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Fort Campbell Honors Top Volunteers

 

Written by Spc. Beverly Roche  
40th Public Affairs Detachment 

Army Community ServiceFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell officials honored their most outstanding volunteers representing organizations from all across the installation with accolades for their selfless giving and award certificates for their mantles during a Volunteer of the Year ceremony in Cole Park Commons on post, April 16th, 2019.

Installation leaders hold this ceremony annually to officially recognize individuals who’s supervisors identified as having gone above and beyond an established standard and exceeded expectations to care for Fort Campbell’s Soldiers and their families.

Winners of five eligible volunteer recognition categories present Major Gen. Brian Winski and Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Osborne, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, Ky. commanding general and division command sergeant major, respectively, a mock check worth more than $2.5 million during the installation Volunteer of the Year Awards Ceremony in Cole Park Commons, April, 16th. (L to R) The volunteer winners are: Hannah Duncan, Nadine Hopper, Tere Kangas, Nealie DeMott, and Lauren Morris. (Spc. Beverly Roche, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Winners of five eligible volunteer recognition categories present Major Gen. Brian Winski and Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Osborne, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, Ky. commanding general and division command sergeant major, respectively, a mock check worth more than $2.5 million during the installation Volunteer of the Year Awards Ceremony in Cole Park Commons, April, 16th. (L to R) The volunteer winners are: Hannah Duncan, Nadine Hopper, Tere Kangas, Nealie DeMott, and Lauren Morris. (Spc. Beverly Roche, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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163rd Military Police Company holds 2nd annual SWAT Challenge at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Spc. Beverly Roche
40th Public Affairs Detachment

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – The 163rd Military Police Company, 716th MP Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) conducted its 2019 SWAT Challenge at Fort Campbell, March 15th, 2019.

The SWAT Challenge was a five-part competition that tested the physical, tactical, and technical capabilities of the Fort Campbell Special Reaction Team, Clarksville Police Department Team and Montgomery County Sheriffs Office Tactical Team.

Rory Kennedy (on rifle) and Charles Hunt (on spotting scope) work together March 15 to identify a target during the SWAT Challenge at Fort Campbell, Ky. Kennedy and Hunt are both law enforcement officers with the Montgomery County (Tenn.) Sheriff’s Office. The sniper marksmanship competition was the third of five events in the SWAT Challenge, this tested the physical, tactical and technical capabilities of multiple competing agencies. (Spc. Beverly Roche, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Rory Kennedy (on rifle) and Charles Hunt (on spotting scope) work together March 15 to identify a target during the SWAT Challenge at Fort Campbell, Ky. Kennedy and Hunt are both law enforcement officers with the Montgomery County (Tenn.) Sheriff’s Office. The sniper marksmanship competition was the third of five events in the SWAT Challenge, this tested the physical, tactical and technical capabilities of multiple competing agencies. (Spc. Beverly Roche, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division’s 502nd MP Battalion aims to maintain mission readiness

 

Written by Spc. Grant Ligon  
40th Public Affairs Detachment 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 502nd Military Police Battalion Criminal Investigation Command conducted a change of command ceremony January 4th, 2019. The mission for 502nd remains the same.

Incoming commander, Lt. Col. Richard Stearns, seeks to ensure that his agents are taken care of and have the right training and resources to conduct investigations. CID agents not only go through normal law enforcement training that military police receive, but also take on additional federal training to enhance understanding of the intricacies of the legal, judicial, general crime scene and forensic processes.

Incoming 502nd Military Police Battalion, Criminal Investigation Command, First Sergeant Nick Brown, returns the guideon at the Change of Command Ceremony, Jan. 4, 2019, at Fort Campbell, KY. The 502nd mission is to conduct felony level criminal investigation with the purpose of seeking truth to support combat readiness, preserve good order and discipline throughout the formation. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Grant Ligon)

Incoming 502nd Military Police Battalion, Criminal Investigation Command, First Sergeant Nick Brown, returns the guideon at the Change of Command Ceremony, Jan. 4, 2019, at Fort Campbell, KY. The 502nd mission is to conduct felony level criminal investigation with the purpose of seeking truth to support combat readiness, preserve good order and discipline throughout the formation. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Grant Ligon)

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101st Airborne Division Sabalauski Air Assault School changes Command

 

Written by Spc. Grant Ligon
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Lt. Col. William D. Harris Jr., Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander, spoke about being consistently impressed by Rivas’ ability to execute the rigorous schedule along with Air Assault cadre. Along with the company operating strong throughout the 83 total classes under Rivas’ command, TSAAS has remained a tightly knit family.

“One of the biggest improvements has been in the pre-ranger course,” said Harris. “The Division went from 19% graduation rate to 51%.”

Since taking command January of 2018, Rivas’ oversaw 108 Pre-Ranger graduates, 165 Pathfinder’s graduate and watched more than 4,000 soldiers graduate and earn their Air Assault wings through the school.

Incoming Commander of The Sabalauski Air Assault School, Captain Kevin Gibbons assumes command of TSAAS formation at the end of Change of Command Ceremony, Wednesday March 6, 2019 on Fort Campbell, Ky. Currently the school offers multiple courses, including Air Assault, Rappel Master, Fast Rope Insertion Extraction System and Special Purpose Insertion Extraction System, Pathfinder and the Pre-Ranger course. (Spc. Grant Ligon, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Incoming Commander of The Sabalauski Air Assault School, Captain Kevin Gibbons assumes command of TSAAS formation at the end of Change of Command Ceremony, Wednesday March 6, 2019 on Fort Campbell, Ky. Currently the school offers multiple courses, including Air Assault, Rappel Master, Fast Rope Insertion Extraction System and Special Purpose Insertion Extraction System, Pathfinder and the Pre-Ranger course. (Spc. Grant Ligon, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Fort Campbell Rakkasan Stays on Track

 

Written by Sgt. Patrick Kirby
40th Public Affairs Detachment

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – For some, the adrenaline rush reached while in the field is what they look for in an outlet. Some choose to skydive, some rock climb or even bungee jumping. One Soldier chooses something else…auto racing.

