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Convenient Car Care Inc. hosts annual Christmas and Employee Recognition banquet

 

Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeClarksville, TN – Convenient Car Care Inc., the Clarksville based Valvoline franchisee, recently held it’s annual Christmas and Employee Recognition dinner at the Hilton Garden Inn.

The event was an opportunity to celebrate the Christmas season and recognize team members, who have performed above and beyond the standards established by the company.

Doug Wall, owner of Convenient Car Care Inc., welcomed everyone to the event by expressing his appreciation and praise for all employees within the company.

James Jenkins receives the "Rising Star" award from Convenient Car Care Inc. during the annual Christmas and Employee Recognition dinner.  Pictured are Brian Banning, Jenkins, Doug Wall, and Candace Ursery (Bill Larson/Clarksville Online)

James Jenkins receives the “Rising Star” award from Convenient Car Care Inc. during the annual Christmas and Employee Recognition Dinner. Pictured are Brian Banning, Jenkins, Doug Wall, and Candace Ursery (Bill Larson/Clarksville Online)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade is Surrounded by Excellence

 

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

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – From the moment he arrived at the 101st Airborne Division in 2007, the 101st Sustainment Brigade was the unit that Command Sgt. Maj. David Thompson said he wanted to lead.

“I was so happy to be at Fort Campbell, but looking across the post as a logistician, I was always looking for the sustainment brigade. That was the dream brigade job, and we all know as far as logicians go, the 101st Sustainment Brigade is the premiere sustainment brigade,” he said. “There were 12 of us interviewing for this job … I felt just blessed because it was a dream come true.”

Command Sgt. Maj. David Thompson, command sergeant major of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, stands proudly next to the Designated Unit Insignia he created for the brigade. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes)

Command Sgt. Maj. David Thompson, command sergeant major of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, stands proudly next to the Designated Unit Insignia he created for the brigade. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes)

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A lasting impression and legacy

 

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

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Sgt. James Croghan and Sgt. David Eldridge definitely left a lasting impression on their last deployment to Afghanistan.

From renovating the brigade’s gym, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Center, to building the “Lifeliner Oasis” in front of the headquarters, the two non-commissioned officers’ carpentry skills were instrumental in leaving the brigade complex in Afghanistan in much better condition.

Sgt. James Croghan (left) and Sgt. David Eldridge of the 101st Sustainment Brigade. (Photo by Spc. Michael Vanpool)

Sgt. James Croghan (left) and Sgt. David Eldridge of the 101st Sustainment Brigade. (Photo by Spc. Michael Vanpool)

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Currahee awarded Order of Saint Martin Medal

 

Written by Sgt. Kimberly Menzies
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionThe Currahees

Fort Campbell, KY – Staff Sgt. Jonathan R. Welch, the Combat Service Support Automations Management Office non-commissioned officer-in-charge with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 801st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division and native of Henderson, TN, was awarded the Honorable Order of Saint Martin by Col. Michael P. Peterman, the commander of 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101 Airborne Division during a ceremony, January 6th, 2012, at Fort Campbell, KY.

U.S. Army Col. Michael P. Peterman, the commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, and Command Sgt. Major David Thompson, the command sergeant major of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Div., presents the Honorable Order of Saint Martin Medal to Staff Sgt. Jonathan R. Welch during a ceremony, Jan. 6th, 2012 at Fort Campbell, KY. (Courtesy Photo)

U.S. Army Col. Michael P. Peterman, the commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, and Command Sgt. Major David Thompson, the command sergeant major of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Div., presents the Honorable Order of Saint Martin Medal to Staff Sgt. Jonathan R. Welch during a ceremony, Jan. 6th, 2012 at Fort Campbell, KY. (Courtesy Photo)

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716th Military Police Battalion Loads up and Heads out to Afghanistan

 

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

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – As he walked into one of the post shopettes dressed in an Army Multi-cami uniform, Lt. Col. David Thompson said he was told, “thank you” and “welcome home” from a few of the civilians there.

“They thought I had come home from a deployment,” he said.

The fact was Thompson, commander of the 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, was actually preparing to head out on deployment. He and the rest of his battalion headquarters staff left this week for their year-long tour to Afghanistan.

