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Fort Campbell Lifeliner Transportation Company Takes on Retrograde Support Mission in Kuwait

 

101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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

Camp Arifjan, Kuwait – The 101st Sustainment Brigade’s 594th Transportation Company, also known as the “Professionals,” officially started its nine-month deployment with a relief in place transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, March 28th.

The medium truck company took over a heavy and medium transportation mission supporting contingency operations in Kuwait.

Capt. Jerad N. Hoffmann and 1st Sgt. David L. Mahatha uncase the 594th Transportation Company guidon at the Relief in Place/Transfer of Authority (RIPTOA) ceremony March 28, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Alexander W. Muth, 594th Transportation Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion)

Capt. Jerad N. Hoffmann and 1st Sgt. David L. Mahatha uncase the 594th Transportation Company guidon at the Relief in Place/Transfer of Authority (RIPTOA) ceremony March 28, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Alexander W. Muth, 594th Transportation Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion)

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Department of Defense releases Estimated Impacts of Sequestration-Level Funding Report

 

United States Department of Defense - DoDWashington, D.C. – On Tuesday, April 15th, 2014, the Department of Defense released a report that documents the damaging cuts to military forces, modernization, and readiness that will be required if defense budgets are held at sequester-levels in the years beyond fiscal 2015.  This report fulfills a commitment made by Secretary Chuck Hagel to provide details on the effects of these undesirable budget cuts.

As the report says, sequester level budgets would result in continued force-level cuts across the military services.

The Army would be reduced to 420,000 active duty soldiers along with 315,000 in the Guard and 185,000 in the Reserve. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Scholarship honoring legacy of Houston County educator O.S. Uffelman now fully endowed

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In 2011, Dr. Minoa Uffelman, Austin Peay State University associate professor of history, set out to honor the legacy of her late father, O.S. Uffelman.

For several decades, he’d inspired countless individuals as a teacher, coach, principal and superintendent of Houston County Schools. Since education was so important to her father, Minoa and her husband, Joel Evans, decided to create the O.S. Uffelman Exemplary History Student Award at APSU.

The O.S. Uffelman Exemplary History Student Award at APSU is now fully endowed.

The O.S. Uffelman Exemplary History Student Award at APSU is now fully endowed.

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Fort Campbell’s 744th Ordnance Company Lends a Helping Hand to Friends of Dunbar Cave

 

Dunbar Cave State ParkClarksville, TN – In March, the 744th Ordnance Company (EOD) part of the 52 Ordnance Group (EOD) from Fort Campbell, along with members of the Tennessee Trails Association, volunteered over 50 man hours and removed 400 lbs. of cinder blocks, 300 lbs. of tires, 200 lbs. of metal and over 50 lbs. of trash.  Platoon leader, Lt. Chris Weber stated, “We worked our butts off.”  He added “Everyone had a great time and really enjoyed ourselves.”

Friends Group President, Lionel Senseney is grateful for the community’s effort to help the Friends Group and expand our park.  “What an effort!” Lionel said, “Many thanks to everyone that is helping.”

A soldier from the 744th Ordnance Company lends a hand cleaning up the "Rather property"

A soldier from the 744th Ordnance Company lends a hand cleaning up the “Rather property”

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Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee Donate More Than 27,000 Packages of Cookies to Fort Campbell Soldiers

 

Girl ScoutsNashville, TN – Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee in partnership with Hugs for Our Soldiers delivered more than 27,000 packages of Girl Scout Cookies to soldiers at Fort Campbell on March 28th.

“We are excited to show our appreciation to our local service men and women through this cookie donation,” said Cathy Ratliff, Director of Product Programs at Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee. “About half of the cookies donated will be shipped to local soldiers deployed overseas and the rest will be distributed on base.”

The Girl Scouts donate 27,000 cookies to Hugs for Our  Soldiers

The Girl Scouts donate 27,000 cookies to Hugs for Our Soldiers

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101st Airborne Division plans brigade-level Air Assault exercise at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionWings of DestinyFort Campbell, KY – In preparation for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team’s upcoming brigade-level air assault exercise, the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), held an air commanders brief at 5th Battalion, 101st CAB headquarters April 2nd.

