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Warrior Transition Command announces 2015 Army Trials set for March 29th – April 2nd

 

WTC - Warrior Transition CommandAlexandria, VA – The 2015 Army Trials will be at Fort Bliss, Texas, in El Paso, March 29th – April 2nd, and is the second run of this event. The 2015 Department of Defense (DoD) competition is slated for this summer.

In 2014 more than 100 wounded, ill and injured service members and Veterans from across the United States traveled to the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, to train and compete for the first time in a series of competitive athletic events known as the Army Trials*. The Army Trials help determine which Army athletes compete on the DoD competition Army Team.

Staff Sgt. Brian Boone, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, maneuvers around his competitor for a layup during the during the game opener of Wheelchair Basketball competition June 16th at the 2014 U.S. Army Trials.

Staff Sgt. Brian Boone, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, maneuvers around his competitor for a layup during the during the game opener of Wheelchair Basketball competition June 16th at the 2014 U.S. Army Trials.

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Austin Peay State University raises more than $8,000 for Wounded Warrior Project

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s athletics department raised more than $8,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project, auctioning off 80 of the camouflage jerseys worn in the Governors’ 2014 Homecoming football game against Tennessee State.

As part of Military Appreciation Day and to honor the troops at Fort Campbell, the Austin Peay football team elected to wear camouflage jerseys, November 8th, 2014, against Tennessee State.

Austin Peay athletic department auctioned off camouflage jerseys to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay athletic department auctioned off camouflage jerseys to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. (APSU Sports Information)

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Fort Campbell Army Community Service to hold Hiring Our Heroes® Military Spouse Program Event

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – Army Community Service (ACS) Employment Readiness Program (ERP) is holding a Hiring Our Heroes® Military Spouse Program event on January 21st and 22nd at Cole Park Commons.

On Wednesday, January 21st there will be a free networking event from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. This event is open to all military Spouses, including Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, Veteran, and Gold Star Spouses.

Veterans and service members are also welcome to attend. Military Spouses will have an opportunity to network with local HR recruiters from large and small businesses, community leaders and senior military Spouses as well as receive resume help and gain valuable career advice from industry professionals. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs commissioner Many-Bears Grinder to speak at APSU ceremony honoring military graduates

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUMany-Bears GrinderClarksville, TN – The Commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs (TDVA) is coming to Austin Peay State University on December 10th to help honor a special group of graduating APSU students.

At 5:00pm that afternoon, the University will host its Fall 2014 Military and Veterans Graduate Recognition Ceremony in the Mabry Concert Hall, with Many-Bears Grinder, the state’s first female TDVA commissioner, serving as the keynote speaker. «Read the rest of this article»

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Metro Nashville Police to Hold Toy Drive at Nashville Zoo

 

Zoo Admission Tickets Offered for Donated Gifts

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – Metro Nashville Police Department’s Mounted Patrol Division will collect donated toys for its annual Christmas Basket Program on December 13th and 14th at Nashville Zoo. As an added incentive, the Zoo is offering a complimentary admission ticket for every new toy donated.

Metro police officers will collect the toys in the Zoo’s parking lot from 9:00am–4:00pm. Kids are invited to drop off letters to Santa Claus that the officers will deliver to the North Pole in time for Christmas.

Horses from the Mounted Patrol Division will also be available for guests to meet. Located next to the toy drive, the Zoo will offer a selection of toys that guests can purchase for the purpose of donating to the toy drive.

Nashville Zoo is happy to host the Metro Police Mounted Patrol Division’s annual Toy Drive on December 13th and 14th.

Nashville Zoo is happy to host the Metro Police Mounted Patrol Division’s annual Toy Drive on December 13th and 14th.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan’s message for Veterans Day

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – For most of us, Veteran’s Day is a day of special meaning. I believe that’s especially true for those of us who call Clarksville, Tennessee our home.

Every day we see men and women in uniform working and volunteering in our community. There are also hundreds of people who have stayed in Clarksville after their active-duty years and who continue to make our community richer.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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U.S. President Brack Obama’s Weekly Address: This Veterans’ Day, Let’s Honor Our Veterans

 

President of the United States SealWashington, D.C. – In this week’s address, in advance of Veterans’ Day, the President paid tribute to the men and women in uniform who have given so much in service of America.

Veterans have risked their lives to protect our freedom, and we need to be there for them when they return from duty by ensuring they get the care they need and the opportunities they deserve.

The President asked every American to thank and welcome home the veterans in their lives who, like all who fight for our country, are heroes worthy of our constant gratitude and support.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam unveils Veterans Education Task Force Report

 

Report outlines initiatives to encourage veteran success in Tennessee higher education

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today unveiled a report by the Governor’s Veterans Education Task Force outlining ways to improve higher education opportunities for returning veterans.

Recommendations made by the task force are: support standardized, statewide training for campus leaders on veteran education practices; provide opportunities for colleges and universities to compete for funding veteran-focused initiatives; and establish a comprehensive veteran education web-portal.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam

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APSU to Exhibit Art by Military Personnel and Veterans on November 13th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – John Edmondson Jr. served in the U.S. Navy for 26 years, so it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that his favorite film is the 1965 naval war movie “In Harm’s Way.”

What does surprise people is that Edmondson is a gifted artist, and now that he is retired, he’s harnessing that talent as a student in the Austin Peay State University Department of Art. One of his recent works is a painting of John Wayne, dressed as Captain Rockwell Torrey, from “In Harm’s Way.”

Exhibit showcasing our Veterans to be on display at APSU November 13th.

Exhibit showcasing our Veterans to be on display at APSU November 13th.

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Tennessee Veterans Treatment Court gets increased funding for Montgomery County, Shelby County, Davidson County

 

Tennessee Department of Veterans AffairsNashville, TN – Through a $1.5 million federal grant, the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) is providing increased funding to Veterans courts in Shelby County, Montgomery County and Davidson County.

The result is an expansion of services, over a three-year period, giving hundreds more service members in Tennessee the option of pursuing treatment and recovery programs rather than incarceration. «Read the rest of this article»

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