Topic: U.S. Air Force
Written by U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Joshua Edwards
Paktya Province, Afghanistan – With a full moon to light the sky, a pair of U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopters broke the deafening silence of the night as they descended into the valley where the village of Sahak, Afghanistan lay still.
Slowly the sound of the Chinooks faded into the night, only to be replaced by the sound of dogs barking in the distance as the Soldiers from “Bulldog” Company B, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), zigzagged their way through the maze of narrow footpaths that separate the wheat and sweet clover fields.
Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team Soldiers get visit from U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel
Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Jon Heinrich
Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan – Secretary of Defense, the Honorable Chuck Hagel, visited the U.S. Army Soldiers of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, March 9th.
Hagel and his team landed at Forward Operating Base Fenty in a U.S. Air Force C-130 and were given a briefing by the command team of 1st BCT about the status of operations in Kunar and Nangarhar provinces in Afghanistan.
After the briefing, Hagel made his way to the entrance of the FOB where he addressed Combined Team Bastogne Soldiers.
Washington, D.C. – Military members and their spouses may be eligible to receive free tax return preparation assistance.
The IRS and U.S. Armed Forces partner in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, which provides free tax advice, tax preparation, return filing and other tax assistance to military members and their families. «Read the rest of this article»
Planters Bank’s Hilldale Gallery to Exhibit works from Painter Gail Meyer and Photographer Tony Centonze
Clarksville, TN – The Planters Bank-Hilldale Gallery space will feature works from local artist Gail Meyer, along with photographs from Tony Centonze. The exhibits will be on display Thursday, February 7th-Wednesday, March 6th at 1971 Madison Street during regular bank hours.
Meyer began her art studies in 1972 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. With a husband in the U.S. Air Force, Meyer’s ability to study art was tabled by military moves, family life and motherhood.
Sony Nashville Recording Artist Angie Johnson to Sing National Anthem before the Tennessee Titans game Sunday
Nashville, TN - The Tennessee Titans welcome Sony Nashville recording artist Angie Johnson to sing the National Anthem prior to Sunday’s Titans-Jaguars game at LP Field.
A dedicated member of the United States Air Force, the Missouri-born artist began her military career as an intelligence analyst and later transitioned to the prestigious Tops In Blue.
Written by Sgt. David Dobrydney
Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Up until a few days ago, Air Force Staff Sgt. Derek Allen hadn’t seen his brother, Army Cpl. Greg Allen, in more than three years. However, a twist of fate brought them together here for the Christmas holidays.
“Both of us being here in [Afghanistan] is the closest we have ever been to each other since Thanksgiving 2009,” said Derek, a 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron tactical aircraft maintenance craftsman, deployed from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, AR.
Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Duncan Brennan
In the cases of U.S. Army Capt. Nicole Nelson, a native of Chicago, IL and U.S. Army Capt. Julie Duffy, a native of Williamstown, KY, both attached to C Company, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Shadow, as enroute critical care nurses with the 30th Medical Brigade, the call to begin service was different, but their reason for continuing to serve is the same.
Nashville TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry “Max” Haston of the Tennessee Military Department today to recognize five veteran state employees and half a million Tennessee veterans of all ages and eras. The Governor’s Veterans Day event was held at the Tennessee Tower Plaza in downtown Nashville.
Sergeant Frank C. Bell, Jr., began his military career in the United States Army in December 1952. He is currently a member of the administrative staff of the Division of State Audit and is recognized for his military service to our country and impressive 47-year career with the State of Tennessee. «Read the rest of this article»
First home recipient, Fort Campbell Corporal Christopher Bales revealed during Tennessee Titans Veterans Day Game
Nashville, TN – Operation ’Finally Home’ has joined forces with LP Building Products, country star Kix Brooks and American Country Countdown to build six homes for deserving veterans across the country over the next two years.
The first home will be built in Las Vegas, NV, in 2013 for wounded Fort Campbell soldier Army Cpl. Christopher Bales. The announcement was made to Bales on LP Field in front of thousands of fans during the Tennessee Titans Veterans Day game.
“American Country Countdown and I are proud to support Operation ’Finally Home’ and LP Building Products in building homes for veterans who have given so much to our country,” said Kix Brooks. “This is a small way to thank these heroes for their service and sacrifice.” «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Anpublic management professor will discuss her book on the challenges experienced in city management as part of the next Provost Lecture Series.
Dr. Beck Starnes, associate professor of public management, will present at 3:00pm, Thursday, October 4th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. All sessions of the Provost Lecture Series are free and open to the public. «Read the rest of this article»
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