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Pine Island fishing group helping wounded and disabled veterans

Fishing Warriors Greater Pine Island began in late 2021 as a satellite group, said Vietnam Navy veteran Eugene Breaux, the (501©3 pending) organization’s founder. After lightning-fast growth, he and Mark Cargill decided to form their own group. “We started out as a little fishing group ...

Military Note 6-17-22

Second Infantry Division Association to hold 99th reunion Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 The Second Infantry Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army's 2nd Infantry Division at any time. For information about the association and its 99th annual reunion in Kansas City, ...

Cape Coral native becomes member of elite Navy Honor Guard

MILLINGTON, Tenn. - A native of Cape Coral recently completed an intensive 10-week training program to become a member of the elite U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard. Airman Jarrod Decamp, a 2017 Ida Baker High School graduate, joined the Navy six months ago. Today, Decamp serves as a U.S. Navy ...

Good Evening Vietnam Hangar Dance Saturday

Lee Health's Military Support Program and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Florida District 13 will present a Good Evening Vietnam Hangar Dance this Saturday, March 26, at 6 p.m., in the Crowther Roofing Hanger off Landing View Road at Page Field in Fort Myers. Tickets are $45 each for the dinner ...

Cape native serves aboard aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford

NORFOLK, Va. – Airman Nathaniel Sbarra, a native of Cape Coral, serves the U.S. Navy aboard one of the world’s largest warships, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford. Sbarra joined the Navy two years ago. Today, he serves as an aviation boatswain's mate handler. “I joined ...

Military Note 1-21-22

Fort Myers resident serving aboard USS Essex INDIAN OCEAN -- Machinist’s Mate Fireman Thomas Heins, from Fort Myers, Fla., left, conducts maintenance on a burner barrel aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) Jan. 8. The Essex, flagship of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), ...

Fort Myers native serving as a member of U.S. Navy’s ‘Silent Service’

BANGOR, Wash. – A Fort Myers, Florida, native is serving aboard USS Nevada, one of the world’s most advanced nuclear-powered submarines. Petty Officer 3rd Class Malachi Crater serves as a sonar technician and joined the Navy for the opportunity it provides. “I wanted more out of my ...

Korean War Veterans achieve scholarship fund goal for FSW

The Korean War Veterans Association, Southwest Florida Chapter 155, recently presented the Florida SouthWestern State College Foundation with a check for $10,000, fulfilling its endowed scholarship fund goal. The group began supporting FSW students with scholarships in 2007 and in 2011 decided ...

Legion Post 90’s Cape high school shooting teams shine

American Legion Post 90 high school shooting teams from Cape Coral excel at district and state levels in 2021. As students returned to school in person for the first time since 2020, one of the elective programs available is the Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps. It is a military ...