Written by Michael Maddox
Fort Knox, KY – The U.S. Army Cadet Command has announced the eight winners of the MacArthur Awards for the school year 2014-2015.
The award recognizes the eight schools, selected from among the 275 senior Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) units nationwide, as the top programs in the country.
The awards, presented by Cadet Command and the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Foundation, recognize the ideals of “duty, honor and country” as advocated by MacArthur.
Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
Fort Campbell, KY – Noncommissioned officers with 3rd Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), mentored students participating in cadet troop leader training here from July 17th to August 7th.
The students were assigned to the 3rd Bn. “Eagle Attack” in order to get a real-world look at what it is like to serve as a platoon leader in an active aviation unit.
During the time that they were here, the students gave briefings and assisted in planning day-to-day missions.
Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
Fort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell is preparing to celebrate Women’s Equality Day on August 26th. The celebration will mark the 94th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in the U.S.
Colonel Kimberly Daub, commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners,” will be the guest speaker at this year’s celebration scheduled from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Sportsman’s Lodge. She will discuss the history of women’s equality in the Army and how women can celebrate their successes and contributions to the Army today.
“The right to vote was a watershed held moment of all women in the U.S., but just the beginning of things to come in women’s equality,” said the commander of the Lifeliners. «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C. – Many students take a job in the summer after school lets out. If it’s your first job it gives you a chance to learn about the working world.
That includes taxes we pay to support the place where we live, our state and our nation.
Here are eight things that students who take a summer job should know about taxes.
San Antonio, TX – Austin Peay State University athletics director Derek van der Merwe will fly out Thursday to represent the University, its athletic department and its ROTC program at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, the nation’s premier high school football all-star game.
The game, which features the nation’s 90 best players in a classic East vs. West match-up, will played in San Antonio’s Alamodome, 1:00pm, Saturday.
Clarksville, TN – In early July, Austin Peay State University announced that Cynthia Stinnett, a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet, took top honors during the 8th Regiment Army physical fitness test held recently at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA.
Now she has another accolade to add to her resume.
Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Twin brothers as children normally do everything together; they share each other’s dreams as well as plan what they want to be when they grow up, then as adults some slowly grow apart while others maintain their strong brotherly bond.
Capt. Matthew N. Mayor, brigade logistics and operations officer with 101st Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Lifeliner and Capt. Mark E. Mayor, brigade intelligence and current operations officer with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division “Black Jack Brigade”, identical twin brothers hailing from Kenosha, WI, have always been very close and inseparable.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University will award degrees to approximately 380 students during its 84th Summer Commencement on Friday, August 9th in the Dunn Center.
Commencement will begin at 2:00pm. Doors will open at 1:00pm for guests.
In addition, Breanna Price, who is enrolled as a cadet in the University’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), will be commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army at the conclusion of the ceremony.
Washington, D.C. – If you’re a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, the IRS wants you to know about the many tax benefits that may apply to you.
Special tax rules apply to military members on active duty, including those serving in combat zones.
These rules can help lower your federal taxes and make it easier to file your tax return.
Clarksville, TN – Cynthia Stinnett, a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet at Austin Peay State University, won first place in the female category during the 8th Regiment Army physical fitness test held June 29th at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA.
Competing against 444 of her peers, Stinnett achieved the highest women’s score with a 384.
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