USAF colonel addresses veterans at senior center

first_img USAF colonel addresses veterans at senior center Book Nook to reopen Print Article By Jaine Treadwell Janet Motes, director of the Colley Senior Complex, welcomed a packed house of veterans to the annual Veterans Day Breakfast at the Lillian Green Nutrition Center Tuesday. Motes told the veterans that there are no words to adequately express the country’s appreciation for their sacrifices.“There is no way that we can repay the debt that is owned to you,” she said. “You are the ones who stepped up and paid the price for our freedom. We owe you more than we can ever give.”However, when the featured speaker, Col. Lee Pittman USAF, Randolph AFB, stepped to the podium, he said that the soldiers are thankful for the opportunity to serve their country. You Might Like Troy police investigating murder The Troy Police Department is investigating the murder of a 26-year-old man that occurred Monday night south of Troy. The… read more Email the author Latest Stories In addition, Pittman said the Air Force has 210,000 at home stations and 4,000 troops in combat convoy assignments.In one month, the Air Force delivered 4,000 truck loads of supplies to Iraq and that was without endangering soldiers on the ground.Pittman’s pride in the United States Air Force is secondary to the pride that he has in his country and its ability to field the greatest fighting force on earth.Motes expressed appreciation to Pittman for his service and for his willingness to address the largest group of veterans that have attended the annual Veterans Day Breakfast. Published 10:00 pm Tuesday, November 11, 2008 Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “Many sacrifices are made but we come away better for having served,” the Troy native said. “I know that I’m a better person because of my service and I shudder at the thought of what I might have been if I had not joined the Air Force.”Pittman spoke about the recent changes that in Air Force training to create a warrior mind set among the airmen.“Airmen will now be more combat focused so that they can be deeply involved in ground operations,” Pittman said. “On Sunday, the basic Air Force training will be increased to eight and a half weeks. The extra two weeks will focus on combat training skills.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Pittman said in 2004, the Army asked that the airmen help with convoy duty.The Air Force’s convoy combat course is designed so that airmen will not only drive trucks but also be able to fight and survive on the ground.Pittman said the deployment of airmen around the world is substantial.“We have 33,000 airmen deployed around the world and 26,000 of those are in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa,” Pittman said. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

Brundidge to host ‘Making Alabama’ bicentennial exhibit

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Published 3:00 am Saturday, January 12, 2019 Bowden said he is also proud the City of Brundidge included the BHS in the opportunity to bring such an outstanding and important exhibit to Brundidge.“We are proud and excited to be a part of it and appreciate the efforts of the City of Brundidge to bring it to our town,” he said. “This is a great opportunity for our town and all Pike County. I hope people will take advantage of this opportunity to visit the exhibit because, as the Alabama Humanities Foundation reminds us, we all belong to Alabama’s 200-year story.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Linda Faust, City of Brundidge administrative assistant, said City Manager Britt Thomas received information about the traveling exhibit and submitted an application to have the exhibit come to Brundidge.The exhibit will be displayed in each county in the state at some point during the three-year celebration of Alabama’s Bicentennial- 2017, 2018 and 2019.“Brundidge is very fortunate, very honored to have been chosen as a site for Making Alabama: A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit,” Foust said. “Our residents and those throughout the county will have an opportunity to view this amazing exhibit and learn more about this great state of ours.” By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Making Alabama: A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit is coming to Brundidge.The exhibit, presented by the Alabama Humanities Foundation, tells the larger than life story of Alabama’s 200 years in the making and will be available for viewing at the Arts Center at Pike County High School for two weeks in June.A group of forerunners from the City of Brundidge and the Brundidge Historical Society traveled to Selma Thursday to learn how to assemble and display the exhibit and learn more about the role they will play as docents. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Skip Lawrence Bowden, BHS president, said about 10 counties participated in Thursday’s training session in Selma.“I was proud that we were included in the training session and that we had good participation,” Bowden said. “There is much more to bringing the Making Alabama exhibit to a city than I had imagined. The exhibit is delivered in big wooden crates. The exhibit has to be unloaded and assembled and that is no easy task. Having an opportunity to participate in the training was a good learning experience.” Latest Stories Brundidge to host ‘Making Alabama’ bicentennial exhibit Print Article You Might Like Troy man struck, killed by vehicle while crossing Elba Highway A Troy man lost his life Thursday night when he was struck by a vehicle while he apparently attempted to… read morelast_img read more