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Soldier wins award

DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Andrew J. Bullock, Dahlonega Ward, Sugar Hill Georgia Stake, won a competition for noncommissioned officers and received the NCO of the Year award for the U.S. Army at ceremonies in Fort Myer, Va., Sept. 17. The San Diego, Calif., native is a staff sergeant assigned to the 5th Ranger Training Battalion at Fort Benning, Ga., but works at Camp Merrill in northern Georgia as an instructor of Ranger Mountain Training.