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FSU Alumnus Promoted to Colonel

Published on: October 25, 2021

Curtis C. “Curt” Owens (Gamma Eta–Florida State ’95) was promoted to the rank of Colonel of the U.S. Army Reserve on Monday, September 13, 2021. COL Owens is currently serving as Legislative Liasion for the U.S. Army and previously served the Order as the Commander of William B. Crawford Province (State of Florida) in 2004.

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Colonel Cheney assumes command at White Sands Missile Range Test Center

Published on: August 10, 2020

COL David R. Cheney II (Alpha Kappa–Missouri ’90) assumed command of the White Sands Test Center on June 26, 2018. He is responsible for the Department of Defense’s largest land based test range facility. The White Sands Test Center provides test, analysis, evaluation, and research support services for the nation’s most critical defense programs. Prior…

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LTC Boone to Lead Columbia College Military Locations

Published on: June 22, 2019

ROBERT BOONE NAMED ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR COLUMBIA COLLEGE MILITARY LOCATIONS by Sam Fleury, COLUMBIA COLLEGE Columbia College Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Kevin Palmer recently announced the hiring of Robert Boone (Gamma Tau–Sam Houston State ’90) as associate vice president for Columbia College Global-Military. In this role, Boone will oversee the operations…

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Veteran Establishes Spirits Company for American Patriots

Published on: June 22, 2019

Review: Leadslingers Bourbon Whiskey By Lee Williams, The Gun Writer There’s an M4 on the label along with an eagle and an American Flag. An M4! Make no mistake, this is Second Amendment-friendly bourbon — pro-gun booze. Leadslingers Bourbon Whiskey, the brainchild of seven combat veterans, is hard not to like. The backstory Brad Premo…

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Honoring Our Nation’s Heroes

Published on: December 27, 2017

On Saturday, December 16th, several brothers of the Delta Tau Chapter at Francis Marion University volunteered in the annual Wreaths Across America event at the historic Florence National Cemetery. Thousands of wreaths were placed at the graves of our nation’s heroes by volunteers, including veteran’s families and active brothers Tyler Moore ’17, Joshua Rodgers ’16,…

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Preventing a School Bombing in Denmark: KA Honors U.S. Army Major for Service

Published on: March 24, 2017

While stationed at Iraq’s al Asad Airbase while deployed, U.S. Army Major Bradley A. Grimm (Gamma Omega–Midwestern State ’90) helped to foil a plot to bomb a school in Denmark. Grimm  provided “actionable intelligence” from captured documents about foreign fighters that included information on threats against a Danish school using home made explosives. “The information he provided helped to…

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Florida KA Selected to Army Flight School

Published on: January 31, 2017

Pate to Attend U.S. Army Flight School Chris D. Pate (Beta Zeta–Florida ’14) was selected to attend flight school and become an Aviation Officer in the United States Army. To be accepted to the Army Aviation School, you have to either be an Officer or an Army Warrant Officer. Chris will learn basic flying skills…

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Remembering our Veterans at High Point University

Published on: November 28, 2016

On Friday, November 11, 2016, Michael H. Esposito (Zeta Phi–High Point ’14) spoke at the 2016 High Point University Veterans Day Celebration on the military philanthropic efforts by Zeta Phi Chapter. Michael briefly discussed the efforts of Zeta Phi chapter that raised more than $26,000 for wounded veterans through their fundraising campaign, Operation KAre. The…

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Hunt Promoted to Brigadier General

Published on: November 22, 2016

On Wednesday, November 09, 2016, the North Carolina National Guard celebrated the promotion of Durham native, Todd Hunt (Gamma Rho–East Carolina ’84), to the rank of Brigadier General, in the North Carolina Army National Guard. Hunt has served in the military for more than 29 years. Hunt currently serves as the North Carolina National Guard’s…

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The Kappa Alpha Journal Preview Videos – Summer 2016

Published on: August 23, 2016

Army Staff Sergeant Luke Murphy (Gamma Eta–Florida State ’09) was the Squad Leader of an 11 man Reconnaissance Team with the 187th Infantry Regiment, a component of the 101st Airborne Division. On his second deployment when he lost his right leg above the knee and severely injured his left leg in an Explosively Formed Penetrator…

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