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Lamar Alexander reports Senate approves Pay Raises, Better Training, More Equipment for Troops

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after he voted for and the Senate passed by an overwhelming vote of 84-13, the conference report of the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which establishes the nation’s military spending priorities for troops, including those at Fort Campbell, and supports important U.S. Department of Energy national security programs at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge.

“For the last 60 years, Congress has passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which prioritizes the men and women who serve in our armed forces,” Senator Alexander said.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announces Transportation Alternatives Grants

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner Clay Bright announced today the award of $10,328,312 Transportation Alternatives Grants statewide in Tennessee.

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Tennessee Department of Health announces COVID-19 Drive Through Testing Locations to be Open this Weekend

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health will offer 18 drive-through events across the state this weekend to make COVID-19 testing available to Tennesseans who are concerned about their health or the health of their family members.

Anyone with health concerns, or who has concerns about the health of a family member, is invited to come to one of these locations this weekend to receive testing for COVID-19 Coronavirus.

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Black Hawk helicopters to land at Austin Peay State University on October 30th and November 1st

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Wednesday, October 30th, four UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters will land on the Austin Peay State University (APSU) campus for a special, joint training exercise between the University’s Governors Guard ROTC program and the Tennessee National Guard.

Four UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters will land at Austin Peay State University as part of a joint training exercise with the Tennessee National Guard and APSU Governors Guard ROTC. (APSU)

Four UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters will land at Austin Peay State University as part of a joint training exercise with the Tennessee National Guard and APSU Governors Guard ROTC. (APSU)

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Tennessee Department of Education releases 2019 TNReady Results

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN –  The Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn has released the TNReady assessment results which indicates that students across the state are performing better in almost all math subjects. 

The TNReady scores also show that more than half the schools in Tennessee – 56 percent – improved their growth scores (TVAAS scores) from the previous year, with 41 percent of all schools earning a level 4 or 5 TVAAS rating which measures year-to-year growth.

TNReady assessment results have been released by the Tennessee Department of Education.

TNReady assessment results have been released by the Tennessee Department of Education.

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Two Black Hawk Helicopters to land on Austin Peay State University campus Friday, September 21st

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Friday morning, September 21st, 2018 two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters will land on the Austin Peay State University campus for a special, joint training exercise between the University’s Governors Guard ROTC program and the Tennessee National Guard.

Last April, three Black Hawk helicopters landed on the Austin Peay State University campus.

Last April, three Black Hawk helicopters landed on the Austin Peay State University campus.

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APSU ROTC landing Black Hawks on campus for training

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Seeing UH60 Black Hawk helicopters circling above is not unusual in Clarksville Tennessee. However, seeing them land at Austin Peay State University’s campus in Downtown Clarksville is.

As part of a coordinated effort between Austin Peay’s Governors Guard ROTC program and the Tennessee National Guard, the APSU ROTC department has arranged to have Black Hawk helicopters land on campus three times over the next several weeks.

UH60 Black Hawk helicopters will be landing at APSU for ROTC training. (Sgt. 1st Class Ty McNeeley, U.S. ARCENT PAO)

UH60 Black Hawk helicopters will be landing at APSU for ROTC training. (Sgt. 1st Class Ty McNeeley, U.S. ARCENT PAO)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Commissioner Bob Rolfe Announce 66 Community Development Block Grants

 

Grants and investments to assist communities with local infrastructure and safety

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Govember Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe recently approved nearly $25.5 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), which assist communities with infrastructure improvements, health and safety initiatives and façade improvements in downtown commercial districts.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee National Guard Joins in Statewide Cyber Security Exercise

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – This week, Soldiers and Airmen of the Tennessee National Guard are taking part in a statewide exercise focused on cyber threats.

This is part of the annual joint Tennessee Maneuvers (TNMAN) exercise, working with the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, Tennessee State Guard, and various other state agencies taking place June and July.

“TNMAN exercises one of the three key focus areas of the National Guard – Domestic Operations,” said Lt. Col. Jeffrey Brown, G3 Directorate of Military Support, Tennessee Army National Guard.

Tech. Sgt. Anthony Cherry, left, and Staff Sgt. Philip Wallace manage personnel actions, such as accountability and availability of National Guard personnel at the Emergency Operations Center of the Tennessee National Guard Joint Force Headquarters in Nashville June 15th. (Master Sgt. Robin Brown.)

Tech. Sgt. Anthony Cherry, left, and Staff Sgt. Philip Wallace manage personnel actions, such as accountability and availability of National Guard personnel at the Emergency Operations Center of the Tennessee National Guard Joint Force Headquarters in Nashville June 15th. (Master Sgt. Robin Brown.)

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Dr. Kristine Nakutis named as executive director of the APSU Center at Fort Campbell

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Dr. Kristine V. Nakutis has been hired as the executive director of the Austin Peay Center at Fort Campbell, effective May 15th, 2017.

A retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, Nakutis comes to Austin Peay from Jackson State Community College, where she has served as veterans affairs coordinator since 2015.

APSU's Kristine V. Nakutis

APSU’s Kristine V. Nakutis

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