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2011-04-06 13:22:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania National Guard will celebrate Earth and Arbor Day with educational displays and children's activities from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 29, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Lebanon County. The event, which will be held in the Keystone Conference Center that overlooks Marquette Lake, is free and open to the public. "Sustaining the Environment for a Secure Future" is the theme of this year's event. "Our goal is to...

2011-04-04 13:48:00

Area Residents May Notice Increased Noise HARRISBURG, Pa., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An artillery live-fire exercise will be conducted between the hours of 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. from April 4-8 at Fort Indiantown Gap, Lebanon County. Live-fire exercises using 155-millimeter artillery, conducted approximately six times a year, are announced to alert area residents to the potential for increased noise levels. Fort Indiantown Gap offers more than 17,000 acres and 140 training...

2011-03-08 14:48:00

Area Residents May Notice Increased Noise HARRISBURG, Pa., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Artillery live-fire exercises will be conducted between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. from March 9-12 at Fort Indiantown Gap in Lebanon County. Live-fire exercises using 155-millimeter artillery, conducted approximately six times a year, are announced in advance to alert area residents to the potential for increased noise levels. Fort Indiantown Gap offers more than 17,000 acres and...

2011-03-02 12:58:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Forestry Department will conduct a 2,500-acre prescribed burn in the training corridor at Fort Indiantown Gap, Lebanon County, from approximately noon - 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 3. A prescribed burn is a forestry management technique used to reduce the amount of combustible material naturally existing in the wilderness. The practice is conducted when conditions such as humidity, wind...

2011-02-24 11:07:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today appointed Robert F. Powelson of Chester County to serve as chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, or PUC. Powelson has served as a PUC commissioner since June 2008. "As a commissioner, Robert Powelson has provided an active voice for Pennsylvania ratepayers on issues such as nuclear power production, competitive markets, renewable investment, broadband deployment, infrastructure...

2011-02-02 14:26:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced that he intends to nominate Major General Wesley Craig, 64, of Oreland, Montgomery County, as Adjutant General of Pennsylvania. As such, Craig will lead the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. "Major General Craig has devoted his career to serving our nation," Corbett said. "His record of exemplary leadership, along with more than 30 years of military experience, makes him an ideal...

2010-12-22 13:59:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- BrabenderCox announced the opening of a new office in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The political consulting firm presently has offices in Northern Virginia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Brian Nutt, a highly respected Pennsylvania political advisor, will soon join the firm as Managing Partner of BrabenderCox's Harrisburg office. Brian recently served as Campaign Manager for Pennsylvania Governor-elect Tom Corbett's successful gubernatorial...

2010-10-22 15:21:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 800 members of the Pennsylvania National Guard are deploying to communities throughout the state now through November as part of a new nationwide initiative intended to make cleaner, more vibrant communities. Called "Guard the Environment," this new initiative of the National Guard Bureau includes recent recruits and the troops that train them performing environmentally friendly activities across the state, such as cleaning...

2010-10-04 11:08:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Maj. Gen. Jessica L. Wright, adjutant general of Pennsylvania, will host the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs' quarterly "virtual town hall" session from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7. Mixing elements of a live blog and a moderated chat, the session will allow computer users to submit a question about DMVA and the Pennsylvania National Guard. Gen. Wright will answer as many questions as time allows. Maj. Gen. Stephen...

2010-09-27 10:58:00

Maj. Gen. Wright Appointed to Pentagon Leadership Position; Governor Names Maj. Gen. Sischo Acting Adjutant General HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today that Major General Jessica L. Wright will step down as commander of the Pennsylvania National Guard and as head of the state's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Oct. 29 to become deputy assistant secretary of defense for manpower and personnel in the U.S. Department of...