Latest Pennsylvania National Guard Stories

2014-09-25 12:27:50

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Nov. 4 gubernatorial election approaches, incumbent Republican Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolfe are in the midst of a series of debates leading up to the election. History is on Corbett's side. No incumbent has lost a bid for re-election in over 100 years. But the polls right now are giving Wolfe a decided edge. The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania has assembled a panel taking a look at the governor's...

2014-08-18 16:20:31

Free event to showcase the value of the National Guard HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania National Guard is scheduled to host a free public open house at Muir Army Airfield, Fort Indiantown Gap, Lebanon County, on Saturday, Sept. 6. Opening ceremonies begin at 11 a.m., and the event will continue until to 4 p.m. The entrance to the event will be located at the corner of Fisher Avenue and Smathers Road. "We chose this theme, 'The Value of the...

2014-07-15 16:20:43

Supreme Court Justice and Senator Honored HARRISBURG, Pa., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs today inducted Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery and Pennsylvania Senator Lisa Baker into its Hall of Fame, recognizing their exceptional service to veterans, the military and the nation. McCaffery, of Philadelphia, has been instrumental in the creation of "Veterans Courts" across Pennsylvania, which assist...

2014-05-21 16:24:46

PHILADELPHIA, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrate the shared birthday of two of our country's greatest institutions--the American flag and the U.S. Army--during Philadelphia's Stripes and Stars Festival on Saturday, June 14, 2014. Events include flag raising ceremonies, giant flag folding demonstrations, a special exhibition on the history of the flag, and a moving naturalization ceremony. In connection with the Army's 239th birthday, the festival will also feature...

2014-03-03 16:20:57

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today released a copy of a National Governors Association letter to President Obama, signed by 50 governors across the country. The letter opposes potential cuts to the Army National Guard advocated by the U.S. Army's fiscal 2015 budget request. "The National Guard plays a pivotal, cost effective role in protecting Pennsylvanians," said Governor Corbett. "As we've seen with the recent weather related...

2014-02-28 12:22:49

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett has announced the appointment of Susan "Susie" Shipley to the Port of Pittsburgh Commission where she will serve as commission chair. Shipley is the president of the Western Pennsylvania and Ohio Valley region at Huntington Bank. A dynamic business leader with over 25 years of domestic and international banking experience, Shipley has an impressive track record of building businesses and strong cohesive...

2014-02-04 16:23:53

True cost to our public lands still unknown HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2014-2015 budget proposed today by Governor Tom Corbett factors in $75 million in drilling revenue to be accrued via the lifting of a moratorium on further leasing of state park and forest lands for gas development. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130211/DC57616LOGO) "This will place more and more of the budget burden on the backs of public lands," said Cindy Dunn,...

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