Banner Archive for November 2017
 
Military Family Scholarship helps prolong USAWC family’s educational tradition
 
CARLISLE, Pa. (Nov. 30, 2017) – A military family scholarship and the generosity of one family prolonged the educational tradition of another, and brought the two families of the extended Army War College Community together for the common purpose of higher education.
 
Amelia Sniffin, daughter of Chap. (Col.) Peter Sniffin, Director of Ethical Development and Senior Chaplain here at the Army War College, was the first recipient of the Wallach Family Military Scholarship, which was awarded to her in 2016.  
 
Marshall Wallach, with his wife Diane and their sons, Marshall, Forbes and Clark, established the scholarship to benefit qualified active duty commissioned officers by providing need-based financial aid for a Hill School education. The Hill School is a boarding school located in Pottstown, Pa.
 
Marshall Wallach and Amelia Sniffin, Sniffin arrived at The Hill School in the fall of 2016, and is the first recipient of the Wallach Family Military Scholarship. Marshall Wallach and his family established the scholarship to benefit children of active duty officers. Currently The Hill School is seeking qualified Scholarship applicants for the 2018-19 academic year.
 
“I am so grateful for the Wallach Family Military Scholarship,” said Amelia. “Hill never would have been an option without it. I would encourage anyone who has the opportunity to apply for this scholarship to do so.”
 
The Wallach family has strong military ties. Marshall, a Hill School graduate himself, was an Army officer who served in Vietnam. His father and brother were also in the Army, and his father, a veteran of World War II, was an instructor here at the Army War College.
 
“The Wallach Family Military Scholarship is a way for me to give back to The Hill and to help another military family provide a Hill education to their son or daughter,” said Marshall.
 
Sniffin grew up in the Army as well, and in his years prior to high school experienced multiple school changes, because his father was on active duty and due to family PCSs. In 1977 he entered The Hill School, because his parents were seeking to stabilize his education. It was his fifth school in five years and boarding school would mean one school for his high school years.
 

The Hill has produced multiple members of Congress as well as many state legislators. Some well-known alumni include former Secretary of State James Baker, Academy Award winning director Oliver Stone, and the current Governor of Pa., Tom Wolf.

“It worked out well as I got a great education and was able to spend all of my high school years not just in one school, but one of the country's best schools,” said Sniffin. For mor information about the Wallach Family Scholarship fo here: The Wallach Family Scholarship.

USAG leadership share priorities, praise with employees at town hall

While a dim Reynolds Theater was the setting, the mood was anything but dark as garrison leadership held their first town hall meeting with employees Nov. 7.

Lt. Col. Sally Hannan, Garrison Commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Jamie Lethiecq, Installation CSM, spoke to employees about their sterling reputation beyond the gates, their priorities and shared feedback from others during their first town hall meeting here.

 “I know everyone always says it, but you are truly among the best of the best,” said Hannan. “Before I took command I knew of your reputation and you’ve shown it’s well deserved.

She spoke to the strengths of the garrison that included strengths of relationships and a reputation for being innovate thinkers.

“We do have our challenges though, such as being one-deep in some areas,” she said. “That’s why you all are so important. Everyone in this organization matters.”

She also challenged leaders at all levels in ensure they are communications with employees and to make sure information flows freely across the organization and wo focus on a positive workplace climate.

In discussing the IMCOM top priorities she noted that it was almost a complete reversal of priorities that were in place during the last 16 years of war.

“Our focus for the past decade has been on family and Soldier programs,” she said. “You’ll still see that being a priority, but the top priorities now are infrastructure, and meeting DoD standards for emergency services. We’re going to have to make some hard choices in the future about what services we offer and what we simply cannot do anymore.”  

The town hall meeting also served as an opportunity to unveil the new mission and vision for the Garrison, which shows direct correlation to the IMCOM and USAWC missions.

U.S. Army Garrison Carlisle Barracks Mission

USAG, Carlisle Barracks provides integrated base support to enable the mission of the US Army War College and military community to enhance readiness.

U.S. Army Garrison Carlisle Barracks Vision

A team of innovative professionals guided by Army Values delivering extraordinary services and facilities for our military community.

  1. Committed team
  2. Professional
  3. Grounded in Army values
  4. Unmatched support
  5. Enabling units

 

 


Ashburn Drive Gate closures for Thanksgiving holidays

Pedestrians who need access during the closure can call (717) 245-4115/3465 for a police patrol to open the gate.

Thanksgiving Holiday closure

The Ashburn Drive gate will be closed Nov. 23-26 for the Thanksgiving holiday. It will re-open for normal hours at 6:30 a.m. Nov. 27.


As holidays approach, be sure to maintain vigilance

As the holiday seasons approach deliveries from UPS, FedEX and US Postal Service become vulnerable especially when they are unexpected or left unattended at door steps.  Criminals are looking for them and the opportunity to help themselves to your packages.   Email scams from fraudulent delivery services, which may appear legitimate, asking you to track your deliveries by clicking on links are also weaknesses.  A few tips to help prevent these events from happening are:

                -Inform the intended recipient of a package or delivery of the proposed delivery date.

                -Request Delivery Services (UPS, FedEX, etc.) not leave packages unattended at residences.

                -Request signatures for receipt of deliveries.

                -Have the recipient pick up the delivery from a legitimate source such as the post office or local UPS, FedEX office.

                -If email is received asking you to track an unexpected package – Call The Delivery Service Directly and request verification  of the tracking number Do Not click on the tracking link in the email. This may cause damage to your computer or allow for other adverse conditions.

As always if something is suspicious report it.  Fraud reporting is available by going to the delivery company website.  Or, in the case of an emergency call 911 for the authorities to evaluate the case at hand.  Be vigilant and aware of your surroundings at all times.


