Written by Rob Gutro
Greenbelt, MD – Satellites from NASA and NOAA have been tracking and analyzing powerful Hurricane Matthew since its birth just east of the Leeward Islands on September 28th.
On October 4th, 2016, Hurricane Matthew made landfall on southwestern Haiti as a category-4 storm—the strongest storm to hit the Caribbean nation in more than 50 years. Just hours after landfall, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired a natural-color image that showed the western extent over the eastern tip of Cuba and the eastern-most extent over Puerto Rico.
Clarksville, TN – Jaquez Willis is on a mission. His determination to earn his high school diploma is so great that he walks seven miles from his home near Northwest High School in Clarksville, Tennessee to the Continuing Education Center on Greenwood Avenue where he is enrolled in Adult Education.
Then he walks seven miles home. Day after day, his goal gets a little closer and the hope in his heart grows a little bigger.
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
Buchanan, Liberia – As service members of the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance complete their missions, the logistical mission to redeploy the equipment used to battle the virus is picking up speed.
The 101st Sustainment Brigade (Lifeliners), Task Force Lifeliner, JFC-UA, from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, is the lead logistics element for Operation United Assistance in West Africa.
Task Force Lifeliner brings numerous capabilities for assisting the government of Liberia and the U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in western Africa.
Written by Libby Howe
Washington, D.C. – Vice Chief of Staff of the Army General John F. Campbell received a presidential nomination to serve as commander of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan.
“I am truly honored and humbled by the president’s nomination for me to serve as the next International Security Assistance Force commander,” Campbell said.
“If confirmed, I look forward to serving alongside our Afghan and coalition partners as we continue operations in Afghanistan. Until such time, I remain committed to my current responsibilities as the vice chief of staff of the Army,” he said.
By Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr., American Forces Press Service
Washington, DC – The Defense Department announced today changes in imminent danger pay that will go into effect June 1, DOD spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren told reporters here.
“This is a process that began [in 2011],” he said, and “included in-depth threat assessment from the combatant commands. It was made in coordination with the Joint Staff, combatant commands and military services.”
5th Special Forces Group, 2nd Battalion “The Legion” Dedicates Building in honor of Mr. Gary Beikirch
Written by 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs
Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers, families and friends from 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), also known as The Legion, gathered together on the morning of September 22nd, 2012, to pay tribute to a veteran and former member of the unit.
The tribute was in the form of the newly dedicated battalion operations complex, now named Beikirch Hall, for 2nd Bn., 5th SFG (A), in honor of Mr. Gary Beikirch, a Medal of Honor recipient.
Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce presents APSU’s Winters with Distinguished Community Service Award
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, TN – One gets the impression that Dr. Tim Winters, Austin Peay State University classics professor, doesn’t sleep much. A dedicated teacher, he’s won most of the University’s major faculty awards, such as the Socrates Award for Excellence in Teaching and the APSU National Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award. «Read the rest of this article»
Austin Peay State University Women’s and Gender Studies program presents “The Vagina Monologues” March 27th and 28th
Clarksville, TN – This month, the Austin Peay State University Women’s and Gender Studies Program, the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance and V-Day are celebrating 11 years of producing Eve Ensler’s award-winning play, “The Vagina Monologues.”
The show will be performed at 7:00pm on March 27th and 28th in Clement Auditorium. Tickets are $5.00. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – In recognition of World Habitat Day 2011, Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, TN is planning to participate in the Habitat ReStore ‘ReCreate’ fall festival to address the need for decent housing around the world, including in Clarksville and Montgomery County.
The theme of World Habitat Day 2011 is “Housing cities after a disaster,” a serious and growing problem around the world. From Haiti and Japan to New Orleans and Memphis, urban areas face different and great challenges when responding to disasters. These dangers and challenges require effective and creative policies from governments and humanitarian groups around the world. «Read the rest of this article»
APSU Men and Women’s Basketball
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay Athletics will donate all proceeds from tickets sold at the door at the women’s and men’s basketball games on January 20th and 22nd to a project in northern Haiti. This project, initially developed by an Austin Peay professor with support from the university, has received further funding from the Clarksville Sunrise Rotary Club.
The purpose of the project is to provide material and logistical support to a group of about 200 coffee and cocoa bean farmers in Tibouk, Haiti, who are trying to raise the quality of their products so as to be able to export them to the United States and other countries. A small group of Rotary members will travel to Haiti later this year to continue work on this project.
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