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Iron Rakkasans enjoy Thanksgiving in Afghanistan

 

Written by U.S. Army 1st Lt. R.J. Peek
Task Force Rakkasan

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division187th Infantry Regiment - Iron RakkasansGhazni Province, Afghanistan – Task Force Iron Rakkasan celebrated Thanksgiving 2010 in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. Even thousands of miles from home, the Soldiers had many reasons to be thankful.

“We’ve completed nine months of our deployment and we have had a lot of success,” said U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Joshua Isbell from Sylacauga, AL, a squad leader in 2nd Platoon, Company A, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. “The battalion has made a lot of progress at pushing the insurgents out of Ghazni while preparing the Afghan National Security Forces to take up the task on their own.”

Soldiers of Company A, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment (Task Force Iron Rakkasan), 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, gather at Forward Operating Base Deh Yak to hear from U.S. Army Lt. Col. David Fivecoat from Delaware, Ohio, Iron Rakkasan commander. (Photo by U.S. Army 1st Lt. R.J. Peek, Task Force Iron Rakkasan

Soldiers of Company A, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment (Task Force Iron Rakkasan), 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, gather at Forward Operating Base Deh Yak to hear from U.S. Army Lt. Col. David Fivecoat from Delaware, Ohio, Iron Rakkasan commander. (Photo by U.S. Army 1st Lt. R.J. Peek, Task Force Iron Rakkasan

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Lady Govs travel to Louisville for pre-NCAA Tournament warmup

 

APSU Women’s Volleyball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – A week removed from claiming its second-ever Ohio Valley Conference Tournament title, Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team face Big East Tournament champion Louisville in a 1:00pm, (CT) Saturday contest at Louisville Arena.

Lady Govs Volleyball

Lady Govs Volleyball

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Task Force Iron runs Turkey Trot in Afghanistan, Fort Campbell

 

Written by U.S. Army 1st Lt. R.J. Peek
Task Force Rakkasan Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division187th Infantry Regiment - Iron RakkasansGhazni Province, Afghanistan – Soldiers of Task Force Iron Rakkasans conducted the first leg of the 5 km “Turkey Trot” on Forward Operating Base Andar in Ghazni Province November 20th.

Family members and rear-detachment Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment at Fort Campbell, KY, conducted their segment of the run 12 hours later in a show of solidarity with the deployed Rakkasans, said U.S. Army Capt. Michael Naas from Dayton, Ohio, Headquarters Company, 3rd Bn., 187th Inf. Regt. commander.

Soldiers on Forward Operating Base Andar kick off the Afghanistan portion of the Turkey Trot five-kilometer race Nov. 20th. Soldiers from all elements assigned to FOB Andar participated in the run. Twelve hours later, Soldiers and families from the same units on Fort Campbell ran their leg of the Turkey Trot to show solidarity to their deployed Iron Rakkasans. (Photo by U.S. Army Capt. Michael Naas, Task Force Iron Rakkasan Headquarters Company commander)

Soldiers on Forward Operating Base Andar kick off the Afghanistan portion of the Turkey Trot five-kilometer race Nov. 20th. Soldiers from all elements assigned to FOB Andar participated in the run. Twelve hours later, Soldiers and families from the same units on Fort Campbell ran their leg of the Turkey Trot to show solidarity to their deployed Iron Rakkasans. (Photo by U.S. Army Capt. Michael Naas, Task Force Iron Rakkasan Headquarters Company commander)

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Govs snap losing streak with win against Charlston Southern

 

APSU Men’s Basketball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsHoffman Estates, IL – Austin Peay State University used 51 percent field goal shooting and a dominating rebounding effort to defeat Charleston Southern, 70-64, Friday afternoon, in Chicago Invitational Challenge action, played at the Sears Centre Arena.

The victory snapped a three-game APSU losing streak and evened the Govs mark at 3-3 on the season while Charleston Southern falls to 2-4 on the season. The Governors now will play Oakland, 1:30pm, Saturday to wrap up tourney play.

