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USS LST-325 arrives in Clarksville Wednesday, September 6th

 

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – The USS LST-325, 328-foot-long landing ship tank, will arrive in Clarksville on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017. The ship’s arrival in Clarksville is one of the many activities that are part of Visit Clarksville’s Welcome Home Veterans Celebration.

The LST-325 will be open for tours beginning at 9:00a.m. on Thursday, September 7th through 5:00pm Friday, September 15th. The LST will depart from Clarksville on Saturday, September 16th, 2017.

USS LST-325 to dock in Clarksville Wednesday. Tours will begin Thursday.

USS LST-325 to dock in Clarksville Wednesday. Tours will begin Thursday.

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APSU Baseball to Host Military Appreciation Night April 21st

 

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APSU BaseballClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University baseball team will welcome military personnel on Friday, April 21 for Military Appreciation Night at Raymond C. Hand Park.

The night will be filled with special events all designed to thank our military personnel for their courageous service and commitment.

On Friday, April 21st, Austin Peay Baseball will host Military Appreciation Night at Raymond C. Hand Park.

On Friday, April 21st, Austin Peay Baseball will host Military Appreciation Night at Raymond C. Hand Park.

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101st Airborne Division, Coalition celebrate Independence Day

 

Written by Sgt. Katie Eggers
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionBaghdad, Iraq – When 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) service members started their day Saturday morning, “Cover Down,” part of the 101st Band, was already playing popular music. Shortly after 6:00am, personnel from 101st, sister services and Coalition were getting covered in colors – blue, green, red, orange, pink, purple and yellow.

The USO-sponsored 5K color run started off an early celebration of Independence Day, which began a day of activities for service members deployed in support of Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve, led by the 101st at Forward Operating Base Union III, Baghdad.

Volunteers from across the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command -- Operation Inherent Resolve, prepare food in support of the Independence Day celebration sponsored by the USO, held at the former Erbil International Airport, Erbil Iraq, July 4, 2016. The event was held for all U.S. and Coalition service members in Erbil and included a variety of food and drink, games, and live music provided by the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) group, The Other Guys, and a raffle sponsored by the USO and other organizations. (U.S. Army Photo by Maj. Allen Hill/Released)

Volunteers from across the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command — Operation Inherent Resolve, prepare food in support of the Independence Day celebration sponsored by the USO, held at the former Erbil International Airport, Erbil Iraq, July 4, 2016. The event was held for all U.S. and Coalition service members in Erbil and included a variety of food and drink, games, and live music provided by the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) group, The Other Guys, and a raffle sponsored by the USO and other organizations. (U.S. Army Photo by Maj. Allen Hill/Released)

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Kohl’s, USO, and LEAP Partner in Operation Go Green Initiative

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – Leap Organization, a leader in providing youth development programs, partnered with Kohl’s Department Store and USO Fort Campbell RP6 to build a community garden as a part of Kohl’s Operation Go Green Program (http://bit.ly/1XyVoiJ).

More than 25 Veterans worked alongside volunteers from Kohl’s and Leap Organization supporters to build five raised beds gardens sized 8 x 4 x 20 to help young adults learn how to grow food year around on Saturday, May 14th, 2016.

Volunteers build five raised garden beds.

Volunteers build five raised garden beds.

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Acuff Circle to honor longtime performer Marge Lillard at Jazz in June event

 

Acuff Circle of Excellence - Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Jazz in June, The Acuff Circle of Excellence’s annual celebration of the arts with jazz, food and wine, will be from 5:00pm-7:00pm on Friday, June 17th, at Beachaven Vineyards and Winery. The public is invited to attend.

At this event, longtime Clarksvillian Marge Lillard will be honored for her contributions on the stage as an actor and dancer. She’ll receive the Full Circle Award, presented annually to a living Tennessean who has had a consequential impact on arts and culture in Montgomery County over many years of direct involvement through innovative work, philanthropy or leadership. The recipient is selected by the Acuff Circle of Excellence Advisory Board.

Marge Lillard to be honored at Acuff Circle's Jazz in June.

Marge Lillard to be honored at Acuff Circle’s Jazz in June.

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Fort Campbell Soldiers and Families attend Earth Day 2016

 

Campbell CrossingFort Campbell, KY – Campbell Crossing’s 2016 Earth Day event was a huge success over the weekend. Fort Campbell Soldiers and family members came out for an afternoon full of exciting games and activities including fun crafts, face painting, educational booths, food from Whitt’s BBQ and more.

Although the event was planned to be outdoors, the rain did not keep residents away. The event held at the Family Resource Center, kicked off with the National Anthem, the Fort Campbell Troop 101 Boy Scouts presenting the Colors, and the Department of Environment-Forestry presenting the Tree City Award to Garrison Commander Col. James R. Salome.

The Department of Environment-Forestry presented the Tree City Award to Garrison Commander Col. James R. Salome.

The Department of Environment-Forestry presented the Tree City Award to Garrison Commander Col. James R. Salome.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation partners with USO of Fort Campbell to host Veterans Fair

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation and the USO of Fort Campbell have joined forces to offer a free fair for veterans and their families on Saturday, March 5th from 11:00am to 2:00pm at the Kleeman Community Center.

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Clarksville to Celebrate 200 Veterans from 28 States during “Welcome Home Vietnam – American Veterans Parade”

 

“Welcome Home Vietnam – American Veterans Parade”

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Forty years after the fall of Saigon, Vietnam Veterans will at long last be publicly recognized for their service to our country.

Visit Clarksville is proud to partner with the Tennessee State Council of Vietnam Veterans of America, the USO and US Tours to present Welcome Home Vietnam – An American Veterans Parade.

Veterans Parade set for Tuesday, September 15th.

Veterans Parade set for Tuesday, September 15th.

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Fort Campbell Soldiers and Family Members attend National Night Out 2015

 

Campbell CrossingNashville, TN – Recently, Campbell Crossing hosted their 2015 National Night Out event. The event was a success with more than 2,000 Fort Campbell Soldiers and family members that came out to participate in this nationwide celebration.

National Night Out is geared toward heightening crime prevention awareness and strengthening the neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships while sending a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are fighting back.

Fort Campbell Soldiers and family members came out to take a stand against crime at National Night Out 2015.

Fort Campbell Soldiers and family members came out to take a stand against crime at National Night Out 2015.

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USO arrives in Liberia to provide stress free environment for U.S. Soldiers working to contain Ebola Virus

 

Written by Spc. Rashene Mincy
55th Signal Company

United States Africa CommandMonrovia, Liberia –  Soldiers assigned to 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) take in the amenities of the USO at Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, Liberia, December 28th, 2014.

The newly constructed USO with amenities such as Armed Forces Network, video game consoles and snacks gives Soldiers, deployed in support of Operation United Assistance, a stress-free environment to hang out during downtime.

Pfc. Michael Matale and Spc. Britton McGlamy, both assigned to 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), plays a video game at the grand opening of the USO at Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, Liberia, Dec. 28, 2014.  (Spc. Rashene Mincy, 55th Signal Company)

Pfc. Michael Matale and Spc. Britton McGlamy, both assigned to 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), plays a video game at the grand opening of the USO at Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, Liberia, Dec. 28, 2014. (Spc. Rashene Mincy, 55th Signal Company)

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