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  1. Female veterans battling PTSD from sexual trauma fight for redressRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Amarillo.com

    ... Judy Atwood-Bell was just a 19-year-old Army private when she says she was locked inside a barracks room at Fort Devens in Massachusetts, forced to the cold floor and raped by a fellow solider. For more than two decades, Atwood-Bell fought for an ...

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  2. WWII's Pacific Theater focus of museum programRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    Guest speaker Michael Roberts of Groton speaks about the West Coast and the Pacific Ocean during World War II in his program on Saturday, Dec. 20, at the Fort Devens Museum, at 1 p.m. At a time so close to Pearl Harbor Day, Roberts' presentation takes the museum's focus beyond the European Theater of operations, so commonly highlighted. From his own days of growing up near the West Coast, Roberts will talk about his experiences during World War II on that coast.

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  3. How I found the grave of Pvt. Elmer Kenneth Gorham, WWI medicRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | Stars and Stripes

    ... gone missing in Europe while World War I raged and that he may have been taken prisoner. I reached out to the Fort Devens Museum in Devens, Mass. My grandfather had been discharged from Camp Devens after the war. They referred me to the historians ...

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  4. WWII's Pacific Theater focus of Dec. 20Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Nashoba Publishing Online

    Guest speaker Michael Roberts, of Groton, speaks about the West Coast and the Pacific Ocean during World War II in his program on Saturday, Dec. 20, at the Fort Devens Museum, starting at 1 p.m. At a time so close to Pearl Harbor Day, Roberts' presentation takes the museum's focus beyond the European Theater of operations, so commonly highlighted. From his own days of growing up near the West Coast, Roberts will talk about his experiences during World War II on that coast.

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  5. Northborough resident born to serve fellow veteransRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | Community Advocate Newspaper

    ... two years, I enlisted for three, hoping to have some choice of career in the Army." Bourque entered the Army at Fort Devens and was assigned 16 weeks of heavy weapons infantry at Fort Dix, N.J. Next, he went to Fort Benjamin Harrison near ...

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  6. Plagues, pandemics and deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 27 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    ... than a century ago, the world was being ravaged by the Spanish flu. Bodies were being piled up like cordwood at Fort Devens and other collecting mortuaries. Doctors and governments were virtually helpless because they had no weapons to deal with the ...

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  7. Critics say Devens siphoning off prime projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2014 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    W hen the Fort Devens Army Base officially closed in 1996, the impact on northern Worcester County was devastating. Those 6,700 military personnel and 2,600 civilian jobs disappeared, along with all the economic benefits of those soldiers and employees spending money on local housing, gasoline, food, restaurants and more.

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  8. Abstract Expressionist Arshile GorkyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | Berkshire Fine Arts

    ... that is out of focus. He enlisted in the American Army before World War, but never went to war, remaining at Fort Devens outside of Boston. He survived the notorious influenza epidemic in 1918 that killed more American soldiers than died on the ...

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  9. George Ramirez to leave Devens in DecemberRead the original story

    Nov 7, 2014 | Nashoba Publishing Online

    Back in 1977, Ramirez, who was born in Colombia and came to Lowell in 1973, visited the then-Fort Devens as part of an Army-run program for inner city youth, a time he remembers well. Now, after serving as MassDevelopment's Executive Vice President of Devens Operations for four years, he's ready to move on.

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  10. Ramirez ready to move onRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    Back in 1973, Ramirez, Colombian- born and Lowell-raised, came to then-Fort Devens as part of an Army-run program for innercity youth, a time he remembers well. Now, after serving as MassDevelopment's executive vice president of Devens Operations for four years, he's ready to move on.

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  11. Museum honors Veterans Day with history lessonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | Harvard Hillside

    For years Ayer Public Schools welcomed the opportunity to educate the children of soldiers assigned to Fort Devens along with children from the town itself. Both sets of young people benefitted from being brought together, and they got along well with each other.

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  12. Devens official Ramirez moving onRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    Back in 1977, Ramirez, who was born in Colombia and came to Lowell in 1973, visited the then-Fort Devens as part of an Army-run program for inner-city youth, a time he remembers well. "Who would have thought over 30 years later, I'd be here?" said Ramirez who is MassDevelopment's executive vice president of Devens operations.

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  13. George Ramirez to step down from MassDevelopment positionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    In 1977, Ramirez, Colombian-born and Lowell-raised, came to then-Fort Devens as part of an Army-run program for inner-city youth, a time he remembers well. Now, after serving as MassDevelopment's executive vice president of Devens operations for four years, he's ready to move on.

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  14. Decorated Military Veteran to Speak at Moorestown High School for Veterans DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2014 | Patch.com

    ... Officer for the 1st Battalion, 15th Armored Regiment (1/15 Armor) of the 1st Cavalry Division. He spent time in Fort Devens, Massachusetts as a Company Commander in the 3rd Battalion/77th Armored Regiment, 5th Mechanized Infantry Division. In 1965, ...

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  15. Army assistant secretary visits Fort Devens, discusses benefits of BRACRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | The United States Army

    In her first official visit here Oct. 21, the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment pointed to U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Devens as a model for "productive reuse" of former active Army posts. "As we look at the Army inventory and consider another round of Base Realignment and Closure, looking at models of how bases can be productively reused," Katherine Hammack said.

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  16. Army photograph by David KammRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2014 | Aerotech News And Review

    Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, listens as Bob Graney explains details of the energy-efficient rigid-wall shelter system, Oct. 22, 2014, at the Base Camp Integration Laboratory on Fort Devens, Mass. Hammack was on hand for the annual stakeholders meeting at the BCIL, where new base camp technologies are tested.

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  17. Army advances technology at Base Camp Integration LaboratoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | The United States Army

    ... base camps," Hammack said. The BCIL is getting plenty of practical use. According to Lt. Col. Steve Egan, the Fort Devens garrison commander, more than 35,000 Soldiers have stayed at the base camp over the past three years while training at Devens. ...

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  18. Ex-Green Beret loses appeal in '79 wife killingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2014 | Lowell Sun

    The state's highest court this week rejected a motion to overturn the conviction of former Green Beret William Tyree, who has spent 34 years in prison for the murder of his wife at their Fort Devens home in 1979. Tyree, 57, who is acting as his own attorney, filed a legal brief that was heard by the Supreme Judicial Court on Sept.

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  19. Giovanni Guerrieri a oeJohna BaroneRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2014 | Watertown Daily Times

    ... Guerrieri Barone. John served with the US Army during the Korean War and was stationed at Camp Drum, Iceland and Fort Devens as a Medic. John was sent to the French Flats in Nevada for the testing of the Atomic Bomb. He married Shirley Fyles in ...

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  20. Balocki and O'Connell: Stories of HonorRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2014 | Coastal Breeze News

    ... I was the youngest guy there. That was in 1944." It reminded Balocki of his stint in basic training. First to Fort Devens in Massachusetts; then to Fort Gordon in Augusta, GA; then to Alabama to learn jungle warfare; then to Hawaii and Johnston ...

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