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RPA provides Soldiers bird’s eye view of battlefield

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Brent C. Powell
3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division PatchKhowst Province, Afghanistan – Today’s battlefield is constantly changing, and keeping track of all the moving parts and pieces can be challenging to any commander.

Fortunately, modern technology allows commanders to keep a sharp eye on their battle space, monitor enemy movement and conduct effective planning to combat insurgent forces.

One of the technological tools in the commander’s arsenal is the RQ-11B Raven.

It is a small, hand-launched, remote-controlled, remotely piloted aircraft that can provide live, up-to-the-minute battlefield intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance using photos and video. Its capabilities allow the commander to quickly put eyes on the enemy forces and track their movements.

U.S. Army Sgt. Justin Miller attaches the wings to a Raven remotely piloted aircraft Sept. 14th as U.S. Army Pfc. Charles Hanson, rifleman, Co. A, 1st Bn., 187th Inf. Reg., a native of Spartanburg, SC, looks on. The Soldiers use the RPA to provide aerial surveillance and reconnaissance for the company commander when needed. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Brent C. Powell, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division)

U.S. Army Sgt. Justin Miller attaches the wings to a Raven remotely piloted aircraft Sept. 14th as U.S. Army Pfc. Charles Hanson, rifleman, Co. A, 1st Bn., 187th Inf. Reg., a native of Spartanburg, SC, looks on. The Soldiers use the RPA to provide aerial surveillance and reconnaissance for the company commander when needed. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Brent C. Powell, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division)

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Fort Campbell Soldier killed in Kandahar Province

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division PatchFort Campbell, KY, – A 101st Airborne Division Soldier died September 17th, when his unit was attacked as he was serving as a gunner in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.

Specialist Deangelo Barnell Snow, 22, of Saginaw, MI, was a quartermaster and chemical equipment repairer, assigned to the 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). He joined the Army in January 2009 and arrived at Fort Campbell in July 2009.   

Deangelo Barnell Snow

Deangelo Barnell Snow

His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal; Purple Heart Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; NATO Medal; and the Combat Action Badge.

Snow is survived by his mother, Deloris S. Snow, of Saginaw, MI.

A memorial service will be held in Afghanistan. Fort Campbell holds a monthly Eagle Remembrance Ceremony to honor fallen Screaming Eagles. The next ceremony will be held October 6th at 4:00pm at the Family Readiness Center.

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Lady Govs run win streak to 10 matches, down UT Martin

 

APSU Women’s Volleyball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsAustin Peay State University’s volleyball team ran its win streak to 10 matches with a three-set sweep (25-21, 25-20, 25-10) of UT Martin in Ohio Valley Conference action, Saturday afternoon at the Dunn Center.

Austin Peay (11-1, 2-0 OVC) got out of the gates slowly, trailing in the opening set 14-10. However, they scored eight of the next 10 points to take an 18-16 lead and would not look back, winning the set 25-21.

Senior Jessica Mollman recorded 10 kills in the Lady Govs sweep of UT Martin, Saturday. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Senior Jessica Mollman recorded 10 kills in the Lady Govs sweep of UT Martin, Saturday. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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“Eat Well, Play More” Plan to reduce Obesity in Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen and Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN, released Tennessee’s comprehensive, statewide nutrition and physical activity plan, Eat Well, Play More Tennessee on Thursday, September 16th, 2010. This five-year plan, developed by the Tennessee Obesity Taskforce, provides a comprehensive roadmap to reduce obesity and chronic disease in Tennessee by 2015.

“Eat Well, Play More Tennessee is a call to action for all Tennesseans to take a more active role in improving their personal health and the health status of our state,” said Governor Bredesen.  “We are setting a goal of improving the health of Tennessee, and I appreciate the work of the Taskforce members to help us accomplish that goal.”

Eat Well, Play More Tennessee

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New Scholar Chat at APSU allows faculty to discuss scholarship, creative activity

 

Austin Peay State UniversityAustin Peay State University has a new program for faculty members to discuss their scholarship and creative activity.  

Called Scholar Chat, the new venue is held from 12:30pm-1:30pm, on the first Friday of every month (October 1st, November 5th and December 3rd) in the Morgan University Center, Room 305.

