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President Donald Trump welcomes ‘Walking Marine’ to the White House

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – For six years, Terry Sharpe—or the “Walking Marine,” as he’s known—has completed seven 300-mile walks to raise awareness for veteran suicide.
 
Today, 69-year-old Sharpe completed his eighth and final walk, arriving in Washington all the way from Summerfield, North Carolina. He was joined by Second Lady Karen Pence at the Washington Monument, and the pair crossed the finish line on the South Lawn of the White House, where Sharpe was greeted by President Donald Trump.

President Donald Trump, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, and Second Lady Karen Pence with U.S. Marine Terry Sharpe, the “Walking Marine”. (White House)

President Donald Trump, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, and Second Lady Karen Pence with U.S. Marine Terry Sharpe, the “Walking Marine”. (White House)

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“Fortnite” animator Kaye Vassey visits with Austin Peay State University Art Students

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – “Fortnite” lead technical animator Kaye Vassey’s art origin story involves her grandfather’s tractor doodles and, of course, Bob Ross. “My grandfather was a World War II Marine Corps vet – full on Marine Corps tattoo on the arm, the South Pacific war horror stories, the whole thing,” Vassey recalled to an animation class at Austin Peay State University.

“But what he really wanted – his family were plumbers, so he became a plumber – was to be an artist.

Kaye Vassey, lead technical animator of Epic Games’ “Fortnite,” speaks to an Austin Peay animation class on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018.

Kaye Vassey, lead technical animator of Epic Games’ “Fortnite,” speaks to an Austin Peay animation class on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018.

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TWRA announces 7th annual Daniel Greer Memorial Youth Waterfowl Hunt in Cheatham County set for February 11th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is among the partners to host the Seventh Annual Daniel Greer Memorial Youth Waterfowl Hunt. The event will be held Saturday, February 11th at Cheatham Lake Wildlife Management Area.

The event is held in honor of U.S. Marine Corporal Daniel Greer who lost his life in August 2010 while serving in southern Afghanistan. He was an Ashland City firefighter and avid outdoorsman.

7th annual Daniel Greer Memorial Yough Waterfowl Hunt to take place February 11th in Cheatham County.

7th annual Daniel Greer Memorial Yough Waterfowl Hunt to take place February 11th in Cheatham County.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Warrior Transition Battalion inspired by retired, blind, double amputee, former Marine

 

BACH Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Troops from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Warrior Transition Battalion packed Fort Campbell’s Wilson Theater August 19th, for a healthy dose of inspiration from one of the unlikeliest motivational speakers.

While serving in Iraq in 2007, Cpl. Matthew Bradford was severely injured by an improvised explosive device, which took his eyesight and both legs. He became the first blind, double amputee in Marine history to be allowed to reenlist. Now a medically retired marine, he recounted his ordeal and road to recovery for a captivated audience.

WTB Command Sgt. Maj. Staci Rea thanked Cpl. Matthew Bradford following the telling of his personal story of overcoming amputations and blindness. Soldiers stood in line to share their appreciation as Bradford met and spoke to them one-on-one following his inspirational talk of not giving up.

WTB Command Sgt. Maj. Staci Rea thanked Cpl. Matthew Bradford following the telling of his personal story of overcoming amputations and blindness. Soldiers stood in line to share their appreciation as Bradford met and spoke to them one-on-one following his inspirational talk of not giving up.

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TWRA announces 6th annual Daniel Greer Memorial Youth Waterfowl Hunt to be held February 14th in Cheatham County

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is among the partners to host the Sixth Annual Daniel Greer Memorial Youth Waterfowl Hunt. The event will be held Saturday, February 13th at Cheatham Lake Wildlife Management Area.

The event is held in honor of U.S. Marine Corporal Daniel Greer who lost his life in August 2010 while serving in southern Afghanistan. He was an Ashland City firefighter and avid outdoorsman. «Read the rest of this article»

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TWRA announces 5th Annual Daniel Greer Memorial Youth Waterfowl Hunt set for February 7th in Cheatham County

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is among the partners to host the Fifth Annual Daniel Greer Memorial Youth Waterfowl Hunt. The event will be held Saturday, February 7th at Cheatham Lake Wildlife Management Area.

