Navy Seaman Apprentice Howard N. Oals, whose wife, Janice, is the daughter of Robert Holcomb of Bel Air, graduated from Basic ElectronicsTechnician School.
During the course conducted at Service School Command, Naval Training Center, Orlando, Fla., Oals received introductory instructions on electronic circuit concepts, radar principles, and the basics of radio transmitters and receivers. He also studied the procedures for repairing amplifiers, transmitters, receivers, and power supply lines.
A 1986 graduate of Havre de Grace Senior High School, he joined the Navy in March 1990.
WEBB BACK FROM AFRICA
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Rodney L. Webb, son of Roland
and Charlotte Marpoe of Aberdeen, recently returned from a six-month deployment to the western coast of Africa aboard the amphibious ship USS Whidbey Island in which he participated in Operation Sharp Edge.
Whidbey Island, along with USS Banstable County and their embarked Navy and Marine units, formed a joint task force operating under the U.S. European Command in international waters off Monrovia, Liberia.
A 1982 graduate of Aberdeen High School, he joined the Navy in September 1986.
DEAN FINISHES TRAINING
Navy Seaman Recruit James F. Dean, son of James F. and Dorothy G. Dean of Bel Air, has completed recruit training at Recruit Training Command, San Diego.
During Dean's 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 basicfields.
His studies included seamanship, close order drill, navalhistory and first aid. Personnel who complete this course of instruction are eligible to three hours of college credit in physical education and hygiene.
A 1990 graduate of Bel Air High School, he joinedthe Navy in November 1990.