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Christmas with 101st Airborne Division’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans”

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionRakkasan

Khowst Province, Afghanistan – During this holiday season, Soldiers with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), will be spending the holidays deployed while in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

The currently deployed Rakkasans are unable to spend the holidays with their families, but with the reality of deployment at hand they still have the support from both the American people and the military.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Brian Boase, an intelligence cheif, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), visits Soldiers from Battery A, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment,  after delivering care packages dressed Santa at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, Dec. 25th, 2012. Boase dressed as Santa and delivered more than 200 care packages to the Soldiers and civilians of FOB Salerno for Christmas. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton, Task Force 3/101 Public Affairs)

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Brian Boase, an intelligence cheif, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), visits Soldiers from Battery A, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, after delivering care packages dressed Santa at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, Dec. 25th, 2012. Boase dressed as Santa and delivered more than 200 care packages to the Soldiers and civilians of FOB Salerno for Christmas. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton, Task Force 3/101 Public Affairs)

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Christmas Spirit Comes to 101st Airborne Division Rakkasans while Deployed in Afghanistan

 

Written by U.S. Army Capt. Erik Alfsen
Chaplain, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionRakkasan

Khowst Province, Afghanistan – It is Christmas Eve on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan.

Decorations, colorful lights, Christmas trees, and tables full of home style food fill the room. Live music is playing and someone dressed as Santa Clause is handing out presents.

Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pose for a photo to show their holiday cheer. (Courtesy photo)

Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pose for a photo to show their holiday cheer. (Courtesy photo)

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6th Annual Downtown for the Holidays December 1st

 

Downtown for the HolidaysClarksville, TN – Be a part of a Clarksville tradition by celebrating this year at the 6th Annual Downtown for the Holidays celebration presented by the City of Clarksville and Montgomery County Government, in Downtown Clarksville, December 1st, 2012.

The event kicks off with the Jingle Bell Jog 5K hosted by the City of Clarksville and Run for a Reason. The 5K race will begin at 8:00am, in downtown Clarksville. Registration is available now at www.active.com.

Pre-register by November 15th and pay only $20.00. If you register between November 16th and November 30th, the cost is $25.00. Registration will be available on race day, cost will be $30.00. All proceeds will benefit the Food Initiative. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for October 21st, 2012

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include:

  • Youth Basketball League Team Evaluations
  • Open House Night at the Kleeman Community Center
  • *NEW* Creepy Carnival
  • Basketball (Open Gym)
  • Christmas Parade

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Santa Claus’s visits to Christmas on the Cumberland

 

Clarksville, TN – After participating in the opening of Christmas on the Cumberland on November 22nd, 2010; Santa Claus returned several times to visit with children enjoying the Christmas lights spectacular.

Clarksville Online tagged along on one of the evenings, Saturday December 16th;  taking hundreds of photos of young people enjoying their visit with Clarksville, Tennessee’s Jolly Old Saint Nicholas.

Part of Santa’s visits include giving toy’s to the children under the age of 12, as measured by his 4.3′ tall candy cane. 4.3′ is the height of an average 12 year old child; though Santa does makes case by case exceptions for the taller 12 year olds. Over the last 10 years Santa Claus has given away over 70,000 toys that he and his helpers Gary and Marie Caudill have purchased specifically for this purpose.

Santa’s visits to Christmas on the Cumberland are sponsored by the Clarksville Department of Parks and Recreation, the Woodlawn Papa Rock Travel Center; Clarksville Limb and Brace, and Geico Insurance.

A young girl sitting on the bicycle she was just given at the 2011 Christmas on the Cumberland

A young girl sitting on the bicycle she was just given at the 2011 Christmas on the Cumberland

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