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Montgomery County Hires Michelle Lowe as Diversity, Training Officer

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Government recently hired Michelle Lowe hired as Montgomery County’s new Diversity and Training Officer.

Lowe’s most recent position was at Workforce Essentials where she was employed as director of the Dickson County American Job Center. Prior to her job at Workforce Essentials, Lowe served in the United States Army for 22 years.

Montgomery County Diversity and Training Officer Michelle Lowe.

Montgomery County Diversity and Training Officer Michelle Lowe.

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President Donald Trump, Michigan Autoworkers celebrate the end of NAFTA

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – President Donald Trump flew to Michigan Thursday, January 20th, 2020, where he joined workers to celebrate the signing of his new U.S.–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) and the end of NAFTA.

Dana Incorporated, where the President spoke, perfectly captures America’s blue-collar spirit. Based near Detroit, the company employs more than 1,500 workers that help assemble some of the toughest vehicles in the world. Dana Inc., for example, helped invent the iconic U.S. Army Jeep in 1941.

President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews.

President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital celebrates the Army Noncommissioned Officer Corps

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – On January 24th, 2020, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) recognized the history and significance of the Army’s Noncommissioned Officer Corps during a combined Sergeant Audie Murphy Club and NCO Induction Ceremony on Fort Campbell.

Four senior NCOs were inducted into the SAMC and 18 sergeants were welcomed into the NCO Corps by the hospital’s top NCO, Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Santiago.

During a combined Sergeant Audie Murphy Club and NCO Induction Ceremony, January 24 on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, BACH Command Sgt. Major Daniel Santiago formally welcomes 18 new sergeants to the NCO Corps and charges them to mentor, guide, coach and direct those Soldiers under them. (US Army photo by David Gillespie)

During a combined Sergeant Audie Murphy Club and NCO Induction Ceremony, January 24 on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, BACH Command Sgt. Major Daniel Santiago formally welcomes 18 new sergeants to the NCO Corps and charges them to mentor, guide, coach and direct those Soldiers under them. (US Army photo by David Gillespie)

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U.S. Representative Mark Green to hold Veterans Town Hall in Clarksville

 

U.S. house of RepresentativesClarksville, TN – On Tuesday, January 21st, 2020, U.S. Representative Mark Green will host a Veterans Town Hall from 5:00pm – 6:00pm CT at the William O. Beach Civic Hall in Clarksville.

“I am honored to host this important Veterans Town Hall. Each time I speak with our veterans I’m reminded of the reasons I came to Washington,” said Representative Mark Green.

U.S. Representative Mark Green

U.S. Representative Mark Green

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U.S. Army rebuilding Short-Range Air Defense

 

U.S. ArmyFort Sill, OK – The United States Army is now standing up short-range air defense units, known as SHORAD battalions, and offering a five-week pilot Stinger course for Soldiers in maneuver units.

It’s part of a critical effort to defend maneuver units against the threat of aircraft, drones and cruise missiles, said Col. Mark A. Holler, commandant of the Air Defense Artillery School at Fort Sill.

Most of the SHORAD battalions in the active component were deactivated a decade ago because the U.S. Army needed this force structure to grow maneuver brigade combat teams for counter-insurgency operations, Holler said.

In the Stinger Dome, Staff Sgt. Ivan Peralta guides Sgt. 1st Class Arianna Cook as she aims a shoulder-fired Stinger missile at an enemy helicopter projected on the circular wall of the simulation center. A five-week class in the Man-Portable Air Defense System, or MANPADS, is being taught to infantry and armor Soldiers in a stop-gap effort to protect maneuver units from enemy aircraft, drones and cruise missiles. (Gary Sheftick)

In the Stinger Dome, Staff Sgt. Ivan Peralta guides Sgt. 1st Class Arianna Cook as she aims a shoulder-fired Stinger missile at an enemy helicopter projected on the circular wall of the simulation center. A five-week class in the Man-Portable Air Defense System, or MANPADS, is being taught to infantry and armor Soldiers in a stop-gap effort to protect maneuver units from enemy aircraft, drones and cruise missiles. (Gary Sheftick)

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Marsha Blackburn: “Afghanistan Papers” bombshell, It’s time for a congressional investigation

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – If it were any other year, last week’s “Afghanistan Papers” bombshell in the Washington Post would still be dominating headlines, talk radio segments, and cable news chyrons.

