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2013 Women’s Veterans Summit this weekend in Nashville

 

Written by Stacey R. Hopwood

Women Veterans SummitClarksville, TN – There are over 39,000 women veterans in the state of Tennessee, and each one of them is part of our nation’s unshakeable foundation and remains an unstoppable force for our state and local communities.

That is why the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs, in conjunction with Women Veterans of America Chapter 20, will be holding Tennessee’s second annual Women Veterans Summit this weekend.

2013 Women's Veterans Summit

2013 Women’s Veterans Summit

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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)

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Clarksville Academy hires New Varsity Boys Soccer Coach

 

Clarksville AcademyClarksville, TN – Clarksville Academy, a Pre-K through 12th grade private college preparatory school is excited to announce Amilcar Castro as Head Varsity Boys Soccer Coach. Castro has years of experience on the field and CA is proud to have him join the coaching staff.

Peterson said of the announcement, “I couldn’t be more pleased with the newest addition to our coaching staff. Castro was a standout among our applicants with his skills, passion and experience. His background and knowledge of soccer is tremendous. He is very well known in the soccer community of Clarksville and we know that he will make a huge impact on our soccer program right away. He has the knowledge, drive and leadership qualities that will help us establish an excellent school wide soccer program.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Remembering the fallen

 

Written by Cpl. Sarah Keegan
101st Sustainment Brigade

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Soldiers of 142nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, came together to remember, mourn and celebrate the lives of their three fallen comrades killed last week.

The soldiers – Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Vangiesen, a fuel and electrical systems repairer, Sgt. Edward W. Koehler, a motor transport operator, and Sgt. Brian K. Mowery, also a motor transport operator – were killed July 18th when their convoy struck an improvised explosive device.

The soldiers were assigned to the 131st Transportation Company of the Pennsylvania National Guard. The company is attached to the 101st Sus. Bde., as part of the 142nd CSSB during their deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Soldiers with the 131st Transportation Company, 142nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, pay their final respects to three of their fallen comrades who were killed when their convoy struck an Improvised Explosive Device July 18th. (Photo by Cpl. Sarah Keegan)

Soldiers with the 131st Transportation Company, 142nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, pay their final respects to three of their fallen comrades who were killed when their convoy struck an Improvised Explosive Device July 18th. (Photo by Cpl. Sarah Keegan)

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