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160th Special Operations Regiment Soldiers Better Halves don’t quit

 

Written by Hearther Clark
Fort Campbell Courier

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment - Soar - Night Stalkers

Fort Campbell, KY – It’s widely-known that the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) employs some of the best aviators, crew-chiefs and support Soldiers the Army has to offer. Given the nature of their mission, however, little else is known about the extensive training that goes into making — and maintaining — Night Stalkers. Not even spouses are exempt from the shroud of “need-to-know basis.”

Tuesday morning, 160th spouses arrived at the Old Clarksville Base in droves, ready to experience a day in the life of a 160th Soldier.

Carissa Weishuhn, wife of Spc. Jeremy Wishuhn, Fox Company, 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (A), trudges through a trench of mud and water during the obstacle course portion of the SOAR Challenge Tuesday afternoon. In its third year, the day-long event allows Night Stalker spouses to build morale and camaraderie by sharing the training experiences of their Soldiers. (Major Alan Hill, 160th SOAR (A) Public Affairs)

Carissa Weishuhn, wife of Spc. Jeremy Wishuhn, Fox Company, 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (A), trudges through a trench of mud and water during the obstacle course portion of the SOAR Challenge Tuesday afternoon. In its third year, the day-long event allows Night Stalker spouses to build morale and camaraderie by sharing the training experiences of their Soldiers. (Major Alan Hill, 160th SOAR (A) Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s Estep Wellness Center offers Boot Camp Xtreme

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – You asked for it, you got it! Estep Wellness Center will be offering Boot Camp Xtreme this fall. You heard your friends talking about it and knew that you needed this fitness program, because it will offer you an intense mix of cardio, strength and agility challenges and push you to dig deep!

Estep’s staff has collaborated with other Family and MWR recreational activities to build an amazing program that will invigorate the body and mind. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s Estep Wellness Center to offer Boot Camp Xtreme

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – Have you been looking for a fitness program that will offer you an intense mix of cardio, strength and agility; that will push you to dig deep?

If this sounds like the program you need then hurry down to Estep Wellness Center and sign-up for Boot Camp Xtreme.  Estep’s staff has collaborated with other Family and MWR recreational activities to build an amazing program that will invigorate the body and mind. «Read the rest of this article»

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Barsanti Elementary School’s dedication continues rapid expansion of the Clarksville Base area

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Friday Fort Campbell held a dedication ceremony for the Olinto M. Barsanti Elementary School.  The new school is located in the southern portion of the Fort Campbell Army Post. The 93,000 square-foot, $18 million building was built to accommodate the growing availability of on-post-housing, and serves the Gardner Hills and The Woodlands housing areas. It opened its doors to approximately 550 Pre-K through 5th grade students on January 3rd, 2011.

Maj. Gen. Olinto Mark Barsanti

Maj. Gen. Olinto Mark Barsanti

Named in honor of Maj. Gen. Olinto Mark Barsanti, a highly decorated officer of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division (the Screaming Eagles). During the Vietnam War, Barsanti was the Commanding General charged with Operation Eagle Thrust, the largest and longest military airlift ever attempted into a combat zone. In his 31-year military career, Barsanti also served in World War II and the Korean War. He earned more than 60 awards, medals and commendations, including the Distinguished Service Medal, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Distinguished Flying Cross and seven Purple Hearts. Barsanti lost his battle with cancer in 1973.

Principal Jennifer Halley; Bette Barsanti Sherman; Col. Perry Clark; and Robert Gordon, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy, unveil a portrait and statue of General Olinto M. Barsanti at a dedication ceremony Friday for the Barsanti Elementary School on Fort Campbell.

Principal Jennifer Halley; Bette Barsanti Sherman; Col. Perry Clark; and Robert Gordon, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy, unveil a portrait and statue of General Olinto M. Barsanti at a dedication ceremony Friday for the Barsanti Elementary School on Fort Campbell.

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Fort Campbell statement regarding October 22nd Leaf Chronicle article on “Clarksville Base”

 

Fort Campbell, KYFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFriday’s Clarksville Leaf Chronicle article on Clarksville Base contained misleading and erroneous information. Despite implications to the contrary, and contrary to what is stated in the headline, new contaminants have not been discovered at Clarksville Base.

Fort Campbell received control of Clarksville Base/The Birdcage from the U.S. Navy in 1969, following 20 years of Navy use. In 1970, a series of studies began to determine the levels of contamination present in each structure on the base. For the past decade, information on levels of contamination has been publicly available through a variety of resources, including the Hopkinsville, KY public library. «Read the rest of this article»

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