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Religious Affairs NCO Marcus Levering from Clarksville follows father’s military legacy

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Neysa Canfield

U.S. ArmyKandahar, Afghanistan – When U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Marcus P. Levering, a native of Clarksville, Tennessee, raised his right hand and repeated the oath of enlistment he wasn’t just making the Army his career, he was also continuing his father’s legacy.

Friends and leaders gathered, March 17th, to watch as Levering, religious affairs noncommissioned officer in charge, Train, Advise, and Assist Command-South and 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, re-enlisted in the Army for the last time.

The Army’s Noncommissioned Officer Career Status Program, formally known as the Indefinite Reenlistment Program, allows enlisted Soldiers starting at the rank of staff sergeant with 12 or more years in service, who are eligible to reenlist, to sign for an indefinite period, according to the official Army Reenlistment page.

Maj. Patrick Devine (left), chaplain, Train, Advice, Assist Command-South and 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, officiates the re-enlistment ceremony for Staff Sgt. Marcus P. Levering, religious affairs noncommissioned officer, TAAC-South and 2nd IBCT, 4th Inf. Div., March 17, 2018, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Neysa Canfield/TAAC-South Public Affairs)

Maj. Patrick Devine (left), chaplain, Train, Advice, Assist Command-South and 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, officiates the re-enlistment ceremony for Staff Sgt. Marcus P. Levering, religious affairs noncommissioned officer, TAAC-South and 2nd IBCT, 4th Inf. Div., March 17, 2018, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Neysa Canfield/TAAC-South Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne ‘Strike Fear’ Soldiers conduct C-RAM exercise at Fort Campbell

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – The Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment “Strike Fear,” assigned to 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, and attached to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., conducted a counter rocket, artillery and mortar live fire exercise, November 3rd-9th.

The C-RAM exercise, which ‘Strike Fear’ Soldiers conducted for the first time at Fort Campbell, is normally conducted at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, according to Capt. Christina Quimby.

Spc. Alexander Jones, a field artillery firefinder radar operator with Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, assigned to 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, and attached to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., checks the ammo on the Land-Based Phalanx Weapon System, Nov. 8, 2017, during the battalion’s live fire exercise on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Alexes Anderson/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

Spc. Alexander Jones, a field artillery firefinder radar operator with Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, assigned to 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, and attached to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., checks the ammo on the Land-Based Phalanx Weapon System, Nov. 8, 2017, during the battalion’s live fire exercise on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Alexes Anderson/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Lifeliners welcome Engineers to brigade at Fort Campbell

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” 101st Abn. Div., welcomed 887th Engineer Support Company to the brigade with an activation ceremony on October 20th, 2017 at Fort Campbell.

The ceremony, which is an Army tradition, symbolizes the beginning or continuation of a unit’s history by unfurling the unit’s guidon.

The company, which has history on Fort Campbell, was deactivated in January of 2015 when it was part of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Abn. Div.

First Sgt. Rodney B. Ammons, first sergeant for 887th Engineer Support Company, attached to 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., stands in front of his company, Oct. 20, 2017, during an activation ceremony on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The company, which is assigned to 19th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade, was deactivated on January of 2015. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

First Sgt. Rodney B. Ammons, first sergeant for 887th Engineer Support Company, attached to 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., stands in front of his company, Oct. 20, 2017, during an activation ceremony on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The company, which is assigned to 19th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade, was deactivated on January of 2015. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

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Integrated Tennessee National Guardsman fulfills air assault goal at Fort Campbell

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – Earning and wearing the coveted air assault badge was a goal Staff Sgt. Cole Champion, a motor transport operator assigned to the 1176th Transportation Company of the Tennessee National Guard, has been striving toward for almost 11 years.

However, being in the National Guard made achieving that goal a little more challenging.

It wasn’t until Champion’s unit selected him to integrate with 541st Transportation Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., as part of the Associated Unit Pilot Program that his goal became a reality.

Staff Sgt. Cole Champion, a motor transport operator assigned to the 1176th Transportation Company of the Tennessee National Guard, attached to 541st Transportation Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., poses for a photo, Sept. 11, 2017, after graduating from the Sabalauski Air Assault School on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Courtesy photo)

Staff Sgt. Cole Champion, a motor transport operator assigned to the 1176th Transportation Company of the Tennessee National Guard, attached to 541st Transportation Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., poses for a photo, Sept. 11, 2017, after graduating from the Sabalauski Air Assault School on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Courtesy photo)

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101st Airborne Division Lifeliners remember fallen with run, ceremony

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – Col. Stanley J. Sliwinski, commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” 101st Abn. Div., led Lifeliners on a run, September 15th, 2017 in front of division headquarters, where boots symbolizing fallen Soldiers were on display.

As part of the Fort Campbell’s Military Survivor Appreciation Week, Lifeliners conducted a brigade remembrance run and ceremony, here.