Families and friends watch the soldiers of the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, as they prepare to depart Fort Campbell for a deployment to Afghanistan. (Photo by Spc. Michael Vanpool)

Families and friends watch the soldiers of the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, as they prepare to depart Fort Campbell for a deployment to Afghanistan. (Photo by Spc. Michael Vanpool)

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Long time coming

 

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

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Staff Sgt. Danny Estep said he firmly believes that he represents his former non-commissioned officers that helped mentor and coach him during his 16-year military career.

Those NCO would be particularly proud of Estep today, who recently became one of the newest inductee into the prestigious Sgt. Audie Murphy Club.

Estep was one of four new members inducted into the club during a special ceremony conducted at the 101st Sustainment Brigade headquarters, October 13th. The ceremony marks the first time the Lifeliners brigade and the 101st Special Troops Battalion has sponsored a SAMC induction ceremony at Bagram Airfield since deploying to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Staff Sgt. Danny Estep, Alpha Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, receives his Sgt. Audie Murphy Club Medal during an induction ceremony at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, from Command Sgt. Maj. Travis Williams, command sergeant major, Joint Sustainment Command-Afghanistan. Estep was one of four new inductees into the prestigious organization. (Photo by Spc. Michael Vanpool)

Staff Sgt. Danny Estep, Alpha Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, receives his Sgt. Audie Murphy Club Medal during an induction ceremony at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, from Command Sgt. Maj. Travis Williams, command sergeant major, Joint Sustainment Command-Afghanistan. Estep was one of four new inductees into the prestigious organization. (Photo by Spc. Michael Vanpool)

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Veteran Lifeliners reflect on how 9/11 changed military

 

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

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – When Staff Sgt. Michael Simon enlisted in the Army in late 1997, he said he was following a long line of family members who had served their country. What he wasn’t counting on, however, was actually fighting in a war himself.

“That was the last thing on my mind,” the senior supply sergeant for the 101st Sustainment Brigade said. “They had all fought in a war, but I had no idea when I joined that I would follow in their footsteps and become a combat veteran myself.”

Simon is identified as part of the “Be All You Can Be” generation of soldiers who joined the military prior to September 11th, 2001, for a variety of reasons, ranging from college money to job security. They have witnessed the Army transform from its peacetime Cold War posture to its present one consisting of constant training and multiple deployments to a combat theater.

Master Sgt. Lamar Chancellor, Command Sgt. Maj. David Thompson, Staff Sgt. Michael Simon and Sgt. 1st Class Fiona Bunn of the 101st Sustainment Brigade pose underneath the brigade’s emblem at their headquarters. These non-commissioned officers were part of the “Be All You Can Be” generation of soldiers on active duty during the September 11th, 2001 attacks and have witnessed the Army’s transformation from the Cold War to the Global War on Terrorism. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes)

Master Sgt. Lamar Chancellor, Command Sgt. Maj. David Thompson, Staff Sgt. Michael Simon and Sgt. 1st Class Fiona Bunn of the 101st Sustainment Brigade pose underneath the brigade’s emblem at their headquarters. These non-commissioned officers were part of the “Be All You Can Be” generation of soldiers on active duty during the September 11th, 2001 attacks and have witnessed the Army’s transformation from the Cold War to the Global War on Terrorism. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes)

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Celebrating ‘Lifeliner’ Heritage

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Pete Mayes
101st Sustainment Brigade

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Soon after arriving to the 101st Sustainment Brigade this past year, Brigade Command Sgt. Maj. David Thompson gathered all his senior noncommissioned officers into the conference room and shared with them his philosophy on leadership.

One statement resonated among the NCOs during that meeting: “I surround myself with excellence,” he said. “And I expect the same from you.”

U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Terence Clay, the first sergeant of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, and Command Sgt. Maj. David Thompson, the 101st Sust. Bde. command sergeant major, inspect the brigade colors during a rehearsal for the brigade's birthday ceremony. (Photo by Spc. Michael Vanpool)

U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Terence Clay, the first sergeant of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, and Command Sgt. Maj. David Thompson, the 101st Sust. Bde. command sergeant major, inspect the brigade colors during a rehearsal for the brigade's birthday ceremony. (Photo by Spc. Michael Vanpool)

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