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Unbreakable Bonds

 

Written by Mary Therese Griffin
U.S. Army Warrior Care and Transition

U.S. Army Warrior Care and TransitionArlington, VA – For U.S. Army Spc. Mitchell Bombeck, joining the military was a no brainer. It’s a family tradition.

The self-proclaimed farm boy from Minnesota became an all-wheel diesel mechanic in the Forward Support Company, 682nd Engineer Battalion in the Minnesota National Guard.

At six feet and two inches tall, weighing 230 pounds, it would seem tough to break such a solid man, but it happened.

(L to R) Spc. Mitchell Bombeck, Sgt. Patrick Haney and Maj. James Pradke pose for a picture as they check-in to their hotel at the 2017 DoD Warrior Games. (Spc. Mitchell Bombeck)

(L to R) Spc. Mitchell Bombeck, Sgt. Patrick Haney and Maj. James Pradke pose for a picture as they check-in to their hotel at the 2017 DoD Warrior Games. (Spc. Mitchell Bombeck)

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U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command brings together Army aviators to build readiness across enterprise

 

Written by Kari Hawkins
U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command

U.S. Army Aviation & Missile CommandHuntsville, AL – Speaking to more than 200 aviation leaders and Soldiers at the Aviation and Missile Command’s 101 for Aviation on December 13th, 2017 AMCOM commander Maj. Gen. Doug Gabram said the annual meeting is a one-of-a-kind event that other Army branches are trying to emulate.

“We are one team, one fight,” Gabram told the aviators, who travelled from units around the world to attend the two-day AMCOM 101 for Aviation at Redstone Arsenal. “No other branch has this kind of event. It’s something that benefits the aviation branch and the Army.”

AMCOM 101 for Aviation brings together aviators from across the Army aviation enterprise to learn about the sustainment capabilities of AMCOM, and to discuss aviation challenges and solutions.

Brig Gen. Todd Royar, deputy commander for support of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, KY, encourages aviators attending the Aviation and Missile Command's AMCOM 101 for Aviation to ensure readiness of their units by providing concerns to their higher command. Royar served as AMCOM's chief of staff prior to his promotion and assignment to the 101st in the spring of 2017. (Traci Boutwell)

Brig Gen. Todd Royar, deputy commander for support of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, KY, encourages aviators attending the Aviation and Missile Command’s AMCOM 101 for Aviation to ensure readiness of their units by providing concerns to their higher command. Royar served as AMCOM’s chief of staff prior to his promotion and assignment to the 101st in the spring of 2017. (Traci Boutwell)

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Tennessee National Guard Soldiers return home from year-long deployment

 

Written by Sgt. Sarah Kirby
118th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – More than 120 Soldiers assigned to the Tennessee Army National Guard’s 230th Signal Company returned home to Smyrna, Tennessee, October 14th, 2017 after a year-long deployment overseas.

“I’m so excited to be home,” said Army Sgt. James Collier, a signal support systems specialist with the 230th Signal Company. “My daughters have grown up so much since I’ve been gone and I can’t wait to get back into a new routine with them and my wife.”

Families and friends eagerly wave to the Soldiers of the Tennessee National Guard’s 230th Signal Company, based in Nashville, Tenn., who just returned home from a year long deployment overseas Oct. 14. (Spc. Lauren Ogburn, Tennessee National Guard Joint Force Headquarters).

Families and friends eagerly wave to the Soldiers of the Tennessee National Guard’s 230th Signal Company, based in Nashville, Tenn., who just returned home from a year long deployment overseas Oct. 14. (Spc. Lauren Ogburn, Tennessee National Guard Joint Force Headquarters).

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Tennessee National Guard detachment leaves for year-long deployment to Kuwait

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – Twenty-two Tennessee Army National Guard members of Detachment 5, Company B, 248th Aviation Support Battalion, left Joint Base Berry Field, Nashville, Tennessee September 30th, 2017 to complete two months of pre-deployment training at Fort Hood, Texas.  

Det. 5, Co. B, 248 ASB, is a small maintenance detachment based out of Nashville that is set to embark on a year-long deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan Shield. Operation Spartan Shield is a multiple-force contingency operation based in Kuwait that’s set in place to prevent and react to possible threats within the region.

Twenty-two Tennessee National Guard members assigned to Detachment 5, Company B, 248th Aviation Support Battalion, attend a departure ceremony Sept. 28 at Joint Base Berry Field, Nashville, Tenn. The detachment departed Nashville Sept. 30 to participate in pre deployment training at Fort Hood, Texas before deploying to Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan Shield.

