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Consider enlisting in ROTC program

Interested in becoming a part of the most powerful Air Force in the world while still living the life of a college student? If so, you might be interested in finding out more about Detachment 752, the Air Force ROTC program based out of Wilkes University.

Air Force ROTC is offered to students at more than 1,000 college campuses. It is an in-school program that prepares a student to graduate and commission as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. Not only is it a resource to help pay for school, but it is a fantastic way to build leadership skills that are essential to competing in corporate America.

The Air Force ROTC program can help alleviate some of the costs that are associated with schooling. Scholarships can vary between partial-tuition scholarships up to full rides. Also, if awarded a scholarship, you will receive $900 per year to help pay for books, not to mention a monthly stipend for some extra spending money. Unfortunately, not everyone will receive a scholarship, and the selection process is very competitive. To be competitive in the program, a high grade point average, high SAT scores and a physical fitness evaluation are required.

It's important to realize that it is not a club or a sport; AFROTC is for those people whose dream it is to serve this fine nation as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. The program teaches and emphasizes teamwork, responsibility, time management, physical fitness and leadership. The entire curriculum is based upon the Air Force core values: integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do.

The program stresses learning from others. No cadet who joins the program goes through it alone. You will make some great friends and have amazing memories.

For more information, please contact our recruiting officer, Capt. Marc Honrath, at 408-4865, or by email at You also can visit our detachment's website at

Daniel A. Ruth

Public affairs officer

AFROTC Detachment 752

Wilkes University

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A renewed call for tax abolition

Now that the election is over for 2012 and some new legislators were elected, will they finally resolve the property tax issue in Pennsylvania by getting rid of it?

The number one plank in the 10 planks of The Communist Manifesto is abolition of private property. Bingo, they won that game. Don't pay your property taxes, and you'll see that the pinko system already owns your lot and dwelling.

Will our newly elected have the intestinal fortitude to place this issue on the front burner? By that I mean, not allow a new property tax abolishment bill to die in committee, as is its usual destiny, but to constantly hammer from legislative floor for its release for a vote.

Don't let the hope of an American dream remain a haunting nightmare!

Rich Saporito

West Mifflin

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