Topic: U.S. Army
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 to pay tribute to three Tennesseans killed in action, including a soldier previously missing in action for 62 years.
Sergeant Jacob M. Schwallie of Clarksville, was fatally injured by a roadside bomb on May 7th, 2012 in the Ghazi Province, Afghanistan. Schwallie graduated from Rossview High School in 2007 and enlisted in the United States Army in 2008.
Written by Jim Garamone
Washington, D.C. – The crime of sexual assault undermines the trust needed for the U.S. military to do its missions, President Barack Obama said after meeting with his military leaders today.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and the service secretaries, and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and the rest of the Joint Chiefs of Staff met with the president at the White House to discuss ways to eliminate sexual assault from the military.
Written by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class John D. Brown
Kunar Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Sgt. Mimsy is a military working dog with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, trained in personal protection and the detection of explosive devices and is currently serving in Kunar province, Afghanistan.
Military working dogs have been an indispensible asset for the armed forces since the first “K-9 Corps” began in 1942.
Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team becomes first Army Unit to fire the XM1156 Precision Guidance Kit fuse in Combat
Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Jon Heinrich
Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Soldiers from Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division have been training diligently with a new artillery fuse at Forward Operating Base Joyce, Kunar Province, Afghanistan.
The XM1156 Precision Guidance Kit fuse is a fuse with GPS capabilities that increases the accuracy of conventional High Explosive and Rocket-Assisted Projectile artillery rounds, according to U.S. Army 1st Lt. Anthony Jones, the platoon leader for 1st Platoon, Btry. A., and native to Ellsworth, Maine.
Written by Sgt. 1st Class John Brown
Jalalabad, Afghanistan – When U.S. Army Spc. April Harvey walked into the recruiting office near her hometown of Gallup, NM, after graduating high school, she knew she wanted to take control of her life, and she wanted to do it her way.
As with any soldier that enlists into the Army, Harvey was offered several different jobs, or military occupational specialties. While at the recruiting station, Harvey was offered a series of jobs: 68W (Medic), 42A (Human Resources Specialist), 92Y (Logistics Specialist) and other jobs that just weren’t the kind of thing that fit Harvey’s personality.
Written by Sgt. Joe Padula
Fort Campbell, KY – For almost 12-miles he has been carrying about 35-pounds of gear. He sees a clock in the near distance with red digital numerals closing in on the three-hour mark, the time limit for the near half marathon march.
He wants to sprint to the finish line, but his face winces with every right step taken. His breaths are heavy and pain can be heard with each inhale. His left leg is in full stride, but his right, being amputated more than six years ago, now pushes forward on a damaged prosthetic; a piston broke a few miles back eliminating fluid motion. He picks up a faster, but still a limping pace.
Fort Campbell, KY – Military Spouses are an invaluable asset to the Army. They support their Soldiers though mission, deployment, reintegration and reset and keep the home fires burning. Throughout history, military Spouses have been the backbone that provides support for the Soldiers and holds the Family together.
The Army recognizes the support and sacrifices made with Military Spouse Appreciation Day on May 10th. Instead of just one day of appreciation, Fort Campbell’s Family Resource Center (FRC) will host three days worth of activities and events to honor our Spouses. «Read the rest of this article»
Fort Campbell, KY – The never ending cycling of soldiers between the battlefield to the home front and vise versa continued yesterday morning with the return of 170 soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team from the Khowst Province of Afghanistan.
Their families and friends were on hand awaiting them when their aircraft touched down. As the door to the aircraft opened, the overcast sky opened up and a cold rain began falling. Some family members opened umbrella’s and continued to watch the soldiers disembark, as others scurried back indoors to await their loved one’s entry.
The Soldiers couldn’t care less about the rain they were excited to see their loved ones after being apart for 224 very long days.
Written by U.S. Army Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton
Khowst Province, Afghanistan – While some Coalition Force units build up the Afghan National Security Forces others have a different mission within the area of operations.
Soldiers assigned to 5-19th Agribusiness Development Team, Indiana National Guard, assist the Afghan people through an emphasis on agricultural techniques.
“For about the last year we have focused on their knowledge of basic farming tasks and training those tasks to local farmers,” said U.S. Army Maj. Gregory Motz, the executive officer for the Khowst Province Provincial Reconstruction Team.
2013Festival | April 18th-20th | Clarksville, TN
Clarksville, TN – The 11th annual Rivers and Spires Festival will be begin Thursday April 18th and continue through Saturday, April 20th. The streets ofwill be lined with food vendors, arts and crafts, and kids’ activities.
There will be over 100 acts performing all three days on five separate stages. Music, art, food, there is something at Rivers and Spires for everyone to enjoy. And the truly great thing is that all the concerts and activities are free.
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