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Chamber of Commerce Veterans Day Breakfast

 

Will Be November 5th, Reservations Being Accepted Now

Clarksville Area Chamber of CommerceClarksville, TN – On Saturday, November 5th at 7:30am, the Chamber will host the 19th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast at APSU’s Morgan University Center. The breakfast is an excellent opportunity to honor and show support of our veterans.

Tickets are currently on sale for $12.00 each. This will include a buffet style breakfast, a salute to our veterans and a special keynote speaker. Reservations can be made through Tuesday, November 1st by contacting Yvonne Pickering at 931.245.4340 or . «Read the rest of this article»

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Afghan soldier inducted into Sergeant Audie Murphy Club

 

Written by By U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Davis
Regional Command – East Public Affairs

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – The Sergeant Audie Murphy Club increased its membership when Afghan National Army 201st Corps Command Sgt. Maj. Ziaulhaq Amanzai was inducted at Forward Operating Base Gamberi in Laghman Province March 30th.

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Scott Schroeder, Combined Joint Task Force-101 and Regional Command – East command sergeant major, gave a quick speech before presented Amanzai with his award.

Afghan National Army 201st Corps Command Sgt. Maj. Ziaulhaq Amanzai poses with U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Campbell and U.S. Army Command Sgt. Major Scott Schroeder, commander and command sergeant major of Combined Joint Task Force-101 and Regional Command – East, after receiving the Sgt. Audie Murphy Award at Forward Operating Base Gamberi in Laghman Province March 30st. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Davis, Combined Joint Task Force-101 Public Affairs)

Afghan National Army 201st Corps Command Sgt. Maj. Ziaulhaq Amanzai poses with U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Campbell and U.S. Army Command Sgt. Major Scott Schroeder, commander and command sergeant major of Combined Joint Task Force-101 and Regional Command – East, after receiving the Sgt. Audie Murphy Award at Forward Operating Base Gamberi in Laghman Province March 30st. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Davis, Combined Joint Task Force-101 Public Affairs)

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City of Clarksville presented flag by 101st Airborne Division

 

Clarksville, TN – Mayor Kim McMillan was presented an American flag on Tuesday that flew over headquarters of the 101st Airborne Division at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.

Maj. Gen. Frank Wiercinski, administrative senior commander at Fort Campbell, personally delivered the flag and a plaque to the Mayor’s Office on behalf of Maj. Gen. John Campbell, commanding general of the 101st, who is currently in Afghanistan.

Maj. Gen. Frank Wiercinski, right, presents an American flag that flew over 101st Airborne headquarters in Afghanistan to Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan.

Maj. Gen. Frank Wiercinski, right, presents an American flag that flew over 101st Airborne headquarters in Afghanistan to Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan.

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Campbell talks security, governance with Team Paktya

 

Written by U.S. Army 1st Lt. Nicholas Rasmussen
1st Battalion, 168th Infantry Regiment Public Affairs

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Paktya Province, Afghanistan – Maj. Gen. John Campbell, Combined Joint Task Force 101 and Regional Command East commander, visited Forward Operating Base Gardez to meet with Team Paktya’s board of directors December 8th to discuss counterinsurgency operations in Paktya and the future of the provincial governance.

Campbell had two main points to impress upon Team Paktya, which includes 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry Regiment, Paktya Provincial Reconstruction Team, Oklahoma Agribusiness Development Team, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Campbell, Combined Joint Task Force 101 and Regional Command East commander, attends a briefing at Forward Operating Base Gardez Dec. 8th. Base leaders briefed the commander about counterinsurgency operations conducted in Paktya province. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Barry Loo, Paktya Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Campbell, Combined Joint Task Force 101 and Regional Command East commander, attends a briefing at Forward Operating Base Gardez Dec. 8th. Base leaders briefed the commander about counterinsurgency operations conducted in Paktya province. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Barry Loo, Paktya Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs)

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101st Division makes Kentucky Governor honorary Screaming Eagle

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Davis
Regional Command East Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – The commander of the Combined Joint Task Force-101 and Regional Command East, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Campbell, made Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear an honorary Screaming Eagle over a video teleconference November 4th for his support and dedication to the 101st Airborne Division.

“Governor, thank you very much for everything you do for the service men and women of Kentucky, and thank you for hosting the lunch there today,” Campbell said to Beshear. “I’ve never done this from Bagram before, so this is really a first of its kind, but we would be honored sir, if we could make you an honorary Screaming Eagle of the 101st Airborne Division. “

The 52nd Adjutant General of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini presented Beshear with the award in Louisville, KY.

