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Four 101st Airborne Division Solders tackle 2015 Best Sapper Competition

 

Written by Sgt. Samantha Parks
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – As the clock rounded over to 4:30am on April 21st, with the sun not even risen and the chilled breath of competitors filling the air, a voice sounded out with “Go!” and Soldiers from across the Army began a nonstandard physical fitness test of pushups, situps, pullups, and a 3-mile run.

The physical fitness test kicked off day one of the three-day 2015 Best Sapper Competition at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

Second Lt. Ryan Jesse assists his teammate, 1st Lt. Jonathan Pantano, is getting on his feet to complete a five-mile ruck march during day one of the Best Sapper Competition at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., April 21, 2015. Jesse and Pantano, both engineers, represented the 326th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), in this year’s competition. (Sgt. Samantha Parks, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Second Lt. Ryan Jesse assists his teammate, 1st Lt. Jonathan Pantano, is getting on his feet to complete a five-mile ruck march during day one of the Best Sapper Competition at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., April 21, 2015. Jesse and Pantano, both engineers, represented the 326th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), in this year’s competition. (Sgt. Samantha Parks, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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AAA Encourages Everyone to Gear Up for a Safer Ride

 

Nationwide, Bicycle Fatalities Continue to Rise Year over Year

AAA - Traffic Safety FoundationKnoxville, TN – May is National Bike Safety Month and AAA encourages all bicyclists to take necessary precautions while sharing the road with motorists. This means making safety a top priority, not just in May, but throughout the year.

Bicycle fatalities continue to increase across the U.S. according to the most recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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NASA’s MESSENGER Spacecraft ends mission, crashes into Mercury

 

Written by Tony Phillips
Science at NASA

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Mission controllers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, have confirmed that MESSENGER slammed into the surface of Mercury on April 30th at 3:26pm EDT.

It had used the last of its propellant on April 24th and could no longer maintain a stable orbit. Traveling some 8,750 mph, the plummeting spacecraft made an unseen crater on the side of the planet facing away from Earth.

The colors of the solar system's innermost planet are enhanced in this tantalizing view, based on global image data from the Mercury-orbiting MESSENGER spacecraft. (NASA / JHU Applied Physics Lab / Carnegie Inst. Washington)

The colors of the solar system’s innermost planet are enhanced in this tantalizing view, based on global image data from the Mercury-orbiting MESSENGER spacecraft. (NASA / JHU Applied Physics Lab / Carnegie Inst. Washington)

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