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  • Barbecue champions prepare feast for Fort Campbell WTB Soldiers

    Sep 28, 2015

    Pit barbecue smoke wafted through the air carrying the aroma of spare ribs, chicken and pork throughout the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion campus, Sept. 16, 2015. Several world class barbecue champions from Illinois, Ohio and Tennessee shared their cooking talents -- and lunch -- with WTB Soldiers.

  • Solar array's first phase 'plugs in' to provide 1.9 megawatts of renewable energy

    Sep 28, 2015

    Fort Campbell, Kentucky, officials marked a huge accomplishment in renewable energy with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Phase One of the installation's solar array, Sept. 21, 2015.

  • Retirees mingle with active duty at Fort Campbell's Retiree Appreciation Day

    Sep 28, 2015

    Retirees and Family members rushed the Soldier Support Center to take part in Fort Campbell's annual Retiree Appreciation Day, Sept. 19, 2015.

  • Fire department shares safety, prevention lessons

    Sep 28, 2015

    Fort Campbell Fire Department officials began sharing safety lessons as part of the installation's official Fire Prevention Week observance, Sept. 21-25, 2015. Although the National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 4-10, the post recognizes the week early because of the installation schools' fall break.

  • Fort Campbell commemorates POW/MIA Day

    Sep 28, 2015

  • Fort Campbell emphasizes suicide prevention

    Sep 28, 2015

    Some 57 active duty service members killed themselves in the first quarter of this year, according to a report released by the Defense Suicide Prevention Office. These numbers increase when adding Reserve, National Guard and veteran statistics.

  • WTB troops bike from Knox to Campbell on road to recovery

    Sep 24, 2015

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY. -- Wounded, injured and ill Soldiers from Forts Campbell and Knox pedaled through the hills of Kentucky and the plains of Middle Tennessee in the 3rd Annual Bluegrass Rendezvous Bike Ride Sept. 16-18.

  • Veterans remember Gulf War 25 years later

    Aug 24, 2015

    Twenty-five years ago this month, Iraq invaded Kuwait. Shortly thereafter, the 101st Airborne Division deployed to the Middle East as part of the U.S. response to the action in what became known as the Gulf War.

  • Retired Rakkasan passes on culinary skills

    Aug 24, 2015

    Twelve Soldiers from across Fort Campbell's dining facilities took part in a two-week apprenticeship to learn skills that will have a lasting impact on their careers and the troops whom they serve every day.

  • Feds Feed Families

    Aug 24, 2015

    With just two weeks left in Fort Campbell's Feds Feed Families Food Drive organizer Loreta Guzman, Army Community Service Financial Readiness financial adviser, is amazed by the response of the on post community.

  • 101st, Fort Campbell welcome new deputy commanding general

    Aug 17, 2015

    Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell welcomed the new deputy commanding general for support during an Honor Eagle ceremony held Aug. 12 in front of the division headquarters building here.

  • Freedom 6 Sends

    Aug 13, 2015

    Gen. Robert B. Abrams, commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command, sends his first message as the new commander to the officers, noncommissioned officers, Soldiers, and civilians of FORSCOM.

  • Red Currahee donates WWII artifacts to Pratt Museum

    Aug 11, 2015

    WW II artifacts originally belonging to retired Lt. Col. Robert Stroud, who served with Red Currahee as a lieutenant during WWII, were donated to the Don F. Pratt Museum, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, July 30, 2015.

  • What Soldiers should know about the Qualitative Management Program

    Aug 11, 2015

    The following article provides an overview of the QMP process, explains why the Army has such a program, to whom it applies and to whom not, and provides a few tips on how to respond to notifications.

  • 101st Airborne Division Engineers SLAM training

    Aug 3, 2015

    Engineers from the 101st Airborne Division came together recently with Project Manager Close Combat Systems to field the M4 selectable lightweight attack munition here July 21-24.

  • Rakkasans train in virtual reality

    Jul 22, 2015

    The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), recently became the first active duty Army unit to field the unstabilized gunnery trainer-individual, a virtual training system that allows unit master gunners to build scenarios for crew gunners to virtually engage targets and validate them before conducting live-fire gunnery tables.

  • Bulldog Blitz unleashes Dog Soldiers

    Jul 22, 2015

    Soldiers from Company B, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), recently completed Operation Bulldog Blitz, a company-sized training exercise, here July 13-17.

