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Fort Campbell Gander ceremony bittersweet as post readies for memorial relocation

 

Written by Maria McClure
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – U.S. Army Soldiers, Families, veterans and friends gathered December 12th, 2018, at the Task Force 3-502nd Memorial Park for one final remembrance ceremony.

“Today is a time to say goodbye. Today is the last day that the Gander remembrance will be conducted on this hallowed ground,” said U.S. Army Col. Joseph Escandon, commander of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), in the opening remarks of this speech. “We could be sad, but there is much to rejoice in for this is a time of renewal.”

The memorial is dedicated to 248 Soldiers – all of whom were attached or assigned to 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, “Strike and Kill,” 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and eight crewmembers, who died in when their flight crashed shortly after takeoff from Gander, Newfoundland, Canada.

Amy Gallo, a Gander widow, shakes hands with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldiers Wednesday, December 12th, 2018, following the final remembrance ceremony at Task Force 3-502nd Memorial Park at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Maria Rice McClure, Fort Campbell Courier/Fort Campbell Public Affairs)

Amy Gallo, a Gander widow, shakes hands with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldiers Wednesday, December 12th, 2018, following the final remembrance ceremony at Task Force 3-502nd Memorial Park at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Maria Rice McClure, Fort Campbell Courier/Fort Campbell Public Affairs)

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Wreaths Across America Volunteers hang 101 wreaths at Fort Campbell’s main gate

 

Written by Mari-Alice Jasper
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – U.S. Army Soldiers, veterans, community members and Fort Campbell leadership gathered Saturday, December 15th, 2018, at 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Headquarters to honor the fallen during a Wreaths Across America ceremony.

Fort Campbell hosted the event that was part of the Clarksville Sunrise Rotary club’s participation in the worldwide wreath-laying effort. This year, more than 2 million volunteers visited about 1,400 locations around the globe to place wreaths.

Wreaths Across America is a nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

Kim Fields, Wreaths Across America volunteer, holds her 3-year-old grandson, Austin, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, as he straightens the velvet red bow on a wreath honoring fallen service members during a Wreaths Across America ceremony on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. More than 50 volunteers worked together to hang 101 wreaths along the fence inside T.C. Freeman Gate, Fort Campbell’s main gate, to honor fallen service members. (Mari-Alice Jasper, Fort Campbell Courier)

Kim Fields, Wreaths Across America volunteer, holds her 3-year-old grandson, Austin, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, as he straightens the velvet red bow on a wreath honoring fallen service members during a Wreaths Across America ceremony on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. More than 50 volunteers worked together to hang 101 wreaths along the fence inside T.C. Freeman Gate, Fort Campbell’s main gate, to honor fallen service members. (Mari-Alice Jasper, Fort Campbell Courier)

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Fort Campbell Newcomers brief important first step: Soldiers, spouses can benefit from program introductions

 

Written by Leejay Lockhart
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – When Soldiers arrive at Fort Campbell they begin their in-processing at the 1st Lt. J. Robert Kalsu Replacement Company and most spend their first Thursday attending a newcomers brief at the Family Resource Center.

Connie Silk, Army Community Service supervisor for Information and Referral and Relocation Readiness, said normally there are about 150 to 200 Soldiers who attend the weekly brief and if a Soldier is married their spouse also is invited to attend.

Fort Campbell’s orientation program normally starts about 8:30am and lasts until about 3:00pm. The purpose of the newcomers’ brief is to set out standards and expectations for Soldiers and to connect them and their Families to resources Fort Campbell offers, Silk said.

Chaplain (Col.) John Murphy, garrison chaplain, addresses Soldiers at the newcomers brief Feb. 16, 2017, at the Family Resource Center. During the brief Soldiers and their spouses learn about expectations and resources available to them at Fort Campbell. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

Chaplain (Col.) John Murphy, garrison chaplain, addresses Soldiers at the newcomers brief Feb. 16, 2017, at the Family Resource Center. During the brief Soldiers and their spouses learn about expectations and resources available to them at Fort Campbell. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

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Fort Campbell Fire and Emergency Services hosts Second Annual Light and Fight

 

Written by Leejay Lockhart
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell Fire and Emergency Services in cooperation with Middle Tennessee Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society, hosted the second annual Light and Fight February 18th, 2017, at the Fort Campbell Fire Training Facility near Campbell Army Airfield.

The event provided firefighter training to approximately 50 participants from approximately 20 fire departments and involved 30 volunteer instructors. Personnel from seven states were at the training.

Dave Brasells, president of the Middle Tennessee Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society, served as incident commander and he said the training was modeled after the Illinois Fire College Urbana-Champaign.

Soldiers assigned to 550th Engineer Detachment, 716th Military Police Battalion, supported at Fort Campbell by the 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, perform vertical ventilation training at the second annual Light and Fight Feb. 18, 2017, at the Fort Campbell Fire Training Facility near Campbell Army Airfield. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

Soldiers assigned to 550th Engineer Detachment, 716th Military Police Battalion, supported at Fort Campbell by the 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, perform vertical ventilation training at the second annual Light and Fight Feb. 18, 2017, at the Fort Campbell Fire Training Facility near Campbell Army Airfield. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

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NCIC Background Check required for Fort Campbell Access starting August 15th

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Visitors to Fort Campbell will no longer be allowed to enter the installation based on the scanning of their driver’s license at the Access Control Points.

Effective August 15th, 2014, anyone wanting to access Fort Campbell unaccompanied by a Federal Government ID card-holder must successfully pass a National Crime Information Center, or NCIC, background check.

The NCIC is operated by the FBI and contains information from federal, state, local and foreign criminal justice agencies. A check of records through the NCIC is the Army’s minimum baseline background check for entrance onto installations for non-government ID card holders, including visitors.

Spc. Bryan Clark, an infantryman from 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), checks identifications Dec. 12, at gate 4 on Fort Campbell. The gate guards help maintain security at the perimeter of the installation by diligently checking vehicles coming on post. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs) «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s Gate 6 to close for Polk Road Construction

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Monday, July 14th, Fort Campbell’s Gate 6 will be closed until further notice as construction crews begin scheduled work on Polk Road. Traffic delays as well as longer wait times when accessing the installation are possible.

While the project is ongoing, Gate 5 will be open and fully operational. Its hours will be 4:30am to 9:00pm. Monday through Friday; 7:00am to 9:00pm. Saturday and Sunday; 4:30am to 9:30am and 3:00pm to 6:00pm on a DONSA; and closed on holidays. «Read the rest of this article»

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