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CMCSS announces Herbert Nelson Jr. will fill District 3 School Board Seat

 

Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)Montgomery County, TN – The unexpired term of the District 3 Clarksville-Montgomery County School Board seat has been filled by Herbert A. Nelson, Jr., a 20-year U.S. Army veteran with seven years working elite Special Operations and counter-terrorism missions

Herbert Nelson Jr. selected to fill District 3 Clarksville-Montgomery County School Board seat.

Herbert Nelson Jr. selected to fill District 3 Clarksville-Montgomery County School Board seat.

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Austin Peay State University Governor’s School students surprised by helicopter landing

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Governor’s School for Computational Physics at Austin Peay State University (APSU) surprised the 36 high school students attending with a rare treat this week – a surprise landing of one of the school’s helicopters.

On June 5th, 2019, just before 4:00pm former Special Operations pilot Charlie Weigandt eased one of Austin Peay’s Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopters onto the Dunn Center lawn.

The Governor's School for Computational Physics students stand near one of Austin Peay State University's helicopters. (APSU)

The Governor’s School for Computational Physics students stand near one of Austin Peay State University’s helicopters. (APSU)

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Fort Campbell’s Retiree Appreciation Day to be held May 18th during Week of the Eagles

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell’s Retiree Appreciation Day is open to retirees from all branches of service and their spouses. It will be held this year on Saturday, May 18th, 2019 at the Soldier Support Center, 2702 Michigan Avenue.

Retiree Appreciation Day begins at 10:00am, with an 11:00am opening ceremony during which Theodore Faulkner, Personnel Processing Branch chief, Retirement Services officer and event organizer, will provide an update of retiree benefits.

The guest speaker will be U.S. Rep. Mark E. Green, who represents Tennessee’s seventh congressional district that includes Clarksville Tennessee.

Representatives from 35 organizations including the American Red Cross, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Blanchfield Army Community Hospital were on hand to field questions from retirees and their spouses during the 2018 Retiree Appreciation Day at the Soldier Support Center, Fort Campbell, KY. (Fort Campbell Public Affairs archives, U.S. Army)

Representatives from 35 organizations including the American Red Cross, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Blanchfield Army Community Hospital were on hand to field questions from retirees and their spouses during the 2018 Retiree Appreciation Day at the Soldier Support Center, Fort Campbell, KY. (Fort Campbell Public Affairs archives, U.S. Army)

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Austin Peay State University Community School for the Arts offers writing class to veterans, families

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – After Ellen Taylor walked into the room, she nudged her desk slightly to face the center of the classroom. The move, whether conscious or unconscious, signaled something intrinsic to the class that was about to start.

Taylor was ready to share. Her classmates were ready to share.

Joe Shakeenab and Jeff Bagley, both 28-year Army veterans, discuss the stories they’re working on in Writing for Military and Families, a class offered at Austin Peay State University through the Community School of the Arts.

Joe Shakeenab and Jeff Bagley, both 28-year Army veterans, discuss the stories they’re working on in Writing for Military and Families, a class offered at Austin Peay State University through the Community School of the Arts.

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Austin Peay State University aviation science program approved for veterans training, meaning ‘little or no cost’ for veterans

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) aviation science program recently received approval for veterans education benefits, meaning veterans can earn the degree at “little or no cost.”

The program – which has a concentration in helicopters (or rotor wing) – is Tennessee’s first rotorcraft flight school that offers a bachelor’s degree.

Austin Peay State University aviation science program director and chief pilot Charlie Weigandt shows GOV 3 to U.S. Rep. Mark Green. GOV 3 is one of three in APSU's helicopter fleet. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University aviation science program director and chief pilot Charlie Weigandt shows GOV 3 to U.S. Rep. Mark Green. GOV 3 is one of three in APSU’s helicopter fleet. (APSU)

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Dodging the Roadkill: The Last Ride

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – I recently posed the question on my social media that if you knew it would be your last ride, where would you go?  The answers were varied and covered a lot of territory, but the common theme of all the responses I got was, “happy.”

I’ve shared with you before, that the time I spend on my motorcycle, is the closest I come to being truly in touch with my life.  I have so much time to think of what was, and what will be. 

Things I’ve done, both good and bad, places I’ve been, people I’ve met.  What kind of man have I been.  What kind of father, husband, friend. You have a lot of time to think, especially if you’re cutting across Kansas.  LOL! 

Last Ride

Last Ride

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Austin Peay State University unveiled Gov 1, first helicopter in APSU Rotor-Wing Fleet

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – GOV 1 has landed. Austin Peay State University (APSU) officials on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 unveiled the first of three helicopters in its new rotor-wing fleet. The helicopters bolster the state’s first and only aviation science program with a rotor-wing concentration.

Charlie Weigandt lowers GOV 1 onto Austin Peay State University’s campus.

Charlie Weigandt lowers GOV 1 onto Austin Peay State University’s campus.

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Austin Peay State University becomes home to U.S. Coast Guard veteran William Cody

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) says that for William Cody, the Cold War was actually ice-cold. After joining the U.S. Coast Guard in 1983, at the age of 25, he found himself aboard a polar-class icebreaker ship off the coast of Antarctica.

To keep warm, the crew drank authentic Russian vodka with bits of coal dust floating in it (they’d traded with Soviet sailors they met at the bottom of the world).

William Cody, a history major and Coast Guard veteran, takes classes in Austin Peay State University's Harned Hall.

William Cody, a history major and Coast Guard veteran, takes classes in Austin Peay State University’s Harned Hall.

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Montgomery County Voters Urged to Dedicate Their Vote with Honor Vote

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Tennesseans from Montgomery County will head to the polls on November 6th, 2018 with an updated way to proudly honor someone who is serving or has served our country.

The Honor Vote program allows registered Tennessee voters to dedicate their vote to a U.S. veteran or active duty military member, both online and with a commemorative button, to thank them for protecting our country.

Once enrolled, dedications are posted on the official Honor Vote List as well as the Honor Vote Twitter account @tnhonorvote. Voters can also share their dedication on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #GoVoteTN.

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is August 22nd, 2018

 

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Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Tennova Healthcare. This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall.

The meeting begins at 7:00pm and is always open to the public. Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

Clarksville Civil War Roundtable's next program will be held Wednesday, August 22nd.

Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next program will be held Wednesday, August 22nd.

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