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2012-12-19 08:24:19

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experience the history of Pointe du Hoc, and tour this World War II D-Day landing site in France with the Pointe du Hoc mobile application. Built for both iPhone and Android devices, this GPS-enabled application allows you to experience the site, where U.S. Army Rangers scaled the 100 ft. cliffs of Pointe du Hoc, destroyed a critical German battery and took control of the coastal highway, playing a crucial role in the Allied success of...

2012-12-12 16:26:31

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The organization representing the National Guard officer corps on Capitol Hill has a brand new presence on the Internet. NGAUS today launched a completely redesigned and upgraded website at www.ngaus.org. In addition to a fresh look and greater functionality, the site has a variety of new features and content. The site also incorporates "responsive web" design, which automatically adjusts resolution, image size and scripting to the...

2012-11-21 16:21:03

National Press Club President To Host Honor Flight Film Screening and Moderate Panel Discussion WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On November 27, at 6:30 p.m., The National Press Club will show a free screening of the documentary Honor Flight followed by a presentation of WWII veteran Harvey Kurz's story to the Library of Congress and a question-and-answer panel discussion, ending at 8:30 p.m. Harvey Kurz will be available for press interviews starting at 3:00 p.m. the...

2012-10-10 07:20:57

GETTYSBURG, Pa., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In preparation for the 2013 Congressional Medal of Honor Society Convention in Gettysburg, the Convention Organizing Committee will host a ceremonial flag raising event on Wednesday, Oct. 17. The event, which will be held in Lincoln Square, will officially kick-off the events leading up to 2013 Convention, scheduled for Sept 18-22. During the ceremony, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and American flags will be raised in honor of the...

2012-07-10 06:24:26

This gripping account of the strength and weakness, sadism and masochism, masculinity and femininity, boundedness and porosity, cleanliness and filth that together make up military masculinity...will shock." Janet Halley, Royall Professor of Law, Harvard Law School "Aaron Belkin's fascinating, original, and authoritative book overturns conventional wisdom about military masculinity and raises important and troubling questions about warrior identity....A must-read book for anyone...

2012-06-06 10:22:44

RALEIGH, N.C., June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians' principal chief Michell Hicks has called the new gaming legislation signed into law today by Gov. Bev Perdue "an important milestone" for the tribe and the state of North Carolina. "The new compact will immediately create 400 new jobs and inject $30 million a year into an economy that has been hit hard in recent years," Hicks said, adding that the Eastern Band is "privileged and committed to help assure a more...

2012-05-17 06:26:11

Completion is expected by late spring 2013 PITTSBURGH, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Extensive renovations and improvements to the fountain at Point State Park in Pittsburgh are on track and even slightly ahead of schedule after mild winter weather, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard J. Allan said today. The $9.6 million project, the fountain's first major overhaul in almost 40 years, is supported by a combination of state investments and...

2011-10-11 13:12:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With its expansive backdrop of three major Pennsylvania rivers and abundant historic resources boasting National Historic Landmark distinction, Point State Park in Pittsburgh will host the Wild Resource Festival's annual salute to nature from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15. The 36-acre park is situated where the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers meet to form the Ohio River. "This is Point's day to shine after being selected...

2011-09-19 16:30:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) today urged the Pentagon to postpone allowing open homosexuality in the military, which is scheduled to begin tomorrow. FRC also called on Congress to hold hearings to determine whether the Obama administration exerted pressure on high ranking military officials in its rush to overturn the law, commonly referred to as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO)...

2011-09-18 15:55:00

Some Anticipate a Non-Event While Others Expect Significant Problems LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," (DADT) predictions about the impact of the policy's demise diverge sharply. On one hand, according to Professor Aaron Belkin, the repeal of DADT will be a non-event. "What the research shows," he said, "is that operationally, repeal is no big deal. Sure, there will be isolated adjustment issues. But overall, the...