Topic: John Campbell
Will Be November 5th, Reservations Being Accepted Now
Clarksville, 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»
Written by By U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Davis
Bagram 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.
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.
Written by U.S. Army 1st Lt. Nicholas Rasmussen
Paktya 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.
Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Davis
Bagram 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.
Written by U.S. Army Pfc. Chris McKenna
Khost 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.”
Written by U.S. Army 1st Lt. R.J. Peek 3rd Battalion
Ghazni 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.
Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Brent C. Powell
Khowst 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.”
Written by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ave Pele Task Force Bastogne
Laghman 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.
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