Clarksville, TN Online: News, Opinion, Arts & Entertainment.


Topic: Haiti

Vice Chief of the Army General John F. Campbell nominated as new ISAF commander

 

Written by Libby Howe
United States Army

U.S. ArmyWashington, 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.

Vice Chief of Staff of the Army General John F. Campbell received a presidential nomination to serve as NATO's International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan Commander. (U.S. Army)

Vice Chief of Staff of the Army General John F. Campbell received a presidential nomination to serve as NATO’s International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan Commander. (U.S. Army)

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: News | No Comments
 

Pentagon Announces Upcoming Changes to Imminent Danger Pay

 

By Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr., American Forces Press Service

United States Department of Defense - DoDWashington, 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.”

Soldiers assigned to Blue Platoon, Troop B, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), discuss possible movement routes through the mountainous terrain before a patrol in Musa Khel District, Afghanistan, March 6, 2013. Soldiers conducted a 12-mile dismounted patrol in order to reach a village in the valley that is inaccessible by vehicle. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton TF 3/101 Public Affairs)

Soldiers assigned to Blue Platoon, Troop B, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), discuss possible movement routes through the mountainous terrain before a patrol in Musa Khel District, Afghanistan, March 6, 2013. Soldiers conducted a 12-mile dismounted patrol in order to reach a village in the valley that is inaccessible by vehicle. (Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton/U.S. Army – File Photo)

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: News | No Comments
 

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

5th Special ForcesFort 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.

Col. Scott Brower, commander of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), and Lt. Col. John R. Dyke, commander of 2nd Battalion, 5th SFG (A), join Mr. Gary Beikirch, Medal of Honor recipient and former member of the 5th SFG, and his wife Loreen, in front of a plaque recognizing the newly dedicated Beikirch Hall, the headquarters for 2nd Bn., 5th SFG (A), Sept. 22, 2012. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army)

Col. Scott Brower, commander of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), and Lt. Col. John R. Dyke, commander of 2nd Battalion, 5th SFG (A), join Mr. Gary Beikirch, Medal of Honor recipient and former member of the 5th SFG, and his wife Loreen, in front of a plaque recognizing the newly dedicated Beikirch Hall, the headquarters for 2nd Bn., 5th SFG (A), Sept. 22, 2012. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army)

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: News | No Comments
 


Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce presents APSU’s Winters with Distinguished Community Service Award

 

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, 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»

Sections: Education | No Comments
 

Austin Peay State University Women’s and Gender Studies program presents “The Vagina Monologues” March 27th and 28th

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, 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»

Sections: Events | No Comments
 

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, TN participates in World Habitat Day 2011

 

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County TennesseeClarksville, 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»

Sections: News | No Comments
 

Hoops for Haiti

 

APSU Men and Women’s Basketball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, 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.

Sections: Sports | No Comments
 


Local Knights of Columbus Council to host “Wheelchair Sunday” to send wheelchairs to Haiti

 

Clarksville, TN – On the weekend of November 20th-21st, Fr. John A. Nolan Council 3537 of the Knights of Columbus will host a “Wheelchair Sunday” event after Masses at Immaculate Conception Parish (709 Franklin Street).

After all Masses that weekend, parishioners will be treated to a meal and a video presentation on the Knights cooperation with the American Wheelchair Mission, a non-profit organization that delivers free wheelchairs worldwide to people and their families in dire need of mobility. In the past 3 years, Knights in Tennessee have raised enough funds to send shipments of wheelchairs to Mexico as well as to Veterans’ facilities in Nashville, Murfreesboro, and Memphis. We are currently attempting to raise $42,000 statewide in order to send a container of 260 wheelchairs to Haiti.

YouTube Preview Image «Read the rest of this article»

Sections: Events | No Comments
 

APSU professor to discuss project with farmers in Haiti

 

Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University professor will discuss a project he began in Haiti last summer with funding from the University. 

Dr. Matthew Kenney, interim director of APSU’s President’s Emerging Leaders Program and associate professor of political science, will present discuss “A New Mocha Model: Coffee and Cocoa as a Path to Development in Haiti” from 3:00pm-4:00pm, Thursday, September 23rd in the Honors Commons building (formerly Memorial Health/Red Barn).

The event is free and open to the public. Coffee, donated by Mag’s Coffee on Riverside Drive, and chocolate will be served. «Read the rest of this article»

Sections: Events | No Comments
 

APSU Athletics & Clarksville Sunrise Rotary Club team up for “Hoops For Haiti”

 

Make a donation to assist Visitation Hospital in Haiti and get a free ticket to the men’s or women’s basketball game on Thursday January 28th, or Saturday January 30th! The Lady Govs begin play at 5:15 p.m. on both nights, and the Govs begin play at 7:30 p.m.

Rotarians from the Clarksville Sunrise Rotary Club will be stationed near the entrances to the Dunn Center to accept the donations and provide the  tickets.  The Clarksville Sunrise Rotary Club and APSU Athletics are coordinating this effort as part of the larger “Clarksville Responds” efforts.

Please come support the Govs basketball teams, make a donation, and make a difference for those suffering from the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12th.

Sections: Events | No Comments
 


Page 1 of 212

Personal Controls

Archives

    October 2014
    S M T W T F S
    « Sep    
     1234
    567891011
    12131415161718
    19202122232425
    262728293031