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Austin Peay State University nursing student wins THEC community service award

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Navdeep Saini, who may well be the nicest student attending Austin Peay State University, doesn’t like to talk about himself that much. If pressed, he’ll admit that he speaks six languages and has a degree in biotechnology (that he earned in Russian), but talking about his accomplishments seems to embarrass him.

He looked particularly shy at APSU’s Einstein Bros. Bagels coffee shop earlier this month when someone asked Saini about another accolade.

Navdeep Saini

Navdeep Saini

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APSU to hold CSM Darol Walker Award Ceremony on Thursday, April 28th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Colonel Rob Salome, garrison commander at Fort Campbell, will visit Austin Peay State University at 8:00am on April 28th to help recognize an outstanding APSU ROTC cadet during the annual CSM Darol Walker Award Ceremony and Breakfast.

Jack B. Turner established the award several years ago in honor of Darol Walker, retired vice president of Jack B. Turner and Associates Inc. in Clarksville and retired command sergeant major in the U.S. Army.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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MP follows family tradition of service at Fort Campbell

 

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

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – The military lifestyle is nothing new to Matthew Lassitter, also known as Cpl. Lassitter, a military police specialist with 218th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion. In 2012 he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps, and he enlisted in the U.S. Army. So, when it came time to re-enlist he didn’t hesitate to ask his father to do the honors.

Col. Doyle Lassitter accepted his son’s request and the ceremony was conducted at the 716th MP Bn. motor pool on Fort Campbell, KY, April 18th.

Col. Doyle Lassitter, commander for Distribution Management Center, Army Sustainment Command, stands in front of the United States flag along with his son, Cpl. Matthew Lassitter, as he re-enlists his son for four more years in the U.S. Army on Fort Campbell, Ky., April 18, 2016. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

Col. Doyle Lassitter, commander for Distribution Management Center, Army Sustainment Command, stands in front of the United States flag along with his son, Cpl. Matthew Lassitter, as he re-enlists his son for four more years in the U.S. Army on Fort Campbell, Ky., April 18, 2016. (Sgt. Neysa Canfield, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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Tennessee Titans announce Academy Sports + Outdoors Titans Caravan to stop in Clarksville, May 2nd

 

Tennessee Titans release schedule for Academy Sports + Outdoors Titans Caravan

16 players highlight the team’s tour through the Mid-South which starts on April 30th

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans have announced the complete itinerary for the Academy Sports + Outdoors Titans Caravan, a regional series of free, public autograph signings. The Caravan will make 20 total stops in Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama and Mississippi from April 30th through May 7th.

Academy Sports + Outdoors Titans Caravan public stops are free events that allow fans to meet players, T-Rac and the “Voice of the Titans” Mike Keith. Posters are provided at no cost to all Caravan attendees for autographs, and photos are encouraged. Public stops generally last one hour.

Tennessee Titans' Jurrell Casey, Justin Hunter, and Harry Douglas with Academy Sports + Outdoors representatives at Titans Caravan schedule announcement. (Tennessee Titans)

Tennessee Titans’ Jurrell Casey, Justin Hunter, and Harry Douglas with Academy Sports + Outdoors representatives at Titans Caravan schedule announcement. (Tennessee Titans)

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U.S. Army Health of Force report wake up call for improving readiness

 

Written by David Vergun
Defense Media Activity – Army

U.S. ArmyWashington, D.C. – Obesity and overweight metrics, along with health indicators like tobacco use, injuries, substance abuse and the Performance Triad were among the topics at a conference last week discussing the inaugural “Health of the Force” report.

The HOF report, released at the end of 2015, provides Army leaders, including installation commanders, a starting point regarding where best to invest resources to help Soldiers lead healthier lives, and consequently, improve combat readiness, said Col. Deydre Teyhen, assistant deputy chief of staff, Army Public Health Center.

That report, she said during a media roundtable conducted from the Office of the Army Surgeon General in Falls Church, Virginia, March 16th, is similar to, but much more comprehensive than “The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America” report, issued by the non-profit Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2014.