  • Soldiers train with Native American tools

    Jun 19, 2015

    About 20 Fort Campbell Soldiers were selected to participate in a Practical Application of Traditional Technologies Workshop. The workshop came about as part of an agreement between Fort Campbell and the State Historic Preservation Office of Kentucky that was made as mitigation for the destruction of nine historically significant archaeological sites on base.

  • Post welcomes new garrison commander: Dellinger transfers command to Salome

    Jun 19, 2015

    Colonel David "Buck" Dellinger officially transferred garrison leadership to Col. James R. Salome in a change of command ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky., June 18.

  • Nett Warrior: Fort Campbell Soldiers train with subject matter experts

    Jun 19, 2015

    Fort Campbell Soldiers have been learning to use the Nett Warrior system that was fielded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd brigade combat teams more than 18 months ago. But for the past three months 101st Airborne Division units have been improving their proficiency with one-on-one support from the equipment's subject matter experts.

  • Guard, Reserve Soldiers don historic 'Old Abe' patch

    Jun 17, 2015

    The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) became the first division headquarters to convert to a multi-component unit division headquarters, June 16.

  • Hoppers visit installation, host youth baseball clinic

    Jun 12, 2015

    Fort Campbell's South Sports Complex was the place to be Monday for any child who wanted to try a hand at baseball. The Hoptown Hoppers hosted a two-hour training camp for the children of American heroes to learn more about playing America's pastime.

  • Stepping to the plate: Youth Sports seeks volunteer coaches

    Jun 12, 2015

    Children flooded the fields of the South Sports Complex to play America's sport -- baseball -- under the supervision of their coaches who volunteer with the Fort Campbell Child, Youth and School Services sports and fitness branch.

  • Tate leaves mark on Screaming Eagle legacy

    Jun 11, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Frank W. Tate took his position as the Deputy Commanding General (Support) of the 101st Airborne Division on August 1, 2014. The Soldiers bid farewell to Tate in an honor eagle ceremony held here June 11.

  • Full-scale exercise simulates tornado touchdown on post

    Jun 5, 2015

    Fort Campbell conducts a full-scale exercise each year. Scenarios vary, but recent ones focused on antiterrorism and active shooters. Weather-related training events are often conducted using a tabletop exercise, but officials decided to focus this year's exercise around a tornado.

  • 101st Airborne Division's 3BCT, 101CAB combine capabilities for live fire event in Afghanistan

    May 18, 2015

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, engaged a series of planned targets and objectives during a combined arms live fire exercise at Tactical Base Gamberi in Afghanistan May 13, 2015.

  • Legacy of a military working dog

    May 4, 2015

    In the second week of March, Spc. Melaney Brown, a military working dog handler, and Samu, her assigned military working dog, were driving from Fort Stewart, Georgia, back to Fort Campbell, Kentucky. After approximately seven months of training, Brown and the German shepherd had just completed the validation process. This meant they could finally go on missions and do more than just train together.

  • Task Force Pale Horse transfers authority to Task Force Destiny

    May 2, 2015

    After a nine month deployment in Afghanistan, the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) / Task Force Pale Horse transferred responsibility to the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade / Task Force Destiny in a transfer of authority ceremony today.

  • Be prepared, flexible during summer moving season

    May 1, 2015

    The U.S. military's peak moving season is approaching. From May 15 through Sept. 30 each year, 65 percent of all Department of Defense household goods are moved. This summer surge is expected to be a hectic one at Fort Campbell, as the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade inactivates. This inactivation will increase the number of Soldiers and Families who will relocate to other duty stations, as well as separate or retire from the Army.

  • MWD teams train to certify

    May 1, 2015

    Sitting stoically by his handler's side, he won't move until given the command. He makes police work look easy, belying the fact that military working dog teams put in countless hours of training each day. The MWD teams at the 510th Military Police Detachment are no exception.

  • Operation Megaphone: Annual event raises awareness of teen issues

    May 1, 2015

    To help close out Month of the Military Child, Operation Megaphone brought 51 Fort Campbell teens together for a lock-in at Taylor Youth Center April 24.

