Benjamin A. DeMarr graduated from Mountain Pointe High School in 2010 and is attending the US Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colo.  He was recruited by the U.S. Air Force Academy Football team as a tight end. Benjamin was an important part of the 2009-2010 Mountain Pointe football team (coach Vaughn’s first year) that went undefeated in regular season play. Benjamin recently made the U.S. Air Force Academy’s dean list. 


Liberty Tax Service honors military and veterans

Liberty Tax Service salutes veterans and active military and their immediate family members with free tax preparation at participating Liberty Tax Service offices from March 21 to 27. This is for first-time customers of Liberty Tax.

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Cody Don Pitcher graduates from basic military training

Cody Don Pitcher graduated from basic military training at Lackland AFB, in San Antonio, Texas, on March 11. Cody was born in Ventura, Calif., and recently moved to Arizona where he graduated from Mountain Pointe High School as a Pride Peak honor student.


Surge in nominations received for award

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense agency, announced a significant increase in the number of Guard and Reserve members who nominated their employers for the 2011 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.  The Freedom Award is the Department’s highest recognition given to employers for their outstanding support of their employees serving in the Guard and Reserve. Over the 12-week nomination period that ended in January, 4,049 nominations poured in for a 64 percent increase over last year’s total. 

The Army National Guard is the most well represented branch among the services, submitting 1,476 nominations. The Army Reserve and Air National Guard follow suit with the second and third highest totals, submitting 920 and 560 nominations, respectively.

The 2011 recipients will be announced this summer and honored in Washington, D.C. at the 16th annual Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award ceremony on Sept. 22.

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