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Two Austin Peay State University ROTC students attend Army Airborne School

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) chemistry sophomore Cherady Fine recalls parachuting from an airplane for the first time.

“I remember actually shaking hooking up the static line. But after that, I just thought, ‘All right, I’m doing this.’

Austin Peay State University sophomore Cherady Fine shows off her Airborne medal. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University sophomore Cherady Fine shows off her Airborne medal. (APSU)

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Austin Peay ROTC cadets excel at military summer programs

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, Tn –-Twelve Austin Peay ROTC students – including the University’s first-ever cadet to go to the Jungle Warfare School in Hawaii – attended multiple training schools during the summer.

Austin Peay State University also sent its first cadet since 2006 to Army Mountain Warfare School in Vermont and the third and fourth cadets ever to U.S. Military Academy Cadet Summer Training at West Point, New York.

Austin Peay State University ROTC

Austin Peay State University ROTC

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101st Airborne Division’s 320th Field Artillery Regiment has first female in it’s history to lead an artillery platoon in Combat

 

Written by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public

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Fort Campbell, KY – When U.S. Army 1st Lt. Austen Boroff arrived in Iraq last October as part of Operation Inherent Resolve to take over 1st platoon, Battery C, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), she was the only female Soldier in the battery. She was also the first female in 1-320th’s history to lead an artillery platoon in a combat environment.

“It was an exciting time to head over,” said Boroff. “I was grateful I was getting the opportunity to join the operation. I had been following the unit and all of their accomplishments all summer.”

U.S Army 1st Lt. Austen Boroff, platoon leader, Battery C, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) poses near her battery’s guidon, Mar 24, 2017, at Fort Campbell, KY. Boroff, a graduate of the United States Military Academy was the first female platoon leader in 1-320th’s history to lead Soldiers in a combat environment. (1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

U.S Army 1st Lt. Austen Boroff, platoon leader, Battery C, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) poses near her battery’s guidon, Mar 24, 2017, at Fort Campbell, KY. Boroff, a graduate of the United States Military Academy was the first female platoon leader in 1-320th’s history to lead Soldiers in a combat environment. (1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

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Austin Peay State University to hold Military and Veteran Graduate Recognition Ceremony for APSU Fall Graduates, December 7th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Active duty military and veteran students graduating from Austin Peay State University in December will be honored with an APSU military coin and a special cord to wear with their commencement regalia.

The military and veteran graduate recognition and coin presentation ceremony, with the theme “All Hail to Those Who Serve,” is scheduled for 5:00pm, Wednesday, December 7th in the Mabry Concert Hall, located inside the Music/Mass Communication Building on the University campus. The event is open to the public.

APSU’s Military Coin.

APSU’s Military Coin.

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584th Support Maintenance Company conducts sling load training at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 584th Support Maintenance Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, conducted Air Assault operations training September 3rd, at Fort Campbell, KY.

The unit worked with aviators from Company B, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., during the training.

Soldiers from the 584th Support Maintenance Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, prepare to sling load a water buffalo to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter Sept. 3 at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Soldiers from the 584th Support Maintenance Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, prepare to sling load a water buffalo to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter Sept. 3 at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Rakkasan leaders tackle day ‘zero,’ increase understanding

 

Written by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – At first glance, the Sabalauski Air Assault School at Fort Campbell looks abandoned with no visual signs of life in all directions, but out of the thick, ghostly morning fog comes the loud, thunderous cries of “Air Assault” from more than 200 Air Assault candidates quake both the ground and sky.

Looking on is Company level and above leadership from 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); they are paying close attention to the “day zero” standards of the Air Assault School.

Col. J.B. Vowell, Commander of 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), discusses with leaders within the brigade the importance of their Air Assault candidates success within the course on August 19, 2013. The goal is to reach a 70% Air Assault qualified standard within the division to increase the capabilities of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). (U.S. Army Photo by Army Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton, 3BCT Public Affairs)

Col. J.B. Vowell, Commander of 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), discusses with leaders within the brigade the importance of their Air Assault candidates success within the course on August 19, 2013. The goal is to reach a 70% Air Assault qualified standard within the division to increase the capabilities of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). (U.S. Army Photo by Army Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton, 3BCT Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Rakkasans give the Fox Sports 1 Team a taste of Soldier PT

 

Written by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers assigned to 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), were joined by members of the new Fox Sports 1 network for some intense physical training at Fort Campbell, KY, Monday, August 12th, 2013.

