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Military Matters

Funding for veterans homes included in state budget

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[Editor’s note: At our request, Sen. Mark Norris provided comments on recent legislative work on behalf of veterans.] I continue to serve as chairman of the Veterans Oversight Subcommittee of State and Local Government. I was honored to receive the Department of Defense Certificate of Appreciation “for leadership on public policy changes positively impacting the […]

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Sen. Alexander wants to repay ‘debt of gratitude’ to veterans

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[Editor’s note: At our request, the office of U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) provided comments about legislative work on behalf of veterans. We added additional details about the appropriations bill he mentioned.] “We owe our veterans a debt of gratitude we cannot pay and must ensure they receive the health care, benefits and support they […]

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2017 Hometown Heroes special section

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Click the following image to download and read the 2017 “Hometown Heroes” special section published in all Journal West 10 Media LLC publications.

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Veterans Day 2017: Honors for hometown heroes

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See the enclosed special section, “Hometown Heroes” for information on local Veterans Day observations, special discounts for veterans and active-duty military members, and feature stories about some of our area veterans. Closures Also note that some public offices will be closed Friday, Nov. 10, in observation of Veterans Day: Bartlett City Offices, Bartlett Public Library, […]

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American Legion Post 249 donates to BHS Band

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Bartlett native sworn into AFROTC

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Gabriel Rye is now contracted with the University of Alabama’s Air Force ROTC detachment. Rye, a graduate of Saint Agnes Academy and a Bartlett native, was one of 20 UA undergraduates sworn into UA’s Air Force ROTC detachment on Sept. 21 at “Bama Salute,” a UA Athletics-sponsored event that honors active duty military […]

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Scott commissioned as 2nd Lt. in Bartlett

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Jonathan M. Scott of Bartlett has completed 12 weeks of Officer Candidate School (OCS) and was commissioned as a second lieutenant on Sept. 8. The ceremony was held at his family’s home on the 7900 block of Stephanie Cove. Family and friends attended, and officers from Chattanooga, Tenn., performed the ceremony. Scott graduated 12th out […]

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New treatments for PTSD help military vets

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When U.S. servicemen and women return from war, they often return home plagued by anxiety, depression and sometimes Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced shocking, frightening or dangerous events. And while the number of affected veterans is high, emerging treatments are improving their chances for recovery. […]

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Herbi-Systems owner volunteers for 14th year at Arlington Cemetery

ARLINGTON, Va. — A Bartlett businessman is among the leaders who donate their services and their time to preserve the grounds of historic Arlington National Cemetery each July at the annual Renewal and Remembrance (R&R) event. Herbi-Systems Inc.’s owner Kenny Crenshaw, known for his war on weeds in the greater Memphis area, recently supervised about […]

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CSM Campbell to retire at June 24 ceremony

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Command Sergeant Major Elige Campbell Jr. — originally of Birdsong, Ark., and now a Bartlett resident — will be honored at a retirement ceremony at the VFW in West Memphis, Ark. The event 2ill be at 5 p.m. June 24. He is retiring from the U.S. Army after 32 years of active duty. Campbell Jr. entered […]

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Remembering fallen heroes

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MTSU senior Army cadets commissioned

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MURFREESBORO — Graduating senior Army ROTC cadets, including one from Bartlett, were commissioned on May 5 at Middle Tennessee State University. It has been one busy semester for all the young men and women preparing for military careers while juggling academic pursuits. Sixteen cadets were in a formal ceremony including guest speaker Robert Harris, a retired U.S. […]

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