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Fort Campbell deploys Medical Soldiers to Afghanistan

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs Staff

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – About 10 Fort Campbell Soldiers deployed to Afghanistan last week to provide medical support there.

The Soldiers, assigned to the 212th Medical Detachment (Combat Operational Stress Control) will serve at multiple locations during their deployment. They are trained and equipped to provide behavioral health support, both in-person and remote, among other capabilities. 

“This team has been excited about this mission since they were notified that they were selected,” said Maj. Adam Keller, commander, 212th Medical Detachment. “They have trained together and developed a cohesive team eager and willing to preserve the fighting strength of our warfighters.”

A Soldier assigned to the 212th Medical Detachment (Combat Operational Stress Control) boards a bus at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, the first step in a deployment to Afghanistan. About 10 Soldiers assigned to the 212th Medical Detachment deployed from Fort Campbell to Afghanistan in early May 2020 to provide medical support there. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Andrea Notter, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

A Soldier assigned to the 212th Medical Detachment (Combat Operational Stress Control) boards a bus at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, the first step in a deployment to Afghanistan. About 10 Soldiers assigned to the 212th Medical Detachment deployed from Fort Campbell to Afghanistan in early May 2020 to provide medical support there. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Andrea Notter, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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B Company, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade prepares for Afghanistan deployment

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs Staff

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) has announced the upcoming 2020 deployment to Afghanistan of B Company, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

“The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade is proud to provide superior aviation support,” said Col. Matthew Weinshel, commander of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade. “Our Wings of Destiny Soldiers remain ready to accomplish any mission our nation asks of them. We look forward to building upon the success of the brigade and the 101st Airborne Division while working with our allies and partners.”

B Company “Pachyderms” will be attached to Task Force Ivy Eagle of 4th Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade, providing additional CH-47F Chinook aircraft and aircrews. 4th CAB will replace the 10th Mountain Division Combat Aviation Brigade as part of a regular rotation of forces to support the United States’ commitment to Operation Freedom Sentinel. (Capt. Adam OReilly, 101st Airborne Division)

B Company “Pachyderms” will be attached to Task Force Ivy Eagle of 4th Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade, providing additional CH-47F Chinook aircraft and aircrews. 4th CAB will replace the 10th Mountain Division Combat Aviation Brigade as part of a regular rotation of forces to support the United States’ commitment to Operation Freedom Sentinel. (Capt. Adam OReilly, 101st Airborne Division)

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President Donald Trump’s Statement about Taliban Agreement

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – On Thursday, February 28th, 2020, President Donald Trump made the following statement about the Taliban agreement.

Nearly 19 years ago, American service members went to Afghanistan to root out the terrorists responsible for the 9/11 attacks. In that time, we have made great progress in Afghanistan, but at great cost to our brave service members, to the American taxpayers, and to the people of Afghanistan.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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Representatives Mark Green, Stephen Lynch Introduce Bill Holding DOD, VA Accountable for Veterans’ Toxic Exposure

 

U.S. house of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. – Today, Thursday, February 27th, 2020, Representative Mark Green (R-TN) and Representative Stephen Lynch (D-MA), Chairman of the National Security Subcommittee, introduced H.R. 5957, the K2 Veterans Toxic Exposure Accountability Act of 2020, which directs the Secretary of Defense to assess the toxic exposure of American military service members deployed to Karshi Khanabad Air Base (K2) in Uzbekistan from 2001 to 2005 and address the health conditions caused by this exposure.

U.S. Representative Mark Green

U.S. Representative Mark Green

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129th Division Sustainment Support Battalion un-case colors after their return to Fort Campbell from deployment

 

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 129th Division Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, uncased their battalion’s colors during a ceremony January 30th, 2020 following a nine-month deployment to Kuwait.

“The un-casing ceremony isn’t about me or the team that came back,” said Lt. Col. Eric Anderson, 129th Division Sustainment Support Battalion commander, as he spoke to family and friends in the audience.

Lt. Col. Eric Anderson (right), commander of the 129th Division Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade and Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Oudenhaven (left), 129th Div. Sust. Support Battalion senior enlisted advisor, uncase their battalion colors during a ceremony at Fort Campbell, Jan. 30. (Sgt. Aimee Nordin, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Lt. Col. Eric Anderson (right), commander of the 129th Division Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade and Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Oudenhaven (left), 129th Div. Sust. Support Battalion senior enlisted advisor, uncase their battalion colors during a ceremony at Fort Campbell, Jan. 30. (Sgt. Aimee Nordin, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Representative Mark Green named to Cybersecurity Subcommittee

 

U.S. house of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Green, a combat veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and with 24 years of combined military service, was named to the Homeland Security Committee’s Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation Subcommittee for the 2020 legislative session.

The subcommittee is tasked with reviewing legislation over critical defense issues including cybersecurity challenges, infrastructure threats, and election interference.

U.S. Representative Mark Green

U.S. Representative Mark Green

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U.S. Representative Mark Green Opposes Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s War Powers Resolution

 

U.S. house of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. – Today, Thursday, January 9th, 2020, U.S. Representative Mark Green voted against Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s War Powers Resolution, which would prevent the President from engaging in hostilities against Iran.

Representative Green said, “American soldiers and diplomats are alive today because President Donald Trump took bold action to eliminate Qasem Soleimani, one of the world’s deadliest terrorists.”

U.S. Representative Mark Green

U.S. Representative Mark Green

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President Donald Trump: Our Soldiers are Safe, America is prepared

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – U.S. President Donald J. Trump addressed the nation this morning in the wake of Iran’s air attack against bases where American troops were stationed in Iraq.

“No Americans were harmed in last night’s attack by the Iranian regime. We suffered no casualties, all of our soldiers are safe, and only minimal damage was sustained at our military bases,” the President said from the White House’s Grand Foyer.

President Trump: Iran will never have a nuclear weapon on my watch.

President Donald Trump delivers remarks on Iran. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

President Donald Trump delivers remarks on Iran. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

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President Donald Trump’s remarks on Iran

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – THE PRESIDENT:  As long as I am President of the United States, Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon.

Good morning.  I’m pleased to inform you: The American people should be extremely grateful and happy no Americans were harmed in last night’s attack by the Iranian regime.  We suffered no casualties, all of our soldiers are safe, and only minimal damage was sustained at our military bases.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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Marsha Blackburn: “Afghanistan Papers” bombshell, It’s time for a congressional investigation

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – If it were any other year, last week’s “Afghanistan Papers” bombshell in the Washington Post would still be dominating headlines, talk radio segments, and cable news chyrons.

For passive observers of wartime news, the Afghanistan Papers validated almost two decades of barroom debate over the unprecedented outpouring of resources and troops into a region many Americans long ago wrote off as lost cause.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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