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Public Invited to Attend The Second Annual OCS Recognition Ceremony This Saturday

In conjunction with the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce, ‘Our Community Salutes’ (OCS) hosted the event to honor several upstanding young men and women, thanking them for their pledge to serve our country. Read more…

May 28th, 2017|Categories: National, Texas|

Army Reserve Leader Honors Newest Military Enlistees

The commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Regional Support Command served as guest speaker during the sixth-annual Our Community Salutes recognition ceremony May 16 at the Cavaliers County Club here.

Maj. Gen. Troy D. Kok joined Wilmington University and the Delaware Chapter, Association of the United States Army in honoring more than 100 high-school students who have volunteered to enlist in all branches of the U.S. military following graduation. Read more…

May 28th, 2017|Categories: Delaware, National|

To Honor, Serve and Advocate

In honor of those who’ve served and in memory of those who’ve lost their lives, The War Memorial hosts its Memorial Week celebration.

Sponsored by Wins for Warriors Foundation, the week includes three events that pay tribute to veterans, military service members and their families, kicking off Tuesday, May 23, with Our Community Salutes.

A reception for families begins at 6 p.m., followed by the recognition ceremony, which is open to the public, at 7 p.m. Read more…

May 28th, 2017|Categories: Michigan, National|

Central Virginia Students Recognized for Military Enlistment

High school students preparing to take the next step in their military career were recognized.

The second annual Our Community Salutes recognition ceremony was held at Lane Auditorium on Saturday.

The recruits are students from all over Central Virginia, and they took an oath of enlistment depending on the branch of service in which they were planning to enlist. Read more…

May 28th, 2017|Categories: National, Virginia|

88th RSC commander joins Fort McCoy community and Medal of Honor Recipient in Armed Forces Day Salute to Future Service Members

The Fort McCoy community gathered together for an “Our Community Salutes” event at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin on Armed Forces Day to salute graduating high school seniors who have enlisted in the military.
“Our Community Salutes”, created in 2009 by Dr. Kenneth E. Hartman, is a national non-profit organization designed to recognize and honor high school seniors who have committed to enlist in the Armed Forces following high school graduation. Read more…

May 28th, 2017|Categories: National, Wisconsin|

Army Reserve General Helps Honor High School Seniors

Hundreds gathered here to celebrate the induction of newly enlisted recruits into the U.S. Armed Forces.

Our Community Salutes organized the annual event to honor high school seniors who had just sworn into the military. Attendees included friends, family, Service Members and public officials.

Our Community Salutes is a not-for-profit dedicated to honoring graduating high school seniors enlisting into the military. Read more…

May 28th, 2017|Categories: National, New York|

Fairleigh honors HS grads enlisting in military

Speakers at the event included Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (N-11), Fairleigh President Christopher Capuano, Our Community Salutes founder Ken Hartman, U.S. Army Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion, Commander Lieutenant Colonel Edward Croot, U.S. Air Force 314th Recruiting Squadron Commander Lt. Col. George A. Peasant, and New Jersey National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion Commander Major Joseph Gagnon. Read more…

May 18th, 2017|Categories: National, New Jersey|

Enlisting In The Military After High School On The Rise, Recruiters Say

Many high school students decide to get into the workforce or pursue a college degree after graduating, but more students are trying something different. They are heading into different branches of the U.S. military.

“I’m joining the Army,” said Zachary Irwin, a graduating high school senior from Camden County, New Jersey. Read more…

May 18th, 2017|Categories: National, New Jersey, OCS South Jersey|

Hundreds of San Antonio’s High School Seniors Moving on to the Military

What to do after high school? That’s a pretty big decision. Hundreds of San Antonio graduating seniors are choosing to serve their country.

Alyssa Solano’s decision to join the U.S Army was easy.

“What really inspired me was my grandfather,” she said. “He was in the Army, in the Vietnam War, and I wanted to follow in his footsteps.” Read more…

May 18th, 2017|Categories: National, OCS San Antonio, Texas|

Central Virginia Students Recognized for Military Enlistment

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) — High school students preparing to take the next step in their military career were recognized. The second annual Our Community Salutes recognition ceremony was held at Lane Auditorium on Saturday. Read more…

May 8th, 2017|Categories: National, Virginia|