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Montgomery County Animal Care and Control, Fort Campbell sign Intergovernmental Support Agreement

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Today, June 6th, 2019, the United States Army and Montgomery County Government signed an Intergovernmental Support Agreement (IGSA) at the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters rotunda, Fort Campbell, KY at 10:30am.

Under the IGSA, Montgomery County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) will take over operation of Fort Campbell’s Stray Animal Program.

(L) Fort Campbell Garrison Commander Colonel Joseph Kuchan and (R) Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrent sign the Intergovernmental Support Agreement between Montgomery County Animal Care & Control and Fort Campbell.

(L) Fort Campbell Garrison Commander Colonel Joseph Kuchan and (R) Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrent sign the Intergovernmental Support Agreement between Montgomery County Animal Care & Control and Fort Campbell.

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City of Clarksville, Montgomery County, join AARP Network of Age-Friendly States, Communities

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Montgomery County and the City of Clarksville have joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, which is part of the AARP Livable Community Initiative, Tennessee AARP and local officials announced Monday, May 6th, 2019.

AARP Tennessee Director Rebecca Kelly and AARP Community Outreach Director Stacy Pennington presented Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett and Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts with certificates officially welcoming the Clarksville-Montgomery County community into the AARP Network.  Col. Joseph Kuchan, Fort Campbell Garrison Commander, was recognized for the post’s willingness to support the community’s age-friendly efforts.

AARP Tennessee Director Rebecca Kelly and AARP Community Outreach Director Stacy Pennington presented Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett and Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts with certificates officially welcoming the Clarksville-Montgomery County community into the AARP Network. Col. Joseph Kuchan, Fort Campbell Garrison Commander, was recognized for the post’s willingness to support the community’s age-friendly efforts.

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Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce announces Jay Albertia as new Board Chairman

 

Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce

Clarksville Area Chamber of CommerceClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Jay Albertia, President and CEO of Progressive Directions, Inc., will assume the role as Board Chairman for the 2018-2019 term.

“Jay is an excellent choice as the next Board Chairman for the Chamber and we are looking forward to being under his leadership this year,” said Chamber Executive Director Melinda Shepard.

Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce Board Chairman Jay Albertia.

Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce Board Chairman Jay Albertia.

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Golden Knight Parachute Team holds Tandem Camp in Clarksville

 

Written by Sgt. John Miller
U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights

U.S. Department of the ArmyClarksville, TN – The day starts the same as all tandem camps with the Tandem Master in this case Sergeant First Class Jimmy Hackett giving a brief on tandem operations to a class full of people who are prepared to voluntarily get thrown out of a perfectly good airplane. During this class the students for the day learn how to effectively be an exemplary tandem passenger learning the proper way to exit and land a tandem jump.

During the camp many local dignitaries were given the opportunity of a lifetime and conduct a tandem jump with the Golden Knights. Several members of the “Veterans Trust”, a strategic grant-making foundation, were on hand to jump including Lee Hediger the founder and Fred Roger the executive director.

A tandem instructor and passenger execute a picture perfect landing after a successful jump at 13,500 feet on Outlaw Field, TN on March 1st, 2018. (Sgt. John Miller)

A tandem instructor and passenger execute a picture perfect landing after a successful jump at 13,500 feet on Outlaw Field, TN on March 1st, 2018. (Sgt. John Miller)

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Fort Campbell’s New Garrison Commander Joseph Kuchan excited to lead garrison into the future

 

Written by Leejay Lockhart
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On June 23rd, 2017, Col. Joseph Kuchan took command of the Fort Campbell garrison, bringing more than 22 years of experience to the position.

Kuchan has served in a variety of roles throughout his career, from aide de camp to the commanding general in two different commands to deputy operations officer while deployed to Afghanistan. He also has commanded an infantry battalion.

This is his third duty assignment at Fort Campbell. For nearly a year he was the 101st Airborne Division’s operations officer before he took over as garrison commander from Col. James “Rob” Salome who is retiring from the Army.

Colonel Joseph Kuchan, Fort Campbell’s garrison commander, addresses attendees during a change of command ceremony at Wilson Theater June 23rd, 2017,. Kuchan brings more than 22 years of service to the position. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

Colonel Joseph Kuchan, Fort Campbell’s garrison commander, addresses attendees during a change of command ceremony at Wilson Theater June 23rd, 2017,. Kuchan brings more than 22 years of service to the position. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

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James Salome retiring, Joseph Kuchan takes command at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Leejay Lockhart
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell garrison, which serves more than 26,000 Soldiers as well as more than 45,000 Family members, civilian employees and contractors, held a change of command ceremony at Wilson Theater Friday.

Colonel James “Rob” Salome, Fort Campbell’s garrison commander for the past two years, relinquished command to Col. Joseph Kuchan in a ceremony presided over by Brenda McCullough, director of Installation Management Command-Readiness.

Salome will retire after more than 23 years of Army service later in the year, while Kuchan is a familiar face at Fort Campbell, having most recently served as operations officer for the 101st Airborne Division.

Colonel James “Rob” Salome, Fort Campbell’s garrison commander for the past two years, addresses attendees at a retirement ceremony Friday held moments before he relinquished command of Fort Campbell to Col. Joseph Kuchan. Both Salome and Kuchan had served with the 101st Airborne Division before becoming garrison commander. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

Colonel James “Rob” Salome, Fort Campbell’s garrison commander for the past two years, addresses attendees at a retirement ceremony Friday held moments before he relinquished command of Fort Campbell to Col. Joseph Kuchan. Both Salome and Kuchan had served with the 101st Airborne Division before becoming garrison commander. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

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