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Civil Air Patrol seeks sponsors for wreaths on Veterans’ graves

 

Civil Air PatrolNashville, TN – Members of the Tennessee Wing, Civil Air Patrol, invite the public to sponsor remembrance wreaths  for placement on the graves of Veterans on December 14th at Veteran cemeteries across the state to honor those who served.

Sponsors can designate where the wreaths will be laid in their community. The Wing efforts coincide with tributes occurring simultaneously across the country during the annual Wreaths Across America Observance. «Read the rest of this article»

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160th Special Operations Aviation E Company Soldiers equipped with MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System; soon to be based at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Maj. Emily Potter
U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command

160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment - Soar - Night StalkersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Bragg, NC – When E Company, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR) (Airborne), activated last month, it become just the fifth Gray Eagle company in the Army, and the first in special operations.

Currently, each Special Forces group has an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) platoon consisting of the RQ-7 Shadow, designed to provide UAS support at the brigade level. The MQ-1C Gray Eagle brings more capability to the fight, and is able to support at the Theater Special Operations Command level.

Soldiers from E Company, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), explain the capabilities of the MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System at their activation ceremony Nov. 19, 2013.(Army photo)

Soldiers from E Company, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), explain the capabilities of the MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System at their activation ceremony Nov. 19, 2013.(Army photo)

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Fort Campbell 101st Sustainment Brigade Medics broaden their skills

 

Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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

Bagram, Afghanistan – Task Force Lifeliner medics broaden their medical skill set as they receive aeromedical evacuation training by the U.S. Air Force, building new relationships and communication that will assist them in the event of a catastrophic incident where soldiers and airmen work alongside each other.

Learning to understand each other and to adapt to changes and new procedures are essential to ensure patients get proper care and treatment.

Task Force Lifeliner medics prepare to lift a litter during aeromedical evacuation training with the U.S. Air Force, Aug. 22, 2013 at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. During this training the soldiers learn how to safely load and unload patients on and off of a C-130 Hercules aircraft. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

Task Force Lifeliner medics prepare to lift a litter during aeromedical evacuation training with the U.S. Air Force, Aug. 22, 2013 at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. During this training the soldiers learn how to safely load and unload patients on and off of a C-130 Hercules aircraft. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Lifeliners deliver supplies using Caribou Low Cost Low Altitude Air Drops

 

Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionBagram, Afghanistan – Transporting cargo rapidly, safely and precisely is the main goal for the riggers and their partners that take part in the daily aerial supply delivery operations.

The importance of this sort of operation is in its name, low cost low altitudes. The reason it’s called this is because the parachutes are one time disposable parachutes.

Supply aerial bundles within the DHC-4T Turbo Caribou aircraft, Aug. 24, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. The Caribou uses the low cost low altitude airdrop delivery method to distribute these supplies to one of the Forward Operating Bases in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

Supply aerial bundles within the DHC-4T Turbo Caribou aircraft, Aug. 24, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. The Caribou uses the low cost low altitude airdrop delivery method to distribute these supplies to one of the Forward Operating Bases in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

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The Legacy of Tennessee Air National Guard’s Historic C-5 Aircraft #69-0014

 

Written By Retired Lt. Col. Niki Gentry

Tennessee National Air GuardMemphis, TN – American aviation enthusiasts are very familiar with the names of famous aircraft such as “The Wright Flyer,” “Spirit of St. Louis,” “Glamorous Glennis” and “Memphis Belle.”

These groundbreaking machines and their pilots each made history during the relatively young story of manned flight. Yet the longevity of aircraft often means past exploits may go unknown among the Airmen at the controls of the aging flying machines.

Lockheed C-5A aircraft, #69-0014.

Lockheed C-5A aircraft, #69-0014.

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Fort Campbell Bulldog Troops make former Enemy Safe Havens Uncomfortable

 

Written by U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Joshua Edwards
129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Paktya Province, Afghanistan – With a full moon to light the sky, a pair of U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopters broke the deafening silence of the night as they descended into the valley where the village of Sahak, Afghanistan lay still.

Slowly the sound of the Chinooks faded into the night, only to be replaced by the sound of dogs barking in the distance as the Soldiers from “Bulldog” Company B, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), zigzagged their way through the maze of narrow footpaths that separate the wheat and sweet clover fields.

ZORMAT, Afghanistan – Soldiers from “Bulldog” Company B, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) observe an A-10 Warthog as it drops flares over a wheat field during Operation Sham Shir April 24, 2013, Sahak, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Joshua S. Edwards)

ZORMAT, Afghanistan – Soldiers from “Bulldog” Company B, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) observe an A-10 Warthog as it drops flares over a wheat field during Operation Sham Shir April 24, 2013, Sahak, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Joshua S. Edwards)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team Soldiers get visit from U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Jon Heinrich
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division PAO

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan – Secretary of Defense, the Honorable Chuck Hagel, visited the U.S. Army Soldiers of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, March 9th.

Hagel and his team landed at Forward Operating Base Fenty in a U.S. Air Force C-130 and were given a briefing by the command team of 1st BCT about the status of operations in Kunar and Nangarhar provinces in Afghanistan.

After the briefing, Hagel made his way to the entrance of the FOB where he addressed Combined Team Bastogne Soldiers.

U.S. Secretary of Defense, the Honorable Chuck Hagel, speaks to Combined Team Bastogne, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, March 9, 2013, at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, Combined Team 1-101 Public Affairs)

U.S. Secretary of Defense, the Honorable Chuck Hagel, speaks to Combined Team Bastogne, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, March 9, 2013, at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, Combined Team 1-101 Public Affairs)

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IRS says Military Personnel and their Families can get Free Tax Help

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – Military members and their spouses may be eligible to receive free tax return preparation assistance.

The IRS and U.S. Armed Forces partner in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, which provides free tax advice, tax preparation, return filing and other tax assistance to military members and their families. «Read the rest of this article»

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Planters Bank’s Hilldale Gallery to Exhibit works from Painter Gail Meyer and Photographer Tony Centonze

 

Planters BankClarksville, TN – The Planters Bank-Hilldale Gallery space will feature works from local artist Gail Meyer, along with photographs from Tony Centonze. The exhibits will be on display Thursday, February 7th-Wednesday, March 6th at 1971 Madison Street during regular bank hours.

Meyer began her art studies in 1972 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. With a husband in the U.S. Air Force, Meyer’s ability to study art was tabled by military moves, family life and motherhood.

Painter Gail Meyer

Painter Gail Meyer

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Sony Nashville Recording Artist Angie Johnson to Sing National Anthem before the Tennessee Titans game Sunday

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN - The Tennessee Titans welcome Sony Nashville recording artist Angie Johnson to sing the National Anthem prior to Sunday’s Titans-Jaguars game at LP Field.

A dedicated member of the United States Air Force, the Missouri-born artist began her military career as an intelligence analyst and later transitioned to the prestigious Tops In Blue.

Sony Nashville recording artist Angie Johnson

Sony Nashville recording artist Angie Johnson

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