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Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2012 1:10 pm | Updated: 3:41 pm, Fri Jan 11, 2013.

The Wilkes Journal-Patriot is seeking news about people from Wilkes County serving in all branches of the nation’s armed forces for a new section of the newspaper titled, “In The Military.”

This includes details on enlistments, training, promotions, awarding of medals and other achievements of military personnel. The newspaper will also publish stories that provide updates on where military personnel from Wilkes are serving and what they’re doing, without being inappropriately specific. In addition to official military news releases, military personnel are welcome to submit information about their achievements and what they're doing, including accounts of experiences while in harm’s way. Family members of military personnel can also submit information.

“In The Military” will also include stories written by reporters at the Wilkes Journal-Patriot.

Photos of the subject military personnel or photos related to their experiences are welcome.

It’s helpful if news submissions includes a phone number or email address to provide a way to get clarification on information if needed. This contact information won’t be published in the newspaper.

The information can be sent to the following email address: or to News Department, Wilkes Journal-Patriot, P.O. Box 70, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659. For more information, call the newspaper at 336-838-4117 and ask for Jule Hubbard.

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  • Tammy Treat posted at 11:55 pm on Thu, Oct 18, 2012.

    doll Posts: 0

    The newspaper staff can contact the state public affairs office and request releasable photos and hometown news releases as well. Each unit has a UPAR, Unit Public Affairs Representative that is trained on publicly releasable information.

    I live in Wilkes but am in the Arkansas National Guard. One item on our top ten list for this year is community relations, hopefully NC feels the same and will cooperate with your staff.

    I hope this section does well for the Journal-Patriot.

  • Andrew Hicks posted at 12:40 am on Mon, Aug 13, 2012.

    Combat_Vet51 Posts: 0

    The article above doesn't ask for deployment dates individually, therefore, why would anyone send that in.... but just for happenstance, if someone were to send that in-disclosed information in, the paper know better than to publicize it, as it falls into an international security clause that has already been addressed to them.locations do not fall under classified, although media sources are asked not to describe exact locations, simply put they label the country and in or around in conjunction with the base name. if you need this paragraph in a simpler terminology, let me know.

  • Brandee Sons posted at 8:51 am on Fri, Aug 3, 2012.

    BrandeeSons Posts: 0

    Speaking as a Military wife myself, no where did I read about "deployment dates" and if locations are mention it is not a specific location. Naming a town is not harmful. Take it from a wife who has been through 4 deployments with her hubby. How well a person is educated on things like this, is how well it can be brought up to family and friends without endangering their soldier.

    Edited by staff.

  • ncred2333 posted at 1:01 am on Mon, May 21, 2012.

    ncred2333 Posts: 0

    Deploy dates and locations are usually classified. Asking for and publishing that kind of information seems irresponsible.