Topic: Andrew P. Poppas
Fort Campbell, KY – 101st Airborne Division commanding general Major General Andrew P. Poppas said, “Reflecting this Christmas on the past two weeks, I was humbled to receive the Ghazi Mir Bacha Khan High State Medal from Afghan President Ashraf Ghani alongside U.S. Embassy Kabul Ambassador John Bass and US Forces Afghanistan and Resolute Support Mission commander General Austin “Scott” Miller”
“These gentlemen work tirelessly to ensure America and the other nations who contribute to the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan can enjoy a holiday without the worry of terrorism, and to seek a peaceful solution to the conflict.”
Written by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen
Fort Campbell, KY – “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in the moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
The fitting Martin Luther King Jr. quote is a personal favorite of Staff Sgt. Nicholas Davis, C Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Artillery cannon crew member and section chief. Davis, an Ellijay, Georgia, native, received the Soldier’s Medal, January 22nd, at Shaw Gymnasium in front of his unit and division leadership, for his actions that saved two lives last year.
Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett Challenges Fort Campbell’s Major General Andrew Poppas to Broomball
Montgomery County, TN – The public is invited to attend what is thought to be Clarksville’s first ever broomball match as Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett challenges Fort Campbell’s Major General Andrew Poppas to a backyard broomball game on January 10th, 2018 at 6:30pm at the Downtown Commons outdoor ice skating rink.
Gnash, the Nashville Predator’s Mascot, members from the Predators Energy Team and Predators alumni will be on site greeting fans and cheering on Mayor Durrett and Major General Poppas as they try to outscore each other on the ice.
Written by Major General Andrew P. Poppas
Fort Campbell, KY – “I do, therefore, invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a Day of Thanksgiving…”
It was with these words that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday on October 3rd, 1863. America was embroiled in conflict just like we are now, yet there was much to be thankful for as a nation – “needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defense…,” as Lincoln described. The same holds true today.
Written by Leejay Lockhart
Fort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell garrison, which serves more than 26,000 Soldiers as well as more than 45,000 Family members, civilian employees and contractors, held a change of command ceremony at Wilson Theater Friday.
Colonel James “Rob” Salome, Fort Campbell’s garrison commander for the past two years, relinquished command to Col. Joseph Kuchan in a ceremony presided over by Brenda McCullough, director of Installation Management Command-Readiness.
Salome will retire after more than 23 years of Army service later in the year, while Kuchan is a familiar face at Fort Campbell, having most recently served as operations officer for the 101st Airborne Division.
Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s medical team is boosting community fitness and military readiness as Fort Campbell’s Army Wellness Center opens with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 2:30pm March 21st, 2017.
Written by Leejay Lockhart
Fort Campbell, KY – The congressional delegation that toured Fort Campbell on March 7th, 2017, held a brief press conference before returning to Washington D.C.
The delegation included House Representatives William “Mac” Thornberry, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee; Diane Black, chairman of the House Budget Committee; Marsha Blackburn of the Tennessee 7th district which includes part of Fort Campbell, and chairman of the subcommittee on communications and technology.
Major Gen. Andrew P. Poppas, Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell, escorted the delegation as they met with Soldiers, toured facilities and saw firsthand how budget cuts in previous years had affected readiness across the installation.
Written by Sgt. William White
Fort Campbell, KY – A congressional delegation visited Fort Campbell Tuesday in an effort to better understand readiness challenges the Army is facing.
House Reps. William “Mac” Thornberry, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Diane Black, chairwoman of the House Budget Committee and Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee and chairman of the subcommittee on communications and technology, visited some of Fort Campbell’s facilities in need of updates.
The delegation met with Maj. Gen. Andrew P. Poppas, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell, who discussed with them the installation’s readiness challenges.
Fort Campbell, KY – At approximately 11:07am today, January 31st, a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), went down in the local training area on Fort Campbell.
Four Soldiers aboard the aircraft suffered injuries while conducting training and were transported by air and ground to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. Notification to Families is ongoing. Their names and the nature of their injuries is not releasable at this time.
Fort Campbell, KY – The skeletal remains found Monday near Exit 19 off of Highway 24 in Robertson County, Tennessee, have been confirmed by medical examiners as Fort Campbell Soldier Pfc. Shadow McClaine.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation recovered the remains of McClaine, a 101st Airborne Division Soldier, who had been missing since September 2016.
Senior officials at Fort Campbell and special agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command – the lead investigative agency – are in close communication with the family and TBI at this time.
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