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Dodging the Roadkill: Random Thoughts

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN I just wanted to share a few thoughts about what’s been going on with me lately.  There’s no particular theme to this post, just a few thoughts from the last several days.

First, I rode to Fort Smith, Arkansas for their Steel Horse Rally.  This is the fourth year for this event and it draws thousands of bikers to the area.

I met the organizers of this event and you could tell this is a real passion for them.  The event grows every year and raises money for local charities in the Ft. Smith area.  It focuses on those who serve and HAVE served.  They get a lot of support from the area, especially local law enforcement.  

Steel Horse Rally 2018.

Steel Horse Rally 2018.

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Edward Moss selected as Montgomery County Veterans Treatment Court Supervisor

 

Military Veteran Recently Hired for Veterans Program

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Edward Moss has been selected as the new Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) Supervisor. Moss is a 23-year Army veteran who retired as a First Sergeant. While still serving in the military, he volunteered on the Foster Care Review Board and as a liaison between VTC and the Fort Campbell Command.

As Moss was transitioning out of the Army, he became the first soldier to participate in the Hiring our Heroes Fellowship Program in Montgomery County. Following the fellowship, he was hired as a juvenile probation officer and soon after promoted to a youth service officer.

Montgomery County Veterans Treatment Court Supervisor Edward Moss

Montgomery County Veterans Treatment Court Supervisor Edward Moss

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Austin Peay State University names seasoned pilot/flight instructor Charles Weigandt director of proposed Rotor Wing Program

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Charles W. Weigandt, a 24-year U.S. Army veteran and founding member of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, was recently named director of Austin Peay State University’s proposed Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Science program, with a concentration in rotor wing (helicopters). He began his new role at APSU on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018.

Charles W. Weigandt has been selected to head Austin Peay State University's Rotor Wing Program.

Charles W. Weigandt has been selected to head Austin Peay State University’s Rotor Wing Program.

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101st Airborne Division Headquarters prepares to Deploy, Cases Colors

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Major General Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander and Command Sergant Major Todd Sims, 101st Airborne Division senior enlisted leader, cased the division headquarters’ colors, April 3rd, 2018 at McAuliffe Hall, in advance of the unit’s next “Rendezvous with Destiny,” a deployment to Afghanistan.

“The next stop for our colors once we case them is back in Bagram, where we have fought and dominated before,” said Poppas before furling the Screaming Eagle colors in front of hundreds of onlookers who attended the ritualistic ceremony. “This is nothing new for the 101st. In the 17 years of continuous combat, the 101st is the most deployed division.”

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims, 101st Abn. Div. senior enlisted leader, case the division headquarters’ colors, April 3, at McAuliffe Hall, in advance of the unit’s deployment, its fourth to Afghanistan in the last decade. (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims, 101st Abn. Div. senior enlisted leader, case the division headquarters’ colors, April 3, at McAuliffe Hall, in advance of the unit’s deployment, its fourth to Afghanistan in the last decade. (Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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APSU’s 2018 Unity Celebration keynote speaker to be Wounded veteran and Dancing with the Stars winner J.R. Martinez

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In 2003, during the opening months of the Iraq War, a young Fort Campbell soldier drove his Humvee over a hidden antitank mine. The resulting explosion covered more than a third of his body and face in burns. Many wondered if he would survive his injuries.

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Dodging the Roadkill: It’s A Journey Not A Destination

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – You see this “meme” all over social media. “Being a biker is a journey, NOT a destination.” Or, “It’s about the ride, not the destination.”

Have you ever wondered just WHAT this journey is? Does it matter?

In my short time as a biker, I’ve discovered that this one theme is the common thread that connects us.

To me, it speaks volumes about how we don’t ever want the “journey” to end. We want to ride forever. We don’t want there to be a “destination” because that implies that the journey is over.

Too deep?

Motorcycle Sunset

Motorcycle Sunset

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is November 15th, 2017

 

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 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.

Topic – “Was Lincoln’s War Really Caused By, and Fought Over, Slavery?”

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to be held October 5th, 2017

 

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.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

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APSU Educational Intelligence Visiting Lecture Series welcomes Michael R. Smith on September 27th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Don’t miss the new Educational Intelligence Visiting Lecture Series presented by the Department of Distance Education.

The Education Intelligence Visiting Lecture Series welcomes a variety of experts to campus to speak about various topics related educational intelligence. This month, Michael R. Smith presents “Life NOW Learning” on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 from 11:00am-12:30pm in the Morgan University Center Ballroom on the university campus.

Michael R. Smith

Michael R. Smith

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to be held June 1st, 2017

 

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.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

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