In service

In service

November 18, 1990


When midshipmen attend a Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. today in the Main Chapel, they will not be arriving empty-handed. They will be bringing Thanksgiving boxes that will be given to representatives of local charities.

Each decorated box or basket will contain enough food for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner -- turkey, stuffing, vegetable and dessert.

Last year approximately 170 boxes were collected, with contributions from academy faculty and staff. This year, the midshipman's goal is 350 boxes.

The theme for this year's Thanksgiving service is "Giving from the Heart of the Brigade." Chaplain Albert I. Slomovitz, project officer, will lead the service of thanksgiving. Musical selections will be provided by the academy's Gospel Choir, the Catholic Folk Group and other midshipmen groups.


The Coast Guard has just announced an immediate need to increase the number of entry-level recruits it will hire in 1990. This adjustment is primarily the result of openings made available by a number of junior personnel advancing into specialty ratings.

To fill these needs, the nation's smallest armed force is seeking recent high school and junior college graduates to assist in its missions of law enforcement, search and rescue, defense readiness and maritime safety.

These entry level personnel will received eight weeks of recruit training followed by immediate assignment to an operational unit. Special programs, such as guaranteed training and geographic assignment, are available to qualified individuals.

The Coast Guard prides itself on adhering to equal opportunity programs which offer incentives to minority youth who intend to continue college and allows women to enter any of its job specialties. These programs are in addition to the basic compensation package, including the Montgomery GI Bill, offered to all armed forces personnel.

These opportunities are available immediately. Interested parties should contact the nearest Coast Guard recruiting office for application details.


Soldiers from A Company, Second 115 Light Infantry, based in Glen Burnie, received marksmanship bonuses under the Maryland Army National Guard Program. This program provides for payments of $256 to $548 for soldiers in the grades of E-2 to E-5 who have performed their duties in a satisfactory manner for the preceding six months and qualify with the M-16 rifle.

The following received bonuses for qualifying as experts with at least 38 hits of 40 rounds: Sgt. Thomas Carver, Sgt. Donald Jenkins, Sgt. Brian McLucas, Pfc. Randall Moore, and Cpl. Michael Wojciechewoski.


The following area servicemen recently completed basic military training.

* At Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.:

Navy Seaman Michael N. Eriksson, son of Edward N. and Barbara E.

Eriksson of Arnold.

Navy Seaman Recruit Jeffrey W. Ashe, son of Stanley W. and Geraldine M.

Ashe of Pasadena. He is a 1989 graduate of Chesapeake High School.

* At Recruit Training Command, San Diego:

Navy Seaman Recruit Kevin A. Nichols, son of Navy Lt. Comdr. and Mrs.

Chuck Goddard of Edgewater. He is a 1990 graduate of South River High School.

Navy Seaman Recruit Adrian C. Enders, son of J. Bruce and Ann P. Enders of Annapolis. He is a 1990 graduate of Annapolis Senior High School.

Navy Seaman Recruit Robert R. Owens, son of Robert R. and Lorraine M.

Owens of Baltimore. He is a 1990 graduate of Brooklyn Park High School.

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