Topic: U.S. Army
Montgomery County, TN – Congratulations to Woodlawn Volunteer Firefighter and Staff Sergeant James Munns for receiving a letter of commendation from the City of San Antonio Fire Department for his heroic efforts on August 11th while he was in Texas for military schooling.
According to the letter from San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood, “Munns took quick, skilled actions in treating a toddler for symptoms of potential heat exhaustion from being left alone in a hot car for an extended amount of time.”
Clarksville, TN – Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy Ethan Moss was the recipient of a Tennessee Senate Joint Resolution to honor and commend him for his heroism.
In February, Moss responded to a 911 call in the 700 block of Merritt Lewis Lane. Upon arrival he found the homeowner unconscious and not breathing. Moss administered the automated external defibrillator (AED) and started CPR.
Written by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson
Taji, Iraq – Soldiers from Task Force Strike, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and pilots from Company B, 1st Battalion, 168th Aviation Brigade refined their sling load skills at Camp Taji, Iraq, July 15th.
As the U.S. Army’s only Air Assault division, the 101st is trained and equipped to conduct operations to rapidly move around the battlefield.
Montgomery County, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) has selected three candidates to fill administrator positions for the upcoming school year.
Current assistant principal, Scott Wainwright, has been appointed to serve as the principal of New Providence Middle School. Rossview Middle School teacher, Jenette Spurbeck, has been chosen as an assistant principal at Clarksville High School (CHS). Richview Middle School (RIMS) teacher, Lisa Courson, has been selected as an assistant principal at RIMS.
Krause successfully launched Tennessee Promise as executive director of Drive to 55
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced the appointment of Mike Krause as executive director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC).
Krause has served as executive director of the Drive to 55 since 2014 and successfully managed the launch and implementation of Tennessee Promise and the other initiatives under the Drive to 55 umbrella.
Clarksville, TN – With Independence Day approaching, if you can read only one book this year, let it be Blood River to Berlin. No, you aren’t going to find it on the best seller list available from a New York publisher. This book is written by your neighbor, Michael Freeland, who lives in Hopkinsville, KY.
Published by Proctor’s Hall Press in Sewanee, Tennessee, Blood River to Berlin: The World War II Journal of an Army Medic is the story of someone who started to school in a one-room schoolhouse in a remote community called “Blood River” in Henry County, Tennessee. He dropped out of high school, went to Detroit to work, and was drafted into the United States Army.
Fort Campbell, KY – The great niece of Col. Florence Blanchfield, Vicki Blanchfield, visited Blanchfield Army Community Hospital in late April for the first time since its opening in September 1982.
Col. Telita Crosland, hospital commander, provided a tour for Blanchfield and her husband who were visiting Tennessee for a family reunion in Nashville. Traveling from their home in Orlando, FL, the two decided to extend their travel a day to visit the hospital and tour the facility.
Clarksville, 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.
Fort 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.
Written by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen
Fort Campbell, KY – General George Patton said, “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.”
Company commanders from across 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) spent Monday and Tuesday gaining guidance and mentorship from the brigade commander in a commander’s agility training event.
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