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Three Fort Campbell Currahee Soldiers killed in Afghanistan

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division4th Brigade Combat Team - CurraheeFort Campbell, KY – Three Fort Campbell Soldiers died August 11th as a result of combat-related injuries they sustained in Dzadran, Afghanistan.

Identified are Staff Sgt. Octavio Herrera, 26, of Caldwell, Idaho; Sgt. Jamar Avery Hicks, 22, of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Spc. Keith Erin Grace Jr., 26, of Baytown, Texas.

Staff Sgt. Octavio Herrera, Sgt. Jamar Avery Hicks and Spc. Keith Erin Grace Jr. killed in Afghanistan August 11th, 2013. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell 101st Airborne Division Headquarters Soldier dies in Afghanistan

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A Fort Campbell Soldier died June 28th, 2013 in a non-combat related incident at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The Army says it is investigating Rogers’ death.

Sergeant Justin Richard Rogers, 25, of Barton, NY, was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) as a horizontal construction engineer.

He joined the Army in March 2008.

Sergeant Justin R. Rogers

Sergeant Justin R. Rogers

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Fort Campbell 716th Military Police Battalion Medic Saves 4-Year-Old Boy from Choking

 

Written by 1st Lt. Janet Brown
101st Sustainment Brigade

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Fort Campbell, KY – A Fort Campbell Soldier’s heroic act helped save the life of a 4-year-old boy from choking.

Spc. Katherine McIntire, an Army medic assigned to the 194th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101 Sustainment Brigade, was awarded an impact Army Achievement Medal March 22nd, for saving the boy’s life.

Spc. Katherine McIntire receives an Impact Army Achievement Medal for her actions in saving the life of a four-year-old boy who was choking. McIntire is assigned to the 194th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade (photo by 1st Lt. Janet Brown, Unit Public Affairs Representative, 716th Military Police Bn., 101st Sut. Bde.)

Spc. Katherine McIntire receives an Impact Army Achievement Medal for her actions in saving the life of a four-year-old boy who was choking. McIntire is assigned to the 194th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade (photo by 1st Lt. Janet Brown, Unit Public Affairs Representative, 716th Military Police Bn., 101st Sut. Bde.)

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101st Sustainment Brigade Air Defenders get back to roots

 

Written by Spc. Michael Vanpool
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Batteries of the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 101st Sustainment Brigade, went to the range this week for their Table VIII certifications on their Avenger gun trucks.

At the ranges, the soldiers shot their M3P machine guns, mounted on their Avengers, at ground and aerial targets.

Soldiers with C Battery, 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 101st Sustainment Brigade, look in at the remote forward-looking infrared receiver, which fires the M3P machine gun away from the truck. The Avenger batteries of the 2-44 Battalion went to the range this week to certify on their weapons by shooting ground and aerial targets from the turret and remotely. (Photo by Spc. Michael Vanpool)

Soldiers with C Battery, 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 101st Sustainment Brigade, look in at the remote forward-looking infrared receiver, which fires the M3P machine gun away from the truck. The Avenger batteries of the 2-44 Battalion went to the range this week to certify on their weapons by shooting ground and aerial targets from the turret and remotely. (Photo by Spc. Michael Vanpool)

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Fort Campbell Soldier from the 101st Sustainment Brigade Saves Three Children from Car Fire

 

Story by Spc. Michael Vanpool
101st Sustainment Brigade

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell, KY – A trip to the Department of Motor Vehicles this to get a driver’s license this past December resulted in a Fort Campbell soldier getting more than he bargained for.

Bob was recently awarded an Impact Army Achievement Medal for helping save the lives of three children trapped in a minivan as it caught on fire.

The soldier, a cargo specialist with the 372nd Inland Cargo Transfer Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, received the medal, March 9th, for his heroic actions.

