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Fort Campbell ACS and U.S. Chamber to hold Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair August 18th

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Thursday, August 18th, 2016 Fort Campbell Army Community Service and U.S. Chamber of Commerce will host Hiring Heroes – Fort Campbell, a jobs and opportunity fair for spouses of all active duty military, guard, reserve, Veterans, Retirees and Gold Star spouses.

The job fair will be held at Cole Park Commons from 10:00am until 1:00pm.

Hiring Heroes - Fort Campbell job fair to be held August 18th, 2016.

Hiring Heroes – Fort Campbell job fair to be held August 18th, 2016.

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Tennessee Senate 22nd Senatorial District candidate David Cutting spoke at 108th annual Lone Oak Picnic

 

Election 2016Cunningham, TN – Tennessee Senate 22nd Senatorial District candidate David L. Cutting spoke Saturday, July 30th, 2016 at the 108th annual Lone Oak Picnic put on by the Central Civitan Club.

“I am big on healthcare, education, helping our veterans and elderly, infrastructure and jobs. It’s very important to get jobs into the area. We are even looking a attracting an amusement park into the area. That would bring in tourists, tourist money, have something for our youth to do and additional place for our youth to work,” stated Cutting.

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Tennessee Senate 22nd District candidate Lori Smith talked at 108th annual Lone Oak Picnic

 

Election 2016Cunningham, TN – On Saturday, July 30th, 2016 Lori L. Smith, candidate for the Tennessee Senate 22nd Senatorial District spoke to the audience at the 108th annual Lone Oak Picnic put on by the Central Civitan Club.

“I am running for State Representative with three legislative priorities,” said Smith. “Protecting our active duty military and our veterans, property tax relief has not been fully restored and it should be and addressing PTSD. There are things we can do to vacillate mental health professionals more available for our veterans.”

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Clarksville’s Operation Stand Down Tennessee Serves Veterans and Their Families

 

Operation Stand Down TennesseeClarksville, TN – Operation Stand Down Tennessee, located at 400 Madison Street next to Habitat for Humanity ReStore, is a military to civilian transition support program for veterans and their families.

By calling 931.896.2184 or walking in, veterans and their families can receive employment services, health service and benefits navigation, counseling services, legal consultations coordination, and housing assistance.

Served areas include Cheatham County, Davidson County, Dickson County, Montgomery County, Robertson County, Rutherford County, Sumner County, Trousdale County, Williamson County and Wilson County.

(L to R) Evelyn Adams, Willie Celestine, and Rhonda Clemmer, employees of Operation Stand Down Tennessee in Clarksville.

(L to R) Evelyn Adams, Willie Celestine, and Rhonda Clemmer, employees of Operation Stand Down Tennessee in Clarksville.

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Employer Seminar on Advantages of Hiring Veterans to be held in Clarksville, August 17th

 

WorkForce Essentials, IncClarksville, TN – There will be an Employer Seminar (Veterans Hiring Advantage) on August 17th, 2016 at the Wilma Rudolph Events Center in Clarksville from 9:00am – 2:00pm.

The purpose of this seminar is to empower employers and human resource professionals about the rewards of employing veterans in their workplace.

Employer Advantage Seminar to be held in Clarksville at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center August 17th.

Employer Advantage Seminar to be held in Clarksville at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center August 17th.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Warrior Transition Battalion invites community to free Disc Golf Warrior Challenge

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Warrior Transition Battalion invites the community to participate in a Battalion-wide disc golf event July 15th from 8:30am to 4:00pm at the War Memorial Park in Oak Grove, Kentucky.

The WTB Adaptive Reconditioning Program recently added disc golf as part of its weekly activity schedule for Soldiers. The program includes various physical challenges and adaptive sports that wounded, ill and injured Soldiers participate in to support their physical and emotional well being.

Disc Golf Warrior Challenge at Fort Campbell

Disc Golf Warrior Challenge at Fort Campbell

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Book Review: Blood River to Berlin by Michael Freeland

 

Clarksville Book ReviewClarksville, TN – With Independence Day approaching, if you can read only one book this year, let it be Blood River to Berlin. No, you aren’t going to find it on the best seller list available from a New York publisher. This book is written by your neighbor, Michael Freeland, who lives in Hopkinsville, KY.

Published by Proctor’s Hall Press in Sewanee, Tennessee, Blood River to Berlin: The World War II Journal of an Army Medic is the story of someone who started to school in a one-room schoolhouse in a remote community called “Blood River” in Henry County, Tennessee. He dropped out of high school, went to Detroit to work, and was drafted into the United States Army.

Blood River to Berlin

Blood River to Berlin

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Montgomery County Veterans Treatment Court held All Rise for Exercise event, June 14th

 

Montgomery County TennesseeClarksville, TN – “PT for PTSD” was the motto of the day at All Rise for Exercise, an event created by the Montgomery County Veterans Treatment Court (VTC). On June 14th, 2016, Austin Peay’s Foy Fitness and Recreation Center opened their doors to VTC participants, staff, and Judge Kenneth R. Goble Jr.

All Rise for Exercise is a one hour workout session where participants enjoy the benefits of physical activity.

Warm up exercises, led by Sara Kluttz, owner of Prime Fitness Clarksville, helped get everyone prepare for their work-out.

Warm up exercises, led by Sara Kluttz, owner of Prime Fitness Clarksville, helped get everyone prepare for their work-out.

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Fort Campbell to host Family Day June 10th

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Friday, June 10th, 2016, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell will host a Family Day full of activities, events, vendors and fun for Soldiers, Family members and Veterans at the Sabalauski Air Assault School. The event will be from 9:00am until 4:00pm.

Visitors will be able to tour TSAAS facilities and observe rappel and fast-rope insertion extraction system (FRIES) demonstrations throughout the day. There will be activities for children of all ages, to include bounce houses and access to the famed O-Course.

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101st Airborne Division Veterans, Service Members remember at Currahee Memorial

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore
86th Airlift Wing

United States Air ForceBeuzeville au Plain, France – U.S. Airmen, Soldiers, veterans and French citizens gathered June 1st , 2016 the Currahee Memorial in the Normandy region to pay their respects to the men who died at the crash site on D-Day near Beuzeville au Plain, France.

In attendance for the ceremony, part of the 72nd annual commemoration of the Invasion of Normandy in 1944, were Soldiers from the historic 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and Airmen from the 86th Airlift Wing at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

French children place flowers at the Currahee Memorial in Beuzeville au Plain, France, June 1, 2016. More than 380 service members from Europe and affiliated D-Day historical units are participating in the 72nd anniversary as part of Joint Task Force D-Day 72. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore)

French children place flowers at the Currahee Memorial in Beuzeville au Plain, France, June 1, 2016. More than 380 service members from Europe and affiliated D-Day historical units are participating in the 72nd anniversary as part of Joint Task Force D-Day 72. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore)

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