Topic: U.S. Army
Written by Tech. Sgt. Gustavo Gonzalez
Trenton, NJ – As he grew frustrated that one of his team members was not following his orders, he yelled, “Don’t you know what the sign for stop is!? What is this, your first day in the Army!?”
The members of the 101st Airborne Division were working out their kinks as they were attempting to seize an airfield at Lakehurst Air Station here, during a mobility exercise called WAREX 78-17-01, March 13th-21st, 2017.
The exercise is conducted to identify and fix any issues the units may have before deploying in a real-world environment.
Austin Peay State University student Tia Jones discuses overcoming abuse in memoirs, titled “Come See a Man”
Clarksville, TN – Tia Jones, a communication student at Austin Peay State University was in Germany, serving her country in the U.S. Army, when her past finally caught up to her.
A native of Goldsboro, North Carolina, Jones grew up in a self-described broken home. Raised by her mother, Jones did not meet her biological father during her early years, and in his absence, a six-year-old Jones found suffering as the victim of sexual assault at the hands of her mother’s boyfriend.
Written by Leejay Lockhart
Fort Campbell, KY – The congressional delegation that toured Fort Campbell on March 7th, 2017, held a brief press conference before returning to Washington D.C.
The delegation included House Representatives William “Mac” Thornberry, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee; Diane Black, chairman of the House Budget Committee; Marsha Blackburn of the Tennessee 7th district which includes part of Fort Campbell, and chairman of the subcommittee on communications and technology.
Major Gen. Andrew P. Poppas, Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell, escorted the delegation as they met with Soldiers, toured facilities and saw firsthand how budget cuts in previous years had affected readiness across the installation.
Clarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) would like to congratulate two deputies in the Detention Division on their recent promotions.
Daniel Black and Melody Wolfe have been promoted to Field Training Officer.
They will both work as FTO’s on third shift in the Montgomery County Jail.
Written by Curtis Johnson
Nashville, TN – This week in Nashville, the first meeting of the legislative task force on opioid and prescription drug abuse kicked off in Nashville, with stakeholders from across the state coming to the Legislative Plaza to speak out about Tennessee’s growing drug epidemic.
The task force was created this month by House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) with the immediate goal of working on legislation and determining best strategies for tackling Tennessee’s opioid problems. Tennessee is consistently ranked at the top of the charts nationally with regards to prescription drug abuse.
Clarksville, TN – 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.
With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.
Clarksville, TN – Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson would like to congratulate Deputy Frederick Ludwikowski on his retirement after 22 years of service with the Sheriff’s Office.
A party was held in his honor at the Courts Complex. The event started with the Sheriff highlighting his dedication and honorable service. Afterwards supervisors and fellow deputies took turns reminiscing about his work.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University and the Governors Guard ROTC detachment will recognize and show appreciation to Austin Peay alumni, students and current or past employees who served during the Vietnam War era with a halftime ceremony at the Governors’ men’s basketball game against Southeast Missouri State University on January 28th.
Mayor McMillan orders flags flown at half-staff in his honor
Clarksville, TN – Former Clarksville Mayor Ted Crozier Sr., who devoted his life to family, country and community, died Monday from a respiratory illness at the age of 91.
Col. Crozier served in the U.S. Army for 32 years, retiring at the rank of colonel in 1977. He served as the first Commander of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Campbell and was the first aviator to serve as the chief of staff for the 101st Airborne Division.
Written by Captain Jason Welch
Niamey, Niger – Soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division partnered with members of the Forces Armees Nigeriennes (FAN) to observe and mentor the training cadre of the Nigerien basic combat training school from October 13th to November 16th at the Tondibiah Training Base in Niger.
The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, is the regionally allocated force supporting U.S. Army Africa events and exercises across the African continent this year.
The soldiers came from the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment and traveled from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to Niger to assess how the FAN was conducting basic training of new soldiers and to share U.S. Army methods, but they also learned some lessons of their own.
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