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Deployed 101st Airborne Division Soldiers take strides toward financial independence in Bagram, Afghanistan

 

Written by 1st Lt. Verniccia Ford
101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – While deployed, Soldiers bear the burden of dealing with real life issues that affect mental agility, morale and mood. Throughout various formations in Afghanistan, service members navigate through combat related stress, family separation, martial issues, mourning the death of loved ones and even financial mismanagement.

All these things can influence performance and have adverse effects.

Major Jeremy Duncan, a signal officer, and North Carolina native teaches budgeting fundamentals to Sergeant Latoya McFadden, a culinary specialist assigned to the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade. Major Duncan is the primary instructor for the 9-week financial management course at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Alexes Anderson)

Major Jeremy Duncan, a signal officer, and North Carolina native teaches budgeting fundamentals to Sergeant Latoya McFadden, a culinary specialist assigned to the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade. Major Duncan is the primary instructor for the 9-week financial management course at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Alexes Anderson)

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New Austin Peay State University journal highlights creative side of studying abroad

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Smartphone photos are fine for most tourists, but when Austin Peay State University (APSU) student Amir Elraheb first experienced the splendor of Madrid, Spain, he pulled out his watercolors to truly capture the city.

“It’s sort of like a photograph, but when you are painting you have to pay attention to the details of whatever you’re looking at so much harder, so scenes are engrained in my head,” Elraheb, an Austin Peay State University foreign language major, said.

Austin Peay State University professors Dr. Sergi Markov and Dr. Osvaldo Di Paolo Harrison review the first issue of "Explore Your World."

Austin Peay State University professors Dr. Sergi Markov and Dr. Osvaldo Di Paolo Harrison review the first issue of “Explore Your World.”

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Dodging the Roadkill: Bank Robbery

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – On Thanksgiving morning, I saddled up on my big black horse to take a ride before all the family get togethers. It was a crisp, but sunny morning, so I decided to take off on a route that takes me through parts of Tennessee and Kentucky. 

I ride down Highway 79, then turn on state route 848.  From there, I pick up highway 102 to highway 25.  That takes me to highway 431 where I ride through Adairville KY, then on to Russellville, KY where today’s story takes place. 

I’ve been riding all up through here for years, and if I’m just looking to get a few hours of “wind” therapy, it’s one of my “go to” routes, and in all my years of living and riding in this area, I NEVER knew that a famous bank robbery occurred here, by one of the most notorious gangs in American history. 

Jesse Games Gang Bank Robbery Sign in Russellville KY.

Jesse Games Gang Bank Robbery Sign in Russellville KY.

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NASA InSight Lander extends Solar Panels, Recharges Batteries on Mars

 

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – NASA’s InSight has sent signals to Earth indicating that its solar panels are open and collecting sunlight on the Martian surface. NASA’s Mars Odyssey orbiter relayed the signals, which were received on Earth at about 5:30pm PST (7:30pm CST). Solar array deployment ensures the spacecraft can recharge its batteries each day. Odyssey also relayed a pair of images showing InSight’s landing site.

“The InSight team can rest a little easier tonight now that we know the spacecraft solar arrays are deployed and recharging the batteries,” said Tom Hoffman, InSight’s project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, which leads the mission.

The Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC), located on the robotic arm of NASA's InSight lander, took this picture of the Martian surface on Nov. 26, 2018, the same day the spacecraft touched down on the Red Planet. The camera's transparent dust cover is still on in this image, to prevent particulates kicked up during landing from settling on the camera's lens. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

The Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC), located on the robotic arm of NASA’s InSight lander, took this picture of the Martian surface on Nov. 26, 2018, the same day the spacecraft touched down on the Red Planet. The camera’s transparent dust cover is still on in this image, to prevent particulates kicked up during landing from settling on the camera’s lens. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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Nashville Predators fall to the Colorado Avalanche 3-2

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators couldn’t get head coach Peter Laviolette his 200th victory as the Nashville bench boss tonight as the Colorado Avalanche proved to be too much, winning in Nashville, 3-2.

Colorado was led by Nathan MacKinnon who scored twice on the night and ended Nashville’s 11 game win streak against the Avs, and also ended Nashville’s six-game home win streak.

The Predators got on the board first when Ryan Hartman scored off of a rebound to put Nashville ahead 1-0.

Nashville Predators right wing Ryan Hartman (38) is tripped by Colorado Avalanche center Tyson Jost (17) as he battles for a puck during the third period at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators right wing Ryan Hartman (38) is tripped by Colorado Avalanche center Tyson Jost (17) as he battles for a puck during the third period at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Department of Health Free Flu Shot Events Planned Statewide December 5th to “FightFluTN”

 

Tennessee Department of Health

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Health says Get a flu shot! Tennessee’s county health departments are holding special “FightFluTN” events December 5th, 2018 to provide flu shots at no charge to increase the number of people vaccinated in Tennessee.

The Tennessee Department of Health urges all Tennesseans who have not yet received a flu shot this flu season to get one as soon as possible, as seasonal influenza is spreading across the state.

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#6 Tennessee Vols Basketball hosts Eastern Kentucky, Wednesday

 

#6 Tennessee Vols (4-1 | 0-0 SEC) vs. Eastern Kentucky (3-3 | 0-0 OVC)

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 | 5:30pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | TV: SEC Network

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – The Tennessee Volunteers will play their 500th game in Thompson-Boling Arena on Wednesday night, as they host Eastern Kentucky for a 5:30pm CT tip.

SEC Network will carry the broadcast, which can also be streamed online through WatchESPN. Fans can also listen live on their local Vol Network affiliate to hear Bob Kesling and Bert Bertelkamp describing the action. Tickets are still available online at AllVols.com.

Tennessee (4-1) is coming off a trip to New York after playing in the NIT Season Tip-Off. UT split its two games in the Barclays Center, defeating Louisville in the semifinals, 92-81, and dropping a hardfought matchup against No. 2 Kansas, 87-81, in overtime.

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Clarksville Police to hold “Coffee with a Cop” at Starbucks, November 29th

 

Clarksville Police Department

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Please come join Clarksville Police for a cup of coffee at Starbucks, Thursday, November 29th, from 3:00pm-4:00pm at 1674 Fort Campbell Boulevard. The good folks at Starbucks will providing the cup and CPD officers will be there to chat with you. Hope you can make it.

Oftentimes, the majority of contact between the public and law enforcement are during emergencies or very emotional situations, which do not provide a good opportunity for relationship building.

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APSU Women’s Basketball junior Arielle Gonzalez-Varner named OVC Player of the Week

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Women's BasketballBrentwood, TNArielle Gonzalez-Varner, of Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s basketball team, was named Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week, as announced by the league office, Tuesday.

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Manna Café Ministries to hold Mobile Pantry at Potter’s Hand Church in Dover TN, December 1st

 

Manna Café Ministries

Manna Café MinistriesClarksville, TN – Manna Café Ministries will conduct a Mobile Pantry food giveaway on Saturday, December 1st, 2018. Location: Potter’s Hand Church at 1546 US-70, Dover, TN 37058 (8.5 miles from the Montgomery/Stewart County line and just before Rick’s BBQ).

The event will begin at 10:00am. Anyone in the community needing assistance with groceries is welcome. Clients do not need to be from Stewart County. One food box per household. A valid ID must be presented.

Manna Café Ministries to hold a Mobile Pantry food giveaway on Saturday, December 1st at Potter’s Hand Church in Dover Tennessee.

Manna Café Ministries to hold a Mobile Pantry food giveaway on Saturday, December 1st at Potter’s Hand Church in Dover Tennessee.

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