Up & Coming Weekly

June 18, 2019

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM JUNE 19-25, 2019 UCW 7 "Back by popular demand!" SAMPLE SUNDAY 1916 Skibo Rd. Skibo Rd. (Marketfair Mall) Fayetteville 910-867-6032 Rocket Fizz Fayetteville Thank you for 18 years of service Gloria Williams S p e c i a l E v e n t s C o o r d i n a t o r Enjoy Your Retirement! This AD Subsidized by private donations JUN 16 JUN 27 U P C O M I N G E V E N T S 159 MAXWELL STREET, FAYETTEVILLE (910) 483-8133 | FAYBIZ.COM JUN 30 J U N 20 Chairman's Coffee Club Ramada Plaza 1707 Owen Dr. 7:30 AM J U N 25 Public Safety Valor Awards Manna Church 5117 Cliffdale Rd. 7:30 AM J U N E 26 Ribbon Cutting HairXplosion 608 S. Riley Rd. 3:30 PM Sharon is a native of Muskegon, Michigan. As a little girl who couldn't stand the cold, she dreamed of becoming a Southerner. Her dream came true in 1987 when, as a young military bride, she moved to Fayetteville, NC. Sharon spent more than 15 years in nonprofit management till 2007 when she went to work at The Fayetteville Observer. For more than a decade, Sharon worked to help grow the Observer's Audience and revenue through her efforts in several positions but most specifically as the Marketing and Event Manager. In the early 2000s, as the Executive Director of The Fayetteville Dogwood Festival, she initiated Historic Hauntings: A Ghastly Ghost Tour to showcase Fayetteville's history through true stories of a more menacing nature. Because she knew first-hand how difficult transition can be for military spouses, she created a mentoring program called Families United as Neighbors which paired a military spouse new to Fayetteville with a civilian mentor. In understanding we need to do more for young professionals, she led an effort to recognize young leaders in our community by creating The Fayetteville Observer's 40 Under 40. But her largest passion is being an advocate for children. For nearly 25 years, she has been involved with the Partnership for Children of Cumberland County as an advocate for our community's youngest citizens. She is currently the Community Engagement Administrator for the Partnership for Children. She was recently awarded the Athena Award for her professional excellence, contributions of time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in our community and actively assist others, particularly women, in realizing their full leadership potential. Regarding her service with the MAC Board Moyer said "When I moved here as a young military spouse, this was the biggest city I had ever lived in and I was intimidated. In part, I chose to serve on the MAC board because of that experience. My goal is to help foster relationships and make connections to help strengthen the bond between our military and civilian communities." Colonel Kyle Reed grew up in North Carolina and began his professional career in 1996 as a Bradley Fighting Vehicle Platoon Leader at Fort Stewart, Georgia. Following completion of the Infantry Officer Advance Course in 1999, he was assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. While there, he served in a variety of assignments and deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq in support of the Global War on Terror, 2003 - 2004. Since completing the Army's Command and General Staff College in 2007, he has had various assignments with the 82nd Airborne Division, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and as an Infantry Branch Assignment Officer for Majors and Lieutenant Colonels at Fort Knox, Kentucky. COL Reed then served as a Special Assistant and Speechwriter to the Commander, U.S. European Command/ Supreme Allied Commander Europe. He subsequently served as the Commander, 1st Squadron (Airborne), 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) Grafenwoehr, Germany. Most recently he served with the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa at Camp Lemonier, Djibouti, where he supported the CJTF-HOA Commander to counter violent extremist organizations in East Africa; COL Reed was also responsible for coordinating, synchronizing, and facilitating support to the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM), the Federal Government of Somalia, the Somalia National Army, and the International Community. Regarding the MAC Board he said, "As the Fort Bragg Garrison Commander, and as a long term resident of Fort Bragg off and on over the years, I jumped on the opportunity to strengthen the ties that our Installation has with our extended Community. The MAC provides us a great opportunity to interact with many facets of our community. Not only a chance to strengthen a long term bond but a chance to coordinate with local businesses, community organizations and their families, enhance the quality of life for all Service Members, Family members, Retirees and Civilian employees that work on the installation and live in the greater Fort Bragg community." MEET THE MILITARY AFFAIRS COUNCIL STEERING COMMITTEE

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