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Marsha Blackburn Report: Protecting the Symbols of Our Nation

 

U.S. SenateWashington, 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.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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U.S. Representative Mark Green Demands Justice for K2 Veterans in NDAA

 

U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, 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.”

U.S. Representative Mark Green

U.S. Representative Mark Green

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Marsha Blackburn Works to Fund Mission-Critical Military Priorities

 

U.S. SenateWashington, 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.”

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Representative Mark Green Calls on National Security Subcommittee to Examine Program for Foreign Military Recruits

 

U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Green has sent a letter to National Security Subcommittee Chairman Lynch calling for a hearing to examine vulnerabilities in the Department of Defense’s MAVNI (Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest) program.

Green commented, “In recent years, DOD has discovered the MAVNI program recruited individuals who had received fraudulent visas to attend universities that did not exist, individuals with falsified transcripts from universities owned by a Foreign National Security Agency and a State Sponsored Intelligence Organization, and in one case, an individual with professed support for 9/11 terrorists.”

U.S. Representative Mark Green

U.S. Representative Mark Green

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Fort Campbell Soldiers return home after combating COVID-19 in the Northeast

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs Staff

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – About 40 Soldiers returned to Fort Campbell, May 23rd, 2020 following a deployment in support of COVID-19 Coronavirus relief efforts.

The Soldiers, who are assigned to the 501st Medical Company (Area Support), deployed April 18th and provided medical treatment, behavioral health care, COVID-19 Coronavirus screening and laboratory testing, radiological support, and forward medical logistics management to more than 4,000 U.S. Department of Defense service members in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.

Soldiers with 501st Medical Company Area Support return to Fort Campbell, KY, May 23rd, 2020 to begin their quarantine following their medical efforts in the American North East in response to COVID-19. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Grant Ligon, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Soldiers with 501st Medical Company Area Support return to Fort Campbell, KY, May 23rd, 2020 to begin their quarantine following their medical efforts in the American North East in response to COVID-19. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Grant Ligon, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers return to Fort Campbell following COVID-19 deployment

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) returned to Fort Campbell, May 22nd, 2020 following a deployment in response to the fight against COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Eighteen Soldiers with the 101st Division Sustainment Brigade’s Forward Assessment Sustainment Team deployed, April 14th, and spent more than a month in New Jersey, coordinating and providing sustainment and logistical support for COVID-19 Coronavirus response operations throughout the Northeast region of the country.

The Northeast region included 11 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

First Lt. Michael De Leo (far right), a logistics officer assigned to 101st Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), briefs 101st DSB Soldiers upon their return to Fort Campbell, May 22nd. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Carlos Davis, 101st Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs).

First Lt. Michael De Leo (far right), a logistics officer assigned to 101st Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), briefs 101st DSB Soldiers upon their return to Fort Campbell, May 22nd. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Carlos Davis, 101st Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs).

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President Donald Trump remarks on Coronavirus Vaccine Development

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP:  Thank you very much.  Thank you very much.  It’s very hot today.  Please, sit down.  This is going to be a very hot one, and we apologize to everybody out there that’s going to suffer through it.  But you know what?  It’s better than bad weather.

And it’s great to be in the Rose Garden.  I want to especially thank this group for joining us as we announce a historic groundbreaking initiative in our ongoing effort to rapidly develop and manufacture a coronavirus vaccine.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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Fort Campbell Child Nutrition Program provides Free Breakfast, Lunch for Children

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Supporting Army Families maintains the resilience and mission readiness of the force and remains vital during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. While on-post schools remain closed, the staff of the Fort Campbell Child Nutrition Program have established a drive-through grab-and-go free meal service for children up the age of 18.

Children do not have to be students at Department of Defense Education Activity-Fort Campbell schools to participate. The program provides breakfast and lunch meals.

“We are trying to make their meals last a little bit longer,” said Elaine Dawkins, School Meals Program food service director. “By providing breakfast and lunch for each day, parents only to have worry about dinner meals for their kids. It will help them out by stretching food and grocery financial costs.”

Fort Campbell Child Nutrition Program has established a drive-through grab-and-go free meal service for children up the age of 18.

Fort Campbell Child Nutrition Program has established a drive-through grab-and-go free meal service for children up the age of 18.

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Marsha Blackburn, Colleagues Urge Esper to Address Mental Health of Service Members During Social Distancing

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) urged Secretary of Defense Mark Esper to address the mental health of service members during social distancing.

“We write today to encourage you to also reflect on the unintended consequences that social distancing measures of isolation and quarantine may have on our service members’ mental, spiritual, and emotional health,” the Senators write.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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101st Airborne Division cancels Week of the Eagles, Fort Campbell looks for Alternatives

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs Staff

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) 2020 Week of the Eagles at Fort Campbell, which celebrates the proud history and tradition of the Screaming Eagles division by bringing together Troopers past and present for celebration and spirited competition, has been cancelled.

The week long event, which was scheduled for May 15th through May 20th, will not be held this year as originally planned due to safety considerations related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

“This was a very difficult decision,” said Maj. Gen. Brian Winski, commanding general, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell.

101st Airborne Division Review cancels 2020 Week of the Eagles.

101st Airborne Division Review cancels 2020 Week of the Eagles.

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