DOD News

July 28, 2014
Northcom's Vibrant Response Exercise Reaches Midpoint
Vibrant Response '14, a domestic emergency preparedness training exercise conducted in Indiana and directed by U.S. Northern Command and executed by U.S. Army North, has reached its midpoint.
July 28, 2014
Face of Defense: Boom Operator Reaches 8,000-hour Milestone
Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Floyd W. Atkins, a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, has reached 8,000 refueling hours in his career, a rare feat for a boom operator.

Army News

June 13, 2014
Army secretary, SMA launch Army birthday events, present Purple Hearts
Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III laid a wreath at the tomb of the Army's first commander-in-chief, President George Washington, and presented Purple Hearts to two Soldiers, at Washington's Mt. Vernon estate in Alexandria, Va., June 13, 2014.
June 6, 2014
President Obama pays respects, remembers heroes at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
President Barack Obama and French President François Hollande spoke to more than 10,000 attendees at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-Sur-Mer, France, June 6, 2014, commemorating the memory of the Soldiers who gave their lives 70 years ago fighting to end the Nazi reign over Europe.

Navy News

July 25, 2014
USS Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit Deploy
Nearly 4,000 Sailors and Marines from the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed San Diego on July 25 for a deployment in support of the Navy's maritime strategy.
July 25, 2014
Donald Cook Returns to Rota after First FDNF Patrol
Arleigh Burke—class guided—missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) returned to Naval Station Rota, Spain, July 25, after completing her first patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.

101st Airborne News

July 25, 2014
New SOS building, boot drive gives Gold Star Mom renewed purpose
Sheila Patton remembers driving up to Indiana on a Friday in April four years ago to celebrate her father's birthday. She went with her 16-year-old daughter, Megan, and left her son, Cliff, at home for the night. The rest of her Family, including now retired Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory Patton, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and Staff Sgt. James Patton, B Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, were deployed in missions overseas. As Sheila and Megan sat with their Family celebrating at a restaurant, Cliff called his mother to tell her he had just gotten a ticket. Shortly after, Megan spilled her tea across the table, all while a pit of worry amassed in Sheila's stomach.
July 25, 2014
Guenette visits post, brother's legacy
"Wow, it's heavier than I thought it would be," said Michael Guenette of the M60 machine gun, handed to him by Capt. Tyler Reid, historian for the 101st Airborne Division. Standing inside Fort Campbell's Don F. Pratt Museum, Guenette held the gun and imagined his brother, Spc. Peter M. Guenette, holding the same cumbersome weapon as he trekked through the jungles of Vietnam in 1968 with his comrades from Whiskey Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment.

KY National Guard News

November 4, 2013
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