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Indiana Army National Guard Appoints New Commander 

 

Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger has selected Col. Barry Richmond to take charge of the Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center during the official change of command ceremony at Camp Atterbury Veteran's Memorial, at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 9th.

"Col Richmond is an ideal citizen-soldier and Hoosier who is the perfect person to lead this organization into the future," said Umbarger.‑
Col. Richmond, who was born May 1951 in Madison...

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Soldiers from the 76th Infantry Brigade, Indiana National Guard, assigned to Coalition Joint Task Force Phoenix were honored here May 28, 2005 during a graduation ceremony held for an Infantry military occupation skill qualification course.

It is only the second time in history an infantry MOSQ course has been held in a combat zone, the first being in World War II Task Force Phoenix spearheaded the qualification course during their deployment to train the Afghan National Army.

"As you know...

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photo by Bill Scott Adam Longsworth, 2003 Elmhurst Grad, throwing the discus at the Taylor Invitational in mid-April for the University of St. Francis.

Elmhurst grad sets sights higher after his 8th-place finishing NAIA National Meet

 

Adam Longsworth didn't have his sights set exceptionally high heading into his first NAIA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships, but the University of Saint Francis red-shirt freshman has raised his expectations since finishing eighth in the discus competition on May 28, 2005.

"It validated all the hard work with our coaches, all the training and practice," said Longsworth, who is a 2003 Elmhurst...

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Fresh off a trip from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II World Series in Millington, TN with the Madison Area Technical College Wolf Pack, utility man Craig Nyborg will now wear a Mallards uniform the team announced Wednesday. Nyborg led MATC in 2005 with six home runs, 51 runs scored and 50 runs batted in. He batted .333 for the MATC team, which appeared in its first NJCAA World Series since moving up to Division II in 2000.

The MATC and former Wayne High...

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Have lights to all entrances of your residence or business.

Have a viewer put in your door.

Never open the door to anyone except for the front door, and only when they are known.

Ensure that you have locks on all exterior doors and windows and use them.

Do not use your full name on your mailbox, telephone directory or answering machine.

Do not leave a schedule of times you will be gone on your answering machine.

Get to know your neighbors and find out which ones you can depend on.

Don't...

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GIS viewer provides free access to geographic and tax roll information

 

The public can now access a wealth of information about Allen County and individual properties online through Allen County's iMap geographic information system. By utilizing the free GIS viewer, users can research, view and download information from many county departments without‑leaving their home or office.

"In today's fast-paced world, time is precious," said Allen County Commissioner Linda Bloom, chair of the iMap...

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Fourth grade students at St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth Catholic School, Brooklyn Ave. welcome back Master Sergeant Michael Junk from his deployment in Afghanistan.

On Tuesday, May 17, the fourth grade students of Saint Joseph-Saint Elizabeth Catholic School met their pen pal Master Sergeant Michael Junk of the 221st Ordnance Company for the first time. MSgt. Junk and his wife, Tina, attended Mass with the students and then spent some time answering questions and sharing some of his experiences of the past year.

MSgt. Junk, along with his fellow ordnance members, returned home to their family and friends on May 2nd after a yearlong deployment in...

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The Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) recently introduced its Patriot Family Connection program to help connect deployed military members with their loved ones back home.

The new program offers family members, friends of deployed service members and AAFES associates a chance to record their greetings, words of support and thanks. Messages can be recorded 24 hours a day, free of charge, and are forwarded to American Forces Network (AFN) Radio, which is heard at locations overseas...

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Navy Seaman Chad N. Myers, son of Karen and Carl Myers of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Navy Seaman Mark C. McHenry, Fort Wayne, Indiana, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois.

During the eight-week program, Myers and McHenry completed a variety of training, which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also...

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