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50 years of Currahee Brotherhood, Together Then, Together Now

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Paige Behringer
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Public Affairs

U.S. ArmyFort Drum, NY – For 243 years the U.S. Army has been fostering brotherhood among its ranks.

Born of the Army, the “Currahee Brothers” forged lifelong bonds in bloody combat during the Vietnam War, and continue reuniting half a century later.

They may appear as simply a group of old veterans congregating in a hotel lobby somewhere outside of Washington, D.C., laughing, joking and telling stories. Instead of celebrating a day of birth, this brotherhood assembles to observe a solemn anniversary.

Their name comes from 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, which reactivated in 1967 as a “stand alone” task force to increase American presence in Vietnam.

The “Currahee Brothers” from 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, pose for a group photo during their visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Feb. 19, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Veterans of the battalion visit the memorial annually in remembrance of 8 soldiers lost in an ambush on Feb. 19, 1968. This year marks the 50th anniversary of that battle. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Paige Behringer)

The “Currahee Brothers” from 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, pose for a group photo during their visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Feb. 19, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Veterans of the battalion visit the memorial annually in remembrance of 8 soldiers lost in an ambush on Feb. 19, 1968. This year marks the 50th anniversary of that battle. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Paige Behringer)

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Fort Campbell WTB Soldiers Sgt. John Weasner and Maj. Adam Ziegler to compete in 2018 Warrior Games

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Two Soldiers assigned to the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion were selected to compete in the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games, June 1st–9th, 2018 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

“It’s very exciting to have two of our Soldiers competing in the Warrior Games this year. Our adaptive reconditioning team works with all our wounded, ill and injured Soldiers to help them maximize their full potential in physical activities to reach optimal health and wellness,” said Lt. Col. Shawn Butler, Fort Campbell WTB commander.

Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion soldiers Sgt. John Weasner (right) and Maj. Adam Ziegler (left) to play in 2018 Warrior Games 2018 U.S. Department of Defense Warrior Games.

Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion soldiers Sgt. John Weasner (right) and Maj. Adam Ziegler (left) to play in 2018 Warrior Games 2018 U.S. Department of Defense Warrior Games.

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101st Division Artillery Soldiers conduct Expert Field Medical Badge land navigation training

 

Written by Pfc. Beverly Mejia
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Combat medics from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery and 1-320th Field Artillery, 101st Division Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), trained on land navigation operations in the wood-lines of Fort Campbell, KY, May 8th, 2018.

The medics conducted this training to gain proficiency in land navigational operations as preparation for their upcoming Expert Field Medical Badge competition.

“The Soldiers conducted their land navigation portion today.” said Sgt. Juan Cosme, a combat medic specialist with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 101st DIVARTY, 101st Airborne Division.

Combat medics from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery and 1-320th Field Artillery, 101st Division Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) prepare themselves to embark on a three-hour, five-point land navigation training, May 8th, 2018, Fort Campbell, KY. (Pfc. Beverly Roxane Mejia, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Combat medics from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery and 1-320th Field Artillery, 101st Division Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) prepare themselves to embark on a three-hour, five-point land navigation training, May 8th, 2018, Fort Campbell, KY. (Pfc. Beverly Roxane Mejia, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Edward Moss selected as Montgomery County Veterans Treatment Court Supervisor

 

Military Veteran Recently Hired for Veterans Program

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Edward Moss has been selected as the new Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) Supervisor. Moss is a 23-year Army veteran who retired as a First Sergeant. While still serving in the military, he volunteered on the Foster Care Review Board and as a liaison between VTC and the Fort Campbell Command.

As Moss was transitioning out of the Army, he became the first soldier to participate in the Hiring our Heroes Fellowship Program in Montgomery County. Following the fellowship, he was hired as a juvenile probation officer and soon after promoted to a youth service officer.

Montgomery County Veterans Treatment Court Supervisor Edward Moss

Montgomery County Veterans Treatment Court Supervisor Edward Moss

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Austin Peay State University names seasoned pilot/flight instructor Charles Weigandt director of proposed Rotor Wing Program

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Charles W. Weigandt, a 24-year U.S. Army veteran and founding member of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, was recently named director of Austin Peay State University’s proposed Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Science program, with a concentration in rotor wing (helicopters). He began his new role at APSU on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018.

Charles W. Weigandt has been selected to head Austin Peay State University's Rotor Wing Program.

Charles W. Weigandt has been selected to head Austin Peay State University’s Rotor Wing Program.

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Tennessee State Representative Jay Reedy to speak at Austin Peay State University Military and Veteran Graduate Recognition Ceremony May 2nd

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Jay Reedy, a U.S. Army veteran and Austin Peay State University alumnus, will be the guest speaker at APSU’s Spring 2018 Military and Veteran Graduate Recognition Ceremony and Coin Presentation next week.

