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5th Special Forces Support Battalion hold change of command at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Justin Moeller
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5th Special Forces GroupFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers, families and friends with the Group Support Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), also known as “Legion,” welcomed their new commander July 24th, 2014.

During a ceremony held here at Gabriel Field, Lt. Col. Fred L. Dela Cruz relinquished command of the GSB, 5th SFG (A), to Lt. Col. Anthony J. Boniface Jr. a native of Albany NY.

Lt. Col. Anthony J. Boniface Jr., incoming commander of the Group Support Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), salutes the battalion formation at the close of the GSB change of command ceremony held July 25, 2014, here at Gabriel field. (Sgt. Justin A. Moeller/U.S. Army)

Lt. Col. Anthony J. Boniface Jr., incoming commander of the Group Support Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), salutes the battalion formation at the close of the GSB change of command ceremony held July 25, 2014, here at Gabriel field. (Sgt. Justin A. Moeller/U.S. Army)

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Fort Campbell Lifeliner Transportation Company Takes on Retrograde Support Mission in Kuwait

 

101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Camp Arifjan, Kuwait – The 101st Sustainment Brigade’s 594th Transportation Company, also known as the “Professionals,” officially started its nine-month deployment with a relief in place transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, March 28th.

The medium truck company took over a heavy and medium transportation mission supporting contingency operations in Kuwait.

Capt. Jerad N. Hoffmann and 1st Sgt. David L. Mahatha uncase the 594th Transportation Company guidon at the Relief in Place/Transfer of Authority (RIPTOA) ceremony March 28, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Alexander W. Muth, 594th Transportation Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion)

Capt. Jerad N. Hoffmann and 1st Sgt. David L. Mahatha uncase the 594th Transportation Company guidon at the Relief in Place/Transfer of Authority (RIPTOA) ceremony March 28, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Alexander W. Muth, 594th Transportation Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion)

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Pentagon Announces Upcoming Changes to Imminent Danger Pay

 

By Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr., American Forces Press Service

United States Department of Defense - DoDWashington, DC – The Defense Department announced today changes in imminent danger pay that will go into effect June 1, DOD spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren told reporters here.

“This is a process that began [in 2011],” he said, and “included in-depth threat assessment from the combatant commands. It was made in coordination with the Joint Staff, combatant commands and military services.”

Soldiers assigned to Blue Platoon, Troop B, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), discuss possible movement routes through the mountainous terrain before a patrol in Musa Khel District, Afghanistan, March 6, 2013. Soldiers conducted a 12-mile dismounted patrol in order to reach a village in the valley that is inaccessible by vehicle. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton TF 3/101 Public Affairs)

Soldiers assigned to Blue Platoon, Troop B, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), discuss possible movement routes through the mountainous terrain before a patrol in Musa Khel District, Afghanistan, March 6, 2013. Soldiers conducted a 12-mile dismounted patrol in order to reach a village in the valley that is inaccessible by vehicle. (Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton/U.S. Army – File Photo)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Memorializes Three Tennesseans Killed in Action

 

Governor Proclaims May 24th, 2013 as the First Gold Star Family Day in Tennessee

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry “Max” Haston of the Tennessee Military Department to pay tribute to three Tennesseans killed in action, including a soldier previously missing in action for 62 years.

Sergeant Jacob M. Schwallie of Clarksville, was fatally injured by a roadside bomb on May 7th, 2012 in the Ghazi Province, Afghanistan. Schwallie graduated from Rossview High School in 2007 and enlisted in the United States Army in 2008.

(L to R) Sergeant Jacob M. Schwallie, Private First Class Glenn Shely Schoenmann and Staff Sergeant Christopher Michael Ward.

(L to R) Sergeant Jacob M. Schwallie, Private First Class Glenn Shely Schoenmann and Staff Sergeant Christopher Michael Ward.

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Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders to hold Semifinal auditions for the 2013 April 20th

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN - The 2013 Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders semifinal auditions presented by Sun Tan City will begin at 9:30am on Saturday, April 20th at Baptist Sports Park.

“I’m eagerly anticipating this season’s tryouts because we have the opportunity to add more vibrant women to our talented squad,” Titans director of cheerleading Stacie Kinder said.

Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders Semifinal auditions April 20th. (Tennessee Titans)

Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders Semifinal auditions April 20th. (Tennessee Titans)

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University of Tennessee to retire Dale Ellis’ Jersey in ceremony next year

 

UT VolsKnoxville, TN – The University of Tennessee plans to honor legendary men’s basketball player Dale Ellis by retiring his No. 14 jersey during a home game next season, the Tennessee athletics department announced Thursday.

Ellis – a two-time first-team All-American – will become the fourth player to be permanently honored in the Thompson-Boling Arena rafters. He joins Bernard King (No. 53), Ernie Grunfeld (No. 22) and Allan Houston (No. 20).

No. 14 Dale Ellis

No. 14 Dale Ellis

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Tennessee Celebrates 376th Birthday of the National Guard

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – Soldiers and Airmen gathered at the Tennessee National Guard Headquarters on December 13th to celebrate and honor the 376th Birthday of the National Guard.

Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, held the birthday celebration and cake cutting to remember the long and storied history of the Guard, the oldest component of the Armed forces in the United States.

Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, presents Pfc. Zuri Walker with the ceremonial saber to cut the cake celebrating the 376th Birthday of the National Guard. (Photo by: Spc. Sterling Dailey)

Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, presents Pfc. Zuri Walker with the ceremonial saber to cut the cake celebrating the 376th Birthday of the National Guard. (Photo by: Spc. Sterling Dailey)

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5th Special Forces Group, 2nd Battalion “The Legion” Dedicates Building in honor of Mr. Gary Beikirch

 

Written by 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs

5th Special ForcesFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers, families and friends from 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), also known as The Legion, gathered together on the morning of September 22nd, 2012, to pay tribute to a veteran and former member of the unit.

The tribute was in the form of the newly dedicated battalion operations complex, now named Beikirch Hall, for 2nd Bn., 5th SFG (A), in honor of Mr. Gary Beikirch, a Medal of Honor recipient.

Col. Scott Brower, commander of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), and Lt. Col. John R. Dyke, commander of 2nd Battalion, 5th SFG (A), join Mr. Gary Beikirch, Medal of Honor recipient and former member of the 5th SFG, and his wife Loreen, in front of a plaque recognizing the newly dedicated Beikirch Hall, the headquarters for 2nd Bn., 5th SFG (A), Sept. 22, 2012. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army)

Col. Scott Brower, commander of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), and Lt. Col. John R. Dyke, commander of 2nd Battalion, 5th SFG (A), join Mr. Gary Beikirch, Medal of Honor recipient and former member of the 5th SFG, and his wife Loreen, in front of a plaque recognizing the newly dedicated Beikirch Hall, the headquarters for 2nd Bn., 5th SFG (A), Sept. 22, 2012. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army)

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101st Airborne Division Week of the Eagles starts August 10th

 

Written by 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell's Week of the EaglesFort Campbell, KY – The “Screaming Eagles” of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will host the 2012 Week of the Eagles, August 10th-17th, 2012, at Fort Campbell, KY, to reflect upon all that the division’s Soldiers have achieved since the unit was created with no history, but with a “Rendezvous with Destiny.”

“Week of the Eagles is a time for 101st Soldiers of the past and present to come together and reflect on the great legacy of the 101st Airborne Division,” said Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

“This year is particularly significant because it coincides with the 70th anniversary of the division. We invite all Soldiers, families and friends to participate and experience Week of the Eagles 2012.”

2012 Week of the Eagles

2012 Week of the Eagles

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Fort Campbell Welcomes Col. Charles Hamilton as New Commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) held a change of command ceremony on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012, Col. Michael P. Peterman relinquished command of the Brigade to Col. Charles Hamilton before the entire brigade.

Peterman has commanded the 101st Sustainment Brigade since 2009. During his tenure, he provided command and control for four Combat Sustainment Support Battalions, one Special Troops Battalion, Human Resources and Financial Management Companies during their deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His next assignment will be with the Commander’s Initiative Group at Army Material Command in Huntsville, Alabama.

Col. Charles Hamilton accepts the Brigade colors and command of the 101st Sustainment Brigade from Maj. Gen. James C. McConville

Col. Charles Hamilton accepts the Brigade colors and command of the 101st Sustainment Brigade from Maj. Gen. James C. McConville

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