  • Thousands of Soldiers, Families help 'Take Back the Night'

    May 1, 2015

    More than 1,000 Soldiers, Family members and community residents came out Friday night to take part in the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention's first Take Back the Night Glow Run at the division parade field April 24.

  • 101st holds NCO, Soldier of the year competition

    May 1, 2015

    The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) held its annual Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the year competition here April 20-23 to identify the division's best Soldier and NCO for 2015.

  • Fort Campbell Veterans in Piping program graduates first class

    Apr 28, 2015

    Lieutenant Gen. David D. Halverson, commander of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, was the keynote speaker Friday at a special graduation ceremony at Wilson Theater. The inaugural commencement recognized the accomplishments of 17 transitioning Soldiers who participated in an 18-week condensed training program called Veterans in Piping.

  • 'No Slack' spouses focus on reintegration

    Apr 27, 2015

    Redeployment and reintegration briefs are conducted as part of Joint and Army operations and are Army core competencies, mandated by the Department of Defense. Units ensure service members, and those who support them, have access to the information, resources and assistance they need throughout and beyond the deployment cycle.

  • Blue Spaders return

    Apr 27, 2015

    The 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment "Blue Spaders," 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), unfurled its unit colors during a ceremony, signifying its activation April 14, 2015, at Freedom Fighters Physical Fitness Center, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

  • 39th Engineers reactivate

    Apr 27, 2015

    Soldiers with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division held an activation ceremony for 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion April 16, 2015, at Freedom Fighters Physical Fitness Center, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

  • 3rd BCT 'Rakkasan' engineers improve Fort Campbell ranges

    Apr 27, 2015

    Engineers from the 21st Brigade Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), recently broke ground on a project to repair and improve the culverts on multiple ranges at Fort Campbell.

  • 3rd BCT 'Rakkasans' push for change

    Apr 27, 2015

    Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, came together April 14, 2015, at the Olive Physical Fitness Center on Fort Campbell to hold the Push for Change event to raise awareness of sexual harassment and assault.

  • Archangels born on Campbell

    Apr 27, 2015

    Soldiers activated Company B, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), in a ceremony on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, April 15, 2015.

  • 2-17 CAV retires modern-day war horse

    Apr 27, 2015

    Pilots from 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), flew an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter April 22, 2015, to the Don F. Pratt Museum, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, where it will be permanently displayed.

  • Volunteers show gratitude to military children

    Apr 27, 2015

    Volunteers from the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), donated their time by serving children and their parents April 16, 2015, at Marshall Elementary School, on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, during Family Fun Night.

  • Respite care changes allow more flexibility

    Apr 24, 2015

    Many spouses recently said "see you later" to their 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers who deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel. The spouses who were left behind are responsible for keeping things going on the homefront. Many have little ones, who require care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. But months on end as the primary caregiver on top of other responsibilities can lead to little time for one's self or to even run errands alone. Luckily, Fort Campbell's Child, Youth and School Services provides up to 16 hours per child of free respite care to children of deployed Soldiers.

  • ACS class teaches self-defense: Participants learn basic skills to ward off attacks

    Apr 24, 2015

    Fort Campbell Army Community Service taught a hands-on instructional seminar on self-defense to teach participants basic defensive and evasive skills to use in case of attack.

  • A traffic MPs mission: To serve and protect

    Apr 24, 2015

    A day in the life of a Fort Campbell military police traffic section noncommissioned officer-in-charge.

  • IMCOM commander mentors transitioning Soldiers

    Apr 24, 2015

    The commander of Installation Management command arrived Friday at Fort Campbell with a clear mission--share his vision for providing the best care for Soldiers and their Families, and to see how that is being accomplished at home of the Screaming Eagles. The visit coincided with a major milestone for Fort Campbell's Soldier for Life--Transition Assistance Program's inaugural Veterans in Piping graduation ceremony.

  • Army to observe Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

    Apr 23, 2015

    The Army will continue its annual observance of national Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month this May, giving leaders and Soldiers an extended opportunity to prepare for the riding season ahead.

  • Army regs prohibit eating popular health bar-Hemp seeds source of protein, banned by DA

    Apr 17, 2015

    For anyone who relies on protein bars as an afternoon or after workout snack, they should be warned about nonmilitary friendly ingredients in their all-natural selections. Natural food snacks, like the Kind Companies Strong & Kind bars, are off limits to military personnel and DOD civilians because they contain hemp seeds. While the seeds are a natural source of protein and have high content of necessary vitamins they are off limits as a food source due to the possibility of ingesting THC.

