Army

Substitute teaching a second calling for Miller

Substitute teaching a second calling for Miller

Jim Miller never planned on getting into substitute teaching, just as he never planned to make a career out of being in the military. Things just work out that way sometimes. Read the full article in the Dec. 6 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or sign up to receive […]

Mack keeps memory of his MIA brother alive

Mack keeps memory of his MIA brother alive

Wind chimes sway back and forth in the breeze. Squirrels play in the yard, scampering along with pecans in their mouths. Inside the back room of his Navarre home, the screened windows providing a view of this playground for nature, Nat Mack sits back in a chair. Tears begin to well up in his eyes. […]

May is Military Appreciation Month

May is Military Appreciation Month

In 1999, the United States Congress designated the month of May as Military Appreciation Month to give communities across the nation the opportunity to show their thanks to the men and women who serve in all branches of the United States military. Navarre Press takes this opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to all who have […]

Overcoming the odds

Overcoming the odds

As she sat aboard a plane destined for Las Vegas in late February, Sebastiana Lopez-Arellano did everything she could to evict the doubt living in her mind. She was crazy, at least in her opinion, for wanting to attempt to compete in the Warrior Games trials at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. Sure, it […]

Senior Profile: Steve Bellamy

Senior Profile: Steve Bellamy

“So what would you like to know?” asked Stan Bellamy, one of the residents at The Beacon Assisted Living and Retirement Community in Gulf Breeze. Stan, a retired engineer, relocated with his wife, Leta Bellamy, to Gulf Breeze from Indianapolis, Ind., about 20 year ago in order to enjoy their retirement. After some problems with […]

Herrera family gets holiday surprise

Herrera family gets holiday surprise

When the Herrera family pulled into the driveway of their Navarre home late Monday afternoon, they were greeted by a surprise that brightened their holiday spirits. Thanks to Christmas Décor franchisee Venus Parton, the Herrera’s home was decorated with lights, garland and bows. “It’s amazing. We’ve never had anyone do this for us before,” Naomi […]

A disabled veteran’s quest for benefits

A disabled veteran’s quest for benefits

Medically retired Army Cpl. Camden Babcock is well aware of the bureaucratic red tape that can delay military benefits, but he’s surprised at the VA’s balking over blueprints for handicapped-access remodeling of a bathroom in his Holley by the Sea house. “This is something that can make it easier for me to get through the […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for May 1

5 Things to Know in Florida for May 1

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about in Florida today. Senate Democrats sue Florida House over abrupt session nnd Democrats in the Florida Senate are suing the Florida House over the abrupt end of this year’s annual session. The House adjourned earlier in the week due to […]

Barge expected to recover helicopter today

Barge expected to recover helicopter today

A salvage barge from Resolve Marine Group, Mobile, Ala., is expected to arrive today to recover the Black Hawk helicopter from Santa Rosa Sound. The operation is expected to take eight hours, weather pending, according to a release from Eglin Air Force Base. An Army and Coast Guard dive team will be on site to […]

Two bodies recovered in Black Hawk crash

Two bodies recovered in Black Hawk crash

The Louisiana National Guard has confirmed two soldiers involved in the UH-60M Black Hawk training accident crash are dead and have been recovered. What was a search and rescue operation, has moved into recovery operations for the remaining two guardsmen. “At this point, we’re not hopeful for survivors, and we are transitioning our search and […]

NJROTC cadets put miles on ‘cheese wagon’

NJROTC cadets put miles on ‘cheese wagon’

Members of the Navarre High School NJROTC have ranked different services’ “chow halls” in terms of quality of food. “It definitely goes Navy, Air Force then Army. I’ve never eaten on a Marine Corps base,” said battalion administrative officer Austin Reeves. Read more in the Aug. 21 issue of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.

Gunman kills 3, wounds 16 at Fort Hood in Texas

Gunman kills 3, wounds 16 at Fort Hood in Texas

By Paul J. Weber & Will Weissert, Associated Press Fort Hood, Texas (AP) — An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness opened fire Wednesday on fellow service members at the Fort Hood military base, killing three people and wounding 16 before committing suicide at the same post where more than a dozen people were slain in […]