Thanksgiving holiday closures for post services

DEERS/ID Card

The Carlisle Barracks DEERS/ID Card office will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 & 24. Customers might be able to receive DEERS/ID Card services on Friday, Nov. 24, at surrounding facilities located at Letterkenny Army Depot (717-267-8751), Naval Support Activity - Mechanicsburg (717-605-2276), and DLA DDC - New Cumberland (717-770-4567). Please call those facilities prior to going there because an appointment may be necessary to receive assistance.

Dunham U.S. Army Health Clinic

Dunham will be closed on Nov. 23 and 24 for the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Regular servies will resume of Nov. 27. In the event of an emergency call 911 or report to the nearest emergency room.

 


War College researcher honored by selection to prestigious fellowship
Story by Curt Keester
 
CARLISLE, Pa. (Nov. 20, 2017) – A prominent researcher associated with the Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute was honored by selection for a prestigious fellowship by one of the nation’s oldest centers working to champion independent policy research, scholarship and civil dialogue.
 
The American Academy of Arts & Sciences inducted Dr. Sumit Ganguly into its ranks at a ceremony in Cambridge, Mass., Oct. 7. The Army War College salutes Dr. Ganguly for the scholarly merit of his work that earned the honor for him. Ganguly was one of eight new members inducted for their work in Public Affairs and Public Policy.
 
Interests for Dr. Sumit Ganguly, a visiting researcher at SSI, include defense, security, foreign policy and a specialty in the South Asian region of the world. The American Academy of Arts & Sciences inducted Ganguly into its prestigious ranks at a ceremony in Cambridge, Mass., Oct. 7.
 
“My contributions are mostly focused on defense, security and foreign policy in this particular region of the world,” said Ganguly. “I’ve written extensively in this area. I consult for various agencies in the U.S. government … and I’ve tried very hard to bridge the gap between academia and policy.
 
“I’ve always seen that my academic work should inform policy making,” he noted.
 
SSI director Doug Lovelace invited Ganguly’s contributions as a visiting professor of research this year, knowing that his expertise in the US-India security relationship would fill a critical research capability gap.
 
“Membership in the academy is a great honor and is extended to only the most learned among us,” said Lovelace. “Dr. Sumit Ganguly, one of the world's foremost scholars on India and the larger South Asia region, clearly deserves such distinction.”
 
Ganguly’s diverse areas of study include international security, the role of nuclear weapons in international politics, ethnic conflict, and a specialization in the South Asian region, spanning Afghanistan to Burma and Nepal to Sri Lanka.
 
“For someone in my [public policy] category, I think it was the overall sweep of my work that got me in, rather than any particular breakthrough I’m associated with,” said Ganguly.
 
Ganguly’s home institution is Indiana University. He has a standing relationship with the Strategic Studies Institute of the Army War College, through conferences and books.
 
“Given India’s increasing importance both in Asia, and in international politics more generally, I think the Strategic Studies Institute thought it would be worthwhile to have me for a while,” said Ganguly.
 
“I grew up in a part of the world where I actually lived through three wars,” said Ganguly.
 
“In 1962, when I was a small child, I remember my mother coming home from work one afternoon quite early, and us sitting on our veranda talking to our neighbors, and my mother looking quite distressed saying one of the border towns in Northern India had fallen to the People’s Liberation Army. Even at that very tender age, I really felt this sense of fear that, at that time, my country being invaded….
 
“I saw the consequences of war first hand, and all of this led me to become interested in how do wars start, why do people resort to war given the awful consequences that wars bring?
 
As a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Ganguly is now in the company of elite, to include John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Robert Oppenheimer, T. S. Eliot, Edward R. Murrow and Duke Ellington. Among the fellows are more than 250 Nobel laureates and 60 Pulitzer Prize winners.
 
“I kept telling my wife, I said, ‘I think they’ve made a mistake,’” said Ganguly. “They really didn’t intend for me to be part of this, but I think they are now stuck having made the decision,” he joked.

With ‘fire is his heart’, Chachibaia becomes 66th Hall of Famer

Nov. 17, 2017 – Students, staff and faculty welcomed Maj. Gen. Vladimer Chachibaia to the Army War College for induction into the USAWC International Fellows Hall in Bliss Hall here today.

Maj. Gen. John Kem the Commandant of the Army War College walks down the hall of flags with Maj. Gen. Valdimer Chachibaia after his induction into the International Fellows hall of fame, Carlisle Barrcks, Nov. 17.

“This year is about friendship. It’s about knowledge you receive in this great institution,” said Chachibaia. “We have to read because when we read, we think; when we think, we analyze. While we analyze, we can predict and lay out trends and this is very helpful for our decision making process,” he said.

“The knowledge you gave us gave us this spark that ignited a fire in our hearts,” said Chachibaia to the faculty and leadership in the audience.

A member of the USAWC class of 2008, Chachibaia has served as the Chief of the General Staff of the Georgian Armed Forces since December, 2016.

“The friendship and brotherhood that I established here at the War College help me a lot,” said Chachibaia.  “The people-to-people relationship that we establish here, this big club, helped me to be successful,” he said.

Chachibaia started his military service as a private and rose to NCO rank in the USSR Air Forces.  He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Georgian Armed Forces in 1994 after graduating from the United Military Academy, Tbilisi, Georgia. He continued his military studies in the United States at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 2002 – 2003, and the U.S. Army War College, 2007 - 2008. 

Chachibaia served in several command and leadership positions: command of the 3rd Infantry Brigade, Georgian Military Contingent in Iraq; Deputy Chief of the Joint Staff of the Georgian Armed Forces; Chief of Staff of Land Forces; First Deputy Minister of Defense. He also served as a Senior Military Advisor in the UN Assistance Mission Afghanistan, UNAMA.

