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Four graduates of the ’60s attended the burial of fellow ROTC alumnus James Dickey ’64 at Arlington National Cemetery. (7/26/2018 8:55:33 PM)
See a photo of Barry Gasdek ’64 with winners of the 2017 Best Warrior competition.  (4/10/2018 8:22:31 PM)
Mike Lambert ’68, M’69 describes himself as a struggling writer of fiction since his 2013 retirement. (12/12/2017 4:41:27 PM)
Army Captain Cynthia Anzulewicz Holuta ’06 is featured in the Military Women project. (4/3/2017 6:06:28 PM)
Mike Kucynda ’80 retired as senior procurement and acquisition officer in the Federal Bureau of Prisons. (7/26/2016 8:34:43 PM)
Barry Gasdek ’64 was named to the inaugural class of the US Army Cadet Command’s Army ROTC National Hall of Fame. (7/20/2016 8:46:20 PM)
Michele Dougherty Papakie ’93 received the Octavius V. Catto Award for outstanding public service. (4/18/2016 4:58:34 PM)
William Boardley ’72 has become one of just 56 members of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard Hall of Fame. (4/15/2015 3:37:54 PM)
Several IUP alumni attended a service in November for the late Frank Yusi ’65, a Navy captain and decorated Vietnam veteran. (4/15/2015 3:09:41 PM)
Tom Rarick ’96 joined Idina Menzel on stage for the national anthem at Super Bowl XLIX. (4/15/2015 2:45:20 PM)
Recently promoted to brigadier general, Kelly Wakefield ’85 has become IUP’s 11th general officer. (12/2/2014 8:33:05 PM)
The Pittsburgh chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators named IUP Journalism chair Michele Papakie ’93 the 2014 Business Communicator of the Year. (12/1/2014 8:02:41 PM)
Chief Warrant Officer Matthew Ruffner ’11 was buried with full military honors on April 20, 2013. (6/27/2013 8:11:41 PM)
CJ Jaynes ’79, M’82, assistant commander for NAVAIR logistics and industrial operations, made naval history with her promotion to flag officer during a ceremony on August 1, 2012. (9/20/2012 3:30:10 PM)
Major Aaron Felter ’01, M’11, Captain Mark Collins ’06, and Lieutenant Megan McFarling ’11 are all currently serving together as part of a partnered task force. (8/13/2012 7:44:03 PM)
In February 2012, Leslie Miller Purser ’80 was promoted in the United States Army Reserve to Major General. (6/13/2012 6:10:43 PM)
The U.S. Navy has posthumously honored Commander Michael Carl ’77 due to his outstanding achievements. (11/15/2011 6:58:27 PM)
The loss of her son in combat inspired Cherriney Wilson Kondor ’76, M’77 to develop the Veterans Memorial Gold Star Healing and Peace Garden. (7/7/2011 5:17:42 PM)
Bryan Owens ’83 was recently promoted to Brigadier General in the U.S. Army. (8/26/2010 1:36:26 PM)
In June 2009, Staff Sergeant Charles Hubbard M’08 assisted in the rescue of five injured soldiers in Baghdad. (7/9/2009 5:17:13 PM)
Stephen Mihalacki ’01 and Kevin Fromknecht ’02 are on active duty in Iraq. (4/1/2009 12:00:00 PM)
Captain Walter Wint, Jr. '77 and 240 U.S. Marines were killed when a terrorist drove a truck bomb into their barracks in Lebanon.  (10/1/2008 12:00:00 PM)
Steve Chimchirian ’81 was promoted to the rank of Colonel in a ceremony at the Pentagon attended by family and friends. (7/1/2008 12:00:00 PM)
Bob Smalanskas ’82 wrote the following article dedicated to Vietnam veteran Bernard Teel of Elkins Park, Pa. (1/1/2008 1:00:00 PM)
 Marine Corps captains Scott Shick ’00 and Sean Wright ’92 display the IUP flag Shick has carried to Iraq three times. (12/1/2007 1:00:00 PM)
Douglas Pugliese ’98 was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for meritorious service (6/1/2007 12:00:00 PM)
Randall Marchi ’78 was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General in the Pennsylvania National Guard on June 2, 2007, during a ceremony at Fort Indiantown Gap. (6/1/2007 12:00:00 PM)
Brigadier General William Boardley ’72 retired as commander of the 171st Air Refueling Wing of the Pennsylvania National Guard. (11/1/2006 1:00:00 PM)
U.S. Army Major John Toth ’90 deployed to Iraq in October, 2005. (11/1/2006 1:00:00 PM)
Gary Zimak, Jr. ’96 is a Department of Defense contract firefighter working in the Middle East. (4/1/2006 1:00:00 PM)

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