Tag: military

Brigadier General to visit valley schools to stress PE importance

As part of a statewide speaking tour, Brigadier General (Ret.) Joe E. Ramirez, Jr., Commandant of Texas A&M University’s Corps of Cadets, will be visiting schools in Brownsville and Harlingen on September 28 to talk to PE classes about the importance of physical fitness. On Wednesday, General Ramirez will be Ortiz Elementary in Brownsville (2500 W Alton Gloor Blvd) from 9:00 am – 9:30 am and at Harlingen School of Health Professions (2302 N 21st St, Harlingen) from 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm. Obesity is the leading medical reason why 73 percent of young adults in Texas are unable...

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Some military vets tweet support for Kaepernick’s protest

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Colin Kaepernick’s protest of the national anthem is apparently winning support from some military veterans on Twitter. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback sparked controversy during the NFL’s preseason by sitting instead of standing during the “Star-Spangled Banner.” Kaepernick says he’s protesting what he describes as oppression of minorities in the United States. Some who have criticized the protest said it was insulting to veterans. But some people who identify themselves as veterans have tweeted pictures of themselves in uniform and messages of support under the hashtag VeteransForKaepernick . One says he served to protect...

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Marine Military Academy Founder Passes Away At 89

The marine military academy said goodbye to the visionary behind the Harlingen school. Captain William “Bill” Gary passed away on Sunday at a phoenix hospital a native Texas. Gary started the m-m-a because he felt he couldn’t find a school for his son that would instill the same values he learned in service. “He started it because he wanted a school for his son. He loves these kids,” explains superintendent Glenn Hill, Marine Military Academy. Superintendent hill says he worked with Gary for 18 years. He was very active in supporting the academy until the very end. He was...

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Cameron Co. Sheriff’s Department Unveils Military Armored Unit

Authorities along the Rio Grande Valley are always looking to stay ahead of ever-evolving crime and this recent step is a major boost to Cameron County security. The sheriff’s department unveiled its latest line of defense– a caiman armored military unit, a combat vehicle able to withstand high-impact ballistic attacks. Being that its last stop was along the battle lines in the Middle East, authorities here along the border are sending a message that they will be prepared for any situation. The unit is valued at $400,000 and was donated by the federal government, through a...

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