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101st Airborne Division Chaplain transfers duties in Change of Stole Ceremony

 

Written by Sgt. Katie Eggers
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionBaghdad, Iraq – Lt. Col. David Bowlus became the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) chaplain. Bowlus said that the very next day he had the privilege of providing the prayer at Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky’s change of command ceremony, welcoming him as division commander. From that point on, Bowlus worked closely with Volesky and Division Unit Ministry Teams to maintain the spiritual fitness of the Division’s Soldiers.

“It’s part of readiness, and I can’t think of a better coach, mentor and friend that I’ve had that’s been able to help me see what we need to do at our level to help that mission,” said Volesky, commander, 101st and the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve.

Master Sgt. Fredrick Murphy, right, master chaplain assistant, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve, adjusts the stole on Lt. Col. David Bowlus, outgoing 101st and CJFLCC-OIR chaplain, before a change of stole ceremony in Baghdad on May 30, 2016. (Sgt. Katie Eggers)

Master Sgt. Fredrick Murphy, right, master chaplain assistant, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve, adjusts the stole on Lt. Col. David Bowlus, outgoing 101st and CJFLCC-OIR chaplain, before a change of stole ceremony in Baghdad on May 30, 2016. (Sgt. Katie Eggers)

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The Great Tennessee Airshow Is Set to Take Flight in Smyrna

 

The Great Tennessee Air ShowSmyrna, TN – The Great Tennessee Air Show has announced its complete powerhouse lineup for the 2016 show happening Saturday, June 4th and Sunday, June 5th at Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport. The beloved family outing for aviation enthusiasts will consist of a schedule of top air show talent featuring fan favorites such as the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team and Breitling Jet Team.

The Great Tennessee Air Show was rebranded in 2005 and prior events in Smyrna were known as Tennessee Aviation Days going all the way back to 1970. So, there is a long tradition of high-flying fun in the region and this year promises to be the best yet.

U.S. Navy Blue Angels to perform at The Great Tennessee Air Show in Smyrna

U.S. Navy Blue Angels to perform at The Great Tennessee Air Show in Smyrna

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APSU gives tribute to late educator Dr. Preston J. Hubbard this afternoon

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – A memorial to the life of former Austin Peay State University professor — and World War II hero — Dr. Preston J. Hubbard will take place March 30th at 5:00pm at the Preston Hubbard Veteran’s Colonnade on the University campus.

The event is open to the public, and all are invited to pay tribute to an educator who touched the lives of countless students, colleagues and friends.

(L to R) Preston J. Hubbard, age at the time: 23, Paul G. Inzer, age at the time: 16, and a soldier not identified. This picture is of a rest stop, on the Death March, in Balanga, Bataan.

(L to R) Preston J. Hubbard, age at the time: 23, Paul G. Inzer, age at the time: 16, and a soldier not identified. This picture is of a rest stop, on the Death March, in Balanga, Bataan.

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APSU’s Asanbe Diversity Symposium to have noted novelist Marnie Mueller speak March 24th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The path that Marnie Mueller would forge during her career was, in many ways, foreshadowed by the circumstances that led to the first moments of her life.

Born to Caucasian American parents during World War II, Mueller nonetheless was born behind the barbed wire fences of a Northern California segregation camp designed to keep Japanese Americans contained during the war effort.

Marnie Mueller to give lecture “The Color of Citizenship: The Impact of the Japanese American Internment During WWII—Then and Now” at APSU’s Asanbe Diversity Symposium, March 24th.

Marnie Mueller to give lecture “The Color of Citizenship: The Impact of the Japanese American Internment During WWII—Then and Now” at APSU’s Asanbe Diversity Symposium, March 24th.

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UT Vols Basketball on the road to face #18 Butler Bulldogs Saturday

 

Tennessee (4-3) at #18/#21 Butler (7-1)

Saturday, December 12th, 2015 | 1:30pm CT
Indianapolis, IN | Hinkle Fieldhouse

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee brings a historically long 13-day layoff to a close and opens play in the month of December when it travels to Indianapolis to face 18th-ranked Butler on Saturday. Tipoff is slated for 2:30pm ET (1:30pm CT) on Fox Sports 1.

