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Marsha Blackburn Report: Fighting for Our Military

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – As members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, my colleagues and I are hard at work on this year’s national defense authorization legislation. 

I’m focused on encouraging American innovation and creating high-skilled job opportunities for the Volunteer State, fighting for Tennessee’s military community, and confronting 21st century threats.

If the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic has made one thing clear, it’s that we can no longer rely on communist China.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn says passing NDAA Bill Secures Big Wins for Tennessee Military Community

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Thursday, June 27th, 2019, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, voted to fund the United States Military in FY 2020. The National Defense Authorization Act funds crucial projects that will directly impact military communities in Tennessee.

“Tennessee is honored to be home to multiple military bases,” Senator Blackburn said. “The sacrifice our members of the military make in service to our country can never be repaid.”

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) holds 54th Reunion at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Jacob Mahaffey
5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs Office

5th Special Forces

Fort Campbell, KY – Past and present Green Berets, unit members and family members of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), the Legion, rallied together on Fort Campbell for their 54th Reunion September 16th-19th.

Retired Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Mike Cunningham, President of the Chapter 38 of the Special Forces Association, said the annual reunions are very important to the 5th SFG (A). “The kind of training Special Forces does, the missions we have done, since the beginning of Special Forces, creates a unique bond,” he said.

Soldiers, Family and Veterans of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), listen to Dr. Stu Weber, an author and former Captain in the 5th SFG(A), during the 54th Reunion prayer breakfast at the Oasis Dining Facility on Sept. 16, 2015, at Fort Campbell, Ky.

Soldiers, Family and Veterans of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), listen to Dr. Stu Weber, an author and former Captain in the 5th SFG(A), during the 54th Reunion prayer breakfast at the Oasis Dining Facility on Sept. 16, 2015, at Fort Campbell, Ky.

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Night Stalkers earn Broken Wing Award

 

Written by Major Mike Burns
160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

160th Soar - Night Stalkers

Fort Campbell, KY – Three pilots assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) received the Broken Wing Award, December 12th.

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Stephen Love, Richard Nielsen and Bryan Young were presented the award from the U.S. Army Safety Center for their skill, judgment and technique during two separate in-flight emergencies.

“The fact that these men were able to successfully recover from such significant aircraft and system failures is a testament to the training and experience of our aviators and crews,” said Col. John Thompson, commander of the 160th SOAR(A).

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Richard Nielsen (left) is presented the Army Aviation Broken Wing certificate by Col. John Thompson, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) commander.  Nielson and two others received the award from the U.S. Army Safety Center for his actions during an in-flight emergency. (Photo by 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (A) Public Affairs)

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Richard Nielsen (left) is presented the Army Aviation Broken Wing certificate by Col. John Thompson, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) commander. Nielson and two others received the award from the U.S. Army Safety Center for his actions during an in-flight emergency. (Photo by 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (A) Public Affairs)

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Brave mission earns eight Night Stalkers the Distinguished Flying Cross

 

By Spc. Ashley M. Outler
28th Public Affairs Detachment

160th Soar NightstalkersJoint Base Lewis-McChord, WA – “I flew super fast, I flew low, and I flew hard, like I stole it,” said Chief Warrant Officer 3 Todd Peterson, Chinook helicopter pilot, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), about the night that his crew and two others flew a dangerous but crucial mission that sacrificed their lives for the safety of other forces and earned them the Distinguished Flying Cross for their heroism and valor.

Eight Soldiers of the 160th SOAR who braved the mission were awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross during a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, April 11th.

Navy Vice Adm. William H. McRaven, center left, commander of the Joint Special Operations Command, pins the Distinguished Flying Cross on Sgt. Jeremy Gribbles, center right, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) who was among eight Night Stalkers of 160th SOAR to receive the award during a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, April 11th. (Photo by Spc. Ashley M. Outler, 28th Public Affairs Detachment)

Navy Vice Adm. William H. McRaven, center left, commander of the Joint Special Operations Command, pins the Distinguished Flying Cross on Sgt. Jeremy Gribbles, center right, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) who was among eight Night Stalkers of 160th SOAR to receive the award during a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, April 11th. (Photo by Spc. Ashley M. Outler, 28th Public Affairs Detachment)

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