Maj. Gen. Vladimer Chachibaia speaks with members of seminar 6 before his induction into the International Fellows hall of fame, Root Hall, Nov. 17.

He is married to Bela Gargieva-Chachibaia, with whom he has three children, Giorgi, Anastasia, and Nino.

The International Fellows Program was established to advance mutual understanding and effective working relationships among senior U.S. officers and senior officers of select foreign countries by offering opportunity for senior military officers from allied and friendly countries to study, research, and write about subjects of significance to the security interest of the their own and allied nations. Further, the International Fellows in the Army War College enrich the educational environment for all students, and enables firsthand knowledge of U.S. culture and institutions through study and travel in the United States.


Robert D. Martin, USAWC Public Affairs Office
‘Outstanding’ – Army War College grads contribute into retirement

Nov. 17, 2017 – At 116 years old, the Army War College celebrated the contributions of the college and its graduates by honoring four outstanding alumni. These alumni were singled out for their exceptional service that followed military retirement and continues to reflect the values and strategic vision fostered by the Army War College. The event took place in Bliss hall.

“Every graduate from here has enormous potential and we expect as you graduate to make a difference and truly have a strategic impact,” said Maj. Gen. John Kem, Army War College Commandant. “The outstanding alumni program was started in a small way to recognize graduates who rose to even greater accomplishment as they moved out into the world. 

“They have set the standard for selfless service,” he said.

The four outstanding alumni for 2017 are retired Gen. Dennis J. Reimer, retired Lt. Gen. Walter F. Ulmer, Jr., retired Maj. Gen. Wesley E. Craig, Jr., Maj. Gen. David R. Bockel.  They join the ranks of 43 grads whose contributions endure through community or volunteer service.

Gen. Dennis J. Reimer, Class of 1979

Upon retirement, retired Gen. Reimer became the first Director of the National Memorial for the Prevention of Terrorism in Oklahoma City. He serves the chairman of Army Emergency Relief and is a director of Global Food Exchange. Reimer is director with Integrated Nano Technologies and is a long-serving member of the Board of Mutual of America.  He volunteers and speaks to many local military and veterans’ organizations and advises organizations like Remember my Service and the Story Rock division.  

“In everything he does Gen. Reimer displays the exceptional leadership skill and warm personal engagement that characterized his service throughout his military career,” wrote retired Brig. Gen. Harold Nelson in his nomination letter about the man whose service spanned from 1962 commission from the U.S. Military Academy to his final four years as Chief of Staff of the Army.

Lt. Gen. Walter F. Ulmer, Jr., Class of 1969

Following military retirement in 1985, Ulmer became President and CEO of the Center for Creative Leadership, and was selected, in 2002, as the first Gen. Omar N. Bradley Chair of Strategic Leadership at the war college. Ulmer then undertook a first-ever study of the Army Staff Climate within the Pentagon, first completed in 2011 and replicated in 2012. He continues to lecture on the subject of leadership, and leader development.

“There are very few individuals whose name always comes up when discussing the enhancement of leader development systems and process in the Army. Gen. Walter F. Ulmer is one of those names,” wrote Craig Bullis in his letter to the selection committee.  “His reputation as a leader development expert, a team player, and an all-around great human being have made significant and lasting contributions to our Army and our Nation.” Commissioned in 1952, Ulmer’s career highlights includes service as Deputy Commanding General of the Armor Center at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and Commandant of Cadets at the United States Military Academy

Maj. Gen. Wesley E. Craig, Jr., Class of 1993

Retired Maj. Gen. Craig has distinguished himself since his two military retirements first in 2006, and in 2015 after serving as the 51st Adjutant General of Pennsylvania. Craig’s public service contributions are many:  Chairman of the Board of the USO of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey; Life Member of the Association of the U.S. Army and its William Penn Chapter, and current member of the chapter's Executive Council. He is Honorary Board Member of the Gold Star Mothers National Monument Foundation and routinely speaks to high schools and other organizations about careers in the military and supports veterans’ events and programs throughout the Mid Atlantic.

“Maj. Gen. Craig’s contributions to build and sustain American, serve its citizens, and support its veterans are quite remarkable,” wrote Brig. Gen. George Schwartz. “His patriotism and selfless acts of service, across so many organizations as well as his continued support of the active and reserve components, have exceed those of the majority of us by a wide, wide margin,” he wrote about the Pennsylvania Army National Guardsman whose career began in 1968 with two years of active duty. Under his command, the 56th Mechanized Infantry Brigade earned the Governor’s Meritorious Unit Citation as the best brigade across the Army National Guard, which led to its selection as the National Guard’s first Stryker Brigade Combat Team.

Maj. Gen. David R. Bockel, Class of 1991

Retired Maj. Gen. Bockel distinguished himself since retirement in 2003 first as Executive Director of the Reserve Officers Association in Washington, D.C., and then as Executive Director of the Georgia Military Affairs Coordinating Committee and, finally, the Veterans Program Liaison of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development, Georgia Department of Economic Development. Bockel served as the first Georgia State Commissioner to the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission and then became State Chairman of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve for Georgia. He was instrumental in the creation of the enabling legislation for the Georgia Veterans Court Program and still serves as a volunteer mentor for the Cobb County Veterans Treatment Court.

Retired Brig. Gen. Thomas Maney wrote that, “Bockel is one the most dedicated and willing leaders …  who knows how to get things done and how find others to work together for their communities and for those in need…. Bockel does not care who got the credit, a refreshing and rare character trait, and one that inspires.” Bockel’s 37-year military career included service in Vietnam with units from the 25th Infantry Division and the 199th Infantry Brigade, 1967, and as the Commanding General, 90th Regional Support Command; Deputy Commanding General of United States Army Reserve Command; Commander, US Army Reserve Readiness Command; and Deputy Commanding General, 311th Theater Signal Command.  During his career, he also served in Vietnam in 1967


Veterans Day Meals and Deals

The following is a list of Veterans Day discounts on restaurants for 2017.

