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Fourth grade ‘Lifeliner’ receives award at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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

Fort Campbell, KY – The echoes of the audience’s applause overwhelm the Division headquarters February 19th as Allison Candelario’s name is called. She stands up from her chair and walks to the center of the room with a big smile on her face as she is about to receive a certificate of appreciation from Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, the commanding general for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), as one of the Division’s Volunteer of the Quarter.

Allison, a fourth grader from Barsanti Elementary, started volunteering over two years ago with the help of her parents, Maria and Daniel Candelario.

Allison Candalario, a fourth grader from Barsanti Elementary School, receives a certificate of appreciation for her outstanding volunteer service at the 101st Airborne Division headquarters building, Fort Campbell, Ky., Feb. 19, 2016. Candalario assisted in family readiness group events in which she helped bake goods to raise money and decorate for unit functions. (U.S. Army Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Allison Candalario, a fourth grader from Barsanti Elementary School, receives a certificate of appreciation for her outstanding volunteer service at the 101st Airborne Division headquarters building, Fort Campbell, KY, Feb. 19, 2016. (U.S. Army Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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5th Special Forces Group recognizes Winnie Tillinghast with the “COL Maggie” Raye Volunteer Award

 

Written by Maj. Brandon Bissell
5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

5th Special Forces GroupFort Campbell, KY – A member of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) family was recognized recently as the unit recipient of the Colonel Maggie Raye Volunteer Award.

The award was presented to Mrs. Winnie Tillinghast, a family readiness group (FRG) volunteer for 1st Battalion, 5th SFG (A) and spouse of Command Sgt. Maj. Adam Tillinghast, by Col. John Brennan, 5th SFG (A) commander, during a ceremony May 7th, at the 5th SFG (A) headquarters.

“COL Maggie” Raye

“COL Maggie” Raye

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Fort Campbell’s Army Family Team Building Night Owl Classes Are Back

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – Now that you have joined the Army Family, learn more about the Army and its traditions through Army Family Team Building (AFTB). The AFTB Night Owl classes are just what new or seasoned Soldiers, Spouses, Families, retirees and civilian employees need.

AFTB Level I is designed to introduce individuals to the Army way of life. Topics covered include tips on developing realistic expectations, military acronyms and terms, understanding the Chain of Command, military customs and courtesies, basic military benefits, and introduction to military and civilian community resources. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s Morale, Welness and Recreation to hold FRG Focus Group March 28th

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – A Family Readiness Group is, “An organization of Soldiers, Civilian Employees, Family Members (immediate and extended) and volunteers belonging to a unit that together provide an avenue of mutual support, assistance and a network of communication among the Family Members and chain of command and community resources.”

Family Readiness Groups may be different for every unit but all FRGs throughout the Army share the same purpose – to empower Army Families and make them self sufficient and resilient. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Strike, readies Families and Soldiers for Deployment

 

Written by Sgt. Joe Padula
2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell Strike Families and the deploying Strike Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), were given their pre-deployment brief at Fort Campbell’s Passenger Processing Facility, March 6th, as the Strike Brigade prepares its Security Force Assistance Teams for their mission to Afghanistan’s Regional Command-East.

Capt. Daniel Belzer, one of the deploying Security Force Assistance Team members with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), holds his newly born child during the brigade’s pre-deployment brief held March 6th. The brief provided information and guidance to the family members and Soldiers regarding the upcoming Strike SFAT deployment to Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

Capt. Daniel Belzer, one of the deploying Security Force Assistance Team members with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), holds his newly born child during the brigade’s pre-deployment brief held March 6th. The brief provided information and guidance to the family members and Soldiers regarding the upcoming Strike SFAT deployment to Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

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Crye-Leike welcomes Realtor Alison Cox to its Clarksville, Sango Branch Office

 

Former Math Teacher Has All Of The Right Answers For Her New Real Estate Clients

Crye-Leike REALTORSClarksville, TN – After 15 years spent helping her math students find all of the right answers, Clarksville Realtor Alison M. Cox is ready to help her buyers and sellers find the right solutions to all of their real estate needs.

Alison recently obtained her real estate license and joined Crye-Leike, REALTORS in its Clarksville, Sango branch office. She was previously a high school math teacher at Rossview High School for the last four years.

