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Former Governor Bill Haslam, U.S. Representative Mark Green, State Representative Jason Hodges to deliver APSU Commencement Addresses this May

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – This May, three prominent Tennessee public servants will visit Austin Peay State University (APSU) to serve as commencement speakers for the University’s three commencement ceremonies.

Former Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, U.S. Representative Mark Green and State Representative Jason Hodges will be on campus May 3th and 4th, 2019 as Austin Peay State University, the state’s fastest-growing public University, expands its graduation celebration to two days.

(L to R) Former Governor Bill Haslam, U.S. Representative Mark Green and State Representative Jason Hodges to speak at APSU Commencement Ceremonies.

(L to R) Former Governor Bill Haslam, U.S. Representative Mark Green and State Representative Jason Hodges to speak at APSU Commencement Ceremonies.

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Austin Peay State University Ranger Challenge team finishes eighth among ROTC teams at Sandhurst

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU) 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) ROTC Ranger Challenge team represented the University well in the school’s first-ever trip to the Sandhurst global military skills competition at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.

Austin Peay State University ROTC cadets Steven Price and Walt Higbee participate in one of the last challenges of Sandhurst. (Cadet Amanda Lin, U.S. Army)

Austin Peay State University ROTC cadets Steven Price and Walt Higbee participate in one of the last challenges of Sandhurst. (Cadet Amanda Lin, U.S. Army)

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Austin Peay State University Ranger Challenge team at front of Sandhurst competition

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU) 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – At 6:30am Friday morning, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) ROTC Ranger Challenge team was one of the first four teams to start the Sandhurst military skills competition at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.

The Austin Peay ROTC Ranger Challenge team cadets competing at the Sandhurst competition visited the 9/11 Memorial in New York City on Thursday.

The Austin Peay ROTC Ranger Challenge team cadets competing at the Sandhurst competition visited the 9/11 Memorial in New York City on Thursday.

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APSU Ranger Challenge cadets finish first among ROTC teams in Sandhurst relay

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) ROTC Ranger Challenge team arrived in West Point, New York, on Sunday, April 7th, 2019 ready to compete in its first-ever Sandhurst competition.

And by Monday night, the team already claimed a top spot at the starting line.

Austin Peay State University cadet Thomas Porter runs during the relay at West Point, New York. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University cadet Thomas Porter runs during the relay at West Point, New York. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University ROTC team ‘strong,’ ‘motivated’ for Sandhurst competition

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) ROTC Ranger Challenge team arrived in West Point, New York, on Sunday, ready to compete in its first-ever Sandhurst competition.

“They’re pretty motivated, and they think they’re going to do really well, and I do too,” Keith Colman, the team’s coach, said. “They’re real strong. They’ve been training hard for three months now.”

 The Austin Peay State University ROTC Ranger Challenge team practices on a Zodiac boat at Liberty Park in Clarksville a week before the Sandhurst competition April 12th-13th at West Point, New York. (Benny Little, APSU)


The Austin Peay State University ROTC Ranger Challenge team practices on a Zodiac boat at Liberty Park in Clarksville a week before the Sandhurst competition April 12th-13th at West Point, New York. (Benny Little, APSU)

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Small challenge: Breaking barriers for God and Country

 

Written by Gary Sheftick
Defense Media Activity – Army

U.S. ArmyFort Meade, MD – As the only woman to serve as an Army Special Forces chaplain, Capt. Delana Small said the key to success was just being herself.

“I never tried to act like a guy,” she said, explaining that Soldiers look for authenticity. “So I never tried to be anything other than myself.”

Between May 2015 and December 2017, she deployed with the 5th Special Forces Group to Turkey and Jordan.

The operations tempo was high and she admits that she worked hard to stay in shape like the green berets and keep competent in basic soldiering skills in order to maintain credibility, but said the operators always accepted her.

Special Forces Chaplain Capt. Delana Small in an OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopter shortly before the active component divested the airframe in 2017. (Gary Sheftick, Defense Media Activity - Army)

Special Forces Chaplain Capt. Delana Small in an OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopter shortly before the active component divested the airframe in 2017. (Gary Sheftick, Defense Media Activity – Army)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Combat Aviation Brigade “Eagle Attack” NCOs mentor ROTC Cadets

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Noncommissioned officers with 3rd Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), mentored students participating in cadet troop leader training here from July 17th to August 7th.

The students were assigned to the 3rd Bn. “Eagle Attack” in order to get a real-world look at what it is like to serve as a platoon leader in an active aviation unit.

During the time that they were here, the students gave briefings and assisted in planning day-to-day missions.

Cadets Daniel Camacho, left, from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. and Olivia Lynch, right, from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University at Daytona Beach, Fla., pose with Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Nichols, the production control noncommissioned officer in charge for Company D, 3rd Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), at Fort Campbell, Ky., Aug. 5, 2015. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Cadets Daniel Camacho, left, from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. and Olivia Lynch, right, from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University at Daytona Beach, Fla., pose with Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Nichols, the production control noncommissioned officer in charge for Company D, 3rd Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), at Fort Campbell, Ky., Aug. 5, 2015. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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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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Vice Chief of the Army General John F. Campbell nominated as new ISAF commander

 

Written by Libby Howe
United States Army

U.S. ArmyWashington, D.C. – Vice Chief of Staff of the Army General John F. Campbell received a presidential nomination to serve as commander of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan.

“I am truly honored and humbled by the president’s nomination for me to serve as the next International Security Assistance Force commander,” Campbell said.

“If confirmed, I look forward to serving alongside our Afghan and coalition partners as we continue operations in Afghanistan. Until such time, I remain committed to my current responsibilities as the vice chief of staff of the Army,” he said.

Vice Chief of Staff of the Army General John F. Campbell received a presidential nomination to serve as NATO's International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan Commander. (U.S. Army)

Vice Chief of Staff of the Army General John F. Campbell received a presidential nomination to serve as NATO’s International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan Commander. (U.S. Army)

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Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion athletes triumph at Army Warrior Games Trials

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Two Fort Campbell Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion recently returned from the Army Warrior Games trials with gold, silver and bronze medals in hand – along with the esprit-de-corps that represents the determined and resilient strength of the famed installation that sits on the Kentucky/Tennessee border.

The trials, held June 15th-20th at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, will determine which 40 Soldiers and Veterans will be chosen to represent the Army at the 2014 Warrior Games scheduled from September 28th through October 4th, 2014 in Colorado Springs, CO.

Fort Campbell athletes bring home Gold, Silver and Bronze medals from Army Warrior Games trials held at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY. (U.S. Army photo by Stacy Rzepka)

Fort Campbell athletes bring home Gold, Silver and Bronze medals from Army Warrior Games trials held at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY. (U.S. Army photo by Stacy Rzepka)

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