Topic: Air force
Montgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization is hosting its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 10:00am, May 28th, at Veterans Memorial Park, Clarksville.
City and county officials, as well as MCVSO staff will speak, with the keynote address by Colonel William B. Hickman, Deputy Commander of Operations, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). «Read the rest of this article»
Commemorative Day Has Been Observed Nationwide For 62 Years
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and state Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder today announced May 19th, 2012 is Armed Forces Day. The single day celebration was created to signify the unification of the Armed Forces under one federal department; the Department of Defense.
President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for Americans to come together and thank our troops for their patriotic service in support of our country. On August 31st, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of Armed Forces Day to replace separate days to honor the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force. «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C. – On August 31st, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department — the Department of Defense.
Each of the military leagues and orders was asked to drop sponsorship of its specific service day in order to celebrate the newly announced Armed Forces Day. The Army, Navy and Air Force leagues adopted the newly formed day. The Marine Corps League declined to drop support for Marine Corps Day but supports Armed Forces Day, too. «Read the rest of this article»
APSU Sports Information: Austin Peay Basketball
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay opens the road portion of its 2011-12 schedule with a 6:30pm, Monday contest against Lipscomb at Allen Arena. The Lady Govs will look to build on their season-opening victory against Southern Illinois, Friday.
Austin Peay has lost its last six non-conference road games, dating back to a November 20th, 2010 victory against Utah Valley on a neutral court. However, the Lady Govs won in their last trip to Lipscomb, a 61-52 decision, November 17th, 2009.
Written by Sgt. Tracy Weeden
MacDill Air Force Base, FL – The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, conducted a multi-echelon training exercise called Jaded Thunder at MacDill Air Force Base and Avon Park outside of Tampa, FL, October 20th-30th, along with elements of the Air Force, ground forces and artillery.
The simulated battlefield was set up to resemble real-life scenarios in combat, to include a fully functioning forward arming and refueling point, mock villages and a forward operating base.
Each Commissioner serves as a representative on behalf of his or her or his state with the compact. “I want to thank these men and women for their commitment to serving our state,” Haslam said. “They will represent the people of Tennessee well.”
Clarksville City Councilwoman Deanna McLaughlin accepts his charge willing, “I am truly honored that Governor Haslam chose me for this position,” said McLaughlin. «Read the rest of this article»
October 1st, 2011 • 6:00pm CDT
Clarksville, TN – A victory against Tennessee State, Saturday, would allow the Govs start 2-0 in the OVC for the first time since 1977.
The Govs-TSU match up will serve as each program’s first of the 2011 Sergeant York Trophy Series. In fact, Tennessee Tech is playing at UT Martin also in a Sgt. York Trophy game on Saturday.
After owning a school-record 26 seniors in 2009, the Govs had half that many (13) in 2010. This season the Govs have even fewer, eight.
Written by Spc. Michael Vanpool
Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – A new group of Air Force medics recently attached to the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, got their first taste of battlefield training with the unit during a mass casualty exercise.
“This is what I signed up for,” said Airman 1st Class Julynn Guiwan said. “To save lives, do my job and bring people back home to families.”
Guiwan is one of a new group of Air Force medics recently attached to the battalion. The exercise is designed to get them ready to prepare and train for attacks on Bagram Air Field during their six-month deployment.
A New Play by Robert Tonner
Heart of Glass is the story of Tabitha, a successful officer in the Air Force, who tries to take back control over her life and kick out the piece of trash boyfriend that’s been leeching off of her while she’s been deployed. Robert Tonner, a former mission planner with the air force, says of his own play, “Everyone has been through, or knows someone who has been through, a really bad breakup. «Read the rest of this article»
Written by Master Sgt. Michael Voss
Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Airmen deployed to the passenger terminal here can generally tell from day one they are in for a busy rotation. Often, they simply can’t believe, and are overwhelmed by, the number of passengers passing through the terminal doors.
In April, the 455th Expeditionary Aerial Port Squadron broke their own record for the most passengers moved in one month, transporting 59,327 individuals through the terminal. This exceeded their January record by more than 9,000 people, and the staff attributes the increase to the ongoing changeover between the 101st Airborne Division and the 1st Cavalry Division.
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