The ceremony, set for 5:00pm on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 in the Morgan University Center Ballroom, honors Austin Peay’s graduating students who are either veterans, National Guard, reservists or active-duty military personnel.

APSU Military and Veteran Graduate Recognition Ceremony to be held Wednesday, May 2nd.

APSU Military and Veteran Graduate Recognition Ceremony to be held Wednesday, May 2nd.

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101st Airborne Division Driver Training enhances Soldiers’ tactical vehicle performance

 

Written by Pfc. Beverly Mejia
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Just as any other training is important, the 101st Airborne Division’s, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion’s Divers Training Course was designed to teach soldiers the proper techniques of military driving to ensure mission accomplishment within a 40-hour period of classroom and hands-on instruction to cover various aspects of Army driving.

On March 19th–23rd, Soldier of Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, participated and competed the battalion’s Drivers Training Course. During the course, the Gladiators learned driver/operator responsibilities, preventative maintenance checks and services, rules of the road and safety.

Sgt. Justin Caton, and Sgt. Robert Keys, instructors at The Sabalauski Air Assault School, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), perform preventative maintenance checks and services on a high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle during the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion Driver’s Training Course test, March 23, 2018, Fort Campbell, Ky. (Pfc. Beverly Roxane Mejia, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Sgt. Justin Caton, and Sgt. Robert Keys, instructors at The Sabalauski Air Assault School, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), perform preventative maintenance checks and services on a high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle during the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion Driver’s Training Course test, March 23, 2018, Fort Campbell, Ky. (Pfc. Beverly Roxane Mejia, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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My Two Cents: Grapplers

 

My Two-Cents with Hank BonecutterClarksville, TN – Being able to defend yourself is nothing new, but in today’s world, it’s become even more important.

In the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, self defense is just one of the many benefits of the training. It’s a discipline.  It’s respect.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport system that focuses on “grappling”, especially ground fighting.  BJJ was formed from Kodokan judo ground fighting, and eventually came to be its own combat sport.

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Religious Affairs NCO Marcus Levering from Clarksville follows father’s military legacy

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Neysa Canfield

U.S. ArmyKandahar, Afghanistan – When U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Marcus P. Levering, a native of Clarksville, Tennessee, raised his right hand and repeated the oath of enlistment he wasn’t just making the Army his career, he was also continuing his father’s legacy.

Friends and leaders gathered, March 17th, to watch as Levering, religious affairs noncommissioned officer in charge, Train, Advise, and Assist Command-South and 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, re-enlisted in the Army for the last time.

The Army’s Noncommissioned Officer Career Status Program, formally known as the Indefinite Reenlistment Program, allows enlisted Soldiers starting at the rank of staff sergeant with 12 or more years in service, who are eligible to reenlist, to sign for an indefinite period, according to the official Army Reenlistment page.

Maj. Patrick Devine (left), chaplain, Train, Advice, Assist Command-South and 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, officiates the re-enlistment ceremony for Staff Sgt. Marcus P. Levering, religious affairs noncommissioned officer, TAAC-South and 2nd IBCT, 4th Inf. Div., March 17, 2018, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Neysa Canfield/TAAC-South Public Affairs)

Maj. Patrick Devine (left), chaplain, Train, Advice, Assist Command-South and 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, officiates the re-enlistment ceremony for Staff Sgt. Marcus P. Levering, religious affairs noncommissioned officer, TAAC-South and 2nd IBCT, 4th Inf. Div., March 17, 2018, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Neysa Canfield/TAAC-South Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division takes part in Nashville Predators Military Salute Week

 

Written by Capt. Jennifer Cruz
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionNashville, TN – The leadership of 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade along with the 101st Airborne Division Band, took part in the Nashville Predators’ Military Salute Week at Bridgestone Arena.

During the Predators’ March 6th game against the Dallas Stars, the Big 5 Band played during the first and second intermission. Positioned just above the Zamboni tunnel, they performed classic rock covers for the more than 17,000 fans who filled the arena.

“Before a big performance like this I always get very excited. It’s fantastic that this large of an audience will be hearing Army music tonight,” said Pfc. Shawn McGovern, an Army musician with the 101st Airborne Division Band.

Members of the 101st Airborne Division Brass Band, perform during the New Jersey Devils vs Nashville Predators hockey game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville March 10. The band was performing in support of the Predators Military Salute Week. (Capt. Jennifer Cruz, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Members of the 101st Airborne Division Brass Band, perform during the New Jersey Devils vs Nashville Predators hockey game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville March 10. The band was performing in support of the Predators Military Salute Week. (Capt. Jennifer Cruz, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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