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101st Airborne Division, 52nd Ordnance Group Soldiers to return from Afghanistan

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division and the 52nd Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) will continue to return here through March, following a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

In total, more than 500 Soldiers with “Task Force Destiny,” 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, and “Task Force EOD,” 732nd Ordnance Company, 184th Ordnance Battalion, 52nd Ordnance Group, will return in two welcome home ceremonies, scheduled to occur March 5th and March 9th.

All times are subject to change.

Welcome Home Ceremonies to be held this month for 101st Airborne Division and the 52nd Ordnance Group soldiers. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan)

Welcome Home Ceremonies to be held this month for 101st Airborne Division and the 52nd Ordnance Group soldiers. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan)

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Annual Retiree Appreciation Day to be held at Fort Campbell

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 Fort Campbell will hold the annual Retiree Appreciation Day beginning at 8:00am.

This event is free to enter and open to all retirees and their Families. The Retiree Appreciation Day will be held at the Soldier Support Center located at 2702 Michigan Avenue, Fort Campbell, KY.

Retirees are an important part of the Fort Campbell community, as such the installation’s Retirement and Separation Services will host an annual appreciation day specifically designed to benefit retirees and their Families.

Annual Retiree Appreciation Day to be held at Fort Campbell, September 22nd. (Sam Shore)

Annual Retiree Appreciation Day to be held at Fort Campbell, September 22nd. (Sam Shore)

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Fort Campbell’s 52nd Ordnance Group farewells old and welcomes new commander

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Adam Hinman
20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives Command

52nd Ordnance GroupFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – In a bittersweet ceremony, the 52nd Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives Command, held a change of command ceremony in Sabo Physical Fitness Center on Fort Campbell, KY, March 14th, 2018. The unit bid farewell to its commander of 25 months, Col. Mark R. Faria, and welcomed its new commander, Col. Daniel J. Duncan.

The ceremony was reviewed by Brig. Gen. James E. Bonner, commanding general of the 20th CBRNE Cmd., who lauded the accomplishments of the unit under Faria’s leadership.

Soldiers of the 52nd Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosive Command, stand ready before a change of command ceremony in Sabo Physical Fitness Center on Fort Campbell, Ky., Mar. 14, 2018. This ceremony allowed the group to honor its outgoing commander, Col. Mark R. Faria, and welcome its new commander, Col. Daniel J. Duncan. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Hinman, 52nd Ordnance Group)

Soldiers of the 52nd Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosive Command, stand ready before a change of command ceremony in Sabo Physical Fitness Center on Fort Campbell, Ky., Mar. 14, 2018. This ceremony allowed the group to honor its outgoing commander, Col. Mark R. Faria, and welcome its new commander, Col. Daniel J. Duncan. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Hinman, 52nd Ordnance Group)

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Fort Campbell’s 52nd Ordnance Group gets New Command, Mission

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Angel D. Martinez
20th CBRNE Command

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Fort Campbell, KY – Col. Mark Faria accepted command of the 52nd Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) from Col. Marty L. Muchow during a change of command ceremony at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, February 18th.

The 52nd will be deploying in the next few weeks, and Faria’s main focus is on the success of this mission.

Col. Mark Faria accepted command of the 52d Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group from Col. Marty L. Muchow during a Change of Command ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky., Feb. 18. (Courtesy Photo)

Col. Mark Faria accepted command of the 52d Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group from Col. Marty L. Muchow during a Change of Command ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky., Feb. 18. (Courtesy Photo)

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Fort Campbell’s 52nd Ordnance Group Year in Review

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division52nd Ordnance GroupFort Campbell, KY – The 52nd Ordnance Group’s (EOD) mission is to deploy and support military and civilian authorities throughout full spectrum operations by identifying, accessing, diagnosing, rendering safe, exploiting and disposing of all explosive ordnance or comparable threats.

