A private first class was recently convicted at a court-martial of two specifications of Article 86 and one specification of Article 95. He was sentenced to 190 days of confinement, bad conduct discharge and reduction to E-1.
COFFEE WITH THE COMMANDER
Have coffee with Col. Joseph P. Kuchan, Fort Campbell garrison commander, and Jonathan B. Hunter, deputy garrison commander 8-9 a.m. Tuesday at The Commons at The Woodlands, 1101 Trimble Blvd. to discuss ideas, suggestions, improvements and issues that are of concern to you. Employees need supervisor approval, but are not required to share issues they might want to discuss. Reservations are required. There are 12 slots. Call Leslie Herlick at 270-412-6603 to reserve a slot.
An Education Fair will be hosted 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday in classrooms 242 and 243 at the Staff Sgt. Glenn H. English Jr. Army Education Center, 202 Bastogne Ave. More than 20 schools such as Bethel University, Colorado Technical College, Norwich University and Murray State University will participate. For more information, call 270-798-3201.
SMOKEHAUS THANKSGIVING SPECIAL
The Smokehaus Restaurant, 6633 Sportsman’s Lane, is offering a Thanksgiving special so everyone can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner without the hassle in the kitchen. For $80.95 customers will receive one whole turkey or six pounds of glazed ham, two pounds of mashed potatoes, two pounds of green beans, two pounds of cornbread stuffing, two pounds of turkey gravy, one pound of cranberry sauce and 12 dinner rolls. The dinner will serve six people. Orders will be accepted until 3 p.m. Nov. 16. Payment can be made over the phone or in-person at the restaurant. To place an order, call 270-798-4993 or visit the restaurant. Orders must be picked up 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 21 at the restaurant.
ADAPTIVE SWIM LESSONS
Clarksville Parks and Recreation will offer adaptive swim lessons for children of all ages with special needs. Available by appointment only 5-5:45 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, through Nov. 15 and Dec. 3-13. Cost is $40. For more information, visit www.cityofclarksville.com/parksandrec.
THANKSGIVING AT FLO’S PLACE
Flo’s Place, the dining facility at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, 650 Joel Drive, will serve Thanksgiving dinner 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 15. A salad bar serving ambrosia and waldorf salads will accompany main line offerings such as roast turkey and gravy, steamship round of beef, glazed ham, candied yams and green bean casserole. A variety of sweet treats including caramel apple pie and red velvet cake will be served for dessert. Cost is $9.10 for service members and civilians. Family members of service members ranked specialist and lower receive a discounted rate of $6.80. There is no ala carte offering for this meal. Flo’s Place accepts cash, meal cards, credit and debit cards as forms of payment. For more information, call 270-798-8079.
THANKSGIVING BEST DECORATED DINING FACILITY
Seven 101st Airborne Division food service teams across the installation will participate in this year’s Thanksgiving Best Decorated Dining Facility competition. Cost is $9.10 for service members and civilians. Family members of service members ranked specialist and lower receive a discounted rate of $6.80. Only cash will be accepted.
•11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 15 at the 1st Brigade Combat Team dining facility, 4061 59th St.
•11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at the 2nd Brigade Combat Team dining facility, 7048 Rhineland Drive.
•11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 20 at the 5th Special Forces Group dining facility, 2991 Indiana Ave.
•11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 20 at the 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade dining facility, 6755 A Shau Valley Road.
•11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade dining facility, 7095 Entrance Road.
•11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Noncommissioned Officer Academy dining facility, 7523 Headquarters Loop Road.
•11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at the 3rd Brigade Combat Team dining facility, 6761 A Shau Valley Road.
CAREGIVER AWARENESS MONTH
Army Community Service is hosting several caregiver awareness programs throughout the month of November.
•9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 16 at Family Resource Center, 1501 William C. Lee Road, will host a military caregiver resource fair.
•9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Family Resource Center, 1501 William C. Lee Road, will host a pampering and connecting event for military caregivers.
Register online at, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/military-caregiver-symposium-registration-47233322138.
RED CROSS BLOOD DONATIONS
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood. Blood and platelet donors of all blood types, especially type O negative and O positive, are needed to replenish the blood supply following a critical summer blood shortage. Donors are urged to make an appointment to donate using the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/sport-clips or by calling 1-800-733-2767. Upcoming blood donation opportunities include:
•10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at American Red Cross, 1760 Madison St., Clarksville.
•10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 20 at Morgan University Center, 601 College St., Clarksville.
•Noon-6 p.m. Nov. 23 at Governor’s Square Mall, 2801 Wilma Rudolph Blvd., Clarksville.
•10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nov. 26 at American Red Cross, 1760 Madison St., Clarksville.
•9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 29 at Veteran’s Plaza-William O. Beach Civic Hall, 350 Pageant Lane, Clarksville.
USAJOBS PREP! 2018
Fort Campbell Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program will be holding classes on how to create a federal resume, navigate the usajobs.gov site and apply for a federal job. Classes are held 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Nov. 21, Dec. 5 and 19 Limited space is available. Call 270-798-4412 to reserve your seat.
DINING FACILITIES SERVE THANKSGIVING
Thanksgiving dinner will be served noon-1:30 p.m. Nov. 22 at 1st Brigade Combat Team dining facility, 4061 59th St. and 3rd Brigade Combat Team dining facility, 6761 A Shau Valley Road. The menu will include traditional Thanksgiving fare, but also feature contemporary offerings such as creole Pollock fillet, roasted butternut squash and sweet potato wedges. Cost is $9.10 for service members and civilians. Family members of service members ranked specialist and lower receive a discounted rate of $6.80. Only cash will be accepted.