Pvt. Terrance Bob (right), a cargo specialist with the 372nd Inland Cargo Transfer Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, stands in front a formation of the 129th CSSB as they applaud what he did on Dec. 8th, 2011. Bob received an Army Achievement Medal for his actions. (U.S. Army/Spc. Michael Vanpool)

Pvt. Terrance Bob (right), a cargo specialist with the 372nd Inland Cargo Transfer Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, stands in front a formation of the 129th CSSB as they applaud what he did on Dec. 8th, 2011. Bob received an Army Achievement Medal for his actions. (U.S. Army/Spc. Michael Vanpool)

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APSU nursing student earns honor in Army nursing course

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University nursing student graduated at the top of her class at the U.S. Army’s Critical Care Nursing Course at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Capt. Jessica Fetter, an Army Nursing Corp reservist in the 4203rd U.S. Army Hospital in Nashville TN, graduated from the course in August, achieving a final grade of 96 percent and earning her the distinction of Distinguished Honor Graduate. «Read the rest of this article»

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Lifeliners receive Bronze Star Medals

 

Written by Spc. Michael Vanpool
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – The 101st Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners” awarded more than 120 officers, non-commissioned officers and soldiers the Bronze Star Medal for their contributions to the brigade’s mission this past year in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, October 9th.

The Bronze Star is awarded to soldiers who demonstrate heroic or meritorious achievement or service while engaged in military operations against an enemy of the United States.

Col. Michael Peterman, the commander of the Lifeliners, said that his formation should always take the opportunity to thank those around them. The Bronze Stars were an extension of the gratitude from a year in Afghanistan.

Col. Michael Peterman, 101st Sustainment Brigade commander, shakes hands with Staff Sgt. Kofi Nyarko, 101st Sustainment Brigade Support Operations, after he receives his Bronze Star Medal at the unit’s End of Tour Awards Ceremony. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes)

Col. Michael Peterman, 101st Sustainment Brigade commander, shakes hands with Staff Sgt. Kofi Nyarko, 101st Sustainment Brigade Support Operations, after he receives his Bronze Star Medal at the unit’s End of Tour Awards Ceremony. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes)

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Standing out among one’s peers

 

Written by Spc. Sarah Keegan
101st Sustainment Brigade

101st Sustainment BrigadeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Two soldiers recently competed and emerged victorious from the 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion competed in the Battalion’s Warrior of the Month board on Saturday.

Sgt. Jared Leimeister, a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic for the 131st Transportation Company, 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, won the board’s noncommissioned officer’s division.

Pfc. April Tennyson, a Motor Transport Operator for the 109th Transportation Company, 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, won the soldier’s division.

First Sgt. Irwin Whittington of the 584th Ordnance Maintenance Company, 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, inspects Sgt. Reginald Miniweather’s weapon during the battalion’s Warrior of the Month Board. Miniweather is a Motor Transport Operator with the 109th Transportation Company, 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion. (Photo by Sgt Jesse McCullough)

First Sgt. Irwin Whittington of the 584th Ordnance Maintenance Company, 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, inspects Sgt. Reginald Miniweather’s weapon during the battalion’s Warrior of the Month Board. Miniweather is a Motor Transport Operator with the 109th Transportation Company, 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion. (Photo by Sgt Jesse McCullough)

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Night Stalkers recognized for combat actions and garrison safety

 

By Sgt. 1st Class Jason Cauley
160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Public Affairs

160th Soar NightstalkersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division PatchFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), were recognized for combat actions during the past 24 months at a rare ceremony August 16th.

The unit added seven combat streamers to the battalion colors, and more than 30 Night Stalkers were recognized by the unit for their service and contributions.

“Today we will present more than 40 awards which will represent just some of the hard work and achievement that each of you in uniform does every day to employ the combat power of our nation,” said Lt. Col. Phil Ryan, 2nd Battalion commander. “This recognition by the Army shows the unprecedented commitment of the Darkhorse to our nation’s fight against terrorism.”

Col. John Thompson, 160th Special Operations Aviations Regiment (Airborne) commander shakes hands with Sgt. Brian Buckingham, a 2nd Battalion crew chief who was awarded two Air Medals (one for Valor) during the battalion awards ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, August 16th. (Photo courtesy of 160th SOAR)

Col. John Thompson, 160th Special Operations Aviations Regiment (Airborne) commander shakes hands with Sgt. Brian Buckingham, a 2nd Battalion crew chief who was awarded two Air Medals (one for Valor) during the battalion awards ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, August 16th. (Photo courtesy of 160th SOAR)

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