Military Channel seeking service stories
SPJ meeting set for Wednesday
Boone JROTC hosting drill invitational
The Military Channel is seeking personal videos from members of the U.S. military to let soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines tell their story directly to viewers. What's it really like to be stationed overseas or live in a combat zone? What is a typical day really like? Real-life moments captured on film by service members will be broadcast on the Military Channel as part of a new on-air programming initiative. Service men and women who brought a camcorder with them on a recent deployment, or those who currently have a camera with them on the front lines, can submit their videos directly to the Military Channel. Personal videos can be submitted online at www.mywardiary.com or mailed to: Military Videos; Discovery Productions; 8045 Kennett St.; Silver Spring, Md. 20910. For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Military Channel is owned and operated by Discovery Communications Inc.
KINGSPORT - The Greater Tri-Cities Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will meet 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Crazy Tomato restaurant, 4250 Fort Henry Drive, in Colonial Heights. Agenda items include finalizing plans for the chapter's annual reporting, writing, layout and photography contest. All journalists are welcome to attend. For more information contact Rick Wagner at 392-1381.
GRAY - The Daniel Boone High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC will hold its 10th annual JROTC Drill Invitational, featuring 25 JROTC teams from six states, Saturday, Jan. 27. Teams from Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia, Georgia, Kentucky and North Carolina representing four branches of the military will compete in platoon drill, squad drill, inspection, color guard, and individual and dual exhibitions. The meet, open free to the public, will be held from 8 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. in the gymnasium at the school, 1440 Suncrest Drive. For more information call 477-1612 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.