Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Thanksgiving Day is a time to be thankful and traditionally family and friends come together to enjoy a lavish meal.
For soldiers with Task Force Lifeliner, currently deployed to Afghanistan, a Thanksgiving meal brings a little comfort from home as it gives them a chance to sit down and enjoy a meal with their comrades.
Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Foundation appoints Keith Perrigan as First Executive Director
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Foundation has announced the appointment of Keith Perrigan as its first Executive Director. Perrigan serves currently as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the United States Secret Service in the Nashville Field Office. He will assume his new role November 4th, 2013.
As Executive Director of the foundation, Perrigan will lead private sector support for the goals and objectives of the department, including law enforcement, driver services, and homeland security. The Executive Director will also work to establish partnerships with communities, businesses, and organizations statewide. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team opened its preseason camp with a pair of practices, Monday, at the Dunn Center.
In the morning session, the Lady Govs saw a heavy emphasis on serving and passing. The afternoon session was dominated by scrimmaging as the Mott and assistant coach Ariel Apolinario began assessing the work that needs to be done.
Written by Sgt. Justin Moeller
Paktya Province, Afghanistan – “Life starts in the mouth,” said Capt. Abby Raymond, brigade dentist for 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahee”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and native of Anderson, IN. “If you don’t take care of your oral health it can have a systemic affect, it can affect your whole body, your job or your mission.”
In an effort to reduce that affect, Capt. Raymond, the brigade dentist for 4th BCT, 101st Abd. Div., Capt. Shani Thompson, a dentist with the 528th Sustainment Brigade, United States Army Special Operations Command, and their dental assistants, provided training covering dental basics at Forward Operating Base Thunder, Afghanistan, July 21st and 22nd.
Clarksville, TN – Coming off the best season in school history, Austin Peay State University men’s golf team has added a top international prospect for the 2013-14 season.
Erik Hedberg Bertrand, a Barcelona, Spain native who had 15 local championships in addition to Top 10 finishes in a pair of prestigious international events over the last two-plus seasons, has signed a national letter of intent to play golf with the Governors.
Jackson, TN – A program-record six Austin Peay State University baseball players were recognized as the Ohio Valley Conference’s best player at their respective positions, receiving first-team All-OVC recognition, Tuesday night, at the OVC’s Annual Baseball Awards Banquet.
In addition to the six first-team honorees, which broke the program record set in 1996, Austin Peay saw two players receive second-team recognition. The eight total honorees ties the program record set in 1996.
Part of Wider Effort to Protect Taxpayers, Prevent Refund Fraud
Washington, D.C. – Continuing a year-long enforcement push against refund fraud and identity theft, the Internal Revenue Service today announced the results of a massive national sweep in recent weeks targeting identity theft suspects in 32 states and Puerto Rico, which involved 215 cities and surrounding areas.
The coast-to-coast effort against 389 identity theft suspects led to 734 enforcement actions in January, including indictments, informations, complaints and arrests. The effort comes on top of a growing identity theft effort that led to 2,400 other enforcement actions against identity thieves during fiscal year 2012.
Diversity and Inclusion Awareness Seminar Features Keynote Speakers, Latin Food Sampling
Fort Campbell, KY – October is Hispanic Heritage Month and the Fort Campbell Equal Employment Opportunity Office will hold a diversity and inclusion awareness seminar October 9th at 11:00am in the Dale Wayrynen Recreation Center here.
Keynote speakers to be featured include Michelle Pacheco-Guzman from the Fort Campbell Equal Employment Opportunity Office, and Miguel Ruiz-Aviles, of the Department of Languages and Literature at Austin Peay State University.
This year’s theme is “Diversity United: Building America’s Future Today,” a concept both Pacheco-Guzman and Ruiz-Aviles are familiar with. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – I’ll always remember the night of June 21st, 2012.
Sure, stories will be told and details will come and go, but I’ll always remember the night history was made.
I’ll always remember the night I saw LeBron James – who will go down as one of the greatest to ever play the game – win his first NBA championship.
After losing to the Mavericks in the Finals a year ago, James and the Heat ran roughshod over the Thunder 121-106 Thursday night to clinch an impressive 4-1 series win. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Titans (7-5) vs. New Orleans Saints (9-3)
Nashville, TN – The Titans (7-5) begin the final quarter of their season this week, welcoming the New Orleans Saints (9-3), the leaders of the NFC South, to LP Field (capacity 69,143). Kickoff is scheduled for noon CST on Sunday, December 11th.
In 12 all-time meetings between the two franchises, the Titans lead the series 7-4-1, including a current four-game winning streak that dates back to 1996. Most recently, the Titans won a Monday night game at the Louisiana Superdome by a final score of 31-14 on September 24th, 2007. The Titans and Saints also have squared off in the final week of the preseason in each of the last two years.
With four games remaining on the schedule, the Titans remain in the playoff chase. They are in second place in the AFC South, trailing the 9-3 Houston Texans, but they also are in the Wild Card hunt. «Read the rest of this article»
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