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THE ARMED FORCES HISTORY MUSEUM TO HOST GUEST SPEAKER LT. COL. CAROL BARKALOW - March 31 The Armed Forces History Museum is hostomg guest speaker and highly decorated officer Lt. Col. Carol Barkalow (Ret.) on Saturday, March 31st from 5pm to 9pm. A special exhibit case has been created in her honor and will showcase her uniform, book, United States Naval Academy and career photographs, and feature spreads from magazines. Lt. Col. Barkalow has an impressive list of accomplishments. She was in the first graduating class to include women at the United States Military Academy. She was also the Staff Officer for the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon, Special Assistant to the Army Chief of Staff at the Pentagon, Staff Officer of the 24th Infantry Division of Desert Storm, and Commander of the 25th Transportation Battalion in Korea. She is the recipient of the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Bronze Star, the Army Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the NATO Medal and more She is also author of the book, In the Men’s House: An Inside Account of Life in the Army by One of West Point’s First Female Graduates, where she shares some heat-of-the-moment entries from her journals to chronicle the pioneering achievements of the women who first successfully hurdled West Point’s sex barrier. Lt. Col. Barkalow has appeared on the TODAY Show, McLaughlin Hours, CNN Future Watch, CSPAN Book Notes, PBS Special, Fox 23 and Life Magazine. 727.443.5146; www.armedforcesmuseum.com.

ARMED FORCES MUSEUM 4TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER - April 4 Benefits and proceeds will be used for ongoing educational progress and programs as well as the preservation of the history of the military. Entry fee includes green fees, golf cart, breakfast, awards banquet with a silent auction and luncheon, a gift and range ball. Each entrant can also sign up for the Contest Ticket Package, which includes the Long Drive Contest, Closest to Pin Contest, HoleIn-One Contest and a 2 Mulligan Contest. Belleair Country Club, One Country Club Lane, Belleair, FL. www.armedforcesmuseum.com or call 727.539.8371.

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