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#BeThere Clarksville Summit to feature “Lived-Experience” Panel

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – A local suicide prevention summit will feature a “lived-experience” panel discussion led by two people whose lives have been touched by suicide.

Bryan Flanery, an U.S. Army Veteran who was injured in combat in Afghanistan and who survived a suicide attempt, and Cynthia Johnson, an author and hospice coordinator who endured the tragedy of losing her son to suicide, will share their stories.

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Dodging the Roadkill: Rocky Mountain High – Part 3

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – When I agreed to go to Sturgis, that was all there was to it.  I would spend the week at the Rally and come home.

Somewhere along the way, this adventure expanded into a full blown travel itinerary that included stops in Colorado Springs, and Ouray, Colorado.

A couple of years ago, I met an Army veteran and his wife, Craig and Kim Kotzen. 

Craig and I met through a mutual friend, and our love for motorcycles developed into a great friendship.  We’ve traveled several times to the Smoky Mountains where we’ve gotten to know each other better. 

Ouray Colorado

Ouray Colorado

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Fortera Credit Union creates Cleveland “Mario” Richardson Memorial Endowment for APSU finance students

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Foundation (APSU) recently received a contribution from the Fortera Credit Union to establish the Cleveland “Mario” Richardson Memorial Endowment in memory of APSU alumnus Cleveland “Mario” Richardson (’10).

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be enrolled full-time with a major in finance. The award is renewable for recipients who continue to meet the criteria each year.

The Cleveland “Mario” Richardson Memorial Endowment has been created by the Fortera Credit Union for Austin Peay State University finance students. (APSU)

The Cleveland “Mario” Richardson Memorial Endowment has been created by the Fortera Credit Union for Austin Peay State University finance students. (APSU)

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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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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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Austin Peay State University Governor’s School students surprised by helicopter landing

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Governor’s School for Computational Physics at Austin Peay State University (APSU) surprised the 36 high school students attending with a rare treat this week – a surprise landing of one of the school’s helicopters.

On June 5th, 2019, just before 4:00pm former Special Operations pilot Charlie Weigandt eased one of Austin Peay’s Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopters onto the Dunn Center lawn.

The Governor's School for Computational Physics students stand near one of Austin Peay State University's helicopters. (APSU)

The Governor’s School for Computational Physics students stand near one of Austin Peay State University’s helicopters. (APSU)

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Fort Campbell’s Retiree Appreciation Day to be held May 18th during Week of the Eagles

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell’s Retiree Appreciation Day is open to retirees from all branches of service and their spouses. It will be held this year on Saturday, May 18th, 2019 at the Soldier Support Center, 2702 Michigan Avenue.

Retiree Appreciation Day begins at 10:00am, with an 11:00am opening ceremony during which Theodore Faulkner, Personnel Processing Branch chief, Retirement Services officer and event organizer, will provide an update of retiree benefits.

The guest speaker will be U.S. Rep. Mark E. Green, who represents Tennessee’s seventh congressional district that includes Clarksville Tennessee.

Representatives from 35 organizations including the American Red Cross, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Blanchfield Army Community Hospital were on hand to field questions from retirees and their spouses during the 2018 Retiree Appreciation Day at the Soldier Support Center, Fort Campbell, KY. (Fort Campbell Public Affairs archives, U.S. Army)

Representatives from 35 organizations including the American Red Cross, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Blanchfield Army Community Hospital were on hand to field questions from retirees and their spouses during the 2018 Retiree Appreciation Day at the Soldier Support Center, Fort Campbell, KY. (Fort Campbell Public Affairs archives, U.S. Army)

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Austin Peay State University Community School for the Arts offers writing class to veterans, families

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – After Ellen Taylor walked into the room, she nudged her desk slightly to face the center of the classroom. The move, whether conscious or unconscious, signaled something intrinsic to the class that was about to start.

Taylor was ready to share. Her classmates were ready to share.

Joe Shakeenab and Jeff Bagley, both 28-year Army veterans, discuss the stories they’re working on in Writing for Military and Families, a class offered at Austin Peay State University through the Community School of the Arts.

Joe Shakeenab and Jeff Bagley, both 28-year Army veterans, discuss the stories they’re working on in Writing for Military and Families, a class offered at Austin Peay State University through the Community School of the Arts.

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Austin Peay State University aviation science program approved for veterans training, meaning ‘little or no cost’ for veterans

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) aviation science program recently received approval for veterans education benefits, meaning veterans can earn the degree at “little or no cost.”

The program – which has a concentration in helicopters (or rotor wing) – is Tennessee’s first rotorcraft flight school that offers a bachelor’s degree.

Austin Peay State University aviation science program director and chief pilot Charlie Weigandt shows GOV 3 to U.S. Rep. Mark Green. GOV 3 is one of three in APSU's helicopter fleet. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University aviation science program director and chief pilot Charlie Weigandt shows GOV 3 to U.S. Rep. Mark Green. GOV 3 is one of three in APSU’s helicopter fleet. (APSU)

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Dodging the Roadkill: The Last Ride

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – I recently posed the question on my social media that if you knew it would be your last ride, where would you go?  The answers were varied and covered a lot of territory, but the common theme of all the responses I got was, “happy.”

I’ve shared with you before, that the time I spend on my motorcycle, is the closest I come to being truly in touch with my life.  I have so much time to think of what was, and what will be. 

Things I’ve done, both good and bad, places I’ve been, people I’ve met.  What kind of man have I been.  What kind of father, husband, friend. You have a lot of time to think, especially if you’re cutting across Kansas.  LOL! 

Last Ride

Last Ride

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