Col. Swann wins Burton Award

first_img July 15, 2002 Regular News Col. Swann wins Burton Award Col. Swann wins Burton Awardcenter_img Col. Henry T. Swann III was recently awarded the 2002 Clayton B. Burton Award of Excellence at the Annual Military Law & Legal Assistance Symposium on St. Petersburg Beach.“Although I am quite humbled and honored to be this year’s recipient, it is not so important who is recognized, as it is to recognize and focus attention on the merit and benefit of providing altruistic legal service to our military community,” Swann said.Col. Swann has been a member of The Florida Bar since 1975 and is currently involved in the general practice of civil and criminal litigation. From 1989 to September 18, 2001, Col. Swann served as the staff judge advocate for the Florida Army National Guard. He has worked to help the legal condition of reservists and active component members of all branches of service. As SJA to The Adjutant General (TAG), Swann was the legal advisor regarding all military related legislation within Florida.Swann distinguished himself during numerous crises where he was responsible for legal services. Hurricane Andrew represented a colossal effort in which he was directly responsible for the legal affairs of all branches of service including active duty, state active duty, and federalized reserve and National Guard service members. He was the primary interface between civil legal authorities and the military. Service members mobilizing for the Gulf War, various Bosnia missions and other deployments have also received legal services as direct result of Col. Swann’s efforts. Service members seeking relief under both the Soldiers and Sailor’s Relief Act and civil laws have received assistance as a direct result of programs and initiatives implemented by Swann as SJA for Florida. “Fortunately, later in my career, I had the opportunity to join the Army Judge Advocate General Corps which gave me the opportunity to experience the personal and professional satisfaction for helping those in need of legal help, but unable to acquire it,” Swann said.Swann has organized several conferences aimed directly at bettering the quality of legal services within the state. He has also undertaken numerous speaking engagements and seminars which have educated lawyers, legal assistants, professional staff and individual service members throughout Florida.“His technical expertise, legal knowledge and outstanding leadership skills have made him one of the most respected JAG officers in the National Guard as well as throughout Florida’s legal and military communities,” said Capt. Kim Heller who nominated Swann for the award. “His advice is consistently sought by commanders, other JAG officers and individual service members in need of assistance from all branches of service within Florida.”In 1996, Colonel Swann served as chair of the Bar’s Military Affairs Committee.“I am so thankful that the JAG Corps taught me the meaning of what a wise man said over 2000 years ago, ‘It is better to give than to receive,’” Swann said. “Perhaps that is a dream, but to the extent that the Clayton B. Burton Award encourages us to keep that dream alive, it is an award worthy of our resources, recognition, and support.”last_img read more

Gov. Tom Wolf Nominates John Wozniak to Turnpike Commission

first_img March 30, 2017 Latest News,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today the nomination of former state Senator John Wozniak to serve on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.“Having served for two decades in the Senate, and many years prior in the House, John brings a wealth of experience and infrastructure knowledge to the Turnpike,” Governor Wolf said. “As the most recent Democratic Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, John showed tremendous leadership in bringing about Act 89 of 2013, the commonwealth’s most comprehensive transportation funding legislation in decades. In his new role at the Turnpike, I know John will remain a consistent advocate of a sustainable system of roads in Pennsylvania.”Wozniak has a long history of service to state government. After earning a B.A. in economics from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in 1978, Wozniak was elected to represent the 71st District in the House of Representatives in 1980. He served through 1996, before winning election to the Senate and assuming office January 7, 1997 to represent the 35th Senatorial District. Wozniak retired from the Senate on November 30, 2016. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Gov. Tom Wolf Nominates John Wozniak to Turnpike Commissionlast_img read more

Four IMCA divisions featured at Cardinals’ inaugural Sam Hodges Memorial

first_imgMore information is available from promoter Toby Herring at 575 441-1941. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $2,755 to win, IMCA Modifieds for $1,755 to win their 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying feature and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods for $1,055 to win. Top prize in Saturday’s IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature is $955. Qualifying races will be held both Friday and Saturday. Pit gates open at 5 p.m. both days, the draw closes at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 8 p.m. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and E3 Spark Plugs State points will be awarded. Early entry fee in all divisions is $50 if mailed to the track by Sept. 9; entry fee after that date is $75. Both the SportMod and Hobby Stock features will be 25 laps. A complete rundown on feature payouts, which are expected to increase, is posted on the track’s Facebook page. EUNICE, N.M. – A former track owner, promoter and driver will be remembered Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13-14 at Cardinal Speedway’s inaugural Sam Hodges Memorial.  Stock Cars will run 50 laps with a mandatory pit stop on the front straightaway at halfway. The Modified feature is 40 laps and $500, $300 and $200 will be paid to the first, second and third-running drivers, respectively, when that race is halted for a pit stop, also on lap 25.  RaceCeivers are required. Kids’ power wheel and bike races will be held during intermission on Saturday. Hotel accommodations are available at the Hotel Inn Express & Suites, 575 391-8777, and the Baymont Inn & Suites, 575 964-8400. Drivers should ask for Cardinal Speedway rates.  On Thursday, Sept. 12, gates open at 5:30 p.m. for registration and an open practice is from 7-10 p.m. A party in the pits follows the practice session.last_img read more

Džeko, Višća, Šehić, Adilović, Cocalić and Štilić supported the Blue Team!

first_imgFormer footballers of Željezničar: Edin Džeko, Edin Višća, Ibrahim Šehić, Eldin Adilović, Edin Cocalić and Semir Štilić, decided to reward players of youth team squad from Grbavica, as announced from the FC Željezničar.Considering the current situation on the table, former players of the blue team, who began or built their careers in Željo’s jerseys, wanted to show the current generation that they have not forgotten the moments spent on Grbavica, and they wished their friends by color of jersey good luck in the coming eternal derby against Sarajevo, which would ultimately decide the champion of Bosnia and Herzegovina.With message, “You are not alone”, Džeko, Višća, Šehić, Adilović, Cocalić and Štilić are hoping that will inspire Bajić, Hadžiahmetović, Hasanović, Sadiković and others to give their best to fight for a better placement in the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina and that once again, together with fans, will look forward to Europe, and perhaps the new title of champion of Bosnia and Herzegovina.Also, already mentioned players financially supported the youth squad team from Grbavica. (Source: read more