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USO Show Troupe opens Downtown @ Sundown at Downtown Commons, Friday

 

2019 Downtown Commons’ Downtown @ Sundown Concert SeriesMontgomery County, TN – The next Downtown @ Sundown Concert is this Friday, July 19th, 2019. The USO has partnered with Downtown Commons for a spectacular event.

The USO Show Troupe will open the night at 7:00pm with an arrangement of classic Americana songs. Country acoustic artist, Andrea Guess jumps on at 8:00pm with the USO Show Troupe returning around 9:00pm to rock out the night with some upbeat jams.

USO Show Troupe featured at this Friday's Downtown @ Sundown Concert.

USO Show Troupe featured at this Friday’s Downtown @ Sundown Concert.

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Fort Campbell Career Center prepares transitioning Soldiers, Spouses for Civilian Labor Force

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Fort Campbell Career Center and Campus was recently opened to not only prepare transitioning Soldiers for the civilian labor force, but to assist spouses as well.

The agencies housed within Fort Campbell Career Center, 5668 Wickham Avenue, include the Career Skills Program, USO Pathfinders and Employment Readiness, as well as a newly formed agency – Campbell Strong Workforce Partnership.

“With all of the partners we have, between all their specialties, we can pretty much take care of all of the needs to prepare an individual for employment,” said Duane Soumis, transition services manager, Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program and Fort Campbell Career Center director.

Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) "Screaming Eagles". (Sam Shore)

Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) “Screaming Eagles”. (Sam Shore)

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Dodging the Roadkill: Dad

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – Happy Father’s Day to all of you dads and grand dads!  This is the day we recognize your strength, love and hard work to raise your family, and provide them with every opportunity.

My father was the youngest of four boys from Dayton, Ohio.  They lived through the Great Depression with little to call their own, but they had what they needed.

When my Dad turned 18, he bolted from a town that he didn’t want to be in and joined the Army.  He was stationed at Fort Campbell Kentucky where he met my mother. 

Family

Family

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers to Commemorate “Hamburger Hill” 50th Anniversary with 31.87-mile Run / Walk

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Wednesday, May 15th, 2019, several hundred active-duty 101st Airborne Division Soldiers will be joined by almost 80 Vietnam-era U.S. Army Veterans for a 31.87-mile ultramarathon at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, as part of their commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Hamburger Hill.

This week marks 50 years since the frontal assault on Hill 937, Dong Ap Bia, Vietnam. The ten-day engagement, more commonly referred to as Hamburger Hill, was fought by U.S. Army Soldiers, including those from the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Marines and the South Vietnamese military.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital expecting moms receive visit from USO Special Delivery pregnancy, parenting author Heidi Murkoff

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Heidi Murkoff,Best-selling author of the pregnancy and parenting “What to Expect” book series,  visited new and expecting mothers at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH), May 6th, 2019 in conjunction with her USO Special Delivery Baby Shower and Reunion on Fort Campbell.

“This is our seventh year of doing Special Delivery Baby Showers, which we do around the world — Korea, Guam, Fort Campbell — you name it,” said Murkoff.

The USO Special Delivery Baby Shower tour has visited 35 military installations, giving military moms of newborns and moms-to-be an afternoon of traditional baby shower games, camaraderie, gifts and a question and answer period with Murkoff.

Best-selling author of the pregnancy and parenting "What to Expect" book series, Heidi Murkoff, talks with Army spouse, Courtney Crocker, during a Centering Pregnancy session at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, May 6. Murkoff visited BACH in conjunction with her USO Special Delivery Baby Shower and Reunion on Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Best-selling author of the pregnancy and parenting “What to Expect” book series, Heidi Murkoff, talks with Army spouse, Courtney Crocker, during a Centering Pregnancy session at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, May 6. Murkoff visited BACH in conjunction with her USO Special Delivery Baby Shower and Reunion on Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Marsha Blackburn Report: This Week From Washington – May 5th, 2019

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Attorney General William Barr testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report. The Attorney General told me he believed the Special Counsel’s investigation was exhaustive.

We now know the President did not collude with the Russians, and the Attorney General did not recommend any obstruction charges. Yet I remain concerned about the politicized culture among a select group of FBI and Justice Department employees.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Fort Campbell Honors Top Volunteers

 

Written by Spc. Beverly Roche  
40th Public Affairs Detachment 

Army Community ServiceFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell officials honored their most outstanding volunteers representing organizations from all across the installation with accolades for their selfless giving and award certificates for their mantles during a Volunteer of the Year ceremony in Cole Park Commons on post, April 16th, 2019.

