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Best Cities to Live In the US for Veterans: Clarksville, TN Edition

A Veteran is anyone who serves in the Military. As soon as you fulfill your military commitment, you become a veteran.  Whether you are as young as 21 yrs or as old as 96 yrs, if you have served; you are a veteran. Clarksville, TN has created a community that serves Veterans throughout their lives. The specialized programs and resources for this very deserving community include health care services, education, and employment opportunities.

Access to High Quality and Affordable Healthcare.  

Specifically, the Blanchfield Army Hospital is a fully functioning military hospital that has expanded over the years and now has a military facility in Clarksville TN. You can find Screaming Eagle Medical Home at 647 Dunlop Lane Suite 301 Clarksville TN. The facility is open Monday thru Friday. Walk-in services are available as well as an onsite laboratory.

Website: Screaming Eagle Medical Home

The Steven A. Cohen  Military Family Clinic at Cornerstone is one of the best sources for Veterans in the Country. The Cohen Clinic offers high-quality, confidential health care to veterans regardless of their status before being discharged from the military. Outpatient services are also provided to children and adult family members affiliated with the military community. The clinic is located at 775 Weatherly Drive Clarksville, TN 37043.

Website: Steven A Cohen Military Family Clinic at Cornerstone

As a way to show you: the veteran, you are truly valued as part of the Clarksville community volunteers provide free rides to Veterans to medical appointments in handicap accessible vans. What makes this organization so unique is that many of the volunteers are veterans themselves. HOOAH! The Montgomery County Veterans Transportation Service can be contacted by calling 931-553-5173. 

Employers Who Specifically Recruit Veterans in Clarksville, TN

United States Postal service has several locations in Clarksville.  The UPS Registered Apprenticeship program, is a 48-month program that provides U.S. Veterans with full-time Employment while also receiving advanced training.

Website: UPS Veterans Career Gateway   

Clarksville Tiny Town Rd UPS Locations: 1477 Tiny Town Rd, Clarksville, TN 37042

Hours of Operation:

Saturday 9:00am-3:00pm Sunday Closed

Phone: (931) 436-2140 

Clarksville Madison Street UPS Locations: 1960 Madison St Ste J,  Clarksville, TN 37043

Hours of Operation:

Mon-Fri 8:00am- 6:00pm

Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm Sunday Closed

Phone: (931) 905-1997 

Bank of America has several branches in Clarksville TN, as well as a branch on Fort Campbell: a military post that is accessible to Veterans and their families.  Bank of America hosts a Global Technology & Operations Military Development Program. This program seeks to merge skills learned during military service with specialized pieces of training and events.

Recreational Discount for Veterans in Clarksville   

Tennessee has over 50 state parks.  Every year, November 11th has been deemed Free Park Day for all Tennessee Veterans. Veterans that are residing in Tennessee are only required to pay a one time fee of $10.00.  This reduced rate is for Veterans who were determined 100% percent permanently disabled or at least 30% percent disabled by a reason of service during any war. Veterans also get to camp at a discounted rate during the offseason which starts on November 1st and end March 31st. Spring Creek campground located at 3040 Spring Creek Village Rd in Clarksville offers a few military discounts.

Education Opportunities for Veterans 

Clarksville, TN has many institutions of higher education and most of them offer a variety of services specifically for Veterans.

Austin Peay State University is one of the fastest growing Universities in Tennessee and its main campus is in Clarksville.  APSU has a Veterans Affairs Office in Clarksville as well as at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The facility at the Veterans Affairs Office specializes in making sure Veterans are receiving the financial, educational, and peer support needed to be successful.  

In order to improve the access to education and to ensure financial fairness to Veterans and their families, Veterans who move to Clarksville, TN from out-of-state are able to get in-state tuition rates.

According to the Tennessee Code Annotated §, 49-7-1304 Veterans using education benefits administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs are not required to pay out of state tuition. If they meet the following criteria: 

1. Enrolled in any public instruction of higher education in the State of Tennessee.

2. Use the education benefits at the institution in which the Veteran is enrolled.

3. Be living in the State of Tennessee, regardless of your prior state of residency.

 

Transportation and Identification

The state of Tennessee now offers proof of Veteran status to be placed on Tennessee Drivers Licenses; making it easier and more convent for Veterans to be recognized, honored, and enjoy benefits and discounts with ease. 

The Department of Motor Vehicles in TN also offers twenty different specialty plates including; Vietnam War Veterans, Veterans Honorably Discharged, and even a specialty plate for Women Veterans.

 

At Olympus Development Group we aim to create a world where Veterans are not simply seeking to avoid homelessness but obtaining the title of a homeowner. Clarksville, TN is truly a community that serves our Veterans. We specialize in government-run programs that provide home loans for Veterans.

Let us find you a home in a community that will welcome you and your family. You can reach our team at 615-628-7065.

 

Posted by Matt Phillips at 12:16 PM