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Deployment does not stop education for Soldiers

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionWings of Destiny

Camp Marmal, Afghanistan – For many, the idea of taking a math class seems something more out of a nightmare or a torture devised by an educational system that has a vendetta against them.

For soldiers in 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Ready, it’s not a nightmare, it’s an opportunity.

Spc. Vineeth Amaram, D Company, 5-158, TF Ready production control database administrator, a native of Hyderabad, India, the opportunity is slightly different. With two years in the Army and on his first deployment, he is the instructor for the math 103 offered at Camp Marmal, Balkh Province, Afghanistan.

Spc. Amber Eddy, Headquarters and Headquarters company, 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation, aviation operations specialist, a native of Brigham City, Utah, takes notes and attempts to solve a problem posed to the the students during a class covering probability and statistics in a Task Force Ready classroom in Balkh province, Afghanistan, Nov. 14th. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

Spc. Amber Eddy, Headquarters and Headquarters company, 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation, aviation operations specialist, a native of Brigham City, Utah, takes notes and attempts to solve a problem posed to the the students during a class covering probability and statistics in a Task Force Ready classroom in Balkh province, Afghanistan, Nov. 14th. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball’s turnovers lead to 69-57 loss to Arkansas State Red Wolves

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Men’s Basketball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsJonesboro, AR – For the second straight game Austin Peay State University shot 50 percent from the floor. For the second straight game, the Governors shot better than 58 percent from three-point range. And for the second straight game APSU was handed a double-digit loss.

Why? For the second straight game APSU committed an unsightly 28 turnovers.

APSU Men's Basketball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

APSU Men’s Basketball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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Don’t let Connecticut tragedy destroy you and your friends

 

Hank BonecutterClarksville TN – There are no words to describe the events of last week.   The senseless killings of innocent children, at Christmas, is something that I don’t think any of us ever “get over.”  But with the dominance of social media in our lives, this tragedy has the opportunity to tear each of us, and our friends and family, apart.

It didn’t take long after the news broke in Newtown Connecticut for both sides of the gun debate to find it’s way on Facebook and Twitter.  I saw some pretty offensive “posts” in my thread, and some very irresponsible comments by politicians on the national stage, using this tragedy to “politicize” their agenda. «Read the rest of this article»




Austin Peay Lady Govs hit the road Monday to take on Arkansas State Red Wolves

 

Austin Peay Lady Govs (3-6, 0-0 OVC) at Arkansas State (2-7, 1-1 SBC)

Monday, December 17th, 2012 | Tipoff: 7:05pm (CT)
Jonesboro, AR | Arena: Convocation Center (10,563)

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsJonesboro, AR – Austin Peay women’s basketball team returns to action following an eight-day break when it meets Arkansas State in a 7:05pm, Monday contest the Convocation Center.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Basketball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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Fort Campbell’s Outdoor Recreation Adventure Tour, Bike and Hike programs in January

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – Outdoor Recreation Adventure Programs has some great activities during the month of January to help you with your New Year’s resolution to be more active! They start the month of January with a Jack Daniels Distillery Tour on January 5th from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

You must be at least 21 years old to join them on this tour. The cost is $25.00 and this includes your transportation.  Spend the afternoon in Lynchburg, TN where you will visit the historic Jack Daniels Distillery for a tour. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University presented with deed to Madison Street house

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Standing on the long front porch, Austin Peay State University President Tim Hall peeked through a window to the inside of a house that now belongs to the APSU Foundation.

On December 11th, Heritage Bank President Keith Bennett presented Hall with the deed to 1220 Madison Street, located across the street from McReynolds-Nave and Larson Funeral Home in the historic district.

Heritage Bank President Keith Bennett (left) shakes hands with APSU President Tim Hall on December 11th after presenting the deed to the house behind them, located at 1220 Madison Street. APSU plans to sell the property, with the proceeds going toward the Governors Stadium renovation project. (Photo by Beth Liggett, APSU photographer)

Heritage Bank President Keith Bennett (left) shakes hands with APSU President Tim Hall on December 11th after presenting the deed to the house behind them, located at 1220 Madison Street. APSU plans to sell the property, with the proceeds going toward the Governors Stadium renovation project. (Photo by Beth Liggett, APSU photographer)

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Tennessee Titans play the New York Jets at LP Field on Monday Night Football

 

Tennessee Titans (4-9) vs. New York Jets (6-7)

Monday, December 17th, 2012 • 7:30pm CT
LP Field • Nashville, Tenn. • TV: ESPN/WKRN

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – This week the national spotlight descends upon Tennessee as the Titans (4-9) host the New York Jets (6-7) on Monday Night Football. Kickoff at LP Field (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for 7:30pm CT on Monday, December 17th.

This week’s game will be televised to a national audience on ESPN. Mike Tirico will handle play-by-play duties while Jon Gruden provides analysis. Lisa Salters will be the sideline reporter. In the Nashville market, the ESPN broadcast will be carried by News 2 WKRN. «Read the rest of this article»

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Home for the Holidays – Prepare Ahead for Family Gatherings

 

Martha White®Nashville, TN – It would be wonderful if we all had a warm cozy grandmother’s house to go to for the holidays. But, we know that “home for the holidays” is not really about a place, but about being with family and friends.

In the South, we are all about planning what we’re going to eat, but the food represents so much more to us. It’s about the long-standing traditions of gathering to share the bounty of the table and reconnect with loved ones.

Aunt Lois' Banana Nut Bread, Sour Cream Coffee Cake and Easy Chocolate Chip Blondies

Aunt Lois’ Banana Nut Bread, Sour Cream Coffee Cake and Easy Chocolate Chip Blondies

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Clarksville Police Officers bring a Merry Christmas to 210 Children and their Families

 

Bill Larson and Officer Jim Knoll of the Clarksville Police Department contributed to this story.

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – On December 15th, 2012, the Clarksville Department in conjunction with the Clarksville Police Union and Fraternal Order of Police made the holidays much brighter for 210 local children by sponsoring the children to a holiday shopping spree at one of the three area, Walmart Supercenter’s.  The Police Union and Fraternal Order of Police spent over $20,000 to ensure these kids would have a Christmas to remember.

“In these tough economic times when we have so many parents being laid off or losing their jobs as companies downsize; for some of these children, this will be their only Christmas,” said Tyler Barrett,  President of the Clarksville Police Union.  “We reached out to these families and try to assist them and make sure that their children are able to have the Christmas they deserve.”

A Clarksville Police officer helps a young shopper keep a running talley of her purchases (Jim Knoll/Clarksville Police Department)

A Clarksville Police officer helps a young shopper keep a running talley of her purchases (Jim Knoll/Clarksville Police Department)

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for December 16th, 2012

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include:

  • Christmas on the Cumberland and Free Activities
  • December Move with the Mayor
  • Registration to begin for Youth Dodgeball League
  • Parks and Recreation now offers Pool Party Packages
  • Indoor Aquatic Center to host New Year’s Eve Bash

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