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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office promotes David Corder, Bruce Hartley

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) would like to congratulate David Corder and Bruce Hartley on their promotion to Corporal in the Detention Service Bureau.

Corporal Corder began his career with the Sheriff’s Office in December 2013 as a Deputy in the Detention Services Bureau. He was promoted to FTO in February 2015. He transferred to the Courthouse to fill a vacant Court Deputy position in our Investigative & Court Services Bureau in November 2018. Corporal Corder brings nearly 6 years of experience to his new position.

Montgomery County Sheriff Sheriff John Fuson congratulates David Corder.

Montgomery County Sheriff Sheriff John Fuson congratulates David Corder.

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Austin Peay State University names retired Lt. Col. Michael Peeler as inaugural assistant director for veteran and career advising

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) recently named retired Lt. Col. Michael L. Peeler, former U.S. Army Field Artillery officer, first assistant director for veteran and career advising.

In this new role, Peeler will provide career counseling to the University’s military-affiliated students, as well as assist students and alumni with career exploration, internship opportunities and job preparation.

Retired Lt. Col. Michael L. Peeler.

Retired Lt. Col. Michael L. Peeler.

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426th Brigade Support Battalion celebrates 101st Airborne Division birthday with NCO Induction Ceremony

 

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Camp Taji, Iraq – 14 Soldiers embrace their destiny as they await their induction ceremony to officially become a non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Army on July 23rd, 2019.

The 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division hosted a noncommissioned officer induction ceremony on the day the unit was born. 426th Brigade Support Battalion has been around for 101 years and belongs to the 101st Airborne Division, so it was a perfect day to celebrate the 14 men and women who stood ready to take the charge of the NCO.

Newly inducted U.S. Army Non-Commissioned Officers serving in the 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division stand with Command Sgt. Maj. Charles W. Albertson at their NCO Induction Ceremony on July 23, 2019 at Camp Taji, Iraq. (Maj. Vonnie L. Wright)

Newly inducted U.S. Army Non-Commissioned Officers serving in the 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division stand with Command Sgt. Maj. Charles W. Albertson at their NCO Induction Ceremony on July 23, 2019 at Camp Taji, Iraq. (Maj. Vonnie L. Wright)

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Clarksville Fire Rescue new chief Freddie Montgomery Jr. takes oath of office

 

Clarksville Fire RescueClarksville, TN – On Thursday, August 1st, 2019 the City of Clarksville swore in Freddie D. Montgomery Jr. as Clarksville’s 17th Fire Chief in a ceremony at Freedom Point attended by his family, friends, firefighting colleagues and City officials.

“I solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution and will obey all of the laws of the United States and of the State of Tennessee,” Montgomery said during the oath administered by Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts. “And that I will in all respects support and obey the Charter and all ordinances and resolutions of the City of Clarksville, and that I will demean myself in my official capacity as Fire Chief faithfully, honestly and with due regard to the welfare of the city, to the best of my ability.”

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts issues the oath of office to Freddie D. Montgomery Jr., Clarksville Fire Rescue’s 17th Fire Chief, during the swearing in ceremony Thursday at Freedom Point. (Samantha Stoffregen)

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts issues the oath of office to Freddie D. Montgomery Jr., Clarksville Fire Rescue’s 17th Fire Chief, during the swearing in ceremony Thursday at Freedom Point. (Samantha Stoffregen)

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APSU, Montgomery County work together to keep juveniles out of court, on campus

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Jaclyn Lyons grew up in Chicago, in a neighborhood so rough that most of her childhood friends ended up in prison, addicted to drugs or the victims of violence. In 2009, Lyons joined the U.S. Army to escape that bleak environment, but she never forgot the young faces of her friends from those years before they lost hope.

Dr. Jeff Thompson and Jaclyn Lyons talk to the Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees. (APSU)

Dr. Jeff Thompson and Jaclyn Lyons talk to the Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees. (APSU)

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American Heart Association reports U.S. Soldiers have worse Heart Health than Civilians

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – According to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, active duty Army personnel have worse cardiovascular health compared to people of similar ages in the civilian population.

Researchers compared a group of more than 263,000 active duty Army soldiers, age 17-64, who had a health examination in 2012 with a similar group of U.S. civilians participating in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) in 2011-2012.

Less than one-third of soldiers studied had ideal blood pressure compared to about half the civilian population. (American Heart Association)

Less than one-third of soldiers studied had ideal blood pressure compared to about half the civilian population. (American Heart Association)

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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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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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CMCSS announces Herbert Nelson Jr. will fill District 3 School Board Seat

 

Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)Montgomery County, TN – The unexpired term of the District 3 Clarksville-Montgomery County School Board seat has been filled by Herbert A. Nelson, Jr., a 20-year U.S. Army veteran with seven years working elite Special Operations and counter-terrorism missions

Herbert Nelson Jr. selected to fill District 3 Clarksville-Montgomery County School Board seat.

Herbert Nelson Jr. selected to fill District 3 Clarksville-Montgomery County School Board seat.

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Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts announces Freddie Montgomery as choice for Fire Chief

 

Clarksville City Council to consider Hopkinsville Chief Freddie Montgomery

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts has selected Hopkinsville Fire Chief Freddie Montgomery to lead Clarksville Fire Rescue after a nationwide search and consideration of a large field of candidates.

“Our search was broad and wide, and plenty of well-qualified candidates were interested in being Clarksville Fire Chief,” Mayor Pitts said Wednesday.

Hopkinsville Chief Freddie Montgomery is Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts choice for Fire Chief.

Hopkinsville Chief Freddie Montgomery is Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts choice for Fire Chief.

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