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APSU alumni Austin McKain hikes Appalachian Trail

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) alumnus Austin McKain is no stranger to hiking and nature. He was in the Boy Scouts until he was 18, after all.

“I’ve always really been interested in the outdoors and what it has to offer,” McKain said. “I am big into camping and just being outside all the time.

A screen-capture from one of McKain's early-April 2021 videos. (APSU)

A screen-capture from one of McKain’s early-April 2021 videos. (APSU)

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National Christmas Tree’s rich History

 

US Capitol Christmas Tree and Other Forerunners to the National (Community) Christmas Tree

US National Park ServiceWashington, D.C. – The first community Christmas celebration in Washington, D.C. was on December 24th, 1913. The Christmas tree and related pageantry occurred on the East Plaza of the US Capitol on Christmas Eve. It was meant as a celebration for all of Washington, rich and poor, young and old, although a special emphasis was placed on the children.1

The forty-five minute program, replete with angel figures in white robes, nativity tableaux, carols, and Boy Scouts waving American flags, was modeled largely on community celebrations in other cities.

The 2012 National Christmas Tree lights up the Ellipse with the south side of the White House visible in the background. (NPS PHOTO)

The 2012 National Christmas Tree lights up the Ellipse with the south side of the White House visible in the background.
(NPS PHOTO)

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Nashville Sounds return to First Tennessee Park for Eight Games Monday

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club returns to First Tennessee Park for a seven-day, eight-game homestand on Monday, July 16th, 2018.

The Sounds welcome the Omaha Storm Chasers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, for a four-game series from July 16th-19th before hosting the Oklahoma City Dodgers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers, for a four-game series from July 20th-22nd, including a doubleheader on Saturday, July 21st.

Below is a preview for each game of the homestand:

Jeff Jarrett Takeover Tuesday, Saturday Doubleheader Highlight Nashville Sounds Homestand. (Nashville Sounds)

Jeff Jarrett Takeover Tuesday, Saturday Doubleheader Highlight Nashville Sounds Homestand. (Nashville Sounds)

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Fort Campbell’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers president logs 4,000 volunteer hours helping others

 

Written by Sgt. Sharifa Newton
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Staff Sergeant Cody Mackall, Fort Campbell’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers president, loves volunteering and giving back.

Mackall has been volunteering in one form or another all of his life and brought that volunteer spirit with him into the Army.

“Helping others makes me feel like I am doing right to the world, and who knows, maybe my one little thing that I did could mean the world to someone,” he said.

Since 2012, Mackall has logged more than 4,000 hours of volunteer service between BOSS, Salvation Army, Boy Scouts and working with Special Olympics.

“Volunteering is something that I do not like to be rewarded for doing because to me it just feels right,” he said

Staff Sgt. Cody Mackall the Fort Campbell’s Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers (BOSS) President poses in front of meals prepared for a community service event, Jan. 10, at the Fort Campbell Warrior Zone. (Sgt. Sharifa Newton, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Staff Sgt. Cody Mackall the Fort Campbell’s Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers (BOSS) President poses in front of meals prepared for a community service event, Jan. 10, at the Fort Campbell Warrior Zone. (Sgt. Sharifa Newton, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Fort Campbell High School Student John Cogbill to be recognized as Finalist for the U.S. Army-Pro Football Hall of Fame Award

 

Fort Campbell High SchoolAlexandria, VA – A Fort Campbell High School student will be recognized as a finalist for the U.S. Army-Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence by a Pro Football Hall of Famer during a formal ceremony at the school April 3rd, 2018.

John “Jack” Cogbill, a sophomore, is one of 25 high school student-athlete finalists. Cogbill has served as the captain of the varsity soccer and was a member of the varsity wrestling team. He has made the Kentucky High School Athletic Academic All-State First Team.

Fort Campbell High School Student John Cogbill

Fort Campbell High School Student John Cogbill

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Middle Tennessee Council of Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee Statement

 

Boy Scouts of AmericaNashville, TN – This is a joint statement from Middle Tennessee Council of Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee regarding Boy Scouts of America recruiting girls

Recently the national media reported that the Girl Scouts of America and the Boy Scouts of America had a “strained” relationship due to the Boy Scouts of America opening membership to girls of all ages.

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The National Christmas Tree’s deep History

 

US Capitol Christmas Tree and Other Forerunners to the National (Community) Christmas Tree

US National Park ServiceWashington, D.C. – December 24th, 1913 was the first community Christmas celebration in Washington, D.C. On the East Plaza of the US Capitol on Christmas Eve, the Christmas tree and related pageantry occurred. It was meant as a celebration for all of Washington, rich and poor, young and old, although a special emphasis was placed on the children.1

The forty-five minute program, replete with angel figures in white robes, nativity tableaux, carols, and Boy Scouts waving American flags, was modeled largely on community celebrations in other cities.

The 2012 National Christmas Tree lights up the Ellipse with the south side of the White House visible in the background. (NPS PHOTO)

The 2012 National Christmas Tree lights up the Ellipse with the south side of the White House visible in the background.
(NPS PHOTO)

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Fort Campbell Soldiers and Families attend Earth Day 2016

 

Campbell CrossingFort Campbell, KY – Campbell Crossing’s 2016 Earth Day event was a huge success over the weekend. Fort Campbell Soldiers and family members came out for an afternoon full of exciting games and activities including fun crafts, face painting, educational booths, food from Whitt’s BBQ and more.

Although the event was planned to be outdoors, the rain did not keep residents away. The event held at the Family Resource Center, kicked off with the National Anthem, the Fort Campbell Troop 101 Boy Scouts presenting the Colors, and the Department of Environment-Forestry presenting the Tree City Award to Garrison Commander Col. James R. Salome.

The Department of Environment-Forestry presented the Tree City Award to Garrison Commander Col. James R. Salome.

The Department of Environment-Forestry presented the Tree City Award to Garrison Commander Col. James R. Salome.

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History of the National Christmas Tree

 

US Capitol Christmas Tree and Other Forerunners to the National (Community) Christmas Tree

US National Park ServiceWashington, D.C. – The first community Christmas celebration in Washington, D.C was December 24th, 1913. The Christmas tree and related pageantry occurred on the East Plaza of the US Capitol on Christmas Eve. It was meant as a celebration for all of Washington, rich and poor, young and old, although a special emphasis was placed on the children.1

The forty-five minute program, replete with angel figures in white robes, nativity tableaux, carols, and Boy Scouts waving American flags, was modeled largely on community celebrations in other cities.

The 2012 National Christmas Tree lights up the Ellipse with the south side of the White House visible in the background. (NPS PHOTO)

The 2012 National Christmas Tree lights up the Ellipse with the south side of the White House visible in the background.
(NPS PHOTO)

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Fort Campbell Soldiers and Family Members attend National Night Out 2015

 

Campbell CrossingNashville, TN – Recently, Campbell Crossing hosted their 2015 National Night Out event. The event was a success with more than 2,000 Fort Campbell Soldiers and family members that came out to participate in this nationwide celebration.

National Night Out is geared toward heightening crime prevention awareness and strengthening the neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships while sending a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are fighting back.

Fort Campbell Soldiers and family members came out to take a stand against crime at National Night Out 2015.

Fort Campbell Soldiers and family members came out to take a stand against crime at National Night Out 2015.

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