Topic: Jimmy Blackmon
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce will host Jimmy Blackmon at a Power Breakfast on Wednesday, July 19th, 2017. The event begins at 7:30am and will be held at the Riverview Inn, 50 College Street.
Blackmon is among the most combat experienced leaders of the modern era.
Austin Peay State University to have former commander of Task Force Pale Horse, author Jimmy Blackmon speak on August 30th
Clarksville, TN – If a United States soldier flew on a helicopter during their time deployed as a part of the War in Afghanistan, there was a good chance it was flown by a member of Task Force Pale Horse.
The talented men and women of this elite force carried ground forces to the fight, removed the injured and flew countless missions with the intent of identifying – and often eliminating the enemy.
101st Airborne Division holds inactivation ceremony for 159th Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Campbell
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers, families and friends of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), gathered at the division parade field here, May 7th to conduct the final official ceremony in the brigade’s history.
After 18 years of service, the 159th CAB colors were cased at the ceremony by Col. Jimmy Blackmon, the final brigade commander of the 159th CAB “Thunder Brigade,” and retired Col. Bob Freeman, the honorary colonel of the brigade, signifying a conclusion to the legacy of this historic aviation unit.
Written by Spc. Joseph Green
FOB Fenty, Afghanistan – Soldiers with Task Force Attack, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, gathered at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, to receive their combat patches in a ceremony February 14th, 2014.
TF Attack has been in country for a little over a month. The patch ceremony held to recognize not only soldiers deployed for the first time, but also those of whom it’s their first deployment with the 159th CAB.
Montgomery County, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Veterans Day Parade will take place on Saturday, November 10th, with pre-parade ceremonies set for 9:00am in front of the historic courthouse (south side) on Third Street in downtown Clarksville.
Guest speaker is Colonel Jimmy Blackmon, incoming Brigade Commander for the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade. There will also be remarks by Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers and Clarksville City Mayor Pro tem Geno Grubbs.
Tullahoma, TN – The Clarksville National Blue team won the 2012 State Junior (7-8) Baseball Tournament held in Tullahoma, Tennessee the week of July 15th-19th. The team went 5-0 in winning the district 9 tournament one week prior.
In the state tournament, the Big Blue won their first 2 games against Maryville and Hartsville. In the third game, the team fell to Carter County in a tight 4-3 game. They re-grouped and defeated the home team from Tullahoma 13-5 to advance to the championship round against Carter County.
Having to beat Carter County twice to claim the title, the bats stayed hot and Clarksville rolled 11-3 in the first game and 10-4 in the championship game.
Fort Campbell, KY – The 159th Combat Aviation Brigade is scheduled to receive a new brigade commander during a change of command ceremony scheduled for 9:30am May 23rd at the Division Parade Field on Fort Campbell.
Col. Todd Royar will transfer command of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade to Col. Jimmy Blackmon, who is a former commander of the brigade’s 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, and most recently served as the deputy chief of staff for the 101st Airborne Division.
Royar, who led the brigade during its Operation Enduring Freedom 11-12 rotation, is departing to attend the Naval War College in Rhode Island.
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