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Clarksville-Montgomery County School System February 2018 Points of Pride

 

Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)Montgomery County, TN – Clarksville-Montgomery County School System announces that Amber Hartzler, a first grade teacher at Pisgah Elementary School, was one of 20 Tennessee educators recently designated as a National Board Certified Teacher.

Each of these accomplished educators earned the profession’s highest mark of achievement through a rigorous, performance-based, peer-review process, demonstrating their proven impact on student learning and achievement.

Pisgah Elementary Principal Sallie Oden and School Board member Josh Baggett congratulate Amber Hartzler.

Pisgah Elementary Principal Sallie Oden and School Board member Josh Baggett congratulate Amber Hartzler.

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Joint Civilian Orientation Conference comes to Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Scott Davis
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – More than 40 civilian community leaders within the nation visited Fort Campbell, September 22nd as part of a program to give a better understanding to Americans as to what their military does on a daily basis.

The participants of the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference visited one installation from every branch of the military to gain a better idea as to how their military operates. Fort Campbell was chosen to represent the U.S. Army.

The president of Barreto group, Inc., Rodney Barreto tries out a mine detector while being advised by Capt. Robert St. Claire, an instructor for the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference during their visit to Fort. Campbell, September 22nd. Participants of the JCOC visited the base to gain insight on what the Army does on a routine basis. (Photo by Sgt. Scott Davis)

The president of Barreto group, Inc., Rodney Barreto tries out a mine detector while being advised by Capt. Robert St. Claire, an instructor for the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference during their visit to Fort. Campbell, September 22nd. Participants of the JCOC visited the base to gain insight on what the Army does on a routine basis. (Photo by Sgt. Scott Davis)

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Secretary of the Army visits Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Scott Davis
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited Fort Campbell, August 11th-12th, toured parts of the installation and received insight from soldiers on their concerns about the Army.

McHugh started his visit to Fort Campbell by getting a detailed brief on the new UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter by Capt. Oliver Moore, Company A commander, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

“We talked about the advantages of the UH-60M versus the UH-60L models,” Moore said. “We talked about how those differences transfer over to the battlefield and what we can do now for the ground soldiers who are fighting the battle.”

Secretary of the Army John McHugh gets a brief on the new UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter from Lt. Col. Christopher Waters, 5th Battalion commander, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), at Fort Campbell, August 11th. (Photo by Sgt. Scott Davis)

Secretary of the Army John McHugh gets a brief on the new UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter from Lt. Col. Christopher Waters, 5th Battalion commander, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), at Fort Campbell, August 11th. (Photo by Sgt. Scott Davis)

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Afghan soldier inducted into Sergeant Audie Murphy Club

 

Written by By U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Davis
Regional Command – East Public Affairs

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – The Sergeant Audie Murphy Club increased its membership when Afghan National Army 201st Corps Command Sgt. Maj. Ziaulhaq Amanzai was inducted at Forward Operating Base Gamberi in Laghman Province March 30th.

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Scott Schroeder, Combined Joint Task Force-101 and Regional Command – East command sergeant major, gave a quick speech before presented Amanzai with his award.

Afghan National Army 201st Corps Command Sgt. Maj. Ziaulhaq Amanzai poses with U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Campbell and U.S. Army Command Sgt. Major Scott Schroeder, commander and command sergeant major of Combined Joint Task Force-101 and Regional Command – East, after receiving the Sgt. Audie Murphy Award at Forward Operating Base Gamberi in Laghman Province March 30st. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Davis, Combined Joint Task Force-101 Public Affairs)

Afghan National Army 201st Corps Command Sgt. Maj. Ziaulhaq Amanzai poses with U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Campbell and U.S. Army Command Sgt. Major Scott Schroeder, commander and command sergeant major of Combined Joint Task Force-101 and Regional Command – East, after receiving the Sgt. Audie Murphy Award at Forward Operating Base Gamberi in Laghman Province March 30st. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Davis, Combined Joint Task Force-101 Public Affairs)

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U.S. military receives new recovery vehicle

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Davis
Combined Joint Task Force-101 Public Affairs

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – The M1249 military recovery vehicle made its debut at Bagram Airfield March 14th. This new vehicle will provide the U.S. military with the ability to recover any vehicle no matter the damage.

Representatives from the U.S. military sent a request out to any company willing to build a vehicle that could recover all military vehicles currently used including the Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles, some of the heaviest vehicles used by the military. Navistar took the lead on the creation of the MRV.

The M1249 military recovery vehicle is on display during its debut at Bagram Airfield March 14th. The U.S. military has ordered 250 of these wreckers to replace the current wrecker in Afghanistan. The MRV has the ability to recover any military vehicle that is damaged or stuck, including the Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles, which are some of the heaviest vehicles currently used. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Davis, Combined Joint Task Force-101 Public Affairs)

The M1249 military recovery vehicle is on display during its debut at Bagram Airfield March 14th. The U.S. military has ordered 250 of these wreckers to replace the current wrecker in Afghanistan. The MRV has the ability to recover any military vehicle that is damaged or stuck, including the Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles, which are some of the heaviest vehicles currently used. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Davis, Combined Joint Task Force-101 Public Affairs)

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Brothers decorated for combat in Afghanistan

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Davis
Regional Command-East Public Affairs

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Two brothers in the 101st Airborne Division were decorated for two separate combat actions during their deployment to Afghanistan.

