AIRMAN GRAF FINISHES BASIC TRAINING COURSE
Air National Guard Airman Patrick H. Graf, son of C. Pete and A. Sharlene Graf of Abingdon, has graduated from Air Force basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
During the six weeks of training, the airman studied Air Force mission, organization and customs and received special training in human relations.
Airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree through the Air Force's Community College.
He is a 1990 graduate of Edgewood High School.
PEERS CHOOSE ANGEL AS AN HONOR RECRUIT
Seaman Recruit Jason C. Angel, son of Philip and Gail Angel of Churchville, has been selected Honor Recruit by his shipmates
and Academic Award Winner in his company, Company 904.
Angel received the honors for his demonstrated attention to duty, military conduct, responsiveness to orders, cooperation, loyalty and comradeship and for the highest scholastic grade point average in his company.
He isa 1990 graduate of C. Milton Wright High School.
BREAKFAST AT APG HONORS DR. KING
More than 350 people attended the Friday, Jan. 8 breakfast commemorating the Aberdeen Proving Ground's sixth annual observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.
The breakfast took place at the Aberdeen Area Officers' Club and was sponsored by theAberdeen Proving Ground Support Activity Equal Employment Opportunity Office and Ethnic and Cultural Observation Committee.
Claiborne D. Haughton Jr., director, Civilian Equal Opportunity Policy Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, spoke on how King changed America.
JACKSON DECORATED WITH ARMY MEDAL
Sgt. Nelson J. Jackson, son of Edward P. and Ruth T. Jackson of Bel Air, has been decorated with the Army Achievement Medal.
The medal is awarded to soldiers for meritorious service, acts of courage or other outstanding accomplishments.
He is a fighting vehicle infantryman at Aberdeen Proving Ground.
Jackson is a 1971 graduate of John Carroll School.
LT. AYRES GRADUATES FROM AVIATOR COURSE
Second Lt. Thomas R. AyresJr., son of Thomas R. Ayres Sr. of Severna Park and Jo A. Hawk of Glen Burnie, has graduated from the officer rotary wing aviator course and received the silver wings of an Army aviator at Fort Rucker, Daleville, Ala.
Students received instruction in helicopter flying techniques, including tactical instrument flying maintenance, navigationand radio procedures.
His wife, Lisa, is the daughter of M. and Patricia M. Merritt of Bel Air.
The lieutenant is a 1985 graduate of Severna Park Senior High School and a 1989 graduate of The Johns Hopkins University.
APG'S SLINEY INVITED TO NOBEL PRIZE EVENT
David H. Sliney, program manager, Laser Microwave Division, U.S. Army Environmental Hygiene Agency, Aberdeen Proving Ground, recently attendedthe 1990 Nobel Prize Ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden. He attended the ceremony by invitation while he was on leave in Stockholm to lecture at a seminar on eye surgery at St. Erik's Eye Hospital.
The ceremony is conducted each year in Stockholm on the anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite. Four Nobel prizes were awarded -- in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine and literature.
The presentations were made by the King of Sweden in the Stockholm Concert Hall.
Sliney is the agency's program manager for lasers and optical radiation, which involves the control of laser/optical radiation hazards, including infrared, visible and ultraviolet radiation. New lasers and other optical sources are evaluated to assess potential health hazards before such equipment enters the Army inventory.
Technical assistance is provided to enhance the effectiveness of the Army's radiation protection programs and, thereby, protect the health of employees, soldiers and the general public.
Sliney resides in Fallston.