  • Forestry, food program cultivate partnership

    Apr 17, 2015

    As John Paul Hart opened the door to a walk-in cooler he revealed thousands of saplings that will be used at Fort Campbell. Approximately 18,000 trees will be planted on post, while 3,000 will be given to schools and Arbor Day participants April 24. The installation forestry technician may have been in a bind if not for the help of Roman Singleton, Installation Food Program manager, because the tree saplings had to be in a refrigerated environment prior to planting.

  • Use caution with social networking

    Apr 17, 2015

    A hit list of 100 U.S. military personnel, allegedly created by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham terrorist organization, was published last month by an ISIS-support group calling themselves the "Islamic State Hacking Division." The list included names, photos and addresses of service members the organization claims was hacked from military servers, databases and social media. The Fort Campbell installation antiterrorism office warns residents of social media risks.

  • Fort Campbell participates in PrepareAthon!

    Apr 10, 2015

    Disasters and emergencies often come about with little to no warning. Because of the fast-paced and unexpected nature of such events, preparation is essential. That is why Fort Campbell is participating in America's PrepareAthon! -- a biannual campaign designed to increase community preparedness and resilience.

  • Summer Safety Campaign highlights recreation, risks

    Apr 10, 2015

    From April through September, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Campbell and the ISO will focus on the Summer Safety Campaign for FY15. During this period, Soldiers, Family members and civilians will have the opportunity to learn safe practices for all things associated with this warm and recreational season.

  • Horsing around: Fort Campbell Riding Stables train future equestrians

    Apr 10, 2015

    The Fort Campbell Riding Stables, 11th Airborne Division and 101st Airborne Division roads, hosted Spring Break Horse Camp to teach the basics of being an equestrian for children ages 8 and older.

  • Big Goals: 2 Fort Campbell Soldiers try out for All Army soccer

    Apr 3, 2015

    Two Fort Campbell Soldiers are set to attend the 2015 All Army Men's Soccer trial camp at Fort Benning, Ga., in mid-April. If selected at the end of the camp, these Soldiers will compete against the other U.S. services in the Armed Forces Men's Soccer Championship in May.

  • Bike run kicks off Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Apr 3, 2015

    To mark the beginning of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April), civilian brigade victim advocates and Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program members organized the first-ever Sexual Assault Awareness Motorcycle Ride. To raise awareness of and vigilance toward the prevention of sexual harassment and assault, 125 riders met in the chilly morning hours at Cole Park Commons to embark on the adventure.

  • Post celebrates Month of the Military Child

    Apr 3, 2015

    To recognize the nearly 2 million military children service-wide, the Department of Defense declared April as Month of the Military Child in 1986, and each year, Fort Campbell celebrates the installation's military children to recognize their sacrifices and courage. This year's theme is "Their Lives, Their Stories."

  • TAAC-E celebrates 3rd CR achievements, Rakkasans begin new chapter

    Feb 16, 2015

    Train, Advise, Assist Command - East held a casing and uncasing ceremony for the outgoing 3rd Cavalry Regiment "Brave Rifles" and incoming 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Tactical Base Gamberi Feb. 15, 2015.

  • BOSS program teaches vehicle maintenance

    Feb 13, 2015

    The Fort Campbell Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers was one of two BOSS programs selected by the Department of the Army for the BOSS Life Skills Training pilot program which began Monday.

  • Wingin' It: Video series documents Air Assault School obstacle course

    Feb 13, 2015

    A picture might be worth a thousand words, but in today's social media-drenched society, nothing makes a statement or proves a point quite like video. To keep up with the trends of information-sharing, personnel at Fort Campbell's Sabalauski Air Assault School recently began a video series to highlight some of the more popular aspects of the program.

  • Garrison initiates supervisory course

    Feb 13, 2015

    Since 2011, the supervisors across Fort Campbell have taken the Supervisory Development Course online every three years. The Civilian Human Resources Training Application System conducted the course, making sure all the important topics were covered.

