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Fort Campbell’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike” honors History; Builds on their Legacy

 

Written by Maj. Ireka Sanders
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), held a rededication ceremony here July 30th, 2015, officially moving the memorials to their new location.

The ceremony was one of the many events featured during the Day of the Eagles.

The Strike brigade memorial is the first of the BCT memorials to go on what will become Memorial Row.

An honor guard rifle detail fires a 21-gun salute in honor of Spc. Matthew Walker during a wreath laying at the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division’s memorial rededication ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky., July 30, 2015. Walker was the only Soldier killed in action during Strike’s 2014 Operation Enduring Freedom deployment to Afghanistan. (Staff Sgt. Sierra A. Fown, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

An honor guard rifle detail fires a 21-gun salute in honor of Spc. Matthew Walker during a wreath laying at the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division’s memorial rededication ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky., July 30, 2015. Walker was the only Soldier killed in action during Strike’s 2014 Operation Enduring Freedom deployment to Afghanistan. (Staff Sgt. Sierra A. Fown, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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AAA reports Gas Prices Stablize

 

AAATampa, FL – The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline slipped 1-cent since last week’s AAA Gas Price Brief and is currently $2.79 a gallon. Today’s average remains significantly lower than on this same date last year (-89 cents).

The national average declined by fractions of a cent for six consecutive days. Meanwhile prices in Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee have declined three, six, and four consecutive days respectively.

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Tennessee Department of Health advises Clinicians to have Heightened Awareness about MERS Co-V with International Travel Patients

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – In response to a Korean outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus, commonly known as MERS Co-V, the Tennessee Department of Health has issued an alert to healthcare providers.

The alert issued Friday, June 12th, urges clinicians to ask their patients about recent travel, to look for evidence of the illness in patient assessments and to share their findings and information with public health officials.

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

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AAA reports Gas Prices Forecast to Average $2.47 through the end of 2015

 

AAATampa, FL – Motorists across the country saw increases at the pump last week, but that trend is not likely to continue. The EIA updated its forecast, expecting monthly average gas prices to decline through the end of the year, reaching as low as $2.27 in December.

According to the report, the average price of gasoline from June 1st – August 31st would be $2.60 – the lowest since 2009. The average price through the end of 2015 is forecast to be $2.47. If that forecast holds true, the average price for this year ($2.43) would also be the lowest since 2009.

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AAA says Middle East Conflict pushes Gas Prices Higher

 

AAATampa, FL – Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Libya caused oil prices to briefly spike last week, and Florida gas prices responded in kind. The average price for a gallon of gasoline rose 10 cents in Florida, but is about the same in Georgia and Tennessee.

“The increase in oil came at a time when gasoline supplies in Florida are already tight,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “March is the peak month for gasoline demand in Florida, because the weather warms up, people drive more, and there are more visitors for spring break and Major League Baseball Spring Training. Plus, it is still maintenance season, and refinery gasoline output is reduced.” «Read the rest of this article»

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AAA reports Gas Prices Slide for Seventh Consecutive Week

 

Gas could fall below $3.00 a gallon by years end

AAATampa, FL – Motorists continue to enjoy a discount at the pump, as gas prices fall to their lowest point since February. Nationally, the price of gas fell 6 cents in the past week, marking a seven week decline in gasoline prices.

“Last week refineries switched from producing summer to winter-blend fuel,” said Josh Carrasco, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Winter-blend gas is cheaper to produce, because it does not require the additives necessary in summer-blend. Also, here in the U.S. we continue benefiting from historic domestic oil production. Both of these factors continue placing downward pressure on gas prices.” «Read the rest of this article»

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AAA say U.S. Delared World’s Biggest Oil Producer; Gas Prices Drift Lower

 

AAATampa, FL – The United States surpassed Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world’s biggest oil producer this year.

According to a report from the Bank of America Corp., the U.S. is projected to remain the top producer of 2014 because domestic output is forecast to increase and production growth outside the U.S. has been lower than anticipated. «Read the rest of this article»

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AAA says Iraq Conflict triggers rising Gas Prices

 

AAATampa, FL – Gasoline prices in the southeast were on a streak of declines before the conflict in Iraq began. The average price for a gallon of gasoline fell 51 days straight in Florida, 44 days in Georgia, and 12 days in Tennessee.

However, the streaks ended Saturday as the violence in Iraq caused oil prices to jump.

Consumers should expect gas prices to increase around 5-10 cents soon.

Consumers should expect gas prices to increase around 5-10 cents soon.

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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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5th Special Forces Group Soldier from Fort Campbell killed in action

 

5th Special ForcesFort Campbell, KY – Warrant Officer Sean W. Mullen, 39, of Rehobeth Beach, DE, died June 2nd, 2013, in Ghur Ghuri, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from an improvised explosive device.

Mullen was assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell, KY, as an assistant detachment commander for a Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha (ODA), or A-team. He was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan.  This was Mullen’s sixth deployment in support of an overseas contingency operation.

Warrant Officer Sean W. Mullen

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