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Toughest Air Assault Competition tests the best of the 101st Airborne Division

 

101st Airborne Divison at Fort Campbell101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) soldiers are tough by nature, that is why I was so excited about being able to attend the Toughest Air Assault Soldier Competition as a part of the 2009 Week of the Eagles at Fort Campbell, KY. It gave me a chance to see what tough really is.

The competition started at 0400 at the Sabalauski Air Assault School, it was originally scheduled to begin at 0800, but had been moved forward due to the extreme heat during the day.

Two soldiers just past the first turn around point.

Two soldiers just past the first turn around point.

The first event was a Ruck march where the soldier puts on load bearing equipment, a 30-pound rucksack, helmet, gets an M-16 rifle, then moves to the starting point for the 12-mile road march. While the starting point was lighted the rest of the march was in darkness, with a blue light marking the turn around point. From the school, the turn around point was 3 miles away. They had to do this route twice. From the school to the turn around point, back to the school, back to the turn around point, and back to the school to finish. They had three hours to complete this portion of the competition. «Read the rest of this article»

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Twilight Visions: Surrealism, Photography, and Paris Illuminates City Moving from Tradition to Modernity at the Frist Center

 

Brassai, Man Ray, Andre Kertész, Eugène Atget, Ilse Bing, Germaine Krull Among Photographers Exploring Juncture of Surrealist Avant-Garde and Popular Culture of 20s and 30s

fristcenterlogoNashville – The Frist Center for the Visual Arts will present Twilight Visions: Surrealism, Photography, and Paris, opening Sept. 10, 2009, in the Upper-Level Galleries. The show, which offers a unique perspective on Surrealism by examining the intersection of documentary photography, manipulated photography and film, will be on exhibition through Jan. 3, 2010, when it will travel to the International Center of Photography in New York followed by the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, Ga.

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Ilse Bing. Danseusue-Cancan, Moulin Rouge, Paris, 1931. Gelatin silver print, 14 in. x 11 in. Zabriskie Gallery. © Ilse Bing Estate/Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York

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TWRA seeking fields for Dove season

 

twraNASHVILLE – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is seeking fields to lease for the upcoming 2009 dove season. The first phase of dove season opens at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Landowners who have interest in leasing their fields should contact the TWRA regional office in their area so that a TWRA official can check their property for a potential field lease. TWRA personnel annually search the countryside to seek out fields that have large numbers of doves for public hunting.

Four generations of sportsmen enjoyed the opening day of the 2008 dove hunting season in Washington County, Tennessee while hunting on the Jerry Smith farm. This farm was leased by TWRA to provide dove hunting opportunities for the public. Pictured from left to right are Clyde Campbell, Nathan Winters, Zach Winters (age 7), and David Campbell.

Four generations of sportsmen enjoyed the opening day of the 2008 dove hunting season in Washington County, Tennessee while hunting on the Jerry Smith farm. This farm was leased by TWRA to provide dove hunting opportunities for the public. Pictured from left to right are Clyde Campbell, Nathan Winters, Zach Winters (age 7), and David Campbell.

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Moments: a visual experiment

 

WNYC‘s Radiolab presents: Moments by Will Hoffman.

Radiolab LogoAfter hearing their show about moments of death, filmmaker Will Hoffman went out in search of moments of life. What follows is what he found.The film is a celebration of life that was inspired by David Eagleman‘s book, Sum.

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Congressman Tanner, Commissioner Keys visit Stewart Co. Health Center and VA Clinic

 

tannerheaderWASHINGTON, DC – Congressman John Tanner and Tennessee Veterans Affairs Commissioner John Keys visited the Stewart County Community Medical Center last Thursday. The center is also home to a satellite VA outpatient clinic that serves 850 veterans and which Tanner’s office was instrumental in keeping open in 2002. The visit is part of Congressman Tanner’s 19-county tour of the 8th Congressional District talking with medical providers, patients, families, small business owners and others about health care reform. «Read the rest of this article»

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17 Year Old In Custody for Shooting in Lincoln Homes

 

clarksvillepolicelogoOn August 18, 2009, around 1:15 a.m. a 17 year old male juvenile was taken in custody for the shooting of Roderick Duan Self.  He will be charged with CRIMINAL HOMICIDE and transported to a juvenile holding facility.  The Homicide occurred during a drug transaction.

