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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office promotes Eric Trout, transfers Mike Oliver

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) announces Corporal Eric Trout has been promoted to K9 Sergeant and Sergeant Mike Oliver has been transferred to Criminal Investigations Sergeant.

Trout started his career with the MCSO in April 2013 as a K9 Deputy in the Uniform Patrols Bureau. He was promoted to K9 Corporal in March 2019. Prior to working at the Sheriff’s Office he served in the U.S. Air Force for five years as a Military Policeman. He also worked for seven years for the Federal Reserve Police as a K9 Officer. Trout brings nearly 18 years of law enforcement experience to his new position.

Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson congradulates Corporal Eric Trout and Sergeant Mike Oliver. (MCSO)

Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson congradulates Corporal Eric Trout and Sergeant Mike Oliver. (MCSO)

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NASA successfully tests Orion Spacecraft’s Launch Abort System

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – On Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019, NASA had a successful demonstration of how the Orion spacecraft’s launch abort system can outrun a speeding rocket and pull astronauts to safety during an emergency during launch. The test is another milestone in the agency’s preparation for Artemis missions to the Moon that will lead to astronaut missions to Mars.

During the approximately three-minute test, called Ascent Abort-2, a test version of the Orion crew module launched at 6:00am CDT from Space Launch Complex 46 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on a modified Peacekeeper missile procured through the U.S. Air Force and built by Northrop Grumman.

Ascent Abort-2 successfully launched at 6:00am CDT from Space Launch Complex 46 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. (NASA)

Ascent Abort-2 successfully launched at 6:00am CDT from Space Launch Complex 46 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. (NASA)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s transition to Defense Health Agency eyed by Army Leaders

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – On June 25th, 2019, the commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command, General Michael X. Garrett, visited Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) to discuss how the hospital’s transition to the Defense Health Agency will impact Soldier medical readiness on Fort Campbell and medical care for service members, retirees and family members enrolled at the facility.

The National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 called for transitioning the management of the three separate military health systems of the Army, Navy and Air Force to one, managed by a single Defense Health Agency. Blanchfield’s transition from an Army Medicine managed facility to DHA is scheduled for October 1st.

Col. Patrick T. Birchfield, center, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Earle, right, welcome Gen. Michael X. Garrett, U.S. Army Forces Command commander, to the hospital, June 25. (U.S. Army photo by David Gillespie)

Col. Patrick T. Birchfield, center, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Earle, right, welcome Gen. Michael X. Garrett, U.S. Army Forces Command commander, to the hospital, June 25. (U.S. Army photo by David Gillespie)

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Marsha Blackburn says passing NDAA Bill Secures Big Wins for Tennessee Military Community

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Thursday, June 27th, 2019, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, voted to fund the United States Military in FY 2020. The National Defense Authorization Act funds crucial projects that will directly impact military communities in Tennessee.

“Tennessee is honored to be home to multiple military bases,” Senator Blackburn said. “The sacrifice our members of the military make in service to our country can never be repaid.”

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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NASA has New Technology set to Launch on SpaceX Falcon Heavy early Tuesday morning

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – NASA reports that SpaceX is now targeting 1:30am CDT, Tuesday June 25th, 2019, for the Falcon Heavy launch of the Department of Defense Space Test Program-2 to allow time for additional ground system checkouts—vehicle and payload continue to look good.

NASA TV live launch coverage will start 30 minutes before launch, at 1:00am: www.nasa.gov/nasalive

The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying new NASA technology.

New technology from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory will launch on the first night flight of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy on June 25th, 2019, from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The technology includes an atomic clock for self-driving spacecraft, climate-observing satellites and more. (SpaceX)

New technology from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will launch on the first night flight of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy on June 25th, 2019, from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The technology includes an atomic clock for self-driving spacecraft, climate-observing satellites and more. (SpaceX)

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Four Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers to compete in 2019 Warrior Games

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – On June 21st through June 30th, 2019, Four Soldiers assigned to the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion will compete in Tampa Florida in the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games hosted by the U.S. Special Operations Command.

The DOD Warrior Games is an adaptive sports competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans. The games highlight the resiliency and warrior spirit of participants despite their wounds, injury or illness.

Shay Hampton, Department of Defense Warrior Games athlete raises the ceremonial torch at the opening ceremony of the Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 2, 2018. This year's opening ceremony is June 22 in Tampa, Florida. Four Soldiers from the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion are among the 300 U.S and international competitors.  (U.S. Air Force, Senior Airman Dennis Hoffman)

Shay Hampton, Department of Defense Warrior Games athlete raises the ceremonial torch at the opening ceremony of the Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 2, 2018. This year’s opening ceremony is June 22 in Tampa, Florida. Four Soldiers from the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion are among the 300 U.S and international competitors. (U.S. Air Force, Senior Airman Dennis Hoffman)

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NASA’s twin E-TBEx CubeSats to study how signals get disrupted in Earth’s Ionosphere

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationGreenbelt, MD – In June 2019, the NASA twin E-TBEx CubeSats — short for Enhanced Tandem Beacon Experiment — are scheduled to launch aboard the Department of Defense’s Space Test Program-2 launch.

The launch includes a total of 24 satellites from government and research institutions.

They will launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

This visualization shows the relative density of certain particles in Earth's ionosphere. The E-TBEx CubeSats will explore how signals from satellites to Earth can be disrupted as they pass through this region. (NASA)

This visualization shows the relative density of certain particles in Earth’s ionosphere. The E-TBEx CubeSats will explore how signals from satellites to Earth can be disrupted as they pass through this region. (NASA)

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Dodging the Roadkill: The People You Need In A Time Of Need

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – I’ve only been riding for 3 1/2 years and have logged over 130,000 miles, on three motorcycles.   

During that time, I’ve been very fortunate to not find myself in any mechanical trouble, or breakdown while traveling.  I try to prepare myself for each trip, inspecting my bike and tires before I go, but as you know if you follow my blog, I am NOT mechanically inclined. 

That all changed this week, as you can read here.

Traveling on a holiday and having a breakdown, poses more challenges as there is absolutely NOBODY working.  Especially mechanics, motorcycle shops etc. 

Motorcycle Rack

Motorcycle Rack

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Senator Marsha Blackburn, Armed Services Committee, Complete FY 2020 NDAA Markup

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and the Senate Armed Services Committee have completed the markup of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. Senator Blackburn advocated for several projects that are critical to groups in Tennessee.

“Tennessee is proud to be home to multiple military bases,” Senator Blackburn said. “The sacrifice our members of the military make in service to our country can never be repaid. It is essential that we provide our men and women in uniform with the support they need to protect the United States and to provide for their families. This bill seeks to meet that goal.”

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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NASA moves closer to launching new Technology aboard SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket

 

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NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – A new kind of atomic clock, non-toxic propellant system and missions to characterize how space weather interferes with satellites and communication transmissions are one step closer to liftoff. With the second-ever SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch complete, these NASA technologies await the powerful rocket’s next flight.

“We are pleased with the success of yesterday’s Falcon Heavy launch and first-stage landings,” said Acting Associate Administrator for NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate Jim Reuter. “We have important technologies that are ready to fly, and this success helps put us on that path.”

On Thursday, April 11th, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launched the Arabsat-6A satellite from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (SpaceX)

On Thursday, April 11th, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launched the Arabsat-6A satellite from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (SpaceX)

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