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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | August 10, 2012
Leadership of Letterkenny Army Depot transferred during a change-of-command ceremony Friday at the Chambersburg depot. Col. Cheri A. Provancha relinquished the title of commander to Col. Victor S. Hagan, who becomes the depot's 47th commanding officer. Nearly 300 elected officials, business leaders, soldiers, depot employees, and family and friends of honorees attended the ceremony. “This marks a new era of leadership for Letterkenny,” said Major General Lynn A. Collyar, commanding general of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | August 8, 2012
With Col. Cheri A. Provancha's days as commander of Letterkenny Army Depot drawing to a close, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey stopped by the Chambersburg base on Wednesday to formally recognize the commander. “I feel strongly about the work that you've done here, and I know the people of Pennsylvania are very grateful for your leadership here,” said Toomey, R-Pa. Toomey presented a citation to Provancha on Wednesday since he will not be able to attend the official change of command ceremony on Friday at 10 a.m., when Provancha relinquishes the title of base commander to Col. Victor S. Hagan.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | August 2, 2012
Reports that government funding cuts could lead to massive layoffs at Letterkenny Army Depot are premature, said L. Michael Ross, president of the Franklin County Area Development Corp. “We really did not need to create a public fervor over this,” Ross said. “It makes a lot of people uneasy.” U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., last week announced concerns about a defense bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives that would cut more than $2 billion from various depot accounts.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 26, 2012
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey announced concerns Thursday about a defense bill recently passed by the House of Representatives that includes a provision he says could dramatically affect operations and prompt layoffs at Letterkenny Army Depot north of Chambersburg. “The House bill would cut more than $2 billion from various depot accounts, essentially preventing Pennsylvania's depots from continuing to upgrade equipment currently in use by service members around the world,” Casey, D-Pa., said in a news release.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | May 16, 2012
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Mark S. Schweiker will speak Saturday during a ceremony to dedicate a Sept. 11 memorial at Letterkenny Army Depot. The ceremony, which is open to the public, will begin at 3 p.m. adjacent to the Letterkenny Chapel at 2171 Carbaugh Ave. Three steel artifacts recovered from the World Trade Center were fashioned into a sculpture that will serve as a permanent memorial to the thousands who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The sculpture first was unveiled to the public at a memorial service in downtown Chambersburg last September.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | March 27, 2012
More than 85 employers are expected at the second annual “Here to Help” job fair scheduled for Thursday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Chambersburg Mall at 3055 Black Gap Road. The event is hosted by state Sen. Richard Alloway II, R-Franklin/Adams/York, in partnership with the Franklin County Area Development Corp. and PA CareerLink of Franklin County. Organizers moved the event from Green Grove Gardens in Greencastle, Pa., to the mall to accommodate additional employers.
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March 12, 2012
Letterkenny Army Depot recently celebrated its Aviation Ground Power Unit with a ribbon cutting for its build-to-assemble and first-article testing programs. The depot commander, Col. Cheri A. Provancha, was joined by representatives from Headquarters Aviation, Aviation Ground Support Equipment, and Aviation Field Maintenance Division. Provancha provided a brief history of the Aviation Ground Power Unit program, which began in December 2005 when the depot was tasked by U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command to induct assets into a service life extension program.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | February 8, 2012
State and local leaders are bracing for another possible fight to protect military bases, including Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg. The U.S. Department of Defensewill request that Congress appoint a commission to study the future of military bases around the country, possibly in 2013 and 2015, Pentagon spokeswoman Lt. Col. Melinda Morgan said Wednesday. “We're in the process of making those requests,” she said. The Base Realignment and Closure Commission would identify military installations to be closed or changed in size.
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January 24, 2012
Letterkenny Army Depot is looking for former female employees from the 1940s through the early 1970s to participate in a group panel discussion in recognition of Women's History Month. The Federal Women's Program Committee of Letterkenny is hosting the discussion focusing on a woman's perspective of working at Letterkenny Army Depot and the changes that occurred throughout their careers. “Whether you were a wage-grade employee working in the shops, or a general schedule in an office environment, we would like to hear from you,” the Federal Women's Program Committee said in its announcement.
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January 11, 2012
Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., will hold a jobs and economy town hall meeting at 9 a.m. Friday at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg. Attendees must present photo identification to gain entrance to the depot. Visitors should use Advantage Avenue to access the gate at the intersection with Wisconsin Avenue. The town hall meeting will be held in the depot's building No. 10 at 1 Overcash Road.
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