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Marsha Blackburn says Anti-Gun Activist, Joe Biden ATF Nominee David Chipman Wants to Ban Tennesseans’ Hunting Rifles

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – United States Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) rebuked Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Nominee David Chipman’s agenda for defying the U.S. Constitution during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation vote.

Chipman’s Agenda Will Ban Hunting Rifles For Tennesseans

“Tennessee is a constitutional carry state. Mr. Chipman made clear in his testimony last month that he wants to ban the future manufacturing and sale of assault weapons, but he has demonstrated that he has an alarming misunderstanding of what an assault weapon actually is.

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Nashville Sounds rally from behind to defeat Charlotte Knights, 8-7

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Jamie Westbrook’s walk-off base hit to right field in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Nashville Sounds a dramatic 8-7 win over the Charlotte Knights in front of 9,103 fans at First Horizon Park Thursday night.

The Sounds trailed for most of the night and didn’t lead until the final swing of the game. Tim Lopes started the bottom of the ninth by reaching on an error by Charlotte shortstop Tim Beckham. He moved to second on a wild pitch by Nik Turley and raced home when Westbrook lined a base hit down the right field line. It was the third walk-off win of the season for Nashville.

Nashville Sounds' Jamie Westbrook Delivers the Game-Winner in the Bottom of the Ninth against Charlotte Knights. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds’ Jamie Westbrook Delivers the Game-Winner in the Bottom of the Ninth against Charlotte Knights. (Nashville Sounds)

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101st Airborne Division holds Memorial Ceremony during Week of the Eagles

 

101st Airborne Division

101st Airborne Division - Fort Campbell, KYFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) honored fallen Soldiers, veterans, and the men and women currently serving during The Week of the Eagles. Specifically, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) hosted a memorial ceremony to give homage to the Soldiers who paid the ultimate price for freedom.

Gone, but not forgotten is the message the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)  commanding general wants to echo throughout time. Maj. Gen. McGee lamented on the sacrifices of veterans.

“It’s only fitting that we honor our fallen comrades who have given their last for our Army, and this great division. We honor the works of all those who ever donned the Screaming Eagle patch with ceremony and devoted words, as 7800 boots still rest on the soil of the Division Headquarters, representing those who lost their lives defending this nation since September 11th, 2001 while nearly 700 of those boots representing Fort Campbell soldiers,” said McGee.

During this event, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) soldiers and veterans take part in the memorial ceremony, honoring the veterans and fallen Soldiers of the 101st. (U.S. Army, Spc. Jordy Harris)

During this event, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) soldiers and veterans take part in the memorial ceremony, honoring the veterans and fallen Soldiers of the 101st. (U.S. Army, Spc. Jordy Harris)

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President Joe Biden, Attorney General Merrick Garland statements on Gun Crime Prevention Strategy

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – ATTORNEY GENERAL MERRICK GARLAND: Good afternoon, Mr. President. It’s good to be here with you, and with local elected and community leaders, and with representatives of law enforcement.

Protecting our communities from violent crime is a top priority for the U.S. Department of Justice and one of our most important responsibilities.

I’m glad the President brought us together today to discuss a subject of such importance to the public we serve. As our participants in today’s roundtable have noted, the increase in violent crime in 2020 and early 2021 is deeply troubling.

United States President Joe Biden.

United States President Joe Biden.

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101st Airborne Division holds Best Air Assault Competition during Week of the Eagles

 

3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

101st Airborne Division - Fort Campbell, KYFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) conduct a Best Air Assault Competition as part of a Week of the Eagles event on Fort Campbell Kentucky June 21st–23rd, 2021.

The Week of the Eagles is a week long celebration for the division to honor the past, acknowledge the strength of the present, and to look forward into the future of the division.

101st Airborne Division held a Best Air Assault Competition at Fort Campbell as part of the Week of the Eagles. (Staff Sgt. Michael Eaddy)

101st Airborne Division held a Best Air Assault Competition at Fort Campbell as part of the Week of the Eagles. (Staff Sgt. Michael Eaddy)

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Tennessee Unemployment Falls or Remains Steady

 

Most Tennessee Counties had Unemployment Rates Under 5% in May.

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – The majority of Tennessee counties recorded unemployment rates below 5% in May 2021, according to new data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Montgomery County’s unemployment rate in May was 5.0 percent down 0.1 percent from April’s 4.9 percent.

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Former, Current Rakkasans participate in Live Firing Range at Fort Campbell

 

101st Airborne Division - Fort Campbell, KYFort Campbell, KY – On Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021, Soldiers and veterans 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) along with their family members participate in an M4 and M17 live firing range at Fort Campbell, KY as part of their annual RAK Rendezvous.

The event was designed to give veterans and family members a chance to utilize the weapon systems currently used by the U.S. Army today as well as strengthen the bond of Rakkasan Soldiers and veterans of the unit.

3rd Brigade Combat Team soldiers and veterans took part in an M4 and M17 live firing range at Fort Campbell Kentucky during Week of the Eagles. (Sgt. Allen Gilman, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

3rd Brigade Combat Team soldiers and veterans took part in an M4 and M17 live firing range at Fort Campbell Kentucky during Week of the Eagles. (Sgt. Allen Gilman, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Tennessee Department of Education announces $4.5 Million Grow Your Own Grants issued

 

Creates Pathways to Become a Teacher for Free

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – On Thursday, June 23rd, 2021, the?Tennessee Department of Education announced?$4.5 million in Grow Your Own grants has been awarded to establish partnerships between Educator Preparation Providers (EPPs) and local school districts and create innovative pathways to becoming a teacher in Tennessee for free. 

$6.5M Total Awarded to?Strengthen?Teacher Pipeline in Tennessee

$6.5M Total Awarded to?Strengthen?Teacher Pipeline in Tennessee

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United States Army Fort Campbell Change of Command Ceremony set for June 28th

 

101st Airborne Division - Fort Campbell, KYFort Campbell, KY – On June 28th, 2021, United States Army Garrison Fort Campbell will bid farewell to Col. Jeremy D. Bell and welcome Col. Andrew Q. Jordan at 10:00am during a Change of Command ceremony at Wilson Theater, Fort Campbell, KY.

Jordan enlisted in 1995 and served in the Oklahoma Army National Guard while attending Oklahoma State University. In 1998, he graduated from OSU as a Top Ten Graduate and received a commission in the Infantry as a Distinguished Military Graduate.

Fort Campbell Kentucky. Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) "Screaming Eagles". (U.S. Army Photo by Sam Shore/Released)

Fort Campbell Kentucky. Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) “Screaming Eagles”. (U.S. Army Photo by Sam Shore/Released)

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AAA says that more than 47M Americans to Celebrate With an Independence Day Getaway

 

AAAOrlando, FL – More than 47.7 million Americans will take to the nation’s roadways and skies this Independence Day (July 1st–5th), as travel volumes are expected to nearly fully recover to pre-pandemic levels. In fact, this will be the second-highest Independence Day travel volume on record, trailing only 2019.

Overall, just 2.5% fewer Americans are expected to travel this year compared to Independence Day in 2019. This represents an increase of nearly 40% compared to last year, when total travel fell to 34.2 million.

Travel expected to increase 40% compared to last July 4th, reaching the second-highest travel volume on record. (AAA)

Travel expected to increase 40% compared to last July 4th, reaching the second-highest travel volume on record. (AAA)

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