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Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization Celebrates 75 Years of Serving Military Veterans

 

Montgomery County Veterans Service OrganizationMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization (VSO) is celebrating its 75th year of serving military veterans primarily in Clarksville-Montgomery County.

To commemorate this significant achievement, the VSO is hosting a celebration on Saturday, August 24th, 2019 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Veterans Plaza located at 350 Pageant Lane in Clarksville.

Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization Celebrates 75 Years of Serving Military Veterans on August 24th.

Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization Celebrates 75 Years of Serving Military Veterans on August 24th.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: This Week From Washington – August 4th, 2019

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Washington’s spending habit is counterproductive. Common sense tells us, don’t treat taxpayer dollars like Monopoly money, and that’s why on Thursday, I voted against bloated, inefficient and wasteful federal spending.

Tennesseans rightly worry that the closure of rural hospitals will leave them without access to health care. My Rural Health Agenda comes directly at the request of small town mayors and community leaders, and fills gaps left by hospital closures. It ensures quality care is accessible closer to home for rural Tennesseans by targeting areas that need improvement.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn, Jon Tester Bringing 21st Century Care and Benefits to Veterans with Information Technology Oversight Bill

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Tuesday, July 30th, 2019, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.), unveiled bipartisan legislation to improve the information technology (IT) system at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

The Department of Veterans Affairs IT Reform Act holds the VA accountable by increasing transparency into proposed and current IT spending on critical programs for veterans. The bill also ensures that veterans receive timely health care and benefits by requiring the VA to institute a number of outstanding Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommendations related to planning, management and operation of its Office of Information Technology (OIT).

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Lab Four to hold Tech Jobs for Veterans Info Session August 12th

 

Lab FourClarksville, TN – Lab Four in Clarksville will host an Info Session at Operation Stand Down to inform veterans and spouses of veterans of the current IT trends as well as discuss how its organization assists in attaining IT certification and tech-jobs at little or no cost.

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Senators Marsha Blackburn, Gary Peters Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Veterans’ Caregiver Program

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) introduced Transparency and Effective Accountability Measures for (TEAM) Veteran Caregivers Act to improve the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) caregiver program. The Senators serve together on the Armed Services Committee, and Senator Blackburn serves on the Veterans Affairs Committee.

According to recent reports, caregivers and veterans have been arbitrarily discharged or downgraded from the program, with benefits subsequently revoked or reduced.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Senators Marsha Blackburn, Joe Manchin Introduce Bill Allowing Vets to Receive In-State Tuition Rates

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Wednesday, July 17th, 2019, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) introduced the Providing Veterans Access to In-State Tuition Act. This bipartisan legislation gives student veterans access to in-state tuition rates at public institutions that receive GI Bill payments, regardless of whether the student veteran is a state resident.

Previously, the provision required the student to be within three years of his or her discharge from active duty. This bill eliminates the existing three-year conditional requirement.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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BRIDES by Glitz Nashville hosts 11th Annual Operation Wedding Gown

 

Glitz Bridal & FormalNashville, TN – Thursday, July 11th, 2019 is the official kick off of Operation Wedding Gown at BRIDES by Glitz. BRIDES by Glitz, in conjunction with Brides Across America (BAA) and Gifts of Gratitude, will offer a free wedding dress to all active military, veterans and first responder brides.

“Rolling out the red carpet for military brides is our way of saying thank you. It is our honor to give back to those who sacrifice their own love for the love of our country”, says owner Ann Miller.

Operation Wedding Gown at BRIDES by Glitz in conjunction with Brides Across America to offer free wedding dresses to all active military, veterans and first responder brides.

Operation Wedding Gown at BRIDES by Glitz in conjunction with Brides Across America to offer free wedding dresses to all active military, veterans and first responder brides.

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Austin Peay State University receives $100,000 grant from Tennessee to host Veterans’ Reconnect Conference

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) was recently awarded a $100,000 grant from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) to host a two-day Veterans’ Reconnect Conference on the University’s campus.

The conference, “Bridging the Gaps: Tennessee Institutions Leading the Change for Military/Veteran Transition,” will take place October 14th-15th, 2019 at the APSU Morgan University Center.

Austin Peay State University to host Veterans’ Reconnect Conference, October 14th-15th. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University to host Veterans’ Reconnect Conference, October 14th-15th. (APSU)

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Marsha Blackburn Report: This Week From Washington – June 23rd, 2019

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – This week, I focused my energy on the work we’re doing in the Senate to provide for our military, and our veterans.

Service men and women face increasingly sophisticated and lethal threats, and I’m leading the charge to ensure they are given the tools they need to fight the good fight overseas, and are taken care of when they return home.

Protecting Freedom For Our Next Generation

On Tuesday, I spoke on the Senate floor and told my colleagues that as we consider the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), we must recognize that our nation is faced with new, sophisticated threats. We must be prepared for both traditional as well as new emerging types of warfare.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Four Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers to compete in 2019 Warrior Games

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – On June 21st through June 30th, 2019, Four Soldiers assigned to the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion will compete in Tampa Florida in the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games hosted by the U.S. Special Operations Command.

The DOD Warrior Games is an adaptive sports competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans. The games highlight the resiliency and warrior spirit of participants despite their wounds, injury or illness.

Shay Hampton, Department of Defense Warrior Games athlete raises the ceremonial torch at the opening ceremony of the Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 2, 2018. This year's opening ceremony is June 22 in Tampa, Florida. Four Soldiers from the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion are among the 300 U.S and international competitors.  (U.S. Air Force, Senior Airman Dennis Hoffman)

Shay Hampton, Department of Defense Warrior Games athlete raises the ceremonial torch at the opening ceremony of the Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 2, 2018. This year’s opening ceremony is June 22 in Tampa, Florida. Four Soldiers from the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion are among the 300 U.S and international competitors. (U.S. Air Force, Senior Airman Dennis Hoffman)

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