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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | May 10, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - A Hagerstown minister training for deployment to Iraq was at the site that was the target of a disrupted plot to attack U.S. soldiers. The Rev. Clark Carr, the minister at Grace United Methodist Church, is part of a Maryland Army National Guard brigade training at Fort Dix, N.J. Six men were charged Tuesday with plotting to kill American soldiers at Fort Dix and perhaps other military installations in the Northeast. Capt. Randy Short, public affairs officer for the 58th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Pikesville, Md., said Carr, who is a chaplain in that brigade, has nearly 30 days of training left at Fort Dix. Short said there are other soldiers from the area in the brigade, which is part of a group of 1,300 being deployed from Maryland in June.
NEWS
January 20, 2009
MAY 17, 1976-JAN. 16, 2009 FORT DIX, N.J. - Staff Sgt. Jason E. Keefer, 32, of Fort Dix, N.J., died Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, at University of Pennsylvania Hospital. Born May 17, 1976, he was the son of Ronald E. Keefer of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Suzette Brackett of Winchester, Va. He was a 1994 graduate of Berkeley Springs (W.Va.) High School. He was a flight engineer with the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by his wife, Christina Hood Keefer; one daughter, Sara; one son, Jaxon; grandmother, Mary E. Keefer of Falling Waters, W.Va.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | September 3, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Pennsylvania National Guard members based in Franklin County are expected to return home this weekend after eight months in Iraq. A spokesman for the Chambersburg-based 2nd Squadron, 104th Cavalry, said soldiers from that unit would be leaving Fort Dix, N.J., at 9 a.m. Friday and are expected to arrive at the armory in Waynesboro, Pa., at about 12:30 p.m. Capt. Cory Angell, a public information officer for the Stryker Brigade, said schedules are subject to change.
NEWS
July 6, 2007
Army Staff Sgt. Jason C. Woods, son of James D. Woods of Kailua, Hawaii, and Jo Ann Campbell Berke of Hagerstown, has been mobilized and activated for a future deployment to an undisclosed overseas location in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Woods is a force protection supervisor normally assigned to the 58th Brigade Combat Team, Baltimore. Woods received an associate degree in 1998 from Essex Community College, Baltimore. Army Staff Sgt. Michael K. Cole, son of Roger L. and Charlene A. Hawes of Smithsburg, has been mobilized and activated for a future deployment to an undisclosed overseas location in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
NEWS
by RICHARD F. BELISLE | October 20, 2004
waynesboro@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Donald Aines Sr. and his wife, Marjorie, moved 22 times in his 30-year Army hitch. During most of those years, the couple reared and moved four sons. "Win, Draw, Lose," the collective memoirs of Donald Aines Sr.'s military career and family life, was published this summer. He was encouraged to write it by his brother and his son, Donald Aines Jr., 47, Chambersburg-area reporter for The Morning Herald. Aines, 78, of Woodlea Drive, Waynesboro, was drafted Sept.
NEWS
November 27, 2008
Help VFW post to bring vets home for Christmas To the editor: At this time I would like to introduce myself and tell your readers what the "Bring a Vet Home for Christmas" program is all about. It seems that Troop C 2, 104th Cavalry is now in Fort Polk, La., for training prior to going over to Iraq. These young men and women will return to Fort Dix, N.J., on Dec. 22. Uncle Sam is providing that transportation. The problem is that they will be at Fort Dix from that date until Jan. 2, at which time they will depart for Iraq.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | August 28, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- More than 100 Pennsylvania National Guard members based in Chambersburg were expected to return to the United States on Saturday. Capt. Cory Angell, a public information officer, said flight times can change, but the soldiers were expected to arrive in Fort Dix, N.J., Saturday morning. They've been deployed to Iraq since the start of 2009. The 2nd Squadron of the 104th Cavalry is part of the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team. Angell said he's not sure when the unit's comrades who are based in the Waynesboro, Pa., armory will return.
NEWS
May 19, 2003
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. James A. Mills has been serving in and around Iraq since February. He is a member of the VMU-1 Special Unit. Upon return to the United States, he will be stationed at Twentynine Palms, Calif. where his wife, Christine, lives. A 1998 graduate of Clear Spring High School, he is the son of Shirley L. Mills of Hagerstown. U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Mark A. Wiley, 33, serves in Quality and Training Aircrew Life Support with the 436th Operations Support Squadron at Dover (Del.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | April 1, 2003
Editor's note: This is one in a series of occasional stories focusing on families of members of the military serving in the war against Iraq. pepperb@herald-mail.com The McCauley family never thought the U.S. Army Reserve would take Sgt. Kenny McCauley for much more than the usual one weekend a month. They were wrong. McCauley, 36, an 18-year Army reservist who most recently worked as a generator mechanic, got orders to join the 220th Military Police Brigade out of Gaithersburg, Md., in January.
NEWS
By DON AINES | January 2, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- In a ritual as old as warfare, the soldiers of C Troop, 2nd Squadron of the 104th Cavalry bid farewell Friday to parents, spouses and children to return to Fort Dix, N.J., before their deployment to Iraq. One last hug. One last kiss. A few words before parting. The sentiments have been the same for years, but the technology has changed, with families taking video and soldiers making cell phone calls and text messaging those who could not be present. "Are you warm enough?"
