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Clarksville’s Charlie Koon takes part in U.S. Army War College’s National Security Seminar

 

U.S. Army War CollegeCarlisle Barracks, PA –  On June 3rd through June 6th, 2019, Charlie Koon of Clarksville, Tennessee participated in the U.S. Army War College 65th annual National Security Seminar (NSS) in Carlisle, PA. 
 
Koon was one of 160 business, government, academic and community leaders selected from across the country to take part in the week long academic seminar alongside the students of the Army War College. During the special academic event, Koon represented fellow American citizens in discussions with the next generation of senior leaders of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Charlie Koon of Clarksville, Tennessee (1st row, 4nd from left) joined the U.S. Army War College student body for the National Security Seminar (NSS), June 3rd-6th, 2019. Selected representatives from across the United States were invited to join the graduate-level seminar and exchange thoughts about national security topics in the capstone phase of the USAWC graduate program.

Charlie Koon of Clarksville, Tennessee (1st row, 4nd from left) joined the U.S. Army War College student body for the National Security Seminar (NSS), June 3rd-6th, 2019. Selected representatives from across the United States were invited to join the graduate-level seminar and exchange thoughts about national security topics in the capstone phase of the USAWC graduate program.

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Tennessee National Guard’s Jeff Holmes selected as next Deputy Commanding General, First U.S. Army

 

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Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – Tennessee National Guard Major General Jeff Holmes has been tapped as the next Deputy Commanding General, First U.S. Army headquartered in Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois. He is currently assigned as the Deputy Adjutant General, Tennessee National Guard.

The First Army is the oldest and longest established field army of the United States Army activated in France in 1918. In World War II First Army’s troops were the first to land on Omaha and Utah beaches in Normandy. 

Major General Jeff Holmes, Tennessee National Guard.

Major General Jeff Holmes, Tennessee National Guard.

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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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Tennessee State Guard Receives New Leader

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Guard received a new commander on August 7th, 2016. Brig. Gen. Tommy Baker, Assistant Adjutant General-Army, Tennessee National Guard officiated a formal change of command ceremony at the Armed Forces Reserve Center located on Volunteer Training Site in Smyrna Tennessee. Brig. Gen. Kenneth T. Takasaki relinquished command to Brig. Gen. Craig Johnson, a former Tennessee Guardsman.

Brig. Gen. Kenneth Takasaki (L) relinquishes the colors to Brig. Gen. Tommy Baker, Assistant Adjutant General-Army, Tennessee National Guard (2nd from left) prior to transferring them to Brig. Gen. Craig Johnson (2nd from right). (Staff Sgt. Tim Belcher, Joint Public Affairs, Tennessee National Guard)

Brig. Gen. Kenneth Takasaki (L) relinquishes the colors to Brig. Gen. Tommy Baker, Assistant Adjutant General-Army, Tennessee National Guard (2nd from left) prior to transferring them to Brig. Gen. Craig Johnson (2nd from right). (Staff Sgt. Tim Belcher, Joint Public Affairs, Tennessee National Guard)

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Austin Peay State University announces Fort Campbell Colonel James R. Salome to deliver keynote at Summer Commencement

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Fort Campbell Garrison Commander Colonel James R. Salome will deliver the keynote address at Austin Peay State University’s 88th Summer Commencement on August 5th.

Salome took command of Fort Campbell on June 18th, 2015, after arriving from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he served as the Commander’s Initiatives Group director, U.S. Army Forces Command. Salome previously served with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, as an operations officer.

Fort Campbell Garrison Commander Colonel James R. Salome

Fort Campbell Garrison Commander Colonel James R. Salome

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101st Airborne Division Chaplain transfers duties in Change of Stole Ceremony

 

Written by Sgt. Katie Eggers
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionBaghdad, Iraq – Lt. Col. David Bowlus became the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) chaplain. Bowlus said that the very next day he had the privilege of providing the prayer at Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky’s change of command ceremony, welcoming him as division commander. From that point on, Bowlus worked closely with Volesky and Division Unit Ministry Teams to maintain the spiritual fitness of the Division’s Soldiers.

“It’s part of readiness, and I can’t think of a better coach, mentor and friend that I’ve had that’s been able to help me see what we need to do at our level to help that mission,” said Volesky, commander, 101st and the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve.

Master Sgt. Fredrick Murphy, right, master chaplain assistant, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve, adjusts the stole on Lt. Col. David Bowlus, outgoing 101st and CJFLCC-OIR chaplain, before a change of stole ceremony in Baghdad on May 30, 2016. (Sgt. Katie Eggers)

Master Sgt. Fredrick Murphy, right, master chaplain assistant, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve, adjusts the stole on Lt. Col. David Bowlus, outgoing 101st and CJFLCC-OIR chaplain, before a change of stole ceremony in Baghdad on May 30, 2016. (Sgt. Katie Eggers)

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APSU to hold lecture on World War I by noted historian Michael Neiberg

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On the same day that Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated, leading to outbreak of the First World War, the British and German navies encountered each other in a port city on the Baltic Sea.

In a few months, the two countries would participate in a bloody war with each other, but that evening, they had other intentions.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan discusses the Issues; looks at Clarksville’s bright Future

 

Election 2014Clarksville, TN – Tomorrow, Tuesday October 3rd, is Tennessee’s General Election. Ballots will be cast on a range of offices and issues. Clarksville will also be electing the Mayor for the next four years. The candidates are Mayor Kim McMillan, City Councilman Bill Summers, and City Councilman Jeff Burkart.

Current Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan was sworn into office in January of 2011. When she was elected, her first goal was to reestablish the trust and integrity in the Mayor’s office. She came into office with two decades of experience representing the citizens of Clarksville-Montgomery County.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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Clarksville-Montgomery County School System announces Appointments for Two Elementary Principalships, Army Instruction Director

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSClarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) announced Thursday, May 22nd, appointments for Army Instruction Director and Two New Elementary Principals.

Top: (L to R) Angela Lovelace, Margaret Hausauer and Michael J. Taliento, Jr.

Top: (L to R) Angela Lovelace, Margaret Hausauer and Michael J. Taliento, Jr.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan to take part in Commandant’s National Security Program at US Army War College

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan has been invited to attend the 8th annual National Security Program at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.

The invitation only event joins U.S. military officers, civilian employees of the U.S. Government, senior officers from other countries, prominent experts in national security and a select group of individuals who will discuss national security issues over three days.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan.

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