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D-Day Remembered by Customs House Museum & Cultural Center with New Exhibition

 

Customs House Museum & Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – In recognition of the upcoming 75th anniversary, the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center has brought out artifacts from its collection, supplemented by items from private collectors. The exhibition displayed in the museum’s Memory Lane gallery includes both American and German artifacts.

One of the largest amphibious military assaults in history was the D-day invasion.

Customs House Museum's Exhibition "Remembering D-Day: 75th Anniversary" is on display through September 22nd.

Customs House Museum’s Exhibition “Remembering D-Day: 75th Anniversary” is on display through September 22nd.

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Army Vice Chief of Staff General James McConville presents 101st Airborne Division Soldiers Silver Star Medal

 

Written by Sgt. Steven Lopez

U.S. ArmyNashville, TN – General James McConville, Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, presented two Soldiers from Company C, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) the Silver Star for heroic actions in support of U.S. Army forces in Afghanistan, July 12th, 2018, during a ceremony at the Army Aviation Association of America Summit 2019 in Nashville, April 16th.

McConville, a former 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander, pinned the medals on Sgt. Armando Yanez and Sgt. Emmanuel Bynum following his keynote address at the summit, an annual gathering of the Army aviation community.

The Silver Star Medal is awarded primarily to members of the United States Armed Forces for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States. Two Soldiers from Company C, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) received The Silver Star during a ceremony held at the Army Aviation Association of America Summit 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee April 16th, 2019. (Sgt. Steven Lopez)

The Silver Star Medal is awarded primarily to members of the United States Armed Forces for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States. Two Soldiers from Company C, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) received The Silver Star during a ceremony held at the Army Aviation Association of America Summit 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee April 16th, 2019. (Sgt. Steven Lopez)

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Fort Campbell to hold two Welcome Home Ceremonies for 101st Airborne Division Soldiers returning from Afghanistan

 

101st Airborne Division 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers assigned to “Task Force Destiny,” 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will continue to return here through February, after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

More than 300 Soldiers will return in two welcome home ceremonies, scheduled to occur February 11th, at 9:30pm and February 15th, at 12:20pm. They will join more than 300 who returned earlier this month.

During their deployment, the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade provided aviation support to U.S., coalition and Afghan forces throughout the Combined Joint Operations Area-Afghanistan.

101st Combat Aviation Brigade soldiers are returning home to Fort Campbell from deployment to Afganistan.  (Spc. Alexes Anderson)

101st Combat Aviation Brigade soldiers are returning home to Fort Campbell from deployment to Afganistan. (Spc. Alexes Anderson)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam appoints Eight to serve on Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees

 

APSU to Have Increased Autonomy with Local Governing Board

Tennessee Higher Education CommissionClarksville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has appointed eight individuals to the newly created institutional governing board at Austin Peay State University.

The purpose of the appointments is to give the University increased autonomy to support student success as the state continues its Drive to 55 Initiative. Austin Peay State University’s governing board is one of six to be appointed by the governor, a result of the governor’s FOCUS Act passed by the Tennessee General Assembly earlier this year.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Night Stalkers awarded for Heroism

 

Written by Maj. Mike Burns
160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

160th Soar - Night Stalkers

Fort Campbell, KY – Several members of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) were recently presented the Distinguished Flying Cross in a small ceremony at Fort Campbell, highlighting the expertise and skill of the aviators within the Regiment.

Brig. Gen. Kevin Mangum, commander of the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command and former 160th SOAR (A) commander, presented the valorous awards to eight Night Stalkers while their family members looked on.

Lt. Col Mike Hertzendorf (left), 1st Battalion, 160th SOAR (A) commander, addresses the crowd as he prepares to present the Distinguished Flying Cross to eight Soldiers during an awards ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY. January 6th, 2012. (160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment photo)

Lt. Col Mike Hertzendorf (left), 1st Battalion, 160th SOAR (A) commander, addresses the crowd as he prepares to present the Distinguished Flying Cross to eight Soldiers during an awards ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY. January 6th, 2012. (160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment photo)

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Brave mission earns eight Night Stalkers the Distinguished Flying Cross

 

By Spc. Ashley M. Outler
28th Public Affairs Detachment

160th Soar NightstalkersJoint Base Lewis-McChord, WA – “I flew super fast, I flew low, and I flew hard, like I stole it,” said Chief Warrant Officer 3 Todd Peterson, Chinook helicopter pilot, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), about the night that his crew and two others flew a dangerous but crucial mission that sacrificed their lives for the safety of other forces and earned them the Distinguished Flying Cross for their heroism and valor.

Eight Soldiers of the 160th SOAR who braved the mission were awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross during a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, April 11th.

Navy Vice Adm. William H. McRaven, center left, commander of the Joint Special Operations Command, pins the Distinguished Flying Cross on Sgt. Jeremy Gribbles, center right, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) who was among eight Night Stalkers of 160th SOAR to receive the award during a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, April 11th. (Photo by Spc. Ashley M. Outler, 28th Public Affairs Detachment)

Navy Vice Adm. William H. McRaven, center left, commander of the Joint Special Operations Command, pins the Distinguished Flying Cross on Sgt. Jeremy Gribbles, center right, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) who was among eight Night Stalkers of 160th SOAR to receive the award during a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, April 11th. (Photo by Spc. Ashley M. Outler, 28th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Dedication Ceremony Set for Fort Campbell’s Olinto M. Barsanti Elementary School

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A dedication ceremony will be held at 2:00pm, Friday, January 7th, in order to commemorate the opening of Fort Campbell’s newest school and its namesake – Maj. Gen. Olinto M. Barsanti. 

The Olinto M. Barsanti Elementary School opened its doors to approximately 550 Pre-K through 5th grade students on January 3rd, 2011. The 93,000 square-foot, $18 million building was built to accommodate the growing availability of on-post-housing. «Read the rest of this article»

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