By Bill Larson and Spc. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs
Fort Campbell, KY – The 4th Brigade Combat Team on Thursday held a color casing ceremony marking the transition of the unit to a wartime footing as they prepare to once again deploy to Afghanistan. In November 2012, the Currahees received the news that they would be deploying to Regional Command East (RC-East) this spring, where they will continue to provide training and mentoring to Afghan security forces.
The Brigade and Regimental colors were cased during the ceremony on Thursday and will remain furled until the unit’s command completes its transition to Afghanistan where the colors will be unfurled to fly in combat.
It was 11:48am local time 71 years ago people in Clarksville Tennessee were just getting getting out of church, and were looking forward to Sunday lunch; when the Empire of Japan launched their sneak attack on the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.
The time was 7:48am in Hawaii on Sunday December 7th 1941, and the sailors of the U.S. Fleet were conducting their Sunday morning worship services when Japanese aircraft attacked. The attack consisted of two waves of 354 aircraft which took off from six Japanese aircraft carriers, the Akagi, Kaga, Sōryū, Hiryū, Shōkaku, and Zuikak.
The first warning of the air raid was sent out via radio to U.S Forces at 7:58am Hawaiian Time on Sunday December 7th 1941.
Clarksville, TN – Great ships move through the early morning fog on the morning of June 6th, 1944 as the Allied invasion fleet heads towards the beaches of Normandy; it was D-Day, the invasion of Europe. More than 5000 ships were massed to carry the weapons of war to the newest front against the Axis powers. In addition to the battleships cruisers, destroyers, and the various troop transports of which you are most familiar from watching the various war movies of the landings , were 236 Landing Ship Tank (LST) vessels, including the USS LST-325 which is docked through Sunday at McGregor Park in Clarksville, TN. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.
This weeks highlights include:
Clarksville, TN – On September 26th-30th a key piece of military history will be on the banks of the Cumberland River in Clarksville, TN. Join us at McGregor Park as we welcome the LST-325. The LST crew will provide a rare glimpse into this floating monument as visitors are able to climb aboard and explore the ship.
Military enthusiasts, history buffs, and school groups will learn how it was instrumental in battles dating back to WWII.
Vietnam veteran still serving on active duty at Fort Campbell with the 101st Airborne Division, 1st Brigade Combat Team
Written by Spc. Kadina Baldwin
Fort Campbell, KY – At just over 6 feet tall, a soldier from a long line of war veterans walks with a unique swagger. He has the voice of a natural leader that only comes with time. His stern facial expression might throw some people off from his truly motivating and positive attitude, but it’s his teddy bear attraction that might draw a person in.
He’s been honorably in and out of the military for the past four decades, has served in three wars and is currently assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).
3rd BCT Public Affairs, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT)
Fort Campbell, KY – While facing insurmountable odds with their backs against a wall and their comrades’ lives at stake; brave men and women, without hesitation, place the well-being of others before their own. Today we remember these brave and courageous warriors.
In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill creating the Medal of Honor. The distinguished award was designed to recognize those whom displayed valorous actions while serving on the battlefield, “The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, presents this unique award.
Today, March 25th, marks the 149th anniversary of the first presentation of the medal in 1863.
Fort Campbell welcomes the last 101st Airborne Division combat soldiers to leave Iraq home just in time for Christmas
Fort Campbell, KY – Just a scant three days before Christmas 138 Soldiers returned from Iraq in what is a monumental moment for our nation; the return of the last combat troops from Iraq. “This is a pretty historic moment for Fort Campbell as these are the last combat troops coming out of Iraq, and we are glad to be getting them home in time for Christmas” said 101st Sustainment Brigade commander Col. Michael Peterman said when speaking to the media.
The war began with the invasion of Iraq on March 20th, 2003 and officially ended on December 15th 2011, and saw Saddam Hussein captured, tried for the 1982 killing of 148 Shiites for which he was sentenced to death by hanging. It also saw the nation transition to a Democracy with open Democratic elections. During that time 4,484 US soldiers and 318 soldiers from coalition partners lost their lives; including 204 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division. An estimated 126,000 Iraqi civilians were killed.
Lest we forget…
Yesterday was Veterans Day, a day set aside to honor the brave men and women who have taken up arms in defense of America and the freedom of her citizens in wars and conflicts. It began in 1919 with President Woodrow Wilson’s words “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…” «Read the rest of this article»
Lisa Schluttenhofer is a woman on a mission. As the 2010 American Honey Queen, she travels the United States extolling the virtues of the simple honeybee.
Clarksville, TN – Cave paintings from around 6000 B.C. show the importance of bees and honey to man by showing people collecting honey from bee colonies. Honeybees are not native to North America, they were brought from Europe by early settlers. Most honeybees are not aggressive by nature, and will not sting unless protecting their hive from an intruder, or they are provoked. They live in a highly organized society, with bees taking on specific roles during their lifetime: such as the queen, nurses, guards, grocers, housekeepers, construction workers, royal attendants, undertakers, foragers, etc. A queen bee lives for several years, during which she will lay around 2,000 eggs per day in early spring. Worker bees live for 6 weeks during the busy summer, and for 4-9 months during the winter. «Read the rest of this article»
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