As a part of the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives Command, the 52nd supports the Army’s worldwide mission to provide support to humanitarian mine action operations, VIP protection support for Secret Service and Department of State, including the Papal visit, and its continuous support to Homeland Defense by responding to explosive threats on and off installation.

U.S. Army‬ Soldiers, assigned to the 52nd Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), use a hand-held scanner to locate buried training ordnance and subsequently identify and render it safe during an annual explosive ordnance disposal competition held on Fort Knox, KY, April 16th, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Rachael Tolliver)

U.S. Army‬ Soldiers, assigned to the 52nd Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), use a hand-held scanner to locate buried training ordnance and subsequently identify and render it safe during an annual explosive ordnance disposal competition held on Fort Knox, KY, April 16th, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Rachael Tolliver)

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Fort Campbell’s 52nd Ordnance Group to test skills against top Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams

 

Written by Patrick Buffett
U.S. Army Garrison Fort Lee

U.S. Army - Fort LeeFort Lee, VA – Six Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams from across the Army will rally at Fort A.P. Hill September 14th-18th for an Ordnance School-sponsored EOD Team of the Year competition.

The championship event will test their technical and tactical knowledge and abilities to perform important war-fighting munitions handling and disposal functions under challenging conditions, noted Capt. Robert Hruska, one of the organizers and the TRADOC Capabilities Manager-EOD Concepts and Doctrine division chief.

During the 2014 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team of the Year competition at Fort A.P. Hill, Soldiers from the 732nd EOD Company, 52nd Ord. Group, Fort Campbell, Ky., secure an inert bomb to ensure it will not move during diffusing procedures. It was one of 14 tasks teams were asked to perform during the competition. (Courtesy Photo)

During the 2014 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team of the Year competition at Fort A.P. Hill, Soldiers from the 732nd EOD Company, 52nd Ord. Group, Fort Campbell, Ky., secure an inert bomb to ensure it will not move during diffusing procedures. It was one of 14 tasks teams were asked to perform during the competition. (Courtesy Photo)

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Fort Campbell’s Importance to the U.S. Army shown by the Army’s Force Reduction and Reorganization Strategy

 

FFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Divisionort Campbell, KY – On Friday, Clarksville Online published the first of two pieces on a Thursday press conference with Brig. Gen. Mark Stammer, the acting commander of Fort Campbell, KY, while the 101st Airborne Division is deployed to Afghanistan about the Army’s Upcoming Force Reduction and Reorganization Strategy, and it’s effects on Fort Campbell.

The first article from the interview calmed community fears about the possibility of a mass loss of personnel at the Army post. In the second we will be discussing the level of importance assigned to Fort Campbell by the U.S. Army and the U.S. Department of Defense.

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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52nd Ordnance Group (EOD) to Hold Change of Responsibility Ceremony on Fort Campbell

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY –  Command Sgt. Maj. Robert L. Hockstedler will relinquish responsibility of the 52d Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) to Command Sgt. Maj. John D. Terrell II at a ceremony Wednesday June 6th at 9:00am on Fort Campbell.

Hockstedler has been command sergeant major of the 52d Ordnance Group (EOD) since July, 2009. He will be retiring from the Army after 30 years of service. Terrell’s most recent assignment was as the command sergeant major of the 184th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, a subordinate unit of the 52d. «Read the rest of this article»

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Members of the 717 EOD return to Fort Campbell

 

Soldiers greeted with an intimate late evening ceremony.

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division44 members of the 717 EOD Unit part of the 52nd Ordnance Group based at Fort Campbell Kentucky returned home late Sunday evening from a deployment to Afghanistan.

The soldiers were brought to the hanger on a bus after arriving via a military transport plane. As they disembarked the soldiers were personally greeted by Maj. Gen. Frank Wiercinski and his wife. The soldiers then assembled outside the hanger before marching inside for the Welcome Home Ceremony.

A soldier looks for his family as he waits for his turn to get off the bus.

A soldier looks for his family as he waits for his turn to get off the bus.

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