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Kansas City, Mo. (July 14, 2017) — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is pleased to announced Mark Kopphenhofer has achieved All-American status as a Post commander.

Koppenhofer, commander of Post 7318 in Southern Pines NC, is one of only 279 VFW Post commanders worldwide to earn the title of All-American Commander. To achieve this honor, Post commanders must meet strict requirements in their role to include exceptional leadership, authentic accomplishment in membership growth and strong support of VFW core programs.

“The All-American Commanders have attained this coveted title through outstanding achievements in membership growth and participation in VFW programs,” said VFW National Commander Brian Duffy. “They are a fine example of VFW leadership. Their hard work and dedication to the mission and values of our organization has rightly earned them this great honor.”

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is the nation's largest and oldest major war veterans’ organization. Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, the VFW is comprised entirely of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. With nearly 1.7 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in almost 6,500 Posts worldwide, the nonprofit veterans’ service organization is proud to proclaim “NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS” than the VFW, which is dedicated to veterans’ service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs. For more information or to join, visit our website at www.vfw.org

 

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    The Pinehurst, Southern Pines, & Aberdeen Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is announcing that after 30 years of offices Read More
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  • Sheriff Godfrey Announces Arrest Of Carthage Woman For Trafficking In Heroin +

    On November 14, 2017 deputies conducted a traffic stop of a 2011 Nissan Altima in the Carthage area of Moore Read More
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    On November 09, 2017, at approximately 3:45 pm, Victor John Huntley Nation, 28, was arrested by members of the U.S. Read More
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  • Mrs. Irene Brown Douglas Of Aberdeen Obituary +

    Mrs. Irene Brown Douglas, 96, of Aberdeen, died Sunday, November 19, 2017, at FirstHealth/Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, NC. Read More
  • Bishop Leroy Payton Sr Of Southern Pines Obituary +

    Bishop Leroy Payton, Sr., 74, of Southern Pines, NC, died Saturday, November 18, 2017, at his residence. Read More
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