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NASA and FEMA conducts Asteroid Impacting Earth Simulation Exercise

 

Written by DC Agle
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – What would we do if we discovered a large asteroid on course to impact Earth? While highly unlikely, that was the high-consequence scenario discussed by attendees at an October 25th NASA-FEMA tabletop exercise in El Segundo, California.

The third in a series of exercises hosted jointly by NASA and FEMA — the Federal Emergency Management Agency — the simulation was designed to strengthen the collaboration between the two agencies, which have Administration direction to lead the U.S. response.

Artist's concept of a near-Earth object. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Artist’s concept of a near-Earth object. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam appoints Eight to serve on Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees

 

APSU to Have Increased Autonomy with Local Governing Board

Tennessee Higher Education CommissionClarksville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has appointed eight individuals to the newly created institutional governing board at Austin Peay State University.

The purpose of the appointments is to give the University increased autonomy to support student success as the state continues its Drive to 55 Initiative. Austin Peay State University’s governing board is one of six to be appointed by the governor, a result of the governor’s FOCUS Act passed by the Tennessee General Assembly earlier this year.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Fort Campbell Cav Soldiers in Task Force Strike find ways to adapt, build morale

 

Written by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Iraq – At Kara Soar Base, Iraq, Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Strike have a critical mission: protecting the artillery pieces assisting Iraqi security forces in their fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant.

“We’re in charge of protecting this place,” said Sgt. Arturro Hernandez of Troop A, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment. “We secure the gun line and make sure those operations are without interruption. They’re a key element of helping the Iraqi security force operations clearing Da’esh out of the area.”

Sgt. Arturro Hernandez of Apache Troop, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Strike, looks through his binoculars during his guard shift June 18th, 2016, at Kara Soar Base, Iraq. Part of Troop A’s mission is protecting the artillery responsible for the fires at the Kara Soar Base. The fires at the Kara Soar Base serve two roles: force protection for Coalition and Iraqi security forces and fire in support of maneuver, enabling ISF to defeat Daesh. (1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

Sgt. Arturro Hernandez of Apache Troop, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Strike, looks through his binoculars during his guard shift June 18th, 2016, at Kara Soar Base, Iraq. Part of Troop A’s mission is protecting the artillery responsible for the fires at the Kara Soar Base. The fires at the Kara Soar Base serve two roles: force protection for Coalition and Iraqi security forces and fire in support of maneuver, enabling ISF to defeat Daesh. (1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

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Remains of World War II Soldier to Return to Tennessee

 

Tennessean Identified After Nearly 75 Years

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder recognize the service and sacrifice of United States Army Air Forces Private Evans Overbey of Elizabethton was serving with the 93rd Bombardment Squadron, 19th Bombardment Group during World War II.

Overbey was reported to be captured in the fall of Corregidor. Nearly 2,800 prisoners of war died in the Japanese-operated camp at Cabanatuan on the island of Luzon, Philippines.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Award Winners at Membership Dinner

 

Clarksville Area Chamber of CommerceClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce recognized five award winners at its 2016 Annual Membership Dinner and Gala on Thursday, June 23rd. Chamber Chairman Tommy Bates and Membership Chairman Brandi Bryant presented the following awards.

Ted Crozier Sr.  Lifetime Achievement Award

Ted Crozier Sr. Lifetime Achievement Award

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NASA’s Experimental Electric Airplane designated X-57, nicknamed Maxwell

 

Written by J.D. Harrington
NASA Headquarters

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – With 14 electric motors turning propellers and all of them integrated into a uniquely-designed wing, NASA will test new propulsion technology using an experimental airplane now designated the X-57 and nicknamed “Maxwell.”

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden highlighted the agency’s first X-plane designation in a decade during his keynote speech Friday in Washington at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) annual Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition, commonly called Aviation 2016.

This artist's concept of NASA's X-57 Maxwell aircraft shows the plane's specially designed wing and 14 electric motors. NASA Aeronautics researchers will use the Maxwell to demonstrate that electric propulsion can make planes quieter, more efficient and more environmentally friendly. (NASA Langley/Advanced Concepts Lab, AMA, Inc.)

This artist’s concept of NASA’s X-57 Maxwell aircraft shows the plane’s specially designed wing and 14 electric motors. NASA Aeronautics researchers will use the Maxwell to demonstrate that electric propulsion can make planes quieter, more efficient and more environmentally friendly. (NASA Langley/Advanced Concepts Lab, AMA, Inc.)

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BACH announces Patient Feedback Survey name changes, streamlined across all services

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – The Military Health System is rolling out a unified outpatient survey system. The Joint Outpatient Experience Survey (JOES) is a single survey for all military treatment facilities across all services.

JOES will combine and standardize methods used by the Army, Navy, Air Force and Defense Health Agency/National Capital Region to learn about beneficiary health care experiences with the goal of making them better.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alecia Peel-Thompson, 18th Medical Operations Squadron aerospace medical technician, checks the blood pressure of a patient. The Joint Outpatient Experience Survey will combine patient surveys used by the services to learn about beneficiary health care experiences with the goal of making them better. (U.S. Air Force Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alecia Peel-Thompson, 18th Medical Operations Squadron aerospace medical technician, checks the blood pressure of a patient. The Joint Outpatient Experience Survey will combine patient surveys used by the services to learn about beneficiary health care experiences with the goal of making them better. (U.S. Air Force Naoto Anazawa)

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NASA Aeronautics to start Research into an array of new Experimental Aircraft

 

Written by Jim Banke
NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – History is about to repeat itself.

There have been periods of time during the past seven decades – some busier than others – when the nation’s best minds in aviation designed, built and flew a series of experimental airplanes to test the latest fanciful and practical ideas related to flight.

Short wings. Long wings. Delta-shaped wings. Forward swept wings. Scissor wings. Big tails. No tails. High speed. Low speed. Jet propulsion. Rocket propulsion. Even nuclear propulsion – although that technology was never actually flown.

The Quiet Supersonic Technology, or QueSST, concept is in the preliminary design phase and on its way to being one of NASA’s first X-planes. (NASA)

The Quiet Supersonic Technology, or QueSST, concept is in the preliminary design phase and on its way to being one of NASA’s first X-planes. (NASA)

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Montgomery County Sheriff Investigator Larry Hodge passes away

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – Thirty year veteran with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Investigator Larry Hodge, 55, has passed away.

Hodge is the son of an Air Force veteran and grew up all over the world. As a child he rose to the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts. He graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1978 and shortly thereafter settled in Clarksville with his family.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Investigator Larry Hodge.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Investigator Larry Hodge.

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U.S. Department of Energy produces fuel to power NASA’s Deep Space Missions

 

Written by Dwayne Brown
NASA Headquarters

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – The first U.S. production in nearly 30 years of a specialized fuel to power future deep space missions has been completed by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee.

The production of 50 grams of plutonium-238 -roughly the mass of a golf ball – marks the first demonstration in the United States since the Savannah River Plant in South Carolina ceased production in the late 1980s.

This self-portrait of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity combines dozens of exposures taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during the 177th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars (Feb. 3, 2013), plus three exposures taken during Sol 270 (May 10, 2013) to update the appearance of part of the ground beside the rover. (NASA)

This self-portrait of NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity combines dozens of exposures taken by the rover’s Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during the 177th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity’s work on Mars (Feb. 3, 2013), plus three exposures taken during Sol 270 (May 10, 2013) to update the appearance of part of the ground beside the rover. (NASA)

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