Keep in mind that most businesses require proof of military service, which can include a VA Universal Access Card, Military ID, DD-214 (Discharge Papers), Veterans Service Organization Card (VSO's include groups like the VFW, DAV, AmVets, MOAA, FRA, and the American Legion), a state-issued ID that shows veteran status or in some cases businesses will accept a picture of the veteran in uniform.

Not all franchise locations participate in their national chain's Veterans Day programs -- be sure contact your nearest establishment to make sure they are participating.

2017 Veterans Day Restaurant Specials:

Denny’s -- Active, inactive and retired military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam on November 10, from 5 a.m. to noon.

*NEW* Olive Garden – Active duty military and veterans get a free meal on November 11.

Golden Corral -- Golden Corral Restaurants' Military Appreciation Night free dinner will be available on November 13, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Military retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserves are all welcome.

Texas Roadhouse -- Texas Roadhouse locations nationwide will offer veterans a free lunch on November 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Offer is good for active duty, retired or former U.S. military.

Red Lobster -- Veterans, active duty military and reservists get a free appetizer or dessert from a limited menu on November 11.

Red Robin – Veterans and active duty military get a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries on November 11.

Outback Steakhouse – All active and retired service members a free Bloomin' Onion and a beverage on November 11. Additionally, November 12 through November 16, military members will receive 20% off their check and, beginning November 17, military will receive 10% off their check.

Ponderosa Steakhouse -- Veterans and active duty military get a free buffet on November 11.

*NEW* Buffalo Wild Wings -- Veterans and active duty military personnel receive one small order of wings and a side of fries for free on November 11.

Applebee’s -- Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu, on November 11.

Arooga’s -- Veterans and active duty military get a free pretzel from a fixed menu on November 11.

54th Street Grill -- Veterans and active duty military get a free entree on November 11.

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza -- Veterans and active military get a complimentary small order of meatballs with ricotta cheese on November 11.

Back Yard Burgers --On November 11, active duty service members and veterans get a free Back Yard classic Burger.

Bakers Square-- Veterans and active duty military get a free breakfast from a set menu on November 11.

*NEW* Bandana's BBQ -- Veterans and active duty military eat free (up to $10) on November 11.

Bar Louie – On November 11, veterans and active military personnel get a free flatbread or burger.

*NEW* Billy Sims Barbecue -- Veterans and active military get a free meal and a collector's cup on November 11.

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse -- All service members can enjoy a complimentary entree up to $12.95 by presenting a military ID or proof of service on November 10 and 11.

Black Angus Steakhouse -- This Veterans Day, Black Angus Steakhouse will offer veterans and active military professionals a special $9.99 Certified Angus Beef Top Sirloin Steak, served with home-style mashed potatoes, broccoli with garlic butter and a beverage. Offer is valid from open to 3pm on November 11 at participating locations, with a military ID.

Bob Evans -- Veterans and active military personnel receive a free meal from a select menu on November 11.

*NEW* Bombshells Restaurant and Bar -- Veterans get free meals, their families get a 20% discount on meals, and active duty military get a 20% discount on meals on November 11, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 AM.

Bonanza Steakhouses -- Veterans and active duty military get a free buffet on November 11.

Bruegger's Bagels -- Veterans and active duty military members get a free small drip coffee on November 11 at participating locations.

Burntwood Tavern -- Veterans and active military get a free lunch or dinner on November 11.

Calhoun's -- Veterans and active duty military get a free meal on November 11.

California Pizza Kitchen – Veterans and active military receive a free entrée from a special menu on November 11.

Cantina Laredo -- Veterans and active duty military get a complimentary meal up to $20 on November 11.

Cattlemens -- Active, inactive, and retired military personnel get a complimentary 8 oz. Sirloin Steak dinner on November 11.

CentraArchy Restaurants -- Veterans and active duty service members get a free entrée on November 12.

Chevys Fresh Mex -- On November 11 from 11am-10pm, veterans and active military personnel get a complimentary Fresh Mex 3-Item Combo.

*NEW* Chicken Salad Chick -- On November 10, veterans and active duty military receive a free Chick Meal and a drink.

Chipotle-- Active duty, National Guard, and retired military, military spouses with ID, and veterans get a buy-one-get-one (BOGO) deal from 5 p.m. to close on November 7.

Chuck E. Cheese's -- Military veterans get one free personal 1-topping pizza on November 11.

Cicis Pizza -- Get a free pizza buffet with Military ID on November 11.

Cotton Patch Cafe -- Veterans and active duty military get a free chicken fried steak or chicken fried chicken on November 11.

Country Cookin -- Veterans receive a free meal from 2 pm – 8 pm on Tuesday, November 14.

Cracker Barrel -- Veterans get a complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake on November 11.

Dunkin' Donuts -- Veterans and active duty military get a free donut on November 11 at participating locations.

Eat'n Park -- All active and former military personnel will receive a 10% discount for the entire month of November at all locations.

El Fenix -- Active duty and retired military members get a free meal from a select menu on November 11.

Famous Dave’s -- On November 11, former and current military personnel will receive a free Two Meat Salute.

Farmer Boys -- Veterans and active duty military receive a free Big Cheese cheeseburger on Friday, November 10.

FATZ Cafe -- Veterans and active military get a free Calabash Chicken entree on November 11 from 9 am to 3 pm.

Fazoli's -- Active, inactive and retired military personnel get a free spaghetti with marinara or meat sauce from November 10 through 12.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill -- Active duty military and veterans get a free lunch or dinner entrée on November 10 at participating locations.

