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The Department of Defense Education Activity announced last week the regional winners of the eCybermission Regional Competition.

Sixth-grade winners include Taegu Elementary and High School, Taegu, South Korea. Team advisor was Heather Miano, and team members were Sylvia Darbison, Kaayla Dowden, Brittany Jackson and Summer Love.

Ninth-grade winners include Guam High School. Team advisor was Eric Eisaman and team members were Phillip Ada, Ariel Dezellem, Jehiel Madrelino and Kathrina Orozc.

The competition focuses on science, math and technology.

Misawa charity gets $3,000 awardMISAWA AIR BASE, Japan – The Misawa First Sergeants’ “Operation Warmheart” program recently was awarded $3,000 from USA Federal Credit Union with a matching grant from the Armed Forces Financial Network, according to a USA Federal news release.

The Operation Warmheart chapter at Misawa assists Air Force families on base.

Yokota fifth-grader honoredA Yokota West Elementary School fifth-grader earned top honors for her entry in the National Museum of the United States Air Force’s 24th Annual Student Aviation Art Competition, according to a Department of Defense Education Activity news release.

Katherine Steging is the only DODEA student to collect a first-place finish.

This year’s program celebrated the Air Force’s 60th anniversary and students were asked to create artwork that depicted aspects of the service, the release stated. Yokota West teacher Julia Poston assisted Steging with her submission.

More than 130 pieces of art will be on display through May 6 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force during its student exhibition.

An awards ceremony and reception is expected to take place Sunday. Katherine is the daughter of Lt. j.g. Nicholas and Raquel Steging.

Mass honors Navy Blue Angels pilotPENSACOLA, Fla. — Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Davis died doing what he loved and what he did best — flying high with his fellow U.S. Navy Blue Angels, a Catholic priest told mourners at a memorial Mass Thursday.

Although many in attendance did not know the 32-year-old Pittsfield, Mass., native, all were touched by the Blue Angels, said Monsignor James Flaherty of the Pensacola’s Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Davis was killed Saturday when his No. 6 F/A-18A Hornet went down during the final minutes of a performance at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort in Beaufort, S.C.

Humphreys commissary wins awardSEOUL — Camp Humphreys has the best large overseas commissary, according to the Defense Department, which announced the winners of its 2006 commissary awards on Thursday.

The awards recognize stores for their overall operations and customer service.

Izmir Air Station, Turkey, was named as having the best small overseas commissary; Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., the best small continental U.S. commissary; New River Marine Corps Air Station, N.C., the best large continental U.S. commissary; and Fort Lewis, Wash., the best superstore for the second year in a row, according to the Defense Commissary Agency.

Information security conference setSEOUL — U.S. Forces Korea will hold its third annual Information Assurance conference next month.

Speakers will address information security issues, operations, training and cyber crime.

The conference will be held May 15-17.

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