In addition to being a casual gathering for faculty members to discuss their scholarship and creative activity, the forum is a time for faculty to brainstorm ideas about how to get more students interested and participating in undergraduate research. Faculty members are welcome to bring their lunch. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell Soldier killed while on patrol

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division PatchFort Campbell, KY – A 101st Airborne Division Soldier died September 16th, when his unit was attacked by small arms fire as he was on a routine patrol in Howzemadad, Afghanistan. 

Sergeant Aaron K. Kramer, 22, of Salt Lake City, was an Infantryman, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).  

He joined the Army in June 2006 and arrived at Fort Campbell in March 2007.

Sergeant Aaron K. Kramer

Sergeant Aaron K. Kramer

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Soldiers participate in recovery, battle damage repair to aircraft

 

Written by U.S. Army Capt. Shawn Naigle
603rd Aviation Support Battalion, Task Force Workhorse 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Every maintenance unit across the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon, has the unique mission of recovering aircraft and putting them back in the fight as soon as possible. 

However, when the recovery mission or battle damage exceeds the capabilities of the line unit, the duty falls on Task Force Workhorse, 3rd CAB, TF Falcon.

The Soldiers of Company B, TF Workhorse, quickly developed a reputation for completing those complex missions.

Camp Blackhorse, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Sgt. Jeffery Wafer, a Chinook helicopter repair technician with Company B, Task Force Workhorse, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, TF Falcon, from Edgewood, NM, helps remove the aft pylon from a damaged Chinook helicopter July 26th on Camp Blackhorse. (Photo by U.S. Army Maj. Heather Weigner, Task Force Workhorse, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, TF Falcon)

Camp Blackhorse, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Sgt. Jeffery Wafer, a Chinook helicopter repair technician with Company B, Task Force Workhorse, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, TF Falcon, from Edgewood, NM, helps remove the aft pylon from a damaged Chinook helicopter July 26th on Camp Blackhorse. (Photo by U.S. Army Maj. Heather Weigner, Task Force Workhorse, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, TF Falcon)

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Water Outage planned for West Bel Air Boulevard

 

Clarksville Gas & Water DepartmentWater service is scheduled to be disrupted on West Bel Air Boulevard on Monday, September 20th, at 9:00am to approximately 1:00pm. Gas and water construction workers plan to replace a broken water valve and fire hydrant on West Bel Air. The street will be open to traffic.

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Land Between The Lakes 2010 Archery Season

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area deer archery season is open Saturday, September 25th, 2010 to January 17th, 2011. The only exception is for quota hunt days and the day immediately before each quota hunt. The quota hunt days for the Tennessee portion are October 16th-17th, November 12th-13th, and November 27th-28th. The quota hunt days for the Kentucky portion are October 23rd-24th and November 20th-21st. 

During LBL’s 2010-2011 archery season hunters may harvest two white-tailed deer, including one antlered buck, unless a buck has already been harvested on LBL. Deer harvested on both the Kentucky and Tennessee portions of LBL are bonus deer and do not count towards the statewide deer bag limit. «Read the rest of this article»


Activities at Riverfest- A Success

 

Riverfest 2010Riverfest was not just about the music and arts this year- the activities took center stage as well! Back this year, by popular demand- Wait Staff Wars sponsored by Chefmart. Servers from The Hilton Garden Inn and Edward’s Steakhouse battled it out to see who would take the top prize. After a series of tasks that tested their serving skills, The Hilton Garden Inn pulled ahead and won the contest. Servers from Edward’s Steakhouse did not go home empty handed, they won the award for “Best Customer Service”

New to Riverfest this year- the Cornhole Tournament! Over 20 teams registered for the free tournament that was held Saturday, September 11th at 2:00pm. Smith Contractors won the ACA sanctioned tournament in the final double elimination round against The Pole Crew. The winning team received gift cards and goodie bags courtesy of O’Charleys. Do you have ideas on what you would like to see at next year’s Riverfest?  Add “Clarksville Parks & Recreation” as your friend on Facebook, and leave us a comment!

For more information on Clarksville Riverfest results, please visit us online at www.cityofclarksville.com or call 931-645-7476.

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