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Award-winning CBS News correspondent to speak February 20th at Austin Peay State University

February 9, 2012

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – On August 25th, 2006, NBC Executive Producer Jeff Fagan poked his head into the dressing room at CBS studios.

“Good luck, you’ve come a long way to get here. You’ve earned it,” he said to Byron Pitts.

Pitts was about to make his first on-camera studio open for the CBS News Broadcast “60 Minutes.” Pitts thought to himself, “if only Fagan knew.” His mind flashed back to elementary school, when a therapist informed his mother, “I’m sorry, Mrs. Pitts, your son cannot read.

Byron Pitts

Byron Pitts

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Operation Homefront Tennessee and Kentucky Chapter Prepares for 2011 “Holiday House” at Fort Campbell

November 21, 2011

Operation HomefrontFort Campbell, KY – It is that time of year again! Operation Homefront Tennessee and Kentucky Chapter is preparing to help Military Families in need during the upcoming holiday season through their Holiday House. And you can help!

Holiday House is working to raise $10,000 in donations this season. We are 30% there, but need YOU to help us reach our goal and beyond! Your donation can be personal or corporate; in any amount.

Operation Homefront Tennessee and Kentucky Chapter prepared Easter baskets for young military families.

Operation Homefront Tennessee and Kentucky Chapter prepared Easter baskets for young military families.

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APSU History Honor Society celebrates 50th anniversary

November 12, 2011

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In May of 1961, a group of young Austin Peay State University students, believing that they were living at the end of history, chartered a new campus honor society focused on studying the past.

“We thought we had missed all the great things,” Riley Darnell (’62), former Tennessee secretary of state and founding member of the club, said. “There would be no more wars.”

Associate professor of history Dr. Minoa Uffelman, APSU President Tim Hall, state Sen. Tim Barnes, former Tennessee secretary of state Riley Darnell, state Rep. Joe Pitts and PAT president Deanna Carter gather at the chapter’s 50th anniversary celebration. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU Public Relations and Marketing).

Associate professor of history Dr. Minoa Uffelman, APSU President Tim Hall, state Sen. Tim Barnes, former Tennessee secretary of state Riley Darnell, state Rep. Joe Pitts and PAT president Deanna Carter gather at the chapter’s 50th anniversary celebration. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU Public Relations and Marketing).

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The Kiwanis Club “Interview A Veteran” Essay Contest Winners

November 11, 2011

Kiwanis ClubClarksville, TN – The Kiwanis Club of Clarksville their “Interview A Veteran” Essay Contest Winners program Tuesday, November 8th 2011. The Essay contest was open to all Clarksville Montgomery School System and Fort Campbell students ages 6-12.

Each school winner was awarded a plaque and a $100.00 gift card by the Kiwanis Club of Clarksville. The Middle School and High School Division winners received a U.S. flag formerly flown over the U.S. Capitol, a special patriotic award, and an additional $100.00 gift card.

"Interview A Veteran" Essay Contest. (L to R) Ron Smithfield, Autumn Brown, High School Division winner and Most Inspiring; Skyler Johnson, Most Heroic; Grace Hinson, Middle School Division winner; and Debbie McGaha Bratton, Essay Director.

"Interview A Veteran" Essay Contest. (L to R) Ron Smithfield, Autumn Brown, High School Division winner and Most Inspiring; Skyler Johnson, Most Heroic; Grace Hinson, Middle School Division winner; and Debbie McGaha Bratton, Essay Director.

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Austin Peay Student Veterans Organization to show ‘Wartorn’ documentary

November 9, 2011

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Student Veterans Organization at Austin Peay State University will sponsor a screening of the HBO documentary “Wartorn: 1861-2010” at 5:00pm, Thursday, November 17th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303.

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Fort Campbell Welcome Home Ceremony for 200 Soldiers

November 2, 2011

Fort Campbell, KY – On November 1st, 2011 around 4:45pm, 200 soldiers from the 584th Ordnance Maintenance Company part of the 101st Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners” returned home to Fort Campbell KY. They were returning home from a 12-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom where their mission was to provide field maintenance within Regional Command-East as part of the 142nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion.

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Col. Peterman assesses 101st Sustainment Brigade’s Deployment

October 30, 2011

Video by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Col. Mike Peterman, commander, 101st Sustainment Brigade, from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan talks to a military reporter about his assessment of the Brigade’s deployment winding down.

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Currahee Soldiers

October 27, 2011

The CurraheesFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – A video depicting the Soldiers of 4th Brigade Combat Team (Currahee), 101st Airborne Division during their most recent deployment to Afghanistan.

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190 Soldiers with the 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion Returned To Fort Campbell

October 20, 2011

Fort Campbell, KY – Cool temperatures, Wind and Rain could not keep family and friends away Wednesday afternoon as 190 soldiers with the 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion returned to Campbell Army Airfield after a year long deployment to Afghanistan on October 19th.

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New investigative and war reporting class comes to Austin Peay Center at Fort Campbell

October 6, 2011

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Early one morning in 2007, journalist Willy Stern arrived at a palace formerly owned by Saddam Hussein to go on a friendly jog with retired Gen. David Petraeus, then-commander of U.S. troops in Iraq.

The general’s public affairs officer referred to it as a social run – three miles at a slow pace. Nothing to worry about, right?

“I can do that,” Stern recalled. “So I’m standing outside the palace at 0600 hours and 17 Olympic athletes walk out. I started to realize, hey, I’m being hazed.”

Journalist Willy Stern

Journalist Willy Stern

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