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Posted: Tuesday, October 6, 2009 11:00 pm

Orvis completes basic training

Air Force Airman Amanda N. Orvis graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Orvis earned distinction as an honor graduate of the course.

She is the daughter of Diana Fierros of Gilbert and Darren Orvis of Chandler. The airman is a 2008 graduate of Mountain Pointe High School.


Tickets available for USMC Birthday Ball

The 234th USMC Birthday Ball is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Oakwood Country Club, 24218 S. Oakwood Blvd., Sun Lakes.

Tickets are $45 per person and include a full served prime rib dinner, music for dancing by the 108th Army Band, Tempe Police Bagpipes, bulldog mascot, color guard, static displays, traditional ceremonies and hundreds of men and women Marines from all eras of service, resplendent in medals, decorations and dress uniforms.

For tickets or more information, call Rich Hippner at (480) 883-9393 or Chuck Crist at (480) 250-0984 or visit


Ahwatukee American Legion Post 64 and Veterans Club

The Ahwatukee American Legion Post 64 and Veterans Club meets at 3 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month at the Ahwatukee Recreation Center, 5001 E. Cheyenne Drive. The next meeting is scheduled for Oct. 21.

For more information, contact Rod Green at (480) 496-6169.


TShirts 4 Soldiers helps people connect

The Home Sweet Home Campaign’s new program, TShirts 4 Soldiers, is helping people connect with their deployed loved ones. This unique and fun way to send a piece of your heart and home to a service member you love is making a big splash in the military world. Spouses, children, mothers and more are designing one-of-a-kind T-shirts and having them shipped directly to their loved one. In turn, service members are sending T-shirts they have designed back home to their family and friends.

For every T-shirt sold, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to USA Cares Warrior Treatment Today Program, which seeks to remove the financial barrier that prohibits veterans diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and/or Traumatic Brain Injuries from receiving the treatment they need.

To learn more, go to or contact Beth Ann VanHoose at (618) 567-1384 or e-mail



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