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November Adventures with Outdoor Recreation

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – On November 2nd come and play on Outdoor Recreation’s 50 foot outdoor climbing wall. The Challenge Course Complex is now offering beginner climbing classes and has many different routes with eight varying sides offering routes from beginner to advanced. This clinic will cover the basics of rock climbing such as belay technique, equipment use, proper climbing technique, and much more.

After completion of the beginner class, look for upcoming test-off dates granting you privileges to our weekly Open Wall times.

Meet at the Challenge Course Complex located across the street from Outdoor Recreation (ODR) from 4:00pm until 6:00pm. The clinic costs $20.00, and pre-registration is required. The registration deadline is Tuesday by 4:00pm. Participants must be at least 16 years of age.   «Read the rest of this article»

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Grenade attack kills Fort Campbell Soldier

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A 101st Airborne Division Soldier died October 29th, when he came under attack from rocket propelled grenades while on a mounted patrol in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

Spec. Pedro A. Maldonado, 20, of Houston, Texas, was an Infantryman assigned to Company B., 1st Battalion, 502th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).  He joined the Army in August 2008 and arrived at Fort Campbell in September 2009. «Read the rest of this article»

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Bredesen tabs October 30th as Weatherization Day in Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – This year, Tennessee was recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy for its “dedication and extraordinary efforts” toward the goals of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Only 11 other states were similarly singled out. The recognition came primarily through the work of the state Department of Human Services’ Weatherization Assistance Program – a national leader and one that has weatherized close to 11,000 homes since July 2009. For that, Governor Phil Bredesen has proclaimed Saturday, October 30th as Weatherization Day in Tennessee to promote the economic and environmental benefits of this home energy efficiency program.

“In every corner of the state, citizens as well as contractors have benefitted from this program,” said DHS Commissioner Gina Lodge. “Thanks to Recovery dollars, the tireless work of DHS staff, and our partnerships with 18 local nonprofit and government agencies, we exceeded expectations. I’m honored that the Governor has proclaimed a Weatherization Day, validating those efforts.” «Read the rest of this article»

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TF Iron improves new home

 

Written by U.S. Army 1st Lt. R.J. Peek
3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division

187th Infantry Regiment - Iron RakkasansFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionGhazni Province, Afghanistan – Just 45 days after officially claiming occupancy at Forward Operating Base Andar, Task Force Iron Rakkasans transformed their location from a sand pit with four walls, to a well-established home with all of the basic accommodations.

The Soldiers of the forward support company were instrumental in the construction and the improvements in the quality of life.

Although the engineer unit supporting 3rd Brigade were the primary builders for the key structures for the Iron Rakkasans to operate at FOB Andar, the handy work of FSC Soldiers did a great deal to improve the living conditions.

Dining facilities at Forward Operating Base Andar provide an indoor eating area for the Soldiers to enjoy their meals. Over time, a mobile mess tent was established for Soldiers to receive prepared meals, and Soldiers ate wherever they could find a spot to sit until tents were established to provide an enclosed area to eat. (Photo by U.S. Army 1st Lt. R.J. Peek, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division)

Dining facilities at Forward Operating Base Andar provide an indoor eating area for the Soldiers to enjoy their meals. Over time, a mobile mess tent was established for Soldiers to receive prepared meals, and Soldiers ate wherever they could find a spot to sit until tents were established to provide an enclosed area to eat. (Photo by U.S. Army 1st Lt. R.J. Peek, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division)

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Regular season soccer finale, Sunday at SIUE

 

APSU Women’s Soccer

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s soccer team close the 2010 regular season with a 1:00pm, Sunday, match at future-Ohio Valley Conference member SIU Edwardsville.

The match will be the Lady Govs final tune-up prior to the OVC Tournament when they face Murray State in an 8:00pm, Thursday match in Morehead, KY. Austin Peay will be looking to correct some issues from its final OVC win, last Sunday, at Tennessee Tech, 2-1.

Lady Govs Soccer. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Lady Govs Soccer. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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THP Urges Motorists Beware: Drunk Driving Will Not Be Tolerated

 

The Tennessee Highway Patrol LogoNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol will do its part to ensure those celebrating Halloween enjoy the fall tradition responsibly and safely. Trick-or-treaters, parents and adult party goers are encouraged to follow a few simple rules to avoid becoming a scary statistic.

“Halloween is often one of the deadliest nights of the year for impaired drivers,” said Department of Safety Commissioner Dave Mitchell. “The decision to prevent a horrible accident from happening is easy – don’t drink and drive. Our State Troopers are prepared to patrol and remove any and all drunk drivers from our roadways.”   «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell Soldier on patrol dies after being struck by an IED

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A 101st Airborne Division Soldier died October 28th, when struck by an improvised explosive device while on dismounted foot patrol in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

Staff Sgt. Adam L. Dickmyer, 26, of Winston Salem, NC, was an Infantryman assigned to 2nd Battalion, 502th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). He joined the Army in October 2002 and arrived at Fort Campbell in November 2009. «Read the rest of this article»

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New Book by APSU Professor Examines World of German POWS in America

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – A small cemetery, containing the remains of five soldiers, sits nestled deep in the woods within the Fort Campbell military installation. A narrow running trail leads to the graves, and though the space is maintained by the military installation, most soldiers and civilians don’t know it’s there.

“It’s a POW cemetery,” Dr. Antonio Thompson, assistant professor of history at Austin Peay State University, said. “They’re German prisoners buried there.”

In the 1940s, Thompson explained, Fort Campbell was known as Camp Campbell, and it served as one of the prison camps where enemy soldiers captured on battlefields in Europe and Asia were housed. Thompson’s new book, “Men in German Uniforms: POWs in America During World War II,” examines the unusual and overlooked phenomena of the U.S. housing some 371,000 German soldiers at that time.

“This book is a larger study of overall U.S. policy for POWs in the entire nation, not just one state or one camp,” he said. “But I do focus in on certain camps. Of interest to some Tennesseans, I talk about Camp Crossville, which is in Crossville Tennessee. «Read the rest of this article»

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Halloween Doesn’t Have to be a Dangerous Night for Children

 

Child pedestrian death rate on Halloween night doubles the average, FedEx and Safe Kids USA urges kids and drivers to be alert and cautious

Washington, D.C. – On a potentially dangerous night of the year for child pedestrians, Safe Kids USA urges parents to prepare children to act safely and drivers to take extra precautions.  On average, twice as many kids are killed while walking on Halloween compared to other days of the year.

“Kids need proper safety instruction before they go out trick-or-treating,” says Moira Donahue, Safe Kids USA Director of Pedestrian Safety Programs.  “Many kids will be out trick-or-treating while it is dark and thus more difficult for drivers to see them.  There are several simple and effective behaviors that parents can share with kids to help reduce their risk of injury.  For example, children younger than age 12 should not be alone crossing streets on this night without an adult.  If older kids are mature enough to go trick-or-treating without adult supervision, parents should make sure they go in a group and stick to a predetermined route with good lighting.”

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Clarksville Dental Center to buy back Halloween candy

 

The Clarksville Dental Centers will be holding their 11th Annual Halloween “Candy Buy Back” to support United Way.. There are many reasons to sell the candy instead of allowing them to eat it.All that sugar hurts the child’s teeth and puts on body weight as well. You also never know exactly what may be in your child’s bag,

Clarksville Dental Center's Candy Buy Back

Clarksville Dental Center's Candy Buy Back

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