Installation leaders hold this ceremony annually to officially recognize individuals who’s supervisors identified as having gone above and beyond an established standard and exceeded expectations to care for Fort Campbell’s Soldiers and their families.

Winners of five eligible volunteer recognition categories present Major Gen. Brian Winski and Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Osborne, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, Ky. commanding general and division command sergeant major, respectively, a mock check worth more than $2.5 million during the installation Volunteer of the Year Awards Ceremony in Cole Park Commons, April, 16th. (L to R) The volunteer winners are: Hannah Duncan, Nadine Hopper, Tere Kangas, Nealie DeMott, and Lauren Morris. (Spc. Beverly Roche, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Winners of five eligible volunteer recognition categories present Major Gen. Brian Winski and Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Osborne, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, Ky. commanding general and division command sergeant major, respectively, a mock check worth more than $2.5 million during the installation Volunteer of the Year Awards Ceremony in Cole Park Commons, April, 16th. (L to R) The volunteer winners are: Hannah Duncan, Nadine Hopper, Tere Kangas, Nealie DeMott, and Lauren Morris. (Spc. Beverly Roche, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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BACH announces Four Fort Campbell Soldiers inducted to Sgt. Audie Murphy Club

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Four Fort Campbell Soldiers were inducted to the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club during a ceremony at the USO on post September 7th, 2018.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital non-commissioned officers, Sgt. 1st Class Victoria Romero and Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Rios; Fort Campbell Dental Health Activity NCO Staff Sgt. Javier Velez; and 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade NCO Sgt. 1st Class James Rowland, were awarded a plaque and the coveted SAMC medallion during their induction.

Command Sgt. Maj. Michele Johnson, (center) assigned to the 531st Field Hospital Center, cuts the celebratory cake, Sept. 7, with newly inducted Sgt. Audie Murphy Club members (left to right) Sgt. 1st Class James Rowland, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade, Staff Sgt. Javier Velez, Fort Campbell Dental Health Activity, Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Rios and Sgt. 1st Class Victoria Romero, both assigned to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Command Sgt. Maj. Michele Johnson, (center) assigned to the 531st Field Hospital Center, cuts the celebratory cake, Sept. 7, with newly inducted Sgt. Audie Murphy Club members (left to right) Sgt. 1st Class James Rowland, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade, Staff Sgt. Javier Velez, Fort Campbell Dental Health Activity, Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Rios and Sgt. 1st Class Victoria Romero, both assigned to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to hold Baby Expo for Fort Campbell military families, May 25th

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital will host its first ever Baby Expo, May 25th, 2018 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Fort Campbell’s Family Readiness Center.

“We’re very excited to bring this expo to Fort Campbell. The Baby Expo is an educational fair that allows families to be connected with community resources here at Fort Campbell and the surrounding city-community. It’s also great because we get to see face-to-face the patients who we will be serving here on the Mother-Baby Unit and on the Labor, Delivery and Recovery Unit,” said 1st Lt. Alison Wegenke, Clinical Nurse Officer in Charge on Blanchfield’s Mother-Baby Unit.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to host Baby Expto at Fort Campbell’s Family Readiness Center on May 25th.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to host Baby Expto at Fort Campbell’s Family Readiness Center on May 25th.

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital receives visit from USO Special Delivery pregnancy and parenting author

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – It was NOT what patients were expecting during their visit to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital April 25th, 2018. Best-selling author of pregnancy and parenting “What to Expect” book series, Heidi Murkoff visited new and expecting mothers at the hospital in conjunction with her USO Special Delivery Baby Shower on Fort Campbell.

“We are celebrating military moms-to-be and military moms who are having their babies and who may be far from their family and friends and network of support. So this is our way of celebrating them and appreciating them,” said Murkoff.

Best-selling author of the What to Expect series, Heidi Murkoff, signs a copy of her book What to Expect When Expecting for Spc. Savannah Tuepker, a participant at an orientation session for active-duty Soldiers at the Women's Health Clinic at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, April 25th. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Best-selling author of the What to Expect series, Heidi Murkoff, signs a copy of her book What to Expect When Expecting for Spc. Savannah Tuepker, a participant at an orientation session for active-duty Soldiers at the Women’s Health Clinic at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, April 25th. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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