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Military Matters

A service in remembrance of sacrifices

Observers of Memorial Day weekend gathered at Bartlett Woods Church of Christ (7900 Old Brownsville Road, Arlington) on Sunday, May 24, for a ceremony to remember the sacrifices of military veterans as well as first responders at home. Services included: Opening prelude, “There She Stands” Presentation of Colors by the Bartlett Police Honor Guard Pledge […]

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U.S. Naval Academy seeks students for Summer STEM

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Applications are now being accepted through April 15 for the United States Naval Academy Summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Program, which will be held in three sessions: June 1-6 for rising 9th graders June 8-13 for rising 10th graders June 15-19 for rising 11th graders This academic program is designed […]

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Honored service

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Bartlett honored its military veterans at a Nov. 11 ceremony in Veterans Park. The event is now in its ninth year. The program included: Posting of the colors: Bartlett Police Department Honor Guard Pledge of Allegiance: Steve Sims, Vietnam veteran (Army) and Commander of American Legion Post 249 Prayer: Pastor Walter Peggs, U.S. Air Force Welcome: David […]

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Veterans to be honored Nov. 11 in Bartlett

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The public is invited to attend a free Nov. 11 ceremony at Veterans Park in Bartlett in honor of American military veterans. The event will be 10-11 a.m. The park is located at the corner of Bartlett Boulevard and Bartlett Road. For more information about this event, call Bartlett’s Office of Community Relations at (901) […]

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Military Matters for July 17, 2014

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Air Force Airman Michael J. Mejia graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward […]

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Remembered with honor

More than 1,000 volunteers helped to decorate graves at Memphis National Cemetery on May 24 in honor of America’s fallen veterans on Memorial Day weekend. This year was the 31st remembrance on the grounds. The slideshow of Theron Malone’s photos above includes: Angel Hernandez and Heather Cliburn from Bartlett troop #27 placing flags on veterans’ graves. […]

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31st annual Memorial Day event honors vets

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Each year, more than 1,000 Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, American Heritage Girls, Boys Clubs and other Mid-South organizations honor fallen veterans by placing more than 42,000 flags on the graves at Memphis National Cemetery. It generally takes participants fewer than 30 minutes to place over 42,000 flags on the graves. Their volunteer work this Saturday […]

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Bartlett, Arlington, Lakeland announce Memorial Day closures

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For Memorial Day on Monday, area municipalities have announced the following closures and service delays. Bartlett: City offices and the library will be closed on Monday. Trash pick-up will be delayed one day, with the Monday pick-up moved to Tuesday and the Friday pick-up moved to Saturday. The Bartlett Recreation Center will be open 8 […]

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Memorial Day services slated

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Special area activities for Memorial Day weekend have been announced by the Marine Corps League (MCL), Sgt. Walter K. Singleton Detachment 476 in Memphis, and the public is invited to attend and pay their respects: 8 a.m. Saturday, Memphis National Cemetery, Rifle Detail at the Boy Scout Memorial 2 p.m. Saturday, Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Recognition […]

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Bolton sailor has second reunion at sea

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BUSAN, Republic of Korea — Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Aleasha Gatewood, a 2010 Bolton High School graduate and Navy Sailor for the past three years, had a rare opportunity to spend time with her aunt, Lt.j.g. Aricka Faulkner, recently on the flagship U.S.S. Blue Ridge (LCC 19). They were underway in support of the Key Resolve […]

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Military Matters for April 24, 2014

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Navy Seaman Recruit Christopher R. Paulk, son of Clifford J. Paulk of Bartlett and Jennifer G. Paulk of Marysville, Wash., recently completed eight weeks of U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Paulk is a 2013 graduate of Marysville Getchell High School in Marysville, Wash. Training included classroom study and practical […]

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Military Matters

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Air National Guard Airman Nathaniel C. Huntley graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. He completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits […]

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