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Currahee medics train, mentor ANA soldiers

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Luther L. Boothe Jr.
Task Force Currahee Public Affairs Office, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionThe CurraheesPaktika Province, Afghanistan – Combat medics from Company I, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division held a basic eagle first responder course with Afghan National Army soldiers at Combat Outpost Munoz September 27th.

“Any time we get new ANA in, we try to do some training with them to assess their knowledge of basic first aid and to help improve their current level of training,” said U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Adam J. Hendrickson, of Co. I, 2-506th, 101st Airborne Div., and native of Winter Park, FL.

U.S. Army Spc. David A. Bryan, a combat medic, checks an Afghan National Army combat medic’s aid bag during a class given to the ANA by U.S. Army medics Sept. 27th at Combat Outpost Munoz. Bryan took the time to go through each item in the bag, explained the importance of carrying only the items you need while on patrol and replenished the ANA medic’s bag with new supplies. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Luther L. Boothe Jr., Task Force Currahee Public Affairs Office)

U.S. Army Spc. David A. Bryan, a combat medic, checks an Afghan National Army combat medic’s aid bag during a class given to the ANA by U.S. Army medics Sept. 27th at Combat Outpost Munoz. Bryan took the time to go through each item in the bag, explained the importance of carrying only the items you need while on patrol and replenished the ANA medic’s bag with new supplies. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Luther L. Boothe Jr., Task Force Currahee Public Affairs Office)

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Fisher-Price Recalls Children’s Trikes Due to Risk of Serious Injury

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Fisher Price Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricycles

Fisher Price Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricycles

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Private Student Loan Rates Drop, Lending Terms Improve

 

SimpleTuitionBoston, MA – After a few years of strict credit requirements and limited options, students this year have seen financial institutions once again offer private student loans.

And with the financial markets rebounding, more lenders mean better loan terms for students and parents. «Read the rest of this article»

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Lady Govs travel to Eastern Kentucky

 

APSU Women’s Volleyball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team will look to remain in contact with the league’s top teams when it faces Eastern Kentucky in a 5:00pm (CT), Tuesday contest at McBrayer Arena in Richmond, KY.

Austin Peay (14-3, 5-1 OVC) won both matches in its recent two-match OVC homestand, sweeping both Southeast Missouri and Eastern Illinois. Tuesday’s contest will be the Lady Govs sixth true road game this season and they have enjoyed some success in hostile arenas, posting a 3-2 record on the road this season.

The Lady Govs volleyball team travels to Eastern Kentucky for a 5:00pm (CT), Tuesday OVC contest. (Courtesy: Robert Smith/The Leaf-Chronicle)

The Lady Govs volleyball team travels to Eastern Kentucky for a 5:00pm (CT), Tuesday OVC contest. (Courtesy: Robert Smith/The Leaf-Chronicle)

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Austin Peay Downtown Gallery Hosts New Ceramics Exhibit

 

Austin Peay Downtown Art GalleryClarksville, TN – Artist Lauren Martin has a strong, visceral reaction every time her fingers touch the cold, damp clay on her potter’s wheel.

“I often feel that as I lose myself to the magic of throwing, my mind and artistic freedom grows and turns in sync with the mesmerizing force that urges the clay into its shape,” she said recently.

This October, a new exhibition at the Austin Peay Downtown Gallery will display several works created through this intuitive connection between flesh and mud. The show, “The Vessel,” will feature pieces by Martin, Ken Shipley, Katt Morgan and Caroline Tuzenue. It opens October 7th with a reception from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and runs through October 30th. «Read the rest of this article»


Tarheel brothers-in-arms call for, provide airpower in Afghanistan

 

Written by Tech. Sgt. Drew Nystrom
455th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Brothers-in-arms is a phrase often used to describe the special relationship between those serving in combat.

For U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan Cole and U.S. Air Force Senior Airman William Cole, it is a literal description. The brothers serve in different services at the same time in different parts of Afghanistan.

Jonathan Cole is a member of the 101st Airborne Division based out of Fort Campbell, KY, and his younger brother, William Cole, is a weapons load crew member assigned to the 336th Aircraft Maintenance Unit based out of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, NC.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman William Ashton Cole (left), a member of the 336th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan Cole (right), a member of the 101st Airborne Division, stand together at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The Gastonia, NC natives are brothers and currently serving in Afghanistan.(U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Drew Nystrom)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman William Ashton Cole (left), a member of the 336th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan Cole (right), a member of the 101st Airborne Division, stand together at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The Gastonia, NC natives are brothers and currently serving in Afghanistan.(U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Drew Nystrom)

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USAA and MWR present Fall Fest 2010 at Cole Park Commons

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – Pumpkins and Autumn outdoor activities will be on hand Saturday, October 9th at the annual Fall Fest at a new location, Cole Park Community Activities Center, from 12 noon until 4:00pm.

Bring the entire Family out to enjoy all the fun. Gear-To-Go will be on site with FREE inflatables to keep the little ones entertained. «Read the rest of this article»

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The Clarksville Parks and Rec Report

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include:

  • Downtown Market
  • Basketball Leagues
  • Sleep under the Stars
  • Bark in the Park
  • Kleeman Haunted Mansion
  • Fright on Franklin
  • Social Networking

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APSU Art Alumni Hold Art Exhibit on October 9th

 

Clarksville, TN – On Saturday, October 9th, Austin Peay State University will again honor the work of its talented art graduates with the Second Annual Art Alumni Homecoming Exhibition.

The show, which is part of the University’s Homecoming festivities, will be from 11:00am to 4:00pm, in the Trahern Building’s gallery. Former APSU art students will return to campus that afternoon to present innovative new works for this exhibit. «Read the rest of this article»

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Huge Gap in Mortgage Availability

 

1/3 of Americans Highly Unlikely to Qualify for a Mortgage Today
While Less Than Half Qualify for the Best Rates

Zillow Mortgage Marketplace Seattle, WA – Nearly one-third of Americans are unlikely to qualify for a mortgage because their credit scores are too low, making homeownership out of reach for many. This is according to an analysis of more than 25,000 loan quotes and purchase requests on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace during the first half of September.

Borrowers with credit scores under 620 who requested purchase loan quotes for 30-year fixed, conventional loans were unlikely to receive even one loan quote on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace(1), even if they offered a relatively high down payment of 15 to 25 percent. Nearly one-third of Americans, or 29.3 percent, has a credit score this low, according to data provided by www.myFICO.com. «Read the rest of this article»

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