Topic: U.S. Department of Defense
Washington, D.C. – President Donald Trump is taking decisive action to release more spectrum for commercial use, strengthening the United States’ leadership in 5G communications.
At the President’s direction, the Administration announced that 100 megahertz of contiguous, coast-to-coast mid-band spectrum will be made available for commercial 5G deployment. This spectrum will give Americans access to the greatest 5G networks in the world, leading to cutting-edge innovation, economic prosperity, and strong national security.
Washington, D.C. – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced the K2 Veterans Toxic Exposure Accountability Act yesterday to help veterans who served at Karshi Khanabad (“K2”) Airbase in Uzbekistan to obtain the health screenings and services they need.
“Veterans of the Fort Campbell-based 5th Special Forces Group and 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment groups were deployed to K2 from 2001-2005,” said Senator Blackburn.
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs
Fort Campbell, KY – The Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) Town Center Pharmacy will be closed Saturday, August 15th, 2020 for automation updates.
The pharmacy is scheduled to reopen and resume normal hours Monday, August 17th from 8:00am to 6:00pm.
During the current pandemic, the Town Center is open for routine services but due to social distancing requirements beneficiaries dropping off new prescriptions should plan their trip in two parts.
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs Staff
Fort Campbell, KY – On Wednesday, July 29th, 2020, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell will hold a virtual town hall meeting at 11:00am to discuss topics related to COVID-19 Coronavirus.
A main point of discussion will be back-to-school considerations.
Brig. Gen. Clair Gill, deputy commanding general for support, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, will lead the discussion. Additional division and garrison leaders and medical experts will contribute.
Representatives will join from the Department of Defense Education Activity, along with representatives from local school systems.
Washington, D.C. – The Senate has passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 with the support of Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.). As a member of the Senate Armed Services and Veterans Affairs’ Committees, Senator Blackburn was able to include language to fund mission-critical projects that will directly impact military communities in Tennessee.
Senator Blackburn authored 51 of the provisions included in this bill, which includes $148.08 million for programs vital to Tennessee and to the national defense.
Representatives Mark Green, Stephen Lynch Fight for Karshi-Khanabad (K2) Veterans with NDAA Floor Amendment
Washington, D.C. – On Monday, July 13th, 2020, Representative Mark Green (R-TN) and Representative Stephen Lynch (D-MA), Chairman of the House Oversight National Security Subcommittee, introduced their bipartisan K2 Veterans Toxic Exposure Accountability Act of 2020 as a floor amendment to the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
The bill directs the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to study the hazards that American service members were exposed to while deployed to K2, a former Soviet Air Base in Uzbekistan, and address the health conditions that may have been caused by these exposures.
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.
1st Lt. Joseph Trent Allbaugh, 24, from Folsom, California, died as the result of a non-combat-related incident, July 12th, 2020, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation.
Allbaugh was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 108th ADA Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
Washington, D.C. – Statues and other symbols of our history serve as a reminder of how far we have come as a nation. As Americans, we have a responsibility to talk about our successes, our mistakes, and what we want our future to look like.
The First Amendment protects our right to peacefully protest, and to petition the government for change.
The violent acts committed by the professional agitators encouraging mob rule and anarchy, however, are crimes.
Washington, D.C. – On Friday, June 26th, 2020, U.S. Representative Mark Green sent a letter to House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith urging the Committee to include his bipartisan K2 Veterans Toxic Exposure Accountability Act in the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Green said, “Our Nation sent nearly 7,000 brave men and women to K2 Air Base in Uzbekistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. These troops are now five times more likely to develop cancer than their counterparts who deployed elsewhere.”
Washington, D.C. – The Senate Armed Services Committee has filed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021. As a member of the Committee, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) included language to fund mission-critical projects that will directly impact military communities in Tennessee.
“Our nation is forever indebted to the service members who put their lives on the line in the name of freedom,” Senator Blackburn said. “Tennessee is honored that multiple military installations call the Volunteer State home.”
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