Friendly's -- Friendly’s is treating veterans and active military to a free breakfast, lunch or dinner from a limited menu on November 11.

Gatti’s Pizza -- Veterans and active military members will receive a free buffet or a free medium 1-topping pizza for carryout on November 11.

Glory Days Grill -- Veterans get a free appetizer or a regular order of boneless or grilled boneless wings on November 11.

Green Mill Restaurant and Bar -- Veterans and active duty military get a free meal on November 11.

Greene Turtle -- Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal up to $12 on November 11.

Hamburger Stand -- Veterans and active duty military get a free hamburger, regular fries and a small Pepsi on November 11.

Hickory Tavern -- Veterans and active duty military get 50% off food and non-alcoholic beverages from a fixed menu on November 11.

Hooters -- Veterans and active duty military get a free meal from a select menu at participating locations on November 11.

Houlihan's -- Active military and veterans receive one free entrée from a select menu on November 11.

*NEW* IKEA -- Veterans get a free entrée on November 11.

*NEW* Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant -- Active duty military and veterans get a complimentary burger on November 10 and 11.

JJ’s Red Hots -- Veterans and active duty get a free meal including unlimited hot dogs, sausages, sides and non-alcoholic drinks all day on November 11.

*NEW* Krispy Kreme -- Veterans and active duty military get a free doughnut and small coffee on November 11 at participating locations.

*NEW* LaMar’s Donuts -- Veterans and active duty military get a free donut and 12 oz. coffee at participating locations on November 11.

Little Caesars -- Veterans and active military members receive a free $5 Lunch Combo from 11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. on November 11.

Logan’s Roadhouse -- Veterans and active duty military get a free entree from a special menu on November 11 from 11-4.

Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ -- During the month of November, active duty and veteran military personnel get 20% off. On Veterans Day, active duty military and veterans get a complimentary dessert on top of the 20%.

Main Event -- Veterans and active duty military play and eat for free on November 11 from open to 5 pm.

Margaritas Mexican Restaurant -- Veterans and active duty military will receive two complimentary entrees on November 11, one for themselves and one for their significant others at participating locations.

Max & Erma's – On November 11, participating locations are offering veterans and active military personnel a free Best Cheeseburger in America.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants -- Veterans and Gold Star honorees (parents and spouse) can enjoy a free entrée from a special menu on November 5.

Menchie's --  Veterans and active military personnel get their first 6 ounces of frozen yogurt for free on November 11.

Mimi’s Cafe -- Veterans or active duty military personnel can select from a special menu on November 11 for free. Drink purchase required.

Mission BBQ -- Veterans and active duty military get a free sandwich and a slice of cake on November 11.

Native Grill & Wings -- Veterans and active duty service members receive any menu item up to $11.99 for free on November 11.

Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub -- On November 11 from 11 am to 4 pm, veterans and active military get a free meal with purchase of an entree.

O'Charley's – Veterans and active duty service members get a free $9.99er entree on November 11.

On the Border -- Active and retired members of the military get a free combo meal on November  11.

Pancho's Mexican Restaurant -- Veterans and active duty service members will receive a 25% discount on their bill, excluding alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on Saturday, Nov. 11 and Monday, Nov. 13.

Quaker Steak & Lube -- On November 11, veterans and current service members can receive a complimentary or discounted meal of their choice.

Red Hot & Blue -- Veterans receive a free entrée with the purchase of a second entrée and two drinks on November 11. Coupon required.

RibCrib -- Veterans and active military personnel receive a free meal from a special menu on November 11.

Rock & Brews -- Veterans and active military personnel receive a complimentary meal on November 11.

Ruby’s Diner -- Veterans and active duty military receive a free Ruby's adult entrée on November 11.

Ruby Tuesday -- Veterans, active duty and reserve service members get a free appetizer on November 11.

*NEW* Sagebrush Steakhouse -- Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from a select menu on November 11.

Shari's Cafe and Pies -- Current and former military get a free pancake breakfast all day on November 11.

Shoney's -- Veterans and active duty service members get a free All You Care To Eat breakfast from 6am – 11am on November 11.

Sizzler -- Sizzler offers active duty military and veterans a free lunch from a limited menu on November 11 until 4 p.m.

Spaghetti Warehouse -- From November 10 through November 12 buy one entrée and get the second entrée free. Coupon required.

*NEW* Starbucks -- Veterans, active duty service members and spouses get a free tall coffee on November 11 at participating locations.

Tap House Grill -- Active, inactive and retired military personnel get a complimentary meal on November 11.

*NEW* Texas Steakhouse and Saloon -- Veterans and active duty military get a complimentary meal from a select menu on November 11.

*NEW* Tijuana Flats -- Veterans and active duty military get a free entree on November 11.

*NEW* Travel Centers of America -- On November 11, veterans and active military receive a complimentary meal from a select menu including a beverage.

*NEW* Twin Peaks -- Veterans, active duty military and reservists will eat for free from a select menu on November 13

Village Inn -- Veterans and active military personnel receive a free Inn-Credible V.I.B. Breakfast on November 11.

White Castle -- Veterans and active duty military receive a free combo meal on November 11.

Wienerschnitzel -- Veterans and active duty military receive a free Chili Dog, small fries and a small drink on November 11.

Wild Wing Cafe -- Veterans eat for free from select items on November 11 at participating locations.

World of Beer – All veterans and current service members receive a free select draught beer or $5 off your check on November 11.

Yard House -- Veterans and active duty military receive a complimentary appetizer on November 11.


Army Brass Band to highlight Downtown Carlisle Holiday Parade

The Army Field Chamber Quintet Brass Band will help kick off the holiday season as part of the Downtown Carlisle Christmas Parade on Friday, December 1, starting at 7:00 p.m. rain or shine. 

