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Clarksville to hold 4th Annual Welcome Home Veterans Celebration

 

New in 2018: Lee Greenwood, Remembering our Fallen, Hero Breakfast, & Valor Run

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Clarksville, Tennessee is a community that appreciates veterans. The city borders the Fort Campbell Army Post, so appreciating military service is simply the way of life for both residents and businesses.

Beyond the ingrained respect that happens daily, this community publicly shows its support annually–in a big way–with a five-day Welcome Home Veterans Celebration.

The Clarksville Welcome Home Veterans Celebration will be held September 12th-16th, 2018.

The Clarksville Welcome Home Veterans Celebration will be held September 12th-16th, 2018.

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City of Clarksville earns “Most Patriotic Cities” Award

 

Insurify analysis counts active duty military, veterans

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville is the recipient of an Insurify Most Patriotic Cities Award, which is based on a nationwide analysis of the residency of current and former military service members.

“One of the factors that make Clarksville such a great place to live is the large number of active duty soldiers at Fort Campbell and the huge number of veterans who choose to make this their home.” Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan said.

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Austin Peay State University to unveil new Veterans Upward Bound Office during kick-off event May 15th

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Earlier this year, Austin Peay State University received a five-year, $1.3 million U.S. Department of Education TRiO grant to help military veterans earn a college degree, and at 2:00pm on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 the University will unveil the new Veterans Upward Bound Office and staff.

Austin Peay State University's new Veterans Upward Bound Office to be unveiled May 15th.

Austin Peay State University’s new Veterans Upward Bound Office to be unveiled May 15th.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital nurse Carol Lindsey helps Tennova Healthcare – Clarksville grow fetal monitoring program

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – A nurse from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital recently joined nurse educators at a local Clarksville, Tennessee hospital to conduct training on fetal heart monitoring to increase its capabilities.

Certified nurse midwife Carol Lindsey has more than thirty years of experience helping bring babies into the world and has an advanced qualification in a fetal monitoring technique that allows her to train other nurse educators. So, when nearby Tennova Healthcare – Clarksville wanted to expand its fetal monitoring training program Lindsey shared her expertise.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Certified Nurse Midwife Carol Lindsey observes Tennova Healthcare Clarksville Perinatal Nurse Educator Trish Sutton as she demonstrates a fetal monitoring technique on a training aid during a fetal monitoring instructor class at Tennova recently. Fetal heart monitoring is one method that allows the medical team to monitor how the unborn child is handling labor. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Certified Nurse Midwife Carol Lindsey observes Tennova Healthcare Clarksville Perinatal Nurse Educator Trish Sutton as she demonstrates a fetal monitoring technique on a training aid during a fetal monitoring instructor class at Tennova recently. Fetal heart monitoring is one method that allows the medical team to monitor how the unborn child is handling labor. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Austin Peay State University names seasoned pilot/flight instructor Charles Weigandt director of proposed Rotor Wing Program

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Charles W. Weigandt, a 24-year U.S. Army veteran and founding member of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, was recently named director of Austin Peay State University’s proposed Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Science program, with a concentration in rotor wing (helicopters). He began his new role at APSU on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018.

Charles W. Weigandt has been selected to head Austin Peay State University's Rotor Wing Program.

Charles W. Weigandt has been selected to head Austin Peay State University’s Rotor Wing Program.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to hold Baby Expo for Fort Campbell military families, May 25th

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital will host its first ever Baby Expo, May 25th, 2018 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Fort Campbell’s Family Readiness Center.

“We’re very excited to bring this expo to Fort Campbell. The Baby Expo is an educational fair that allows families to be connected with community resources here at Fort Campbell and the surrounding city-community. It’s also great because we get to see face-to-face the patients who we will be serving here on the Mother-Baby Unit and on the Labor, Delivery and Recovery Unit,” said 1st Lt. Alison Wegenke, Clinical Nurse Officer in Charge on Blanchfield’s Mother-Baby Unit.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to host Baby Expto at Fort Campbell’s Family Readiness Center on May 25th.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to host Baby Expto at Fort Campbell’s Family Readiness Center on May 25th.

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital receives visit from USO Special Delivery pregnancy and parenting author

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – It was NOT what patients were expecting during their visit to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital April 25th, 2018. Best-selling author of pregnancy and parenting “What to Expect” book series, Heidi Murkoff visited new and expecting mothers at the hospital in conjunction with her USO Special Delivery Baby Shower on Fort Campbell.

“We are celebrating military moms-to-be and military moms who are having their babies and who may be far from their family and friends and network of support. So this is our way of celebrating them and appreciating them,” said Murkoff.

Best-selling author of the What to Expect series, Heidi Murkoff, signs a copy of her book What to Expect When Expecting for Spc. Savannah Tuepker, a participant at an orientation session for active-duty Soldiers at the Women's Health Clinic at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, April 25th. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Best-selling author of the What to Expect series, Heidi Murkoff, signs a copy of her book What to Expect When Expecting for Spc. Savannah Tuepker, a participant at an orientation session for active-duty Soldiers at the Women’s Health Clinic at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, April 25th. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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APSU pool open for 2018 season

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Pool season is officially here, which means summer is even closer. The pool at the APSU Foy Fitness and Recreation Center opened Tuesday, April 17th, to students, members and the Clarksville community.

APSU Foy Fitness and Recreation Center pool passes available this year to the entire Clarksville and Fort Campbell communities. (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

APSU Foy Fitness and Recreation Center pool passes available this year to the entire Clarksville and Fort Campbell communities. (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

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Tennessee State Representative Jay Reedy to speak at Austin Peay State University Military and Veteran Graduate Recognition Ceremony May 2nd

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Jay Reedy, a U.S. Army veteran and Austin Peay State University alumnus, will be the guest speaker at APSU’s Spring 2018 Military and Veteran Graduate Recognition Ceremony and Coin Presentation next week.

The ceremony, set for 5:00pm on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 in the Morgan University Center Ballroom, honors Austin Peay’s graduating students who are either veterans, National Guard, reservists or active-duty military personnel.

APSU Military and Veteran Graduate Recognition Ceremony to be held Wednesday, May 2nd.

APSU Military and Veteran Graduate Recognition Ceremony to be held Wednesday, May 2nd.

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Army Public Health tracking possible mumps exposure at Fort Campbell

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – U.S. Army Public Health officials from Fort Campbell are investigating possible mumps cases among a Fort Campbell family and are working to notify personnel who may have been exposed, officials said April 24th, 2018.

“Blanchfield Army Community Hospital sent lab results to the Tennessee Department of Health to determine if the case is mumps positive and have started notifying people who may have been exposed as a precautionary measure to limit possible exposure,” said Maj. Simone Edwards, Chief of Public Health Nursing at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital.

Measles starts with fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat. It’s followed by a rash that spreads over the body. Measles virus is highly contagious virus and spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. Make sure you and your child are protected with measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. (CDC)

Measles starts with fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat. It’s followed by a rash that spreads over the body. Measles virus is highly contagious virus and spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. Make sure you and your child are protected with measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. (CDC)

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