Clarksville, 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.
APSU Sports: Austin Peay Women’s Softball
Auburn, 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 Sports: Austin Peay Women’s Softball
Clarksville, 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.
Written by Capt. Christina Wright
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.
Fort Campbell selected to give feedback on Generation III Improved Outer Tactical Vest (IOTV) for Female Soldiers
Written by Spc. Kadina Baldwin
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.
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: Austin Peay Football
Dallas, TX – The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) has announced Nick Newsome, a deep snapper on the Austin Peay State University football team, has been named a member of the 2012 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, which is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who maintain a 3.2 GPA or better.
A total of 721 players from 232 schools qualified for membership in the society’s sixth year, making this year’s class the largest since the program’s inception in 2007. «Read the rest of this article»
APSU Sports: Austin Peay Men’s Golf
Pauma Valley, CA – Austin Peay men’s golf team has itself within striking distance, sitting tied for third in the 11-team field, after two rounds at the Triumph at Pauma Valley.
The Govs shot a two-round 601 to tie with Central Arkansas, five strokes behind second-place Bowling Green (596) and 26 shots off leader and host San Francisco (575). British Columbia is fifth at 607, followed by Columbia (615), CSU-San Marcos (617) and CSU Bakersfield (632). Army (636), University of Manitoba (641) and Yale (647) make up the field.
The Final Horne: Thanks to run by High School Teams in State Tournament add ‘Hoops City’ to list of Clarksville’s nicknames
Clarksville, TN – Every city is known for something and its fair to say Clarksville is know for many things. Tobacco, Wilma Rudolph, Fort Campbell, Harry Galbreath, the 1999 Tornado, Mason Rudolph and Austin Peay (the governor and the university), are just a few.
Clarksville’s nicknames have ranged from: The Queen City, Queen of the Cumberland, Gateway to the New South to the current Tennessee’s Top Spot.
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