The parade runs south on Hanover Street from North Street to South Street, with Santa turning around and returning to the square.  At the conclusion of the parade, the Brass Band  will provide music as “Santa” will light the official Christmas tree and new Veteran’s Courtyard lights. The lighting will be followed by caroling in the square and a free movie showing at the Carlisle Theater at 9 p.m.

This year’s theme is “Light Up The Night” and the more than 30 floats, youth groups, marchers, dancers, and marching bands, will decorate with holiday or accent lights.

The parade will be held on Hanover Street between North and Willow Streets and will kick-off a weekend full of holiday events. Emceeing the night is RED 102.3 hosts, Phil the Thrill, Rick on Red, and Cody Lee.


Dickinson College, Carlisle Barracks partner for military appreciation events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark your calendars now as Dickinson College and Carlisle Barracks have announced that they have partnered to hold a series of military and veteran appreciation events at two upcoming Dickinson sporting events. 

Oct. 25, 7 p.m. Volleyball vs McDaniel

All attendees at this FREE game will receive a special commemorative pin and all military members, veterans and their families will be recognized during a pre-game ceremony. Kline Center - 575 W. High Street, Carlisle, PA 17013

Nov. 11, 1 p.m. Football vs. Ursinus

Join Dickinson for their final home game as all military members, veterans and their families will be recognized and Army War College and Carlisle Barracks personnel will take part in pre-game activities. Biddle Field Complex – W. High Street/Belvedere Street.

The entire Carlisle Barracks community is invited to these two special events as Dickinson College and Carlisle Barracks recognize the service and sacrifice of our servicemembers and their families.

“We are honored to partner with, and welcome the entire Carlisle Barracks community. For many years, our Dickinson athletic programs and student-athletes have benefited from strong mentorship relationships with representatives of the Carlisle Barracks and U.S. Army War College,” said Christian Payne, Dickinson’s Assistant Athletic Director for Media and Administration.

“We look forward to providing new, energizing opportunities to engage with, learn from, and celebrate alongside local veterans, active military, students, and their families at all of our athletic events,” Payne expressed. “This fall, our debut Military Appreciation Events for Dickinson Volleyball and Football will recognize military service and leadership, and celebrate unity in our Carlisle community, and beyond.”

All active duty and retired service members are encouraged to attend with their families during these two events, which are the first in a planned year-long partnership to recognize the service and sacrifice of our nation’s military.


Chapel offering seminar to help strengthen, provide tools for couples

Would you like to have the best tools and understanding available to grow and safeguard the relationship with your spouse? Then an upcoming seminar is just for you.

The Army War College Chapel is sponsoring an upcoming seminar for servicemembers and their spouse entitled “Connecting Conversations,” that will take place Nov. 17-18 at the Hilton Hotel in Harrisburg.

Aimed at Army War College students in seminar 1-15, but open to all, the free seminar is an interactive event that will enable couple to have key conversations to strengthen their relationship, according to Sgt. 1st Class Van Davis, Installation Senior Religious Affairs NCO. The seminar will allow each couple will have a chance to practice these conversations with coaching and mentoring provided by the facilitator.

This is a Senior Leader Care event based on Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and attachment concepts for Army leaders and their spouses. Through a combination of lecture, videotape, and exercises, participants will learn the basic concepts of EFT and Attachment Theory, their strategic relevancy to successful senior military couple relationships. Whether the relationship is healthy or in crisis, the couple will grow in safe communication and closeness. There is no group discussion / sharing. All discussion exercises will be with spouse only. 

Childcare for children under 12 will be provided and the seminar is not faith specific. The seminar begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 and ends at 3 p.m. on Sat. Nov. 18. Meals are provided as part of the seminar.

The seminar is limited to 30 couples. For more information or to register call Chap. (Col.) Jerry Sieg at (717)245-3318.


Army celebrates Native American Heritage Month

National Native American Heritage Month begins Nov. 1 each year to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of this country's original inhabitants, explorers and settlers. Throughout the Army's history, Native Americans have served valiantly and with distinction in times of peace and war, while also fighting for the right to be an equal part of the nation. We recognize their rich heritage and honor their spirit and true devotion to this land. This year's theme is "Serving Our Nations."

 

Celebration of Native American Heritage Month with Red Blanket Native Pride Dancers on Nov. 9 at 7PM

The United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) welcomes you and your family to feel the beat of the drums, enjoy the dancing, and take part in our annual celebration of Native American Heritage Month, with the Red Blanket Native Pride Dancers on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 7:00PM. The dancers will perform a wide array of ceremonial and social dancing techniques passed down through their culture for generations. The demonstration will include authentic dress, freestyle movements, and intense music, accompanied by vocals and flutes from the Northern Plains to complete the performance. Throughout Native American history, dancing has always represented a major tenant of the culture, and such an opportunity to view traditional dance forms allows for a more complete understanding of Native American customs and heritage.

The Red Blanket Native Pride Dancers' mission is to "educate, inspire, motivate, and empower diverse communities to bridge cultural gaps through indigenous traditions." Like many other native groups, they are “passionately devoted to keeping traditions alive” through music and dance.

 

What has the Army done?

Army leadership encourages the entire Army family to recognize and express appreciation for the past and present contributions that Native American Soldiers, civilians and family members have made. As a tribute to all Native Americans and their contributions, units, agencies and activities will conduct appropriate commemorative activities and events throughout the Army to celebrate National Native American Heritage Month. Collectively, the Army knows there is strength in diversity. In celebrating National Native American Indian Heritage Month, the Army recognizes that their rich heritage is a part of the diversity that this nation and the Army values.

What continued efforts are planned for the future?

We are "Army Strong," because we not only place great value in having different perspectives, approaches, and skills but also because we value having ethnic and cultural diversity. Throughout the year, we will celebrate and commemorate the diversity of the Army and leverage and draw strength from it. We encourage appreciation within the ranks of the rich diversity in the Army that is recognized around the world, a diversity that includes Native Americans.