Autocross is a timed competition in which drivers navigate one at a time through a defined course on either a sealed or an unsealed surface. It is a form of motorsports that emphasizes safe competition and active participation.

Sgt. Aaron Daugherty, an infantryman assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), races his car on a race track in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Daugherty uses racing to relieve the everyday stresses he gets from being a Soldier. (Sgt. Patrick Kirby, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Sgt. Aaron Daugherty, an infantryman assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), races his car on a race track in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Daugherty uses racing to relieve the everyday stresses he gets from being a Soldier. (Sgt. Patrick Kirby, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Three states, two times zones, Fort Campbell 3rd Brigade Combat Team’s culminating mission

 

Written by Sgt. Patrick Kirby
40th Public Affairs Detachment

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Readiness is an Army priority, and training like this prepares Soldiers for various current and future threats. This readiness training took place at Fort Campbell’s training area in Tennessee, Fort Knox, Kentucky, and the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center at Camp Atterbury, Indiana.

“We’re training for a near peer threat,” said Cpt. Vincent Shaw, commander, C Company, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. “Anywhere that is similar strength and capacity as the United States.”

An infantryman from 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) provides cover fire with the M240B at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center at Camp Atterbury, Indiana on Dec. 7, 2018. This machine gun fire helped initiate one of the final days of the BCT training exercise which spanned Tennessee, Kentucky and two time zones. (Sgt. Patrick Kirby, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

An infantryman from 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) provides cover fire with the M240B at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center at Camp Atterbury, Indiana on Dec. 7, 2018. This machine gun fire helped initiate one of the final days of the BCT training exercise which spanned Tennessee, Kentucky and two time zones. (Sgt. Patrick Kirby, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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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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Bats on Fort Campbell serve important role in Ecosystem

 

Written by Sgt. Patrick Kirby
40th Public Affairs Detachment, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – As the sun sets, the humidity lets up and temperatures drop, biologists from Fort Campbell Fish and Wildlife, Environmental Division, Directorate of Public Works, are just heading into work.

Their destination is Fort Campbell’s training area to do bat habitat assessments.

Anytime a tree larger than 3 inches in diameter is removed, an Endangered Species Act compliance survey must be completed.

There are two types of surveys, mist netting and Anabat. Mist nets are used by ornithologists and bat biologists to capture wild birds and bats for average counts and other projects. Anabat is an audio monitoring system that uses the ultrasonic echolocation calls of the bats for species identification and to monitor activity.

Morgan Torres, wildlife biologist, Fort Campbell Fish and Wildlife holds a female red bat on Fort Campbell, KY, July 18th, 2018. Eastern Red Bats are forrest dwelling bats and forage for insects at night. (Sgt. Patrick Kirby, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Morgan Torres, wildlife biologist, Fort Campbell Fish and Wildlife holds a female red bat on Fort Campbell, KY, July 18th, 2018. Eastern Red Bats are forrest dwelling bats and forage for insects at night. (Sgt. Patrick Kirby, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division Big 5 Rock band pays tribute to Gold Star Families

 

Written by Sgt. Patrick Kirby
40th Public Affairs Detachment, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Select members of the 101st Airborne Division Band known as the Big 5 headed to Nashville Friday for a recording session at Columbia Studio A.

Columbia Studio A is part of Belmont University and the recording session provided a mutual training opportunity during which musicians of the 101st and Belmont graduate students could collaborate on a project.

The project: Record “Light of a Gold Star,” a song written by Air Force Lt. Col. John Stea, a Kentucky Air National Guard flight surgeon. Stea wrote the song as a tribute to Gold Star Families.

Spc. Michael Davis, pianist, 101st Airborne Division Air Assault Band plays the piano while recording ‘Light of the Gold Star’ at Columbia Studio A in Nashville on October 26. (US Army photo by Sgt. Patrick Kirby, 40th PAD)

Spc. Michael Davis, pianist, 101st Airborne Division Air Assault Band plays the piano while recording ‘Light of the Gold Star’ at Columbia Studio A in Nashville on October 26. (US Army photo by Sgt. Patrick Kirby, 40th PAD)

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101st Airborne Division Leaders attend Subterranean Training

 

Written by Sgt. Patrick Kirby  
40th Public Affairs Detachment, 101st Airborne Division 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Leaders from across the 101st Airborne Division attended a Subterranean Training course hosted by the Fort Benning Maneuver Center of Excellence throughout the month of July on Fort Campbell.

The Chief of Staff of the Army has directed that the Army take a look at dense urban environments and dense urban terrain specifically, as it builds readiness to respond to contingency operations in any location around the world.

The MCoE teams explained how they analyze all aspects of this environment within megacities, to include subterranean systems. The subterranean operational environment, which dates as far back as the American Civil War, continues to be one that is complex and can create significant challenges for today’s Soldier.

Soldiers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) launch a surveillance robot into a unknown section of the subterranean training area to check what is behind doors and corners July 27 on Fort Campbell, KY. (Sgt. Patrick Kirby, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Soldiers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) launch a surveillance robot into a unknown section of the subterranean training area to check what is behind doors and corners July 27 on Fort Campbell, KY. (Sgt. Patrick Kirby, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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