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By ERIN JULIUS | December 20, 2009
CLEAR SPRING -- More than 100 troops serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait will get Christmas packages this month thanks to the efforts of Roberta Nave and the Ladies of Harley. On Dec. 4, they spent $1,552 to ship 157 boxes halfway around the world, to 147 Marines from a local unit and another 19 service members whose names they collected over the year. The holiday shipment is the biggest yet for the Ladies of Harley, associated with Williamsport Hog Chapter 1544. Some of the names were sent to her by local Marines and soldiers stationed overseas, who knew of people in their units who don't receive letters or packages from friends or family, Nave said.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | November 27, 2011
Some U.S. military members stationed in countries like Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait won't be home for the holidays, but a local group of dedicated people is making sure they are not forgotten. For the ninth year, about 50 people gathered Sunday at Camp Manidokan along Harpers Ferry Road south of Sharpsburg to put together 570 boxes containing Christmas cards, personal hygiene items and snacks that will be sent to U.S. military members serving abroad. The group started sending the packages after learning that some military members did not receive any mail.
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July 24, 2000
Halfway man joined West Point '04 class By KERRI SACCHET / Staff Writer HALFWAY - Jason Miller is not a typical 21 year-old. After spending a year at Shepherd College and a year at the University of Maryland College Park, he is now right where he wants to be - on his way to West Point. Miller left Thursday to join the class of 2004 at the U. S. Military Academy in New York. Out of 11,000 applicants from around the nation and world, he is one of only 1,190 cadets to be accepted this year into the elite educational institution.
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December 22, 2005
Army Pfc. Dustin T. Hastings , son of Timothy and Shari Hastings of Hagerstown, recently deployed overseas in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom for a one-year tour of duty. Hastings is assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Field Artillery in Kuwait, with his missions being in Iraq. Hastings, a 2003 graduate of South Hagerstown High School, joined the Army in July 2004. Air Force Airman Ryan K. Gamber , son of Tim and Cindy Gamber of Chambersburg, Pa., has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.
NEWS
November 18, 2008
KEEDYSVILLE - With the Nov. 20 deadline looming, Lynn Jones said only about 10,000 holiday cards have been collected by the South Washington County Military Support Group for U.S. troops serving in the Middle East. "In 2007, we sent 175 military members and their units 119,434 cards in three countries - Afghanistan, Kuwait and Iraq," Jones said in early October. The card drive started several years ago when she and others learned that many military members got no cards or packages while they were serving in the Middle East.
NEWS
November 16, 2008
KEEDYSVILLE -- With the Nov. 20 deadline looming, Lynn Jones said only about 10,000 holiday cards have been collected so far by the South Washington County Military Support Group for U.S. troops serving in the Middle East. "In 2007, we sent 175 military members and their units 119,434 cards in three countries -- Afghanistan, Kuwait and Iraq," Jones said in early October. The card drive started several years ago when she and others learned that many military people got no cards or packages while they were serving in the Middle East.
NEWS
September 8, 2007
Letterkenny Army Depot CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The annual service of remembrance for those who died Sept. 11 will be Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Letterkenny Chapel at Letterkenny Army Depot. The speaker will be Col. Philip A. Mahalic, a U.S. Army chaplain who recently returned from Afghanistan and Iraq and is assigned to the Carlisle (Pa.) War College. He also has spent time in Kuwait and Qatar. Music for the service will be provided by Joan Sachs and soloist Martin Wenger.
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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 DON AINES | August 2, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Letterkenny Army Depot will welcome its 45th commanding officer next week when Col. Robert A. Swenson hands over command to Col. Steven A. Shapiro. The ceremony will be at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at the depot recreation area. Maj. Gen. James R. Myles, commanding general of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, will officiate at the ceremony. Shapiro, 43, most recently the operations officer for the 3rd Corps Support Command in Wiesbaden, Germany, and Balad, Iraq, will command Franklin County's largest job site, with 3,029 federal and contract employees and military personnel, according to depot figures.
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