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Dodging the Roadkill: Learning To Ride – Part Two

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – I shared my experience on learning to ride over the weekend.  You can read it here.

While I think it’s a great idea for all bikers to take the new riders course, not all bikers do.  That’s your choice.  A lot of bikers just hop on and ride, but I think there are immeasurable benefits to taking the course.  Even if it’s just for the insurance discount.

Most Harley Davidson dealerships offer this course, and many of them offer the Advanced Riders, or “Skilled Riders” course. This course is for bikers who have had some experience, and want to improve their skills.

I completed the course yesterday and it was an amazing experience!

Advanced Riders Class Motorcycle

Advanced Riders Class Motorcycle

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101st Sustainment leaders come together at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Kimberly Lessmeister
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – The command sergeants major for the Combined Arms Support Command, the quartermaster corps, the transportation corps, the ordnance corps, the Army Logistics University – Logistics Noncommissioned Officer Academy, and the Soldier Support Institute visited sustainment leaders here August 28th-29th, 2017.

The visit marked the first time a sustainment forum had been conducted by all the major elements of the sustainment community on Fort Campbell.

Leaders and Soldiers from the sustainment community on Fort Campbell, Ky., participate in an esprit de corps run with Command Sgt. Maj. Nathaniel J. Bartee, Sr., the senior enlisted adviser for the Combined Arms Support Command, and other influential leaders from the transportation, quartermaster, and ordnance corps as well as the Army Logistics University – Logistics Noncommissioned Officer Academy, and the Soldier Support Institute, August 29, 2017. (Pfc. Alexes Anderson/ 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs Office)

Leaders and Soldiers from the sustainment community on Fort Campbell, Ky., participate in an esprit de corps run with Command Sgt. Maj. Nathaniel J. Bartee, Sr., the senior enlisted adviser for the Combined Arms Support Command, and other influential leaders from the transportation, quartermaster, and ordnance corps as well as the Army Logistics University – Logistics Noncommissioned Officer Academy, and the Soldier Support Institute, August 29, 2017. (Pfc. Alexes Anderson/ 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs Office)

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101st Airborne Division Soldier named XVIII Airborne Corps NCO of the Year

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – After four days of competition, Sgt. Michael Smith, a senior transmission systems operator/maintainer assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., earned the title of the XVIII Abn. Corps Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, June 9th, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Smith, a Fowlerville, Michigan native, competed against nine NCOs to earn the title.

“This competition was definitely very challenging, but I had a great time doing it,” said Smith. “There were some really strong competitors and top-notch NCOs, and I knew I had to give it my all or else I didn’t stand a chance.”

Sgt. Michael Smith, center, a senior transmission systems operator/maintainer assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., poses for a photo with his unit leadership, Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Perry, left, senior enlisted advisor for the brigade, and 1st Sgt. Roman Harrington, right, the 58th Signal Company first sergeant, after winning the XVIII Airborne Corps NCO of the Year competition June 9, 2017 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. (Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Perry)

Sgt. Michael Smith, center, a senior transmission systems operator/maintainer assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., poses for a photo with his unit leadership, Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Perry, left, senior enlisted advisor for the brigade, and 1st Sgt. Roman Harrington, right, the 58th Signal Company first sergeant, after winning the XVIII Airborne Corps NCO of the Year competition June 9, 2017 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. (Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Perry)

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Fort Campbell receives visit from U.S. Army Materiel Command

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Kimberly Lessmeister
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Command Sgt. Maj. James K. Sims, the 15th command sergeant major of U.S. Army Materiel Command, engaged Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” 101st Abn. Div. and Army Field Support Battalion-Campbell about readiness, November 17th, at Fort Campbell.

AMC is a global command that has a presence in approximately 144 countries and in every state in the United States, according to Sims.

Command Sgt. Maj. James K. Sims (far left), the senior enlisted adviser of U.S. Army Materiel Command, Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Perry, the senior enlisted adviser of 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., and Command Sgt. Maj. Gabriel Espinosa, the rear detachment provisional command sergeant major for the 101st Abn. Div., lead a noncommissioned officer run, Nov. 17, 2016, on Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/ 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Command Sgt. Maj. James K. Sims (far left), the senior enlisted adviser of U.S. Army Materiel Command, Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Perry, the senior enlisted adviser of 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., and Command Sgt. Maj. Gabriel Espinosa, the rear detachment provisional command sergeant major for the 101st Abn. Div., lead a noncommissioned officer run, Nov. 17, 2016, on Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/ 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Lifeliners enforce readiness through “Not in My Squad” week at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public

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Fort Campbell, KY – Last spring Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey announced the “Not in My Squad” initiative which emphasizes responsibility of junior leaders when it comes to Soldier care.

Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” 101st Abn. Div., held “Not in My Squad” Week from October 31st to November 2nd, here.

According to Dailey, “Not in My Squad” is designed to empower leaders by building trust, cohesion, and taking ownership of achievements and failures within their group of Soldiers.

Col. Stanley Sliwinski, commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., explains to the Soldiers the importance behind activities throughout the “Not In My Squad” event, Oct. 31, 2016, behind the brigade headquarters building on Fort Campbell, KY. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield /101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Col. Stanley Sliwinski, commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., explains to the Soldiers the importance behind activities throughout the “Not In My Squad” event, Oct. 31, 2016, behind the brigade headquarters building on Fort Campbell, KY. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield /101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Great Teams event builds 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade ‘Lifeliner’ culture

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Kimberly Lessmeister
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Members of Fort Campbell’s Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program posed this question to leaders and Soldiers of 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners” September 16th during a Great Teams event, here.

Justin Foster, a lead Master Resilience Trainer performance expert with the CSF2 program, led the event for the “Lifeliner” Brigade.

The Great Teams event gathered a cross section of leadership from across the organization to identify what goals and behaviors would make the brigade successful going forward, Foster explained.

Dr. Rick Grandinetti (standing), a leadership skills trainer, discusses leadership skills with Soldiers and leaders of 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div. (Air Assault), during a Great Teams event Sept. 16, 2016, on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Staff Sgt. Kimberly Lessmeister/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Dr. Rick Grandinetti (standing), a leadership skills trainer, discusses leadership skills with Soldiers and leaders of 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div. (Air Assault), during a Great Teams event Sept. 16, 2016, on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Staff Sgt. Kimberly Lessmeister/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Lifeliners Commemorate September 11th

 

Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public

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Fort Campbell, KY – Sgt. Zachary Patt was an 18-year-old store manager at a shoe store in Spartanburg, South Carolina, on September 11th, 2001.
“I had fallen asleep [at home] with the television on, so when I woke up, I watched the whole thing unfold,” explained Patt, now a food service noncommissioned officer with 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” 101st Airborne Division.

Patt said he thought the footage of American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 crashing into the World Trade Center was a movie.

Col. Stanley Sliwinski, commander of the 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div. (Air Assault), Brig. Gen. Scott Brower, acting senior commander for the 101st Abn. Div. (Air Assault), and representatives from the police and fire departments from Oak Grove, Ky., and Hopkinsville, Ky., cut a memorial cake at the 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde. dining facility on Fort Campbell, Ky., Sept. 9, 2016, during the Sept. 11, 2001 memorial luncheon. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Col. Stanley Sliwinski, commander of the 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div. (Air Assault), Brig. Gen. Scott Brower, acting senior commander for the 101st Abn. Div. (Air Assault), and representatives from the police and fire departments from Oak Grove, Ky., and Hopkinsville, Ky., cut a memorial cake at the 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde. dining facility on Fort Campbell, Ky., Sept. 9, 2016, during the Sept. 11, 2001 memorial luncheon. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Lifeliners bolster NCOs through professional development on Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public

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Fort Campbell, KY – Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Perry, senior enlisted leader advisor for 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and senior noncommissioned officers in the brigade conducted their quarterly leader professional development training on Fort Campbell, KY, June 15th.

The daylong event kicked off with a four-mile run, which started at the Division headquarters building. Sgt. 1st Class David M. Taylor, a recent graduate of Master Fitness Trainer course, made sure NCOs were warmed up for the run by conducting Physical Readiness Training warm up drills.

Retired Army Capt. Clause “Dutch” Mann, a 92 year old World War II and Korean War veteran, speaks to the senior noncommissioned officers of the 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), during their NCO call at the Smokehouse on Fort Campbell, Ky., June 15, 2016. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield)

Retired Army Capt. Clause “Dutch” Mann, a 92 year old World War II and Korean War veteran, speaks to the senior noncommissioned officers of the 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), during their NCO call at the Smokehouse on Fort Campbell, Ky., June 15, 2016. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield)

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