Post Tagged with: "Military"

Air Force Wants to be ‘Smart Buyer’ with AEDC Contract

Air Force Wants to be ‘Smart Buyer’ with AEDC Contract

by / on March 7, 2013

The contract that runs nearly everything at Arnold Engineering Development Complex has been reupped each year since 2003. But this time, the Air Force is thinking twice about how it handles its Tullahoma facility.

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101st Loses Sergeant to Small Arms Fire

by / on July 15, 2011

A fire support specialist with the 101st Airborne has died. Sergeant Jeremy Summers came under small arms fire Wednesday during a patrol in Afghanistan’s Paktika province.

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Alexander Stays Neutral on Troop Withdrawal Question

by / on June 23, 2011

President Barack Obama’s plans to pull troops out of Afghanistan have generated a lot of reaction today-both good and bad. But Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander is noncommittal.

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Guard Sending Air Traffic Controllers to War Zone

by / on June 21, 2011

An airfield operations battalion from the Tennessee National Guard leaves Smyrna Wednesday for a deployment in Afghanistan.

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Spc. Brandon Kirton Falls in Attack

by / on May 19, 2011

Another Fort Campbell soldier has died in Afghanistan.

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101st Soldier Dies in Insurgent Attack

by / on November 15, 2010

A Fort Campbell soldier has died following an insurgent attack in Afghanistan.

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19 Year Old 101st Soldier Killed

by / on October 22, 2010

A combat engineer from Fort Campbell has died.

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Helicopter Crash Claims Five 101st Soldiers

by / on September 22, 2010

The U.S. Army says five soldiers based at Fort Campell were among the nine NATO troops killed in a helicopter crash in Southern Afghanistan on Tuesday.

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Ordinance Officer Dies in Afghanistan

by / on September 7, 2010

Military officials say a Fort Campbell soldier died in Afghanistan on September 5th. Captain Jason McMahon was fatally wounded when his unit was attacked by insurgents in Jalalabad.

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278th Will Soon Be All Home

by / on August 6, 2010

The last units of the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment are on their way home. Officials with the Tennessee National Guard say about 300 troops from Lebanon, Columbia, Smyrna and Knoxville are scheduled to arrive at the Guard’s training site in Smyrna on Monday.

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“Vandy Goes to War” Turns Focus to Korean War-era Memories

by / on July 8, 2010

Vanderbilt University is broadening an effort to collect the wartime stories of its alumnae.

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National Guardsmen Home for the Holiday

by / on July 1, 2010

About 250 soldiers will return home to Tennessee just in time for Independence Day.

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IED, Small Arms Fire Kill Ft. Campbell Troops

by / on June 21, 2010

Two more members of the 101st Airborne have died.

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Tanner Says “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal Is Premature

by / on June 7, 2010

Legislation repealing the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy is currently moving through Congress. But one Tennessee Democrat is among critics who say Washington is acting too quickly to end the ban on gays serving openly in the military.

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Bredesen Marks Final Memorial Day Service as Governor

by / on May 27, 2010

Twenty of Tennessee’s service-members gave up their lives this past year, including for the first time a female from the National Guard.

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Too Fat to Fight?

by / on April 26, 2010

A new report says almost half of Tennessee’s young adults are too obese to qualify for military service. The study, by a group of retired military officials, warned members of Congress that the nationwide trend is a threat to national security.

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Clarksville Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

by / on March 24, 2010

Sgt. 1st Class Carlos Santos-Silva died after his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive on Monday. He was assigned to the 82nd Airborne, out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

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Two Fort Campbell Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan

by / on March 11, 2010

Sergeant Jonathan Richardson of Arkansas was 24; Private First Class Jason Kropat of New York was 25.

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Ballot Changes for Deployed Soldiers Approved

by / on March 2, 2010

Tennessee soldiers who are deployed overseas will have an easier time voting during the next election.

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Petraeus Says Detainee Situation Has Improved In Iraq, Calls For Plan To Combat Cyber-Recruiting

by / on March 2, 2010

The general who oversaw the troop surge in Iraq says the number of detainees there has fallen dramatically in recent years. Speaking in Nashville, General David Petraeus also said political leaders have to find a way to combat terrorist recruitment over the Internet – the site of a “battle of ideas.”

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