Soldiers assigned to Company C, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), assist members of the Fox Sports 1 team with the proper rope climbing technique during their physical fitness session at Fort Campbell, Ky., Aug. 12, 2013. (U.S. Army Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton 3BCT Public Affairs)

Soldiers assigned to Company C, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), assist members of the Fox Sports 1 team with the proper rope climbing technique during their physical fitness session at Fort Campbell, Ky., Aug. 12, 2013. (U.S. Army Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton 3BCT Public Affairs)

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Lady Night Stalkers at Fort Campbell learn what it means to be a member of 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne)

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Rick Branch
160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) Public Affairs

160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment - Soar - Night StalkersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Some spouses from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) tried the sweat that poured off of their brow as they strained to pull, push and drag a 5,100-lbs M998 military Humvee up an incline May 2nd.

It was only midday but the members of the “Pink Platoon” were struggling and the heat was beginning to take its toll.

With the rally cry, “Night Stalkers don’t quit” the spouses of the Soldiers from the 160th SOAR (A) grabbed another gear and muscled the machine up the hill.

A spouse of a 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) Soldier soars over the gut buster logs during the Pink Platoon event May 2, 2013, at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Rick Branch, 160th SOAR (A) Public Affairs)

A spouse of a 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) Soldier soars over the gut buster logs during the Pink Platoon event May 2, 2013, at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Rick Branch, 160th SOAR (A) Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s Strike Troop Reaches Gold Status, Apache Troops Earns Gold Air Assault Excellence Streamer

 

Written by Sgt. Joe Padula
2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, 101st Airborne Division

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – “Troop, attention!” was the loud order given during a rare ceremony not seen by a Screaming Eagle formation on record. Two words were screamed back in unison, “Strike Cav!” as a proud squadron of Strike Soldiers went to the position of attention and watched 101st Airborne Division history unfold before them.

Troop A, also known as Apache Troop, is part of the 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and was awarded the Gold Air Assault Excellence Streamer during a ceremony held at Fort Campbell’s Strike Field, April 16th. The streamer signifies the troop is now at or above 90 percent Air Assault qualified.

Command Sgt. Maj. Brandon Haywood, command sergeant major of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (left), and 101st Airborne Division Senior Acting Commander, Brig. Gen. Mark Stammer, add the coveted Gold Air Assault Excellence Streamer to the Apache Troop, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) guidon during a special ceremony conducted at Strike Field Tuesday. (Photo by Master Sgt. Pete Mayes, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs Office)

Command Sgt. Maj. Brandon Haywood, command sergeant major of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (left), and 101st Airborne Division Senior Acting Commander, Brig. Gen. Mark Stammer, add the coveted Gold Air Assault Excellence Streamer to the Apache Troop, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) guidon during a special ceremony conducted at Strike Field Tuesday. (Photo by Master Sgt. Pete Mayes, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs Office)

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Joint Civilian Orientation Conference comes to Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Scott Davis
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – More than 40 civilian community leaders within the nation visited Fort Campbell, September 22nd as part of a program to give a better understanding to Americans as to what their military does on a daily basis.

The participants of the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference visited one installation from every branch of the military to gain a better idea as to how their military operates. Fort Campbell was chosen to represent the U.S. Army.

The president of Barreto group, Inc., Rodney Barreto tries out a mine detector while being advised by Capt. Robert St. Claire, an instructor for the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference during their visit to Fort. Campbell, September 22nd. Participants of the JCOC visited the base to gain insight on what the Army does on a routine basis. (Photo by Sgt. Scott Davis)

The president of Barreto group, Inc., Rodney Barreto tries out a mine detector while being advised by Capt. Robert St. Claire, an instructor for the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference during their visit to Fort. Campbell, September 22nd. Participants of the JCOC visited the base to gain insight on what the Army does on a routine basis. (Photo by Sgt. Scott Davis)

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