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My Two Cents: Thanksgiving

 

My Two-Cents with Hank BonecutterClarksville, TN – I find that the older I get, the more I appreciate where I am in life. 

Funny how that works.  

With all the information that’s available to us, at times we just don’t know what to believe.  I remember growing up and we just didn’t worry all that much about the world around us.  Now, it consumes us. 

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Vanderbilt recognizes 101st Airborne Division Soldiers in Veterans Day Salute to Service

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionNashville, TN – Vanderbilt University opened their stadium, November 11th, 2017 to give active duty soldiers and their families the opportunity to experience college football as part of the school’s Veterans Day Salute to Service.

Among them were nearly 50 soldiers from 101st Airborne Division Artillery who were invited to carry out and unfurl a replica of the U.S. Flag during the pre-game ceremony honoring the nation. The large replica flag was the shape of the continental United States of America.

The Commodore Marching Band fanned out across the field after the National Anthem, and the soldiers lined up at the end of the stadium to form a tunnel and cheer the Vanderbilt football players as they ran onto the field.

Lt. Col. Hugh Sollom, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jonathan Simmons, commander and command sergeant major, respectively, of the 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery, take in the University of Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt University football game, at VU, Nov. 11. Vanderbilt opened their stadium for active duty soldiers and their family members in recognition of Veterans Day. (Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Lt. Col. Hugh Sollom, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jonathan Simmons, commander and command sergeant major, respectively, of the 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery, take in the University of Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt University football game, at VU, Nov. 11. Vanderbilt opened their stadium for active duty soldiers and their family members in recognition of Veterans Day. (Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Dodging the Roadkill: Bikers, Brothers and Veterans

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – I’ve been around the military my entire life.  As a boy, I spent my youth in Europe as my military family traveled the world.  I’ve had a deep rooted respect for the soldier and his family my entire life. 

While I was never able to serve, my love and respect for those who have sacrificed so much for me is passionate.

I live in a military community, the home to the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles at Fort Campbell Kentucky.  I’m surrounded by the greatest group of soldiers in the world.  I can’t turn my head and not meet a soldier or a member of his or her family.

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My Two Cents: What a Wild Ride with the Nashville Predators

 

My Two-Cents with Hank BonecutterNashville, TN – Well it’s over.  The true “Cinderella” of the National Hockey League, our Nashville Predators, have bowed out.  Losing last night 2-0, the Penguins win the series and hoist Lord Stanley’s cup for the second year in a row.

I was there, and I didn’t like it one bit.

Honestly, I’m so exhausted I can barely hold my head up.  This playoff series, while exciting as hell, has taken me physically, mentally and financially.  I was ready for this to be over a couple of weeks ago. 

I’m going to try and put all of this in perspective as best I can, without mentioning the officiating.  I’ll leave that for another column.

Nashville Predators left wing James Neal (18) and center Mike Fisher (12) react after an empty net goal by Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Carl Hagelin (not pictured) in the third period in game six of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final at Bridgestone Arena. (Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators left wing James Neal (18) and center Mike Fisher (12) react after an empty net goal by Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Carl Hagelin (not pictured) in the third period in game six of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final at Bridgestone Arena. (Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports)

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My Two Cents: Nashville Predators On The Verge, Fans Off The Charts

 

My Two-Cents with Hank BonecutterClarksville, TN – The Nashville Predators hockey team is on the verge of winning the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs and Predator’s fans have TOTALLY lost it!

In a REALLY exciting way!

As a season ticket holder, I’ve endured the good and the bad from this team.  As I’ve previously posted, this team looks unbeatable at times, and others, they look like they’re just treading water.  During this round of playoff hockey, they look invincible.

Nashville Predators Fans

Nashville Predators Fans

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APSU Baseball to Host Military Appreciation Night April 21st

 

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APSU BaseballClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University baseball team will welcome military personnel on Friday, April 21 for Military Appreciation Night at Raymond C. Hand Park.

The night will be filled with special events all designed to thank our military personnel for their courageous service and commitment.

On Friday, April 21st, Austin Peay Baseball will host Military Appreciation Night at Raymond C. Hand Park.

On Friday, April 21st, Austin Peay Baseball will host Military Appreciation Night at Raymond C. Hand Park.

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Austin Peay State University Basketball Teams to celebrate Military Appreciation Day, January 28th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University and the Governors Guard ROTC detachment will recognize and show appreciation to Austin Peay alumni, students and current or past employees who served during the Vietnam War era with a halftime ceremony at the Governors’ men’s basketball game against Southeast Missouri State University on January 28th.

Austin Peay to recognize Veterans at APSU Men and Women's Basketball games Saturday, January 28th to celebrate Military Appreciation Day. (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

Austin Peay to recognize Veterans at APSU Men and Women’s Basketball games Saturday, January 28th to celebrate Military Appreciation Day. (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

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Austin Peay State University to hold Military Appreciation Day during APSU Football game Saturday, November 5th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – This Saturday, November 5th, 2016, the Austin Peay State University athletics department will honor local veterans and military-affiliated individuals with a special Military Appreciation Day during APSU’s 4:00pm football game at Fortera Stadium.

All veterans, active-duty personnel and their families will receive free admission to the game with a current military I.D., and several military vehicles will be on display in tailgate alley and inside the stadium.

Military Appreciation Day to be held during APSU Football game vs. Tennessee State at Fortera Stadium Saturday, November 5th.

Military Appreciation Day to be held during APSU Football game vs. Tennessee State at Fortera Stadium Saturday, November 5th.

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Fort Campbell’s Lifeliner NCOs inducted into NCO Corps

 

Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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

Fort Campbell, KY – “As you walk through those arches know that this is your starting point as an NCO,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Michael J. Perry, senior enlisted advisor for the 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

Soldiers from 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde. hosted the brigade Noncommissioned Officer Induction Ceremony at Wilson Theater on Fort Campbell, KY, May 18th.

Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Graham Jr., command sergeant major for 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), swears in the newly inducted noncommissioned officers to the NCO corps during the NCO Induction Ceremony at Wilson Theater on Fort Campbell, Ky., May 18, 2016. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Graham Jr., command sergeant major for 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), swears in the newly inducted noncommissioned officers to the NCO corps during the NCO Induction Ceremony at Wilson Theater on Fort Campbell, Ky., May 18, 2016. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Memorial Day Service honors those who died serving our Country

 

Montgomery County Veterans Service OrganizationClarksville, TN – On Monday, May 25th, the Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization held its annual Memorial Day Ceremony. Due to rain, the ceremony was held in the William O. Beach Civic Hall, Veterans Plaza in Clarksville Tennessee.

The ceremony was opened by Frank Mir, the Director of the Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization. Mir welcomed the dignitaries and attendees to the Memorial ceremony. The colors were posted by the 101st Airborne Division Honor Guard, and Stella McKnight sang the National Anthem.

Purple Heart recipients at the 2015 Clarksville-Montgomery County Memorial Day Service

Purple Heart recipients at the 2015 Clarksville-Montgomery County Memorial Day Service

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