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TWRA announces 6th annual Daniel Greer Memorial Youth Waterfowl Hunt to be held February 14th in Cheatham County

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is among the partners to host the Sixth Annual Daniel Greer Memorial Youth Waterfowl Hunt. The event will be held Saturday, February 13th at Cheatham Lake Wildlife Management Area.

The event is held in honor of U.S. Marine Corporal Daniel Greer who lost his life in August 2010 while serving in southern Afghanistan. He was an Ashland City firefighter and avid outdoorsman. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell identifies Two 101st Airborne Division pilots killed in helicopter crash

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Two 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) pilots who were killed December 2nd as a result of a helicopter crash near Fort Campbell have been identified.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Alex Caraballoleon, 35, a native of Patillas, Puerto Rico, enlisted in the Army in 2003 as an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter mechanic. During his six years as an enlisted Soldier, Caraballoleon served in numerous assignments, achieving the rank of sergeant, before being selected to attend the Warrant Officer Candidate School in 2009.

Following commissioning as a warrant officer and completion of the Rotary Wing Aviators Course, he served as an Apache attack helicopter pilot with Company B, 1st Battalion, and 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell.

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Alley Poet’s Pen: For the Troops…

 

Alley Poet's PenNashville, TN – Once, in another life, I found myself seated atop the rear of a convertible Corvette in a Veteran’s Day parade, cruising 5MPH down the streets of the township where I was an elected councilwoman. I’d been called up last minute (just that morning) by a fellow councilman colleague, as though I was to know of the tradition that existed each year.

There would be a program of festivities and a ceremony set up at the local park. As we waved and smiled at our neighbors and friends, I saw the councilman pull out two typed sheets of paper from the breast pocket of his suit. When I asked what it was, he said, “You know we’re making speeches.”

Veterans Day

Veterans Day

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam honors Veteran State Employees

 

Five Military Veteran State Employees Honored for Exemplary Service

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam today joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Colonel Jimmie Cole from the Tennessee Military Department to recognize five veteran state employees and more than 506,000 Tennessee veterans of all ages and eras.

The Governor’s Veterans Day event was held at the Tennessee Tower Plaza in downtown Nashville.

“It’s an honor to celebrate these veterans and the contributions they make to state government,” Haslam said. “There are nearly 3,000 veterans working for the state, and we are grateful for their military service and their service to Tennessee.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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American Heart Association says Severity of Combat Injury linked to future Chronic Diseases

 

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are more likely to develop chronic diseases based on the severity of their combat injuries, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

In the last 13 years of war, 52,087 U.S. service members have been wounded in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. The chronic diseases that may occur after combat injuries may be a hidden cost of the conflicts.

Blood pressure monitoring. (American Heart Association)

Blood pressure monitoring. (American Heart Association)

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Montgomery County Animal Care and Control to host Kinessa Johnson today

 

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Animal Care and Control will host famed African wildlife activist Kinessa Johnson on Saturday, October 17th, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at their facility, 616 North Spring Street in Clarksville, TN.

For a donation to Montgomery County Animal Care and Control (dog/cat food, bedding, toys, money, etc.) Kinessa will autograph and give participants a free 8×10 photograph.

Kinessa Johnson to appear at Montgomery County Animal Care and Control Saturday, October 17th.

Kinessa Johnson to appear at Montgomery County Animal Care and Control Saturday, October 17th.

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IRS reports Tax-filing Extension Expires October 15th for Millions of Taxpayers; Check Eligibility for Overlooked Tax Benefits

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSAtlanta, GA – The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers whose tax-filing extension runs out on October 15th to double check their returns for often-overlooked tax benefits and then file their returns electronically using IRS e-file or the Free File system.

More than a quarter of the nearly 13 million taxpayers who requested an automatic six-month extension this year have yet to file. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team holds ceremony naming Medical Clinic after fallen medic

 

Written by Capt. Charles Emmons
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Jalalabad, Afghanistan – Service members gathered in eastern Afghanistan September 17th, to celebrate the life of Cpl. John Dawson and honor his memory by dedicating a medical facility in his name.

The 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) hosted the ceremony, which was attended by leadership from 3rd BCT; Train, Advise, Assist, Command-East; and Resolute Support. The short event included a speech from Lt. Col. Jason Curl, commander of 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment “Men of War,” and an official unveiling of the plaque and sign for the Corporal John M. Dawson Medical Clinic.

Gen. John F. Campbell, commander of Resolute Support and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, shakes hands with 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division Soldiers present for the dedication of a medical clinic named for their fallen platoon medic, Sept. 17th, 2015, in eastern Afghanistan. The Corporal John M. Dawson Medical Clinic was dedicated to a 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division medic who was killed in an insider attack April 8th, 2015, in Nangarhar province. (Capt. Charles Emmons, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

Gen. John F. Campbell, commander of Resolute Support and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, shakes hands with 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division Soldiers present for the dedication of a medical clinic named for their fallen platoon medic, Sept. 17th, 2015, in eastern Afghanistan. (Capt. Charles Emmons, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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U.S. Army’s top General visits 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 39th chief of staff of the Army visited with the commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell and other senior leaders during a luncheon at the 2nd Brigade Combat Team’s dining facility here September 11th.

Gen. Mark A. Milley discussed with Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky and brigade commanders and command sergeants major his vision for the Army and addressed issues facing the force moving forward.

During his visit the CSA spoke about his number-one priority – readiness.

Gen. Mark A. Milley, the 39th chief of staff of the Army, shakes hands with Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, the commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, after arriving to Fort Campbell, Sept. 11, 2015, for a brief luncheon with senior leaders. Milley focused on his number one priority – readiness of the force. (Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Gen. Mark A. Milley, the 39th chief of staff of the Army, shakes hands with Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, the commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, after arriving to Fort Campbell, Sept. 11, 2015, for a brief luncheon with senior leaders. Milley focused on his number one priority – readiness of the force. (Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Deployed Fort Campbell Rakkasan troops compete for Soldier/NCO of the Year in eastern Afghanistan

 

Written by Capt. Charles Emmons
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Jalalabad, Afghanistan – Junior Soldiers and noncommissioned officers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, competed at Operational Base Fenty, September 5th, 2015, for the title of Train, Advise, Assist, Command-East’s Soldier and NCO of the Year.

A total of six Soldiers, who previously qualified through a quarterly competition, participated in several activities. After the completion of the events, Sgt. Alexandro Garcia and Spc. Steven Byone were declared the winners.

Sgt. Alexandro Garcia, 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division, fires his M4 rifle during a stress shoot as part of the Train, Advise, Assist, Command-East Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition in eastern Afghanistan, Aug. 5, 2015. (Capt. Charles Emmons, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

Sgt. Alexandro Garcia, 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division, fires his M4 rifle during a stress shoot as part of the Train, Advise, Assist, Command-East Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition in eastern Afghanistan, Aug. 5, 2015. (Capt. Charles Emmons, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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