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Michigan National Guard Soldier receives Purple Heart at Fort Campbell for injuries sustained in Iranian Missile Attack

 

Army National GuardLansing, MI – Sgt. 1st Class Leonard P. Adams, a Michigan National Guard flight medic, was awarded the Purple Heart on May 5th, 2020 in a small ceremony at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. His family and friends watched a live feed of the event from their homes in Michigan.

Adams was injured on January 8th, 2020 while serving as the Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of the MEDEVAC site at Al Asad Air Base in western Iraq.

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Leonard P. Adams, a Michigan National Guard flight medic with Detachment 1, Company C, 3-238th General Support Aviation Battalion in Grand Ledge, Michigan, was awarded the Purple Heart on May 5, 2020 in a small ceremony at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Courtesy photo)

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Leonard P. Adams, a Michigan National Guard flight medic with Detachment 1, Company C, 3-238th General Support Aviation Battalion in Grand Ledge, Michigan, was awarded the Purple Heart on May 5, 2020 in a small ceremony at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Courtesy photo)

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Tennessee National Guard Aviators receive Sikorsky Rescue Award

 

Tennessee National GuardKnoxville, TN  Several Tennessee Army National Guard Soldiers from the 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion that is now part of Joint Base McGhee-Tyson in Knoxville, TN, were awarded the Sikorsky Rescue Award July 10th, for participating in three different lifesaving missions in Eastern Tennessee earlier this year.

“To be eligible to receive the Sikorsky Rescue Award, an individual must have directly performed a lifesaving rescue in any Sikorsky helicopter,” said Shay Collins, a customer award program manager with Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation.

Soldiers from the Tennessee Army National Guard's 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion that is now part of Joint Base McGhee-Tyson in Knoxville, Tenn., were awarded the Sikorsky Rescue Award July 10th, for participating in three different lifesaving missions in Eastern Tennessee earlier this year. (Photo provided by 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion.)

Soldiers from the Tennessee Army National Guard’s 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion that is now part of Joint Base McGhee-Tyson in Knoxville, Tenn., were awarded the Sikorsky Rescue Award July 10th, for participating in three different lifesaving missions in Eastern Tennessee earlier this year. (Photo provided by 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion.)

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Montgomery County Government announces John Clement to intern as Military Affairs Administrator

 

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Mayor’s Office is pleased to announce Chief Warrant Officer 3 John Clement will be serving as the County’s Military Affairs Administrator through an internship program.

Chief Clement has flown numerous Air Assault and Medical Evacuation (Medevac) missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, served as a maintenance test pilot and most recently served as the Officer in Charge (OIC) for the Adaptive Reconditioning Program for Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion.

Chief Warrant Officer 3 John Clement

Chief Warrant Officer 3 John Clement

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101st Airborne Division Medevac pilot earns honor grad during badge lanes at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

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Fort Campbell, KY – A Soldier from 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), was the honor graduate for the expert field medical badge class at Fort Campbell, KY, October 3rd, 2014.

1st Lt. Kenneth Danos, aeromedical-evacuation pilot, Company C, 6-101st CAB, was recognized as the honor graduate for getting zero no-gos throughout the testing phase. Because of his achievement, Danos will be half of a two-Soldier team representing the 101st Airborne Division (AASLT) at the U.S. Army best-medic competition.

First Lt. Kenneth Danos, aeromedical-evacuation pilot, Company C, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), is congratulated by Command Sgt. Maj. Stuart C. O'Black, command sergeant major, 101st CAB, after receiving his expert field medical badge, here, Oct. 3, 2014. Danos was the honor graduate, receiving zero no-gos during his testing phase. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

First Lt. Kenneth Danos, aeromedical-evacuation pilot, Company C, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), is congratulated by Command Sgt. Maj. Stuart C. O’Black, command sergeant major, 101st CAB, after receiving his expert field medical badge, here, Oct. 3, 2014. Danos was the honor graduate, receiving zero no-gos during his testing phase. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Currahees conduct NCO, Soldier of the Quarter Competition

 

Written by Sgt. Justin Moeller
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

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Fort Campbell, KY – “I think that Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Quarter competitions are important to organizations, as it fosters a much-needed competitive spirit in our young NCOs and soldiers,” said Master Sgt. Leonard N. Taylor III, future operations noncommissioned officer in charge with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). “Additionally, it gives them a sense of pride being a representative of their unit specifically chosen to challenge the best the brigade has to offer.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s 716th Military Police Battalion carries out Air Assault Training

 

Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – In the last hours of darkness, January 27th, soldiers from the 1st Platoon, 218th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), assembled in their company area with their body armor, helmets and assault bags full of gear.

