Sank Repairing Copters

Service notes

April 28, 1991

Pfc. Timothy T. Sank Jr. has graduated from a helicopter repairer course at Fort Eustis, Newport News, Va.

During the course, studentslearned to perform direct and general support maintenance on helicopters. Also included were instruction in safety practices, usage of ground support equipment and special and precision tools.

Sank is the son of Jane S. Wright of Pasadena and Timothy T. SankSr. of Annapolis.

He graduated in 1986 from Cardinal Gibbons HighSchool, Baltimore, and received an associate degree in 1990 from Anne Arundel Community College.

FISHER TO FIX PHONES

Pvt. Kevin E. Fisher has graduated from the telephone central office repairer course at Fort Gordon, Augusta, Ga.

Students learned to use specialized hand tools and test equipment for the maintenance of manual/semiautomatic and selected transportable automatic electronic telephone centraloffice systems.

He is the son of Clayton E. and Rolande D. Fisherof Severn.

The private is a 1990 graduate of Old Mill Senior HighSchool.

SIGNAL COURSE GRADUATE

Army Reserve Pvt. Kevin L. Stahl has graduated from the combat signaler course at Fort Gordon, Augusta,Ga.

The course provided instruction on field wire construction, troubleshooting field wire lines, operation field type switchboard andfrequency modulated (FM) radio communications and systems in combat and combat service support.

He is the son of Edward A. and Myrtle W. Stahl of Arnold.

The soldier is a 1990 graduate of Severna ParkHigh School.

NAVY DRILL TEAM WINS

The newly formed Naval Academy Drill Team won first place in the Capital Classic drill team competition sponsored by the University of Maryland at the academy's DahlgrenHall on Saturday, April 6.

After winning the 11-college competition, the team traveled to Cherry Hill, N.J., to perform in a citywide parade in honor of all men and women from southern New Jersey who served in Operation Desert Storm, including former Persian Gulf POW and Naval Academy graduate Lt. Jeffrey N. Zuan.

The 25-member drill team's next competition will be at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., on April 19.

SCHWARZKOPF AT NAVY

Army Gen. H. NormanSchwarzkopf, commander in chief, United States Central Command, and the top military officer in the Persian Gulf, will deliver the commencement address to the Naval Academy class of 1991 at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 29.

About 950 midshipmen will receive bachelor of science degrees and commissions as ensigns in the Navy or as second lieutenants in the Marine Corps.

The graduation and commissioning ceremony, the academy's 141st, is scheduled in the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Approximately 20,000 guests invited by the graduating midshipmen will attend the ceremony, which is not open to the public.

BOARD OF VISITORS

The Naval Academy recently announced the appointment of Richard L. Armitage, presidential special negotiator to the Philippines, and U.S. Representative Robert J. Mrazak, N.Y.-3rd, to the academy's Board of Visitors.

On April 8, both attended the biannualmeeting of the 15-member board responsible for oversight of academy activities. The board's findings and recommendations are reported directly to the president.

NAVY IN LIBRARY PROGRAM

The Library of Congress has selected the U.S. Naval Academy to be a pilot site for the "American Memory" Program, a library on computer discs containing more than 30,000 historic photographs and 500 political cartoons about the Congress from 1770 to 1981.

One of seven colleges nationwide selected as a site for the new project, the academy provides access to American Memory for the midshipmen, faculty, staff and interested visitors at Nimitz Library through May 1992.

Although the collection is currently limited to photographs and cartoons, the Library of Congress is planning to expand the videodisc collection to include manuscripts, music, motion pictures, books and sound recordings.

During the six-year pilot program, 15 to 20 collections will be produced at a rate of two to three a year. Beginning this fall, a few additional collections will be released by the Library of Congress.

ARMY RESERVE'S OFFER

The Army Reserve is offering several monetary incentives to qualified men and women who are seeking part-time employment.

For those who have never served in the armed forces, a hiring bonus of$1,500 is offered in addition to educational benefits. For those with military experience, the hiring bonus is $5,000. Also, an applicantmay qualify for student loan repayment of up to $20,000 for federally guaranteed loans that are not in default.

For future college or vocational education, members of the Army Reserves are eligible for the G.I. Bill, which totals $5,040.

EX-POWS GIVE DAISIES

The Chesapeake Chapter of the American Ex-Prisoners of War will be handing out daisies at local shopping centers and stores to raise money for theirchapter and other veterans activities.

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