Clarksville, 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.
Washington, 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.
Report outlines initiatives to encourage veteran success in Tennessee higher education
Nashville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.”
Tennessee Veterans Treatment Court gets increased funding for Montgomery County, Shelby County, Davidson County
Nashville, 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»
Austin Peay Sports Information
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University is planning to auction off the camouflage jerseys the football team wore during Saturday’s homecoming contest with Tennessee State. Proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project.
The auction will be conducted online at www.letsgopeay.com, with the auction beginning as early as Tuesday…Veterans Day.
Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Parks announces its annual free state parks day for all Tennessee veterans offering one free night of camping and/or a complimentary round of golf with appropriate identification. Veterans Day is Tuesday, November 11th, 2014.
The free day on November 11th is in addition to Tennessee State Parks’ current veterans’ policy, which includes a camping discount within the state parks system and is available annually beginning November 1st through March 31st, offering a 25 percent reduction off the standard nightly base rates (depending on the type of site chosen). This camping discount is available to Tennessee residents showing proof of prior military duty.
Nashville, TN – On October 9th, from 10:00am to 2:00pm, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is holding a hiring event for veterans in 10 cities across Tennessee. More than 1,000 jobs are available.
For more information, or to register in a location near you, click on Ctrl+click to follow the link http://www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/Patriots/Paychecks.shtml
Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and Tennessee Department of Veterans affairs join forces to prevent Veteran Suicides
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner Douglas Varney and Tennessee Department Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder today announced the number of suicides by Veterans increased from 197 in 2012 to 214 in 2013.
September is National Suicide Prevention Month which is an initiative to raise awareness about the tragic trend and the resources available to offer support.
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayoral candidate and Ward 10 councilman Bill Summers will attend the Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System Town Hall today, September 15th, 2014, at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library.
Today’s open-forum town hall is one of four that the Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System is hosting across the Middle Tennessee area. According to their website, the goal is to better understand the challenges that veterans face.
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