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101st Airborne Division: Sgt. Tyler Presley

 

Written by Sgt. Steven Lopez
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Sgt. Tyler Presley’s an air defense battle management systems operator assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, G-3 Air Missile Defense Section, 101st Airborne Division and Indianapolis, IN native.

Presley joined the Army after graduating from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN with a bachelor in history and a minor in philosophy. His grandfather and uncle served in the military in WW2 and in the Air Force respectively.

“I wanted to do something with computers, but am not really an IT guy,” said Presley. “This (MOS) gives me a chance to be somewhat combat arms and get to work with computers as well.”

Sgt. Tyler Presley’s an air defense battle management systems operator assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, G-3 Air Missile Defense Section, 101st Airborne Division and Indianapolis, IN native. (Sgt. Steven Lopez, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Sgt. Tyler Presley’s an air defense battle management systems operator assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, G-3 Air Missile Defense Section, 101st Airborne Division and Indianapolis, IN native. (Sgt. Steven Lopez, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Battle of the Bulge seminar continues in Clarksville, April 7th

 

Battle of the Bulge seminar at Clarksville Train Station on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015, at 4:00pm

Battle of the BulgeClarksville, TN – On December 16th, 1944, the German Army launched a desperate offensive designed to split the Allied armies in two and capture the strategic supply port of Antwerp, Belgium. This offensive has come to be known as the Battle of the Bulge.

We are now in the midst of the 70th Anniversary of that offensive and historians from the Clarksville area including history faculty from Austin Peay State University will take part in presenting a series of programs that will educate, inform and enlighten the public as to the importance of this offensive. A highlight of one seminar will be actual World War 2 veterans that served in the Bulge fighting.

101st Airborne Division personnel retrieve an A-4 Aerial Delivery Container containing medical supplies. Photo taken in the Bastogne area. Resupply missions took place between 23-27 December 1944.

101st Airborne Division personnel retrieve an A-4 Aerial Delivery Container containing medical supplies. Photo taken in the Bastogne area. Resupply missions took place between 23-27 December 1944.

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Battle of the Bulge seminar continues in Clarksville, March 17th

 

Battle of the Bulge seminar at Clarksville Train Station on Tuesday, March 17th, 2015, at 4:00pm

Battle of the BulgeClarksville, TN – On December 16th, 1944, the German Army launched a desperate offensive designed to split the Allied armies in two and capture the strategic supply port of Antwerp, Belgium. This offensive has come to be known as the Battle of the Bulge.

We are now in the midst of the 70th Anniversary of that offensive and historians from the Clarksville area including history faculty from Austin Peay State University will take part in presenting a series of programs that will educate, inform and enlighten the public as to the importance of this offensive. A highlight of one seminar will be actual World War 2 veterans that served in the Bulge fighting.

101st Airborne Division personnel retrieve an A-4 Aerial Delivery Container containing medical supplies. Photo taken in the Bastogne area. Resupply missions took place between 23-27 December 1944.

101st Airborne Division personnel retrieve an A-4 Aerial Delivery Container containing medical supplies. Photo taken in the Bastogne area. Resupply missions took place between 23-27 December 1944.

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LST-325 is Open for Tours at McGregor Park until Sunday at 5:00pm

 

USS LST 325

Clarksville, TN – Great ships move through the early morning fog on the morning of June 6th, 1944 as the Allied invasion fleet heads towards the beaches of Normandy; it was D-Day, the invasion of Europe. More than 5000 ships were massed to carry the weapons of war to the newest front against the Axis powers. In addition to the battleships cruisers, destroyers, and the various troop transports of which you are most familiar from watching the various war movies of the landings , were 236 Landing Ship Tank (LST) vessels, including the USS LST-325 which is docked through Sunday at McGregor Park in Clarksville, TN. «Read the rest of this article»

 

American Honey Queen visits Clarksville, TN

 

Lisa Schluttenhofer is a woman on a mission. As the 2010 American Honey Queen, she travels the United States extolling the virtues of the simple honeybee.

The Man of Bicorp pictograph shows a man collecting honey

The Man of Bicorp pictograph shows a man collecting honey

Clarksville, TN – Cave paintings from around 6000 B.C. show the importance of bees and honey to man by showing people collecting honey from bee colonies. Honeybees are not native to North America, they were brought from Europe by early settlers.  Most honeybees are not aggressive by nature, and will not sting unless protecting their hive from an intruder, or they are provoked.  They live in a highly organized society, with bees taking on specific roles during their lifetime: such as the queen, nurses, guards, grocers, housekeepers, construction workers, royal attendants, undertakers, foragers, etc. A queen bee lives for several years, during which she will lay around 2,000 eggs per day in early spring. Worker bees live for 6 weeks during the busy summer, and for 4-9 months during the winter. «Read the rest of this article»

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