Topic: World War II
Written by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class John D. Brown
Kunar Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Sgt. Mimsy is a military working dog with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, trained in personal protection and the detection of explosive devices and is currently serving in Kunar province, Afghanistan.
Military working dogs have been an indispensible asset for the armed forces since the first “K-9 Corps” began in 1942.
Clarksville, TN – On Wednesday afternoon,President Tim Hall stood before a small group of about 50 students and said they were one of the main reasons he loves going to work each morning.
“It makes us proud that we get the chance to work with heroes,” he said.
Clarksville, TN – Active duty and military veteran students who will graduate fromthis week will receive APSU’s military coin.
The military and veteran graduate recognition and coin presentation ceremony, with the theme “All Hail to Those Who Serve,” is scheduled for 5:00pm, Wednesday, May 8th in the Mabry Concert Hall, located inside the Music/Mass Communication Building. The event is open to the public.
Written by Sgt. Alan Graziano
Fort Campbell, KY - Family Readiness Group leaders from all six battalions of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), joined together April 18th in the brigade conference room for what they call a “Rak (pronounced ‘rock’) Sale,” in an effort to raise funds for FRG events held throughout the year.
Clarksville, TN – In the early days of World War II, the American composer Aaron Copland wrote a patriotic orchestral work to lift the spirits of a gloomy nation.
He needed a symbol of freedom to inspire a generation of Americans as they prepared for war, and he soon found what he needed in the words of a former president – Abraham Lincoln.
In 1942, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra premiered Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait.” «Read the rest of this article»
Austin Peay State University Provost Lecture Series to have History professor present at next session
Clarksville, TN – Anhistory professor will present the next session of the Provost Lecture Series this week at APSU.
Dr. Jason Verber, assistant professor of history, will present at 3:00pm, Thursday, April 11th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. The title of his presentation is “Germans in the French Foreign Legion.”
All sessions of the Provost Lecture Series are free and open to the public. «Read the rest of this article»
April 5th, 2013 will be a day to honor wives of fallen service members
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder today announced April 5th, 2013 as Gold Star Wives Day to honor the spouses of service members who have died in the line of duty or as a result of service-connected disabilities.
Gold Star Wives of America, Inc., is a Congressional chartered, non-profit organization created by the war widows of World War II in the State of New York on December 18th, 1945. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – In the early 1940s, young African-American men from across the country made their way to the town of Tuskegee in southern Alabama. It was a small, rural community with a large Army airfield set up on the outskirts of town.
That’s where the Tuskegee Advanced Flying School was located.
Written by Sgt. Alan Graziano
Fort Campbell, KY – The “Rakkasans” of the 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) have been trusted to carry out some of the nation’s most difficult missions for many years and through every war since World War II.
The regiment’s 70th anniversary was celebrated with an activation ceremony here February 20th, although the official anniversary was February 25th.
Clarksville, TN – Theand Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.
In the month of March, the Museum will feature Reflective: Women Painting Women, Trousseau, The Vision of Herbert Baggett, Let’s Find: Birds, Sunday Family Fun: A Hare-Raising Afternoon and so much more.
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