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U.S. Navy sword returned to owner's daughter 70 years after his death (Wentz '33)

29Apr13-Frances Wentz Taber said she’s heard of people returning wedding rings many years after they were lost. But the Tallahassee resident said she never heard of anyone returning a sword. Until two weeks ago, when a businessman from Grand Cayman mailed her the military sword that belonged to her father, U.S. Navy Lt. Ned James Wentz — who died at sea 70 years ago.The sword was salvaged in 1942 from the wreckage of her father’s ship, the USS Erie, shortly after the shi.... Click here to Read more

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 10:30:28 AM

Obituary: James E. Farner '45
22Apr13-Jan. 5, 1923 - March 6, 2013 SOUTH BEND - James E. Farner, MD, Father, Physician, Family Patriarch, Fisherman and  Bridge Life Master, was born in Akron, Ohio, on January 5, 1923, the son of Daniel and Helen Farner.  He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Alice Farner (Russell), and brother, Bob  Farner.  Jim spent his early youth in Garrett, Indiana, with his grandparents, Orpha and Arthur Farner.  Through adolescence and for nearly his entir.... Click here to Read more
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 10:30:28 AM

All-Marine Sports Looking for Coaches (Sullivan '07)
22Apr13-The U.S. Marine Corps issued the following official news story: The All-Marine sports program is looking for coaches. The program is designed to give coaches the opportunity to coach at the All-Marine level. "A team coach has the overall responsibility from the beginning of the trial camp until the completion of the Armed Forces Championship," said Jim Medley, All-Marine Sports Program specialist. "This includes, but is not limited to, conditioning, morale, training, know.... Click here to Read more
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 10:30:28 AM

NASA's Charles Frank Bolden Jr. ['68] to be 2013 Commencement Speaker
22Apr13-Delaware State University issued the following news release: Delaware State University will feature Charles Frank Bolden, Jr., the first African American to serve as the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as the keynote speaker of its 2013 Commencement Ceremony on May 19. The 10 a.m. Commencement will be held outdoors at DSU's Alumni Stadium (weather permitting). Nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, ret.... Click here to Read more
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 10:30:28 AM

Stavridis ['76] will take helm of Naval Institute upon retirement
22Apr13-April 12--STUTTGART, Germany -- Adm. James Stavridis, widely regarded as one of the military's most forward-looking strategic thinkers, will, upon retirement, be taking those skills to the U.S. Naval Institute, a nonprofit known for challenging conventional military wisdom. The Naval Institute on Thursday announced that Stavridis, NATO's supreme allied commander and head of U.S. European Command, will take the helm of the Annapolis, Md.-based group that functions as an unoffi.... Click here to Read more
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 10:30:28 AM

Obituary: James W. Sweeney '55
22Apr13-James Weller Sweeney was born June 14, 1933 and is the son of the late Clarence and Mary Sweeney. Jim passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends in his Sarasota home on April 2nd. He is predeceased by his daughter, Elizabeth.  Jim graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1955 with a BS and received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management - Northwestern University.  Jim had a very successful business career including positions at RR Donnelley, Jo.... Click here to Read more
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 10:30:28 AM

Navy football team relishes return to White House after two-year hiatus
22Apr13-WASHINGTON, D.C. - For a while, a spring visit to the White House was an annual affair for the Naval Academy football team. The Midshipmen captured the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy as service academy champion from 2003 through 2009. However, Navy lost the Commander-and-Chief's Trophy, which had taken up long-term residence in the rotunda of Bancroft Hall, to Air Force in 2010. The 170-pound, three-sided trophy remained in Colorado Springs in 2011, making the Midshipmen realize .... Click here to Read more
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 10:30:28 AM

Jon M. Hager ['97], Executive Director, Silver State Health Insurance Exchange to Speak at KC's The HHS's Final Rule on Health Exchanges and Essential Health Benefits Event.
22Apr13-New York, NY, April 18, 2013 --(PR.com)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Jon M. Hager, Executive Director, Silver State Health Insurance Exchange will speak at the Knowledge Congress' webcast entitled: “The HHS's Final Rule on Health Exchanges and Essential Health Benefits.” This event is scheduled for August 29, 2013 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm (ET). For fur.... Click here to Read more
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 10:30:28 AM

The network for a nation (Hribar '74)
22Apr13-Since Herb Hribar's appointment as CEO of eircom Group, many changes have been implemented and new avenues for growth have been identified Herb Hribar has been chief executive officer and executive director of eircom Group since September 2012. The company is the principal provider of fixed-line and mobile telecommunications services in Ireland with approximately 2.4 million customers. This includes just over two million fixed line and mobile customers across the eircom, eMobi.... Click here to Read more
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 10:30:28 AM

Baker's Schlesinger ('80) Elected to SAME National Board of Direction.
22Apr13-Michael Baker Jr., Inc., an engineering unit of Michael Baker Corporation (NYSE MKT:BKR), has announced that Captain Bob Schlesinger, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, U.S. Navy (Retired), has been elected to serve as a member of the National Board of Direction for the Society of Military Engineers (SAME). The SAME National Board of Direction comprises the Society's national officers, regional vice presidents, and committee and council chairs, plus 12 elected directors who serve three-yearte.... Click here to Read more
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