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Former 5th Group battalion commander Jeremy Bell takes command at Fort Campbell

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Thursday, July 11th, 2019,  Col. Jeremy E. Bell accepted the garrison colors from Brenda Lee McCullough, director of Installation Management Command-Readiness during a change of command ceremony at Wilson Theater.

The symbolic ritual marks the end of Col. Joseph P. Kuchan’s command and the beginning of Bell’s tenure as garrison commander.

“It is indeed a privilege to be here with you as we salute an outstanding garrison commander and his Family for a job well done and celebrate the arrival of an equally outstanding Soldier who assumes the leadership of U.S. Army Garrison-Fort Campbell,” McCullough said. “Command is one of the most awesome responsibilities one can experience.”

Col. Jeremy E. Bell, commander U.S. Army Garrison-Fort Campbell, Ky., makes remarks July 11, 2019, during his change of command ceremony. Col. Joseph P. Kuchan relinquished command to Bell at Wilson Theater, Fort Campbell. (Fort Campbell)

Col. Jeremy E. Bell, commander U.S. Army Garrison-Fort Campbell, Ky., makes remarks July 11, 2019, during his change of command ceremony. Col. Joseph P. Kuchan relinquished command to Bell at Wilson Theater, Fort Campbell. (Fort Campbell)

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Fort Campbell discuss family housing concerns at Town Hall set for February 26th

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – As part of an ongoing Army wide effort to resolve unsatisfactory conditions in Army family housing, Fort Campbell’s leadership will hold a town hall to provide information and gain feedback at Wilson Theater, Building 93 Michigan Avenue at 6:00pm, Tuesday, February 26th, 2019.

This town hall is an internal forum for installation leaders to personally connect with Soldiers, Army families and other residents of Fort Campbell to help ensure they are meeting their obligations to provide safe, quality family housing.

In a recent statement, Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark Esper stated, “We are deeply troubled by the recent reports highlighting the deficient conditions in some of our family housing. It is unacceptable for our families who sacrifice so much to have to endure these hardships in their own homes.”

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Fort Campbell Garrison welcomes Jason Osborne as new Garrison Command Sergeant Major

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell civilian employees, Soldiers, community leaders, Family members and friends filled the seats of Wilson Theater to witness Command Sgt. Maj. Jason W. Osborne’s assumption of responsibility as the garrison senior enlisted adviser during a ceremony December 1st, 2017.

Colonel Joseph P. Kuchan, Fort Campbell garrison commander, led the ceremony by introducing Osborne to those in attendance.

“[Osborne] communicates well. He’s a natural conversationalist. He quickly cuts to the essence of a matter and he underpins it all with standards and responsibility,” Kuchan said. “These qualities will serve him exceptionally well as the garrison command sergeant major. This is the type of leadership and focus that we need right now.”

Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Jason W. Osborne addresses the audience Dec. 1, during his assumption of responsibility ceremony at Wilson Theater, Fort Campbell, KY.  (Mari-Alice Jasper, Fort Campbell Courier)

Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Jason W. Osborne addresses the audience Dec. 1, during his assumption of responsibility ceremony at Wilson Theater, Fort Campbell, KY. (Mari-Alice Jasper, Fort Campbell Courier)

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Fort Campbell’s New Garrison Commander Joseph Kuchan excited to lead garrison into the future

 

Written by Leejay Lockhart
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On June 23rd, 2017, Col. Joseph Kuchan took command of the Fort Campbell garrison, bringing more than 22 years of experience to the position.

Kuchan has served in a variety of roles throughout his career, from aide de camp to the commanding general in two different commands to deputy operations officer while deployed to Afghanistan. He also has commanded an infantry battalion.

This is his third duty assignment at Fort Campbell. For nearly a year he was the 101st Airborne Division’s operations officer before he took over as garrison commander from Col. James “Rob” Salome who is retiring from the Army.

Colonel Joseph Kuchan, Fort Campbell’s garrison commander, addresses attendees during a change of command ceremony at Wilson Theater June 23rd, 2017,. Kuchan brings more than 22 years of service to the position. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

Colonel Joseph Kuchan, Fort Campbell’s garrison commander, addresses attendees during a change of command ceremony at Wilson Theater June 23rd, 2017,. Kuchan brings more than 22 years of service to the position. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

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James Salome retiring, Joseph Kuchan takes command at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Leejay Lockhart
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell garrison, which serves more than 26,000 Soldiers as well as more than 45,000 Family members, civilian employees and contractors, held a change of command ceremony at Wilson Theater Friday.

Colonel James “Rob” Salome, Fort Campbell’s garrison commander for the past two years, relinquished command to Col. Joseph Kuchan in a ceremony presided over by Brenda McCullough, director of Installation Management Command-Readiness.

Salome will retire after more than 23 years of Army service later in the year, while Kuchan is a familiar face at Fort Campbell, having most recently served as operations officer for the 101st Airborne Division.

