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Corrected: Homes for Our Troops to build new house for disabled Clarksville vet


The Homes for Our Troops Build Brigade for Army SSG Heath Calhoun will begin tomorrow morning at 8:30 AM Friday, April 23rd – Sunday April 25th. Not the 30th as originally reported!

Homes for Our Troops will hold a three-day Build Brigade starting Friday April 23rd – Sunday April 25th to provide Army Sergeant Heath Calhoun with a specially adapted barrier free home. The Build Brigade will take place at 1890 Walter Road in Clarksville, TN

Homes for Our Troops Construction Manager Larry Archer along with General Contractor Jimmy Miller from Jimmy Miller Construction will raise the first wall at 8:30 AM on Friday April 23. Montgomery County  Mayor Caroline Bowers will welcome everyone at that time during the official ceremony.

SSG Heath Calhoun served in Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division. He was severely injured when a rocket-propelled grenade hit his Humvee on November 7, 2003, resulting in the amputation of both his legs above the knee.

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Congressman Tanner, Commissioner Keys visit Stewart Co. Health Center and VA Clinic


tannerheaderWASHINGTON, DC – Congressman John Tanner and Tennessee Veterans Affairs Commissioner John Keys visited the Stewart County Community Medical Center last Thursday. The center is also home to a satellite VA outpatient clinic that serves 850 veterans and which Tanner’s office was instrumental in keeping open in 2002. The visit is part of Congressman Tanner’s 19-county tour of the 8th Congressional District talking with medical providers, patients, families, small business owners and others about health care reform. «Read the rest of this article»

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Post 911 GI Bill


Department of Veterans AffairsTo all our Soldiers and Veterans out there – News you can use!

The VA will be accepting applications for the new Post 911 GI Bill starting 1 May. They will start paying the benefits starting 1 August. This IS NOT a reenlistment option however, you may incur a Service Remaining Requirement (SRR) to participate. Please see the link for more information:

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Clarksville For Obama brainstorms platform for DNC national convention


As the Democratic Party’s convention nears, results of “Listen to America” to shape party platform

Seeking to be heard Traditionally, every four years, the Democratic Party leadership meets in closed session and develops a platform for the next four years of national political focus. Senator Barack Obama wants to change that. He has proposed that, starting this year, the party draw input and ideas from the American people directly. To that end, several hundred local groups across the country participated in “brainstorming” events. The national leadership will formulate the new direction of the Democratic Party based on the priorities identified in the work product from the many local Obama Campaign “Listen to America” Committees across the nation.

Clarksville For Obama met recently to do its part in crafting this new national party platform. About 50 people converged at “Get Some Coffee” at the Great Escape Theater Complex along Trenton Road for Clarksville’s “Listen to America” event. Jim Robertson and Tyrone Taylor, Clarksville for Obama and Tennessee for Obama members, respectively, co-chaired the event. The meeting objective was to choose five topic areas, brainstorm to finalize, prioritize and develop enactment of those particular interest proposals. Five brainstorming groups were formed to consider the specific topics. «Read the rest of this article»


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