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Frazier Allen: Five Tips for First-Time Grandparents

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond JamesClarksville, TN – Your daughter recently welcomed her first child – your first grandchild – and you’re already in love. You envision festive holidays spent together, bouncing him or her on your knee, and buying heaps of toys and adorable shoes.

But you may be able to offer so much more. Grandparents like you have historically had a powerful influence in the lives of their grandchildren and have a wealth of experience and knowledge to share.

So what kind of power are we talking about? Now that you’ve joined the grandparents club, you’re what anthropologists call a “secret benefactor” of humanity.

Sharpen these skills to excel in your new role.

Sharpen these skills to excel in your new role.

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Clarksville Montgomery County School System Students Engage in the Entrepreneurial Spirit

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSMontgomery County, TN – It’s not common for a group of high school students to be encouraged to “disrupt,” but that is exactly what students from the Academies at CMCSS were encouraged to do this morning.

Seventy students from each of the seven CMCSS High School College and Career Academies convened at the Clarksville Regional Airport for “Engaging in the Entrepreneurial Spirit.”

Academy students researching Mark Clevelands app.

Academy students researching Mark Clevelands app.

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Austin Peay State University professor Minoa Uffelman connects Students with Scholars using Skype

 

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TN – When Austin Peay State University history major Rick Casteel raises his hand in his “The South To 1861” course, he knows that it’s important that he say the right thing.

But that’s not because Casteel is worried about answering incorrectly, or impressing his teacher, APSU associate professor of history, Dr. Minoa Uffelman.

APSU professor Minoa Uffelman

APSU professor Minoa Uffelman

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Fort Campbell’s 159th Combat Aviation Brigade soldiers work at maintaining relationships across the globe

 

Fort Campbell, KY. The Home of the Screaming Eagles159th Combat Aviation BrigadeBagram Air Field, Afghanistan – Admit it! Your spouse is a million miles away; you are in Afghanistan. Before boarding the plane, you knew just what to do. While deployed, you would write, Skype and dedicate all of your free time to family and friends. But of course, nothing is going as planned! Exhausted, you wonder how you could possibly keep your relationship(s) strong while serving your country, under unparalleled stress– in an unfamiliar and ever-changing environment.

Communication and conflict resolution are paramount in relationships, especially those that are under duress. Sgt. Carl Israel, Behavioral Health NCOIC of Task Force Thunder at Bagram Air Field, helps Soldiers to develop their communication and conflict resolution skills, in his training program “Relationships Across the Globe.”

1st Lt. Nicole McCoy, 159th CAB strength manager, uses Skype to stay in contact with her son Landon while her husband Michael looks on.  McCoy tries to Skype with her family as much as possible.  Skype is one of many tools used by many service members to stay in contact with their loved ones, it helps them to feel closer to home while deployed. (U.S. Army Photo)

1st Lt. Nicole McCoy, 159th CAB strength manager, uses Skype to stay in contact with her son Landon while her husband Michael looks on. McCoy tries to Skype with her family as much as possible. Skype is one of many tools used by many service members to stay in contact with their loved ones, it helps them to feel closer to home while deployed. (U.S. Army Photo)

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Fort Campbell’s Lifeliners celebrate Christmas in Afghanistan

 

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

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Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – Sitting around a Christmas tree drinking hot cocoa and exchanging gifts with your loved ones is something the Lifeliners will not have the opportunity to do this year.

Nevertheless, the holiday spirit is high as soldiers take the time to enjoy a Christmas meal alongside their comrades and spend some time with their families through Skype or Facetime.

Task Force Lifeliner’s Col. Charles R. Hamilton, a native of Houston, Texas, and commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and Master Sgt. Katherine E. Lawson-Best, a native of New Orleans, LA, and human resources administration noncommissioned officer in charge, serve meals during Christmas lunch, Dec. 25, 2013 at the Koele Dining Facility at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. As tradition has it, senior military leaders served their troops a feast worthy of the Holiday. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

Task Force Lifeliner’s Col. Charles R. Hamilton, a native of Houston, Texas, and commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and Master Sgt. Katherine E. Lawson-Best, a native of New Orleans, LA, and human resources administration noncommissioned officer in charge, serve meals during Christmas lunch, Dec. 25, 2013 at the Koele Dining Facility at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell Married couple shares deployment together

 

Written by Sgt. Justin Moeller
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

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Khowst Province, Afghanistan – A deployment to Afghanistan is no vacation and for newly-married couples it is especially hard.