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear

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236 Rakkasans reenlist in combat zone

 

Written by U.S. Army Pfc. Chris McKenna
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division187th Infantry Regiment - Iron RakkasansKhost Province, Afghanistan – A total of 236 Task Force Rakkasan Soldiers gathered at various combat outposts and forward operating bases across Afghanistan to take the oath of re-enlistment October 10th.

While stress in a combat zone is abundant, these Rakkasan Soldiers chose to add to their time with the Army, with many stabilizing to remain with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.

“Doing this in a combat zone means that I get to stay out here with all of my brothers and continue to serve,” said U.S. Army Spc. Alex Masteller, Troop A., 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, from Marion, OH. “Being a Rakkasan out here means being as hard as a Soldier can be.”

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Campbell, 101st Airborne Division commander, and U.S. Army Col. Viet Luong, Task Force Rakkasan commander, stand with the 77 Soldiers who re-enlisted at Forward Operating Base Salerno Oct. 10th. A total of 236 Soldiers re-enlisted, with the rest doing so via video teleconference from 13 remote locations in TF Rakkasan’s Area of Operations. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Chris McKenna, 3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Campbell, 101st Airborne Division commander, and U.S. Army Col. Viet Luong, Task Force Rakkasan commander, stand with the 77 Soldiers who re-enlisted at Forward Operating Base Salerno Oct. 10th. A total of 236 Soldiers re-enlisted, with the rest doing so via video teleconference from 13 remote locations in TF Rakkasan’s Area of Operations. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Chris McKenna, 3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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TF Iron Rakkasan Soldier reenlists after being wounded in action

 

Written by U.S. Army 1st Lt. R.J. Peek 3rd Battalion
187th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division

187th Infantry Regiment - Iron RakkasansFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionGhazni Province, Afghanistan – The Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry, Iron Rakkasan, has some tough Soldiers.

U.S. Army Sgt. William Bickers from Cincinnati, a mortar man for Battlehard Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry, epitomized that strength September 16th.

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Campbell, Commander of the 101st Airborne Division, stands over the bedside of U.S. Army Sgt. William Bickers Sept. 16th at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan. Campbell presented Bickers with the Combat Infantryman’s Badge for his direct engagement with the enemy and a Purple Heart for being wounded in the line of duty while on a foot patrol in Andar District, Ghazni province. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. R.J. Peek)

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Campbell, Commander of the 101st Airborne Division, stands over the bedside of U.S. Army Sgt. William Bickers Sept. 16th at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan. Campbell presented Bickers with the Combat Infantryman’s Badge for his direct engagement with the enemy and a Purple Heart for being wounded in the line of duty while on a foot patrol in Andar District, Ghazni province. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. R.J. Peek)

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ANSF, TF Rakkasan rehearse Afghan elections security plan at Salerno

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Brent C. Powell
3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division Patch187th Infantry Regiment - Iron RakkasansKhowst Province, Afghanistan – As part of the election planning process, about 50 members of the various Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces met at Forward Operating Base Salerno for a Khowst Election Combined Arms Rehearsal September 15th to go over final details and answer questions about the security of Afghanistan’s September 18th parliamentary elections.

“The purpose of the meeting was to synchronize our efforts throughout the Khowst Province to ensure a successful election,” said U.S. Army Maj. Mark Leslie, native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and operations officer for 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. “We not only want to ensure its success in the turnout of voters and the safe transportation of ballots, but also that it is a legitimate election and that it’s perceived as a legitimate election to the local population. We also want the Afghan people to feel free to vote and to be able to exercise that freedom.”

Governor Abdul Jabar Naeemi, governor of Khowst Province, takes a few moments to speak with U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Campbell, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division, following a Khowst Election Combined Arms Rehearsal meeting Sept. 15th at Forward Operating Base Salerno. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Brent C. Powell, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division)

Governor Abdul Jabar Naeemi, governor of Khowst Province, takes a few moments to speak with U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Campbell, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division, following a Khowst Election Combined Arms Rehearsal meeting Sept. 15th at Forward Operating Base Salerno. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Brent C. Powell, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division)

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Maj. Gen. Campbell visits FOB Mehtar Lam

 

Written by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ave Pele Task Force Bastogne

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division PatchRegional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Laghman Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Campbell, Combined Joint Task Force-101 commander, arrives via UH-60 Black Hawk to Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam to conduct a battlefield assessment July 29th.

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Campbell, Combined Joint Task Force-101 commander, is greeted by U.S. Army Maj. Carlos Martinez of Walla Walla, WA, Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team executive officer, upon his arrival at Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam. (Photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Ave I. Pele, Task Force Bastogne)

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Campbell, Combined Joint Task Force-101 commander, is greeted by U.S. Army Maj. Carlos Martinez of Walla Walla, WA, Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team executive officer, upon his arrival at Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam. (Photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Ave I. Pele, Task Force Bastogne)

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