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122nd Fighter Wing Maintenance Munitions Specialists Staff Sgt. Brian Robbins (left), Staff Sgt. Steven Richardville (center), and Senior Airman Mark Evans, load a training ordnance, BDU-50, representative in size and weight of an explosive filled bomb to simulate the 500-pound MK 82 general purpose bomb.

Fort Wayne's 122nd Fighter Wing deployed 140 Airmen and 12 A-10C "Warthogs" to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana in support of Green Flag East. The primary objective of the three-week long Green Flag exercise was to prepare nearly 4,000 Soldiers for a potential combat deployment.

"Green Flag East was a good opportunity to practice the skills we would need to operate in a combat environment," said Lt. Col. Bill Leahy, 163rd Fighter Squadron Commander. "Our aircraft maintainer's performance...

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The nine-year old Blue Jacket, Inc., a Fort Wayne-based nonprofit, had only 9% of its graduates with criminal backgrounds return to crime and a 66% employment rate within three months of graduating the 4-week training.

For Blue Jacket, recidivism is defined as those that return to prison for any technical violation (not necessarily committing a new crime but violating a Parole or Probation Order) or those that are convicted of a crime within one year of graduating the Career Academy training...

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The 7th Annual Flea Market will be held on August 31 at the Heimach Senior Activity Center, 1800 E. 7th St., Auburn from 8a.m. through 4 p.m. Spaces (20 x 20) are still available by calling 1-260-925-3311. Ask for Janel.

Antiques, primitives, handmade items, furniture etc. available for great prices. High's Bar-B-Q chicken (dinners and halves) and pulled pork sandwiches plus awesome bake sale items and cold drinks will also be available. The Flea Market is an official activity of the the ACD...

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The Maumee Valley Antique Steam & Gas Association is having its 37th annual show August 14- 17, 2014 at Jefferson Township Park east of New Haven, IN between US 30 and US 24 at 1720 Webster Road north of Dawkins Road. For a map and more information visit our website at maumeevalley.org

We are featuring John Deere, Fordson, Ford tractors, cars, trucks and garden tractors. All other exhibitors are welcome. See antique steam engines, tractors, equipment, gas engines, antique trucks and cars...

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2014 Kekionga Festival

The Kekionga Festival begins Friday August 20th and continues through Sunday, August 24. With events held downtown,at Riverside Center and around town this is truly a city-wide event.

The sixth annual Mayor's Challenge begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, followed by a large number of events around the Riverside Center property.

Saturday activities at Riverside center include the living history village, historical and educational displays, food, and entertainment. Jackson Street, is home to the...

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Whether it's the first day of kindergarten, returning from a long summer vacation or going to a new school, back to school time can be overwhelming for many parents, children and teens. As the summer comes to an end and the time to return to work or school draws near, many Americans are likely to find their stress levels increase, according to the American Psychological Association (APA). The transition from summer to school time can test families' coping skills in dealing with adjustments such...

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Shekina-Dance

So you ask what is dancing? My business philosophy: dancing is a positive, morality movement and movement is a language, which communicates ideas, thoughts and feelings.

Please welcome Shekinah Dance Academy located at 5905 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46809, (260) 348-7586. Shekinah Dance Academy is a faith-based alternative of dance techniques without compromising lyrics or movements. We offer dance classes for all ages (age 3 to adults). We promote individual creativity in a respectful...

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Hubie Ashcraft will entertain at Leftfest by performing hits composed or sung by leftys.

What: Second Annual LeftFest – Fort Wayne
When: Wednesday, August 13
Where: 4005 South Wayne Ave., Fort Wayne
Time: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Why: To celebrate Southpaws and their contributions and to bring attention to the challenges they face adapting to a world designed for right- handed people.

Funds will be raised to give a helping South"paw" to the Allen County SPCA by encouraging attendees to drop a quarter in a special container every time they use the "R" word to mean "correct".

Every year...

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We continue to see unprecedented momentum in our City by investing in our future, attracting and retaining jobs, and remaining committed to enhancing our neighborhoods.

As part of our efforts to win the future and work together as a community, I recently had the opportunity to host a recognition event to celebrate the safe return of the first recipient of a Blue Star Banner.

Brian Kiess works in the City's Division of Public Works and recently returned home from deployment with the U.S. Army...

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