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101st Airborne Division Band leads Clarksville Christmas parade

 

Written by Spc. Patrick Kirby
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Band marched in this years Clarksville Christmas parade, around Clarksville on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017.

Thousands of people filled the streets of downtown Clarksville Saturday for the 58th annual Christmas Parade.

“It’s nice to be able to get off post and interact with the community and entertain them,” said Spc. Kenneth Fahle, Army musician, saxophonist, 101st Abn. Div. band and a native of Madison, Ohio. “It’s nice to see the community come together and celebrate this holiday season.”

The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Band marched in this years Clarksville Christmas parade, around Clarksville on Dec. 2. There were more than 130 businesses, schools and organizations took part in the floats in this years parade each decorated with a different theme all around the theme, “Christmas around the world” (Spc. Patrick Kirby)

The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Band marched in this years Clarksville Christmas parade, around Clarksville on Dec. 2. There were more than 130 businesses, schools and organizations took part in the floats in this years parade each decorated with a different theme all around the theme, “Christmas around the world” (Spc. Patrick Kirby)

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3rd Annual SpiritFest to take place this Saturday

 

SpiritFest offers Family Fun Activities before Clarksville’s Lighted Christmas Parade

Clarksville's SpiritfestClarksville, TN – On Saturday, December 2nd, 2017, the 3rd Annual SpiritFest, a holiday event, will offer a bounty of free activities, including visits with Santa Claus, rides on the International Express Bus, four kids’ inflatables, live music on the new Downtown Commons stage, ice skating, art and gift markets, food trucks and a live nativity with animals. SpiritFest begins at 2:00pm and runs until 5:00pm.

It will start three hours before Clarksville’s 58th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade, which will pass by its location in Historic Downtown Clarksville.

SpiritFest, a free “Pre-Parade Celebration of Christmas,” will feature kids’ inflatables, Santa Claus, complimentary hot chocolate and cookies, Christmas music performances by multiple groups, a live nativity including animals, food trucks and two art and gift markets.

SpiritFest, a free “Pre-Parade Celebration of Christmas,” will feature kids’ inflatables, Santa Claus, complimentary hot chocolate and cookies, Christmas music performances by multiple groups, a live nativity including animals, food trucks and two art and gift markets.

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SpiritFest offers Family Fun Activities before Clarksville’s Lighted Christmas Parade

 

Clarksville's SpiritfestClarksville, TN – The 3rd Annual SpiritFest, a holiday event from 2:00pm until 5:00pm on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017, will offer a bounty of free activities, including visits with Santa Claus, rides on the International Express Bus, four kids’ inflatables, live music on the new Downtown Commons stage, ice skating, art and gift markets, food trucks and a live nativity with animals.

It will start three hours before Clarksville’s 58th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade, which will pass by its location in Historic Downtown Clarksville.

SpiritFest, a free “Pre-Parade Celebration of Christmas,” will feature kids’ inflatables, Santa Claus, complimentary hot chocolate and cookies, Christmas music performances by multiple groups, a live nativity including animals, food trucks and two art and gift markets.

SpiritFest, a free “Pre-Parade Celebration of Christmas,” will feature kids’ inflatables, Santa Claus, complimentary hot chocolate and cookies, Christmas music performances by multiple groups, a live nativity including animals, food trucks and two art and gift markets.

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Clarksville’s McGregor Park to reopen Friday for Riverfest

 

2017 RiverFestClarksville, TN – Sunny and pleasant weather is forecast Thursday through Saturday for Clarksville’s Riverfest Celebration, offering a welcome change from last week’s storms and flooding.

Heavy rains swept through Clarksville early Friday, pushing the Cumberland River to flood stage, covering McGregor Park’s two outdoor stages and forcing Clarksville Parks and Recreation to close the park.

Good Weather Forecasted as the Riverfest Festival kicks off Thursday with Art Experience

Good Weather Forecasted as the Riverfest Festival kicks off Thursday with Art Experience

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Clarksville’s Riverfest Celebration to take place September 7th-9th

 

2017 RiverFestClarksville, TN – Join the City of Clarksville and Budweiser along the banks of the Cumberland River to celebrate Clarksville’s river heritage and the 30th anniversary of the annual Riverfest Celebration, September 7th-9th, 2017.

This free, three-day music and arts festival features three stages of diverse local and nationally known entertainers and cultural groups, plus delicious food and fun for the entire family.

