fortcampbellcourier 2014-11-13

Perkins to civilians: See the big picture, solve the big problems



FORT EUSTIS, Va. –  The leader of the command responsible for shaping the future U.S. Army shared some of his leadership principles and insights with Army civilians during a professional development session Nov. 4.General David G. Perkins, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, began the discussion at Fort Eustis’ Wylie Theater with an overview of TRADOC’s role […]

Photo gallery 13 November



Chaplain assistant brings mentoring mindset to drill sergeant role



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.“A […]

Hagel: Vietnam Wall serves as important reminder



WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Vietnam War Memorial teaches Americans to honor those who sacrificed, but also to be honest and to question the policies that send Americans to war, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday. Hagel served as an Army sergeant in the 9th Infantry Division during the war and spoke at the Wall Tuesday about the meaning of the memorial. The […]

Veterans Day Salute



Believers living in God’s grace are beautiful mess



There is an old agrarian proverb that states “No Manure, No Milk.” This simple proverb points to the agricultural value of animals over the magnitude of the work the animals produce. Solomon, the King of Israel and son of David, also wrote a similar proverb in the Old Testament.Solomon was a prolific author, composing more than 3,000 proverbs. He has […]

DOD celebrating Native American Heritage Month



WASHINGTON, D.C. – The observance of National Native American Heritage Month each November gives the Defense Department an opportunity to honor the service of some 21,000 American Indian and Alaska Native service members and civilians, a defense official told DOD News.Joe Sarcinella, the department’s senior advisor and liaison for Native American affairs, said the department benefits when members of the […]

Handmade Holidays ‘Tis the season to shop!

Annual crafters bazaar offers unique, holiday-themed items

The holiday season is quickly approaching. Avoid stessful and pricey last-minute purchases by getting an early start on your shopping lists this weekend at the 3rd annual Handmade Holidays – “A Crafters Bazaar.”The Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s annual shopping event will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 4 p.m. at the Wilma […]

Nominations open for Freedom Award



WASHINGTON, D.C. – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Defense Department office, is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.The Freedom Award is the nation’s highest honor presented to civilian employers for exceptional support of their employees who serve in the National Guard and reserves.The Freedom Award recognizes employers who go beyond […]

Natick designs custom-fitted flag for ‘dignified transfers’



NATICK, Mass. – When the remains of a fallen U.S. Service member arrive from overseas at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, an American flag is always draped over the transfer case, borne by the carry team.Because a standard flag is used, it can shift position or be affected by wind during movement from the aircraft. With great respect for the […]

Escape entertainment guide



FridayTanya Tucker Exhibit — The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will explore the career of superstar Tanya Tucker with the exhibition “Tanya Tucker: Strong Enough to Bend,” opening Friday, and running through May 2015. Tucker’s story is told through a collection of artifacts and costumes that illustrate her tough and tender duality and ahead-of-her-time tenure as a female […]

Pets Of The Week



Phoebe, a spayed, female orange domestic short hair cat, and Sherlock, a male black and tan hound mix dog, are available at the Fort Campbell Vet Treatment Facility. Adoption fees for military ID card holders are $32. Prices include an adoption fee and the distemper/parvo/corona vaccine, rabies vaccination, antigen heartworm test and fecal test. It includes a feline leukemia test. […]