For passive observers of wartime news, the Afghanistan Papers validated almost two decades of barroom debate over the unprecedented outpouring of resources and troops into a region many Americans long ago wrote off as lost cause.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Military Department Celebrates National Guard Birthday

 

Tennessee Department of MilitaryNashville, TN – On Friday, December 13th, 2019, Soldiers and Airmen from the Tennessee Military Department gathered in the Hall of Flags at the Tennessee National Guard Headquarters to celebrate the 383rd birthday of the National Guard.

“It’s the oldest and one of the proudest military institutions in the United States,” said Maj. Gen. Jeff Holmes, Tennessee’s Adjutant General. “First organized in 1636, this commemoration marks a milestone in our nation’s history.”

The Tennessee Military Department celebrated the National Guard’s 383rd birthday with a cake cutting ceremony on December 13, 2019  (L to R) Maj. Gen. Jeff Holmes, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, Pfc. Lindsey Jackson with the 301st Troop Command, retired Chief Warrant Officer 5 Robert Huffman, representative of the Association of the U.S. Army and Chief Warrant Officer 4 Frank Rodriguez with the Joint Force Headquarters.  (Staff Sgt. Tim Cordiero)

The Tennessee Military Department celebrated the National Guard’s 383rd birthday with a cake cutting ceremony on December 13, 2019 (L to R) Maj. Gen. Jeff Holmes, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, Pfc. Lindsey Jackson with the 301st Troop Command, retired Chief Warrant Officer 5 Robert Huffman, representative of the Association of the U.S. Army and Chief Warrant Officer 4 Frank Rodriguez with the Joint Force Headquarters. (Staff Sgt. Tim Cordiero)

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City of Hopkinsville honors Clarksville Fire Rescue Chief Freddie Montgomery

 

Clarksville Fire RescueClarksville, TN – The new leader of Clarksville Fire Rescue (CFR) Freddie D. Montgomery Jr. was bestowed a high honor by the Hopkinsville Fire Department, where he had served for 25 years before retiring as Fire Chief and taking his new position in Clarksville.

HFD announced Saturday at its annual gala and awards ceremony that the department had created the Montgomery Award, which will be given to HFD firefighters who serve with high distinction . A bronze helmet statue will be created bearing Montgomery’s badge number, and the name of each winner will be inscribed on the statue, which will be displayed at the department’s new administrative headquarters.

Clarksville Fire Rescue Chief Freddie Montgomery, third from left, shows off his holiday party sleeves -- one for Kentucky and one for Tennessee -- along with other honorees Saturday at the Hopkinsville Fire Department’s annual award ceremony. HFD announced the Montgomery Award in his honor during the event.

Clarksville Fire Rescue Chief Freddie Montgomery, third from left, shows off his holiday party sleeves — one for Kentucky and one for Tennessee — along with other honorees Saturday at the Hopkinsville Fire Department’s annual award ceremony. HFD announced the Montgomery Award in his honor during the event.

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Bonded for Life

 

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Reuniting with a long-lost friend is a good thing, but reuniting with a brother can save a life.

Veterans of B Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, reunited with the help of the Independence Fund in Nashville, Tennessee, September 26th-29th, in hopes of maintaining their “brotherly” connections for life support.

“This has been the best experience for me since I got out [the Army],” said Wesley Rogers, a reunion attendee. “The one thing that I noticed when I got here is how much better I felt looking in the faces of all these people, verses when I was at home and I’d let all these people go by.”

Veterans of B Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, pose for a group picture during a unit reunion, organized with the help of the Independence Fund, in Nashville, Tennessee, September 26-29. (Staff Sergeant Michael Eaddy, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

Veterans of B Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, pose for a group picture during a unit reunion, organized with the help of the Independence Fund, in Nashville, Tennessee, September 26-29. (Staff Sergeant Michael Eaddy, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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Austin Peay State University alumnus John McGee donates gold coins to commemorate 50th anniversary of his graduation

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) alumnus John McGee certainly knows how to celebrate an anniversary.

During his recent visit to campus for the November 9th, 2019 Homecoming football game, he donated more than $50,000 in gold coins to support his alma mater and commemorate his “Golden Graduate Year,” which is the 50-year anniversary of his graduation from Austin Peay State University in 1969.

Austin Peay State University alumnus John McGee ('69). (APSU)

Austin Peay State University alumnus John McGee (’69). (APSU)

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