Why is this important to the Army?

Throughout history, Native Americans have served in this nation's military with great courage and distinction. Native Americans have fought in every war since the nation's founding and have taken their rightful place as heroes in the nation's history. Today, more than 4,000 Soldiers of American Indian or Alaska Native descent serve in the Army. They are valued members of the Army team who continue a long legacy of professionalism, selfless service, dignity, and respect. 24 Native American have earned the Medal of Honor for their courage and devotion to the nation.

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Veterans Day in Central Pa., War College Commandant, students speak at ceremonies

Maj. Gen. John Kem, Commandant of The U.S. Army War College, will be speaking at the Joint Veterans Council of Carlisle, 11 November at 10:30 a.m., the Annual Veterans Day ceremony will be held on the 2nd Floor Courtroom of the Old Courthouse. The Cumberland County Honor Guard is providing the firing squad and bugler.

Additionally, 28 Army War College representatives will be featured speakers at multiple Veterans Day events around the greater Carlisle area.

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2017

Shippensburg - The Joint Veterans Council of Shippensburg  will host its annual Veterans Day parade. The parade will start at 2:00 p.m. The parade will form at Queen and King Streets at 1:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017

Hagerstown, Md. – Hagerstown Rotary Club, 13316 Fountain Head Rd, at 12 p.m. The guest speaker is Lt. Col. David Rozelle U.S. Army War College Class of 2018.

Mechanicsburg – Carmella Condominium Association, 301 Carmella Drive will hold its annual event to honor veterans in our community, with a pot luck dinner at 5:30 p.m. The guest speaker is Col. Jeffrey Allison, U.S. Army War College Class of 2018.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017

Shippensburg – Shippensburg High School, 201 Eberly Dr, will honor veterans with a Veterans Day program from f8:30 to 9:30 a.m.Lt. Col. Russell Wolf, Russell J, U.S. Army War College Class of 2018, is the guest speaker.

New Oxford  – New Oxford High School, 130 Berlin Rd. will honor veterans with a Veterans Day program beginning at 10 a.m. Lt. Col. Timothy Brower, U.S. Army War College Class of 2018, is the guest speaker.

Carlisle – Rotary Club of Carlisle, 10 South Hanover Str. is hosting a Veterans Day Observance at 12 p.m. The guest speaker is Lt. Col. Matthew Schreiber, U.S. Army War College Class of 2018.

Cumberland Valley High School's Patriot's Club will host a veterans appreciation ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9. Students and local elected officials will participate. A reception will be held afterward for military and active duty service members.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017

Carlisle – Church of God Home retirement home, 801 N Hanover St. host a Veterans breakfast at 9 a.m. The guest speaker is Lt. Col. Lee Matthews, U.S. Army War College Class of 2018.

Boiling Springs – Boiling Springs Interact Club, 4 Forge Road will host a Veteran's Day Breakfast at 9:40 a.m. The guest speaker is Lt. Col. Dylan Randazzo, U.S. Army War College Class of 2018.

Cornwall – Cornwall Manor, 1 Boyd St. beginning at 10:30 a.m. The guest speaker is Lt. Col. Antionette Rainey, U.S. Army War College Class of 2018.

Waynesboro – Quincy Village, 3000 Wesley Dr. at 11 a.m. The guest speaker is Lt. Col. John Transue, U.S. Army War College Class of 2018.

Harrisburg – COMCAST, 2801 Valley Rd. will host a Veterans luncheon at 12 a.m. The guest speaker is Lt. Col. Garrett Benson, U.S. Army War College Class of 2018.

Summerdale – Central Penn College, 600 Valley Rd. will host a Veterans Day luncheon to honor veterans at 12 a.m. Lt. Col. Dexter Nunnally, U.S. Army War College Class of 2018, is the guest speaker.

Lock Haven – 4th Annual Veterans Foreign Wars Community Veterans Day Event, at 12:10 a.m. Col. Ernest Irvin, U.S. Army War College Class of 2018, is the guest speaker.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017

Carlisle - 12:55 p.m. Dickinson College Football v Ursinus is a salute to the military and veterans, featuring honorary captains Col. Ken Adgie and veteran Neal Delisanti in the coin toss.  Dickinson will present college-US military partnership pins to all attendees.

Enola — the American Legion Post 751 will hold a Veterans Day Ceremony on Shady Lane in front of the Legion at 11:00 a.m. A meal off of canteen Menu will be provided to any veteran with proof of service. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be inside the Legion.

York – Normandie Ridge retirement community, 1700 Normandie Dr. will hold their Veterans Day service at 1:30 p.m. Col. Johnathan Frasier, U.S. Army War College Class of 2018, is the guest speaker.

Mechanicsburg — Lower Allen VFW Post 7530, 4545 Westport Drive will hold a Veterans Day Ceremony beginning at 11:00 a.m. The program will be a tribute to veterans past, present and future recognizing their sacrifices. The guest speaker is Col. Oren McKnelly. U.S. Army War College Class of 2018.

Greencastle – Veterans of Foreign Wars, 408 S. Washington Str.  Will recognize members of the Armed Forces Veterans past and present at 10:30 a.m.Lt. Col.  Gerald Law, U.S. Army War College Class of 2018, is the guest speaker.

Newville - The Newville Joint Veterans Council will conduct a Veterans Day service honoring all veterans by placing flowers at the Memorial located at the fountain and the playing of TAPS. Hometown Heroes Banners will be given to family members. The service will begin at 11:00 a.m. In the event of adverse weather, the service will be held at the VFW, West Main Street. The guest speaker will be Robert Gilbert, US Marine Corps during Vietnam.

