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163rd Military Police Company holds 2nd annual SWAT Challenge at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Spc. Beverly Roche
40th Public Affairs Detachment

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – The 163rd Military Police Company, 716th MP Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) conducted its 2019 SWAT Challenge at Fort Campbell, March 15th, 2019.

The SWAT Challenge was a five-part competition that tested the physical, tactical, and technical capabilities of the Fort Campbell Special Reaction Team, Clarksville Police Department Team and Montgomery County Sheriffs Office Tactical Team.

Rory Kennedy (on rifle) and Charles Hunt (on spotting scope) work together March 15 to identify a target during the SWAT Challenge at Fort Campbell, Ky. Kennedy and Hunt are both law enforcement officers with the Montgomery County (Tenn.) Sheriff’s Office. The sniper marksmanship competition was the third of five events in the SWAT Challenge, this tested the physical, tactical and technical capabilities of multiple competing agencies. (Spc. Beverly Roche, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Rory Kennedy (on rifle) and Charles Hunt (on spotting scope) work together March 15 to identify a target during the SWAT Challenge at Fort Campbell, Ky. Kennedy and Hunt are both law enforcement officers with the Montgomery County (Tenn.) Sheriff’s Office. The sniper marksmanship competition was the third of five events in the SWAT Challenge, this tested the physical, tactical and technical capabilities of multiple competing agencies. (Spc. Beverly Roche, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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AAA says Motorists Already Considering Adding at least One Summer Road Trip If Gas Prices Remain Low

 

AAA 

AAAWashington, D.C. – Spring fever may be in the air, but American motorists already have summer road trips top of mind.

AAA’s latest Gas Price survey found that if gas prices remain low, 1 in 3 Americans (33 percent) would likely plan another summer road trip while 27 percent would increase the distance of one – with Generation X more likely to do both than Baby Boomers.

AAA Forecasts Spring National Gas Price Average to Reach $2.75. (AAA)

AAA Forecasts Spring National Gas Price Average to Reach $2.75. (AAA)

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Health care professionals visit Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to learn of opportunities in Army Medicine

 

Written by Maria Yager 
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs  

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Health care professionals considering careers in the Army recently visited Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) and medical facilities on Fort Campbell to learn more about Army Medicine. The visit was part of a new initiative by recruiters at the U.S. Army Medical Recruiting Center Nashville to give interested health care professionals a first-hand look into the military health system.

The team visited Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s emergency center, primary care and specialty clinics to learn about the military health system’s delivery of care.

More than 2,000 health care professionals, both active-duty Soldiers and federal service civilians, work at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on Fort Campbell supporting medical readiness for Soldiers and caring for Soldiers, retirees and family members. (U.S. Army photo by Greg Calidonna)

More than 2,000 health care professionals, both active-duty Soldiers and federal service civilians, work at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on Fort Campbell supporting medical readiness for Soldiers and caring for Soldiers, retirees and family members. (U.S. Army photo by Greg Calidonna)

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Clarksville Police release update on Motorcycle, Car accident on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard

 

Clarksville Police Department (CPD)

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Around 4:57pm, Saturday, April 6th, Clarksville Police report a Honda Accord driven by a 43 year old male was making a left out of McDonald’s on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard to head north when he pulled out in front of a motorcycle ridden by a male in his 20s traveling southbound.

The motorcycle collided with the Honda.

Clarksville Police say a Honda Accord pulled out of McDonalds on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard right in front of an oncoming motorcycle Saturday. (Officer Szczerbiak, CPD)

Clarksville Police say a Honda Accord pulled out of McDonalds on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard right in front of an oncoming motorcycle Saturday. (Officer Szczerbiak, CPD)

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Clarksville Police report Motorcycle, Car Accident on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard

 

Clarksville Police Department (CPD) 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police responded to the scene of a serious motorcycle and car injury crash near Wilma Rudolph Boulevard/Holiday Drive in front of McDonald’s, Saturday, April 6th, 2019.

The three southbound lanes of Wilma Rudolph Boulevard were closed. Officers used the center turn lane to keep traffic moving in both directions. The lanes were closed until 7:09pm.

As of now, there is one injury and the person will most likely be LifeFlighted.

Clarksville Police worked a wreck between a motorcycle and a car on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard Saturday afternoon.

Clarksville Police worked a wreck between a motorcycle and a car on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard Saturday afternoon.

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Clarksville Police charge Juvenile with False Report after Bomb Threat to Magic Wheels on Fort Campbell Boulevard

 

Clarksville Police Department (CPD) 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Friday, April 5th, 2019 around 9:45pm, Magic Wheels, 1671 Fort Campbell Boulevard, received a bomb threat saying there was an explosive material inside of the business. Management immediately evacuated the building and notified emergency responders.

The business along with law enforcement officers searched the premises and found no signs of an explosive or detonation device. The business reopened at that time.

Clarksville Police Officers respond to shots fired on Waters Edge Drive early Thursday morning.

Clarksville Police Officers respond to shots fired on Waters Edge Drive early Thursday morning.

 

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AAA says Americans Spend 70 Billion Hours Behind the Wheel

 

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AAA Foundation for Traffic SafetyWashington, D.C. – Americans spend an additional 20 minutes driving each week compared to 2014, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Over the course of the year, Americans collectively spent 70 billion hours behind the wheel- an eight percent increase since 2014.

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American Heart Association reports Adding High-Quality Plant-Based Foods to Diet decreases risk of Deaths from Heart Disease and other causes

 

American Heart Association Meeting Report

American Heart AssociationHouston, TX – As long as you don’t count French fries and soda as healthy choices, it’s never too late to increase your longevity and cut your risk of heart disease death by adding fruits and vegetables to your diet, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions 2019, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in population based cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians.

Even in middle age, adding healthy plant foods such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables to your diet may reduce the risk of death from heart disease and other causes. (American Heart Association)

Even in middle age, adding healthy plant foods such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables to your diet may reduce the risk of death from heart disease and other causes. (American Heart Association)

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CDE Lightband Lineworkers compete in Nationwide Lineworkers Rodeo

 

CDE Lightband 

Clarksville Department of Electricity - CDE - CDE LightbandClarksville, TN – CDE Lightband was represented among 80 teams and 133 apprentices across the nation during a series of competitive events demonstrating lineworker skills and expertise.

The American Public Power Association (APPA) Lineworkers Rodeo is an event with the primary purpose to promote work practice safety among lineman that represent Public Power Providers.

CDE Lightband Lineworkers competing at American Public Power Association (APPA) Lineworkers Rodeo.

CDE Lightband Lineworkers competing at American Public Power Association (APPA) Lineworkers Rodeo.

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Clarksville Police reports Pickup Truck crashes into Edge Salon on Madison Street

 

Clarksville Police Department (CPD) 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police say the Edge Salon, located at 1490 Madison Street, had an unexpected about visitor when a pickup truck smashed into the building around 10:25am, Friday, April 5th, 3019.

A pickup driven my Brandon Porter, age 38, traveling west on Madison Street accelerated when the traffic control light changed from red to green causing the pickup to spin in a circular manner on the roadway.

A pickup truck loses control on Madison Street and then crashes into the Edge Salon. (Jim Knoll/Officer Holder, Clarksville Police)

A pickup truck loses control on Madison Street and then crashes into the Edge Salon. (Jim Knoll/Officer Holder, Clarksville Police)

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