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Fort Campbell Soldier Brittney Silvers Dies in Off-Duty Shooting Incident

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – At approximately 10:00pm, October 14th, 2018, a Fort Campbell Soldier died as the result of an off-duty shooting incident on post.

Spc. Brittney Niecol Silvers, of Jacksonville, Florida, was an automated logistical specialist in the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

She joined the Army in 2011 and completed training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and Fort Lee, Virginia. She served for several years at Fort Hood, Texas before arriving to Fort Campbell  back in 2016.

Sgt. Brittney Niecol Silvers (Photo taken as a Spc.)

Sgt. Brittney Niecol Silvers (Photo taken as a Spc.)

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101st Airborne Division: Pfc. Ryan Carpenter

 

40th Public Affairs Detachment, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On this week’s edition of Meet your Army, the 40th PAD shines a light on:

Pfc. Ryan Carpenter, 24, grew up in Harrodsburg, KY, and followed his older brother’s footsteps into the Army, after trying college for a few years.

He majored in business administration at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.

“I started out studying business, and I don’t know what made me choose that,” Carpenter said. “It was not my cup of tea.”

Once he realized that college was not for him, Carpenter said he talked it over with his wife and they began to see the Army as a realistic career move.

Pfc. Ryan Carpenter. (Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Pfc. Ryan Carpenter. (Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Fort Campbell releases name of 101st Airborne Division Soldier Killed in Training Incident

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – At approximately 2:00pm Wednesday, August 1st, 2018, a 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldier died as the result of a training incident on Fort Campbell.

Pvt. 2nd Class Jeremy J. Wells, 19, of Adairsville, Georgia, was an aircraft electrician in the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade. He joined the Army in 2017, and completed training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and Fort Eustis, Virginia before arriving to Fort Campbell in 2018. His decorations include: National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Basic Aviation Badge. He was posthumously awarded the Army Commendation Medal and the Army Good Conduct Medal.

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Fort Campbell MEDDAC NCOs lead MEDCOM’s Best Warrior preps

 

Written by Maria Christina Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Two Soldiers preparing to compete in the Army’s Best Warrior Competition later this month came to Fort Campbell September 11th – 22nd for some final training from NCO’s at the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Fort Campbell.

Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Taylor, a medical NCO stationed at Moncrief Army Health Clinic, Fort Jackson, South Carolina and Sgt. Roberto Saenz, a preventive medicine specialist stationed at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland were selected to represent U.S. Army Medical Command in the Army-wide competition.

BACH NCO, Staff Sgt. Marie Rubin provides MEDCOM Best Warrior NCO Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Taylor training on the break-down and assembly of weapons to help Taylor prepare for the Army's Best Warrior Competition.  (U.S. Army Photo by Maria Yager)

BACH NCO, Staff Sgt. Marie Rubin provides MEDCOM Best Warrior NCO Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Taylor training on the break-down and assembly of weapons to help Taylor prepare for the Army’s Best Warrior Competition. (U.S. Army Photo by Maria Yager)

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101st Airborne Division Lifeliners bid farewell to Michael Perry, welcome Anthony McAdoo

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – “It took me 23 years to finally serve in the greatest division in our Army,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Michael J. Perry III, outgoing senior enlisted adviser for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners”, 101st Abn. Div. “[The 101st Abn. Div.] was a division I always wanted to serve in, and I finally got the opportunity when the Army selected me to be ‘Lifeliner 7,’ nearly two years ago.”

The Austintown, Ohio native, relinquished responsibility of the “Lifeliner” Brigade to Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony B. McAdoo, a native of Somerset, Kentucky, September 7th, during a change of responsibility ceremony, here.

Col. Stanley J. Sliwinski, commander for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., hands the brigade colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony B. McAdoo, incoming command sergeant major for the 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde., Sept. 7, 2017, during a change of responsibility ceremony on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

Col. Stanley J. Sliwinski, commander for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., hands the brigade colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony B. McAdoo, incoming command sergeant major for the 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde., Sept. 7, 2017, during a change of responsibility ceremony on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Soldiers graduate Master Fitness Trainer Course at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. William White
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Master Fitness Trainer Course is sweeping the Army, bringing sports nutrition and researched-backed exercise science down to the squad level by informing senior squad members.

On January 20th, 2016, MFT instructors from the U.S. Army Physical Fitness School in Fort Jackson, SC, dispatched to Fort Campbell, KY, to bring the science of physical training to officers and noncommissioned officers the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

“We say it all the time: PT is not the most important thing we do as a Soldier, but it’s the most important thing we do every day” said Staff Sgt. John Wood, a Master Fitness Trainer instructor with U.S. Army Physical Fitness School.

Sgt. 1st Class Liela Cowhig, a senior instructor for the Master Fitness Training Course, demonstrates how to position a Soldier before lifting him during an MFTC at Fort Campbell, Ky., Jan. 26, 2016. Cowhig and the other MFTC instructors spent two weeks at Fort Campbell teaching 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldiers about nutrition and exercise science. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Sgt. 1st Class Liela Cowhig, a senior instructor for the Master Fitness Training Course, demonstrates how to position a Soldier before lifting him during an MFTC at Fort Campbell, Ky., Jan. 26, 2016. Cowhig and the other MFTC instructors spent two weeks at Fort Campbell teaching 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldiers about nutrition and exercise science. (Sgt. William White, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division “LifeLiners” complete postal training

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers assigned to 101st Sustainment Brigade “LifeLiners” graduated the Postal Operations course at Fort Campbell, KY, December 14th, 2012.

Postal service plays an important role within the “LifeLiners” Brigade, especially while in combat. It assures soldiers have the means for their mail to be received and delivered once they deploy, which in turn helps with morale while away from home.

Spc. Mayra I. Ruiz Herrera, a human resource specialist with 3rd Platoon, 101st Human Resource Company, 101st Sustainment Brigade "LifeLiners," types on the Intergrated Retail Terminal machine during a Postal Operations course at Fort Campbell, KY, Dec. 12th, 2012. The Postal Operations course trains the soldiers on how to operate a post office while deployed or overseas. (Photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario)

Spc. Mayra I. Ruiz Herrera, a human resource specialist with 3rd Platoon, 101st Human Resource Company, 101st Sustainment Brigade “LifeLiners,” types on the Intergrated Retail Terminal machine during a Postal Operations course at Fort Campbell, KY, Dec. 12th, 2012. The Postal Operations course trains the soldiers on how to operate a post office while deployed or overseas. (Photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario)

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