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Pennsylvania briefs

July 05, 2012

Job program for Guard and Reservists coming to Depot

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Hero 2 Hired program will roll into the Letterkenny Army Depot on Monday, July 9, with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs’ Mobile Job Store operation.

Hero 2 Hired, better known as H2H, is a comprehensive, multi-faceted program that utilizes an electronic job and career web platform, mobile applications and Facebook integration, and virtual and physical career fairs to address the unique employment challenges facing members of the Guard and Reserve.

The Mobile Job Store allows Guard and Reserve attendees to search for available jobs through the H2H jobs website, specifically designed to connect Guardsmen and Reservists with military-friendly civilian employers that have made a stated commitment to hire veterans. The Mobile Job Store also provides service members assistance with resume building and translating their military skills to civilian job qualifications.

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The mobile job store will be at the Senator Punt Training Facility, Building 102, at 1 Overcash Ave. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.



Army Band to perform

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — The Waynesboro Community Concert Association will present a concert by the 257th Army Band, The Band of the Nation’s Capital, at the Waynesboro Area Senior High School auditorium on Thursday, July 12, at 7:30 p.m.

This concert is free and open to the public. The school is off East Second Street.

Attendees who have served or are serving in the armed forces are invited to dress in uniform, and will be recognized during the concert.

The concert will kick off the association’s 75th anniversary year in Waynesboro. There will be a subscription series of four live concerts beginning in October 2012 and ending in May 2013. 

Call 717-762-7628 for more information.


Post 15 to be recognized in U.S. Army museum

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — American Legion Joe Stickell Post 15, of Waynesboro, will be among the organizations awarded special recognition in the Veterans’ Hall of the National Museum of the United States Army, to be built at Fort Belvoir, Va., 16 miles south ofWashington, D.C.

For its contribution toward the campaign to construct the museum, the American Legion Post 15 will be recognized at the Bronze Service Star level on the Veterans’ Hall Donor Wall.

“We are excited to welcome American Legion Joe Stickell Post 15 as a sponsor of the Veterans’ Hall and for their organization to be recognized within this honored space specifically designed for veterans,” Beth Schultz, director of grassroots development, said in a news release.

The veterans’ hall will be a multifunctional space for reunions, meetings, presentations, lectures and other official events. The hall will house artifacts, special exhibits and the “Registry of the American Soldier,” a searchable, electronic record for every American who has served in the Army uniform.

The U.S. Army is the only military service without a national museum, the release said.



AHA establishes fellowship, honors Hagerstown historian

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — The Antietam Historical Association has established an honorary fellowship recognizing accuracy and objectivity in Antietam history, according to a news release.

The Herbert C. Bell Fellowship honors Herbert Charles Bell (1868-1935), professional historian, editor, farmer, stock raiser and Lutheran clergyman.

AHA President Betsy Rock presented the lifetime award to John C. Frye, of Hagerstown, at the second annual meeting of AHA on April 19 at The Lodge at Blue Ridge Summit. Frye is director of the Western Maryland Room of the Washington County Free Library.

AHA is a nonprofit corporation founded in 2006 to collect, preserve and interpret historical information about the Antietam country of Maryland and Pennsylvania. It assists researchers and publishes works of regional interest.



Medical center receives $50,000 from foundation

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. — As its final grant of fiscal year 2011-12, the Fulton County (Pa.) Medical Center Foundation gave $50,000 to Fulton County Medical Center to help pay for the cost of installing and implementing its new electronic health record.

The program is expected to cost more than $1.2 million, according to a news release.
Foundation President and Chief Operating Officer Robert Roush said “it’s like going from telegraph to telephone.”

“This is a major upgrade — one that will allow health care in Fulton County to keep pace with the most sophisticated systems anywhere,” Roush said in a news release.

Doctors and nurses will have quicker access to more complete information, medical center CEO Jason Hawkins said in the release.

The medical center requests patience from the community as the new system is fully implemented. In some cases, information will need to be checked and re-entered for each patient, making some patient’s next visit a little longer.

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