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Task Force Thunder, Afghan Air Force partner to train crew chiefs

 

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

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division159th Combat Aviation BrigadeKandahar Airfield, Afghanistan – Soldiers with Task Force Thunder, (159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division), offered the first of a series of classes to train the Kandahar Air Wing of the Afghan Air Force here May 9th as part of the ongoing partnership between the two.

The Aircrew Coordination Training-Enhanced initial qualifications were designed to increase the effectiveness of the aircrews and facilitate better crew coordination.

“The goal is to train up the Afghan Air Wing to be non-rated crew members … to the effect they’ll be able to crew the aircraft and perform all crew coordination actions along with their pilots the way we do with ours,” said Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Bruce of Norco, CA, the enlisted standardization instructor for TF Thunder. «Read the rest of this article»

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PBS’s 2011 National Memorial Day Concert: Featuring a Special Commemoration of 9/11 Live From the U.S. Capitol

 

Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna Co-Host A Night of Remembrance with General Colin Powell, Pia Toscano, Forest Whitaker, Kris Allen, Dianne Wiest, B.B. King, Jason Ritter, A.J. Cook, Hayley Westenra, Daniel Rodriguez, Yolanda Adams and the National Symphony Orchestra

PBSWashington, D.C. – Nearly 10 years after the events of 9/11 and the terrorist attacks orchestrated by Osama bin Laden, our nation is experiencing a renewed sense of national unity. The 2011 National Memorial Day Concert will open with a special segment remembering those who lost their lives that day, and their loved ones, and commemorating the heroism of the firefighters and police officers who first responded.

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CPSC Warns Memorial Day Weekend Among the Deadliest Holidays for ATV Riders

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns all-terrain vehicle (ATV) riders to take steps to stay safe this holiday weekend. CPSC staff is aware of 28 fatalities that occurred during the four-day Memorial Day holiday weekend in 2010. That is an average of seven deaths a day. Five victims were under the age of 16.

History has shown that as temperatures go up, and spring turns to summer, the reported number of ATV-related incidents and deaths also increases.

ATVs are not toys! They are powerful and potentially dangerous vehicles. Before you hit the trails, know your ATV, take a hands on safety training course and follow the guidelines from the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association.

ATVs are not toys! They are powerful and potentially dangerous vehicles. Before you hit the trails, know your ATV, take a hands on safety training course and follow the guidelines from the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association.

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Liberty Park Boat Ramps Open to the Public

 

Liberty Park - Clarksville MarinaClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department opened a portion of Liberty just in time for the Memorial Day Weekend.  The brand new, four-lane boat ramp and two boat docks is open through Monday, May 30th, from 7:00am to 8:00pm, as well on Saturday’s and Sunday’s going forward.

There are approximately 40 parking spots will be available for vehicles and boat trailers. Patrons will not be allowed to park on the surrounding grass areas. Clarksville Police officers will be on site to assist with traffic control, parking and boating safety.

Brian Nelson was the first person to use the Liberty Park Boat Ramps after it opened to the public on Saturday

Brian Nelson was the first person to use the Liberty Park Boat Ramps after it opened to the public on Saturday

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The other half of the picture

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Pete Mayes
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Staff Sgt. Blake Adams and Sgt. Dennis Stanley’s background in law enforcement is proving vital to their mission to help combat corruption here in Afghanistan’s trucking industry.

The two are members of the 101st Sustainment Brigade’s Anti-Corruption interview teams which are working with the various Host Nation truckers to learn about the potential hazards they face on the roads in and around Regional Command’s East, North and Capitol.

Sgt. Dennis Stanley and Staff Sgt. Blake Adams, both of the 101st Sustainment Brigade anti-corruption interview team, talks with a local trucker about the conditions on the road. The team was created to focus on corruption issues host nation truckers face on the road. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes)

Sgt. Dennis Stanley and Staff Sgt. Blake Adams, both of the 101st Sustainment Brigade anti-corruption interview team, talks with a local trucker about the conditions on the road. The team was created to focus on corruption issues host nation truckers face on the road. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes)

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Six 101st Airborne Division Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

 

EDITORS NOTE: This Tragic Event occurred in 2011 and IS NOT a Current Event.
(Runkle, Mills, Osman, Ramosvelazquez, Bohall, Patton)

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division159th Combat Aviation BrigadeFort Campbell, KY – The Department of Defense announced today the death of six Soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died May 26th, 2011 of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

They were assigned to Fox Company, (Pathfinder), 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY.

(Left to Right) John Runkle, Jr., Edward Mills, Ergin Osman, Louis Ramosvelazquez, Thomas Bohall, and Adam Patton. All with the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY.

(Left to Right) John Runkle, Jr., Edward Mills, Ergin Osman, Louis Ramosvelazquez, Thomas Bohall, and Adam Patton. All with the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY.

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Gamel Homers Twice, Sounds Down ‘Hawks 8-3

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – First baseman Mat Gamel belted a pair of home runs to power the Nashville Sounds to an 8-3 victory over the Oklahoma City RedHawks in front of 8,411 fans on Saturday evening at Greer Stadium.

Nashville (20-28) recorded its third win in a row overall and its seventh victory in the club’s last nine home contests.

Gamel posted the Sounds’ fourth two-homer effort of the year and drove in four runs on the night to continue his recent hot hitting. The infielder has hit safely in 15 of his last 22 games at a .378 clip (31-for-82).

Nashville Sounds wore special pink-colored jerseys in support of breast cancer awareness.

Nashville Sounds wore special pink-colored jerseys in support of breast cancer awareness.

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Govs win 2011 OVC Baseball Championship

 

APSU Men’s Baseball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsJackson, TN – Austin Peay’s baseball team claimed the 2011 OVC Baseball Championship with a 7-3 victory against Jacksonville State, Saturday afternoon, at Pringles Park.

OVC Baseball Championship 2011

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Man Charged with Leaving the Scene in Conjunction with the Death Investigation

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – As a result of assistance from the media, Stewart County Sheriffs Office, and U.S Forestry Service, a man has been charged with Leaving The Scene in conjunction with the death investigation.

On May 28th, around 2:30am, Michael Lee Bell  entered the Stewart County Sheriffs Office and indicated that he may have been involved in the hit and run with the female on Dover Road.

Michael Bell

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Tennesseans join Millions Worldwide in Celebrating World No Tobacco Day

 

Contact the Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine for Free Assistance to Stop Tobacco Use

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health encourages Tennesseans who use tobacco to take part in World No Tobacco Day, May 31st, by contacting the QuitLine to start their journey to a tobacco-free life. The Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine, 1-800-QUIT-NOW, provides free personalized, confidential counseling to help each caller set a plan for quitting use of cigarettes or other tobacco products.

The same help to stop tobacco use is also now available to state residents online at www.tnquitline.com. «Read the rest of this article»

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