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101st Airborne Division Chaplains provide quality of life support

 

Written by Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – An Army chaplain’s primary mission is to provide spiritual support and guarantee free religious expression in the military.

However, chaplains also offer a variety of quality of life counseling to Soldiers and their Families including relationship building, premarital and marriage counseling, ethics training, financial management and suicide prevention.

Sergeant Alonzo Johnson, religious affairs specialist, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division sought out his chaplain’s counsel before he and his wife were married.

Chaplain Lt. Col. Sean Wead, acting division chaplain, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) counsels a Soldier Dec. 12, at the Installation Chaplain’s Office on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The chaplaincy offers many types of religious and non-religious support to soldiers and their families to help enrich their quality of life. (Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Chaplain Lt. Col. Sean Wead, acting division chaplain, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) counsels a Soldier Dec. 12, at the Installation Chaplain’s Office on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The chaplaincy offers many types of religious and non-religious support to soldiers and their families to help enrich their quality of life. (Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers set to Return from Afghanistan

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – More than 200 Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will return to the Kentucky-Tennessee area during the next two weeks from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

Two redeployment ceremonies are planned. The first will occur at 6:45pm, Thursday, December 6th, 2018 at Fort Campbell.

Details regarding the second ceremony, tentatively scheduled for next weekend, will be released once finalized.

Over 200 101st Airborne Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion solders to return to Fort Campbell from Afghanistan.

Over 200 101st Airborne Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion solders to return to Fort Campbell from Afghanistan.

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Fort Campbell Office of the Staff Judge Advocate Celebrates 243 years

 

Written by Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Fort Campbell Office of the Staff Judge Advocate began the celebration of the 243rd anniversary of the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, July 26th, with a physical training session behind Olive Physical Fitness Center.

There JAG Soldiers and a few guests, including Brig. Gen. K. Todd Royar, acting senior commander of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell, completed two iterations of a vigorous strength training circuit led by Master Sgt. Darius Jackson, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division.

Master Sgt. Daarius Jackson, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), divides a formation into 9 teams for circuit training behind Olive Gym on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, July 27. Jackson led the physical training and has been a Master Fitness Instructor in the Army for six years. (Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Master Sgt. Daarius Jackson, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), divides a formation into 9 teams for circuit training behind Olive Gym on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, July 27. Jackson led the physical training and has been a Master Fitness Instructor in the Army for six years. (Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division Battalion Chaplain serves to impact world, comfort others

 

Written by Sgt. Sharifa Newton
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – As you walk through the doors of the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, and turn left you see the battalion chaplain’s open door.

Just past his assistant you can see Capt. Daniel T. Isfan, HHB chaplain, who aspires to impact the world.

“I love what I do,” Isfan said. “I love being there for people.”

Being in the Army uniform puts Isfan in a position where he can be a positive influence on Soldiers – to him there is nothing better than building relationships with the people he can provide guidance, support and encouragement.

Isfan was born and raised in South Side Chicago until he was about 15 years old. His parents wanted a better lifestyle for their children, so they moved to Phoenix, Arizona.

Cpt. Daniel T. Isfan, the battalion chaplain for Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), poses for a photo on Fort Campbell, Ky, June 11. “You never know who's going to walk through the door, so you always have to be ready to either give a word of encouragement, a shoulder to cry on, a word of wisdom, or just a presence, someone to be there,” said Isfan. (Sgt. Sharifa Newton, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Cpt. Daniel T. Isfan, the battalion chaplain for Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), poses for a photo on Fort Campbell, Ky, June 11. “You never know who’s going to walk through the door, so you always have to be ready to either give a word of encouragement, a shoulder to cry on, a word of wisdom, or just a presence, someone to be there,” said Isfan. (Sgt. Sharifa Newton, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Fort Campbell celebrates Warrant Officer Corps 100th birthday

 

Written by Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, 5th Special Forces Group and other Fort Campbell units came together Friday to celebrate 100 years of the Army Warrant Officer Corps at Cole Park Commons.

Chief Warrant Officer 5 Danny Taylor, senior ordnance logistics warrant officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, organized the celebration, and began the event with opening remarks.

“One of the best parts about being a warrant officer is being able to advise, teach, coach and mentor not only enlisted folks, but other warrant officers and [commissioned] officers as well, across your formation,” Taylor said.

