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May 25, 2023

Okaloosa to celebrate Women Veterans Day

The Okaloosa Board of County Commissioners is continuing its tradition of celebrating veterans with a Women Veterans Day event and wreath laying at 8 a.m. June 12.

An indoor ceremony will take place inside the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the base of the Margaret Corbin statue at Women Veterans Monuments at Veterans’ Park.

May 11, 2023

School district offers military veteran certification pathway

The Okaloosa County School District now offers the Military Veteran Certification Pathway for individuals who have retired or separated from the military and are interested in pursuing a career in education.

May 11, 2023

Flight school at Destin airport approved for veteran training

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs has recently approved the flight school, Destin Flight Works, to train veterans who would like to use their VA benefits for flight training at Destin Executive Airport.

Destin Flight Works is an aircraft and helicopter training company approved by the Federal Aviation Administration under Title 14 CFR, Part 141.

Mar 16, 2023

Hundreds attend reception honoring the 50th anniversary of POW homecoming

As the moderator for last week’s reception recognizing the 50th anniversary of the release of Vietnam War POWs, U.S. Army Major (Retired) Charles “Chuck” Merkel started his introductions by discussing some numbers and the importance behind them.

Feb 23, 2023

Home for a hero

Retired Army Sergeant First Class Ian Prescott is one of many heroes in our midst. But he doesn’t seem to look at it that way. He’s just grateful to be alive and enjoy the support of the local community.

One way the community is supporting him is through the help of the Gary Sinise Foundation, who is building a new house for him in Crestview as part of the Walls of Honor program.

Nov 10, 2022

Veterans Day: Honoring those that gave so much

What is the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day?

Sep 30, 2021

Ballou named September 2021 Veteran of the Month

Ballou named September 2021 Veteran of the Month
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