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NEWS | Feb. 2, 2011

Black History month events

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

The 2011 national theme for Black History month is: "African-Americans and the Civil War." The following is a list of events scheduled.

Feb. 12 - Ronald McDonald House dinner. Please contact Mrs. Shelia Reed at 963-3785 if you'd like to attend.

Feb. 20 - Unity/Gospel Tribute: Contact Mrs. Redell Thomas at 963-2290 or Chaplain Winston Jones at 963-2536.

Feb. 23 - Closing Luncheon: Former Tuskegee Airman Leroy Leonard from Columbia, S.C. is the guest speaker. Points of contact are Master Sgt. Angela Powell at 963-2344, Senior Master Sgt. Debra Mosley at 963-2573 or Tech. Sgt. Kenneethia Kennard at 963-3662

2011 Symposium: This year's symposium will consist of a leadership panel with Air Force and Navy leaders to discuss how unified efforts were needed regarding African-Americans and the Civil War and how those unified efforts are needed or can help us work through the Joint Base challenges as were merge the Air Force & Navy cultures. Contact Sergeant Mosley, Sergeant Powell or 1st Lt. Roy Jefferson.

2011 Essay Contest: An essay contest will be held for local high school Reserve Officer Training Corps students. Schools were given a deadline of Feb. 28. The $1000 scholarship presentation will be held in March. Contact Sergeant Kennard at 963-3662.

Mentoring Opportunity: Stall High School and several middle schools are seeking young military mentors to speak with their students on the military as a career option. Contact Sergeant Kennard at 963-3662.

For additional information contact Sergeant Kennard at 963-3662, Mrs. Reed at 963-3785 or Sergeant Mosley, 963-2573