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U.S. Air Forces in Europe announced this month that Ramstein would be the command’s nominee for the 2006 Commander in Chief’s Installation Excellence Award.

The award recognizes outstanding U.S. military bases. Winners must have excellent working, housing and recreational services for people assigned to the installation. A base from each service and one from the Defense Logistics Agency is selected for the award each year.

The Pentagon awarded this year’s winners during an August ceremony. This winners were the Army’s Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.; Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.; Naval Base Kitsap, Wash.; Misawa Air Base, Japan; and DLA’s Defense Distribution Depot San Joaquin, Calif., according to a Pentagon news release.

Military kids could be rewarded for gradesMilitary children in the top 10 percent of their class could receive a $4,800 scholarship through the Stuhr Scholarship Fund, which opened its 2006 application process this week.

The fund is open to children of active-duty, Reserve, Guard and retired military members. Fund officials said six scholarships will be awarded next year, with the scholarships paid out over four years of college.

To qualify, an applicant must:

Be a high school senior with a top 10 ranking in their class.Have a minimum SAT score of 1250, or an ACT score of 27.Have plans to attend a four-year accredited college or university, not a community college or military academy.Applicants must show proof of their family’s military history as well as leadership in their communities and in extracurricular activities.

Officials said applications are available by e-mailing fund administrators at stuhrstudents@earthlink.net, or by sending a self-addressed envelope to: The Stuhr Scholarship Fund, 3630 Thompson Bridge Road, Suite 15, Box 120, Gainesville, GA 30506.

The deadline for applications is March 1, 2006.

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