Col. Stanley J. Sliwinski, commander of the 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., and Sgt. Maj. Randy B. Gray, acting senior enlisted adviser for the 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde., lead the brigade, Sept. 15, 2017, on a remembrance run on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. After the run, Soldiers conducted a remembrance ceremony to commemorate the 63 fallen Soldiers of the brigade. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st SBDE Public Affairs Office)

Col. Stanley J. Sliwinski, commander of the 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., and Sgt. Maj. Randy B. Gray, acting senior enlisted adviser for the 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde., lead the brigade, Sept. 15, 2017, on a remembrance run on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. After the run, Soldiers conducted a remembrance ceremony to commemorate the 63 fallen Soldiers of the brigade. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st SBDE Public Affairs Office)

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101st Airborne Division Lifeliners bid farewell to Michael Perry, welcome Anthony McAdoo

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – “It took me 23 years to finally serve in the greatest division in our Army,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Michael J. Perry III, outgoing senior enlisted adviser for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners”, 101st Abn. Div. “[The 101st Abn. Div.] was a division I always wanted to serve in, and I finally got the opportunity when the Army selected me to be ‘Lifeliner 7,’ nearly two years ago.”

The Austintown, Ohio native, relinquished responsibility of the “Lifeliner” Brigade to Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony B. McAdoo, a native of Somerset, Kentucky, September 7th, during a change of responsibility ceremony, here.

Col. Stanley J. Sliwinski, commander for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., hands the brigade colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony B. McAdoo, incoming command sergeant major for the 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde., Sept. 7, 2017, during a change of responsibility ceremony on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

Col. Stanley J. Sliwinski, commander for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., hands the brigade colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony B. McAdoo, incoming command sergeant major for the 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde., Sept. 7, 2017, during a change of responsibility ceremony on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Lifeliner gets back on Ten Miler Team after 13 years

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – Brand new to the U.S. Army, 19-year-old Josh Joseph, then Pfc. Joseph, went on his first temporary duty trip as a member of the Fort Rucker, Alabama, Ten Miler team to represent his installation at the Army Ten Miler race in Washington, D.C.

Thirteen years later, now Capt. Joseph, the commander for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., has found himself back on the Ten Miler team, but this time to represent Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Capt. Josh Joseph (front right), commander for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., and another member of the Fort Campbell, Kentucky Ten Miler Team, lead a group of runners, Aug. 3, 2017, during practice trail run on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

Capt. Josh Joseph (front right), commander for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., and another member of the Fort Campbell, Kentucky Ten Miler Team, lead a group of runners, Aug. 3, 2017, during practice trail run on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Sustainment leaders, FedEx partner to enhance logistics readiness

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – Logistics officers and senior noncommissioned officers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., attended the FedEx Hub Express Experience, July 17th-19th, 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee.

The purpose of the trip, according to Capt. Alex J. Tompkins, was for logistics leaders to learn how a global logistics company operates and take the best practices back to their respective units.

Officers and noncommissioned officers from the Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., pose for a group picture, July 19th, 2017, during their leader professional trip to Memphis, Tennessee for the FedEx HUB Express Experience. (Capt. Alex J. Tompkins)

Officers and noncommissioned officers from the Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., pose for a group picture, July 19th, 2017, during their leader professional trip to Memphis, Tennessee for the FedEx HUB Express Experience. (Capt. Alex J. Tompkins)

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101st Sustainment Brigade “Strike Fear” Battalion Changes Command

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers, Families and friends of 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment “Strike Fear,” assigned to 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, and attached to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., gathered, June 21st, at the division parade field for a change of command ceremony.

During the ceremony, Lt. Col. James C. Reese, outgoing commander, relinquished command of the Strike Fear Battalion to Lt. Col. Ryan L. Schrock, incoming commander.

Lt. Col. James Reese, outgoing commander of the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, assigned to the 108th ADA Bridge, and attached to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., looks at the audience, June 21, 2017, during his speech during the battalion’s change of command ceremony at the division parade field on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

Lt. Col. James Reese, outgoing commander of the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, assigned to the 108th ADA Bridge, and attached to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., looks at the audience, June 21, 2017, during his speech during the battalion’s change of command ceremony at the division parade field on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Lifeliner NCO completes journey to earning Bachelor’s Degree

 

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

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Fort Campbell, KY – Staff Sgt. Shenea Andrews, the chaplain assistant noncommissioned officer in charge for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., proudly walked across the stage of Wilson Theater to receive her bachelor’s degree after beginning her journey almost nine years ago.

“This accomplishment means a lot to me,” said Andrews, a Tampa, Florida native. “It means all the hard work I put in mornings [before physical training], during lunch, and after work paid off.”

Staff Sgt. Shenea Andrews, the chaplain assistant noncommissioned officer in charge for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., walks across the stage of Wilson Theater, June 9, 2017, to receive her bachelor’s degree during the joint graduation ceremony on Fort Campbell, Kentucky.  (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

Staff Sgt. Shenea Andrews, the chaplain assistant noncommissioned officer in charge for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., walks across the stage of Wilson Theater, June 9, 2017, to receive her bachelor’s degree during the joint graduation ceremony on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

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