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101st Airborne Division’s only combatives champ hails from 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike”

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Sierra Fown
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – In the past few months, the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division has had a series of wins, including the division’s Soldier of the Year, the adjutant general’s Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, and their successful victory over Geronimo at Fort Polk, Louisiana, during their most recent Joint Readiness Training Center rotation. Now they can add another win to their streak.

Spc. Christian L. Nielsen, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd BCT “Strike,” 101st, took home 1st place during the All-Armed Forces Combatives Competition in his respective weight class at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, December 12th.

Spc. Christian L. Nielsen, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, punches an opponent during the 2015 All-Armed Forces Combatives Competition at Fort Bragg, NC, Dec. 12, 2015. Nielsen took home 1st place for the second year in a row. (Courtesy Photo)

Spc. Christian L. Nielsen, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, punches an opponent during the 2015 All-Armed Forces Combatives Competition at Fort Bragg, NC, Dec. 12, 2015. Nielsen took home 1st place for the second year in a row. (Courtesy Photo)

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Fort Campbell Information Center Opens

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – The mobile lifestyle of the United States military presents never-ending challenges for Soldiers and their Family members.

In support of the transitional nature of the Army lifestyle, Army Community Service (ACS) and the Department of Emergency Services (DES) have partnered to establish the “Fort Campbell Vehicle Registration and Information Center “, located in building 94C, Michigan Avenue, adjacent to the Exchange military clothing and sales store. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s Outdoor Recreation announces March Adventure Programs

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – Spring is almost here!  Come and celebrate with Outdoor Recreation.

On March 10th from 9:00am until 4:00pm you are invited to join Outdoor Recreation while they ride the scenic trails at Chickasaw Trace. Chickasaw Trace is a small 300 acre park, bordering the Duck River just Southeast of Nashville.  It may be small but this park offers some of the best mountain biking in Middle Tennessee. It has something to offer cyclists of all levels of experience. Helmets and bikes will be provided.  The cost is $19.00 per person, ages 14 and up.  Preregistration is required by 4:00pm on March 9th. «Read the rest of this article»

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Overview of Social Media for Family Readiness Groups at Fort Campbell

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – Over the last few years, social media has become a part of our everyday life. Even the Army has embraced this method of communication through Facebook and websites designed for individual Family Readiness Groups.

Many of us are getting information from social media sites before it comes through official military channels. On March 19th from 9:00am until 11:00am we will be holding an overview of social media for Family Readiness Groups at the Family Resource Center. «Read the rest of this article»

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February Adventure Programs with Outdoor Recreation

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – It’s never too cold for some outdoor fun!  Don’t let the weather keep you inside.  Outdoor Recreation has February programs that will get the entire Family up, outside and active.

Join Outdoor Recreation on February 11th and 12th for a two day, one night ski trip at Ober Mountain Ski Resort. Ober Gatlinburg is one of the best choices for skiing in the Southeast. With nine trails you are sure to spend more time on the slope than waiting in line for the lift. «Read the rest of this article»

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Strike Builds Stronger ties with Family Readiness Groups at Fort Campbell’s Family Resource Center

 

Written by Sgt. Joe Padula
2nd Brigade Combat Team PAO

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

Fort Campbell, KY – The Soldiers and families of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), are no rookies when it comes to experiencing the lifestyle of a deployment.

The Strike Brigade has been in Iraq and Afghanistan four out of the last eight years and through that time, learned how vital it is to the mission to have a strong bond with their loved ones, whether on the front lines of the War on Terror or within the gates of Fort Campbell.

To ensure a strong bond is made between Soldier and family, the Strike command teams and the Strike Family Readiness Groups leaders held a leadership conference at Fort Campbell’s Family Resource Center, November 29th-30th.

Command teams of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and leaders of the Strike Family Readiness Group discuss topics on creating stronger FRG/unit bonds during a leadership conference at the Family Resource Center, Nov. 30th. About 100 leaders of Strike performed exercises, learned techniques and were provided guidance in creating unit cohesion during the two-day conference. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

Command teams of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and leaders of the Strike Family Readiness Group discuss topics on creating stronger FRG/unit bonds during a leadership conference at the Family Resource Center, Nov. 30th. About 100 leaders of Strike performed exercises, learned techniques and were provided guidance in creating unit cohesion during the two-day conference. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.)

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Outdoor Fun for All Ages in October with ODR

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – Just as the temperature starts to cool down the adventures with Outdoor Recreation are heating up. Get ready for an October filled with great outdoor activities the whole Family can enjoy.

Bring your best four-legged friend and join other dog lovers for a Dog Hike around the trails at Outdoor Recreation.  Meet at the Outdoor Recreation Adventure Programs lounge on October 2nd at 11:00am. Whether your dog is small or big they will love spending quality time with their owners and making new puppy pals. For the safety of all, dogs must remain on leashes and under control at all times while on this hike. The cost is $2.00 per dog. «Read the rest of this article»

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Hike, Bike, and Climb Your Way to Fun in September with ODR

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – Just as the temperature starts to cool down the adventures with Outdoor Recreation are heating up. Get ready for a September filled with great outdoor activities the whole Family can enjoy.

On September 3rd enjoy canyons, sheer sandstone cliffs, and rocky-bottomed streams which are sprinkled through the rugged, wooden terrain on this moderately difficult 4.6 mile hike through Garden of the Gods, located in the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois. Bring water, snacks, and your cameras! Pre-registration required 4:00pm. on September 2nd. Hikers must be at least 10 years of age and will meet at Outdoor Recreation at 8:00am. The cost is $15.00 per person. «Read the rest of this article»

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Activate the Month of May with Outdoor Recreation (ODR)

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – Experience the outdoors and enjoy the warm weather while partaking in a number of fun, adventurous activities. Outdoor Recreation (ODR) has an endless array of adventure programs scheduled during the month of May.  Activities include mountain biking, dog hiking, rock wall climbing, canoeing, backpacking and more.

Adventure programs take place all month.  Programs are Family, children and Spouse oriented.  «Read the rest of this article»

 

Spring is in the Air with Outdoor Recreation’s April Adventures

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – Join Outdoor Recreation (ODR) for a Kid’s Spring Fling Fishing day April 2nd from 10:00am to 1:00pm. We will meet at the Children’s Fishing Pond, located near Lake Taal and the ODR Skeet Range. All kids must be accompanied by an adult 18 and older. All children 15 and under do NOT need to have a fishing permit. Any person who wishes to fish with their child and is over the age of 15 MUST obtain a fishing permit from ODR prior to this trip.

All bait and fishing equipment provided on a first come first serve basis. Feel free to bring your own gear. Cost is $5.00 per person and pre-registration is not required, but strongly encouraged.  «Read the rest of this article»

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