The arms room issued them weapons. The area had a low murmur of activity as the military police prepared for an upcoming mission.

Soldiers from 1st Platoon, 218th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), escort detainees to a secure area during an air assault training mission Jan. 27, at Fort Campbell, Ky. Searching and interrogating detainees can yield valuable intelligence. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Soldiers from 1st Platoon, 218th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), escort detainees to a secure area during an air assault training mission Jan. 27, at Fort Campbell, Ky. Searching and interrogating detainees can yield valuable intelligence. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 716th Military Police Battalion holds Peacekeeper Challenge to honor Fallen Warriors

 

Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – On August 27th, 2011, Spc. Michael C. Roberts died in combat in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. Only a week later, on September 3rd, Spc. Christopher J. Scott would also die in combat in Kandahar.

Both men were in their early 20s and each one gave all they had serving the nation during Operation Enduring Freedom. Both men were also part of the 716th Military Police Battalion, one of the most storied and highly decorated military police battalions in the U.S. Army.

Spc. Damaris Gonzalez, an MP in the 194th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), competes in the obstacle course portion of the Peacekeeper Challenge Oct. 3rd at Fort Campbell, KY.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Spc. Damaris Gonzalez, an MP in the 194th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), competes in the obstacle course portion of the Peacekeeper Challenge Oct. 3rd at Fort Campbell, KY. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Combat Aviation Brigade “Wings of Destiny” Unit completes Afghanistan Mission

 

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – For the approximately 103 Soldiers from the 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), this latest “Rendezvous with Destiny” ends with a reunion with their families.

The Soldiers received a hero’s welcome during a Welcome Home Ceremony at Hangar 3 at Fort Campbell after successfully completing six months of a nine-month tour in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Approximately 100 Soldiers from the 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), returned from deployment to Afghanistan during a ceremony, Feb. 15, at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. David Hodge/U.S. Army)

Approximately 100 Soldiers from the 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), returned from deployment to Afghanistan during a ceremony, Feb. 15, at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. David Hodge/U.S. Army)

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Fort Campbell’s 159th Combat Aviation Brigade conducts Medevac training to help sharpen skills

 

Written by Capt. John Giaquinto
159th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

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Fort Knox, KY – Whoop… whoop… whoop. To any person off the street the sound of helicopter blades would be heard as just noise, but to injured soldiers on the battlefield, that sound is one that brings hope. Medical evacuation operations are one of many key functions of an aviation unit.

The 7-101st General Support Aviation Battalion, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, KY, conducted this essential training on January 9th, 2013.

Soldiers from the 7-101st GSAB, 159th CAB, 101st Airborne Division and Airmen from 19th ASOS, Fort Campbell, KY, conduct joint Medevac training at Fort Knox, KY. This training served to sharpen the skills of the service members. (Photo by Capt. John Giaquinto)

Soldiers from the 7-101st GSAB, 159th CAB, 101st Airborne Division and Airmen from 19th ASOS, Fort Campbell, KY, conduct joint Medevac training at Fort Knox, KY. This training served to sharpen the skills of the service members. (Photo by Capt. John Giaquinto)

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Why We Serve: Capt. Julie Duffy and Capt. Nicole Nelson of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionWings of DestinyBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – The call to serve is heard by many, and it is one of the defining characteristics of great Soldiers.

In the cases of U.S. Army Capt. Nicole Nelson, a native of Chicago, IL and U.S. Army Capt. Julie Duffy, a native of Williamstown, KY, both attached to C Company, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Shadow, as enroute critical care nurses with the 30th Medical Brigade, the call to begin service was different, but their reason for continuing to serve is the same.

U.S. Army captains Nicole Nelson and Julie Duffy, enroute critical care nurses with 30th Medical Brigade, Task Force Med-A, attached to C Company, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Shadow, stand in front of their office, an HH-60M Black Hawk helicopter on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 8, 2012. Duffy and Nelson bring critical care nursing skills to battlefield aeromedical evactuation assets of TF Shadow. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB PAO)

U.S. Army captains Nicole Nelson and Julie Duffy, enroute critical care nurses with 30th Medical Brigade, Task Force Med-A, attached to C Company, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Shadow, stand in front of their office, an HH-60M Black Hawk helicopter on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 8, 2012. Duffy and Nelson bring critical care nursing skills to battlefield aeromedical evactuation assets of TF Shadow. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB PAO)

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