Mcconnellsburg  — American Legion Post 561, 201 N 2nd St, Fulton Co. Court House will hold a Veterans Day Ceremony beginning at 11:00 a.m. The program will be a tribute to veterans past, present and future recognizing their sacrifices. The guest speaker is Mr. Michael Haney, U.S. Army War College Class of 2018.

Silver Spring Township — The Silver Spring Veterans Memorial Committee will hold a Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial at Willow Mill Park, 80 Willow Mill Park Road, Mechanicsburg beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Carlisle – Cumberland Crossings retirement community, 1 Longsdorf way. Will hold their Veterans Day observance at 11 a.m. Lt. Col. John Broam, U.S. Army War College Class of 2018, is the guest speaker.

Gettysburg – VFW post 202, 528 East Middle Str.  Will recognize members of the Armed Forces Veterans past and present at 11 a.m. The guest speaker is Col. Christopher Ostby, U.S. Army War College Class of 2018.

Mechanicsburg – Bethany Village Retirement Community will hold a Veterans Day program at 11 a.m. The guest speaker is Lt. Col. Earl Schonberg, U.S. Army War College Class of 2018.

Mt. Holly Springs – Mt. Holly Springs American Legion 674 will hold a Veterans Day Ceremony at 1 p.m.at Trine Park. The guest speaker is Col. Bret Hyla, U.S. Army War College Class of 2018.

Mt Union – Blue Juniata VFW post 5754, 14646 Croghan Pike will hold a Veterans Day Ceremony at 5 p.m. The guest speaker is Mr. Charles Brady, U.S. Army War College Class of 2018.

Mercersburg – American Legion Post 517, 100 Keefer Drive will hold a Veterans Day Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. The guest speaker are Lt. Col Scott Nicholas andLt. Col. Jonathan Boling, U.S. Army War College Class of 2018.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2017

Carlisle – Saint Patrick Church, Military Ministry, 87 Marsh Drive willhost a program honoring our veterans at 12 p.m. The guest speaker is LT. Col. Jeremy Mushtar, U.S. Army War College Class of 2018.

Chambersburg - The United Churches of the Chambersburg Area, Historic Letterkenny Chapel, Franklin County Veterans and 9/11 Memorial Park Committee; will conduct the Annual Veterans Day Service at 3:00 p.m., at the Chapel, 2171 Carbaugh Avenue on the Letterkenny Army Depot. The guest speaker will be Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Grover DeVault.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017

Hanover – Hanover High School, 401 Moul Avenue will host a Veterans Day Assemble at 8:15 a.m. The guest speaker is Col. Kip Korth, U.S. Army War College Class of 2018.


Carlisle High School receives DoD grant to expand AP program

Marcus Lingnefelter, National Math + Science Initiative, cheers on the crowd after the presentation of a $700,000 grant to Carlisle High School for their advanced placement courses and in recognition of their support to the children of military families. One of the primary goals of this grant is to help increase enrollment in the courses, allowing students to challenge themselves with more rigorous coursework.

Carlisle Area High School formally received a check for $700,000 donated by the Defense Department for the school's advanced placement courses in recognition of their support to the children of military families during a ceremony at the school Oct. 31.

In 2015 the Military Families Mission, overseen by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering, runs the National Math + Science Initiative’s College Readiness Program that this grant is a part of.  At Carlisle High School, 219 students are taking at least one AP course in science, math or English. One of the primary goals of this grant is to help increase enrollment in the courses, allowing students to challenge themselves with more rigorous coursework.

The objective of the College Readiness Program as implemented under the Military Families Mission is:

·         Provide consistent and rigorous K12 STEM education offerings at the public schools educating the overwhelming majority of DoD children

·         Document and validate the student learning outcomes of those offerings via reliable third-party measure such as the Advanced Placement (AP) framework and assessment

·         Enhance the K12 STEM education pipeline necessary to supply the future DoD scientist & engineer (S&E) workforce – both uniformed and civilian.

"Each year, Carlisle Area School District goes above and beyond in support of the educational transitions of our military family members, US and international," said Kristy Cormier, School Liaison Officer for Carlisle Barracks and the Army War College.

Carlisle High School was selected as one of the national recipients because of its high number of military children in the student body.  The presence of military kids is linked to the Army War College mission, which draws 385 senior military leaders and their families to Carlisle for a 10-month graduate school education.

Jay Rauscher, Carlisle High School principal, said he hopes to increase enrollment in AP courses. Money from the grant is designed for teacher training, mentoring, materials, study sessions and assistance with exam fees for students. Carlisle now has nine AP courses, and hopes to add courses in geo-environmental science and physics next year.

Members of the Carlisle Barracks/Army War College team pose with the check after the conclusion of the ceremony. Carlisle High School was selected as one of the national recipients because of its high number of military children in the student body. 

 

Dr. James Breckenridge, Provost of the Army War College, said that the increased focus on STEM could pay dividends like it did during the 1960’s “space race.”

“Then we were looking at who would be the first person to walk on the moon,” he said. “Now, the first person to walk on mars could be in this very room.” 

Marcus Lingnefelter, who represented NMSI credited the hard work of Cormier and Christina Spielbauber, Carlisle Area School District Superintendent, in bringing the grant to the district.

About NMSI

NMSI has been formally serving the schools educating the children of uniformed active-duty military personnel since 2010. As of the fall, 2017, the NMSI College Readiness Program will have been implemented in support of its Military Families Mission in 217 military-connected high schools across 31 states, serving 93 installations and all four military services. The mission has been funded by grants from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA), Office of Naval Research (ONR), Army Education Opportunity Program (AEOP), and, most recently, the United States Air Force Academy Foundation. Numerous private sector partners such as Northrop Grumman, The Boeing Company, and BAE Systems have also generously contributed millions in matching grants to leverage and extend the significant federal investments.