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Fort Campbell’s Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony

 

Fort Campbell, KY – Today, Fort Campbell held it’s annual Wreath Laying Ceremony in front of the Division Headquarters.  Deputy Commander, Brigadier General Jeffrey N. Colt spoke to the crowd and he along with Command Sgt. Maj. Scott Schroeder place the wreath at the monument to honor those soldiers who have lost their life and soldiers corrently serving.

General Colt stated that there are still some 8,000 soldiers deployed in Afghanistan along with members of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, who are also still in Iraq.

Allison Smith, Randy Ball, Steven and Katrina Morris along with their children Madison, Bella and Lucas Morris.

Allison Smith, Randy Ball, Steven and Katrina Morris along with their children Madison, Bella and Lucas Morris.

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Tiny Town Road Wreck leaves One Dead, Another with Injuries

 

Tiny Town Road Wreck leaves One Dead, Another with InjuriesClarksville, TN – On May 30th, 2011, around 1:46pm, Tiny Town Road was closed to west bound traffic and down to one lane east bound near Tara Blvd. A violent two car crash claimed the life of one and another had to be Life Flighted with multiple fractures according to Clarksville Police Public Information Officer Jim Knoll.

The names have not been released pending notification of family members.

Accident on Tiny Town Road near Tara Blvd.

Accident on Tiny Town Road near Tara Blvd.

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Governor Haslam issues proclamation honoring Men and Women in Uniform

 

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Govenor Bill Haslam issued a proclamation recognizing the sacrifices of generations of brave men and women in uniform who fought and died for our country.

The cost of war and the price of peace are tremendous and the tradition of Memorial Day reinforces our Nation’s resolve to never forget those who have given their last full measure for the United States of America and Tennessee. «Read the rest of this article»

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Bat Govs sent to Altanta to face Georgia Tech in NCAA Regional

 

APSU Men’s Baseball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team, the 2011 Ohio Valley Conference tournament champion, will travel to Atlanta, GA, 6:00pm (CDT), Friday, to face host Georgia Tech in NCAA Baseball Tournament regional play, the NCAA announced Monday.

The Governors (33-22), who earned the OVC’s automatic bid by sweeping through the league tournament in Jackson over the weekend, will play host Georgia Tech (40-19) at Russ Chandler Stadium.  Georgia Tech, which earned an at-large bid, went 1-2 over the weekend in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

2011 NCAA Baseball Tournament

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Sign up for Summer Sports with Family and MWR Sports and Fitness

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – Stay active and get to know members of your company by participating in the summer sports programs hosted by Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) Sports and Fitness.

Sports include softball, dodge ball, sand volleyball, 10 miler qualifier, and post-wide softball championships. Through the upcoming months, Sports and Fitness will be hosting various sporting tournaments. These tournaments are open for battalion, individual, and company participation depending on the sporting event. «Read the rest of this article»


Remembering American Heroes

 

Written by State Senator Roy Herron

Memorial DayDad got to England in July of 1944.  Soon after he landed, he was on a landing craft headed for Normandy.  As they crossed the English Channel, over the loudspeaker came the familiar voice of Roy Acuff singing, “The Great Speckled Bird.”

Years later, Dad would remember that no son of the South, and few from anywhere else, had dry eyes as Acuff sang that Grand Ole Opry favorite and their thoughts returned to home.

They hit Omaha Beach and before long were fighting in the hedgerows. A few days into combat, Dad was wounded, but it could have been much worse. For thousands, it was.  So on he fought with his buddies, all part of the Ninth Infantry that famed war correspondent Ernie Pyle once called “a beautiful machine.”

Army troops on board a LCT, ready to ride across the English Channel to France. Some of these men wear 101st Airborne Division insignia. Photograph released 12th June 1944. (Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.)

Army troops on board a LCT, ready to ride across the English Channel to France. Some of these men wear 101st Airborne Division insignia. Photograph released 12th June 1944. (Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.)

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Sunday morning 217 soldiers with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team returned to Campbell Army Airfield

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Early Sunday morning 217 soldiers with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team returned to Campbell Army Airfield.  Even a slight delay on the arrival didn’t damper the spirits of friends and family who gathered to welcome home their soldier.

With the first sighting of the plane, word quickly spread through the crowd and cheers broke out across the tarmac.  Once the aircraft was on the ground, signs and banners quickly went up along the fence. There were plenty of cheers and tears of joy.

2nd Brigade Combat Team Soldiers Returning From Afghanistan led in by Wounded Soldiers

2nd Brigade Combat Team Soldiers Returning From Afghanistan led in by Wounded Soldiers

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Humane Society Donates Pet Supplies to Tornado-Stricken Shelter

 

Written by Amy Shaver
Humane Society Director

Humane Society of Clarksville – Montgomery County (HSCMC)Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Humane Society donated 1,042 lbs. of dog food, 1 large crate, 4 bails of straw, 4 partial rolls of fencing and 2 large bags of linens to local disaster relief volunteers, Hannah and Haly Baggett, who will transport the items to Tuscaloosa K9 Camp this weekend.

Emily Shaver and Humane Society Director Amy Shaver helped load up pet supplies so local volunteers Hannah and Haly Baggett could transport the items to Alabama this weekend. (Photo by Amy Shaver)

Emily Shaver and Humane Society Director Amy Shaver helped load up pet supplies so local volunteers Hannah and Haly Baggett could transport the items to Alabama this weekend. (Photo by Amy Shaver)

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Memorial Day History

 

From the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsWashington, D.C. – Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5th, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30th. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.

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Well-conducted FARPs require orchestration

 

Written by Spc. Jennifer Andersson
159th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division159th Combat Aviation BrigadeKandahar Airfield, Afghanistan – After the cool morning had yielded to the heat of the day, a group of soldiers dressed in oppressive full battle rattle waited the “10 more minutes until the bird is ready.”

This was at least the third time they’d received the 10-minute warning.

“The mission will be over by the time we get there,” one soldier joked.

“No, they need us,” was the answer.

Soldiers of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, discuss a plan of action to unload materiels necessary for moving the fuel blivets in the foreground during a forward arming and refueling point mission in southern Afghanistan, April 13th. (Photo by: Spc. Jennifer Andersson)

Soldiers of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, discuss a plan of action to unload materiels necessary for moving the fuel blivets in the foreground during a forward arming and refueling point mission in southern Afghanistan, April 13th. (Photo by: Spc. Jennifer Andersson)

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