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Kyle Winston named a newly commissioned U.S. Army officer at The Citadel

CHARLESTON, SC — The Citadel commissions more officers in the armed services than almost any other college in the country. The Class of 2017 includes more than 100 cadets who are now America’s newest military officers serving in every branch of service. Family, friends and loved ones helped pin the new officers during commissioning ceremonies for each branch on May 5 held in Summerall Chapel.

Kyle Winston of Westerville is among 93 men and women who are now America’s newest military officers serving in the U.S. Army.

The Citadel’s ROTC departments provide cadets with officer training during college to allow them to begin their military careers as officers after graduation. Approximately a third of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets answer the call of duty to serve the country.

About The Citadel

The Citadel with its iconic campus located in Charleston, South Carolina, offers a classic military college education for young men and women profoundly focused on leadership excellence and academic distinction. The 2,300 members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets are not required to serve in the military but about one-third of each class commission as officers in every branch of U.S. military service. Graduates of The Citadel have served the nation, their states and their communities as principled leaders since the college was founded in 1842. The Citadel Graduate College offers 26 graduate degree programs with 42 concentration options, 24 graduate certificate programs, and eight evening undergraduate programs, through an all-evening schedule with many courses now available online. The Citadel was named Best Public College in the South by U.S. News & World report for six consecutive years, and #1 Best Public College for Veterans in the South as well as Best Value out of all South Carolina colleges and universities by Forbes.

Registration Now Open for 2017 Ohio Women Veterans Conference

Celebrating Generations of Service – 67,000 Veterans Strong

COLUMBUS – Registration is now open for the Ohio Women Veterans Conference, one of the largest gatherings of women veterans in the nation. This year’s conference is scheduled for Sat., Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Ohio State University Union in Columbus. Women veterans can register online at

“The Ohio Women Veterans Conference is an awesome opportunity to meet and connect with our sisters in arms,” said Angela Beltz, chairwoman of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services Women Veterans Advisory Committee. “It’s a rare time when women veterans of all eras from WWII to present day Iraq and Afghanistan come together to celebrate progress and learn about the benefits we have earned.”

Ohio is home to 67,000 women veterans. Veterans and current military members attending the conference will find information about Ohio’s new fast track to jobs and education for veterans, services available locally through Ohio’s 88 County Veterans Service Offices and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Women Veterans programs and benefits. Workshops will cover topics such as community service, employment, entrepreneurship, military retirement, money management, and health and wellness.

Previous conferences have drawn 700 attendants, so early registration is advised. Go to and REGISTER NOW. To learn more about benefits, bonuses, jobs and resources for Ohio veterans and military families visit, or call 1-877-OhioVet.

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