“Obviously deployments are stressful,” said Cpl. Douglas Dalton, a native of Greenville, Texas. “Having Skype or receiving mail is great but nothing beats being able to hug your wife at the end of the day.”

Being a dual-military couple is one of the few instances where a soldier can deploy with their spouse.

U.S. Army Cpl. Douglas Dalton, medic, and his wife Spc. Megan Dalton, radiology specialist, both with Company C. 801st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), talk with each other next to field litter ambulances on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, Aug. 11, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team public affairs)

U.S. Army Cpl. Douglas Dalton, medic, and his wife Spc. Megan Dalton, radiology specialist, both with Company C. 801st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), talk with each other next to field litter ambulances on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, Aug. 11, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team public affairs)

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Fort Campbell 101st Sustainment Soldier has close bond with Brother

 

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

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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.

Capt. Matthew N. Mayor, brigade S-3 operations officer with Task Force Lifeliner and Capt. Mark E. Mayor, brigade S-2 current operations officer with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division “Black Jack Brigade”, both identical twin brothers hailing from Kenosha, WI, stand side by side during their deployment at Bagram Air Field in Parwan province, Afghanistan, June 28, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

Capt. Matthew N. Mayor, brigade S-3 operations officer with Task Force Lifeliner and Capt. Mark E. Mayor, brigade S-2 current operations officer with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division “Black Jack Brigade”, both identical twin brothers hailing from Kenosha, WI, stand side by side during their deployment at Bagram Air Field in Parwan province, Afghanistan, June 28, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell and Austin Peay’s “Operation Yellow Ribbon” Connects Graduates, Soldiers

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionAustin Peay State UniversityFort Campbell, KY – Graduating is considered a monumental achievement for any high school student, but for teens with parents and family members deployed to Afghanistan, it takes on a special meaning.

Michael Clayton III, whose father, 1st Sgt. Michael Clayton Jr., is currently deployed to Afghanistan with the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), can attest to that.

Fort Campbell High School Class of 2013 graduate Michael Clayton III is overcome with emotion as he speaks with his father, 1st Sgt. Michael Clayton Jr., via Skype moments after his high school commencement ceremony. Clayton Jr., who is deployed to Afghanistan with the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, took part in the Division’s “Operation Yellow Ribbon” program. (Photo by Master Sgt. Pete Mayes)

Fort Campbell High School Class of 2013 graduate Michael Clayton III is overcome with emotion as he speaks with his father, 1st Sgt. Michael Clayton Jr., via Skype moments after his high school commencement ceremony. Clayton Jr., who is deployed to Afghanistan with the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, took part in the Division’s “Operation Yellow Ribbon” program. (Photo by Master Sgt. Pete Mayes)

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Microsoft unveils next generation Home Entertainment System, Xbox One

 

Blockbuster titles, Steven Spielberg-produced Halo TV series, and exclusive agreements with the NFL transform games, TV and entertainment for the 21st century living room.

Xbox - MicrosoftRedwood, WA – A new vision for the future comes to life today as Microsoft Corp. unveils Xbox One , the all-in-one gaming and entertainment system created for today and the next generation.

At Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, WA, the company showcased how Xbox One puts you at the center of all your games, TV, movies, music, sports and Skype.

Microsoft's Xbox One

Microsoft’s Xbox One

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Improving Your Virtual Meetings

 

Virtual MeetingsClarksville, TN – Whether you have offices in multiple cities with employees that have regular conference calls or you just prefer working from your “virtual presence device,” you should consider how to get the most out of your virtual conversations.

Here are five tips to improve the quality of your next video conference, conference call, or online forum discussion.

Virtual Meetings

Virtual Meetings

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