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Warrior Games trials for Soldiers and local veterans at Fort Campbell March 31st to April 17th

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionUS ParalypmicsFort Campbell, KY – The Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion is hosting Warrior Games trials March 31st to April 17th at Fort Campbell, KY. These preliminary trials will select active duty and veteran athletes to compete for a spot on the 40-person Army team in the 2014 Warrior Games at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs this October.

This Paralympic-style competition allows wounded, ill and injured athletes from all military branches to compete against one another in seven different events, including track and field, swimming, shooting, archery, cycling, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Native Gary Harmon writes Children’s Book “My Daddy Takes His Legs Off”

 

Clarksville Book ReviewClarksville, TN – A teacher in the Knox County school system, Gary Harmon is a former student at Montgomery Central High School in Montgomery County. His children’s book, My Daddy Takes His Legs Off, tells the story of a little girl whose father was born with no right hand and only a pinky and a thumb on his left. Because he was born with no feet, he had prostheses from his knees down.

Children have insatiable curiosity and many are afraid of what they do not understand. As anyone with a disability knows, children will stare at a person who is different. Some will want to touch, some will want to run away, some will ask embarrassing questions, and some will cry.

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Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson introduces resolution supporting Veterans

 

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson (R-Clarksville) has filed a House Joint Resolution in the Tennessee General Assembly urging the Tennessee Congressional Delegation to restore cuts to veterans benefits made by Congress in December, 2013.

The Federal proposal cuts benefits to military retirees younger than 62 by reducing their annual cost-of –living increase adjustment (COLA) by one percent annually.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Soldiers And Families Embraced (SAFE) begin holding Wednesday info meetings on Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury

 

SAFE - Soldiers and Families EmbracedClarksville, TN – SAFE: Soldiers And Families Embraced announces a free, weekly informational group for those living with Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) on Wednesdays from 6:00pm-7:00pm at New Providence United Methodist Church, 1317 Fort Campbell Boulevard. Childcare is provided. «Read the rest of this article»

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AT&T hiring in Tennessee; Military Veterans Sought

 

More Than 130 Jobs Currently Available
Nearly 800 Tennesseans hired by AT&T so far this year as consumer demand for wireless and broadband grows

AT&TNashville, TNAT&T* has announced that the company is seeking applicants to fill more than 130 jobs in the Tennessee, including nearly 50 new jobs. The positions will be primarily focused on customer service, retail and technician positions and are a result of AT&T’s continued investment in Tennessee.

So far this year, AT&T has invested more than $175 million in its wired and wireless networks in Tennessee and hired about 800 Tennesseans to meet continued growth of wireless and broadband services in the state. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville’s Ted Crozier receives SAFE Community Heroes Award

 

SAFE - Soldiers and Families EmbracedClarksville, TN – On Wednesday, November 13th, 2013, SAFE: Soldiers and Families Embraced presented Col. (R) Ted Crozier, US Army, with the inaugural SAFE Community Heroes Award to recognize Col. Crozier’s passionate work for Soldiers, veterans and family members.

The award was the Inaugural Community Heroes Award and will in years to come awarded by SAFE to honor those who work tirelessly for our military, veterans and their families.

Ted Crozier receives SAFE Community Heroes Award

Ted Crozier receives SAFE Community Heroes Award

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Civil Air Patrol seeks sponsors for wreaths on Veterans’ graves

 

Civil Air PatrolNashville, TN – Members of the Tennessee Wing, Civil Air Patrol, invite the public to sponsor remembrance wreaths  for placement on the graves of Veterans on December 14th at Veteran cemeteries across the state to honor those who served.

Sponsors can designate where the wreaths will be laid in their community. The Wing efforts coincide with tributes occurring simultaneously across the country during the annual Wreaths Across America Observance. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson announces THDA Grant to Provide Housing for Homeless Veterans

 

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson (R-Clarksville) announced that The Tennessee Housing Development Agency’s (THDA) Board of Directors has approved Buffalo Valley, Inc to receive a grant from the Housing Trust Fund (HTF) to serve the housing needs of elderly, very-low income, and special needs Tennesseans.

Buffalo Valley, Inc. will use $208,400 in HTF funds to rehabilitate 10 units of transitional rental housing in Montgomery (5 units), Lewis (1 unit), and Marshall (4 units) counties.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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APSU recognized by Military Times as Tennessee’s best University for Vets

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When the national publication Military Times released its annual “Best for Vets: Colleges 2014” list earlier this week, it named Austin Peay State University as the top school in Tennessee for serving and supporting military veterans.

The newspaper listed APSU as the 57th best university in the country for veterans to attend, and it gave the University four stars for the academic support it provides these students.

Austin Peay named Tennessee's best University for Vets

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This Veterans Day Convergys is on its Way to Hiring 7,700 Veterans by the End of 2014

 

5,000 Veterans and Military Spouses Hired, Over 1,200 Are Work-at-Home Positions

ConvergysCincinnati, OH – Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG), a global leader in customer management, is proud to announce that 5,000 veterans have joined its ranks since the beginning of 2012.

Convergys is a proud participant in the “Hiring 500,000 Heroes” campaign, which challenges businesses to hire a half- million veterans and military spouses by the end of 2014. Convergys is well on the way to meeting our hiring commitment of 7,700 veterans and military spouses by December 2014. «Read the rest of this article»

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