FORT DONELSON HOLIDAY HOURS
Fort Donelson National Battlefield, including temporary visitor orientation at the Stewart County Visitor Center, the Dover Hotel and all administration and facility maintenance buildings will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Although facilities will be closed, the grounds and trails of the Fort Donelson units, located in Stewart County, Tennessee, and its Fort Heiman Unit, located in Calloway County, Kentucky, will be open during posted for hours. For more information, call 931-232-5706.
JOIN CLARKSVILLE CHRISTMAS PARADE
Local businesses, schools and organizations are invited to be a part of Clarksville’s 59th annual Christmas Parade, 5 p.m. Dec. 1 in downtown Clarksville. Participants will show their Christmas spirit by walking, preparing a float, or driving a fun vehicle in the parade. Parade participants also are encouraged to embrace the parade’s theme “Storybook Christmas” through music, dress and decor. The entry deadline is Nov. 28. To enter, visit www.cityofclarksville.com/parade. For more information, call 931-645-7476.
The Hopkinsville YMCA will host a line dancing class 5:30-7 p.m. Fridays, through Dec. 14 in the aerobics room. Cost is $40 per couple and $25 for individuals, non-members cost is $60 per couple and $30 for individuals. To register, visit www.hopkinsvilleymca.com. For more information, call 270-887-5382.
USPS HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES
The United States Postal Service has published the deadlines for expected delivery by Dec. 25. Deadlines vary by destination. The deadlines can be found online at http://about.usps.com/news/national-releases/2018/pr18_083.htm.
WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA
The Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Wreath Trust seeks volunteers for its annual Wreaths Across America wreath laying day. The ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. Dec. 15 at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West, 5817 Fort Campbell Blvd., Hopkinsville. For more information about how to help, call Hazel Morrison at 931-920-2775.
HOLIDAY ELECTRONICS LAYAWAY
The Fort Campbell Army and Air Force Exchange Service is expanding its layaway program to include computers and laptops. Through Dec. 15 military shoppers can use the Exchange’s fee-free layaway for computers, notebooks, tablets and iPads. A deposit of 15 percent is required to hold items. Electronics must be paid for and picked up by Dec. 15.
FREE ADMISSION TO FRIST
The Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville, is offering free admission on Mondays to guests who bring nonperishable items to donate to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee through Dec. 31. The items most needed by Second Harvest are peanut butter, canned meat, canned vegetables, canned fruit and cereal. Second Harvest is a private, nonprofit, tax exempt organization that distributes food and other products to about 490 nonprofit partner agencies in 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee. The Frist is open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays. Their exhibitions include “Paris 1900: City of Entertainment,” “Do Ho Suh: Specimens,” “2018 Young Tennessee Artists: Selections from Advanced Studio Art Programs,” and “Life, Love and Marriage Chests in Renaissance Italy.” For more information about the Frist, call 615-244-3340 or visit, www.fristartmuseum.org.
RESERVE PARTY SPACE
Cole Park Commons Conference Center, 1610 101st Airborne Division Road, and the Smokehaus Restaurant, 6633 Sportsman’s Lane, are accepting reservations for holiday parties. There are a variety of catering options available. Deposits are required. For more information about Cole Park Commons, call 270-798-4610, extension 319. For more information about the Smokehaus, call 270-798-4993.
GEAR TO GO WINTER SPECIAL
Gear to Go, 5658 Tennessee Ave., is offering a winter special so customers can get one free day rental with any boat of camper reservation. All days must be used consecutively. Excludes holiday and holiday weekend rentals. This special will be offered through Feb. 28, 2019. For more information, call 270-798-3919.
The following roads will be closed:
•Bridge on 6675 West Perimeter Road Construction will be accelerated to be completed before Christmas.
•West Perimeter Road adjacent to Range 55 closed for bridge repair. Expected to be closed until January.
•Road construction and closure on Market Garden Road until Jan 19. Phase 1 will close Market Garden Road from 52nd Street to Screaming Eagle Boulevard. Phase 2 will close Market Garden from Screaming Eagle Boulevard to Air Assault Street. Phase 3 will close Market Garden Road from the railhead entrance to Mabry Road.
COMMUNITY GIFT WRAP PROGRAM
The Fort Campbell Army and Air Force Exchange Service are looking for volunteers to help the community gift wrap program. The Exchange will set up tables and provide supplies so community volunteers can wrap gifts for donation throughout the holiday shopping season. For more information call, 270-439-1846.
The Fort Campbell Army and Air Force Exchange Service is offering shoppers a way to protect their important purchases from risk and danger with the Exchange Protection Plans for electronics, jewelry, appliances, lawn and garden tools and more. The Exchange Protection Plan secures items from accidental damage, breakdowns due to heat, dust and humidity and power surges. The plans can be purchased for varying lengths of years, up to lifetime coverage. Shoppers can add the plan to the purchases at checkout or online at ShopMyExchange.com.
The Army Community Service Lending Closet is open 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays at the Main ACS building, 2601 Indiana Ave. The ACS Lending Closet has an inventory of household essentials service members and their Families may need. No appointments are necessary. For more information, call 270-798-0513.
USO FORT CAMPBELL
USO Fort Campbell, 6145 Desert Storm Ave., is open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays and noon-6 p.m. Sundays. The USO features TV rooms, pool tables, foosball table, XBOX One, Playstation 4 and a lounge area. For more information, call 270-697-4144.
LATE NIGHT USO
During Late Night USO, active-duty Soldiers, members of the National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve, and their dependents at least 18 years old can enjoy free pizza and snacks while watching a movie 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Fort Campbell’s USO, 6145 Desert Storm Ave. The USO’s Wellness Center also will be open during late night hours. Guests also can play video games, pool and board games. For more information, call 270-697-4144.