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Fort Campbell to hold Retiree Appreciation Day, June 19th

 

101st Airborne Division - Fort Campbell, KYFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell’s Retirement Services Office will host its annual Retiree Appreciation Day on June 19th, 2021 at the Soldier Support Center at 2702 Michigan Avenue. Doors open at 8:30am with the ceremony starting at 10:00am, and services will be available 11:00am-2:00pm.

The event is an opportunity to honor those who once served the nation and who remain Soldiers for Life, said Marcus Ufeanyui, Retirement Services Officer, Fort Campbell Retirement Services Office. Fort Campbell is committed to providing retirees and their Families with beneficial information to maintain the quality of life they deserve, he said.

More than 20 agencies and vendors will offer their services to retirees 8:30am-2:00pm June 19th during the 2021 Annual Retiree Appreciation Day at the Soldier Support Center, 2702 Michigan Avenue. (Fort Campbell Courier Archive)

More than 20 agencies and vendors will offer their services to retirees 8:30am-2:00pm June 19th during the 2021 Annual Retiree Appreciation Day at the Soldier Support Center, 2702 Michigan Avenue. (Fort Campbell Courier Archive)

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Austin Peay State University receives $79,954 in THEC funding to help veterans and service members earn degrees

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) recently announced that Austin Peay State University will receive $79,954 in additional funding and program support to serve veterans and service members and help them earn post-secondary degrees as a part of Governor Bill Haslam’s Drive to 55.

Austin Peay is one of 13 colleges and universities in Tennessee to receive a portion of the $760,781 in total Veteran Reconnect funds to support programs and services for student veterans at campuses across the state.

APSU Center at Fort Campbell.

APSU Center at Fort Campbell.

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2017 Tennessee Legislative First Session Final Report – Part 9

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The first session of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on May 10th, 2017, after passing major legislation that will benefit Tennesseans for generations to come. This is Part 9 of a 12 Part report.

This includes a measure making Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer all adults without a degree tuition-free access to community college; a new law rebuilding a safe and reliable transportation network, while reallocating revenues to maximize taxpayers’ return on that investment; and a bill which provides a responsible path to improve access to broadband through investment, deregulation, and education. 

Action in the General Assembly also included passage of a balanced budget which takes on no new debt, as well as legislation protecting the elderly, enhancing the state’s robust job growth, cracking down on crime, and boosting efforts as the fastest improving state in the nation in K-12 student achievement.  Following is a report on key legislation passed this year.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Employer Seminar on Advantages of Hiring Veterans to be held in Clarksville, August 17th

 

WorkForce Essentials, IncClarksville, TN – There will be an Employer Seminar (Veterans Hiring Advantage) on August 17th, 2016 at the Wilma Rudolph Events Center in Clarksville from 9:00am – 2:00pm.

The purpose of this seminar is to empower employers and human resource professionals about the rewards of employing veterans in their workplace.

Employer Advantage Seminar to be held in Clarksville at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center August 17th.

Employer Advantage Seminar to be held in Clarksville at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center August 17th.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Memorializes Three Tennesseans who gave the Ultimate Sacrifice

 

Missing in Action Soldiers Among Those Remembered

Tennessee Department of Veterans AffairsNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry “Max” Haston of the Tennessee Military Department to pay tribute to three Tennesseans who gave the ultimate sacrifice, including two service members previously missing in action for several decades.

Haslam presented surviving family members with the Honor and Remember Flag and an Iris which is the official state flower.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County 2015 Memorial Day Ceremony

 

Montgomery County Veterans Service OrganizationMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization is hosting its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 10:00am, May 25th, at Veterans Memorial Park, Clarksville.

City and county officials, as well as MCVSO staff will give remarks, with the keynote address given by retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Wendell Cheek, who currently serves as Deputy Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Memorial Day Ceremony

Clarksville-Montgomery County Memorial Day Ceremony

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Tennessee State Veterans Homes receive Five Star Rating from U.S News and World Report

 

New State Veterans Home prepares to open in Clarksville

Tennessee Department of Veterans AffairsNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder joins the Tennessee State Veterans Homes (TSVH) Board in celebrating the announcement from U.S. News & World Report 2015 which names the Tennessee State Veterans Homes in Murfreesboro, Humboldt and Knoxville among the best in the country.

U.S. News and World Report rated more than 16,000 nursing homes using data research on nursing home safety, health inspection and staffing. The source of the data originates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Tennessee State Veterans Home in Clarksville to open this Summer.

Tennessee State Veterans Home in Clarksville to open this Summer.

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Montgomery County Tennessee State Veterans Home Administrator to be Air Force Veteran Warren Jasper

 

Brigadier General Wendell H. Gilbert Tennessee State Veterans Home

Warren Jasper Prepares to Open Home in 2015

Tennessee Department of Veterans AffairsNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Tennessee State Veterans Home Executive Director Ed Harries announce Warren Anthony Jasper will be the Brigadier General Wendell H. Gilbert Tennessee State Veterans Home Administrator.  The 108-bed State Veterans Home is currently under construction in Clarksville, TN.

Jasper served seven years in the United States Air Force which included assignments at the Pentagon and as a Branch Chief with the Secretary of Defense studying electronic warfare with the Joint Test Force.

Air Force Veteran Warren Jasper named Montgomery County Tennessee State Veterans Home Administrator.

Air Force Veteran Warren Jasper named Montgomery County Tennessee State Veterans Home Administrator.

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Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs commissioner Many-Bears Grinder to speak at APSU ceremony honoring military graduates

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUMany-Bears GrinderClarksville, TN – The Commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs (TDVA) is coming to Austin Peay State University on December 10th to help honor a special group of graduating APSU students.

At 5:00pm that afternoon, the University will host its Fall 2014 Military and Veterans Graduate Recognition Ceremony in the Mabry Concert Hall, with Many-Bears Grinder, the state’s first female TDVA commissioner, serving as the keynote speaker. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Veterans Treatment Court gets increased funding for Montgomery County, Shelby County, Davidson County

 

Tennessee Department of Veterans AffairsNashville, TN – Through a $1.5 million federal grant, the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) is providing increased funding to Veterans courts in Shelby County, Montgomery County and Davidson County.

The result is an expansion of services, over a three-year period, giving hundreds more service members in Tennessee the option of pursuing treatment and recovery programs rather than incarceration. «Read the rest of this article»

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