“My previous experience as a math teacher will benefit me in numerous ways as an affiliate broker,” said Alison. “There is no one more difficult to sell than a math student. If I can help sell math students on listening in class, completing homework and successfully passing Algebra, I think real estate will be a great fit for me.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Strike CAV Spouses participate in Spouse Spur Ride

 

Written by Spc. Shawn Denham
PAO, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

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Fort Campbell, KY – The Army encourages its Soldiers and family members to bond together through activities and events designed to promote camaraderie and understanding within each family. The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) also promotes family bonds throughout its battalions and squadron.

Spouses of Soldiers from Strike Brigade’s 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, attended a ‘Spouse Spur Ride’ at Fort Campbell, November 18th.

Molli Igou, wife of Spc. Eduardo Mendez with 1st Squadron 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), charges a Browning M2 .50 caliber machine gun during the ‘Spouse Spur Ride’ at Fort Campbell, KY, Nov. 18th. Weapons familiarization was one of several events meant to demonstrate to the spouses what their husbands do on a daily basis. (U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Shawn Denham, PAO, 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div.)

Molli Igou, wife of Spc. Eduardo Mendez with 1st Squadron 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), charges a Browning M2 .50 caliber machine gun during the ‘Spouse Spur Ride’ at Fort Campbell, KY, Nov. 18th. Weapons familiarization was one of several events meant to demonstrate to the spouses what their husbands do on a daily basis. (U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Shawn Denham, PAO, 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div.)

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Strike’s Sapper Beast competes in Sapper Stakes

 

Written by Spc. Shawn Denham
PAO, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division2nd Brigade Combat Team - Strike

Fort Campbell, KY – Training can be as simple as a manual or online PowerPoint presentation, or more complex, such as an extended outdoor field exercise involving all aspects of modern combat. Soldiers build new skills or perfect old skills during such training events and sometimes participate in challenges designed to both instruct and assess their abilities at the same time.

Engineers from Company A, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) participated in the ‘Sapper Stakes’ Competition at Fort Campbell, KY, October 26th.

Pfc. Michael Jones and Pfc. Alexander Kornelakis, combat engineers with Company A, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), set up an anti-personnel obstacle breaching system during ‘Sapper Stakes’ at Fort Campbell, KY, Oct. 26th. Called ‘APOBS’, the system launches a line of explosive devices to trigger nearby hidden bombs to detonate. (U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Shawn Denham, PAO, 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div.)

Pfc. Michael Jones and Pfc. Alexander Kornelakis, combat engineers with Company A, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), set up an anti-personnel obstacle breaching system during ‘Sapper Stakes’ at Fort Campbell, KY, Oct. 26th. Called ‘APOBS’, the system launches a line of explosive devices to trigger nearby hidden bombs to detonate. (U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Shawn Denham, PAO, 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div.)

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FRG Focus Group

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – The official definition of a Family Readiness Group is, “An organization of Soldiers, Civilian Employees, Family Members (immediate and extended) and volunteers belonging to a unit that together provide an avenue of mutual support, assistance and a network of communication among the Family Members and chain of command and community resources.”

Family Readiness Groups may be different for every unit but all FRGs throughout the Army share the same purpose – to empower Army Families and make them self sufficient and resilient. The role you play is your choice.  Now, we’re asking for your help. «Read the rest of this article»

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“Sheets For Soldiers” program brings hope and comfort to Soldiers returning from Afghanistan

 

Wyatt-Johnson Sales Representative Willie Rosario assists with the FRG’s effort to help returning soldiers by purchasing bedding for their Fort Campbell barracks rooms.

Wyatt-Johnson Auto GroupClarksville, TN – Willie Rosario has been working in the sales department for the Wyatt-Johnson Automotive Group since 2007. Over the course of those four years, Willie has had hundreds of clients, including many with military ties. A former soldier himself, Willie knows firsthand what it truly means to serve his country and fight for our freedom.

Willie wanted come up with a unique way to express his appreciation for area soldiers’ continued service and sacrifices. After talking with Tammy Phillips, Family Readiness Group (FRG) leader for 4th Brigade Combat Team 506th Infantry Regiment, he learned that many single unmarried soldiers returning home from overseas deployments move back into practically bare Fort Campbell barracks rooms with very few amenities.

Wyatt-Johnson auto rep Willie Rosario presents sheets and a gift bag to FRG leader Tammy Phillips and Cpt. Smith, rear detachment commander for 4th Brigade Combat Team 506th Infantry Regiment.

Wyatt-Johnson auto rep Willie Rosario presents sheets and a gift bag to FRG leader Tammy Phillips and Cpt. Smith, rear detachment commander for 4th Brigade Combat Team 506th Infantry Regiment.

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