Written by Sgt. Brian Smith-Dutton
Fort Knox, KY – The 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), traveled across Kentucky to train at Fort Knox’s cavalry grounds during a two week Field Training Exercise from October 28th to November 7th, 2013 to exercise their cavalry skills as a squadron.
“The purpose of this trip is to build on our core competency of providing reconnaissance expertise for the brigade,” said Lt. Col. Jason Curl, Commander of 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). “Fort Knox provides an unparalleled capability for both gunnery and mounted maneuver.”
Fort Campbell, KY – The soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, gathered November 15th for a brigade motorcycle ride outside the brigade headquarters, here.
Fifty soldiers braved the cold on their bikes to take part in the ride, leaving at 8:50 am and arriving at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY at 11:40am.
Clarksville, TN – When the national publication Military Times released its annual “Best for Vets: Colleges 2014” list earlier this week, it named Austin Peay State University as the top school in Tennessee for serving and supporting military veterans.
The newspaper listed APSU as the 57th best university in the country for veterans to attend, and it gave the University four stars for the academic support it provides these students.
Veterans Day Event Also Pays Tribute to More Than 525,000 Tennessee Veterans
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry “Max” Haston of the Tennessee Military Department today to recognize four veteran state employees and more than 525,000 Tennessee veterans of all ages and eras.
The Governor’s Veterans Day event was held at the Tennessee Tower Plaza in downtown Nashville. «Read the rest of this article»
Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – Fifty-two newly promoted noncommissioned officers (NCO) crossed into the corps with a symbolic induction ceremony, which represented their right of entry into, what is known as, the time honored Corps of the noncommissioned officer.
The heritage and history of the corps is rich with symbolism and traces its roots as far back as the 17th century. The NCO Induction Ceremony gave the NCOs a better understanding of the significance of becoming a sergeant and what it takes to be a good leader.
Fort Campbell’s 716th Military Police Battalion holds Peacekeeper Challenge to honor Fallen Warriors
Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
Fort Campbell, KY – On August 27th, 2011, Spc. Michael C. Roberts died in combat in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. Only a week later, on September 3rd, Spc. Christopher J. Scott would also die in combat in Kandahar.
Both men were in their early 20s and each one gave all they had serving the nation during Operation Enduring Freedom. Both men were also part of the 716th Military Police Battalion, one of the most storied and highly decorated military police battalions in the U.S. Army.
Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
Forward Operating Base Wright, Afghanistan – Promoting your sibling in a country far from home in support of your country, away from your family and friends is something of a special occasion.
This is something, two small town All-American brothers from Winder, GA, had the chance to experience with a coincidental crossing of paths during their deployment to Afghanistan.
Fort Campbell, KY – With the government shutdown looming, Fort Campbell officials are maneuvering to lessen the adverse impact on its Soldiers, Families and civilian workforce as much as possible.
“In matters of life, health and safety, as well as in maintaining our national security, we’re going to continue normal operations and mitigate negative impacts as best we can,” said Garrison Commander Col. David “Buck” Dellinger.
Federal government operations and programs are funded through appropriations approved by Congress and become law when signed off on by the president. That’s yet to be done for FY-14, and both Congress and the president failed to pass the spending bill by midnight, Monday September 30th.
Clarksville, TN – The October Art Walk will be held October 3rd from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the shops and galleries on Public Square, Franklin Street, and Strawberry Alley.
Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville. «Read the rest of this article»
Written by Sgt. Justin Moeller
Paktya Province, Afghanistan – Originating in 1986 at Fort Hood, Texas, the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club is an exclusive U.S. Army organization for non-commissioned officers who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and performance.
In order to be inducted, the NCOs must be recommended, pass a physical training test as well as several rigorous board appearances.
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