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Ahwahnee Residents Reflect On D-Day Ceremonies

AHWAHNEE — When the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France was commemorated last month on June 6, Ahwahnee residents John and Jannai Pero attended the ceremonies with family members. Their son, currently stationed in Germany, was part of the paratrooper drop reenactment of the historic day over 12,000 paratroopers dropped behind enemy lines in Normandy to help defeat the ...

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North Fork Native Participates In Multinational Exercise In Baltic Sea Region

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rusty K. Pang, Navy Office of Community Outreach —  KIEL, Germany – Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Beck, a native of North Fork, participated in the Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) exercise with 18 other nations. “I am looking forward to continuing my training to qualify in my air warfare qualification pin,” said Beck. “I used ...

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Strength And Pride In The Marine Corps

By Jordan Tuttle — O’NEALS — Nothing makes our school happier than seeing students succeed in achieving their goals. Seeing kids heading out to the college of their dreams makes both the teachers and students very proud. While college is great, one of the most selfless things someone can do is to join one of the branches of the military ...

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Bridging Veterans And Building Community Through Baseball

By Cheyenne Upton — O’NEALS — As a freshman, Aaron Hall was inspired to start his Senior Legacy Experience (SLE) because his dad was deployed and stationed in Afghanistan. He wanted to be able to do something for the veterans in the community and for those serving alongside his father. The primary focus for the Military Appreciation Game was to ...

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By Veterans, For Veterans: A Monumental Accomplishment

AHWAHNEE — Today was a celebration of our veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces, and also a recognition of what can be accomplished through the hard work and dedication of a group of veterans and local citizens. Hundreds gathered at the Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park this morning for the dedication of the Veterans’ Memorial — a ...

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Heroes Big And Little Play Free At The Lake

BASS LAKE — To honor Memorial Day weekend while celebrating the onset of the summer season, a special event is happening in the Bass Lake Water Sports marina at the Pines Resort on Friday morning, May 27. The sound of the National Anthem will resonate out over the glassy lake, as the Yosemite High School Color Guard kicks off a ...

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Marine Corps Birthday Bash at ECCO

OAKHURST — This weekend marks the 238th birthday of the United States Marine Corps (USMC), and the Griswold Mountain Detachment of the Marine Corps League is celebrating by sponsoring a dinner and dancing party on Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Evergreen Conference Center Oakhurst (ECCO). The USMC Annual Birthday Ball commences at 1700 hours, or 5 p.m., with a no-host ...

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Minarets High Honors One Of Their Own

Written by Don Grove O’NEALS – Joe Lee graduated from Minarets High in the spring of 2013. He then joined the U.S. Marine Corps and graduated from boot camp on Friday, Sept. 6. He is currently home on leave until he reports to Camp Pendleton in Southern California for additional training.

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The Color Of Veterans Day

“The War To End All Wars” officially ended on June 28, 1919, with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. But the armistice that ended the fighting in World War I, then known as The Great War, went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11, ...

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