The scene on Summer Street shortly after the shooting

The scene on Summer Street shortly after the shooting

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Art and Technology combine for new exhibit at APSU’s Trahern Gallery

 

Austin Peay State University LogoIn this technological age, art doesn’t have to take a back seat. In fact, the Internet and new forms of digital media are providing more opportunities for artists to create in the 21st century.

A new exhibit opening Aug. 31 at Austin Peay State University’s Trahern Gallery will highlight some groundbreaking work in this young artistic medium. The show, “Upgrade! Tennessee: New Media from Across the State,” will feature artists working with technology from across Tennessee.

Product Placement by Jessica Westbrook, motion graphics, sound design, 2009

Product Placement by Jessica Westbrook, motion graphics, sound design, 2009

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Partial Road Closure at Cumberland and Sycamore Drives

 

CGWClarksville Gas and Water construction crews will be working on Cumberland and Sycamore drives this week to replace a two-inch water main with a new six-inch line. Work will commence at 8:30 a.m. this morning when the westbound lane of Cumberland Drive will be closed to traffic at the intersection of Sycamore and Cumberland until approximately 1:00 p.m. A flagman will monitor and guide traffic around the construction site during the partial road closure.

Weather permitting; work will continue on Sycamore through Thursday. Workers will also replace the water main lines along Eastland and Sunset next week. Area residents make expect brief water outages when service lines are connected to the new main line.

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“Salute to the Troops” Concert at Fort Campbell all about giving back to our soldiers

 

WOEbutton2Soldiers give everything for our country, but seldom do we find any meaningful way to give something back to them. That was not the case with Friday and Saturday night’s Budweiser’s Salute to the Troops concert which was presented by Fort Campbell MWR. The two day event is part of the ongoing Week of the Eagles. The  star-studded concert featured Carrie Underwood, Hank Williams Jr, Jake Owen, John Rich, Rodney Atkins, and SGT Rodney Watts, all giving something back to the troops.

The organizers were expecting approximately 30,000 people to attend the free concert Friday evening, over 75,000 showed up.

Over 75,000 people showed up for the free concert on Friday evening

Over 75,000 people showed up for the free concert on Friday evening

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New credit union branch first of its kind in Clarksville

 

fcfulogoThe Fort Campbell Federal Credit Union has opened a new branch on Madison Street that introduces an entirely new way to do your banking in the Clarksville and Fort Campbell areas.

The dialogue branch at 2193 Madison Street is Fort Campbell Federal’s eighth branch and one of three of its kind to be completed by the Credit Union by the end of 2010.  A branch at Tiny Town and Heritage Pointe will open by the end of 2009 and a third branch in the Dover Crossing area is in the works.

With new technology and an open floor plan, Fort Campbell Federal will bring back the basics with a greeting at the door, fresh coffee and one on one service.  The Madison branch replaces traditional teller lines with circular towers where the member and credit union employee stand side by side to complete the transaction.  “Both parties will be able to view the same computer screen, which allows the entire process to be open, creating a true dialogue between credit union staff  and members”, says Stewart Ramsey, President and CEO of Fort Campbell Federal Credit Union.

Branch Manager Joshua Wooley and Assistant Manager Joy Daniels demonstrate the open desk set up of the new dialogue branch at 2193 Madison Street

Branch Manager Joshua Wooley and Assistant Manager Joy Daniels demonstrate the open desk set up of the new dialogue branch at 2193 Madison Street

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