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Clarksville resident honored onstage at Charlie Daniels’ Volunteer Jam in Nashville

 

Charlie Daniels' Volunteer Jam 2015Nashville, TN – On Wednesday night the sold-out crowd at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN was brought to a standing ovation when four war heroes were invited onstage and presented with Henry Military Service Tribute Rifles during the Charlie Daniels’ 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam.

Anthony Imperato, President of Henry Repeating Arms, gifted the rifles to thank the veterans for their heroic contributions to our country.

(L to R) Charlie Daniels, Ryan Weaver, Scott Schroeder, Jack Ten Napel, Sam Schoenheit, Anthony Imperato; President of Henry Repeating Arm.

(L to R) Charlie Daniels, Ryan Weaver, Scott Schroeder, Jack Ten Napel, Sam Schoenheit, Anthony Imperato; President of Henry Repeating Arm.

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Screaming Eagle Honor Flight aims to honor Veterans

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Sierra Fown
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Screaming Eagle Honor Flight departed Nashville, TN to Washington, D.C., Saturday with 27 World War II, Vietnam and Korean War veterans on board. In addition, each veteran had a volunteer sponsor, two of which were the 101st Airborne Division’s Soldier of the year and noncommissioned officer of the year.

The Screaming Eagle Honor Flight is a Clarksville-based chapter of the Honor Flight Network, a nonprofit organization that provides veterans with free flights to and from D.C. Many of the veterans on board Saturday’s flight had never been to the National Mall to see the memorials that were built in their honor.

U.S. Marine veteran, Jim Devasher, a Bowling Green, Ky., native, points a name out on the Vietnam War Memorial Wall in Washington July 25, 2015. Staff Sgt. David Payton, 18th Airborne Corps and 101st Airborne Division NCO of the year was the guardian for Devasher during the Screaming Eagle Honor Flight. (Staff Sgt. Sierra A. Fown, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

U.S. Marine veteran, Jim Devasher, a Bowling Green, Ky., native, points a name out on the Vietnam War Memorial Wall in Washington July 25, 2015. Staff Sgt. David Payton, 18th Airborne Corps and 101st Airborne Division NCO of the year was the guardian for Devasher during the Screaming Eagle Honor Flight. (Staff Sgt. Sierra A. Fown, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library now offers Fold3 Military Genealogy Database access

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public LibraryMontgomery County, TN – Genealogy enthusiasts now have access to a military genealogy database—Fold3—at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library (CMCPL).

Fold3 joins the genealogical database line-up already offered by the Library, including Heritage Quest and Ancestry.com. Researchers, hobby genealogists, and anyone interested in military genealogy can easily access more than 440 million records beginning with the Revolutionary War and bring to life the stories of America’s military veterans.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library

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APSU and PepsiCo partner to make Dream Machine recycling machine available on campus

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University is providing students and faculty with a new and rewarding way to recycle their bottles and cans with the installation of a PepsiCo Dream Machine kiosk in the Morgan University Center.

With the start of the 2015-16 school year approaching, the kiosk will join numerous static bins located across the Clarksville campus. APSU is one of only two universities in the state of Tennessee to partner with PepsiCo and install Dream Machines.

PepsiCo Dream Machine kiosk

PepsiCo Dream Machine kiosk

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Austin Peay State University to provide Green Zone training to faculty

 

Staff to better assist Veteran Students in Transition

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Transitioning from military life to student life can be difficult for veterans, particularly if they have recently returned home from a deployment or completed their active duty service.

Unlike the structured environment of the military, universities have a variety of colleges, departments and administrative areas that can feel like a complicated maze to navigate.

Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Career Empowerment Training Workshop to be held in Clarksville, June 4th

 

Operation Stand Down TennesseeClarksville, TN – Operation Stand Down Tennessee will be hosting a Get A Job Now: Career Empowerment Training Workshop on Thursday, June 4th, 2015 from 9:00am to 12:00pm. The goal of the event is to help those seeking employment identify their perfect career and learn strategies to secure employment.

The event will take place at the Tennessee Career Center in Clarksville – 523 Madison Street, Suite B, Clarksville, TN 37040.

Navy Veteran, Renee Bobb

Navy Veteran, Renee Bobb

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

 

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson announced that the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) had recently awarded a $235,705 Housing Trust Fund (HTF) grant to Buffalo Valley.

The grant will be used to finance the rehabilitation of six homes that will provide transitional housing for 48 homeless Veterans. Two of the homes are located in Clarksville and will serve up to 14 individuals.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Austin Peay State University named VETS Campus by state commission

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s longstanding support of military veterans has led the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) to name the University a Veterans Education Transition Support (VETS) Campus.

According to THEC, VETS Campus certification is awarded to higher education institutions that “not only prioritize outreach to veterans, but successfully deliver the services necessary to create a supportive environment where student veterans can prosper while pursuing their education.”

APSU named VETS Campus by Tennessee Higher Education Commission

APSU named VETS Campus by Tennessee Higher Education Commission

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Tennessee House Republicans reject Commitment to Property Tax Relief for Veterans, Seniors and Disabled

 

Tennessee House DemocratsNashville, TN – Tennessee House Democrats yesterday introduced and fought for legislation that would reaffirm the state’s commitment to property tax relief for the disabled, veterans and seniors. The proposed amendment was filed in response to HB1197, sponsored by Oak Ridge Representative John Ragan.

The sponsor conceded that the bill significantly cuts a program of property tax relief for veterans, the disabled and seniors. Democratic caucus members fought against the bill and the cuts. «Read the rest of this article»

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Montgomery County Government creates Community Web Site for Veterans, Service Members and their Families

 

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Government has created the Veterans Network of Care, a breakthrough Web solution for individuals, families and agencies concerned with veterans’ issues.

A kick off event is scheduled for 2:00pm, April 24th at the William O. Beach Civic Hall, located at 350 Pageant Lane, Clarksville, TN.  For more information call 931.648.8482.

The Network of Care empowers veterans, service members, their families and service providers by providing online access to comprehensive services available within Clarksville/Montgomery County/Fort Campbell Area. «Read the rest of this article»

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