combat injuries may be a hidden cost of the conflicts.

Blood pressure monitoring. (American Heart Association)

Blood pressure monitoring. (American Heart Association)

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U.S. Army’s top General visits 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 39th chief of staff of the Army visited with the commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell and other senior leaders during a luncheon at the 2nd Brigade Combat Team’s dining facility here September 11th.

Gen. Mark A. Milley discussed with Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky and brigade commanders and command sergeants major his vision for the Army and addressed issues facing the force moving forward.

During his visit the CSA spoke about his number-one priority – readiness.

Gen. Mark A. Milley, the 39th chief of staff of the Army, shakes hands with Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, the commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, after arriving to Fort Campbell, Sept. 11, 2015, for a brief luncheon with senior leaders. Milley focused on his number one priority – readiness of the force. (Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Gen. Mark A. Milley, the 39th chief of staff of the Army, shakes hands with Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, the commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, after arriving to Fort Campbell, Sept. 11, 2015, for a brief luncheon with senior leaders. Milley focused on his number one priority – readiness of the force. (Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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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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