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News 6 Mashup: December 12, 2022

December 5, 2022

Thanks Katelynn and Lindsey!

Howdy y’all and buckle up for this weeks news 6 update!

“Be all You Can Be’s Back….All Right!

90s Fans rejoice! Army recruiting is going back to the tried and true motto….Be All You Can Be.

While all the 90s babies love a good throwback to the best decade ever, the army is emphatic that this is not the reason the motto is here again….. baby one more time.

“We’re not returning to ‘Be All You Can Be’ for nostalgia or old times’ sake or because we think retro is trendy and cool,” Maj. Gen. Alex Fink, chief of Army enterprise marketing, told Stars and Stripes. “We’re really reinventing it to reposition the Army and to inspire the next generation of soldiers.”

Even if they were doing it just for the nostalgia angle it’s not a bad idea, seeing that there is a generation of millennials who grow up on the ads and are now of prime military service age. 

Stars and Stripes reports that 200 mottos were tested and the tried and true ‘Be All You Can Be’ won by a landslide.

The throwback slogan will become official in March 2023.

“We’re trying to establish a brand refresh that’s going to last for a long time,” said Fink. “If we do this well, we think this could last for 15 to 20 years or more.”

I for one am glad the U.S. army has decided to stick to the rivers and the lakes that it’s used to. Because I want it that way.

I’m done now.

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U.S. Airmen Honored for Rescue in Japan

In Kadena, Japan, a local fisherman lost his footing and fell into the sea on September 24th. He spent 30 minutes drifting out to sea when he was rescued by LTC Matthew Schlittler and  Senior Airman Shane Pentkowski from Kadena air base. The two men were there for training when they spotted the fisherman out in the water.


He was wearing a life vest and was very cold but unharmed by the ordeal.


They handed the man over to local Japanese first responders who in turn honored the two men in a ceremony on December 1st at the Kadena firehouse.

“Nirai Fire Chief Keiichi Teruya said during the ceremony that “The man you rescued has a family, and this rescue means a lot for the family for the rest of their lives,”. “It is truly a wonderful thing.”

“It’s why we do what we do,” Schiter said during the ceremony. “Our mission is to save lives and as the commander of the squadron it makes me happy to see that the team is ready to do the job at any time.”

While it may be just another day for these Air Force heroes, it was a life changing day for the man they saved and we are, as always, so proud of them and all our men and women in uniform!


Navy is Looking to the Stars, Army is Looking at the Past

Hot off the heels of the Astronaut themed uniform of the navy team for the Army-Navy game, the army team has finally revealed theirs. And it’s a salute to the past.

The uniforms pay homage to the 1st Armored Division and those involved in Operation Torch.

“Operation Torch marked the 1st Armored Division’s entry into the crucible of combat,” according to the Army release. “The resilience, grit, and commitment demonstrated by the soldiers ultimately resulted in the defeat of Axis forces in North Africa. In the harsh desert against a determined enemy, the members of the 1st Armored Division were forged into ‘Iron Soldiers’ and learned the lessons that would guide them to success in subsequent operations in Italy and Western Europe.”

And while the design is neat, it’s made to look dirty, with mud splattered throughout. This is to signify the muddy 1st armored tanks trudging through the dirt and grime of war torn Europe. On the helmet is the first armored patch, and elements of the American defense medal ribbon and an arrowhead on the Algeria-French Moroccan streamer symbolizing Operation Torch’s amphibious assault. 

The uniform will also have each cadets regiment number and is supposed to be a nod to army bumper numbers, which are the vehicle numbers painted on to the vehicle, a practice still used today and originated during WWII. The font on the front of the uniform is the same font found on the divisions M3 tanks.

Whether you are taking to the skies with the navy or getting down and dirty with the Army, be sure to tune in to america’s favorite game on December 10th.

Go army, beat navy! 

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Today in History:

On December 12, 1925, the first motel opened in San Luis Obispo, California.

When the 400 mile drive between San Francisco and Los Angeles proved to be too much for a day trip for the 1920s motor vehicles, it soon became apparent that the travelers would need a place to stay for the night.

And thus out of necessity the first motel was born. The word came from cramming the words motor and hotel together and has become synonymous with military families cramming six people and two dogs into 400 square feet on a cross country pcs. 

But I digress.

Happy birthday to the motel industry! The bane and savior of every military family.



  • Emma Tighe

    Emma Tighe is a lover of news, humor and writing, making her position of News 6 correspondent quite literally a dream come true. She hails from absolutely nowhere and everywhere, as she was an army brat. Emma has been an army spouse for 11 years and has five children, whom she homeschools. Somewhat successfully, depending on the week. In college, her choir director said she should’ve majored in comedy. Her theory professor told her she should’ve majored in writing. They must have been right, as she is still attempting to do both. Emma and her family have lived in five different bases (but 8 separate moves and yes this is important to her) and currently call Fort Leavenworth, KS home. Emma is an active volunteer, believing that information is power, and the best way to empower new or struggling spouses is to provide them with resources and tools to learn how to advocate for themselves and their families. You can find her on Facebook and Instagram under her page, Rolling Along.


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