Clarksville, TN | April 25, 2013
Clarksville, TN – Within the Army's brigade combat teams are support battalions. They are teams comprised of Soldiers trained in military occupation specialties designed to support the overall mission. These battalions include Soldiers with job titles like combat medic, communication tech, cook, weapons repair and many others. They enable the brigades to achieve their goals, whether it is on the battlefield or home within the community.
Soldiers from the 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), supported the student athletes of Fort Campbell at the Area 12 Special Olympics held at Clarksville's Austin Peay State University Stadium, April 18th.
The special needs students representing Barkley Elementary School, Barsanti Elementary School, Lucas Elementary School and Fort Campbell High School, competed in a myriad of track and field events to display their athletic ability and their never-give-up attitude. The volunteering Soldiers were proud of their community mission and of the participating student-athletes.
"The mission today is to be here and support the Special Olympics and they're out here giving their all, 110 percent," said Spc. Brandon Campbell, a medic with the 526th's Company C.
"The community always lets us know they are there for us, so it's important for them to know that we are there for them. It's about helping out your local community."