  • Sounds of freedom mark Division Artillery Brigade's return

    Feb 13, 2015

    The Division Artillery Brigade came back after a 10-year absence, a timeframe during which field artillery Soldiers were reorganized under each of Fort Campbell's brigade combat teams. At the time, this decision helped bolster the brigade combat teams, who were busy in Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • Medical laboratory leads task force in Liberia

    Jan 8, 2015

    The 1st Area Medical Laboratory is leading a joint task force that is operating six Ebola testing laboratories in Liberia.

  • U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

    Dec 23, 2014

    U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

  • Medical team provides life-saving care to Soldiers deployed to Africa

    Dec 18, 2014

    The 86th Damage Control Resuscitation Team, 86th Combat Support Hospital, based out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, is a one-of-a-kind medical team operating in the Joint Forces Command-United Assistance Field Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, capable of facilitating life-saving interventions and surgeries to Soldiers here.

  • Social network safety: How to protect your identity online

    Dec 15, 2014

    As a result of recent world events and a continual effort to protect the force, special agents with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command's Computer Crime Investigative Unit, are strongly recommending that anyone affiliated with the U.S. military, review their social media accounts to make sure they are using the best security settings to protect their online profiles.

  • Chaplain assistant provides care, patience

    Dec 12, 2014

    Only three days after Christmas, the Army will celebrate its 105th year since the creation of the chaplain assistant position, and will dedicate this day to honoring the men and women who were given the special duty of assisting chaplains in performing their duties by providing religious support for all Soldiers and their Families. Chaplain Assistant Sgt. Aaron LaBarge, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, arrived at Fort Campbell in October and has been fulfilling his duties with enthusiasm since joining the Army in 2007.

  • Holiday House gives gift of Christmas to Families

    Dec 12, 2014

    Kicking off its fifth year under Operation Homefront, Holiday House opened its doors Monday, and began spreading holiday cheer. For roughly 1,700 children, and more than 750 Fort Campbell Families this holiday season, the program will provide more than 10,000 gifts to be opened Christmas morning.

  • 1st BCT takes top honors in Energy Cup

    Dec 12, 2014

    At the beginning of May, each of Fort Campbell's 14 installation command buildings were equipped with 32-inch television monitors called "energy dashboards." Using these monitors, the energy and utilities branch of Fort Campbell's Directorate of Public Works was able to monitor the energy consumption of each location over a six-month period. It was the responsibility of each location's occupants to employ energy-savvy practices, in hopes of winning the installation's first-ever Commander's Energy Cup.

  • Stokes retires after 38 years

    Dec 12, 2014

    Members of the Fort Campbell community and distinguished guests bid a fond farewell to Van Stokes, deputy director for the Fort Campbell Morale, Welfare and Recreation department, at his retirement luncheon ceremony Monday at Cole Park Commons.

  • Holiday House provides gifts for military Families

    Dec 5, 2014

    The Operation Homefront program "Holiday House" is in full swing this giving season as they prepare to help Fort Campbell Families celebrate the holidays. This program provides help to military service members E-6 and below and their Families by providing toys to those in need.

  • Air Assault School donates food, toys to community

    Dec 5, 2014

    The Sabalauski Air Assault School at Fort Campbell, Ky., is spreading holiday cheer this season by sponsoring both a canned food and toy drive to benefit the local community.

  • Post welcomes new garrison chaplain

    Dec 5, 2014

    Recently, Fort Campbell bid a fond farewell to its garrison chaplain. Following the retirement ceremony of Chap. (Col.) Jeffrey Houston, there was little time for reflection at Liberty Chapel. Work doesn't stop for those affiliated with the Army spiritual community, and the holiday season is always especially busy. There are holiday services to be planned, food baskets to fill for Operation: Helping Hand and stacks of festively-decorated, gift-filled shoeboxes ready to ship to less fortunate children around the world. And in the middle of it all stands Fort Campbell's newest garrison chaplain, Col. Terry Austin.

  • Chaplain assistant brings mentoring mindset to drill sergeant role

    Dec 5, 2014

    Many Soldiers have a skewed vision of what Army chaplain assistants do. With chaplains not carrying weapons, some think their enlisted Soldier assistants are there just for protection. On the other side of the coin, some see chaplain assistants as what Staff Sgt. Keith Johnson Jr. calls "candy boys" -- passing out lollipops and happy thoughts to their fellow Soldiers.

