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5th Special Forces Group Soldiers from Fort Campbell expand training, innovation at General Electric Appliances

 

5th Special Forces GroupLouisville, KY – When 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Soldiers at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, are thought of by most people they think of true American grit. A long lineage of America’s finest Soldiers answering the nation’s call. This call comes with a package of physical fitness, advanced weaponry, and optics, with expanded training from some of the most unconventional means, allowing Soldiers to think “outside of the box” and provide an innovative approach to problem-solving.

However, the Special Forces do not just seek this training internally within the U.S. Department of Defense; they partner with globally connected companies and industry leaders. These companies provide an integrated training opportunity for Soldiers.

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Clarksville Police report Wilma Rudolph Boulevard Pedestrian Fatality

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 at 12:33am, Clarksville Police Officer L. Harris responded to a crash at US-79 (Wilma Rudolph Boulevard) and Terminal Road.

A pedestrian entered the southbound travel lanes on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard for an unknown reason. The driver of a Nissan Pathfinder attempted to avoid striking the pedestrian by going left. The Pathfinder struck the pedestrian resulting in fatal injuries.

Life-Flight helicopter taking the pedestrian to Nashville.

Life-Flight helicopter taking the pedestrian to Nashville.

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159th Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers from Fort Campbell receive combat patch

 

Written by Spc. Joseph Green
159th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFOB Fenty, Afghanistan – Soldiers with Task Force Attack, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, gathered at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, to receive their combat patches in a ceremony February 14th, 2014.

TF Attack has been in country for a little over a month. The patch ceremony held to recognize not only soldiers deployed for the first time, but also those of whom it’s their first deployment with the 159th CAB.

Col. Jimmy Blackmon, the commander of Task Force Thunder, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, awards combat patches to Soldiers with Task Force Attack at Forward Operating Base Fenty Feb 14, 2014. Blackmon was present at Task Force Attack’s combat patch ceremony to participate in awarding patches and speak to the soldiers. (Capt. John Giaquinto/U.S. Army)

Col. Jimmy Blackmon, the commander of Task Force Thunder, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, awards combat patches to Soldiers with Task Force Attack at Forward Operating Base Fenty Feb 14, 2014. Blackmon was present at Task Force Attack’s combat patch ceremony to participate in awarding patches and speak to the soldiers. (Capt. John Giaquinto/U.S. Army)

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Comedian encourages youth to achieve their dreams

 

L.E.A.P. OrganizationClarksville, TN – Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 marked the first Youth Christmas Party at the Leap Plaza which featured food, games, recognition awards, guest speakers.

Among those who presented, Quinton Hunter opened for the key note speaker.

 Comedian Deztin “DJ” Pryor talks at the Youth Christmas Party held at the Leap Plaza.


Comedian Deztin “DJ” Pryor talks at the Youth Christmas Party held at the Leap Plaza.

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Fort Campbell’s War Rakkasans train hard at Fort Knox cavalry grounds

 

Written by Sgt. Brian Smith-Dutton
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Knox, KY – The 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), traveled across Kentucky to train at Fort Knox’s cavalry grounds during a two week Field Training Exercise from October 28th to November 7th, 2013 to exercise their cavalry skills as a squadron.

“The purpose of this trip is to build on our core competency of providing reconnaissance expertise for the brigade,” said Lt. Col. Jason Curl, Commander of 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). “Fort Knox provides an unparalleled capability for both gunnery and mounted maneuver.”

Sgt. Kevin Veillette, a motor transport operator assigned to Troop D, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fires a M240B Machine Gun at a qualification range on Fort Knox, Ky., Nov. 3, 2013. (Sgt. Brian Smith-Dutton /U.S. Army)

Sgt. Kevin Veillette, a motor transport operator assigned to Troop D, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fires a M240B Machine Gun at a qualification range on Fort Knox, Ky., Nov. 3, 2013.he 1-33 Cavalry Regiment held their field training exercise at Fort Knox to utilize the ranges designed for cavalry units. (Sgt. Brian Smith-Dutton /U.S. Army)

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Road Trip: No plans, no destination part 3

 

This is the final installment of a series of stories documenting a recent trip I made with my wife.  We packed an overnight bag and decided to drive.  No plans, no destination.  We were going to stay on the back roads and see what we could see.

We decided we would land in Louisville Kentucky for the night.  I had performed at a comedy club there once, and I spent the afternoon on Bardstown Road.  I knew that I needed to take her there because she would fall in love with all the shops, restaurants, boutiques and “personality” that just jumps out at you.  For those of us in Clarksville, Bardstown road is like several miles of our Franklin Street.  It’s awesome. «Read the rest of this article»

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Road Trip: No plans, no destination

 

This is the first installment of a series of stories documenting a recent trip I made with my wife.

Most of us make travel plans very meticulously.   Where are we going and where will we stay when we get there?  But have you ever just packed a bag, get in the car and just drive?   With no particular place to go?  My wife and I did just that this past weekend.  We were going to see the country from the back roads, passing through all of the little towns along the way, and we would stop and visit wherever we darn well wanted.  So,we packed for an overnight trip and took off.

Our first stop was in Elizabethtown Kentucky.  “E-town” as they call it.   We drove straight into their historic downtown (as we always like to do) and noticed a crowd of people standing around the city square.  I told my wife that it looked like a parade was coming.  She rolled down the window and asked one of the locals what was going on.    “Nightmare on the Square” was the reply.  “They’re about to have the coffin races.”

“Park the car,” said the boss.

The Coffin races in Elizabethtown Kentucky

The Coffin races in Elizabethtown Kentucky

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