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Two 101st Airborne Division Soldiers killed in AH-64E Apache Helicopter Training Accident

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – At approximately 9:50pm Friday, April 6th, 2018 two Soldiers of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) were killed in an AH-64E Apache helicopter crash in the local training area on Fort Campbell

The names of the deceased will not be released until 24 hours after next-of-kin notification is complete.

The crew was conducting routine training at the time of the accident. There were no other casualties. Fort Campbell Fire and Emergency Services are on site and recovery operations are ongoing.

An Apache helicopter similar to the one in this photo crashed during routine training at Fort Campbell.

An Apache helicopter similar to the one in this photo crashed during routine training at Fort Campbell.

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Big and Rich to Headline Fort Campbell’s 2014 Week of the Eagles Concert

 

2014 Fort Campbell Week of the EaglesFort Campbell, KY – Join Fort Campbell for our 2014 Week of the Eagles Concert on Friday, May 16th, sponsored by USAA.

We’re really going to get the Parade Field jumping when we have Big & Rich bring their genre’ crossing brand of country music to the stage at the Division Parade Field. As Big & Rich, John Rich and Big Kenny Alphin have exerted a definite “gravitational pull” to the direction modern country music has taken.

2014 Week of the Eagles Concert

2014 Week of the Eagles Concert

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Wrapping up Clarksville’s 2014 Rivers and Spires Festival

 

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – The last day of the 2014 Rivers and Spires Festival continued to be the best in memory. The weather was absolutely flawless, neither too hot nor to cold. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky throughout the entire day.

I rushed down to the Festival at 9:00am to catch the annual WJZM 1400 AM Clarksville in Review broadcast from the Festival. This usually is held at the Bill Roberts thunder road automotive tent on Franklin Street just down from the Roxy Regional Theatre. The program was already well underway when I arrived.

Randy Houser performing at the 2014 Rivers and Spires Festival on Saturday

Randy Houser performing at the 2014 Rivers and Spires Festival on Saturday

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101st Airborne Division’s 159th Combat Aviation Brigade soldiers refuel an AH-64D Apache Helicopter

 

Photo by Spc. Joseph Green
159th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

159th Combat Aviation BrigadeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan – Soldiers from Task Force Attack, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct a hot refuel on an AH-64D Apache helicopter before it goes back out on mission January 14th, 2014, at Jalalabad Airfield.

Hot refuel capabilities help to reduce time on station for aircraft.

Task Force Attack Soldiers with the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade conduct a hot refuel on an AH-64D Apache helicopter. ( Spc. Joseph Green)

Task Force Attack Soldiers with the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade conduct a hot refuel on an AH-64D Apache helicopter. ( Spc. Joseph Green)

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Fort Campbell’s 159th Combat Aviation Brigade conducts Medevac training to help sharpen skills

 

Written by Capt. John Giaquinto
159th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

159th Combat Aviation BrigadeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Knox, KY – Whoop… whoop… whoop. To any person off the street the sound of helicopter blades would be heard as just noise, but to injured soldiers on the battlefield, that sound is one that brings hope. Medical evacuation operations are one of many key functions of an aviation unit.

The 7-101st General Support Aviation Battalion, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, KY, conducted this essential training on January 9th, 2013.

Soldiers from the 7-101st GSAB, 159th CAB, 101st Airborne Division and Airmen from 19th ASOS, Fort Campbell, KY, conduct joint Medevac training at Fort Knox, KY. This training served to sharpen the skills of the service members. (Photo by Capt. John Giaquinto)

Soldiers from the 7-101st GSAB, 159th CAB, 101st Airborne Division and Airmen from 19th ASOS, Fort Campbell, KY, conduct joint Medevac training at Fort Knox, KY. This training served to sharpen the skills of the service members. (Photo by Capt. John Giaquinto)

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Govs gain first shutout since 2003 in downing Marauders, 40-0

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Ryan White rushed for 146 yards and two touchdowns while Tee Howell returned a third-quarter punt 65 yards for a score as Austin Peay State University defeated Central State, 40-0, Saturday in non-conference football action at Governors Stadium.

The victory snapped a Governors four-game losing streak and improved them to 3-6 on the season. Central State, an independent Division II team from Wilberforce, Ohio, fell to 1-9 on the season.

Ryan White rushed for two touchdowns to help the Governors defeat Central State Saturday afternoon. APSU Football. (APSU Sports Information)

Ryan White rushed for two touchdowns to help the Governors defeat Central State Saturday afternoon. APSU Football. (APSU Sports Information)

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200 soldiers return home from Afghanistan

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Yesterday afternoon, Fort Campbell welcomed home 200 soldiers from the 584th Ordnance Maintenance Company along with part of 101st Special Troops Battalion “Sustainers”. They were returning home from a 12-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom where their mission was to provide field maintenance within Regional Command-East as part of the 142nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion.

The 584th Ordnance Maintenance Companymade headlines during their deployment for use of the Joint Recovery And Distribution System (JRADS) to recover a downed Apache helicopter; they had previously conducted missions to recover a bulldozer, a wrecker, and a mine resistance ambush protected vehicle. They also helped to set up a support center for host nation truck drivers in the Convoy Staging Yard at Bagram Airfield, as well as took part in humanitarian assistance missions.

A soldier reunited with his family

A soldier reunited with his family

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Apache helicopter pilot, father and football Gov, VanMater truly an exception

 

Written by Brad Kirtley
Sports Information Director

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – For every rule, an exception exists.

Isaac VanMeter embodies it. It is more than just the Henderson, KY, native playing college football for the first time at Austin Peay at age 32, an age most male involvement in such a physical sport is reserved to the Fantasy variety.

VanMeter also is an exception in being a fulltime college student for the first time at a point in many men’s lives they already are taking out a second mortgage on their house.

Isaac VanMeter attacks the blocking sled. APSU Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Isaac VanMeter attacks the blocking sled. APSU Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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A Justifiable Recovery

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Soldier with the 101st Sustainment Brigade are no strangers to the effectiveness of the Army’s new joint recovery and distribution system. It was their input and recommendations that directly resulted in the equipment’s fielding to Operation Enduring Freedom.

The vehicle’s effectiveness in a combat environment showed itself as the 584th Maintenance Company recently used the JRADS to recover a downed Apache helicopter. It took the recovery approximately four hours to safely recover and transport the aircraft back to Bagram Airfield, company officials said.

The joint recovery and distribution system is proving successful in vehicle recovery in Afghanistan. Here, soldiers with the 584th Maintainence Company, 142nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, use the JRADS to recover a downed Apache helicopter. (Courtesy Photo)

The joint recovery and distribution system is proving successful in vehicle recovery in Afghanistan. Here, soldiers with the 584th Maintainence Company, 142nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, use the JRADS to recover a downed Apache helicopter. (Courtesy Photo)

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Apache Air Assault Into Mountains Finds Weapons Caches

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionWings of DestinyKandahar, Afghanistan – Footage about how Apache Co. 1-33 CAV, 101st ABN DIV Soldiers assist Afghan National Army Soldiers on Air Assault into the Moains to find Weapons Caches.

Produced by Sgt. Victor Gardner. Provided by 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs.

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