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Soldiers receive Non-Standard Logistics training at Fort Campbell

 

5th Special Forces GroupFort Campbell, KY – The mission to subtly deliver crucial supplies to soldiers operating in enemy territory just got a bit easier for U.S. Army logistics operators at Fort Campbell.

Twenty-five Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, and 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), gathered September 9th-13th, for a Non-standard Logistics Course hosted by a team of industry experts from Diversified Logistics Solutions out of Southern Pines, North Carolina.

Non-standard logistics are typically conducted during unconventional warfare operations behind enemy lines, where even the slightest U.S. signature in a denied area can compromise the overall mission.

Soldier assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), looks into the cockpit of an aircraft during the Nonstandard Logistics Course on Fort Campbell, KY, Sept. 12, 2019. 25 Soldiers participated in the course to increase their knowledge in unconventional techniques when dealing with wartime logistical solutions. (U.S. Army photo by PFC Benjamin Martinez)

Soldier assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), looks into the cockpit of an aircraft during the Nonstandard Logistics Course on Fort Campbell, KY, Sept. 12, 2019. 25 Soldiers participated in the course to increase their knowledge in unconventional techniques when dealing with wartime logistical solutions. (U.S. Army photo by PFC Benjamin Martinez)

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Marsha Blackburn says passing NDAA Bill Secures Big Wins for Tennessee Military Community

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Thursday, June 27th, 2019, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, voted to fund the United States Military in FY 2020. The National Defense Authorization Act funds crucial projects that will directly impact military communities in Tennessee.

“Tennessee is honored to be home to multiple military bases,” Senator Blackburn said. “The sacrifice our members of the military make in service to our country can never be repaid.”

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Gary Sinise Foundation gives U.S. Army CW5 Gary Linfoot Specially Adapted Smart Home

 

Gary Sinise FoundationAdams, TN – Members of the Gary Sinise Foundation were in town this week to present a specially adapted smart home to United States Army CW5 Gary Linfoot (Ret.), a pilot in the Army’s elite 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) (SOAR(A)).

Linfoot was injured on May 31st, 2008 while conducting operations in Iraq, when his helicopter suffered catastrophic mechanical failure. Linfoot was severely injured in the crash-landing, Medics evacuated him to Germany for spine stabilization surgery. His treatment then took him to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the Tampa VA Hospital, and finally the Shepherd Center in Georgia.

The Gary Sinise Foundation presented a specially adapted smart home to US Army CW5 Gary Linfoot (Ret.) and his wife Mari, in a ceremony Friday, May 10th, 2019.

The Gary Sinise Foundation presented a specially adapted smart home to US Army CW5 Gary Linfoot (Ret.) and his wife Mari, in a ceremony Friday, May 10th, 2019.

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Fort Campbell’s Retiree Appreciation Day to be held May 18th during Week of the Eagles

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell’s Retiree Appreciation Day is open to retirees from all branches of service and their spouses. It will be held this year on Saturday, May 18th, 2019 at the Soldier Support Center, 2702 Michigan Avenue.

Retiree Appreciation Day begins at 10:00am, with an 11:00am opening ceremony during which Theodore Faulkner, Personnel Processing Branch chief, Retirement Services officer and event organizer, will provide an update of retiree benefits.

The guest speaker will be U.S. Rep. Mark E. Green, who represents Tennessee’s seventh congressional district that includes Clarksville Tennessee.

Representatives from 35 organizations including the American Red Cross, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Blanchfield Army Community Hospital were on hand to field questions from retirees and their spouses during the 2018 Retiree Appreciation Day at the Soldier Support Center, Fort Campbell, KY. (Fort Campbell Public Affairs archives, U.S. Army)

Representatives from 35 organizations including the American Red Cross, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Blanchfield Army Community Hospital were on hand to field questions from retirees and their spouses during the 2018 Retiree Appreciation Day at the Soldier Support Center, Fort Campbell, KY. (Fort Campbell Public Affairs archives, U.S. Army)

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Former Governor Bill Haslam, U.S. Representative Mark Green, State Representative Jason Hodges to deliver APSU Commencement Addresses this May

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – This May, three prominent Tennessee public servants will visit Austin Peay State University (APSU) to serve as commencement speakers for the University’s three commencement ceremonies.

Former Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, U.S. Representative Mark Green and State Representative Jason Hodges will be on campus May 3th and 4th, 2019 as Austin Peay State University, the state’s fastest-growing public University, expands its graduation celebration to two days.

(L to R) Former Governor Bill Haslam, U.S. Representative Mark Green and State Representative Jason Hodges to speak at APSU Commencement Ceremonies.

(L to R) Former Governor Bill Haslam, U.S. Representative Mark Green and State Representative Jason Hodges to speak at APSU Commencement Ceremonies.

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APSU Baseball teams with Fort Campbell’s joins 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment for preseason prep

 

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APSU BaseballFort Campbell, KY – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball team opened its preseason preparation with a visit to Fort Campbell and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR) for team-building activities.

Austin Peay Baseball begins preseason preparation doing team building activities with Fort Campbell's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR). (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball begins preseason preparation doing team building activities with Fort Campbell’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR). (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University unveiled Gov 1, first helicopter in APSU Rotor-Wing Fleet

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – GOV 1 has landed. Austin Peay State University (APSU) officials on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 unveiled the first of three helicopters in its new rotor-wing fleet. The helicopters bolster the state’s first and only aviation science program with a rotor-wing concentration.

Charlie Weigandt lowers GOV 1 onto Austin Peay State University’s campus.

Charlie Weigandt lowers GOV 1 onto Austin Peay State University’s campus.

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Army vet Albert Wiley trades Special Forces to study special education at Austin Peay State University

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – If you ask Austin Peay State University (APSU) student Albert Wiley to list all the places he’s visited, you should probably take a seat because it’ll take a few minutes.

“I went to Panama, Ecuador, Belize, Honduras, Korea, Holland, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Japan, England, Canada…let’s just say numerous countries,” he said.

Austin Peay State University student Albert Wiley takes a break on campus between classes.

Austin Peay State University student Albert Wiley takes a break on campus between classes.

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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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Memorial Day 2018: Remembering the Ultimate Sacrifice made in Afghanistan

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Jared Duhon
438th Air Expeditionary Wing

U.S. Air ForceKabul, Afghanistan – Memorial Day is a day to ensure those who have fallen are never forgotten. And whether a few years, 20 years, or more, there can never be enough thanks given for those 13 who fought and made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan this past year.

Remembering those 13 warriors, who fought for what was right and were sadly taken from the fight too early, is a small token of appreciation that can be given. It only takes a moment to think about the lives these people might have lived, each different from the last and yet all still had the same goal of making a better place for those who cannot fight. This small gesture will ensure that their contribution to the missions they fought for will not go in vain.

Col. Billy Pruett, Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air (TAAC-Air) command surgeon general, salutes in honor of Staff Sgt. Aaron Butler during a Memorial Day service May 28, 2018, Kabul, Afghanistan. Pruett read about how and when Butler fell and honored Butler’s sacrifice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jared J. Duhon)

Col. Billy Pruett, Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air (TAAC-Air) command surgeon general, salutes in honor of Staff Sgt. Aaron Butler during a Memorial Day service May 28, 2018, Kabul, Afghanistan. Pruett read about how and when Butler fell and honored Butler’s sacrifice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jared J. Duhon)

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