Topic: Fort Stewart GA
Fort Campbell, KY – The state of Kentucky is known for its rolling hills, streams, springs and diverse landscapes, and now the site of the 2019 Where Heroes Rendezvous 101 mile bike ride that goes around Fort Campbell, Kentucky and its surrounding communities.
The event, formally known as the Bluegrass Rendezvous, featured 70 wounded, ill and injured Soldiers from Fort Campbell and Fort Stewart, Georgia including leaders from the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion. The ride is one of many adaptive outreach programs available for Soldiers.
Fort Campbell, KY – On September 27th, 2019, wounded, ill and injured Soldiers will participate in a 101-mile bike ride, “Where Heroes Rendezvous,” on Fort Campbell and in the surrounding communities.
More than 70 riders, including wounded, ill or injured Soldiers assigned to the Fort Campbell, Fort Stewart, Georgia, and Fort Benning, Georgia Warrior Transition Battalions, as well as cadre, veterans and volunteers will ride, sharing their support of WTB Soldiers along the route. The community can help cheer for riders as they ride past along the route.
Fort Campbell, KY – On July 11th, 2019 at 9:30am, the United States Army Garrison Fort Campbell will hold a Change of Command ceremony at Wilson Theater, Fort Campbell, KY. Fort Campbell will bid farewell to Col. Joseph P. Kuchan and welcome Col. Jeremy D. Bell.
Bell, was born in New York City and raised in Roxbury, New Jersey. He was commissioned as an Armor officer in 1997 from the United States Military Academy. His initial assignment was at Fort Stewart, Georgia where he served as an Armor and Mortar Platoon Leader in 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment.
Army Warrior Care and Transition announces Three Fort Campbell Soldiers selected for Team Army in 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games
Written by Christopher Fields
Arlington, VA – The Deputy Chief of Staff for Warrior Care and Transition is proud to announce the 40 wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and veterans who will represent Team Army at the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Tampa, Florida June 21st – 30th hosted by the U.S. Special Operations Command.
Approximately 300 warrior athletes with upper-body, lower-body, and spinal cord injuries; traumatic brain injuries; visual impairment; serious illnesses; and post-traumatic stress will engage in friendly competition and experience the healing power of sports.
Written by Master Sgt. Tanya Polk
Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) colors unfurled at Bagram Airfield, April 15th, during a ceremony that marked the beginning the unit’s fourth deployment to Afghanistan in the last decade.
Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims, 101st Airborne Division senior enlisted leader, uncased the division headquarters’ colors during a transfer of authority ceremony, officially assuming their new mission from the 3rd Infantry Division.
“The 101st Airborne Division is ready for this new ‘Rendezvous with Destiny,'” said Poppas during the ceremony. “Since the day I took command, our future was written, and we knew we were returning to Afghanistan and have trained specifically for this mission.”
Fort Campbell, KY – Major General Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander and Command Sergant Major Todd Sims, 101st Airborne Division senior enlisted leader, cased the division headquarters’ colors, April 3rd, 2018 at McAuliffe Hall, in advance of the unit’s next “Rendezvous with Destiny,” a deployment to Afghanistan.
“The next stop for our colors once we case them is back in Bagram, where we have fought and dominated before,” said Poppas before furling the Screaming Eagle colors in front of hundreds of onlookers who attended the ritualistic ceremony. “This is nothing new for the 101st. In the 17 years of continuous combat, the 101st is the most deployed division.”
Written by Maria Christina Yager
Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital recognized its top NCO and Soldier of the Year during an award ceremony Friday, January 19th.
Sgt. Olivia Barker, assigned to LaPointe Army Medical Home and Spc. Ryan Washington, assigned to the hospital’s optometry department, were named NCO and Soldier of the Year, respectively, after competing in nine events with fellow candidates from the hospital and outlying medical homes.
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Warrior Transition Battalion to host Change of Command Ceremony
Fort Campbell, KY – Lt. Col. Lyle (Chip) Finley, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Warrior Transition Battalion Commander, is slated to change command with Lt. Col. Shawn D. Butler at 2:00pm March 23rd at the installation’s Passenger Processing Center.
Finley took charge of the WTB at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, July 10th, 2015. Finley is deactivating from his active duty reserve status and returning back to his home in North Carolina.
Major General Gary Volesky awards Maintenance Duo for keeping Joint Forces Command – United Assistance running
Written by Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes
Monrovia, Liberia – As service members, deployed in support of Joint Forces Command – United Assistance, continue to redeploy from Liberia after completing their mission, the last and final service member of the week recognition ceremony took place on Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, January 30th.
Every Friday, Major General Gary Volesky, commanding general, JFC-UA, selects service members supporting JFC-UA as the service member of the week.
Fort Campbell hosts Georgia Soldiers
Fort Campbell, KY – The Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion is hosting regional Warrior Games trials April 14th to 17th at Fort Campbell, KY.
These preliminary trials will select active duty and veteran athletes to compete for a spot on the 40-person Army team in the 2014 Warrior Games at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs this October.
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