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IED kills Fort Campbell Soldier

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A 101st Airborne Division Soldier died September 29th, when struck by an improvised explosive device while on a dismounted foot patrol in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

Sergeant Justin A. Officer, 26, of Wichita, KS, was a Cavalry Scout assigned to Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).  He joined the Army in March 2004 and arrived at Fort Campbell in July 2004.    

Sergeant Justin A. OfficerHis awards and decorations include: Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Meritorious Unit Citation; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; Combat Action Badge and Air Assault Badge.

Officer is survived by his father, Timothy A. Officer of Colorado Springs, CO and mother, Linda G. Officer.

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 13th at 4:00pm at the Family Resource Center.

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Lady Govs soccer shutout again in OVC play

 

APSU Women’s Soccer

Austin Peay State University GovernorsMartin, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s soccer team lost its second-straight Ohio Valley Conference match, 1-0, at UT Martin, Friday afternoon.
 
It also was the second shutout suffered by the Lady Govs this season which is uncharacteristic of a team that has led the league in goals scored through non-conference play. Watching the Lady Govs take back-to-back 1-0 losses, head coach Kelley Guth was left disappointed.

Lady Govs Soccer. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Lady Govs Soccer. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

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CDO, USSF kill 31 insurgents in Laghman

 

Courtesy of Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force
Afghanistan Media Operations

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Laghman Province, Afghanistan – Soldiers from the 2nd Company, 1st Commando Kandak, advised by U.S. Special Forces, killed 31 insurgents during a cache clearing operation in Masamute Bala village, Laghman province September 24th.

The operation also included elements from 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry Regiment, Task Force Iron Gray, the Afghan National Army and the Afghan National Police.

In total, the operation succeeded in clearing more than 40 insurgents from the village, along with improvised explosive device making material and ten pounds of opium.

“This combined action operation demonstrated the Commandos’ ability to very effectively support a large scale combat operation,” said Lt. Col. Donald Lovelace, Special Operations Task Force – East commander.

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Water outage scheduled on a section of Hampton Station Road

 

Clarksville Gas & Water DepartmentClarksville, TN – Gas and Water construction workers will begin work to install a new six-inch water valve on Hampton Station Road on Sunday, October 3rd, at 7:00am to approximately 12:00pm.

Water service will be disrupted for residents on Hampton Station Road from Guthrie Highway to Webb Road.

The road will be open to traffic.

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Another Group Encountered Selling Electronics out of a Van

 

Possible Scam

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department wants consumers to know that officers encountered a different group of individuals, today, selling electronic equipment at “deeply discounted prices”. This van had multiple stereo/electronic type equipment (speakers, stereo and projector).

Some of the equipment was the same type the Better Business Bureau sent out a bulletin about.

Also, in this case, they did not have a permit to sell.

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Lady Govs travel to Louisville seeking to close gap

 

APSU Women’s Cross Country

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s cross country team will look to rebound from a sub-par performance a week ago when it competes at the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic hosted by the Greater Louisville Sports Commission for the 11:45am, Saturday, five-kilometer women’s blue race at E.P. Tom Sawyer Park.

Freshman Xiamar Richards rebounded from a disappointing finish at Western Kentucky to lead the Lady Govs at the Memphis Twilight, cutting more than a minute off her five-kilometer time. Freshman Kendra Kirksey also made a big move, finishing as the Lady Govs No. 2 runner while also improving her five-kilometer time by more than a minute. However, Austin Peay did not have the services of junior Janelle Avery who missed the Memphis meet, leaving a significant gap in the team’s front pack.

Freshman Kendra Kirksey was the Lady Govs No. 2 runner at last week's Memphis Twilight. The Lady Govs travel to Louisville, Saturday. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Freshman Kendra Kirksey was the Lady Govs No. 2 runner at last week's Memphis Twilight. The Lady Govs travel to Louisville, Saturday. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

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Govs start season’s second half at Louisville

 

APSU Men’s Cross Country

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s cross country team will continue its efforts to improve at the eight-kilometer distance when they travel to the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic hosted by the Greater Louisville Sports Commission for the 11:00am, Saturday, eight-kilometer men’s blue race at E.P. Tom Sawyer Park.

Junior Enock Langat has led the Govs in each of the season’s first four races and slashed more than a minute off of his eight-kilometer time at last week’s Memphis Twilight where he finished 27th in the 264-man field. Sophomore Geofrey Kosgei has run second in each of the two previous races and slashed two minutes off his eight-kilometer time.

Freshman Tyler Kepley has provided a consistent effort as the Govs No. 4 in the season's first two eight-kilometer races. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Freshman Tyler Kepley has provided a consistent effort as the Govs No. 4 in the season's first two eight-kilometer races. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

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Fort Campbell 2010 Operation Rising Star Winner Announced

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY– On Friday, September 24th, 2010, Fort Campbell MWR crowned their newest addition to the Operation Rising Star winner’s club. A well deserved congratulations goes out to Sonja Ambrosino who took home the title of the Fort Campbell Operation Rising Star winner and a $500.00 prize.

When asked what winning Operation Rising Star meant to Sonja, she said, “Words cannot explain how I feel and I am looking forward to the possible opportunities this experience creates.” Sonja also mentioned that the support from her biggest fan and husband, CPT Jason Ambrosino, “helps keep my spirits high and the love for singing alive.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Equipment Sold out of a White Van could be a Scam

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department wanted to make consumers aware that there are some people around town selling some electronic equipment out of a van. Consumers should be aware they are out there and should do their homework before purchasing out of a van.

They do have a city permit to sell, but only the consumer can decide for themselves if the products are worth whatever the seller is asking.

Some of the products being sold out of a van.

Some of the products being sold out of a van.

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Last performances of SHOUT! at the Roxy

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Only two shows left for the Roxy Regional Theatre’s presentation of SHOUT! The Mod Musical. Do not miss your chance to throw your head back and shout to an irresistible blend of hip-swiveling hits, eye-popping fashions from the original Broadway production and psychedelic dances from the sixties.

Using letters to an advice columnist, true confessions, quizzes and advertisements as a frame for such chart-topping hits as “To Sir With Love,” “Downtown,” “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me,” “Son of A Preacher Man,” “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’,” “Goldfinger” and many more, SHOUT! follows five groovy gals as they come of age during those liberating days that made England swing!

The final two shows are tonight and Saturday night at 8:00pm. So come on down, grab a seat and SHOUT!

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