Written by Sgt. David House
Transfer of Authority from CJTF-101 to CJTF-1 – 101st Airborne Division Colors Cased
Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – On May 19th, 2011 the Transfer of Authority Ceremony from combined Joint Task Force-101 to Combined Joint Task Force-1 took place at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
General David H. Petraeus, Commander, U.S. Forces Afghanistan, was on hand for the ceremony and spoke with (outgoing) Major General John F. Campbell, Commander, Regional Command – East, as well as (incoming) Major General Daniel B. Allyn, Commander, Regional Command – East.
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville’s only news talk sports radio station will broadcast live from Fort Campbell, KY during the welcome home ceremony for commanding Major General John F. Campbell. Listen for interviews with family members and soldiers as well as local dignitaries.
Talk show host Hank Bonecutter brings 35 years of broadcast experience to the event, giving listeners a unique opportunity to follow the experience as only radio can produce. Listeners can follow the ceremony at 1400am WJZM or listen online at www.wjzm.com/listenlive.php.
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Martin, TN – Austin Peay’s baseball team, the 2011 Ohio Valley Conference regular-season champions, close out the regular-season portion of its schedule with a three-game league series at UT Martin, Friday and Saturday, at Skyhawk Field. The three-game set begins with a 1:00pm, Friday doubleheader followed by a 1:00pm, Sunday contest.
The following was originally posted on CDC Public Health Matters Blog May 16th, 2011 by Ali S. Khan.
There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That’s right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it happens you’ll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you’ll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency. «Read the rest of this article»
Corporal Brandon Michael Kirton, 25, of Centennial, CO, was an Infantryman assigned to Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). He joined the Army in January 2008 and arrived at Fort Campbell in July 2008. «Read the rest of this article»
Golden Pond, KY – Musicians and music lovers from all over the mid-South are tuning up for the annual Pickin’ Party Old-Time Music Festival, scheduled for Memorial Day weekend at Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area. Old-time country, bluegrass, and gospel music will once again echo throughout The Homeplace, a living history farm located in the Tennessee portion of LBL.
“The Pickin’ Party has made a name for itself throughout the region as an event that promotes and keeps Kentucky and Tennessee music traditions alive,” said Homeplace Special Events Coordinator, Cindy Earls. “It’s exciting to see the level of talent displayed during this weekend, especially the young musicians who are so dedicated in preserving the traditions of their ancestors. It’s a wonderful way to experience and learn about the region’s musical heritage.” «Read the rest of this article»
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Washington, D.C. – Spc. Brandon M. Kirton, 25, of Centennial, CO, died May 18th, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire and mortar rounds.
He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, KY.
Written by Spc. Michael Vanpool
Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – A deployment calls for a different skill set than the garrison Army life as many soldiers expand their knowledge with on the job training.
Those soldiers have formal classroom training and the same program as the schoolhouse. The only difference, instead of traveling to the school, the classroom came to them.
Instructors from the US Army Ordnance Center and School recently deployed to Afghanistan to train Soldiers outside the schoolhouse, including a Vehicle Recovery Course for soldiers of the 101st Sustainment Brigade.
Clarksville, TN – In the last several weeks, Montgomery County has been under many flood, severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings – and Austin Peay State University’s emergency team has reacted quickly to alert the campus community.
For instance, whenever tornado warnings are received, APSU sends text and email messages to students, faculty and staff, and the outdoor public address system brings weather warnings to attention.
Because of APSU’s efforts to keep the campus informed of weather situations, the National Weather Service has certified APSU as a StormReady community. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The Friends of Dunbar Cave recently donated several new interpretative signs at the park. The park’s Interpretative Specialist, Amy Wallace said, “We wanted to have something at the cave to interpret what people were seeing when we could not be there to explain it to them. The idea had come and gone throughout the years, but didn’t get done until the Friends group offered to fund interpretive displays.”
Amy Wallace came up with the topics to be covered and how the information was to be shown. “I wanted to cover only what could be seen while standing at the cave entrance, so the topics chosen were prehistory (how the cave entrance was used in the distant past), resort era (what were the structures used for?), current times (how that part of the cave is used now) and the lake (what might you see around the lake?)”.
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