May 27, 1989 |
TAKING COMMAND of the Philadelphia Naval Station, Capt. Eugene A. Razzetti offers comments at the installation ceremony. Others in the program at the Navy Base yesterday were Capt. Jack B. Austin (left), whom Razzetti succeeds, and Rear Adm. Albert E. Rieder, base commander.
June 12, 2007
DUE TO lack of space, I can't write all that's incorrect with Fatimah Ali's op-ed "Who's making money on education?" She says that new school district COO Tom Brady is "scary" because he spent 25 years in the army. But she forgot to mention that Brady was already COO of the 12th-largest school district (165,000 students) - Philadelphia is the 8th largest (172,000 students). Brady rose to the rank of colonel and was a base commander. He has the required education and experience for the job in Philadelphia.
September 16, 1994 |
Blue Sky, the final film from Tony Richardson, the Oscar-winning English director who died in 1991, is the tale of a nuclear family - in both senses. This study of the fragile relationship between a borderline nymphomaniac, her tolerant but emotionally tortured husband and their two daughters is set in the closed military society of the early '60s, when fear of atomic warfare permeated the national consciousness. As a portrait of the fractious Marshall clan - an Army family accustomed to frequent moves and the unrelenting drabness of base life - Blue Sky offers an intriguing examination of the dynamics that define a marriage and shape its children.
April 19, 1989 |
Dolly Crayton already had figured out what it would mean yesterday when, standing in the Wrightstown home-furnishing store she helps manage, she watched the congressional vote that yanked basic training from nearby Fort Dix. "I can honestly say I would personally be out of a job," she had said minutes before the cable network began registering Congress' vote on the screen of the $1,000 25-inch television on the top shelf. Minutes later and two miles away, the day's work was over for Helen DeAmicis, who hurried out of the post accounting office, where she has worked for many years.
June 27, 1991 |
A union representing 300 clerks, secretaries, guards and other civilians who work at the Naval Air Development Center in Warminster contends that employees fear they will lose their jobs if they fight efforts to dismantle the base. Bruno J. Sposato, president of Local 1928 of the American Federation of Government Employees, said at a news conference Tuesday that employees feared retribution from base management if they signed petitions to save the base or wrote checks to a fund that hired a lobbyist for the base.
March 17, 1986 |
The base commander for the Willow Grove Naval Air Station says the Navy will take two years to clean five possible toxic-waste sites at the Horsham Township installation. "Right now, there is no immediate danger," Capt. Thomas H. Hoivik told about 70 people at a luncheon Tuesday sponsored by the Greater Willow Grove Chamber of Commerce. Hoivik said the base's water supply did not appear to be affected by possible contaminants. "It looks OK," he said in response to a question.
March 24, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Two Marines were shot and killed late Thursday at the Officer Candidate School at Marine Corps Base Quantico, and the suspected shooter, also a Marine, fatally shot himself inside a barracks on the base, authorities said. The shooter gunned down a man before seizing a woman and killing her and then himself, officials said. They declined to publicly discuss a possible motive in the attacks, but said the incident was neither a terrorist incident nor an attempt to cause mass casualties.
July 27, 2013 |
In a cavernous Navy hangar festooned with flags and filled with the music of an Army brass band, hundreds of service members and civilians stood Thursday to witness a ceremony steeped in military tradition. Orders were read and an Air Force brigadier general handed a flag to the new leader of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. The change of command was complete. "Sir, I assume command," said Col. James C. Hodges, now in charge of the nation's only contiguous tri-service base, the largest military installation in New Jersey.
July 16, 1987 |
The Midwestern drawl and reserved disposition of Capt. Curtis J. Winters denote a man who grew up in Oneida, Kansas: population 800 and nary a secret among them. Although he is from a small town, Winters has seen some big-time action since his days as a ROTC midshipman attending the University of Kansas. And that action will pay big dividends tomorrow, when Winters takes over command of the Naval Air Development Center (NADC) during a formal ceremony at the Warminster base.