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April 21, 2013
Maryland Life magazine Ten Washington County businesses and attractions recently were honored by the readers and editors of Maryland Life magazine. The magazine's third annual Free State's Finest contest attracted more than 3,400 votes cast in 35 categories and numerous additional editors' choices. Honors went to: • Antietam National Battlefield, finest historic attraction and finest park • Black Rock Golf Course, finest golf course • Blue Goose Fruit Market and Bakery, editors' best-kept secret in Western Maryland • Hagerstown Premium Outlets, finest shopping • Knob Hall Winery, finest winery • LJ's and The Kat Lounge, editors' pick for finest happy hour • The Maryland Theatre, finest concert venue and finest theater • R. Bruce Carson Jeweler, finest jeweler • Sagittarius Salon and Spa, editors' pick for finest spa • Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, finest museum Orthopaedic Associates Dr. Shabbar Hussain opened a satellite office of Orthopaedic Associates on Jan. 2 at 12821 Oak Hill Ave., Suite 3, in Hagerstown.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | September 3, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Pennsylvania National Guard members based in Franklin County are expected to return home this weekend after eight months in Iraq. A spokesman for the Chambersburg-based 2nd Squadron, 104th Cavalry, said soldiers from that unit would be leaving Fort Dix, N.J., at 9 a.m. Friday and are expected to arrive at the armory in Waynesboro, Pa., at about 12:30 p.m. Capt. Cory Angell, a public information officer for the Stryker Brigade, said schedules are subject to change.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | August 28, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- More than 100 Pennsylvania National Guard members based in Chambersburg were expected to return to the United States on Saturday. Capt. Cory Angell, a public information officer, said flight times can change, but the soldiers were expected to arrive in Fort Dix, N.J., Saturday morning. They've been deployed to Iraq since the start of 2009. The 2nd Squadron of the 104th Cavalry is part of the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team. Angell said he's not sure when the unit's comrades who are based in the Waynesboro, Pa., armory will return.
NEWS
January 20, 2009
MAY 17, 1976-JAN. 16, 2009 FORT DIX, N.J. - Staff Sgt. Jason E. Keefer, 32, of Fort Dix, N.J., died Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, at University of Pennsylvania Hospital. Born May 17, 1976, he was the son of Ronald E. Keefer of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Suzette Brackett of Winchester, Va. He was a 1994 graduate of Berkeley Springs (W.Va.) High School. He was a flight engineer with the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by his wife, Christina Hood Keefer; one daughter, Sara; one son, Jaxon; grandmother, Mary E. Keefer of Falling Waters, W.Va.
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By DON AINES | January 2, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- In a ritual as old as warfare, the soldiers of C Troop, 2nd Squadron of the 104th Cavalry bid farewell Friday to parents, spouses and children to return to Fort Dix, N.J., before their deployment to Iraq. One last hug. One last kiss. A few words before parting. The sentiments have been the same for years, but the technology has changed, with families taking video and soldiers making cell phone calls and text messaging those who could not be present. "Are you warm enough?"
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By JENNIFER FITCH | December 22, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Families of Pennsylvania National Guard members headquartered in Franklin County got an early Christmas gift wrapped in camouflage Monday when their loved ones returned from three months of training. The 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, including about 88 guardsmen based in Chambersburg, Pa., and Waynesboro, leaves for Iraq early in the new year. A busload of guardsmen joked and watched movies when they left Fort Dix, N.J., on their way to the Waynesboro armory.
NEWS
November 27, 2008
Help VFW post to bring vets home for Christmas To the editor: At this time I would like to introduce myself and tell your readers what the "Bring a Vet Home for Christmas" program is all about. It seems that Troop C 2, 104th Cavalry is now in Fort Polk, La., for training prior to going over to Iraq. These young men and women will return to Fort Dix, N.J., on Dec. 22. Uncle Sam is providing that transportation. The problem is that they will be at Fort Dix from that date until Jan. 2, at which time they will depart for Iraq.
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By DON AINES | September 10, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. As they walked off the buses onto a red carpet, the eyes of the men and women of the 324th Military Police Battalion searched the cheering, flag-waving, sign-holding crowd, looking for someone to hug - wives, husbands, children, parents, girlfriends. Family members gathered outside the Frank M. Parker U.S. Army Reserve Center, edged forward, some pushing strollers or carrying infants, to greet the soldiers on their return from more than a year in Iraq. "She's almost done," said Sgt. Cole Baker of Fayetteville, Pa., as his 8-month-old daughter, Hailey, was finishing a bottle of formula.
NEWS
July 6, 2007
Army Staff Sgt. Jason C. Woods, son of James D. Woods of Kailua, Hawaii, and Jo Ann Campbell Berke of Hagerstown, has been mobilized and activated for a future deployment to an undisclosed overseas location in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Woods is a force protection supervisor normally assigned to the 58th Brigade Combat Team, Baltimore. Woods received an associate degree in 1998 from Essex Community College, Baltimore. Army Staff Sgt. Michael K. Cole, son of Roger L. and Charlene A. Hawes of Smithsburg, has been mobilized and activated for a future deployment to an undisclosed overseas location in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
NEWS
May 16, 2007
"I'm asking again for an answer to my question: Why does the National Rifle Association want people to own Communist-invented weapons?" - Smithsburg "These super liberals never seem to amaze me. To the caller who complained because the men arrested in Fort Dix had their civil rights violated. Gee, what a shame. They were going to kill American soldiers. They should have their civil rights violated, and they should have other rights violated. Their right to live should be violated.
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