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U.S. Army corrects retirement inequity

 

United States Department of Defense - DoDWashington, D.C. – Secretary of the Army John McHugh recently announced that he has taken action to allow approximately 160 officers selected for separation from the service to remain on active duty or retire with full benefits.

Because of requirements to reduce its overall end strength, the Army conducted involuntary separation and early retirement boards to shrink its officer corps. Among the requirements for separating officers, the Army must consider both the soldier’s active duty service and active commissioned service. However, in considering more than 19,000 potential candidates, the Army made its determination based only on active duty service, not active commissioned service, meaning that one major and several captains were improperly considered for separation. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell MWR’s Army Community Service to host AUSA Virtual Family Readiness Forums

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – Army Community Service will run a live feed of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Virtual Family Readiness Forums on October 14th from 12:00pm to 3:00pm and again on October 15th from 7:30am to 11:30am, at the Family Resource Center.

The Virtual Family Readiness Forums will be held in Washington, DC at the annual AUSA Conference. The topic of discussion for October 14th will be “Family Transitions: Supporting You Through Your Military Life Journey” and the topic on October 15th will be “The Future of Our Military Children.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond Chandler visits Fort Campbell

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Candice Funchess
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – With the current drawdown and budget restraints, can the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) still produce Soldiers ready to engage the enemy and win? “Absolutely.”

That was the response given by Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, when the question was asked during his visit to Fort Campbell, September 3rd-5th. Chandler came to meet with Soldiers and families to scout and hear what their issues and concerns were, in order to bring that information back to the Secretary of the Army John McHugh and the Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno.

Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III renders a hand salute as the colors are being posted during the 555th Parachute Infantry Association monument dedication, Sept. 4, 2014, at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Candice Funchess, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III renders a hand salute as the colors are being posted during the 555th Parachute Infantry Association monument dedication, Sept. 4, 2014, at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Candice Funchess, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Secretary of the Army visits Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Scott Davis
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited Fort Campbell, August 11th-12th, toured parts of the installation and received insight from soldiers on their concerns about the Army.

McHugh started his visit to Fort Campbell by getting a detailed brief on the new UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter by Capt. Oliver Moore, Company A commander, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

“We talked about the advantages of the UH-60M versus the UH-60L models,” Moore said. “We talked about how those differences transfer over to the battlefield and what we can do now for the ground soldiers who are fighting the battle.”

Secretary of the Army John McHugh gets a brief on the new UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter from Lt. Col. Christopher Waters, 5th Battalion commander, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), at Fort Campbell, August 11th. (Photo by Sgt. Scott Davis)

Secretary of the Army John McHugh gets a brief on the new UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter from Lt. Col. Christopher Waters, 5th Battalion commander, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), at Fort Campbell, August 11th. (Photo by Sgt. Scott Davis)

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The Secretary of the Army, John McHugh Welcomes Home 4th BCT Soldiers

 
Secretary of the Army, John McHugh

John McHugh

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – It was a joyful day at Campbell Army Airfield as 538 soldiers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team arrived home after a year long deployment to Afghanistan. As they stepped off the plane, they were greeted by The Secretary of the Army, John McHugh along with Major General John F. Campbell and others.

Friends and family members packed hanger 3 for the arrival of their soldier.  As the 15 minute notice was given many made their way out to watch the plane arrive.

SGT Rachael Ward along with Joshua Jackson and her family, Gerri, Lucia, Brice, Scott, Tasha, Karie, Christian and Miley

SGT Rachael Ward along with Joshua Jackson and her family, Gerri, Lucia, Brice, Scott, Tasha, Karie, Christian and Miley

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