fortcampbellcourier 2013-05-16

Sociocultural training adventure possibilities



The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq demonstrate the strategic significance of tactical actions by junior and noncommissioned officers who interact with local populations. This kind of interaction benefits from extensive cultural training, but opportunities for such training are limited by the compression of the Department of Defense’s force-generation cycles. Virtual training simulations provide a partial solution by offering warfighters on-demand, […]

Lady Night Stalkers ‘don’t quit’ during morale-building event



Some spouses from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment tried the sweat that poured off of their brow as they strained to pull, push and drag a 5,100-lbs M998 military Humvee up an incline recently.It was only midday but the members of the “Pink Platoon” were struggling and the heat was beginning to take its toll.With the rally cry, “Night […]

Pets Of The Week



A gray and white domestic short-hair kitten and a white and brown, female Boxer mix are available for adoption at the Fort Campbell Vet Treatment Facility. Adoption fees for military ID card holders are as follows: $97 for female cats and dogs, $92 for male dogs and $82 for male cats. Prices include an adoption fee and the distemper/parvo/corona vaccine, […]

Hagel discusses furlough plan, thanks civilian employees



WASHINGTON, D.C. – As he announced details of the Defense Department’s long-awaited civilian furlough plan Tuesday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel thanked civilian employees and their Families for their service, sacrifices, and the “purposeful lives” they lead supporting the nation’s defense.During a televised and live-streamed town hall meeting with civilian defense employees at the Mark Center in Alexandria, Va., Hagel announced […]

Post offers endless fun during summer months



Thinking about going elsewhere for the summer months? Reconsider. Fort Campbell has a large lineup of activities geared toward keeping Families entertained.The Fort Campbell riding stables is hosting its third annual Wild West Camp for children to come enjoy and participate in multiple outdoor activities.The stables are looking forward to entertaining local children, as well as educating them on the […]

Screaming Eaglets



April 20Patrick Cody Son of Leslie and Phillip Pass 8 pounds, 3 ounces

Deputy defense secretary visits Screaming Eagles



City slickers

Soldiers, Families navigate post at Urban Orienteering

“It’s like getting a tour of post, but without a tour guide,” said local Boy Scout Joel Bryan, about Fort Campbell’s City Slicker Urban Orienteering event.Bryan, the son of deployed Chap. (Capt.) Eric Bryan, 1st Brigade Combat Team, partnered with Maj. Zach Mundell, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, and his son, Eli Mundell for the Saturday morning event […]

News Briefs



SPECIAL FORCESU.S. Army Special Forces are looking for qualified Soldiers to join their teams. If you are interested, call the Fort Campbell Special Forces Recruiting Team at (270) 798-9818 or attend one of their briefings, conducted daily at 11 a.m. and Wednesdays at 11 a.m., 3 and 5 p.m. at 2206 Indiana Ave.Establishment banMembers of the Armed Forces are prohibited […]

Eagle 6 updates 101st progress



Spring is nearly at an end and the fighting season in Afghanistan has begun. Rather differently from my previous years here, the Taliban’s public announcement of their fighting season campaign was the biggest news – not the actual fighting.  Although it’s much too early to tell and we anticipate heavy fighting between the Afghan Security Forces and the enemy in […]

University seeks military spouses to teach



The University of Louisville is looking for qualified military spouses to help teach college courses to students at Fort Campbell High School through a partnership program introduced last year.The program which “started as a partnership with Fort Knox and some of the other local military communities in the Louisville Ky. area” offers college level courses at Fort Campbell and Fort […]

Trust your God, finish your task, learn to rest



Today there is almost no time for rest and most people are in the habitual state of rush.  Rest is counter-cultural in the world we live in, especially in the military.  After nearly two decades of civilian ministry, I willingly chose to join the Army as a chaplain. While training at Fort Jackson, S.C., I learned a multitude of new […]