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Fort Campbell’s 716th Military Police Battalion Peacekeepers Train to Keep the Peace

 

Written by 2LT Christina Rice
716th Military Police Battalion UPAR

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Although every Soldier goes to Basic and AIT, not every Soldier’s training includes exposure to TASER and pepper spray. This month, Soldiers from Fort Campbell’s 716th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade did just that as part of their Law Enforcement Training Seminar, commonly referred to as LETS.

LETS is a month long training covering Military Police skills such as traffic stops, writing citations, emergency vehicle operation, gate operations, radar/LIDAR use, standardized field sobriety tests, and the use of non-lethal weapons.

This training familiarizes new MPs on Fort Campbell with the laws and regulations specific to the installation.

PV2 Johnathon Ward and PV2 Adaydin Becher, Military Police Soldiers with the 194th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion take a shot from an X26 TASER as part of the non-lethal weapons portion of their LETS training. Although unpleasant, experiencing the effectiveness of the X26 first hand gives these MPs the confidence they need to carry the non-lethal weapon system in the real world. (Sgt. 1st Class Ashley Savage, 16th Military Police Brigade)

PV2 Johnathon Ward and PV2 Adaydin Becher, Military Police Soldiers with the 194th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion take a shot from an X26 TASER as part of the non-lethal weapons portion of their LETS training. Although unpleasant, experiencing the effectiveness of the X26 first hand gives these MPs the confidence they need to carry the non-lethal weapon system in the real world. (Sgt. 1st Class Ashley Savage, 16th Military Police Brigade)

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Fort Campbell’s 716th Military Police Battalion reflects on their fallen

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, gathered at the Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum’s memorial park for a wreath laying ceremony in tribute to their fallen heroes, May 21st.

The wreath laying ceremony took place in front of the battalion’s memorial which is inscribed with “Our deaths are not ours they are yours. They will mean what you make them mean. Give them meaning, we were young, we have died, please remember us,” a saying by American poet, Archibald MacLeish.

The 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, bow their heads in a moment of silence for their fallen brothers and sisters at a Memorial Day ceremony at the Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum’s memorial park on Fort Campbell, Ky. May 21, 2015. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

The 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, bow their heads in a moment of silence for their fallen brothers and sisters at a Memorial Day ceremony at the Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum’s memorial park on Fort Campbell, Ky. May 21, 2015. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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West Creek Middle School Children visit Fort Campbell’s 716th Military Police Battalion

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Honor roll students from West Creek Middle School, Clarksville, Tennessee, visited the 716th Military Police Battalion to experience a day in the life of an MP May 15th.

The 716th MP Bn., 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, partnered with WCMS faculty, teachers and staff to recognize honor roll students for their dedication to academic excellence throughout the year with a field trip to spend the day visiting with Fort Campbell’s military police.

Pfc. Michael Herrera, a medic, and Sgt. 1st Class Glenn Riddell, an operations sergeant, both with the 218th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, demonstrate buddy aid during a visit to Fort Campbell, Ky., from the honor roll students of Clarksville’s West Creek Middle School May 15, 2015. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Pfc. Michael Herrera, a medic, and Sgt. 1st Class Glenn Riddell, an operations sergeant, both with the 218th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, demonstrate buddy aid during a visit to Fort Campbell, Ky., from the honor roll students of Clarksville’s West Creek Middle School May 15, 2015. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell MPs conduct active shooter training

 

Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
101st Sustainment Brigade

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Two Fort Campbell police cars sped with their blue lights on to a barracks complex off of Fifth Street. As the cars came to a stop, four military police exited their vehicles, and rushed for the building. They stacked up at the side door, not knowing what was waiting for them inside of the building.

The Soldiers were one of multiple groups of military police taking part in an active shooter scenario during the Military Police’s law enforcement training December 5th at Fort Campbell. Lurking inside the building in its dark halls were a group of role players from the 163rd Military Police Detachment and members of the Fort Campbell Special Reaction Team – the military equivalent of a SWAT team along with a trainer from the Department of the Army civilian police.

Military police with the 716th Military Police Battalion, supported by the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, subdue a role player during an active shooter training exercise Dec. 5 at Fort Campbell. The scenarios try to divide the MPs attention and split them up into smaller groups. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart | 101st Sust. Bde.)

Military police with the 716th Military Police Battalion, supported by the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, subdue a role player during an active shooter training exercise Dec. 5 at Fort Campbell. The scenarios try to divide the MPs attention and split them up into smaller groups. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart | 101st Sust. Bde.)

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Fort Campbell 716th Military Police Battalion Soldiers celebrate Veterans Day with Students

 

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

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Clarksville, TN – As students packed into the gym at West Creek Middle School in Clarksville, Friday, months of planning had finally came to fruition.

The school’s administration had worked closely with Soldiers from the 716th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade, supported by the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, to give the students something special for Veterans Day.

The students, West Creek Middle School’s faculty, members of the 716th MP Bn., veterans, and community members gathered for a patriotic ceremony honoring Veterans Day.

Students from West Creek Middle School in Clarksville, Tenn., carry water cans as part of an obstacle course set up by the 551st Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade, supported by the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, for a Veterans Day event Nov. 7 at West Creek Middle School. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart)

Students from West Creek Middle School in Clarksville, Tenn., carry water cans as part of an obstacle course set up by the 551st Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade, supported by the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, for a Veterans Day event Nov. 7 at West Creek Middle School. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart)

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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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