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1st Brigade Combat Team and 5th Special Forces Group join for combined training exercise at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Jacob Mahaffey
5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division5th Special Forces GroupFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and 1st Brigade Combat Team (Bastogne), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) came together for a combined training exercise on Fort Campbell January 12th-14th.

Special Forces Soldiers taught a class on communications and all-terrain vehicles to the Bastogne Soldiers. This was the second time the units came together in less than a month’s time.

The previous training event was hosted by 1st Brigade and involved firing of tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided missile system, also known as TOW missiles, according to the event coordinator, a Green Beret in 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group.

Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division receive training on all-terrain vehicles from 5th Special Forces Group Jan. 12 on Fort Campbell. The training concluded a five-part combined training exercise between the two units. (Spc. Robert Venegas, 5th SFG(A) Combat Camera)

Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division receive training on all-terrain vehicles from 5th Special Forces Group Jan. 12 on Fort Campbell. The training concluded a five-part combined training exercise between the two units. (Spc. Robert Venegas, 5th SFG(A) Combat Camera)

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Instant Peay Play: Marco Iten and Breigh Jones reaching NCAA finals highlight Austin Peay State University Athletic Department’s 2014

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – With the 2014 calendar coming to an end this week, there were several highlights over the past 12 months for the Austin Peay Athletic Department, but topping the list has to be the NCAA Championship appearances by Marco Iten in Men’s golf and Breigh Jones in women’s outdoor track and field.

Iten, a senior, would start his run to the NCAA men’s golf championships by winning Ohio Valley Conference medalist honors by a shot, which earned his a spot in the NCAA Regional in Auburn, AL.

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AAA reports Gas Prices drop below $2 in Georgia and Tennessee

 

AAATampa, FL – Gas prices fell below $2.00 a gallon at various filling stations in Georgia and Tennessee last week, and prices in Florida are not far behind. The lowest prices in Florida are in the Jacksonville area at about $2.10 a gallon.

If prices keep falling at a rate of 2 cents a day, Florida motorists could begin finding gasoline below $2.00 by the end of the week. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Titans travel to Jacksonville Jaguars for Thursday Night Football

 

Tennessee Titans (2-12) at Jacksonville Jaguars (2-12)

Thursday, December 18th, 2014 | 7:25pm CST
Jacksonville, FL | EverBank Field | TV: NFLN/WZTV

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – This week the Tennessee Titans (2-12) travel to face the Jacksonville Jaguars (2-12) in a nationally-televised game. Kickoff at EverBank Field (capacity 67,297) is scheduled for 7:25pm CST on Thursday, December 18th.

The Titans are looking to sweep the season series with the Jaguars for only the fifth time in the 20-year-old rivalry. They won the October 12th matchup at LP Field, which extended their lead in the all-time series to 23-17, including playoffs.

New York Jets running back John Conner (38) scores a touchdown against Tennessee Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard (59) during the second half at LP Field. The Jets beat the Titans 16-11. (Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports)

New York Jets running back John Conner (38) scores a touchdown against Tennessee Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard (59) during the second half at LP Field. The Jets beat the Titans 16-11. (Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports)

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How Thanksgiving got started

 
The First Thanksgiving 1621

The First Thanksgiving 1621

Clarksville, TN – People have given thanks for many reasons throughout history. Thanks is given often in joyful celebration and sometimes in solemn, even prayerful, ceremony.

The United States, over hundreds of years, has come to observe a national holiday for giving thanks.

It is a time to celebrate family and friends, the arrival of crisp fall weather, the turning of the leaves, football, turkey, cornbread dressing and pumpkin pie. «Read the rest of this article»

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New American Heart Association Guidelines recommends Diets high in Fruit, Vegetables, Whole Grains and Nuts among factors to lower first-time Stroke Risk

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX –  Eating Mediterranean or DASH-style diets, regularly engaging in physical activity and keeping your blood pressure under control can lower your risk of a first-time stroke, according to updated AHA/ASA guideline published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.

“We have a huge opportunity to improve how we prevent new strokes, because risk factors that can be changed or controlled — especially high blood pressure — account for 90 percent of strokes,” said James Meschia, M.D., lead author of the study and professor and chairman of neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

Fruit Stand. (American Heart Association)

Fruit Stand. (American Heart Association)

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Tennessee Titans look to get on track against Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday at LP Field

 

Tennessee Titans (1-4) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (0-5)

Sunday, October 12th, 2014 | Noon CDT
Nashville, TN | LP Field | TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (1-4) host the Jacksonville Jaguars (0-5) this week. Kickoff at LP Field (capactiy 69,143) is scheduled for noon CDT on Sunday, October 12th.

This week’s game will be televised regionally on CBS, including Nashville affiliate WTVF News-Channel 5. Andrew Catalon will handle play-by-play duties, while Steve Beuerlein and Steve Tasker will serve as analysts.

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter (15) carries the ball after a reception against the Cleveland Browns during the first half at LP Field last Sunday. (Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter (15) carries the ball after a reception against the Cleveland Browns during the first half at LP Field last Sunday. (Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports)

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“The Leading Lady Legacy”, A Tour to Empower and Connect Women Leaders coming to Fort Campbell October 11th

 

Leading Through Living CommunityAtlanta, GA – On Saturday October 11th, 2014, the Leading Through Living Community, LLC (LTLC) will host the second stop of its nine city tour in Fort Campbell, Kentucky entitled the “Leading Lady Legacy: 10 Steps to Become the Leading Lady of YOUR Life!”.

Featuring Leadership Champion Lynita Mitchell-Blackwell and Love & Relationship Maven Cynthia Walton, this tour will feature empowering, inspirational, motivational, and fun sessions facilitated by Mitchell-Blackwell, Walton, and the following local experts: Publisher Alberta Lampkins on Business Acumen, Veronica Martin on Resilience, Elder Meaghan Davis on Spiritual Strength, and Beverly Tate on Health & Wellness. Small Business Expert Sonji Willingham will be our guest Mistress of Ceremonies.

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APSU Track and Field’s Kaylnn Pitts closes out NCAA East Preliminary in triple jump

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUJacksonville, FL – Freshman Austin Peay State University track and field athlete Kaylnn Pitts saw her first collegiate season come to an end with a 32nd-place finish in the triple jump, Saturday, at the NCAA East Preliminaries, hosted by North Florida.

Pitts was one of the tone-setters for the event, jumping second out of the first of four flights.

Austin Peay's Kaylnn Pitts.  (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Kaylnn Pitts. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Track and Field’s Breigh Jones qualifies for NCAA Championship

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUJacksonville, FL – Breigh Jones is going to Oregon.

The Austin Peay State University sophomore sprinter continued her ascension as one of the elite 400m runners in the nation with a seventh-place finish at the NCAA East Preliminaries, hosted by North Florida.

Austin Peay’s Breigh Jones qualifies for NCAA Championship. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Breigh Jones qualifies for NCAA Championship. (APSU Sports Information)

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