The briefing was held to inform commanders, pilots, and crews about the roles they would play during Exercise Golden Eagle. The exercise will include lifts of equipment and personnel and integrate all aspects of a full-spectrum CAB in conjunction with ground forces.

UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters with 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) fly into Sabre Army Air Field to refuel during a rehearsal for Exercise Golden Eagle at Fort Campbell, Ky., April 4, 2014. Golden Eagle is a brigade-level air assault between 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT,) and 101st CAB to refine air assault techniques. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan/U.S. Army)

UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters with 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) fly into Sabre Army Air Field to refuel during a rehearsal for Exercise Golden Eagle at Fort Campbell, Ky., April 4, 2014. Golden Eagle is a brigade-level air assault between 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT,) and 101st CAB to refine air assault techniques. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan/U.S. Army)

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Warrior Games trials for Soldiers and local veterans at Fort Campbell March 31st to April 17th

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionUS ParalypmicsFort Campbell, KY – The Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion is hosting Warrior Games trials March 31st to April 17th at Fort Campbell, KY. These preliminary trials will select active duty and veteran athletes to compete for a spot on the 40-person Army team in the 2014 Warrior Games at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs this October.

This Paralympic-style competition allows wounded, ill and injured athletes from all military branches to compete against one another in seven different events, including track and field, swimming, shooting, archery, cycling, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball. «Read the rest of this article»

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Rakkasans host future Soldiers at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Fourteen future Soldiers from the Bloomington, IN Recruiting Station were given a glimpse of their future during a visit here March 19th.

“This is the first major [tour] we’ve done like this where we’ve gotten the post and an entire Brigade involved,” said Staff Sgt. Forrest Uribe, a recruiter with the Bloomington Recruiting Station.

The primary focus of the tour was observing training and interacting with Soldiers of 3rd Brigade Combat Team ‘Rakkasans’, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

Spc. Cliff Baxter (right) and Spc. Christopher Paisley, both forward observers with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) discuss the life of a Soldier and offer insights to the 14 future Soldiers who visited 3rd BCT and Fort Campbell March 19, 2014. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

Spc. Cliff Baxter (right) and Spc. Christopher Paisley, both forward observers with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) discuss the life of a Soldier and offer insights to the 14 future Soldiers who visited 3rd BCT and Fort Campbell March 19, 2014. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd BCT Public Affairs)

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3rd Brigade Combat Team’s Leader Battalion’s Field Training Exercise on Fort Campbell Builds Soldiers for Future Missions

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell, KY. The Home of the Screaming EaglesFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team ‘Rakkasans’, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), recently wrapped up a ten-day training exercise here March 17, 2014.

The Leader Battalion Field Training Exercise consisted of a series of platoon-level training events including security forces training, situational training, live fire events and integration of indirect fire and close air support. The training was designed to evaluate the unit’s lethal platoons on a variety of collective tasks in preparation for Operation Golden Eagle and the Brigade’s scheduled rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center.

Soldiers with Company C, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team ‘Rakkasans’  take cover after their patrol is attacked by a roadside bomb during a platoon Live Fire Exercise on March 14th, 2014. (Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado/U.S. Army)

Soldiers with Company C, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team ‘Rakkasans’ take cover after their patrol is attacked by a roadside bomb during a platoon Live Fire Exercise on March 14th, 2014. (Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado/U.S. Army)

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President Obama Awards the Congressional Medal of Honor to 24 Army Veterans Who Were Victims of Discrimination

 

The White HouseWashington, DC – Yesterday afternoon, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to 24 Army veterans in recognition of their valor during major combat operations in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

Each veteran honored yesterday had already received the Distinguished Service Cross – the nation’s second-highest military award – but 19 of them were previously overlooked for the Medal of Honor due to their racial or ethnic backgrounds. Yesterday’s ceremony follows a 12-year Pentagon review, ordered by Congress, of past discrimination in the military. «Read the rest of this article»

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