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Tennessee Technology Centers becoming Colleges of Applied Technology; Recognized for Workforce Education

 

Tennessee Board of RegentsNashville, TN – The state’s workforce training schools known as Tennessee Technology Centers are being renamed Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology as of July 1st.

The name change more accurately reflects the post-secondary training provided at the 27 campuses and many satellite locations across the state. The Tennessee Technology Centers have always been higher education institutions, offering post-secondary programs for workforce preparation. But the previous “center” title was often misunderstood. «Read the rest of this article»

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Nashville Sounds lose 6-4 to Oklahoma City RedHawks at Greer Stadium

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds dropped their third straight game to the Oklahoma City RedHawks, falling 6-4 in front of 8,889 fans on Saturday evening at Greer Stadium.

Oklahoma City took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning when Jimmy Paredes grounded into a rare 6-4-6-8 double play with runners on second and third. On the twin-killing, Jonathan Villar, who had opened the game a double, scored the night’s first run.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

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Fort Campbell 101st Airborne Division Headquarters Soldier dies in Afghanistan

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A Fort Campbell Soldier died June 28th, 2013 in a non-combat related incident at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The Army says it is investigating Rogers’ death.

Sergeant Justin Richard Rogers, 25, of Barton, NY, was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) as a horizontal construction engineer.

He joined the Army in March 2008.

Sergeant Justin R. Rogers

Sergeant Justin R. Rogers

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Military-to-Military Couples must now ‘opt-in’ to Family Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance coverage

 

Written by Jim Garamone

U.S. ArmyWashington, D.C. – Service members married to other service members are no longer automatically enrolled in the Family Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance program, Pentagon officials said. They must now opt into the coverage.

The change was effective January 2nd, and to date affects about 4,500 service members, said Coast Guard Cmdr. Kristen Martin, who heads the Defense Department’s SGLI policy office. She spoke during an interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel.

Service members married to other service members, such as Capt. Ron and Capt. Rikki Opperman, are no longer automatically enrolled in the Family Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance program. They must now opt in to the coverage. (Capt. Antonia Greene)

Service members married to other service members, such as Capt. Ron and Capt. Rikki Opperman, are no longer automatically enrolled in the Family Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance program. They must now opt in to the coverage. (Capt. Antonia Greene)

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Clarksville Gas and Water Department announces Sewer Rehab Work Scheduled for July 1st-5th, 2013

 

Clarksville Gas and Water DepartmentClarksville, TN – Clarksville Gas and Water sewer rehabilitation contractor work is scheduled on the following streets during the week of July 1st-5th, 2013; Hallbrook Drive, Virginia Terrace and Lasalle Street.

The rehab work requires temporarily sealing of customer sewer connections to the main line. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Parks and Recreations announces Fright on Franklin booth applications now being accepted online

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville would like to invite local businesses and organizations to participate in this year’s 5th Annual Fright on Franklin event, scheduled for Saturday, October 26th, 2013, in historic downtown Clarksville.

Fright on Franklin, sponsored by Altra Federal Credit Union, is an award-winning event for adults and kids of all ages and features safe trick-or-treating, costume contests, and much more!

Mary Nell Wooten hands out candy for the Roxy Regional Theatre at Fright on Franklin Street

Mary Nell Wooten hands out candy for the Roxy Regional Theatre at Fright on Franklin Street

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Fort Campbell Estep Wellness Center July Class Schedule

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – Estep Wellness Center has released their July class schedule.

A new month brings new changes which include:  Total Pump moved to 4:30pm on Wednesday, Zumba moved to 5:45pm, and a cycle class has been added on Wednesday at 4:45pm. The 5:45pm Core class on Thursday is now an hour long Tabata/Core class combo.

They continue to offer Tabata/Abs Ablaze/Stretch combo class on Mondays from 11:45am to 12:45pm; and a Power Cycle/Belly Burn/Stretch combo class on Wednesdays from 11:45am to 12:45pm. «Read the rest of this article»

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Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for July 1st through July 6th, 2013

 

Clarksville, TNDunbar Cave State Natural Area has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric Native Americans as far back as 10,000 years.

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area will present many nature programs this summer. There are programs for children and adults.

Upcoming events include: Evening Nature Hike, Fish, Insects and Freshwater Mussels of the Red River, Lake Critters, Fishing Equipment and Techniques and so much more!

The Dunbar Cave State Natural Area's Visitors Center

The Dunbar Cave State Natural Area’s Visitors Center

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Austin Peay State University Baseball Players read at Imagination Library

 

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University baseball players Alex Belew and Kasey Kemmer were part of Friday’s Imagination Library event, hosted at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library.

APSU Baseball. (Courtesy: APSU Sports Information)

APSU Baseball. (Courtesy: APSU Sports Information)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade challenges soldiers to be the best during Strike Fear week

 

Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division101st Sustainment Brigade - Lifeliners

Fort Campbell, KY – After a series of challenges, two soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), emerged as winners in the battalion’s soldier and noncommissioned officer of the quarter competition June 21st, at Fort Campbell, KY.

Known as “Strike Fear Week,” this competition presents soldiers with a series of events that tests them on their soldier skills, physical stamina and mental agility.

Sgt. Ryan Thayer, an Avenger crew member for Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), weaves his body through the boards of the Weaver June 19, at the Sabalauski Air Assault School at Fort Campbell. Thayer is taking part in "Strike Fear Week". (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Sgt. Ryan Thayer, an Avenger crew member for Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), weaves his body through the boards of the Weaver June 19, at the Sabalauski Air Assault School at Fort Campbell. Thayer is taking part in “Strike Fear Week”. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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