SALUTE TO THE FLAG AT NAVAL ACADEMY
The Vice Admiral George C. Dyer-Annapolis Chapter, Military Order of the World Wars, with the cooperation and participation of the United States Naval Academy, will conduct its 22nd annual Massing of the Colors at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Naval Academy Chapel. The public is invited and there is no admission charge.
This traditional observance honors the flag of our country and those individuals, living and dead, who struggled to gain and preserve our freedoms. It is designed particularly to inspire patriotism and love of our country in the youth of our community.
The armed services and veterans organizations, social and fraternal orders, patriotic societies and organized youth groups will take part in this salute to our nation.
Brig. Gen. Edwin Hoard Simmons, U.S. Marine Corps, retired, director of Marine Corps History and Museums, a veteran of three wars, noted author, frequent contributer to magazines and newspapers and a much sought after speaker, will deliver the principal address. His message should be an inspiration to both young and old. Young people are especially welcome and are encouraged to attend.
MARTINEZ GETS GOODCONDUCT MEDAL
Air Force Senior Airman John F. Martinez has been decorated with the Good Conduct Medal.
The medal is awarded for exemplary conduct while in the active service of the U.S.
He is an engineering installation team member at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.
Martinez is the son of Mary E. and Ernesto S. Martinez of Glen Burnie.
The airman is a 1983 graduate of Glen Burnie Senior High School.
MAGER BECOMES A NAVAL AVIATOR
Navy Lt. j.g. William G. Mager, son of Faye J. and Irving Mager Jr. of Annapolis, was designated a Naval Aviator. Presentation of the "Wings of Gold" marked culmination of 18 months of flight training.
Mager's curriculum included basic studies in engineering and navigation, training flights in simulators, aircraft familiarizations, basic and advanced instrument training, extended navigation flights and landings aboard an aircraft carrier.
He is a 1984 graduate of Annapolis Senior High School, and a 1988 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.
PETERSON PROMOTED TO AIRMAN FIRST CLASS
Michael D. Peterson, son of Kirk and Kay Moir of Jessup, has been promoted in the U.S. Air Force to the rank of airman first class.
Peterson is a radio communications analysis specialist at Misawa Air Base, Japan.
He is a 1987 graduate of Meade Senior High School.
GAINES DISPATCHED TO THE MIDDLE EAST
Army Pvt. Crystal M. Gaines has been sent to the Middle East with American military forces participating in Operation Desert Shield.
Operation Desert Shield is the largest deployment of U.S. miliary forces since Vietnam. The operation is in response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait and threat to Saudi Arabia.
The soldier is a military police specialist at Fort George G. Meade.
She is the daughter of Brian C. Gaines of Severn and Mary M. Grey of Bel Air.
She is a 1989 graduate of Bel Air High School.
SERVICEMEN END BASIC TRAINING
Two area servicemen recently completed military basic training:
* Navy Seaman Recruit Joseph D. Lytle, son of Barbara Lytle of Glen Burnie, completed training at Recruit Training Command in San Diego. He is a 1990 graduate of Perry Hall Senior High School, Baltimore.
* Navy Seaman Recruit Kirby S. Gillis, son of Jeannette K. Gillis of Baltimore, completed training at Recruit Training Command, Orlando. He is a 1990 graduate of Southern Senior High School, Baltimore.
FIVE ROTC CADETS LEARN TO BE LEADERS
Several area ROTC cadets recently completed practical work in military leadership:
* Cadet Andre M. Foreman completed work at the Army ROTC advanced camp in Fort Bragg, N.C. He is the son of John Foreman of Glen Burnie and Betty A.
Sawyer of Berlin. He is a 1987 graduate of Stephen Decatur high School, Berlin and a student at Salisbury State University.
* Cadet Timothy J. Newman completed work at the Army ROTC advanced camp in Fort Bragg, N.C. He is the son of Diana B. Newman of Edgewater. Newman is a 1986 graduate of South River High School, Edgewater and a student at Salisbury State University.
* Cadet Scott T. Pollock completed work at the Army ROTC advanced camp in Fort Bragg, N.C. He is the son of Frederick K. and Linda E. Pollock of Severna Park. Pollock is a student at Frostburg State University.
* Cadet Michele D. Lee completed work at the Army ROTC advanced camp at Fort Riley, Kan. She is the daughter of Jimmy M. and Carolyn F. Lee of Fort George Meade and a student at the University of Central Florida, Orlando.
* Cadet Jennifer A. Erdman completed work at the Army ROTC advanced camp at Fort Riley, Kan. Sheis the daughter of Charles E. and Sue K. Erdman of Arnold and a student at Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne.
MASQUERADERS PLAN 'THE MYSTERY PLAYS'