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Fort Campbell receives visit from National Commission on the Future of the Army

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Two commissioners from the National Commission on the Future of the Army (NCFA) spent Tuesday morning at Fort Campbell as part of their congressionally-mandated mission.

The NCFA, made up of eight commissioners appointed by Congress and the President, has been charged with examining the structure of the Army and issues related to its size and force mix.

The Commission will make recommendations to the Congress and President on how to modify the Army’s structure based on anticipated mission requirements, acceptable levels of risk, and anticipated resources. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum to host Alvin York exhibit

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Crouch Gallery of the Customs House Museum has taken on a military appearance this month with the exhibit “In the Footsteps of Alvin York”. This show tells the life story of the man from Pall Mall, Tennessee, in Fentress County, who became one of the most decorated American soldiers in World War I.

On October 8th, 1918, Cpl. (later Sgt.) York led seven soldiers against a much larger German force in the Argonne Forest near the small town of Chatel Chehery, France.

"In the Footsteps of Alvin York” exhibit at the Customs House Museum.

“In the Footsteps of Alvin York” exhibit at the Customs House Museum.

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Fort Campbell and 101st Airborne Division Commander’s Official Statement on Army Force Reductions

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Today the Secretary of the Army announced the next round of Army force reductions for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 that decrease the Army’s Active Component size from 490,000 to 450,000 Soldiers, and cuts Army Civilian positions by 17,000. The reductions affect the entire Army and are a direct result of sequestration.

If sequestration continues, the Army will be required to further reduce Active Army end strength to much lower levels.

Based on the Secretary’s announcement, Fort Campbell will lose approximately 360 military positions, or about 1% of our total population.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan releases statement regarding Fort Campbell Troop Reductions

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – I have just received confirmation from MG Gary J. Volesky, Commanding General of Fort Campbell, that there will be minimal troop reductions at Fort Campbell.  I’m sure there may be comments from some about the economic impact the soldiers have on our economy.

But the people of Clarksville don’t see our men and women in uniform as dollar signs.  For us, this is about family.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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Montgomery County releases Fort Campbell Troop Reductions Announcement

 

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County – Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett is pleased to announce that the Army’s plan to reduce troops by 40,000 over the next two years will have minimal impact on Fort Campbell in the plan released by officials today.

Mayor Durrett states, “We have just received official confirmation from Congressman Marsha Blackburn’s office that the Fort Campbell actual troop loss will be 363 soldiers.”

12,800 soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division stand on the Division Parade Field (Jerry Woller/ Fort Campbell Multimedia Visual Information Service Center)

12,800 soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division stand on the Division Parade Field (Jerry Woller/ Fort Campbell Multimedia Visual Information Service Center)

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Fort Campbell Intrepid Spirit center doctor provides Traumatic Brain Injury advice to UK Scientific and Medical Advisory Board

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – The director of the Intrepid Spirit at Fort Campbell recently met with a scientific and medical advisory board in Lexington, KY, to share lessons learned in establishing Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) regional excellence care.

Dr. Bret Logan, who serves as Intrepid Spirit director and Army Medicine Ambassador, met with the board, known as the Traumatic Brain Injury Project. Logan shared with the board initiatives and programs in place at Fort Campbell to help treat Soldiers with TBI and psychological injures.

Dr. Silke Bernert, medical director for TBI and Acquired Brain Injury Unit at Cardinal Hill Hospital in Lexington, KY, shows Dr. Bret Logan, director of the Fort Campbell Intrepid Spirit, her physical and occupational therapy rooms at Cardinal Hill. Bernert serves as part of the scientific and medical advisory board in Lexington, KY.

Dr. Silke Bernert, medical director for TBI and Acquired Brain Injury Unit at Cardinal Hill Hospital in Lexington, KY, shows Dr. Bret Logan, director of the Fort Campbell Intrepid Spirit, her physical and occupational therapy rooms at Cardinal Hill. Bernert serves as part of the scientific and medical advisory board in Lexington, KY.

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Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers don historic 101st Airborne ‘Old Abe’ patch during ceremony at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) became the first division headquarters to convert to a multi-component unit division headquarters, June 16th. During a patching ceremony, soldiers from Wisconsin and Utah Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve placed Velco-backed ‘Old Abe’ patches on their upper left sleeves marking another milestone in Screaming Eagle history.

The ceremony represents one of the many transformations in the Army.

The purpose of multi-component unit division headquarters is to fully integrate Reserve and National Guard Soldiers into the modification table of organization and equipment.

Soldiers from the Wisconsin and Utah Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve donned the historic "Old Abe" patch during a patching ceremony at 101st Division Headquarters, at Fort Campbell, Ky., June 16, 2015. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

Soldiers from the Wisconsin and Utah Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve donned the historic “Old Abe” patch during a patching ceremony at 101st Division Headquarters, at Fort Campbell, Ky., June 16, 2015. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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Clarksville Pastor Frank E. Washington, Sr. releases his first book “From The Heart A Collection of Poems”

 

Gordon PublishingClarksville, TN – Pastor Frank Washington, Sr., Clarksville, TN has written his first book titled, From The Heart A Collection of Poems to inspire the masses. This book of poetry is first published by Gordon Publishing, Clarksville, TN with a book signing event scheduled in the works for July 3rd at the Fort Campbell Main Exchange from 10:00am-2:00pm.

From The Heart A Collection of Poems contains poems written from different eras of more than 20 years throughout Washington’s life.

Pastor Frank E. Washington, Sr. will be doing a book signing for "From The Heart A Collection of Poems" on July 3rd.

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Clarksville Montgomery County Public Library to host Cuban Artist Mayda Saborit Art Show June 19th

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public LibraryClarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library will be featuring Cuban artist Mayda Saborit’s paintings in the alcove gallery at the rear of the first floor with an opening on Friday, June 19th.

Saborit’s painterly and colorful oils capture the feel of Cuba from street life to beautiful landscapes.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Library

Clarksville-Montgomery County Library

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Vietnam Veterans of America held their annual Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil Sunday night, May 24th

 

Clarksville, TN – On Sunday, May 25th, the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 396 held their annual Candlelight Vigil to remember the men and women who were left behind in Vietnam when American forces withdrew in 1975.

It is a solemn occasion when a nation gathers together to honor its soldiers, those who lived to come home, but even more importantly those who did not.

LTC (Retired) Jose Garcia delivering the keynote address at the 2015 Vietnam Veterans of America Candle Light Vigil.

LTC (Retired) Jose Garcia delivering the keynote address at the 2015 Vietnam Veterans of America Candle Light Vigil.

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