Alexandria, 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.
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Clarksville, 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.
Fort 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»
Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs commissioner Many-Bears Grinder to speak at APSU ceremony honoring military graduates
Clarksville, 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»
Zoo Admission Tickets Offered for Donated Gifts
Nashville, 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.
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»
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