  • Chaplain assistants: Called to serve, minister

    Dec 5, 2014

    From Infantryman, to tanker, to chaplain assistant. Not your typical military resume for a member of a brigade unit ministry team, but according to Staff Sgt. Howard Robison, his path was predestined.

  • Rakkasan chaplain assistant helps brothers-in-arms

    Dec 5, 2014

    Chapel duty a few weekends out of the year is just one of the responsibilities of installation chaplain assistants. The chaplain assistant, as a member of the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps, is a Soldier that provides expertise in religious support and religious support operations, according to the Army. It's a job and mission that Fort Campbell's Memorial Chapel chaplain assistant Staff Sgt. Eric Esposito embraces. In addition to completing administrative paperwork, helping with religious programming and being the 3rd BCT chaplain's right-hand man, Esposito said the joy of the job for him is "just helping Soldiers out."

  • Biggest threat to U.S. troops in Liberia is malaria, not Ebola

    Dec 4, 2014

    In October 2014, Service members deployed to Liberia for Operation United Assistance, an operation supporting the U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in western Africa. The fight against Ebola, however, poses a significantly smaller health threat to U.S. forces than malaria does.

  • Joint Forces Command-United Assistance celebrates Thanksgiving in Liberia

    Dec 1, 2014

    With 79 percent humidity and a warm ocean breeze, Thanksgiving for Soldiers deployed in Monrovia, Liberia, feels far from traditional. But thanks to a variety of Thanksgiving activities and fare, Soldiers can still get into the holiday spirit throughout the Joint Forces Command-United Assistance area of operations in Liberia.

  • Chaplains bring hope, unity to service members, Liberians

    Nov 22, 2014

    When Lt. Col. David Bowlus, 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division chaplain, Joint Forces Command - United Assistance, thought about his next deployment, he assumed it would be to a combat zone. Over the past 20 years, this Soldier's deployment experience involved risks like bullets flying and insurgent attacks. Virus outbreaks were one of his least concerns.

  • Engineers drive on

    Nov 19, 2014

    Drive On is the motto for the engineers deployed with the 902nd Engineer Company (Vertical), 15th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade, 21st Sustainment Command, to build a potentially lifesaving Ebola treatment unit in the city of Buchanan, Liberia. The Engineers are supporting the U.S. Agency for International Development-led mission, United Assistance.

  • Tubmanburg ETU brings partnership through critical mission

    Nov 13, 2014

    In 2014, the most widespread epidemic of the Ebola virus disease hit western African countries like never before. Many people feared the epidemic would cause total mayhem. Some countries have encountered difficulties controlling the epidemic, but in the city of Tubmanburg there's a chance at a new life.

  • Fort Campbell brigade takes on logistics role in Liberia

    Nov 13, 2014

    The logistical element for Joint Forces Command - United Assistance unfurled its colors in a military ceremony held at Firestone, Monrovia, Liberia, Nov. 12.

  • Service members in Liberia receive morale booster

    Nov 12, 2014

    Hot quality meals were served for the first time on Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, Liberia, as well as other locations across Liberia, Nov. 9, 2014. The meal provided a well-needed change of pace for Soldiers, and a morale booster.

  • Hero and Remembrance run caps Military Survivor Appreciation Week

    Nov 7, 2014

    More than 1,000 people in the Fort Campbell and surrounding communities came together, Saturday, to honor fallen service members despite chilly morning temperatures.

  • Air Defenders return from Afghanistan

    Nov 7, 2014

    Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, supported by the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, returned to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and uncased their battalion colors Oct. 30 signifying the end of a successful mission. In addition to the air defenders from the battalion's headquarters and Battery A, approximately 20 members of the 72nd Veterinary Detachment, 86th Combat Support Hospital, returned home as well.

  • Ebola treatment unit for medical workers to open

    Nov 6, 2014

    The Monrovia Medical Unit, an Ebola treatment unit constructed specifically for the treatment of medical workers who were infected while caring for Ebola patients, is scheduled to open Nov. 8, 2014, located about 30 miles outside Monrovia, Liberia.

  • 101st Sustainment Brigade 'Lifeliners' case colors

    Nov 6, 2014

    The 101st Sustainment Brigade "Lifeliners," cased their colors in a color casing ceremony Oct. 27 at its headquarters at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The ceremony signaled the brigade's readiness to deploy to West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance, the humanitarian mission to combat Ebola.

