Topic: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Fort Campbell, KY – The historic and accomplished 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) welcomed its 47th commanding general Thursday, February 14th, 2019, as Major General Andrew Poppas relinquished command to Major General Brian Winski.
Under Poppas’ leadership, the 101st Airborne Division deployed Soldiers to combat, contingency and peacekeeping missions around the world, to include Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan, dozens of training and partnership missions on the African and European continents, and hurricane and disaster relief missions in Puerto Rico and the United States. He spoke to the thousands of “Screaming Eagle” Soldiers, Veterans and community members who assembled for the ceremony at Fort Campbell’s parade field.
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
Fort Campbell, KY – The 46th commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Major General Andrew Poppas, will relinquish command of the world’s only air assault division to Major General Brian Winski, in a ceremony at Fort Campbell on Thursday, February 14th at 1:00pm
Under Poppas’ leadership, the 101st Airborne Division deployed Soldiers to combat, contingency and peacekeeping missions around the world, to include Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan, dozens of training and partnership missions on the African and European continents, and hurricane and disaster relief missions in Puerto Rico and the United States.
Five Military Veteran Tennessee State Employees Honored for Exemplary Service
Nashville, TN -Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry “Max” Haston from the Tennessee Military Department to recognize five veteran state employees and more than 470,000 Tennessee veterans of all ages and eras.
The Governor’s Veterans Day event was held on the second floor of the State Capitol in downtown Nashville.
Retired Brigadier General Scott Brower named Austin Peay State University inaugural military adviser in residence
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, TN – On September 1st, 2018 retired Brigadier General Scott E. Brower, former deputy commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division, joined Austin Peay State University’s (APSU) senior leadership team as the institution’s first military adviser in residence.
In this new role, Brower will advise the APSU leadership team on how the University can better serve its military students and help the University optimize the process of recruiting, enrolling and graduating military-connected students.
Austin Peay State University Summer Commencement keynote speaker will be Brigadier General Scott E. Brower
Austin Peay State University (APSU)
Clarksville, TN – Brigadier General Scott E. Brower, former deputy commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division, will deliver the keynote address at Austin Peay State University’s summer commencement at 2:00pm on August 10th, 2018 in the APSU Dunn Center.
Brower, a Passaic, New Jersey native, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1989 and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Air Defense Artillery.
Tennessee National Guard
Nashville, TN – Tennessee National Guard Major General Jeff Holmes has been tapped as the next Deputy Commanding General, First U.S. Army headquartered in Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois. He is currently assigned as the Deputy Adjutant General, Tennessee National Guard.
The First Army is the oldest and longest established field army of the United States Army activated in France in 1918. In World War II First Army’s troops were the first to land on Omaha and Utah beaches in Normandy.
Written by Katherine Lee Goyette
Clarksville, TN – Fendley & Etson is a family run law firm located downtown in the historic Poston Building. The firm handles a wide variety of legal matters, including personal injury, bankruptcy, criminal defense, social security disability, consumer law, family law and estate planning.
Fendley & Etson was recently nominated by the Military Spouse J.D. Network’s Member’s Choice Award, which is a national award recognizing employers that go the extra mile to support military spouse attorneys as they build careers in the legal profession.
Clarksville, TN – During a special alumni awards ceremony on Saturday, October 21st, 2017, Austin Peay State University honored six distinguished individuals as part of its 2017 Homecoming celebration.
This year’s honorees were Outstanding Service Award recipients Joe Shakeenab (’04) and Dave Loos; Outstanding Young Alumnus Award recipients Trent Caffee (’11) and John Swigart (’00); and Outstanding Alumni Award recipients Steve Harmon (’83) and Mike Krause (’07).
Clarksville, TN – Individuals may order a 3′ x 5′ United States flag in honor, in memory or as a tribute to a loved one as part of Clarksville’s upcoming Welcome Home Veterans Celebration, September 13th-17th, 2017. All flags will be displayed in the Field of Honor – Veterans Tribute at Beachaven Vineyards and Winery, 1100 Dunlop Lane, September 14th-17th.
Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital will host a battalion change of command ceremony on the hospital’s A building front lawn at noon June 30th, 2017.
Lt. Col. Patrick T. Birchfield will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Deidre B. Lockhart, who most recently served in Hawaii as the Chief of Support Operations for the U.S. Army Pacific Surgeon Cell. During that time, she joined the USARPAC Coordination Element in Korea as the Deputy Director and the Republic of Korea Army 2nd Operational Command Lead Liaison.
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