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By Kevin Lilley, Staff writer (ARMY TIMES)
"We really want to make sure we have something that identifies regionally, nationally and internationally," Army athletic director Boo Corrigan told the (Middletown, New York) Times Herald-Record last week. He didn't speculate on possible alternatives.
An Army athletics spokesman said Corrigan had nothing to add to his published remarks, but confirmed an announcement on rebranding, which could include a name change, could come in March or April, as the spring intercollegiate athletics season comes to a close.
"Black Knights" has been the official nickname of all Army teams since 1999, but its roots go far deeper, with New York sportswriters calling the football club "The Black Knights of the Hudson" as early as the 1920s. That name would go along with the traditional "Cadets" moniker for most of Army football's history.
Honor, loyalty, leadership and service were celebrated as the Central Florida business community came together to recognize the achievements and sacrifices of its armed forces veterans during Orlando Business Journal's Veterans of Influence awards event at the Hilton Orlando.
Business leaders from every branch of service were honored in a ceremony that embodied the dedication of those who served and the pride of those who enjoy the freedom they helped provide. Pre-recorded interviews with each honoree were played, giving insight into how the military has helped in their path to success and sharing stories of their service. A total of 23 local businessleaders were honored with award plaques and two were given the Spirit of America award in recognition of outstanding service and achievement.
See the slideshow highlights of the event, and read OBJ's Sept. 26 print edition for more on the 2014 Veterans of Influence. Click Here
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it is introducing a uniformed disability claims form to better serve Veterans, families and survivors. Standardizing the process by which Veterans file claims and initiate appeals will make it easier for Veterans and their survivors to clearly state what benefits they are seeking from VA and provide information that is necessary to process their claims and appeals. The new forms eliminate applicant guesswork, which often leads to delays in decisions and ultimately delays in receiving benefits. The new regulations go into effect in late March 2015.
“We must do everything that we can to make it as fast and easy as possible for Veterans and their survivors to file for and receive an accurate decision on their claim,” said VA Secretary Robert McDonald. “Our Veterans and survivors will know, at the outset of the claims process, what is needed, which removes subjective interpretation from the process. We want to eliminate any barriers that make it difficult for our Veterans or survivors to receive benefits to which they are entitled.”
Ricardo Chamorro, Senior Vice President of Consumer Lending Development and Corporate Development, has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Corporate & Business...
Jamie Gayton, Vice President of Strategy and Policy, has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Member Operations. Gayton will oversee operations of PenFed service centers...
The following classes have added updates this week to their Class Notes pages. 1961 | 1965 | 1973 | 1982 | 1985 | 1989 | 2007. Class Notes
The United States Military Academy Corps of Cadets took part in the Acceptance Day Parade this past Saturday on The Plain. The members of Class of 2022 officially joined the Corps of Cadets...
The Army West Point women's soccer team remained undefeated in the 2018 season after earning a 2-2 draw in the home opener against Marshall yesterday at Malek Stadium on Clinton Field. Rookie...
The Army West...