Air Force Airman Marcella Swets, a 2015 Plymouth Christian High graduate, recently completed a six-month radio frequency transmission systems program at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. Swets was scheduled to report to Osan Air Force Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea earlier this month for her first duty station.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathaniel Janik, a 2007 Bad Axe High graduate, is part of the Navy's Construction Force, known as the "Seabees" and builds and fights around the world as a member of a naval construction battalion center located in Gulfport, Mississippi. Janik works as a construction mechanic which is responsible for all maintenance on all equipment and vehicles. "It was my turn to serve, my dad retired from the Navy as a master chief fire controlman," he said.
In a combined effort by MLive Media Group, the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans and the Battle Creek VA Health Care Delivery System, we once again are attempting to match the generosity of our community with a few of the many needs of our local military service members and their families. This list highlights just a few of the many wishes that our local veterans and their families have this holiday season.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".