Written by Sgt. Katie Eggers
Baghdad, 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.
Smyrna, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
Tennessee (4-3) at #18/#21 Butler (7-1)
Saturday, December 12th, 2015 | 1:30pm CT
Knoxville, 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.
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.
Washington, 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.”
Written by Sgt. Jacob Mahaffey
Fort 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.
Nashville, 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.
Austin Peay State University professor Antonio Thompson researching history of World War II POWs in Tennessee
Clarksville, 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.
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