Fort Campbell is holding a memorial ceremony later this month to honor a longtime advocate for the U.S. Army who passed away in May. Clarissa Ann Jackson Freeman, known to many as “T.C.” was a lifelong advocate specifically for Fort Campbell soldiers and their families. Freeman was 83.
Fort Campbell is the U.S. Army’s Best Installation of 2016. The base received its first Gold Award in the Installation Management Command’s Army Communities of Excellence competition for supporting soldiers, families, and surrounding communities.
Fort Campbell's 101st Airborne Division replaces the 82nd Airborne Division in Iraq today. According to the Eagle 6 Facebook page (the official page of Major General Gary J. Volesky), they took charge of the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command of Operation Inherent Resolve.
Gunfire from training exercises could be heard outside as Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke to a room of 200 troops from Fort Campbell heading to Iraq in the coming weeks. He noted that for some in the 101st Airborne Division, this will be a return trip with a new enemy.
One week after Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced women in the U.S. military can serve in any combat role, a federal appeals court is considering a lawsuit from a men's group that says a male-only draft is unconstitutional.