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Department of Defense releases Estimated Impacts of Sequestration-Level Funding Report

 

United States Department of Defense - DoDWashington, D.C. – On Tuesday, April 15th, 2014, the Department of Defense released a report that documents the damaging cuts to military forces, modernization, and readiness that will be required if defense budgets are held at sequester-levels in the years beyond fiscal 2015.  This report fulfills a commitment made by Secretary Chuck Hagel to provide details on the effects of these undesirable budget cuts.

As the report says, sequester level budgets would result in continued force-level cuts across the military services.

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Clarksville’s Bashaara Graves leads Tennessee Lady Vols at NCAA Tournament Sweet 16

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The Tennessee Lady Vols, the #1 seed in the Louisville Regional, has advanced to the 2014 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship, and will host Maryland on Sunday afternoon.

Tip-off is set for noon in the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville Kentucky.

This is Tennessee’s fifth-straight and 32nd overall NCAA Sweet 16 appearance, and the third year in a row for Maryland.

Bashaara Graves leads Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball against Maryland at NCAA Sweet 16. (Mateen Sidiq Nashville Sports Network)

Bashaara Graves leads Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball against Maryland at NCAA Sweet 16. (Mateen Sidiq Nashville Sports Network)

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Fresh Coat Painters opens in Clarksville

 

Clarksville, Tn - When Rich Whitaker left the military after 25 years, he was faced with an important question: what should he and his wife Cheryl do now? The answer: open Fresh Coat Painters of Clarksville.

“I was transitioning from a career in the Army and we were looking to open a home service business with a reputation for high standards and professionalism. Fresh Coat was appealing because the business affords us the opportunity to serve the community by helping homeowners add value to their house while making it feel more like a home,” Rich said.

Rich Whitaker opens Fresh Coat Painters of Clarksville (photo courtesy Strategic Franchising Systems)

Rich Whitaker opens Fresh Coat Painters of Clarksville (photo courtesy Strategic Franchising Systems)

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Land Between the Lakes to give Free Admission with Military Pass for 2014 Season

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – For the 2014 season, Land Between The Lakes (LBL) will accept the Military Pass for free admission, Monday through Friday, to The Homeplace, Golden Pond Planetarium, and Woodlands Nature Station.

The Military Pass will admit the pass holder plus three other individuals free of charge to these facilities weekdays only. Free admission will not be granted during any special event by using the Military Pass.

One of the main buildings at LBL's The Home Place.

One of the main buildings at LBL’s The Home Place.

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APSU Athletic Director to represent university at U.S. Army All-American Bowl

 

APSU - Austin Peay State University SportsSan Antonio, TX – Austin Peay State University athletics director Derek van der Merwe will fly out Thursday to represent the University, its athletic department and its ROTC program at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, the nation’s premier high school football all-star game.

The game, which features the nation’s 90 best players in a classic East vs. West match-up, will played in San Antonio’s Alamodome, 1:00pm, Saturday.

APSU Athletic Director Derek van der Merwe to be at U.S. Army All-American Bowl (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)

APSU Athletic Director Derek van der Merwe to be at U.S. Army All-American Bowl (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)

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U.S Army Training and Doctrine Commander visits Clarksville

 

U.S. Army’s Training and Doctrine CommandClarksville, TN –  One of the Army’s top leaders told recruiters here that their mission remains relevant and vital even in times when the Army is undergoing a major transition.

General Robert W. Cone, who commands the U.S. Army’s Training and Doctrine Command, visited the Clarksville U.S. Army Recruiting Center on Saturday.  He spoke with the center’s recruiters and was given a briefing by its leaders.

General Robert W. Cone. (U.S. Army Recruiting)

General Robert W. Cone. (U.S. Army Recruiting)

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Austin Peay Lady Govs Softball opens season with split behind Lauren de Castro’s shutout

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Women’s Softball

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsAuburn, AL – Junior Lauren de Castro limited East Tennessee to five hits in picking up her third career shutout, Saturday morning at the Plainsman Invitational, as the Lady Govs defeated the Lady Bucs 5-0 before falling to Army 10-3 in the nightcap.

APSU's Lauren de Castro pitches shutout against East Tennessee. Austin Peay Women's Softball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

APSU’s Lauren de Castro pitches shutout against East Tennessee. Austin Peay Women’s Softball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Lady Govs Softball anxious for season to begin

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Women’s Softball

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team will open up the 2013 season under first-year coach Stephanie Paris at the Plainsman Invitational tournament, hosted by Auburn, February 8th-10th, at Jane B. Moore Field.

Austin Peay Women's Softball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Softball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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Vietnam veteran continues service in Afghanistan with 101st Combat Aviation Brigade

 

Written by Capt. Christina Wright
101st Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionWings of Destiny

Logar, Province, Afghanistan – Ask Chief Warrant Officer 4 Walter Jones why he serves and he will tell you “It’s all about flying and Soldiers

Jones, born in Mountain Home, ID, is serving in Afghanistan as an aviation maintenance officer with D Company, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade. Jones enlisted in the Army at the age of eighteen and after completing basic training in 1969, went on to Fort Rucker to become a Huey crew chief. Soon after that he found himself assigned to the 162nd Assault Helicopter Company in Can Tu, Vietnam.

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Walter Jones is a 61-year-old native of Clarksville, TN, who serves with D Company, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade in eastern Afghanistan. Jones is a Vietnam veteran with over 30 years of service. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Christina Wright, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs)

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Walter Jones is a 61-year-old native of Clarksville, TN, who serves with D Company, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade in eastern Afghanistan. Jones is a Vietnam veteran with over 30 years of service. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Christina Wright, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell selected to give feedback on Generation III Improved Outer Tactical Vest (IOTV) for Female Soldiers

 

Written by Spc. Kadina Baldwin
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – The Army has been in the midst of making changes to fix the problem of ill-fitting uniforms and body armor for all soldiers but more specifically to accommodate female soldiers.

In 2009 after the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) reported that the form and fit of the newly-issued improved outer tactical vest, or IOTV, interfered with the ability of female soldiers to operate weapons and equipment effectively, the Army began to focus on better fitting body armor for female soldiers.

The Female Engagement Team from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, gather as an instructor explains how to use the Generation III Improved Outer Tactical Vest August 21st at the PPC here. (Photo by Spc. Kadina Baldwin)

The Female Engagement Team from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, gather as an instructor explains how to use the Generation III Improved Outer Tactical Vest August 21st at the PPC here. (Photo by Spc. Kadina Baldwin)

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