Topic: Ronald Reagan
Written by Staff Sgt. Sierra Fown
Fort Campbell, KY – To any passerby, the trees planted on the corner of Screaming Eagle Boulevard and Tennessee Avenue at Fort Campbell may just appear to be an ordinary, insignificant grove.
To 101st Airborne Soldiers and veterans, the meaning of those trees are as deep-rooted as the foundation they have sprouted on.
And to think, it all started with a letter.
Written by Sgt. David Cox
Fort Campbell, KY – From September 15th through October 15th, our nation will observe Hispanic Heritage month. This observance provides the Currahees an opportunity to discuss the contributions Hispanic-Americans have been making within the U.S. Army since the Revolutionary War.
Originally titled “Hispanic American Week,” the observance began in 1968 under President Lyndon B. Johnson; it was expanded to 30 days and written in to law under President Ronald Reagan on August 17th, 1988.
Washington, D.C – They stood a dozen deep. Young and old, they lined the streets behind the flag-draped barricades. The rain began to fall almost as if the sky itself mourned the loss of a leader.
Inside the cathedral, the music began as guests arrived and were seated. From around the world they came to pay tribute to the former Prime Minister of Great Britain, Baroness Margaret Thatcher. It was my distinct honor to be among them and offer my respects to a woman who became a transformational world leader.
She grew up as the grocer’s daughter and lost two races before her constituency chose her to represent them in the House of Commons. Her rise to Prime Minister was not without it’s hardships, but it was done with great grace.
Presidential Tradition Continues in Tennessee
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and state Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder today announced May 11th, 2012 is Military Spouse Day. The day of recognition for military spouses is observed throughout the country to include Tennessee.
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed a day of observance to recognize and honor the contributions and sacrifices of military spouses. «Read the rest of this article»
Fort Campbell to hold Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance Service Friday to kick off Black History Month
Fort Campbell, KY – On Friday, January 27th, 2012 from 9:00am-10:30am, Fort Campbell will hold a Martin Luther King Jr. remembrance service at the Glenn H. English Jr. Army Education Center on Fort Campbell KY.
This is a diversity and inclusion awareness seminar presented by the Fort Campbell Equal Opportunity Office in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month.
Fort Campbell EEO and Brian L. Johnson, Ph.D, with be the key note speaker and Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Austin Peay State University. «Read the rest of this article»
Written by Sgt. Joe Padula
Fort Campbell, KY – “Love is never wasted, love is never lost, love lives on and sees us through sorrow,” said President Ronald Reagan during the December 16th, 1985 Fort Campbell memorial service held for the victims of Arrow Airlines flight 1285, which killed 248 Screaming Eagle Soldiers, majority being from 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). “From the moment love is born, it is always with us, keeping us aloft in the time of flooding and strong in the time of trial.”
The Strike Brigade continues the love of its Gander fallen by honoring and recognizing the importance of their accomplishments more than a quarter of a century ago.
Fort Campbell, KY – The 2011 U.S. Army Soldier Show will be coming to Fort Campbell’s Wilson Theater on October 28th and 29th. Show times are Friday, October 28th at 2:00pm and 7:30pm, and Saturday, October 29th at 2:00pm.
The 2011 U.S. Army Soldier Show is a high-energy 90-minute live musical production that showcases the talents of active duty Soldiers who were selected by audition from throughout the Army. The theme for this year’s show, “Carnival – A Traveling Thank You”, draws its inspiration and song selections from many areas of the world. «Read the rest of this article»
By Rick Smith
As the world burns in the fires of poverty and cash free-flows to the pockets of robber barons, our press is playing As The World Turns.
Our politicians are treated as celebrities, while our corporate overlords operate in secrecy; turning dials, greasing wheels, and watching the whole. thing. burn. Can you hear us yet? No?
Washington, D.C. – On Friday, May 27th, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld will be at the Fort Campbell Exchange to sign copies of his New York Times #1 bestselling memoir, Known and Unknown. Mr. Rumsfeld has been visiting military bases nationwide to promote the sale of his book, from which his proceeds go to charities supporting those serving in the military and their families.
Mr. Rumsfeld will be signing his book “Known and Unknown” at the Fort Campbell Base Exchange May 27th, 2011 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm. «Read the rest of this article»
The Hispanic Organization for Progress & Education will be holding a grand opening celebration for their new offices (410 Church Street) from 10:00am till 2:00pm on Friday September 10th 2010. The opening will also serve as their kickoff for the Hispanic Heritage Month. The office is located next door to Forest Street United Methodist Church, there ample is parking available in their parking lot located across the street from the new office.
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. «Read the rest of this article»
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