Soldiers gather July 9, at the Cole Park Commons Conference Center on Fort Campbell. The soldiers gathered in commemoration of 100 years of warrant officer service in the Army. (Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas)

Soldiers gather July 9, at the Cole Park Commons Conference Center on Fort Campbell. The soldiers gathered in commemoration of 100 years of warrant officer service in the Army. (Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas)

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101st Airborne Division volunteers restore howitzers for Pratt museum

 

Written by Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division and their Families recently volunteered to clean, remove rust and paint three howitzers during a restoration event at the Brig. Gen. Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum.

Soldiers worked toward team building, boost morale and learn about 101st Airborne Division. history. It also was an opportunity for volunteers to gain community service hours toward their military outstanding volunteer service medal.

Specialist Madilynn Dumas, a chemical specialist with Headquarters Support Company, 101st Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, said she enjoys giving back to her community by volunteering her time in different places.

Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) prime a 155mm M114 howitzer for repainting, 29 June, at the Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum on Fort Campbell, Kentucky.  (Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) prime a 155mm M114 howitzer for repainting, 29 June, at the Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division: MYA Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Chad Abrams

 

Written by Sgt. Steven Lopez
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Chad Abrams is a wheeled vehicle mechanic assigned to Headquarters Support Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division and Abingdon, VA native.

Before graduating high school, Abrams first visited his local recruiting station with his grandfather, who served in the Air Force for eight years. After a talk with his grandfather he decided to visit the Army recruiting station where he signed the dotted line. Abrams father also served with the Army for four years.

Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Chad Abrams is a wheeled vehicle mechanic assigned to Headquarters Support Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Abingdon, VA native. (Sgt. Steven Lopez, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Chad Abrams is a wheeled vehicle mechanic assigned to Headquarters Support Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Abingdon, VA native. (Sgt. Steven Lopez, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division: Sgt. Alonzo Johnson

 

Written by Sgt. Steven Lopez
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Sgt. Alonzo Johnson a religious affairs specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division and Atlanta, GA native.

Wanting to get away from the area he grew up in and seeing the opportunities, benefits, travel and growth within the military, Johnson decided to join the Army two months after graduating high school.

“I like how hands on I can be with my job, it doesn’t restrict me to a desk.” said Johnson. “I can get personal with some people that come to me to get what’s on their mind off.”

Sgt. Alonzo Johnson a religious affairs specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division and Atlanta, GA native. (Sgt. Steven Lopez, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Sgt. Alonzo Johnson a religious affairs specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division and Atlanta, GA native. (Sgt. Steven Lopez, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division Driver Training enhances Soldiers’ tactical vehicle performance

 

Written by Pfc. Beverly Mejia
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Just as any other training is important, the 101st Airborne Division’s, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion’s Divers Training Course was designed to teach soldiers the proper techniques of military driving to ensure mission accomplishment within a 40-hour period of classroom and hands-on instruction to cover various aspects of Army driving.

On March 19th–23rd, Soldier of Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, participated and competed the battalion’s Drivers Training Course. During the course, the Gladiators learned driver/operator responsibilities, preventative maintenance checks and services, rules of the road and safety.

Sgt. Justin Caton, and Sgt. Robert Keys, instructors at The Sabalauski Air Assault School, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), perform preventative maintenance checks and services on a high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle during the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion Driver’s Training Course test, March 23, 2018, Fort Campbell, Ky. (Pfc. Beverly Roxane Mejia, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Sgt. Justin Caton, and Sgt. Robert Keys, instructors at The Sabalauski Air Assault School, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), perform preventative maintenance checks and services on a high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle during the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion Driver’s Training Course test, March 23, 2018, Fort Campbell, Ky. (Pfc. Beverly Roxane Mejia, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers return to Fort Campbell from deployment to Iraq

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Approximately 170 Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and 101st Airborne Division Artillery, were welcomed home during a ceremony as they returned from a nine-month deployment to Iraq.

Family, friends and fellow Soldiers gathered to welcome home the unit which performed duties as the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command (CJFLCC) in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the land component command advising and assisting Iraqi Security Forces in defeating DA’ESH.

Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, speaks to Families, friends and Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division during a welcome home ceremony at Hangar 3, Fort Campbell, Ky., Nov. 18, 2016. Volesky spoke of his Air Assault Soldiers' success in enabling Iraqi Security Forces to defeat DA'ESH and begin the retaking of Mosul in Iraq as the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command - Operation Inherent Resolve headquarters.

Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, speaks to Families, friends and Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division during a welcome home ceremony at Hangar 3, Fort Campbell, Ky., Nov. 18, 2016. Volesky spoke of his Air Assault Soldiers’ success in enabling Iraqi Security Forces to defeat DA’ESH and begin the retaking of Mosul in Iraq as the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve headquarters.

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