The event is held in honor of U.S. Marine Corporal Daniel Greer who lost his life in August 2010 while serving in southern Afghanistan. He was an Ashland City firefighter and avid outdoorsman. «Read the rest of this article»

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Soldier’s Hard work recognized in Liberia

 

Written by Sgt. Matthew Britton
27th Public Affairs Detachment

United States Africa CommandMonrovia, Liberia – After the daily morning briefing at the Barclay Training Center here, a young U.S. Marine corporal stands in the middle of a sea of Army officers. The commanding general is beside him and is praising the Marine’s hard work. The CG hands him an Air Assault coin, shakes his hand and tells him he’ll be flying with him today.

Friday marked the beginning of a weekly recognition program for troops supporting Operation United Assistance, the U.S. Agency for International Development-led mission.

Marine Cpl. Brandon Gohn, left, team leader, Company F, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Camp LeJeune, N.C., receives a coin and is recognized by Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance commander, at the Barclay Training Center in Monrovia, Liberia, Nov. 28, 2014. This Friday marked the beginning of a weekly recognition program for the troops who are deployed to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance. Gohn is the first to be recognized as Service Member of the Week. (Spc. Rashene Mincy, 55th Signal Company)

Marine Cpl. Brandon Gohn, left, team leader, Company F, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Camp LeJeune, N.C., receives a coin and is recognized by Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance commander, at the Barclay Training Center in Monrovia, Liberia, Nov. 28, 2014. This Friday marked the beginning of a weekly recognition program for the troops who are deployed to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance. Gohn is the first to be recognized as Service Member of the Week. (Spc. Rashene Mincy, 55th Signal Company)

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Graduates 56 new State Troopers

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today welcomed 56 State Troopers to the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) in a graduation ceremony at Hermitage Hills Baptist Church in Hermitage, TN. This is the third consecutive and largest trooper cadet class to graduate under the Haslam administration.

The graduating troopers in Cadet Class 713 took their oaths of office after 19 weeks and more than 1,000 hours of extensive classroom and law enforcement instruction at the THP Training Center. The class motto was “Live with Honor. Serve with Pride.”

Tennessee State Trooper James Johnson to be assigned to Montgomery County.

Tennessee State Trooper James Johnson to be assigned to Montgomery County.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Memorializes Three Tennesseans Killed in Action

 

Governor Proclaims May 24th, 2013 as the First Gold Star Family Day in Tennessee

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry “Max” Haston of the Tennessee Military Department to pay tribute to three Tennesseans killed in action, including a soldier previously missing in action for 62 years.

Sergeant Jacob M. Schwallie of Clarksville, was fatally injured by a roadside bomb on May 7th, 2012 in the Ghazi Province, Afghanistan. Schwallie graduated from Rossview High School in 2007 and enlisted in the United States Army in 2008.

(L to R) Sergeant Jacob M. Schwallie, Private First Class Glenn Shely Schoenmann and Staff Sergeant Christopher Michael Ward.

(L to R) Sergeant Jacob M. Schwallie, Private First Class Glenn Shely Schoenmann and Staff Sergeant Christopher Michael Ward.

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Fort Campbell Soldier Welds a stronger bond in Afghanistan

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class John Brown
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Jalalabad, Afghanistan – When U.S. Army Spc. April Harvey walked into the recruiting office near her hometown of Gallup, NM, after graduating high school, she knew she wanted to take control of her life, and she wanted to do it her way.

As with any soldier that enlists into the Army, Harvey was offered several different jobs, or military occupational specialties. While at the recruiting station, Harvey was offered a series of jobs: 68W (Medic), 42A (Human Resources Specialist), 92Y (Logistics Specialist) and other jobs that just weren’t the kind of thing that fit Harvey’s personality.

U.S. Army Spc. April Harvey, a metal worker with Company B, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), increases security by welding heavy duty hinges onto a series of gates on Forward Operating Base Fenty, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, Jan. 16, 2013. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class John D. Brown, CT 1-101 Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Spc. April Harvey, a metal worker with Company B, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), increases security by welding heavy duty hinges onto a series of gates on Forward Operating Base Fenty, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, Jan. 16, 2013. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class John D. Brown, CT 1-101 Public Affairs)

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