One received a Silver Star Medal in December for actions during a five-day fire fight in Kunar Province. The other received a Purple Heart in January after a fire fight at Forward Operating Base Andar.

U.S. Army Cpl. Joshua Busch, 3rd platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, was on a mission in November when his platoon was attacked by insurgents.

”U.S. Army Sgt. Jason Busch, Company A, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, (left) poses with his brother, U.S. Army Cpl. Josh Busch, 3rd platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. Both Soldiers are from Seymour, WI. (Courtesy Photo)

”U.S. Army Sgt. Jason Busch, Company A, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, (left) poses with his brother, U.S. Army Cpl. Josh Busch, 3rd platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. Both Soldiers are from Seymour, WI. (Courtesy Photo)

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Service Members, Civilians Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Written by By U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Davis
Regional Command-East Public Affairs

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Spending Dr. Martin Luther King Day deployed to Afghanistan didn’t stop Americans from celebrating it.

Servicemembers and civilians honored Dr. King with a five-kilometer run on January 15th and a held a series of event s on Monday.

U.S. Army Sgt. Maj.  Richard Williams, a Fort Campbell resident and operations sergeant major for Combined Joint Task Force-101 started Monday’s events with a speech giving explanation as to why American citizens give a day a year to one man. “This holiday honors the courage of a man who endured harassment, threats and beatings. We commemorate the man who went to jail 29 times to achieve freedom for others, and who knew he would pay the ultimate price for his leadership but kept on marching.”

A table decoration with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s photo sits as service members wait in line for breakfast during a series of series of event s held to honor Dr. King on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 17th. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Davis, Regional Command-East Public Affairs)

A table decoration with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s photo sits as service members wait in line for breakfast during a series of series of event s held to honor Dr. King on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 17th. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Davis, Regional Command-East Public Affairs)

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101st Division makes Kentucky Governor honorary Screaming Eagle

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Davis
Regional Command East Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – The commander of the Combined Joint Task Force-101 and Regional Command East, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Campbell, made Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear an honorary Screaming Eagle over a video teleconference November 4th for his support and dedication to the 101st Airborne Division.

“Governor, thank you very much for everything you do for the service men and women of Kentucky, and thank you for hosting the lunch there today,” Campbell said to Beshear. “I’ve never done this from Bagram before, so this is really a first of its kind, but we would be honored sir, if we could make you an honorary Screaming Eagle of the 101st Airborne Division. “

The 52nd Adjutant General of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini presented Beshear with the award in Louisville, KY.

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear

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Army sergeant finds his passion in baking

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Davis
Regional Command East Public Affairs 
 
Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Whoever said “never trust a skinny chef” could not have been thinking about military cooks at the time. Meet the 185-pound U.S. Army Sgt. Bill McDonald.

McDonald is a 28 year old Quincy, IL, native and a baker in the Command Joint Task Force 101 commander’s chow hall. He is especially known for his creative work in making cakes.

McDonald is currently deployed to Afghanistan. He started making cakes in May; about a month of he arrived to Bagram Airfield.

“No one really showed me how to make cakes,” McDonald said. “One day, someone told me to make one by reading the directions but, let me tell you, there’s a lot more to it than that.”

U.S. Army Sgt. Bill McDonald decorates a cake Joint Operations Center’s in the dining facility on Bagram Airfield Oct. 18th. McDonald is a 28-year-old Quincy, IL, native and a baker in the Combined Joint Task Force 101 commander’s DFAC. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Davis, Regional Command East Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Sgt. Bill McDonald decorates a cake Joint Operations Center’s in the dining facility on Bagram Airfield Oct. 18th. McDonald is a 28-year-old Quincy, IL, native and a baker in the Combined Joint Task Force 101 commander’s DFAC. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Davis, Regional Command East Public Affairs)

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Servicemembers receive Humanitarian Service medal

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Davis
Regional Command-East Public Affairs

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – A ceremony was held at Bagram Airfield October 3rd, to recognize 121 servicemembers who supported the relief efforts after flooding in Pakistan in late July of this year.

Senior commanders and command sergeants major from Regional Command-East, International Security Assistance Forces and International Security Assistance Forces Joint Command awarded each servicemember the Humanitarian Service Medal for answering a troubled nation’s call.

U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, commander of International Security Assistance Forces and of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, awards servicemembers the Humanitarian Service medal during a ceremony held at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 3rd. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Davis, Regional Command-East Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, commander of International Security Assistance Forces and of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, awards servicemembers the Humanitarian Service medal during a ceremony held at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 3rd. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Davis, Regional Command-East Public Affairs)

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