APSU Men's Basketball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Men's Basketball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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One-Third of All Malware was Created in the First 10 Months of 2010

 

Average number of new threats created daily has risen from 55,000 in 2009 to 63,000 in 2010 to date, representing a 14 percent daily increase.
54 percent of malware is active for just 24 hours

Panda SecurityOrlando, FL – PandaLabs, Panda Security’s anti-malware laboratory, reported today that one-third of all malware in existence was created in the first 10 months of 2010. The average number of malware threats created every day, including new malware and variants of existing families, has risen from 55,000 in 2009 to 63,000 in 2010 – a rate increase of 14.5 percent. The research lab also revealed that the average lifespan of 54 percent of malware has been reduced to just 24 hours, compared to a lifespan of several months that was more common in previous years.

Panda’s Collective Intelligence database, which automatically detects, analyzes and classifies 99.4 percent of the threats received, now has identified 134 million separate files, 60 million of which are malware (viruses, worms, Trojans and other threats). According to PandaLabs, 34 percent of all active malware threats were created in the first ten months of 2010. Approximately 20 million new strains of malware have been created already this year; the same total for the year of 2009 in its entirety. «Read the rest of this article»

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Rockin’ Holiday Concert Comes to APSU December 3rd

 

Clarksville, TN – A holiday show titled “Silent Night” might conjure up images of a dignified and serious performance, but a new concert by that name coming to Austin Peay State University next month promises to be a more casual, pop-infused holiday experience.

“Silent Night – An Evening of Holiday Music,” which begins at 7:30pm on December 3rd in the Music/Mass Communication Concert Hall, will showcase a band featuring Allison Campbell and David Alford on vocals, Paul Carrol Binkley on guitar, Tony Nagy on bass, Matt DeVore on drums and David Steinquest, APSU professor of music, on percussion. The performance will also include special guests Stanley Yates, professor of music, on guitar, Desiree Dolan on vocals and the APSU Percussion Ensemble. «Read the rest of this article»

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Governor Awards Montgomery County Company Job Training Grant

 

Sanderson Pipe Corporation Awarded $10,100

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $10,500 to Sanderson Pipe Corporation in Clarksville. This grant will provide training to six employees in Management Skills.

“Job training to upgrade the skills of Tennessee’s workers is one of the best things we can do for our economy,” said Governor Bredesen. “Now more than ever, it is important to continue training our workforce to keep employees and companies competitive.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Rakkasans eclipse retention goal in record time

 

Written by By U.S. Army Pfc. Chris McKenna
Task Force Rakkasan Public Affairs

187th Infantry Regiment - Iron RakkasansFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionKhowst Province, Afghanistan – Just a month and a half into the new fiscal year, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, has reached its retention goals, shattering records in the process.

Within 50 days, Task Force Rakkasan exceeded its fiscal year 2011 retention goal of 362 Soldiers.
   
“We were able to complete this goal due to the outstanding career counselors, leaders and Soldiers of the Rakkasans,” said U.S. Army Master Sgt. Ron Yancey of Batesville, MS, 3rd BCT senior career counselor. “All levels of command got involved with the Soldiers and helped them get the options they desired.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Lady Govs begin Thanksgiving tour of Illinois

 

APSU Women’s Basketball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay will begin its tour of the Southern Illinois University system when it meets SIU Edwardsville in a 7:00pm, Friday contest at the Vadalabene Center.

The Lady Govs will play their fourth game in the past seven days, Friday. It also will be the fourth game of the Lady Govs current seven-game road swing. Austin Peay will not return to the friendly confines of the Dunn Center until a December 8th contest against Lipscomb.

The Lady Govs return to action after suffering a 71-61 loss at Chattanooga, Tuesday. Austin Peay  trailed by 15 points in the first half before mounting a 15-2 run over a three-minute span to close within two points. Austin Peay would get no closer but also would not trail by more than 15 points the game’s remainder.

Lady Govs Basketball

Lady Govs Basketball

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Local author to autograph books at Borders

 

Borders BooksClarksville, TN – Local author and professor at APSU, Dr. Antonio Thompson, will be signing copies of his new book on December 4th from 2:00pm-4:00pm.

Men in German Uniform: POWs in America during World War II He will be signing copies of his new book, “Men in German Uniform: POWs in America During WWII” as well as his hit title,”German Jack Boots on Kentucky Bluegrass.”

Take this opportunity to meet this great local author in person and grab this title before it sells out!

Borders, 2801 Wilma Rudolph Blvd. Clarksville, TN at Governors Square Mall. Phone: 931-906-7049.

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