The Vols (4-3) are looking to snap a two-game skid after dropping both games at the Barclays Center Classic during the Thanksgiving holiday. Tennessee’s second half rally against George Washington came up just short in a 73-70 loss before dropping an 82-71 decision to Nebraska just 13 hours later.

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74th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

 

Sailors man the rail of the USS Hopper (DDG 70) as it passes by the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 2000. (SSG. Paul Holcomb/U.S. Air Force)

Clarksville, TN – When the Empire of Japan launched their sneak attack on the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii it was 11:48am local time 74 years ago in Clarksville Tennessee and people were just getting getting out of church and looking forward to a Sunday lunch.

The time was 7:48am in Hawaii on Sunday December 7th 1941, and the sailors of the U.S. Fleet were conducting their Sunday morning worship services when Japanese aircraft attacked. The attack consisted of two waves of 354 aircraft which took off from six Japanese aircraft carriers, the Akagi, Kaga, Sōryū, Hiryū, Shōkaku, and Zuikak.

The first warning of the air raid was sent out via radio to U.S Forces at 7:58am Hawaiian Time on Sunday December 7th 1941.

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Veterans Day

 

U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsWashington, D.C. – World War I, also known as “The Great War” at the time,  officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28th, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France.

However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11th, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”

Soldiers of the 353rd Infantry near a church at Stenay, Meuse in France, wait for the end of hostilities. This photo was taken at 10:58am, on November 11th, 1918, two minutes before the armistice ending World War I went into effect.

Soldiers of the 353rd Infantry near a church at Stenay, Meuse in France, wait for the end of hostilities. This photo was taken at 10:58am, on November 11th, 1918, two minutes before the armistice ending World War I went into effect.

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5th Special Forces holds Green Beret for a Day event at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Jacob Mahaffey
5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs Office

5th Special ForcesFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) welcomed members from the Middle Tennessee and Southwestern Kentucky communities to participate in Green Beret for a Day on Saturday, August 22nd, on Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Green Beret for a Day was developed to encourage the building of relationships between the U.S. Army Special Operations Command community and civilians from the surrounding areas of Fort Campbell. The attendees were given a small taste of what it is like to be one of the Army’s most elite Soldiers, the Special Forces Green Beret.

Community leaders from Middle Tennessee and Southwestern Kentucky receive an orientation to a parachute rigging facility as part of the Green Beret for a Day on Aug. 22, 2015, at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. Justin Moeller, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs Office)

Community leaders from Middle Tennessee and Southwestern Kentucky receive an orientation to a parachute rigging facility as part of the Green Beret for a Day on Aug. 22, 2015, at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. Justin Moeller, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs Office)

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Clarksville resident honored onstage at Charlie Daniels’ Volunteer Jam in Nashville

 

Charlie Daniels' Volunteer Jam 2015Nashville, TN – On Wednesday night the sold-out crowd at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN was brought to a standing ovation when four war heroes were invited onstage and presented with Henry Military Service Tribute Rifles during the Charlie Daniels’ 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam.

Anthony Imperato, President of Henry Repeating Arms, gifted the rifles to thank the veterans for their heroic contributions to our country.

(L to R) Charlie Daniels, Ryan Weaver, Scott Schroeder, Jack Ten Napel, Sam Schoenheit, Anthony Imperato; President of Henry Repeating Arm.

(L to R) Charlie Daniels, Ryan Weaver, Scott Schroeder, Jack Ten Napel, Sam Schoenheit, Anthony Imperato; President of Henry Repeating Arm.

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Austin Peay State University professor Antonio Thompson researching history of World War II POWs in Tennessee

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – As thousands of American men traveled overseas to fight for the Allied forces during World War II, a surprising number of captured Axis prisoners of war (POWs) were making the opposite intercontinental journey.

A total of 425,000 Axis (Germany, Italy and Japan) POWs were held all across the United States in nearly every state. This marked the first time since the Civil War that large numbers of POWs were held on American soil.

APSU professor Dr. Antonio Thompson

APSU professor Dr. Antonio Thompson

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