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What makes Fort Campbell’s Rakkasans better

 

Written by Sgt. Brian Smith-Dutton
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionRakkasanFort Campbell, KY – That was the question Soldiers and the command of 3rd Brigade Combat Team ‘Rakkasans,’ 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), set out to answer during the Brigade’s first ever ‘Best Rakkasan’ competition here, February 19th and 20th.

“This was the first time we as a Brigade have ever put together a challenge like this for our Soldiers,” said Chief Warrant Officer 2 Gabriel Perez, the Brigade targeting officer and coordinator of the ‘Best Rakkasan’ competition.

Competitors assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), jump over barriers at The Sabalauski Air Assault School during the ‘Best Rakkasan’ competition  here, Feb. 19, 2014. The competition was held was the first of its kind and was designed to measure the overall proficiency of selected teams and award them with the title of ‘Best Rakkasan’ through competitive events. (Sgt. Brian Smith-Dutton/U.S. Army)

Competitors assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), jump over barriers at The Sabalauski Air Assault School during the ‘Best Rakkasan’ competition here, Feb. 19, 2014. The competition was held was the first of its kind and was designed to measure the overall proficiency of selected teams and award them with the title of ‘Best Rakkasan’ through competitive events. (Sgt. Brian Smith-Dutton/U.S. Army)

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Today Marks the 72nd Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor Hawaii

 
Sailors man the rail of the USS Hopper (DDG 70) as it passes by the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 2000. (SSG. Paul Holcomb/U.S. Air Force)

Sailors man the rail of the USS Hopper (DDG 70) as it passes by the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 2000. (SSG. Paul Holcomb/U.S. Air Force)

Clarksville, TN – It was 11:48am local time 72 years ago people in Clarksville Tennessee were just getting getting out of church, and were looking forward to Sunday lunch; when the Empire of Japan launched their sneak attack on the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

The time was 7:48am in Hawaii on Sunday December 7th 1941, and the sailors of the U.S. Fleet were conducting their Sunday morning worship services when Japanese aircraft attacked. The attack consisted of two waves of 354 aircraft which took off from six Japanese aircraft carriers, the Akagi, Kaga, Sōryū, Hiryū, Shōkaku, and Zuikak.

The first warning of the air raid was sent out via radio to U.S Forces at 7:58am Hawaiian Time on Sunday December 7th 1941.

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APSU Lady Govs Volleyball travels to Missouri

 

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN - Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team steps out of conference play for a matchup against one of the nation’s four remaining unbeaten squads when it travels to Missouri for a 6:30pm, Tuesday contest.

Austin Peay Women's Volleyball. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Volleyball. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Professor Dr. David Rands looks to combine History and Business

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – For years, Dr. David Rands, Austin Peay State University assistant professor of history, has studied why certain people are attracted to certain cities. Specifically, he examined why Korean immigrants to Japan choose to live in either Osaka or Tokyo.

“I came up with this idea called ‘function-based spatiality’ – kind of a term I coined – where the city has several different functions within the local, regional, national and international spheres, and those functions act to either attract or repeal specific kinds of immigrants,” he said.

APSU's Dr. David Rands

APSU’s Dr. David Rands

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Helping Your Child Learn History

 

U.S. Department of EducationWashington, D.C. – Children are born into history. They have no memory of it, yet they find themselves in the middle of a story that began before they became one of its characters.

Children also want to have a place in history—their first historical questions are: “Where did I come from?” and “Was I always here?” These two questions contain the two main meanings of history: It’s the story of people and events, and it’s the record of times past.

Helping Your Child Succeed in School

Helping Your Child Succeed in School

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Clarksville Community Black History Council to celebrate Emancipation August 8th-10th

 

Emancipation ProclamationClarksville, TN – Starting August 8th through August 10th there will be a series of events to celebrate Emancipation sponsored by the Clarksville Community Black History Council

On Thursday, August 8th, there will be a Spiritual Convocation at Greater Missionary Baptist Church beginning at 7:00pm.

“Sixteen pastors have been selected across racial, cultural and church denominational lines will discuss four areas connected to the emancipation: bondage, slavery, freedom and unity,” said Pastor Jerry Jerkins.

Abraham Lincoln statement on slavery.

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APSU History Professor Dr. Sheena Harris teaches classes in Honduras

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Soto Cano Air Base sits at the bottom of the Comayagua Valley in the Central American nation of Honduras. It’s home to about 500 U.S. Army soldiers, and this past January, a handful of them gathered inside a small wood hut with a sheet metal roof.

The building served as a classroom for the first “on-the-ground” college courses offered at the remote base, and Dr. Sheena Harris, Austin Peay State University assistant professor of history, traveled all the way from Clarksville to teach the new classes.

Austin Peay Professor Dr. Sheena Harris

Austin Peay Professor Dr. Sheena Harris

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Rivers and Spires Festival continues tonight in Downtown Clarksville

 

Rivers and Spires Festival | Friday April 19th | 5:00pm-10:00pm

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – The 11th Annual Rivers and Spires Festival kicked off last night with performances by several outstanding bands that rocked Downtown Clarksville. The Festival continues tonight at 5:00pm with more music and activities for the entire family.

Chris Monhollen a multi-talented musician and award winning vocalist from Clarksville, Tennessee hits the Family Fun Stage at 5:00pm. He has performed in numerous shows and local festivals in the Middle Tennessee area.

Who's Bad, a Michael Jackson tribute band headlines tonight's Rivers and Spires Festival. (Photo By Curtis Brown Photography)

Who’s Bad, a Michael Jackson tribute band headlines tonight’s Rivers and Spires Festival. (Photo By Curtis Brown Photography)

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Austin Peay State University begins Three-Year Bachelor’s degrees, 3+1 Bachelor’s to Master’s programs in Spring 2013

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Beginning with the Spring 2013 semester, students at Austin Peay State University will be able to earn their degrees faster so they can seek employment sooner after graduation.

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Customs House Museum receives $500k donation from Clarksville Jaycees Foundation for new exhibit “Becoming Clarksville: Honoring Legacies of Leadership”

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is proud to announce that Heritage Hall, the museum’s main exhibit gallery in the 1898 Customs House building will be named in honor of the Clarksville Jaycees Foundation.

Artist concept of Customs House's upcoming new exhibit "Becoming Clarksville:  Honoring Legacies of Leadership" (Image by HealyKohler Design)

Artist concept of Customs House’s upcoming new exhibit “Becoming Clarksville: Honoring Legacies of Leadership” (Image by HealyKohler Design)

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