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Memorial Day at Navarre Park

Navarre residents gathered at Navarre Park Monday, May 29, for the community’s annual Memorial Day service. Politicians, Boy Scouts, veterans groups, the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and the Navarre High NJROTC were just a few of those who came to the park to honor those who paid that 'last full measure of devotion,' as Abraham Lincoln once said.

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Rep. Matt Gaetz to Host Annual Service Academy Night in Pace

Congressman Matt Gaetz will host the annual 2023 Service Academy Night on Monday, May 1, at 6:30p.m. CT, at Pace High School. Rep. Gaetz, along with representatives from the U.S. Service Academies, will inform students and families on the process of applying for a Congressional Nomination and entry to the Service Academies. 

Details for tonight’s events can be found immediately below. Also, click HERE to RSVP.

Home at last: Korean War vet buried in Barrancas after 73 years missing

Military families are no stranger to homecomings but for one family in Northwest Florida, they had a homecoming 73 years in the making. On April 4, one family finally got the opportunity to say hello and goodbye to a Korean War veteran who had been missing since 1950. Private First Class Ithiel Whatley, of Pensacola, had been reported missing July 12, 1950, in the vicinity of Choci’won in present day South Korea. He was 19 at the time.

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Special operations commander arrested after alleged drunk driving incident

A commander with Hurlburt Field’s 1st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron has been demoted after being arrested Feb. 18 in Shalimar. Collin Charlie Christopherson, 37, of Niceville, is charged with driving under the influence (DUI), hit and run and a moving traffic violation for reckless driving resulting in damage to property or a person. The Shalimar Police Department responded to the incident involving Christopherson and made the arrest.

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American Legion post honors the Four Chaplains

At a ceremony held Sunday, Feb. 5, American Legion Post 382 honored four men who made the ultimate sacrifice 80 years ago. Alexander Goode, George L. Fox, John P. Washington, and Clark V. Poling, known collectively as the “Four Chaplains,” died when their transport ship, the USAT Dorchester, sank in the North Atlantic Ocean. On Feb. 3, 1943, the Dorchester was headed to Greenland when it was struck by a torpedo from a German U-boat. The ship carried 902 servicemen, merchant seaman and civilian workers. With the ship hit, Goode, Fox, Washington and Poling all leaped into action to help their comrades.

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Highway 98 to close for Hurlburt pedestrian bridge installation

U.S. Highway 98 will be closed to through traffic on Oct. 29-30 to reinstall the Hurlburt Field pedestrian bridge. At 5 p.m. on Oct. 29, Highway 98 will be reduced to two lanes and at 10 p.m., Highway 98 will be closed.

The highway will remain closed until 8 a.m. on Oct. 30, when it will be reopened to two lanes. At 10 a.m., Highway 98 will be fully reopened.

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Military wife helps fellow military spouses, receives award

Being a military spouse can be tough. Deployments, operational security, and being alone far from home are some of the main issues they face. Quite often the feeling of isolation can be overwhelming. Luckily for military spouses, there are people like Sarah Curtis.

Curtis, who has been a military spouse since 2018, knows the feelings of isolation and a lack of support.

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