Twenty-two Tennessee National Guard members assigned to Detachment 5, Company B, 248th Aviation Support Battalion, attend a departure ceremony Sept. 28 at Joint Base Berry Field, Nashville, Tenn. The detachment departed Nashville Sept. 30 to participate in pre deployment training at Fort Hood, Texas before deploying to Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan Shield.

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AAA says Tennessee Gas Prices are 18 Cents More Than Last Year

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County has the Least Expensive Gas Prices in Tennessee

AAANashville, TN – Gas prices saw another round of increases last week. Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.08 on Sunday. The state average is 3 cents more than last week, and 18 cents more than this time last year. 

People using the free AAA mobile app are finding gas prices between $1.90 and $2.35. The price for regular unleaded is below $2.00 per gallon at fewer than 25 percent of gas stations in Tennessee; the price is less than $2.25 at 93 percent of gas stations in the state.

Gas Prices Rise on Strong Demand and Crude Draws.

Gas Prices Rise on Strong Demand and Crude Draws.

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Spc. Mitchell Bombeck: A family legacy of teamwork and service

 

Written by Whitney Delbridge Nichels
U.S. Army Warrior Care and Transition

U.S. Army Warrior Care and TransitionChicago, IL – Those who know Spc. Mitchell Bombeck say, at a young age, he chose to serve our country, but in reality, service chose him.

His mother, Janelle Bombeck, a 33-year Air Force veteran, says most of their family members had the same calling – including her grandfather, father and all of her siblings.

“It’s what we do. We serve our country,” she said.

Army Specialist Mitchell Bombeck competes in shot put during the 2017 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL, July 5, 2017. The DoD Warrior Games are an annual event allowing wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans to compete in Paralympic-style sports including archery, cycling, field, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and wheelchair basketball. (Roger L. Wollenberg)

Army Specialist Mitchell Bombeck competes in shot put during the 2017 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL, July 5, 2017. The DoD Warrior Games are an annual event allowing wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans to compete in Paralympic-style sports including archery, cycling, field, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and wheelchair basketball. (Roger L. Wollenberg)

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AAA reports Increased U.S. Oil Production Pushes Pump Prices Lower

 

AAATampa, FL – The national average price of gas continues to decline as U.S. oil production increases. Today’s average price of $2.31 per gallon represents a decrease of three cents per gallon on the week, four cents per gallon on the month, and prices have moved lower for 14 of the past 15 days.

Despite this recent trend lower, retail averages are up by 46 cents per gallon as compared to one year ago.

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AAA reports Gas Prices Stabilize during Holiday Weekend

 

AAATampa, FL – The holiday season is in full swing, attracting an estimated 103.1 million American travelers. An estimated 93.6 million Americans are expected to take a road trip during the 11-day period (December 23rd – January 2nd).

Yet, despite the elevated demand for gasoline, prices at the pump remained unchanged throughout the Christmas weekend.  

Oil prices have stablized which is why prices at the pump haven't risen in 10 days. (AAA)

Oil prices have stablized which is why prices at the pump haven’t risen in 10 days.(AAA)

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AAA says Drivers will Welcome a New Year and Higher Gas Prices

 

AAATampa, FL – Retail averages have increased 28 of the past 30 days and prices have moved higher by fractions of a penny since Friday. The national average for regular unleaded gasoline currently sits at $2.29 per gallon, which is five cents more than one week ago, 16 cents more than one month ago and 29 cents more year-over-year.

Heading into 2017, gasoline demand is expected to drop drastically during the month of January following the busy holiday travel season.

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Tennessee National Guard’s 230th Signal Company heads to Kuwait

 

Written by Maj. Darrin Haas

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – More than 120 Soldiers from the National Guard’s 230th Signal Company, based in Nashville, left December 4th on the first leg of a one-year deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan Shield.

The unit departed Houston Barracks, the Tennessee Military Department Headquarters, by bus and traveled to Nashville International Airport, where they boarded a plane headed to Fort Hood, Texas. The company will spend around one month at Fort Hood undergoing advanced pre-deployment training prior to departing for Kuwait.

Guardsmen from Nashville's 230th Signal Company pose for company photograph prior to boarding a bus to begin their journey to Fort Hood, Texas, for roughly one month of pre-deployment training. Following their training, the Soldiers will deploy to Kuwait for one year in support of Operation Spartan Shield. (Sgt. 1st Class Edgar Castro)

Guardsmen from Nashville’s 230th Signal Company pose for company photograph prior to boarding a bus to begin their journey to Fort Hood, Texas, for roughly one month of pre-deployment training. Following their training, the Soldiers will deploy to Kuwait for one year in support of Operation Spartan Shield. (Sgt. 1st Class Edgar Castro)

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