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Happy birthday, Delaware National Guard!

Written on: September 2nd, 2010 in Guest PostsRecognizing State Employees

Guest post by Major General Frank Vavala, Adjutant General of the Delaware National Guard: Three hundred fifty-five years ago, the first Swedish settlers living in the city of Wilmington, then called Fort Christina, banded together forming a militia to defend their homes against the invading Dutch. This was the birth of our Delaware National Guard. […]

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“The Signal State” with Trinidad & Tobago

Written on: July 5th, 2010 in Guest PostsRecognizing State Employees

Guest Post from Major General Frank Vavala, Delaware National Guard: We continue to develop our State Partnership with the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago. Established in 2005, the program is designed to exchange ideas between military, government and economic leaders. In June, a team of communications soldiers from T&T visited our Bethany Beach Training Site to […]

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Sixth Annual Miles for Minutes Motorcycle Ride

Written on: July 2nd, 2010 in Guest PostsRecognizing State Employees

Guest Post from Major General Frank Vavala, Delaware National Guard: I was honored to kick off the Sixth Annual Miles for Minutes motorcycle ride, a fantastic event hosted by Clear Channel Media, WDSD radio, and the Delaware National Guard. The event raises money for the purchase of phone cards through the USO that are sent to […]

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Ann Visalli: Celebrating “Public Service Recognition Week” All Year Long

Written on: May 10th, 2010 in Guest PostsRecognizing State Employees

On a daily basis, our lives are touched by the actions of committed public servants, and I am so proud of the quality of service Delaware state employees provide to those in our care or in need of our assistance. To all state employees: whether you protect our communities, care for our vulnerable populations, maintain […]

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Thank You and Farewell to Tom Eldred

Written on: April 7th, 2010 in Recognizing State Employees

Delaware lost an important voice, an outstanding journalist and an incredible person recently in Tom Eldred’s passing.  Journalism is not an easy job, but it is one that Tom loved. He recognized how important his work was to our state and how important an active press is to our democracy. He chose his career in […]

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