The Health of the Force report provides Army leaders, including installation commanders, a starting point regarding where best to invest resources to help Soldiers lead healthier lives, and consequently, improve combat readiness, said Col. Deydre Teyhen, assistant deputy chief of staff, Army Public Health Center. (David Vergun, Defense Media Activity - Army)

The Health of the Force report provides Army leaders, including installation commanders, a starting point regarding where best to invest resources to help Soldiers lead healthier lives, and consequently, improve combat readiness, said Col. Deydre Teyhen, assistant deputy chief of staff, Army Public Health Center. (David Vergun, Defense Media Activity – Army)

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101st Airborne Division Soldier one of 70 female Sapper-qualified Solders in U.S. Army

 

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

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

Fort Campbell, KY – On Fort Campbell, Kentucky, home of the 101st Airborne Division, it is not uncommon to witness Soldiers with tabs above the ‘airborne’ and Old Abe on their left shoulders. From Rangers to Special Forces, these tabs are indicators of those who have gone above and beyond and undergone sometimes gruesome conditions in order to earn these coveted adornments.

For engineers, the ever sought-after sapper tab is a testament to their troop leading procedures, small unit tactics, and mountaineering. A sapper is widely considered an elite combat engineer.

Capt. Erin A. Williams, chief of operations for the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, poses for a photo at Fort Campbell, Ky., March 18, 2015. Williams is one of 70 females that are sapper-qualified in the U.S. Army. (Staff Sgt. Sierra A. Fown, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) public affairs)

Capt. Erin A. Williams, chief of operations for the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, poses for a photo at Fort Campbell, Ky., March 18, 2015. Williams is one of 70 females that are sapper-qualified in the U.S. Army. (Staff Sgt. Sierra A. Fown, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) public affairs)

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Fort Campbell named U.S. Army’s 2016 Best Installation

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell is the best installation in the Army, confirmed today by earning its first Gold Award in the 2016 Installation Management Command Army Communities of Excellence competition.

ACOE recognizes Army garrisons for their performance in meeting and exceeding goals of IMCOM’s Installation Management Campaign Plan.

In a message to the entire installation, garrison commander Col. James “Rob” Salome said, “Congratulations to all of you and your teams as this reflects all of the hard work and tremendous commitment you’ve had to making Fort Campbell truly the BEST Soldier and Family Experience! I am very proud to be on this team and wish the sincerest congratulations to each and every one of you and our team mates.”

Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) "Screaming Eagles". (Sam Shore)

Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) “Screaming Eagles”. (Sam Shore)

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Task Force Phoenix assists 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne” with field exercise at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion (Assault), 10th Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, flew from Fort Drum, New York, February 23rd, 2016, to assist 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in their brigade field exercise here at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

“Bastogne” is currently preparing for a rotation to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana. Over the last week, the brigade conducted a field exercise to test and validate several functions within the unit, including conducting a battalion level air assault, with the help of the Fort Drum Soldiers, Task Force Phoenix.

Crew chiefs with Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion (Assault), 10th Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, wait for Soldiers to begin loading onto the UH-60 Black Hawk during the night air assault Feb. 28, 2016, on Fort Campbell, Ky. The “Voodoo” crew chiefs assisted 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during the battalion air assault, a mission conducted during the brigade’s field exercise. (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Crew chiefs with Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion (Assault), 10th Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, wait for Soldiers to begin loading onto the UH-60 Black Hawk during the night air assault Feb. 28, 2016, on Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Artwalk to be held March 3rd, 2016

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.

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Megasite Railroad Memorandum of Agreement Signing Ceremony Held at Fort Campbell

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A memorandum of agreement between Fort Campbell and the Hopkinsville-Christian County Industrial Development Authority was signed Thursday, February 25th, 2016 during a ceremony at the Eagle Conference Room. The purpose of the agreement is to lay the framework for providing rail access via the Army’s railroad line to the Hopkinsivlle Megasite, located just north of I-24.

The memorandum of agreement is a 1-year renewable document that demonstrates the U.S. Army and Fort Campbell’s commitment to the local community and efforts to further economic development.

John Mahre, [left] on behalf of the Hopkinsville Christian County Industrial Development Authority and Col. James R. Salome, Fort Campbell’s Garrison Commander, sign a memorandum of agreement Thursday to lay the framework for providing rail access via the Army railroad to the Hopkinsville Megasite, located just north of I-24. Also in attendance are Hopkinsville Mayor Carter Hendricks, Jack Lackey, Secretary of the industrial authority Nate Pagan, Steve Tribble and James Duttweiler. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

John Mahre, [left] on behalf of the Hopkinsville Christian County Industrial Development Authority and Col. James R. Salome, Fort Campbell’s Garrison Commander, sign a memorandum of agreement Thursday to lay the framework for providing rail access via the Army railroad to the Hopkinsville Megasite, located just north of I-24. Also in attendance are Hopkinsville Mayor Carter Hendricks, Jack Lackey, Secretary of the industrial authority Nate Pagan, Steve Tribble and James Duttweiler. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

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