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Fort Campbell receives visit from U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee Staff Office

 

Written by Sgt. Steven Lopez
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A huge part of the military is community relations, in a showing of how well the military can coexist with the local community, Fort Campbell opened its doors to the staff office of Mr. Cochran to see a glimpse of what it’s like to be a Soldier of the 101st Airborne Division.

The day started with the staff members meeting with Brig. Gen. K. Todd Royar, acting commander of the 101st and Fort Campbell at McAuliffe Hall Division’s Headquarters. It was here they took a small tour of McAuliffe Hall which included the Medal of Honor Rotunda, where all Medal of Honor recipients’ names are displayed, and watched a short video which highlighted the Divisions 75 year legacy.

The staff office of United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee Donald Q. Cochran visited Fort Campbell on June 6. The base opened its doors to the staff office of Mr. Cochran to see a glimpse of what it’s like to be a Soldier of the 101st Airborne Division. (Sgt. Steven Lopez, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

The staff office of United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee Donald Q. Cochran visited Fort Campbell on June 6. The base opened its doors to the staff office of Mr. Cochran to see a glimpse of what it’s like to be a Soldier of the 101st Airborne Division. (Sgt. Steven Lopez, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division: Sgt. Alonzo Johnson

 

Written by Sgt. Steven Lopez
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Sgt. Alonzo Johnson a religious affairs specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division and Atlanta, GA native.

Wanting to get away from the area he grew up in and seeing the opportunities, benefits, travel and growth within the military, Johnson decided to join the Army two months after graduating high school.

“I like how hands on I can be with my job, it doesn’t restrict me to a desk.” said Johnson. “I can get personal with some people that come to me to get what’s on their mind off.”

Sgt. Alonzo Johnson a religious affairs specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division and Atlanta, GA native. (Sgt. Steven Lopez, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Sgt. Alonzo Johnson a religious affairs specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division and Atlanta, GA native. (Sgt. Steven Lopez, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division: Sgt. Tyler Presley

 

Written by Sgt. Steven Lopez
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Sgt. Tyler Presley’s an air defense battle management systems operator assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, G-3 Air Missile Defense Section, 101st Airborne Division and Indianapolis, IN native.

Presley joined the Army after graduating from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN with a bachelor in history and a minor in philosophy. His grandfather and uncle served in the military in WW2 and in the Air Force respectively.

“I wanted to do something with computers, but am not really an IT guy,” said Presley. “This (MOS) gives me a chance to be somewhat combat arms and get to work with computers as well.”

Sgt. Tyler Presley’s an air defense battle management systems operator assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, G-3 Air Missile Defense Section, 101st Airborne Division and Indianapolis, IN native. (Sgt. Steven Lopez, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Sgt. Tyler Presley’s an air defense battle management systems operator assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, G-3 Air Missile Defense Section, 101st Airborne Division and Indianapolis, IN native. (Sgt. Steven Lopez, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division Artillery conducts Field Training Exercise

 

Written by Sgt. Steven Lopez
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – As the sun was setting and the blades of grass cut through the wind, soldiers secured a tactical perimeter while remaining vigilant of their surroundings for any enemy movement. Soldiers of 3-320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted a field training exercise May 1st through May 11th, 2018 on Fort Campbell.

The batteries within the battalion conducted Field Artillery Gunnery Table XV missions while conducting operations across multiple training areas and position areas for artillery, encountered 10 tactical injects which allowed leaders at all levels to understand the mission requirements of operating in a decisive action environment.

Soldiers of Bravo Battery, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, fire a M119A3 Howitzer during the unit’s Table XV gunnery on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Steven Lopez, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Soldiers of Bravo Battery, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, fire a M119A3 Howitzer during the unit’s Table XV gunnery on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Steven Lopez, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Fort Campbell’s Barkley Elementary School moves to new building

 

Written by Sgt. Steven Lopez
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Barkley Elementary School, one of the oldest schools on Fort Campbell, has some facility issues. It seemed a wiser expense to build a new building, allowing the opportunity to switch to the Department of Defense Education Activity’s required 21st Century model of instruction, which requires an open classrooms concept, said Ted Turnipseed, principal of Barkley Elementary School.

The 21st Century model of instruction incorporates, along with an open-room concept, certain core competencies such as collaboration, digital literacy, critical thinking, and problem-solving that advocates believe schools need to teach to help students thrive in world we live in today.

The Barkley Elementary School sign at Fort Campbell. The school will be closing its doors and relocating to a new upgraded 21st century learning style building. (Sgt. Steven E. Lopez, 40th Public Affairs Detachment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault))

The Barkley Elementary School sign at Fort Campbell. The school will be closing its doors and relocating to a new upgraded 21st century learning style building. (Sgt. Steven E. Lopez, 40th Public Affairs Detachment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault))

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Teach Your Kids and Teens the Dangers of Underage Drinking

 

Written By Chris Kuhn
Manager of Programs at The Century Council

USA.govWashington, D.C. – Back to School is an exciting time for both students and parents as they prepare for a new school year and new challenges both in and out of the classroom. It also serves as a great time to remind students about the importance of staying safe and making healthy lifestyle choices.

The Century Council’s Ask Listen Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don’t Mix program provides youth, ages 9-14, and their parents with information about the dangers of underage drinking and the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. «Read the rest of this article»

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