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Meet the mess hall crew at the SWFL Military Museum

Bob Smith didn’t choose the nickname “Buffalo” Bob after the Howdy Doody character. “I was a school bus driver in Buffalo, New York, for 12 years. There were five of us named Bob Smith. I took the name of the city.” A high energy person, Bob served as a cook on a U.S. Navy ...

Fort Myers resident serving aboard USS Antietam

PHILIPPINE SEA — Boatswain's Mate Seaman Clarkensy Smith, from Fort Myers, Fla., cleans life vests aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54). The Antietam is forward deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the ...

A ‘Rosie the Riveter’ calls Cape Coral home

The first thing you notice about Helen Anderson is her gentle spirit and serene smile. Born Nov. 2, 1924, the eighth (and last) child of Josephine and Louis Medick, the family occupied a two-bedroom cold-water flat in Chicago. Her father died when she was 9 years old. The family existed ...

Island Coast High’s Hayford receives NROTC Scholarship

An Island Coast High School senior has been selected for the Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) Scholarship. Logan Hayford applied for the Marine Option College Program, which is the part of Navy ROTC, specifically designed to mold young aspiring college students into Marine Corps ...

Change of command held for USS Florida

KINGS BAY, Ga. (NNS) -- The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) (Gold) held a change of command aboard Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Georgia, June 12.Capt. Seth Burton was relieved by Capt. Theron Davis as commanding officer of Florida (Gold)."I am extremely proud of ...

Fort Myers native serving aboard USS Harry S. Truman

Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Jason Cooper from Fort Myers, Florida, tightens a pin door on an F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the "Red Rippers" of Strike Fighter Squadron 11, in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in the Atlantic Ocean May 22, 2020. The ...

Military Notes 2-21-2020

Korean War Veterans AssociationThe Korean War Veterans Association, Southwest Florida Chapter 155, meets for lunch every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Southwest Florida Veterans Military Museum & Library, 4820 Leonard St., Cape Coral. Veterans from all conflicts are invited as many World ...

U.S. Air Force Airman Logan A. Wisnieski

U.S. Air Force Airman Logan A. Wisnieski graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and ...

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Logan S. Furman

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Logan S. Furman graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, ...

U.S. Air Force Airman Katrina B. Kingdom

U.S. Air Force Airman Katrina B. Kingdom graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and ...