Bongardt Returns From Tour On Carrier

Service notes

December 30, 1990

Navy Lt. Steven A. Bongardt, son of Robert G. and Antoinette L. Bongardt of Forest Hill, has returned from deployment while serving with Fighter Squadron 114, Naval Air Station Miramar, San Diego, embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln.

The squadron recently completed their first deployment aboard the nation's newest aircraft carrier, USS Abraham Lincoln. This was the carrier's maiden voyage around South America.

A 1981 graduate of John Carroll School in Bel Air, and a 1985 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis with a degree in aerospace engineering, he joined the Navy in May 1985.

ELLIOTT GRADUATES FROM AVIONICS CLASS

Air National Guard Airman Parker D. Elliott has graduated from the avionic guidance and control systems specialist course at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss.

He is the son of Robert A. and Ann P. Elliott of Fallston.

The airman is a 1986 graduate of Fallston High School.

MARINE VINCENTI FINISHES COURSE

Marine Pfc. William T. Vincenti, son of William T. Vincenti of Aberdeen, has completed the tracked vehicle repairman course.

During the eight-week course at the Army Ordnance Center and School, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Vincenti was trained on the maintenance, installation, removal and repair of the vehicle's engine and transmission, along with procedures for servicing and repairing all components of the vehicle.

A 1989 graduate of Perryville High School, he joined the Marine Corps in April 1990.

MILLER ENDS TRAINING FOR THE COAST GUARD

Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice James A. Miller, son of William F. and Carol E. Miller of Forest Hill, has graduated from Coast Guard recruit training.

Miller attended the eight-week training at the Coast Guard Training Center, Cape May, N.J. Among the subjects he studied were first aid, Coast Guard history and seamanship, communications, damage control, firefighting and physical conditioning.

He is a 1990 graduate of C. Milton Wright High School.

NAVY SEAMAN KELLY COMPLETES TRAINING

Navy Seaman Recruit Kelly S. Connors, a 1989 graduate of Havre de Grace High School, has completed recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During his eight-week training cycle, he studied general military subjects designed to prepare him for further academic and on-the-job training in one of the Navy's 85 basic fields.

He joined the Navy in August 1990.

SUBMARINER DUBAS GETS SILVER DOLPHINS

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Kevin M. Dubas, son of John and Cheryl Dubas of Abingdon, has been presented with Silver Dolphins denoting his qualification as a submariner.

Dubas earned the insignia by completing an extensive course of in-service instruction and demonstrating mastery of both the standard and emergency operating procedures for submarines.

He is currently serving aboard the fleet ballistic missile submarine USS Alexander Hamilton, homeported in Groton, Conn.

A 1987 graduate of John Carroll School, he joined the Navy in October 1987.

CARMICHAEL IS NOW A LIEUTENANT COLONEL

Larry Carmichael of Churchville was promoted to lieutenant colonel in the Maryland Army National Guard in ceremonies at Havre de Grace.

Carmichael is the third generation in his family to receive the rank of lieutenant colonel and also is a third generation guardsman.

His grandfather, LTC H.H. Carmichael, served in the Texas National Guard and fought in World War I, while his father, Jack C. Carmichael began his military career with the Texas National Guard and joined the regular Army at the beginning of World War II. He then received the rank of colonel in the Air Force.

Carmichael is the commander of the Maryland Army National Guard's 297th Maintenance Battalion, which drills at the Havre de Grace Armory. He also is a manufacturing manager for Westinghouse Defense Industries.

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