Colonel James “Rob” Salome, Fort Campbell’s garrison commander for the past two years, addresses attendees at a retirement ceremony Friday held moments before he relinquished command of Fort Campbell to Col. Joseph Kuchan. Both Salome and Kuchan had served with the 101st Airborne Division before becoming garrison commander. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

Colonel James “Rob” Salome, Fort Campbell’s garrison commander for the past two years, addresses attendees at a retirement ceremony Friday held moments before he relinquished command of Fort Campbell to Col. Joseph Kuchan. Both Salome and Kuchan had served with the 101st Airborne Division before becoming garrison commander. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

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Fort Campbell Lifeliner NCO completes journey to earning Bachelor’s Degree

 

Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Staff Sgt. Shenea Andrews, the chaplain assistant noncommissioned officer in charge for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., proudly walked across the stage of Wilson Theater to receive her bachelor’s degree after beginning her journey almost nine years ago.

“This accomplishment means a lot to me,” said Andrews, a Tampa, Florida native. “It means all the hard work I put in mornings [before physical training], during lunch, and after work paid off.”

Staff Sgt. Shenea Andrews, the chaplain assistant noncommissioned officer in charge for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., walks across the stage of Wilson Theater, June 9, 2017, to receive her bachelor’s degree during the joint graduation ceremony on Fort Campbell, Kentucky.  (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

Staff Sgt. Shenea Andrews, the chaplain assistant noncommissioned officer in charge for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., walks across the stage of Wilson Theater, June 9, 2017, to receive her bachelor’s degree during the joint graduation ceremony on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st SBDE Public Affairs)

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Lifeliners host Asian American Pacific Islander observance at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers throughout the installation gathered at Wilson Theater, here, May 31st, to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month hosted by 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade.

The observance featured martial arts performances by the Harris Holt Martial Arts Academy, culture performances by Hui Hawaii O Tenesi Hawaiian Civic Club Dance Group, the Samoan Congregation of Fort Campbell, and the 101st Screaming Eagle Dance Group, as well as Asian and Pacific Islander food samples provided by the Austin Peay State University Culinary Team.

Dancers from the Hui Hawaii O Tenesi Hawaiian Civic Club Dance Group perform a traditional Hawaiian dance, May 31, 2017, at Wilson Theater, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The performance was part of the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month observance hosted by the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/ 101st SBDE Public Affairs Office)

Dancers from the Hui Hawaii O Tenesi Hawaiian Civic Club Dance Group perform a traditional Hawaiian dance, May 31, 2017, at Wilson Theater, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield/ 101st SBDE Public Affairs Office)

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Lifeliners instill tradition through NCO at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public

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Fort Campbell, KY – The newly promoted Lifeliner NCOs walked on stage through a golden arch, symbolically representing their transition into the Corps of Noncommissioned Officers. The Soldiers shared this important moment in their careers with their peers, leaders, friends and family members.

Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Norman, senior enlisted adviser for the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde., said the walk through the golden arch symbolizes the transition of those individuals from junior Soldiers to leaders and NCOs.

Sgt. Travis Bertovich, left, an intelligence analyst with 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael J. Perry, right, senior enlisted adviser for the 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde., cut a cake, Feb. 2, 2017, after the brigade’s noncommissioned officer induction ceremony at Wilson Theater, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Sgt. Travis Bertovich, left, an intelligence analyst with 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael J. Perry, right, senior enlisted adviser for the 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde., cut a cake, Feb. 2, 2017, after the brigade’s noncommissioned officer induction ceremony at Wilson Theater, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Sesame Street / USO Experience for Military Families returns to Fort Campbell October 21st and 22nd

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – The Sesame Street / USO Experience for Military Families returns to Fort Campbell’s Wilson Theater on October 21st and 22nd, 2016.

The Sesame Street / USO Experience for Military Families is a tour designed to help military Families deal with the unique challenges they face. The show being offered at Fort Campbell is “Moving” – a free, 30 minute character performance that was specifically created to help military children understand changes in their lives by helping them see the upside to relocating to a new installation.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Warrior Transition Battalion inspired by retired, blind, double amputee, former Marine

 

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Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Troops from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Warrior Transition Battalion packed Fort Campbell’s Wilson Theater August 19th, for a healthy dose of inspiration from one of the unlikeliest motivational speakers.

While serving in Iraq in 2007, Cpl. Matthew Bradford was severely injured by an improvised explosive device, which took his eyesight and both legs. He became the first blind, double amputee in Marine history to be allowed to reenlist. Now a medically retired marine, he recounted his ordeal and road to recovery for a captivated audience.

WTB Command Sgt. Maj. Staci Rea thanked Cpl. Matthew Bradford following the telling of his personal story of overcoming amputations and blindness. Soldiers stood in line to share their appreciation as Bradford met and spoke to them one-on-one following his inspirational talk of not giving up.

WTB Command Sgt. Maj. Staci Rea thanked Cpl. Matthew Bradford following the telling of his personal story of overcoming amputations and blindness. Soldiers stood in line to share their appreciation as Bradford met and spoke to them one-on-one following his inspirational talk of not giving up.

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