Town Talk for July 31, 2010 |

Town Talk for July 31, 2010

Vail CO Colorado
This happy couple walked down the aisle 50 years ago today, July 30, 1960! Happy 50th anniversary, John and Sandy Bishop! We love you — Britt, Holli, Barry, Brian, Tyler, Jen, Jake and Kelly!

Every year, Canine Companions for Independence holds one of its largest fundraisers for the Rocky Mountain region at the Timber Hearth Grille in Cordillera. All the proceeds from this event go directly to CCI to fund its program. CCI places all of its dogs with people in need, free of charge. A CCI service dog not only helps its partner with everyday tasks, making it easier for them to live a better quality of life, but it also helps bridge the gap between society and those with disabilities.

CCI has partnered with the Wounded Warriors Program to help get more dogs to our veterans returning from our war overseas. At our Aug. 16 event, we will have a very special guest, Iraq war veteran Matthew Keil and his dog Gus. Matthew was paralyzed after being shot by a sniper in Iraq and will be doing a demonstration with Gus. Matthew will be talking about the amazing difference Gus has made in his life and rehabilitation since returning back home.

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Casey R. Kleisinger has entered Basic Cadet Training at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs in preparation to enter the first academic year at the academy. The six-week, two-phased orientation program must be successfully completed by the cadets prior to entering their freshman year. The training prepares men and women to meet the rigorous mental and physical challenges experienced by new cadets.

Phase 1 involves personal in-processing, orientation and training in the fundamentals of being a cadet. Cadet trainees are prepared to adjust from civilian to military life and disciplines and learn proper wear of the uniform, saluting policies and procedures, drill and ceremony, marching and living-quarters standards.

During Phase 2, cadets train outdoors, living in tents while learning to function in field conditions. Cadets apply and practice teamwork and cohesion and learn to deal with physically and mentally demanding situations. They complete the obstacle, confidence, assault and leadership reaction courses and participate in a rescue mission termed Operation Warrior.

He is the son of Laurie Kleisinger, of Edwards.

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