  • Fort Campbell MPs hold change of responsibility ceremony

    Nov 6, 2014

    The Military Police of the 716th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade, supported by the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, held a change of responsibility ceremony Oct. 22 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. During the ceremony, Command Sgt. Maj. David J. Tookmanian relinquished responsibility as the senior enlisted adviser of the U.S. Army's most decorated military police battalion to Command Sgt. Maj. John D. Vicars.

  • 101st Sustainment Brigade welcomes Command Sgt. Maj. Graham

    Nov 6, 2014

    Soldiers, families, dignitaries and friends of the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division gathered to send off Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher T. Crawford and welcome Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Graham to the battalion during a change of responsibility ceremony Oct. 28 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The ceremony furthered the Army's heritage and carried on traditions dating back to the Continental Army.

  • Operation United Assistance Soldiers train first class of Ebola treatment unit workers

    Nov 4, 2014

    The Joint Forces Command-United Assistance DOD Ebola Training Team completed training the first class of workers who will staff the Ebola treatment units, Oct. 31, 2014, at the National Police Training Center, Paynesville, in Liberia.

  • CSM Daniel A. Dailey selected to be next Sergeant Major of the Army

    Nov 3, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno announced today that Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey will become the 15th sergeant major of the Army January 30, 2015.

  • Steps of Honor: Military survivors remember fallen troops

    Oct 31, 2014

    "It's kind of like a community that we don't want to belong to, but we do belong to," said Tammy Stansbery. The community to which Stansbery is referring is military survivors -- the Family and friends that service members leave behind when they are killed in combat or die while in active-duty status. These Family members are also known as Gold Star Families. To recognize these individuals, Fort Campbell Survivor Outreach Services is hosting Military Survivor Appreciation Week. The event formerly known as Gold Star Family Appreciation Week is held traditionally during the last week of October. Events ranging from installation tours, to a dance and special memorial events bring survivors together to share their experience and receive support from SOS staff.

  • BACH celebrates life with annual Walk to Remember

    Oct 31, 2014

    During Blanchfield Army Community Hospital's 8th annual Walk to Remember Ceremony Oct. 23, Families and parents gathered to remember and honor children lost at birth, miscarriage or at a young age. The event, held on the hospital's "A" Building veranda, was organized by BACH's chaplain and Bereavement Support Committee in support of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Month.

  • Corps of Engineers mission in West Africa aimed at supporting Ebola containment

    Oct 30, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has joined the fight against Ebola in West Africa. The main body of Europe District's Forward Engineer Support Team-Advanced departed Oct. 21, 2014, for Monrovia, Liberia, to take part in Operation United Assistance.

  • 414th CSB Supports the Fight Against Ebola

    Oct 30, 2014

    U.S. Army forces began deploying in late September in order to support the U.S. Agency for International Development mission to combat Ebola in West African nations and contracting officers were among the first to arrive.

  • 101st Airborne Division assumes Ebola response mission in Liberia

    Oct 27, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), assumed responsibility of Joint Forces Command -- United Assistance from Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, during a transfer-of-authority ceremony at Barclay Training Center in Monrovia, Liberia, Oct. 25, 2014.

  • Air scouts use aviation to teach about the importance of math

    Oct 20, 2014

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Pilots from 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), hosted sixth-grade students from Kenwood Middle School for a demonstration of how math is relevant to aviation, here, Oct. 8, 2014.

  • Pathfinders teach White Currahee scouts tactical fast rope techniques

    Oct 20, 2014

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Pathfinders from Company F, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), trained scouts from 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, on tactical-fast-rope-insertion-and-extraction-system operations here, Sept. 15 - 17.

  • MICC battalion deploying to Africa

    Oct 9, 2014

    Members of the 922nd Contingency Contracting Battalion at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, are preparing to depart in the coming weeks in support of the government's response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

  • 1st Area Medical Laboratory to deploy for Ebola mission

    Oct 9, 2014

    The 1st Area Medical Laboratory will deploy to Liberia to support the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

  • 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) welcomes new division CSM

    Oct 9, 2014

    Command Sergeant Major Gregory Nowak became the 34th command sergeant major of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during an assumption of responsibility ceremony at McAuliffe Hall, the division headquarters, here Oct. 9.