Nashville, TN – The National Hockey League brought their Fan Fair and All-Star Weekend to Nashville, Tennessee during the last four days of January. This city and league had been preparing for this much anticipated event for over fifteen months and expectations were high as the greatest show on ice descended on Music City.
“What an incredible setup, what an incredible beginning to All-Star Weekend,” gushed NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman at the opening ceremonies on Thursday, January 28th, 2016. “The planning that the city of Nashville with the Predators and the local organizing committee and Bridgestone have done is nothing short of phenomenal. People are going to be thrilled to be part of this weekend.”
Written by Gina Anderson
Washington, D.C. – When global food prices spiked dramatically in late 2007 and into 2008, the costs of many basic dietary staples doubled or even tripled around the world, sparking protests and riots. Panicked governments stopped exporting food, aggravating the crisis.
Almost as troubling: the crisis had taken the world by surprise.
To keep it from happening again, international leaders created an agricultural monitoring group, bringing together representatives from governments and aid groups.
Written by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen
Fort Campbell, KY – The actions of one man in Se San, Cambodia, would remain unknown to everyone but the men he saved that day in 1970, until a fellow Vietnam veteran and 101st Association columnist would stumble across a citation 25 years later in 1999.
That citation, outlining the life saving actions performed by Sgt. Leslie H. Sabo Jr. on May 10th, 1970, would eventually lead to Sabo being posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor April 16th, 2012, by President Barrack Obama.
Three years after being posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, Sabo is honored here on Fort Campbell for his courageous actions.
Written by Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes
Fort Campbell, KY – When Soldiers look back on American military history over the last century, most can recall famous wars like Vietnam, Operation Desert Storm or Operation Iraqi Freedom. Often times, the American public can forget about Soldiers who lost their lives not in battle nor in combat
On December 12th, 1985, Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, boarded Arrow Airline flight 1285 to reunite with their families for the holidays, after a six-month peacekeeping mission in the Sinai, Egypt, but never made it home.
Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) medic Staff Sgt. Travis Lander was honored at the 6th Annual Angels of the Battlefield ceremony October 29th, at the Wilma Rudolph Events Center in Clarksville, TN.
Maj. Gen. Richard W. Thomas, Director of Healthcare Operations for the Defense Health Agency, served as the keynote speaker at the event, hosted by Fort Campbell’s Armed Services YMCA. Lander was among 16 medics honored, nearly half of whom served in Vietnam. The remaining honorees were Fort Campbell active duty Soldiers who served in the most recent conflicts.
Written by Sgt. Jacob Mahaffey
Fort Campbell, KY – Past and present Green Berets, unit members and family members of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), the Legion, rallied together on Fort Campbell for their 54th Reunion September 16th-19th.
Retired Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Mike Cunningham, President of the Chapter 38 of the Special Forces Association, said the annual reunions are very important to the 5th SFG (A). “The kind of training Special Forces does, the missions we have done, since the beginning of Special Forces, creates a unique bond,” he said.
Clarksville to Celebrate 200 Veterans from 28 States during “Welcome Home Vietnam – American Veterans Parade”
“Welcome Home Vietnam – American Veterans Parade”
Clarksville, TN – Forty years after the fall of Saigon, Vietnam Veterans will at long last be publicly recognized for their service to our country.
Visit Clarksville is proud to partner with the Tennessee State Council of Vietnam Veterans of America, the USO and US Tours to present Welcome Home Vietnam – An American Veterans Parade.
Written by Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes
Fort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell held its Day of the Eagles here July 30th, 2015.
Day of the Eagles is a tradition to honor past and present 101st Airborne Division Soldiers.
The first “Week of the Eagles” celebration was held in 1973, a year after the division was welcomed back from Vietnam. This year’s Day of the Eagles themes are “Once a Screaming Eagle, always a Screaming Eagle,” and “Continued legacy of dominance and dependability in battle.”
Written by Staff Sgt. Sierra Fown
Fort Campbell, KY – The Screaming Eagle Honor Flight departed Nashville, TN to Washington, D.C., Saturday with 27 World War II, Vietnam and Korean War veterans on board. In addition, each veteran had a volunteer sponsor, two of which were the 101st Airborne Division’s Soldier of the year and noncommissioned officer of the year.
The Screaming Eagle Honor Flight is a Clarksville-based chapter of the Honor Flight Network, a nonprofit organization that provides veterans with free flights to and from D.C. Many of the veterans on board Saturday’s flight had never been to the National Mall to see the memorials that were built in their honor.
Written by Chelsea Smith
Savannah, GA – No stranger to warfare in the jungles of Vietnam and the mountainous terrain of Afghanistan, Angel Rivera set out on a familiar task in an unfamiliar territory that bred an enemy just as malignant as those he encountered as a career Soldier.
Rivera was one of two specialists from the South Atlantic Division’s Contingency Real Estate Support Team, or CREST, sent to hammer out leases and land-use agreements for Operation United Assistance, a humanitarian assistance mission aimed to combat the Ebola epidemic killing thousands of Liberians and paralyzing response efforts of the nation.
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