Travis Air Force Base in the United States Delivers Aid to Honduras

first_imgBy U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jonathon Carnell/60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs/Edited by Diálogo Staff August 03, 2020 U.S. Air Force airmen assigned to the 22nd Airlift Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, California, delivered humanitarian aid supplies to Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, July 18.The mission was in support of the Denton Program, a U.S. Department of Defense transportation program that moves humanitarian cargo, donated by U.S.-based nongovernmental organizations.The airmen transported 58,000 pounds (26,300 kilograms) of cargo in a C-5M Super Galaxy. The cargo consisted of eight pallets, two vehicles, two excavators, and a 40-foot container filled with medical supplies to treat COVID-19 patients.“A lot of what is on this aircraft will go to COVID-19 response,” said U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Uherka, Joint Task Force Bravo Civil Military Operations director at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras. “The 40-foot container is heading to Intipuca, which is an underserved community.”Lt. Col. Uherka said the contents of the container would be able to supply a procedure room, two recovery rooms, and a laboratory, all of which are vital in effectively combating COVID-19.Before this mission, more than $700,000 of Denton cargo has been delivered to Honduras during Fiscal Year 2020.Transporting aid bolsters relationships with partners in Central America and Joint Task Force Bravo has been executing that mission for 38 years, Lt. Col. Uherka said, adding that the humanitarian aid has the potential to reach tens of thousands of people in Honduran communities.last_img read more

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Gilbert A. Meyer

first_imgGilbert A. Meyer, age 92 of Oldenburg, died Thursday, June 2, 2016 at St. Andrew’s Health Campus.  Born April 9, 1924 in Franklin County Indiana, he is the son of Amelia (Nee: Waechter) and Frank Meyer.  He married Jeanne Schuck November 18, 1942 at St. John the Baptist Church in Harrison, Ohio and she preceded him in death February 10, 1987.  He married Bernadette Struewing June 24, 1988 at the Srs. of St. Francis Chapel in Oldenburg and she survives.  He served in the Navy during World War II.Gilbert worked as an electrician and maintenance supervisor 50 years for the Srs. of St. Francis Convent.  He teased that it was his home away from home.  He was a member of Holy Family Church, the Batesville V.F.W. Post #3183, served on the Oldenburg Utility Board for many years and was a long time member of the Eagle Fire Company, serving as chief as well.  He was civic minded and took pride in Oldenburg.Gilbert loved to garden.  For years he would put out a large vegetable garden and also enjoyed tending to his flower beds.  An avid reader, he liked newspapers as much as a good book.  He would often read the newspaper from cover to cover. His family said he enjoyed a good meal with chicken and roast beef among his favorites.  Being with family and friends was his greatest pleasure.He is survived by his wife Bernadette; daughters Barbara Susorney of Marquette, Michigan, Loraine Meyer of Shelbyville, Indiana, Ruth Meyer of La Grange, Georgia, Dorothy Ziegler of Batesville; son Edward of Harrison, Ohio; brother Leon of Adams, Indiana; step daughters Carol Hoog of Indianapolis, Dianne Sherman of Paxton, Illinois; step sons Arnold Kirschner of Batesville, Richard Kirschner of St. Louis, Missouri; nine grandchildren, ten step grandchildren, five great grandchildren and twenty three step great grandchildren.  In addition to his wife Jeanne and his parents, he is also preceded in death by daughters Anne Meyer, Mary Jo Goldsmith; son Jerome; sister Edith Albers; brothers Donald, Clifford, Adrian and step daughter Mary Jane Stohry.Visitation is Monday, June 6th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home with a rosary service at 4 p.m.  Funeral services are 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 7th, at Holy Family Church with Rev. David Kobak O.F.M. officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites conducted by the Batesville V.F.W. Post #3183 and the Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271.  The family requests memorials to Srs. of St. Francis or the Holy Family Capital Improvement Fund.last_img read more

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Top jockey rules out of Punchestown

first_imgThe horse has been banned for 60 days and trainer Tony Martin has been fined €3,000.The 7-4 favourite in the handicap hurdle never got to tabs with runaway winner Velocity Boy. All the riders in the race apart from winning jockey Barry Cash were interviewed by the stewards. But only Noble Emperor and Geraghty received any punishment.last_img

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The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center Celebrates Women’s History Month With…

first_imgMIAMI, Florida – The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center celebrates Women’s History Month with the NAACP award-winning play, “Pretty Fire” on March 13-15 at the Sandrell Rivers Theater, 6103 NW 7th Ave in Miami. The play features women in lead production roles – including director, stage manager and producer – and is part of the Center’s 45th-anniversary celebration.“Pretty Fire,” winner of two NAACP Theatre Awards – Best Play and Best Playwright – is the first play of a trilogy written by playwright and actress Charlayne Woodard. In five autobiographical vignettes, the play is a touching story of an African American family through three generations of love, struggle and triumph. The one-woman show shares the story of Woodard’s premature birth and her growing up in Albany, New York, while the Ku Klux Klan burned crosses in her grandparents’ town in Georgia.The cast includes the lead role played by actress Trittney Huzzie. “Pretty Fire” is the directorial debut of Carbonell-nominated actress, and winner of the Broadway World Award for Best Actress, Khadijah Rolle.“We are thrilled that Khadijah Rolle agreed to direct such a poignant theatrical work, by one of the great voices of the American theatre,” stated Marshall L. Davis, the Center’s Managing Director. “We are committed to telling the stories African American women, and an all-female production during Women’s History Month is an important way to lead and celebrate.”“Pretty Fire” has a run time of 2 hours, including a 15-minute intermission. Ticket prices range from $5 to $35. Discounts are available for students, seniors, military, and groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased online at https://tickets.ftfshows.comor by calling the Sandrell Rivers Box Office at (305) 284-8872. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Opening Night: $35General Admission: $25Student Tickets: $5 (Culture Shock Miami)last_img read more

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