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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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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum exhibits Outdoor works from Tennessee Artist

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum currently is featuring the dynamic landscapes of award-winning artist Frank Baggett in its Crouch Gallery exhibition Surroundings: The Art of Frank Baggett. Bold palettes of earthy colors move across the canvases in sharp strokes and golden highlights of reflected sun.

The viewer is instantly drawn into the riverbeds and forests of Frank’s world with the sense of having crossed these familiar paths before on a lazy summer day.

Surroundings: The Art of Frank Baggett exhibit on display at Clarksville's Customs House Museum.

Surroundings: The Art of Frank Baggett exhibit on display at Clarksville’s Customs House Museum.

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Fort Campbell’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike” completes rotation at Joint Readiness Training Center

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Polk, LA – The smiles on the faces of the Soldiers as they heard the word “index” were readily apparent as 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, successfully completed their rotation at Joint Readiness Training Center.

More than 3,000 Soldiers, most of who came from the six battalions that make up Strike Brigade, participated in the training. Additional units from the Marines and Air Force participated in the training as well.

JRTC training is complex and demanding. The training prepares units for deployments by exposing them to an environment that duplicates prospective areas of operations.

Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conduct live fire exercise training lanes at Fort Polk, La. Strike Brigade recently finished their 30-day training exercise at Joint Readiness Training Center. (Staff Sgt. Amanda Zuniga, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conduct live fire exercise training lanes at Fort Polk, La. Strike Brigade recently finished their 30-day training exercise at Joint Readiness Training Center. (Staff Sgt. Amanda Zuniga, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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Air Force C Flight/19th Air Support Operations Squadron to conduct training in Downtown Clarksville May 5th-7th

 

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Government would like to alert the public that the Air Force C Flight/19th Air Support Operations Squadron will be conducting some observation training May 5th-7th in downtown and on the roof tops of the Montgomery County Courts Center and Jail.

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett states, “We are pleased that we could assist in providing the needed training locations for the group. We know the importance of training and are certainly glad that we can be of support to those that risk their lives for us.”

The public may see personnel dressed in training gear, as well as support vehicles, during the hours of noon and 4:00pm each of these days. Please note that this is only a training exercise.

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NASA reports NOAA to launch Deep Space Climate Observatory to measure the Sun’s Solar Wind

 

Written by Karen C. Fox
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationGreenbelt, MD – There’s a fascinating spot some 932,000 miles away from Earth where the gravity between the sun and Earth is perfectly balanced. This spot captures the attention of orbital engineers because a satellite can orbit this spot, called Lagrange 1 just as they can orbit a planet.

But the spot tantalizes scientists as well: Lagrange 1 lies outside Earth’s magnetic environment, a perfect place to measure the constant stream of particles from the sun, known as the solar wind, as they pass by.

In early February, the United States Air Force will launch a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite called Deep Space Climate Observatory, or DSCOVR, into orbit around this spot.

The solar arrays on NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft, or DSCOVR, are unfurled in the Building 1 high bay at the Astrotech payload processing facility in Titusville, Florida, near Kennedy Space Center. (NASA/Ben Smegelsky)

The solar arrays on NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft, or DSCOVR, are unfurled in the Building 1 high bay at the Astrotech payload processing facility in Titusville, Florida, near Kennedy Space Center. (NASA/Ben Smegelsky)

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