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RHC-A Commander Paula Lodi reflects on her team’s COVID-19 response efforts

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – The commanding general of the Army’s largest regional health command met with military and civilian frontline healthcare workers on Fort Campbell, Kentucky and in Wisconsin during a battlefield circulation, January 4th to 6th, reflecting on their COVID-19 Coronavirus response efforts.

“It’s just an enormous point of pride for me to be associated with this great group of professionals that we call the “Ready Now” Regional Health Command-Atlantic,” said Brig. Gen. Paula Lodi, RHC-A commanding general, responsible for the medical readiness of the force and healthcare delivery at all Army medical facilities east of the Mississippi River, including Puerto Rico.

Regional Health Command-Atlantic Commanding General Brig. Gen. Paula Lodi speaks with Blanchfield Army Community Hospital frontline healthcare worker Ms. Candy Hampton in the hospital’s drive-thru COVID-19 testing center, Jan. 4. Lodi shared her appreciation with Hampton and other BACH staff who support the hospital’s COVID-response mission. (U.S. Army photo by Laura Boyd.)

Regional Health Command-Atlantic Commanding General Brig. Gen. Paula Lodi speaks with Blanchfield Army Community Hospital frontline healthcare worker Ms. Candy Hampton in the hospital’s drive-thru COVID-19 testing center, Jan. 4. Lodi shared her appreciation with Hampton and other BACH staff who support the hospital’s COVID-response mission. (U.S. Army photo by Laura Boyd.)

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101st Airborne Division assumes Afghanistan mission, looks to enable enemy reconciliation

 

Written by Master Sgt. Tanya Polk
U.S. Forces Afghanistan

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) colors unfurled at Bagram Airfield, April 15th, during a ceremony that marked the beginning the unit’s fourth deployment to Afghanistan in the last decade.

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims, 101st Airborne Division senior enlisted leader, uncased the division headquarters’ colors during a transfer of authority ceremony, officially assuming their new mission from the 3rd Infantry Division.

“The 101st Airborne Division is ready for this new ‘Rendezvous with Destiny,'” said Poppas during the ceremony. “Since the day I took command, our future was written, and we knew we were returning to Afghanistan and have trained specifically for this mission.”

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims, 101st Abn. Div. senior enlisted leader, unfurl the division headquarters' colors, April 15, during a transfer of authority ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (Staff Sgt. Lerone Simmons, U.S. Forces Afghanistan)

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims, 101st Abn. Div. senior enlisted leader, unfurl the division headquarters’ colors, April 15, during a transfer of authority ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (Staff Sgt. Lerone Simmons, U.S. Forces Afghanistan)

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101st Airborne Division Headquarters prepares to Deploy, Cases Colors

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Major General Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander and Command Sergant Major Todd Sims, 101st Airborne Division senior enlisted leader, cased the division headquarters’ colors, April 3rd, 2018 at McAuliffe Hall, in advance of the unit’s next “Rendezvous with Destiny,” a deployment to Afghanistan.

“The next stop for our colors once we case them is back in Bagram, where we have fought and dominated before,” said Poppas before furling the Screaming Eagle colors in front of hundreds of onlookers who attended the ritualistic ceremony. “This is nothing new for the 101st. In the 17 years of continuous combat, the 101st is the most deployed division.”

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims, 101st Abn. Div. senior enlisted leader, case the division headquarters’ colors, April 3, at McAuliffe Hall, in advance of the unit’s deployment, its fourth to Afghanistan in the last decade. (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims, 101st Abn. Div. senior enlisted leader, case the division headquarters’ colors, April 3, at McAuliffe Hall, in advance of the unit’s deployment, its fourth to Afghanistan in the last decade. (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Reassures Community over Planned 4th Brigade Combat Team Inactivation

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division4th Brigade Combat Team - CurraheeFort Campbell, KY – Brig. Gen. Mark Stammer, the acting commander of Fort Campbell, KY, while the 101st Airborne Division is deployed to Afghanistan, held a press conference yesterday to discuss the Upcoming Force Reduction and Reorganization Strategy that will see the 101st Airborne Division lose the storied 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahees”.

The 101st Airborne Division was quick to assure the community that this does not mean a mass loss of personnel from Fort Campbell as the Soldiers and other personnel will be redistributed among the remaining brigades both locally and within the Army, which will mean an increase in personnel for the remaining Brigade Combat Teams on post.

Brig. Gen. Mark Stammer, the acting commander of Fort Campbell, KY, while the 101st Airborne Division is deployed to Afghanistan

Brig. Gen. Mark Stammer, the acting commander of Fort Campbell, KY, while the 101st Airborne Division is deployed to Afghanistan

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Vietnam veteran still serving on active duty at Fort Campbell with the 101st Airborne Division, 1st Brigade Combat Team

 

Written by Spc. Kadina Baldwin
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

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).

Staff Sgt. Robert W. Middleswarth, 61, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), is scheduled to retire in December. Middleswarth, a Watsontown, PA, native, is one of only two active duty Vietnam veterans still serving on Fort Campbell, KY. (Photo by Spc. Kadina Baldwin)

Staff Sgt. Robert W. Middleswarth, 61, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), is scheduled to retire in December. Middleswarth, a Watsontown, PA, native, is one of only two active duty Vietnam veterans still serving on Fort Campbell, KY. (Photo by Spc. Kadina Baldwin)

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How Darin O. Haas Served and Sacrificed for Our Nation

 

Essay Written by Connor Haas of Rossview Middle School
As part of the Clarksville Kiwanis Club’s Memories of Service and Sacrifice Project “Interview a Veteran” Contest

“The Army is a lifestyle filled with duty, honor and sacrifice. I knew that when I signed up back in 1988, and I don’t expect it to change after I retire in 2014″ said Lieutenant Colonel Darin Haas. He is an officer in the United States Army that has missed over four years of time with his wife and children because of his service to our nation. He is a Human Resources Specialist that has traveled all over the world in defense of the United States of America.

Lieutenant Colonel Haas deployed  four times between March of 2003 and the present day in support of the country’s wars on terrorism. The nation has asked Lieutenant Colonel Haas to leave his family on more than four occasions to deploy to Iraq,  Afghanistan, and Korea in support of their freedom between March of 2003 and March of 2011.

Connor Haas reads a portion of his essay at the Kiwanis Club's “Interview A Veteran” Essay Contest Winners program Tuesday, November 8th 2011.

Connor Haas reads a portion of his essay at the Kiwanis Club's “Interview A Veteran” Essay Contest Winners program Tuesday, November 8th 2011.

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