MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY HONORS ARMED FORCES HEROS

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Active and retired members of the military can receive free rodeo tickets for themselves and their immediate families for Military Appreciation Day, January 30, at the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo thanks to Denbury Resources. Denbury is an independent oil and gas company with operations focused on the Gulf Coast and Rocky Mountain regions of the U.S.

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Lockheed displays F-35 Lightning model downtown

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Erin Wilde and 92.1 Hank FM was on hand Monday morning for a special promotion with Mark Johnson, F-35 Media Relations at Lockheed Martin. The fighter jet was part of promotions for the Armed Forces Bowl.

On a cold Monday morning in downtown Fort Worth, office workers were doing a double-take as they hurried into their office buildings. A look twice saw an F-35 Lightning II parked in the middle of the city. Continue reading “Lockheed displays F-35 Lightning model downtown”

10th anniversary of inaugural flight of F-35

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The F-35 takes off into a clear blue sky after being delayed for nearly six hours for morning fog. Two f-16 fighter jets escorted test pilot Jon Beesley on his 35 minute test flight. Thousands of people lined up along Spur 341 and North Loop 820 to witness the inaugural test flight ten years ago. Photo by Keith Robinson

Amid the tweets from both President Elect Donald Trump and Lockheed Martin, a group of people including test pilots, engineers, assembly workers and others who worked on developing the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Jet will be celebrating as the 10th anniversary of the inaugural flight takes place. Continue reading “10th anniversary of inaugural flight of F-35”

Honoring the heroes among us

Bob received a purple heart while serving in the South Pacific. A bomb exploded and injured him while on the island of Ie Shima near Okinawa.
Bob received a purple heart while serving in the South Pacific. A bomb exploded and injured him while on the island of Ie Shima near Okinawa.

VETERANS DAY SPECIAL FEATURE

by A.C. Hall

Society is obsessed with heroes.  Super hero movies dominate the box office year after year.  Sports stars are hailed as heroes as they try to lead their teams to championship victories.  Players take on the role of heroes in video games and fight to vanquish evil.  On this Veterans Day, it’s important to remember that heroes exist beyond the confines of movie and television screens.  Real heroes live among us.  They are our parents, our grandparents, our brothers and sisters, our neighbors and friends, all those who have had the bravery to serve as a member of the Armed Forces to preserve our freedom as Americans. Continue reading “Honoring the heroes among us”

Local ceremony honors, pays respects to military members

Kaitlyn Aryton, Miss White Settlement and Ady Forrester, Miss White Settlement Outstanding Teen along with members of the VFW Post placed wreaths at the base of the Veterans Park flag pole.
Kaitlyn Aryton, Miss White Settlement and Ady Forrester, Miss White Settlement Outstanding Teen along with members of the VFW Post placed wreaths at the base of the Veterans Park flag pole.

Members of the community along with City Officials, Military members and Veterans paid tribute on Monday to members of the armed forces who gave the ultimate sacrifice in providing our freedom. The ceremony was held at Veterans Park at 9 a.m. Continue reading “Local ceremony honors, pays respects to military members”

Re-enactors demonstrate activities of Civil War history

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The 15th Texas Cavalry/2nd Missouri U.S. Civil War re-enactment company return to the WSH Museum for a day of Civil War Living History on Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The picture above shows them rolling up and filling their gunpowder charges needed to fire the various black-powder weapons used in demonstration of Civil War activities.       Photo by Carol Davis –  WSHM

Lone Star Express airlifts crew for duty swap oversees

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We have seen the beginnings of the USS Fort Worth since its inception over 5 years ago to its commissioning in Galveston in 2012. Most recently the Literal Combat Ship (LCS) was put into action to assist in search and recovery efforts of the AirAsia flight in the Java Sea. Now Ben Fay, a Brewer High School graduate and Commanding Officer of VR-59,  has led a crew to Singapore to aid in the transfer of crew members aboard the ship. Continue reading “Lone Star Express airlifts crew for duty swap oversees”

Fighter jet constructed in Fort Worth makes trip to job site from Lockheed

Lt. Col. J.T. “Tank” Ryan
Lt. Col. J.T. “Tank” Ryan

The first F-35C Lightning II, carrier variant, for the U.S. Marine Corps touched-down at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida after a trip across the skies from the Lockheed Martin plant in Fort Worth. The purpose is to begin training in support of carrier-based operations. Continue reading “Fighter jet constructed in Fort Worth makes trip to job site from Lockheed”

BHS invites veterans to celebration

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Brewer High School invites all Armed Forces veterans to its annual Veterans Day Celebration on Monday, Nov. 11.

A breakfast reception will be held in the Art Gallery from 8:30 to 9 a.m., and the program will be in the auditorium from 9 to 10 a.m. Veterans may check-in at the front office starting at 8 a.m. The school is located at 1025 W. Loop 820 North in Fort Worth.

To RSVP, call Sherry Ikerd, assistant principal secretary, at 817.367.4101, or email sikerd@wsisd.net

Recommendations for Enhancing Quality of Life Near NAS JRB

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People living and working in communities near Naval Air Station Fort Worth, Joint Reserve Base can get a sneak peek Aug. 21 at recommendations resulting from an 18-month quality-of-life study conducted with the input of community stakeholders. Continue reading “Recommendations for Enhancing Quality of Life Near NAS JRB”