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Fort Campbell to dedicate new $11 million center to treat Traumatic Brain Injury on September 8th

 

Intrepid Spirit Center Will Treat Returning Service Members with Invisible Wounds of War

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Military leaders, including General Richard Cody, USA (Ret.), former Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, and Major General Gary J. Volesky, Commanding General, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell will join the leadership of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) for a dedication ceremony of the new $11 million Intrepid Spirit Center Monday, September 8th, 2014 from 11:00am to noon at Fort Campbell, KY.

The Intrepid Spirit staff began providing crucial treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and psychological health conditions to American military heroes stationed at or living near Fort Campbell in the center last month.

The National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) Satellite Centers at Fort Campbell (National Intrepid Center of Excellence) nears completion

The National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) Satellite Centers at Fort Campbell (National Intrepid Center of Excellence) nears completion

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Know where you are going – a Tuskegee airman’s story

 

Written by Jerry Green
USASOC Public Affairs

US Army Special Operations Command

Donald Elder, left, was guest speaker at the 8th Military Information Support Group (Airborne) Equal Opportunity office hosting the first MISOC led African American Heritage Observance at the Fort Bragg Club. Joining Elder is Reverend James Jones. Elder and Jones were members of the famed Tuskegee Airmen squadron . (Photo by Jerry Green/USASOC Public Affairs)

Donald Elder (left) with Reverend James Jones. Elder and Jones were members of the famed Tuskegee Airmen squadron . (Photo by Jerry Green/USASOC Public Affairs)

Fort Bragg, NC – On Friday, February 1st, 2013, history came alive for the more than 500 people in attendance at the Fort Bragg Officer’s Club.

The event, part of the African American Heritage Observance, was hosted by the 8th Military Information Support Group (Airborne) Equal Opportunity office, and the start of African American History Month at Fort Bragg, NC.

Featured guest speaker, Donald Elder, captivated the audience with his stories and experiences as a young man who enlisted into the Army with the desire to join the famed Tuskegee Airmen unit. As Elder took the podium and observed the mass of military uniforms, he was visibly awed with the response from the audience.

“If I had any idea of the things I went through after joining the Army Air Corps would  result into this opportunity to be with you today, reliving those experiences for you, I would do it all again over,” said Elder. «Read the rest of this article»

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Lasaters Coffee and Tea expands to Cleveland Tennessee

 

Lasaters Coffee & TeaClarksville, TN – Clarksville’s only locally owned franchise, Lasaters Coffee and Tea, has announced the opening of it’s Cleveland Tennessee store.

This new franchise is owned by HAZ LLC and operated by Zack and Heather Gates.  Zack Gates is a retired military veteran who has served in Afghanistan and was stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky prior to his retirement.  He served at Fort Bragg D. Company 2-505 Parachute Infantry Regiment 82nd Airborne, and, Fort Campbell 101st Airborne Division 159th Aviation Brigade Pathfinder Company with a rank of Staff Sergeant.

Lasaters Coffee and Tea Cleveland Tennessee to open January 24th.

Lasaters Coffee and Tea Cleveland Tennessee to open January 24th.

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers to Test Female-specific Body Armor

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionWashington, DC (Army News Service) – Currently both male and female Soldiers wear body armor that has been designed for men. But the Army plans to field to women next summer a new type of body armor, designed for them, that will be shorter in the torso with more customized adjustments specific to the female form.

Until that happens, the 14 percent of the Army who are women will continue to wear one of the 11 sizes of the Improved Outer Tactical Vest, or IOTV, that are worn by their male counterparts.

The Army is developing new body armor that is more form-fitting for female Soldiers.(U.S. Army)

The Army is developing new body armor that is more form-fitting for female Soldiers.(U.S. Army)

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Hamburger Hill Veterans tour Fort Campbell

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On May 12th, 45 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment Vietnam Veterans came to Fort Campbell in honor of the 42nd anniversary of the Battle of Hamburger Hill.

The Battle of Hamburger Hill took place from May 10th through May 21st, 1969. Also known as the Battle of Dong Ap Bia Mountain, the battle for Hill 937 would rage on for 12 days. It became known as “Hamburger Hill”, due to the grinding nature of the fighting.

Hamburger Hill Veterans listen to the Air Assault instructor during their tour of the facilities.

Hamburger Hill Veterans listen to the Air Assault instructor during their tour of the facilities.

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Fort Campbell wins “Silver” in Army Communities of Excellence competition

 

Fort CampbellFort Campbell – Fort Campbell was named a “Silver Winner” in the 2010 Chief of Staff of the Army Communities of Excellence competition.

Along with bragging rights, the award brings with it a $500,000 check. The award money can be used only on community projects supporting further community excellence.

“I’m very proud of our team of Soldiers, Families, Department of the Army Civilians, contractors and volunteers who continue to make Fort Campbell such a special place to live and serve,” said Fort Campbell and 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Commander, Maj. Gen. John Campbell. “This recognition further demonstrates how Fort Campbell continues to meet the challenges of taking care of our Soldiers and Families here at home while simultaneously providing the training resources necessary to ensure success during deployment. While this award is significant, we will not rest on our laurels as we will continue to seek innovative ways to improve the quality of life here on Fort Campbell.” «Read the rest of this article»

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