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Keith L. Ware Journalism Competition Awards at Fort Monmouth

The Historical Office and the Public Affairs Office (PAO) at Fort Monmouth had an awards ceremony yesterday afternoon. 

Two of the Fort Monmouth Historians competed for the 2009 Keith L. Ware award, but did not have to compete against each other!   They were each entered into the Stringer Category (people who write for newspapers or publications but are not full-time journalists), but for different Army Commands. 

Command Historian Melissa Ziobro garnered a first place win in the Army Materiel Command (AMC) for Writing Contribution by a Stringer for her article “Family helps historian find new ‘Famous First’.” 

Staff Historian Chrissie Reilly won first place in the Installation Management Command (IMCOM) NE Region for Writing Contribution by a Stringer for her article “WWII Army Marches on Its Stomach.”

CECOM Commanding General MG Strong presented 2-star notes and coins to the Keith L. Ware awards recipients.

PAO won multiple awards for writing feature articles, for the Monmouth Message, for Spectra Magazine, and for the “Word Warrior” newsletter.

Melissa’s and Chrissie’s articles are on the CECOM Historian website (direct links below):

http://cecom.army.mil/historian/pubArtifacts/Articles/2010-01-01_1100-FILE-Laughter%20family%20article%20Bottlenecks.pdf

http://cecom.army.mil/historian/pubArtifacts/Articles/2009-05-15_0800-FILE-Good_Eats.pdf

You can find out more about Keith L. Ware and the competition here on the official Army website:  http://www.army.mil/klw/

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