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Lt. Col. Matthew S. Hodge speaking to the audience of his family members, friends, co-workers, government officials and fellow military members, about the impact the military has made on his life. Hodge turned over the Command of JSMC in Lima, Ohio to Lt. Col. Travis D. Adkins on Wednesday, July 29.

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LTC Matthew Hodge retires after decorated 26-year career in the military Taylor Johnson LIMA – The Joint Systems Manufacturing Center held a change of command...
the419 local news from Lima, Ohio; The Ohio State University at Lima will hold a Veterans Informational Evening from 6-8 p.m., Tues., July 7, 2015, at the Student Services Center.

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Staff Reports LIMA - The Ohio State University at Lima will host a Veterans Informational Evening at 6 p.m., Tues., July 12, 2016, in...
Allen county war memorial golf tournament

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Staff Reports LIMA - The 2016 Allen County Veterans Memorial Foundation Golf Tournament will take place at Hidden Creek Golf club on Armed Forces Day, Saturday,...
FILE - This March 19, 2013 photo shows the globe and anchor stand at the entrance to Camp Lejeune, N.C. (AP Photo/Allen Breed, File)

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By Freddy Groves If you served at Camp Lejeune and were made ill by the toxic drinking water, there is more hope being offered. Department of...
A holiday visit with a veteran and a small present can go a long way toward brightening their day and letting them know they're remembered.

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Contact information for local veterans services: The Allen County Veterans Service Commission 301 N. Main Street P.O. Box 1243 Lima, OH 45802 Phone: 419/223-8522 Fax: 419/223-8535 Click on the links below...
Operation gratitude

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By Freddy Groves In just one week recently, Operation Gratitude received requests for 11,124 packages to be sent out. There was no panic — its...
Veterans Day Ceremony; Kelli Cardinal; Photo Gallery; The 419; Lima; Ohio; Freedom Flag; Service; Navy; Army; Marines; Coast Guard; Air Force; Joint Systems Manufacturing Center; Vets; POW; War; Veterans Day

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A small crowd gathers at the Freedom Flag Monument to remember those who served. Photos: Kelli Cardinal

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Staff Reports On this Veterans Day, we want to recognize the many servicemen and women living in our community. the419 has had the honor...

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A note from publisher Steve Johnson, retired Major, Infantry USAR Every year on Nov. 11 we pause to recognize and honor the men and women...

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Staff Reports This Veterans Day, make sure to take time out to reflect on all that our brave heroes sacrificed for our freedom –...