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City of Clarksville wishes Happy 75th Anniversary to 101st Airborne Division

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan offers these words to mark the 75th Anniversary of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), which is being celebrated August 16th-26th, 2017.

On behalf of all the citizens of Clarksville, I’m honored to say “Happy 75th Anniversary” to the famous Screaming Eagles of the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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Swiss teen becomes an Honorary Member of 101st Airborne Division Currahee

 

Written by Spc. Patrick Kirby
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division4th Brigade Combat Team - Currahee

Fort Campbell, KY – Members of the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment “Currahee”, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division spent the day with a young patriot, Richard M. McErlean III and his father, Richard M. McErlean Jr. on August 2nd, 2017 here.

Lt. Col. Kurt Smith, commander, 2nd Bat., 506th Inf. Regt., invited the McErleans to come and visit the Currahees and Fort Campbell.

Richard M. McErlean III rucks with leaders of the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment ‘Currahee’ on Fort Campbell, Ky, Aug 2. McErlean III was made an Honorary Member of the Currahee Regiment after his service to the regiment. (Spc. Patrick Kirby. 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Richard M. McErlean III rucks with leaders of the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment ‘Currahee’ on Fort Campbell, Ky, Aug 2. McErlean III was made an Honorary Member of the Currahee Regiment after his service to the regiment. (Spc. Patrick Kirby. 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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James Salome retiring, Joseph Kuchan takes command at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Leejay Lockhart
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell garrison, which serves more than 26,000 Soldiers as well as more than 45,000 Family members, civilian employees and contractors, held a change of command ceremony at Wilson Theater Friday.

Colonel James “Rob” Salome, Fort Campbell’s garrison commander for the past two years, relinquished command to Col. Joseph Kuchan in a ceremony presided over by Brenda McCullough, director of Installation Management Command-Readiness.

Salome will retire after more than 23 years of Army service later in the year, while Kuchan is a familiar face at Fort Campbell, having most recently served as operations officer for the 101st Airborne Division.

Colonel James “Rob” Salome, Fort Campbell’s garrison commander for the past two years, addresses attendees at a retirement ceremony Friday held moments before he relinquished command of Fort Campbell to Col. Joseph Kuchan. Both Salome and Kuchan had served with the 101st Airborne Division before becoming garrison commander. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

Colonel James “Rob” Salome, Fort Campbell’s garrison commander for the past two years, addresses attendees at a retirement ceremony Friday held moments before he relinquished command of Fort Campbell to Col. Joseph Kuchan. Both Salome and Kuchan had served with the 101st Airborne Division before becoming garrison commander. (Leejay Lockhart, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces Chris Janson to headline Riverfest

 

Clarksville's Riverfest CelebrationClarksville, TN – Riverfest, the City of Clarksville’s entertainment festival now in its 30th year, is pleased to announce Chris Janson will be the featured headliner at the 2017 Festival. Chris Janson will perform at 9:15pm Saturday, September 9th on the Bud Light Stage at McGregor Park. The concert is free and open to the public.

“Once again, the City of Clarksville is presenting a big star to headline our big-time community festival,” Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan said. “Chris Janson is one of the hottest artists in country music, and he’ll be here to push Clarksville’s Riverfest to new heights.”

Chris Janson will be performing on the Riverfest Bud Light Stage Saturday, September 9th.

Chris Janson will be performing on the Riverfest Bud Light Stage Saturday, September 9th.

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Customs House Museum Celebrates Flag Day with Free Event

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum & Cultural Center will celebrate Flag Day with a special presentation on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017.

Dr. Dewey A. Browder, Professor Emeritus of History at APSU and a reared U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, will present a program featuring a contemporary view of patriotism in America. Following Dr. Browder’s talk there will be a special flag-raising ceremony by the local Marine Corps League.

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum June 2017 Exhibits and Activities

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and 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.

Some of the events in June at the Museum are: Eric Buechel: The Familiar, This Is My Story, Art of the Staff, Flying High, Flag Day, and Tales & Rails.

Blackburn by Ron Adams 2002, Color Lithograph.

Blackburn by Ron Adams 2002, Color Lithograph.

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Clarksville to host Five Days of Welcome Home Veterans Events in September

 

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Visit Clarksville, in conjunction with the Montgomery County Veterans Coalition, is proud to host its third annual Welcome Home Veterans event September 13th-17th, 2017.

Multiple activities will be happening during the five-day period to celebrate and honor veterans, with an emphasis on Vietnam veterans.

American Traveling Tribute Wall to be at Beachaven Vineyards and Winery

American Traveling Tribute Wall to be at Beachaven Vineyards and Winery

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Holocaust survivor shares her story with Fort Campbell High School students

 

Written by Mari-Alice Jasper
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – No more than five-feet tall, dressed in slacks and a blouse, Frances Cutler Hahn, a Holocaust survivor, confidently approached the podium at the center of the Fort Campbell High School gym April 24th, 2017, to share her life story.

Cutler Hahn was a hidden Jewish child during World War II. In 1936 her parents Cyla and Shlomo immigrated to France from Poland in search of a better life. Two years later Frances was born in Paris. When she was 2-years-old, the Nazis invaded Paris.

One year later, Frances’ parents put her in a children’s home for protection. When that became unsafe she was moved to live with a Catholic Family on a farm. In 1942, her mother died in the Auschwitz concentration camp. Her father died from combat wounds four years later.

Fort Campbell High School students listen as Frances Cutler Hahn, a former hidden Jewish child, shares her Holocaust survival story during an assembly April 24, 2017, at FCHS. Cutler Hahn was invited by the Fort Campbell Equal Opportunity Office to speak at the high school in honor of Yom Hashoah and Days of Remembrance. (Mari-Alice Jasper, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

Fort Campbell High School students listen as Frances Cutler Hahn, a former hidden Jewish child, shares her Holocaust survival story during an assembly April 24, 2017, at FCHS. Cutler Hahn was invited by the Fort Campbell Equal Opportunity Office to speak at the high school in honor of Yom Hashoah and Days of Remembrance. (Mari-Alice Jasper, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

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Incoming APSU student Rebecca Armstrong awarded student leadership honor by American Spirit Awards

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Before Northeast High School senior Rebecca Armstrong matriculates to Austin Peay State University this fall, the Clarksville resident will have the unique opportunity to represent the state of Tennessee as a part of the annual American Spirit Awards.

Held June 8th-10th at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, the American Spirit Awards celebrates individuals and organizations whose work reflects the values and spirit of those who served the country during the era of World War II.

Future APSU Student Rebecca Armstrong to be part of annual American Spirit Awards.

Future APSU Student Rebecca Armstrong to be part of annual American Spirit Awards.

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Former City Councilman Richard Powers passes away

 

Father of Councilman Bill Powers served in local government for 33 years

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Richard Randolph Powers, 92, a former City Councilman and County Commissioner, and the father of current Ward 11 City Councilman Bill Powers, died Sunday, January 22nd, 2017.

“Mr. Powers was a spirited gentleman who devoted time and effort to good government and his community. We honor his long service to the people of Clarksville,” Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan said Monday. “Our condolences go out to Councilman Bill Powers and all his family and friends as they mourn the passing of Mr. Powers.”

Former City Councilman Richard Powers

Former City Councilman Richard Powers

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