Clarksville's Riverfest to be held September 7th-9th, 2017.

Clarksville’s Riverfest to be held September 7th-9th, 2017.

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Fort Campbell, Hopkinsville partnership shines bright in shadow of the Total Solar Eclipse

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionHopkinsville, KY – Thousands of people, many visiting from other states and from around the world, converged on Hopkinsville, which dubbed itself “Eclipseville,” August 19th, 2017 in anticipation of Monday’s total solar eclipse.

The city, located 20 miles north of Fort Campbell, hosted its annual Summer Salute Festival August 18th-20th, providing visitors a myriad of food, games, music and activities.

The 101st Airborne Division provided the Big 5 Band that performed, August 19th, as part of its commitment to support the robust relationship it has with Hopkinsville.

Members of the Big 5 Band, of the 101st Airborne Division Band, perform at Hopkinsville, Kentucky’s Summer Salute Festival, Aug. 19. The festival provided a unique opportunity for Fort Campbell and the Hopkinsville community to recognize their mutually beneficial relationship. (Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Members of the Big 5 Band, of the 101st Airborne Division Band, perform at Hopkinsville, Kentucky’s Summer Salute Festival, Aug. 19. The festival provided a unique opportunity for Fort Campbell and the Hopkinsville community to recognize their mutually beneficial relationship. (Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Clarksville’s Welcome Home Veterans Parade set for September 16th

 

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Clarksville’s third annual Welcome Home Veterans parade is scheduled for Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at 10:00am in historic downtown.

“Originally created to honor Vietnam Veterans, the parade now a tribute by Vietnam Veterans to all American Heroes. This is a day for families, friends and all citizens to salute the service and sacrifices made by America’s Military,” said Visit Clarksville Board Chairman Jerry Allbert.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Veterans Day Parade

Clarksville-Montgomery County Veterans Day Parade

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101st Airborne Division Band member Ruben Salinas named 2017 Army Soldier-Musician of the Year

 

Written by Michele Vowell
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Specialist Ruben Salinas is the 2017 Army Soldier-Musician of the Year.

A saxophone player in the 101st Airborne Division Band, Salinas was selected for the award by Col. Neal F. McIntyre, Chief of Army Music, from Soldiers in 29 active duty bands.

“It’s a great honor,” Salinas said. “It’s a little bit surreal. To be recognized at that level is really quite something.”

Each Army band is allowed to nominate one Soldier from its unit. Salinas was nominated based on the total Soldier concept, devotion to duty and his accomplishments during the past year, said 1st Sgt. Jeffrey J. Dudzienski, 101st Abn. Div. Band first sergeant.

Salinas is the second 101st Abn. Div. Band member to receive this award. The first was newly-promoted Sgt. James Liverman in 2010. Liverman was a principal trumpeter in the 101st’s Brass Quintet.

Specialist Ruben Salinas practices playing his saxophone at the 101st Airborne Division Band Hall on 34th Street April 24, 2017. Salinas was named the 2017 Army Soldier-Musician of the Year. He is the second 101st Band member to receive the honor. (Michele Vowell, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

Specialist Ruben Salinas practices playing his saxophone at the 101st Airborne Division Band Hall on 34th Street April 24, 2017. Salinas was named the 2017 Army Soldier-Musician of the Year. He is the second 101st Band member to receive the honor. (Michele Vowell, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

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101st Airborne Division Band to perform Holiday Concert at Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public LibraryClarksville, TN – The 101st Airborne Division Band from Fort Campbell, KY will be performing in the atrium of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library at 6:00pm on Tuesday, December 13th.

The show will feature several different types of musical groupings including a brass quintet and a jazz combo for an hour-long concert.

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2016 Clarksville-Montgomery County Veterans Day Parade

 

Clarksville, TN – Clarksville-Montgomery County gathered together in front of the Montgomery County Historic Courthouse this past Saturday, November 5th to honor our veterans, as well as those who are still serving their country.

The day started off at 9:00am with a Veterans Day Ceremony. Veterans Service Organization director Frank Mir gave the opening remarks followed by the 101st Airborne Division Honor Guard Posting the Colors.

101st Airborne Division Honor Guard Posting the Colors at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Veterans Day Ceremony.

101st Airborne Division Honor Guard Posting the Colors at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Veterans Day Ceremony.

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