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Rome VFW honors retiring Air Force veteran

PIKE TOWNSHIP – “Welcome Home, Mike!” The cake seemed to shout out its message in red letters, with red and blue icing rippling around the edge. Bright sugary balloons “floated” beside the words. Rome VFW Post 6824 celebrated Wednesday night, as it honored Master Sgt. Mike Taylor of LeRaysville on his retirement after 20 years [...]

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Oct. 14, 2012 Box Score ANCHORAGE, Alaska. – Senior John Kruse scored with 0.2 seconds remaining in regulation as Air Force and Alaska-Anchorage skated to a 3-3 overtime tie in the championship game of the Kendall Hockey Classic at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage, Alaska. With a 1-0-1 record in the tournament, the Seawolves won the [...]

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By Vivian Silvestri Community Hometown News Editor Military News By Vivian Silvestri Community Hometown News Editor Kayla Orvik graduates from West Point #nosale Second Lieutenant Kayla Olivia Orvik has graduated from West Point Military Academy. Vice President Joseph Biden was the keynote speaker at the graduation. Orvik is the daughter of Maureen and Kyle Orvik [...]

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Chad Smith from Lakeland, son of Jennifer Smith and Derle Smith, was promoted. Staff Sgt. Smith will be commissioning through the Air Force and will attend Officer Training School (OTS) as a second lieutenant. A total of 398 men and women from across America earned an opportunity to become Air Force leaders following their selection [...]

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Japan and the United States will conduct a drill to recapture an island occupied by enemy forces in what would be a warning to China, which has taken a hard-line stance over the disputed Senkaku Islands. The drill, the first of its kind in Japan, will be held on Irisunajima Island in Okinawa Prefecture during [...]

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Greenville resident Technical Sergeant Meghan Pelaez, a self-proclaimed “military brat” with a 12-year career in the United States Air Force, earned a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology while deployed in Iraq. Driven by her passion for world cultures, Pelaez’s higher education aspiration became a reality through Ashford University’s online education model. With the challenges of [...]

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EPA/David TurnerMitt Romney greets supporters during a campaign stop. Mitt Romney promises a major defense build-up if he is elected president. Under last year’s budget agreement, defense spending over the next decade will amount to $6 trillion. If no debt agreement is reached by January, that will drop to $5.5 trillion under rules known as [...]

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Staff Sgt. Corenthia Fennell Col. Larry Lang, United States Air Force Band, commander and conductor, interacts with the audience prior to the band’s performance in Hayward, Calif., Oct. 12, 2012. The Air Force band travelled to Hayward as part of their 2012 Fall Tour. They will be performing in 14 different cities from Hayward, Calif., [...]

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